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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

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. ...

It was with huge pleasure that we hosted a Heritage Open Day at Cragend Farm in September 2019, as we had new repair and restoration work to reveal in our Grade II* listed building The Cragend Silo, as well as a ‘walk & talk tour’ about how the farm and its machinery are linked to Cragside, a National Trust property in Northumberland. The tour was well attended and we were ...

Business Travel When travelling for business you need somewhere comfortable and functional to stay overnight. At Cragend Grange we offer free WIFI with a desk with space to work. Peace and quiet for preparation of meetings. Time for preparation without the hustle and bustle of a town or corporate hotel. There is a sofa with television and a large bathroom to relax in before ...

Merry Christmas! 2019 has been an amazing year at Cragend Farm. Our holiday accommodation business is up and running and we now have a flock of Cheviot sheep and a small herd of Rare Breed Whitebred Shorthorn cattle to look after as well as our chickens, peacocks and dogs. Our new arrival, Dax, a Border Collie dog, is now 1 year old, and training to be our trusty sheep do ...

Booking is now open for 2020 at Cragend Farm! Booking availability for East Cottage Short Breaks off-peak (4 days min) Friday-Friday weekly rates £500-£800 B&B in 'The Armstrong Wing' & 'The West Room' £128 p.n. Please ask for availability and rates before booking. ...

Booking available for East Cottage from 25th October for short breaks of 4 days or more. Dog Friendly Country walks Cosy Fire. Eco-friendly ...

Well Hello Dolly! This is Dolly, a rescue dog who came to visit us with her owners from Liverpool. She used to live with an elderly lady and has now been re-homed. She was a very sweet girl, and great at posing for a photo once she saw the treat on my knee! Apparently she has her hair done every 9 weeks and she much prefers this style to others she has had in the past! ...

This is Orla a gorgeous labrador from Surrey who came to stay with her owners this week. She is a wonder dog as she had to have a blood transfusion to save her life when she was 2 - she is now 6! She was very much at home @cragend and we thought we might have to kidnap her so she would stay! Her owners were visiting a relative @PortofBlyth @Maersk # dogfriendly ...

The Renwick & Geddes family #team doing some Historic Buildings #volunteer work @cragend @Historic_Houses @JohnDeere  helping us to remove the RSJ from the Silo. It had been used to secure the turbine with straps whilst we repaired the floors. ...

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?