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Welcome to the Cragend Farm blog, where we try to keep you up to date with what is going on on the farm.

There are sections by date and also by type and you can dip into a specific area of interest for example, History, or Accommodation.

If you would like to see more updates please also check our social media at Instagram, twitter and Facebook page Cragend Farm, East Cottage Cragend Farm, and The Silo Cragend Farm.

For our sheep news on Facebook: Cragend North Country Cheviots, park

for our Rare Breed Cattle news on Facebook: Cragend Whitebred Shorthorns

Corona Virus News: It was announced last night by our Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the United Kingdom has to cease all but essential travel due to the Corona Virus. Although we are not able to accommodate our guests at this time we are aiming to put on the Blog as much information about what is going on at Cragend Farm, for those who were coming to see us this year. I ...

We are thrilled that we our maternity unit at Cragend Farm has been busy with our Rare Breed Bagot goats having some kids. We will continue to put videos up on youtube and our blog about the things going on at the farm. ...

Easter Holidays are around the corner and if you are thinking of travelling up to Scotland why not call in to Northumberland on the way and visit Cragend Farm. East Cottage sleeps 4 and dogs are welcome. B&B rooms are also available. Dogs are welcome. The Armstrong Wing can be used by a family of 4, as well as for couples. Cragend is a Rare Breed Farm, with sheep, g ...

Cragend Farm is dog friendly accommodation with plenty of space to walk your faithful friends.   Book online or call us for further information on staying at Cragend Farm.  B&B guest rooms and holiday cottage. ...

Visit Northumberland Book a holiday or short break in Northumberland and enjoy amazing scenery, great beaches and masses of history. Stay at Cragend Grange Bed and Breakfast or holiday at East Cottage on Cragend Farm, near Rothbury, home to Cragside the National Trust property That boasts a wealth of amazing Victorian inventions.   Book direct on line or call us for furthe ...

Historic Accommodation Stay at Cragend Farm and enjoy the history of a 16th century farm that was transformed in Victorian era by Lord Armstrong of Cragside to house hydraulic machinery. Bed and breakfast accommodation at Cragend Grange and holiday cottage self catering at East Cottage.    Book on line or call us for further information and dates. ...

On Friday 28th February after several weeks of very bad weather and Storm Ciara coming through, we were hit by Storm Dennis which managed to tear our wooden Victorian barn to pieces. The wind speeds were recorded in excess of 60 mph locally and this part of the Coquet Valley is very exposed. We are devastated as the barn housed wood for our biomass boiler, farm items such a ...

The Armstrong Wing Cragend Grange Rothbury Bed and Breakfast available at Cragend Farm. Super Kingsize bed with wifi TV large bath and shower room ensuite. private entrance. Free Parking. Dog friendly. Book via our website or direct by telephone 01669-621533 ...

Half Term at Cragend Farm February 2020 is the time for taking the family on a tour in Northumberland. Come and stay at East Cottage , our eco-cottage with log burning fire to keep you cosy in the evenings after day trips out to the coast, Bamburgh, Alnwick and to castles, historic houses and acres of natural beautiful countryside. History is in abundance at Cragend Farm, an ...

We have added our Courtyard tap for users of the footpath to refill their bottles. Knock on the door if it's turned off for the winter frosts! We are doing all we can to stop using plastic. ...

We have had the most wonderful week staying here! East Cottage has been a complete pleasure to stay in - it is beautifully set out - a real home from home, and using the wood burner and range has been a complete treat! Cragend Farm is set in the most beautiful of settings - we have thoroughly enjoyed exploring Cragside Estate - the dogs have never had so much exercise. Bamburgh Beach, Holy Island and Dunstanburgh Castle, have also been amazing places to visit. A brilliant stay!

S & R, Devon

This is a very comfortable, unfussy, well equipped house. We found lots of enjoyable walks and places to visit within easy reach. Perfect. The easy access to walks in Cragside were a delight.

T & M, Cara the Kelpi

Cragend Farm sells seasoned wood, in a variety of sizes for use in wood burning stoves and open fires.
The logs are available in "easy to lift" log bags or delivered in bulk loads and stacked if required.

Prices:
Carry Bag (soft wood) £17
Carry Bag (hard wood) £20
Sack Barrow (soft wood) £32
Sack barrow (hard wood) £35
Cubic Meter (soft wood) £82.95
Cubic Meter (hard wood) £96.60
Delivery extra. Please contact us for more information.

Seasoned Logs for sale

Shaun & Lou Renwick are keen to harness the farm's natural resources, using wood to heat their water, to cook with on a wood burning range, and to heat the houses on the Farm. Even if your house is not equipped to totally run on wood there are things you can do to make sure you are using the best quality wood for your fires.

Why use Seasoned Wood?

Seasoned wood is a definition for 'wood drying'. About 5% of the energy of the log is wasted through evaporation and heating the water vapour of damp logs.

Moisture effects the burning process with unburnt hydrocarbons going up the chimney, which can in time create 'sooting' in the chimney, with the possibility of a chimney fire, all of which requires specialist sweeping.

Drying the wood before burning reduces moisture content in the wood before it is used for burning,

Air drying is the most traditional method, and it takes time. usually over and above 2 years! The fire will use less energy to burn the log if the water content is below 20%. Therefore is can give OUT more energy in the form of heat!

Cragend Farm endeavours to provide their customers with the best seasoned wood possible.

if you would like further information on the process of burning wood please contact us and we will be happy to help.

Why seasoned wood?