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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.

The Northumberland & Newcastle Society wrote an exciting review of Cragend Farm as part of our Open Day visit in June 2017. Here is the piece in full and further information about the society can be found at www.nandnsociety.org.uk: Cragend Farm’s Armstrong legacy. From the Carriage Drive at Cragside, you may well have looked down on Cragend Farm just south of the estate ...

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 ...

There are plenty of places to choose from to eat in Northumberland if you are planning a visit. Demonstration lunches are held at Cragend Grange seasonally with welcome coffee, a 3 course Michelin Star Styled lunch and a chance to purchase gifts afterwards www.marywilkinscookery.co.uk There are Pubs and Restaurants in Rothbury and in nearby villages and towns, here is a list ...

If you are thinking of booking in advance for a wedding in future months please call or email us to discuss rates and details. We have a self-catering cottage and Bed and Breakfast rooms, all of which are dog friendly near Rothbury, Brinkburn and Longframlington. The Armstrong Wing is a perfect room for relaxing before getting ready to attend the wedding of a friend or loved ...

We have had a great half-term week with these two Spanish Water Dogs and their family. Lola and Paco have been to lots of different places in Northumberland all of which are dog friendly. Of particular interest was the Dark Skies in Northumberland and at Cragend Farm we have superb visibility on clear nights of the Milky Way. Another place other than Keilder Observatory for d ...

All dogs are welcome at Cragend Grange and these two lovely Border Terriers are no exception. Dexter and son Rufus had a walk in Cragside and a visit around our farm before heading off to the seaside at Boulmer. ...

We have been busy planting bulbs today with special thanks to Margaret & Clive for bringing us some "Allium giganteum" at the Harrogate Show this year. They will be something exciting to anticipate in Spring 2018! ...

Grown in Britain is as much a movement as it is an initiative, and we are all working to connect the public to wood as a material. At the heart of the movement are the woodland owners and landowners working to grow, manage and harvest the wood that ends up in the products we all buy. ...

We collect our eggs from our happy hens every day and they can be purchased from Cragend Farm for £1 for a half dozen box at busy laying times and £1.50 per box at not such busy laying times. Well done my Hinnies! ...

GROWN IN BRITAIN WEEK 9TH OCTOBER 2017 As licensed Grown in Britain Woodland owners we are pleased to showcase the woodland and what we do with the wood  this week for further information please contact Shaun Renwick 01669-621533 The videos on the right hand side of this page highlight the work that goes on at Cragend Farm relating to Woodland progression. Tree to Table ethi ...

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?