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

THERE ARE PLENTY OF PLACES TO CHOOSE FROM TO EAT IN NORTHUMBERLAND IF YOU ARE PLANNING A VISIT STARTING WITH A TASTY BREAKFAST AT CRAGEND FARM. On sunny days our courtyard is a great place to relax with a cup of tea or a glass of wine. If you want to eat locally we recommend the following as there are plenty of Pubs and Restaurants in Rothbury and in nearby villages and towns, ...

Rothbury Registers 1663-1664 This is taken from the Rothbury Registers at Newcastle Library, showing a great many local names, and listing one Baptism in February at Crag End of Geo fil. Robt.Lighton. More great history about the farm as it shows that people where living here in the 1600's. ...

Hand made furnishings at Cragend Grange and East Cottage: The blinds, bedcovers and curtains are all handmade, with the cushions by local cushion maker Velvet Thistle. Fabrics are mainly William Morris or Vanessa Arbuthnot. ...

Rothbury Race Course History Horses would be loaded on to trains and travel via Newcastle Station to Brinkburn Station on the south side of the River Coquet, to be walked down the hill from West Raw and up to Cragend Farm, where they were stabled until their races at Rothbury Racecourse. The river changes every year but it is still possible to see where they would have cros ...

National B&B week 18th - 24th March 2019 Kick off your shoes, put your feet up and make yourself at home. Our stunning Northumbrian bedrooms have something for everyone. Whether you want a traditional rustic farmhouse style room with high beams and packed with history, or a luxurious large suite with a private entrance and boutique style furnishings, there is something for ...

Staying at Cragend Grange Kick off your shoes, put your feet up and make yourself at home. Our stunning Northumbrian bedrooms have something for everyone. Whether you want a traditional rustic farmhouse style room with high beams and packed with history, or a luxurious large suite with a private entrance and boutique style furnishings, there is something for you. Bed & Br ...

Cragend Grange has Bed and Breakfast rooms available and Shaun & Lou prepare healthy and substantial breakfasts to set you up for a busy day in Northumberland.  Our menu may consist of some of the following, and they are licensed as Produced in Northumberland suppliers of many food items, such as local sausages and eggs. Fresh Fruit (in season) Homemade Granola Porridge ...

First lamb of 2019 It came as a surprise this morning to discover our first lamb has been born today 29th January 2019. We have to admit that the ram did do an escaping act late last summer but we didnt think he had had time to meet up with his lady friends. Not so! Well done him! Good lad! The other lambs are supposed to be due in April/May. Watch this space. ...

At Cragend Farm we have six Cattle Rubbing Stones. There are three on the top fields and three in the bottom fields. We were surprised to find out that they are relatively rare these days. Sadly one of them is sinking in a part of our SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) area in boggy ground but can still just be seen. It suggests that at the time of placing that area ...

This is the third year we have won an Outstanding Award for our Bed and Breakfast at Cragend Grange. With a 9.7 we are thrilled that people are still reviewing us so kindly and we thank everyone who took time to say such lovely things about us here at Cragend Farm. ...

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?