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This is Roxy a Patterdale Terrier who came to stay with us from London after a visit to Scotland - hence her high fashion tartan collar. Her owner is also in the Fashion business with Hope & Ivy a beautiful brand of feminine dresses and outfits for every event.

About the author

Lou is the owner of Cragend Farm with her husband Shaun, and deals with everything from Holiday Accommodation inquiries to egg collection from the chickens; she is the social media and web design finger-tapper.

Exceptional historical farm accommodation with welcoming hosts. Beautifully restored farm in rural location just around the corner from Cragside. Lovely extra large bed in huge bedroom. Great fresh breakfast. Fantastic hosts, Lou and Shaun who really could not have done more to make us feel welcome. Just sorry we weren't able to stay longer!

B from Co.Durham Armstrong Wing

Thank you for making our stay so warm and comfortable. The cottage is lovely and the furnishings very comfortable. We visited Housesteads on Hadrian's Wall, lovely Holy Island, St Aidan's beach , Bamburgh Castle , a wonderful trip to Durham, and fabulous walking in Simonside and Cragside with Freddie our chocolate labrador. A superb week in the North East!

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

We have thoroughly enjoyed our week, long beach walks, Keilder Water and visits to various castles. The seafood here is excellent. The house is beautifully furnished and very comfortable. It has been a super week.Many thanks.

G & D, Herefordshire

Find Out More About Cragend

Cragend Farm has a interesting and diverse history, from technical innovations to historic buildings. Tied in closely to the neighbouring Cragside Estate home of Victorian inventor and industrialist Lord Armstrong.