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.
Reviews are helpful and we are thrilled when they are so full of praise for Northumberland and what this county has to offer.
Here is one recent review that we felt we had to share!
An absolute amazing B&B with fabulous short and longer term stay options both catered and self catered. The Site is on the original Cragside estate and you are in a beautiful and well kept rural setting with ample options to explore, walk, nature watch, eat or just relax.
Lou and Shaun have renovated the rooms and buildings sympathetically maintaining old and quirky features whilst giving them elegance and modern comfort.
Every time I stay I feel like I am at home and the only down side is having to leave.
Cragside National Trust offers a full day out that you can repeat time and time again. Nice local shops, crafts and cafes are available in Rothbury and other local villages and Alnwick is a short drive away offering an even greater choice of shops and restaurants with a fantastic addition of the Alnwick garden, the amazing treehouse restaurant (do book in advance) and pretty little seaside Jaunts.
Too many things to list but Shaun and Lou provide ample info in room and are more than happy to help and advise.
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 had a great time at East Cottage. We went out every day visiting lots of interesting places. Woodhorn Museum well worth a visit. We also walked part of St Oswalds Way, and to the waterfall in Cragside and up to the lakes.J & S, Lancs
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
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
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.