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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.

Experience a relaxing visit to Cragend Grange and stay in "The Armstrong Wing' a spacious bedroom with ensuite bath and shower facilities. Cragend Grange was sympathetically remodelled with a Country House feel, having antiques and fine furniture amongst more modern and contemporary furniture. Guests are welcome to walk, run and cycle in and around the farm, with more than ...

Book your holiday and stay near the Northumberland coast, on a local Rothbury farm with character and history. Cragend Grange has two B&B  rooms and a holiday cottage that sleeps 4 adults. 01669-621533 for details. ...

Cragend Farm has been in existence since the 16th century. Now records from the Duke of Northumberland's Archives reveal that Lord William Armstrong of Cragside bought Cragend Farm from the Duke in 1874 with a view to making a model farm for his prize cattle. In 2011 Shaun & Lou Renwick bought the farm from the Armstrong Family and have spent the following years renovatin ...

Bed & Breakfast in style at Cragend Grange this summer with a large ensuite room, Super King size bed, sofa and TV, free WIFI, large bathroom with bath, shower and a view of our newly finished courtyard. Prices range from £100-£160 off peak/on peak and if you are travelling as a couple, for business or as a family of four. Breakfast is included. Situated on the Cragside E ...

We were thrilled to have Dexter and his owners to stay last week. Dexter is 10 months old and a beautiful Rhodesian Ridgeback who made our labrador look tiny. He had some gorgeous runs on the beach and in our fields. ...

Countryside Stewardship Scheme 2018 We have spent the summer putting in 1600m of fencing as part of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme using a Wrag Post knocker and some muscle power - thanks to Shaun! Our special thanks goes to Roger Kagan who has been the backbone of this process. This will mean we can do rotational grazing and also give the wildlife at Cragend Farm somew ...

Experience  Cragend Farm is linked to Cragside, The National Trust Property, literally by steel pipes joining the Blackburn reservoir to the farm buildings. When you book a holiday in Northumberland and stay at Cragend Farm, you are able to explore the history of the Armstrong family, who aslo have a castle at Bamburgh. ...

Tilly and Wynn came to stay with their fabulous owners on what has been one of the sunniest weeks so far this year. Simon, Rhys and Linda have been looking at gardens in Northumberland and visiting castles and beaches. There certainly are plenty of those to visit in this amazing county. ...

We go to our wildlife pond nearly every day and see something new. Our boys had a friend to stay and we went for a walk there and saw hundreds on tiny frogs leaping about. The boys were amazed that there were so many. We are pleased that they all survived the cold winter as the spawn had been frozen, and also the heron and visiting geese who think tiny frogs are a tasty treat! ...

Wednesday June 6th 2018 Cragend Farm Open Day: Cragend Farm opened its doors to the public on the 6th June to celebrate the progress of the farm to date. The Grade II* listed Silo was open and tours where held every hour to see the turbines and machinery within it. The gardens and house were also open to visitors to see the buildings and discuss our links with Cragside, the ...

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.

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?