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Events at Cragend
The Silo Grade II* Listed Building at Cragend Farm.

Events at Cragend Grange.

Come and look at whats going on at Cragend Farm:


19th SEPTEMBER 2019 

Visit Cragend Farm and explore the Victorian farm steading designed and created by Lord Armstrong of Cragside. See the Grade II* listed Silo Tower, weighbridge and many original features. Weather permitting there will be tours around the site and time to sit and reflect in our newly laid Courtyard. Plant sale. Please call to confimr your booked appointment. 

FREE ADMISSION. Donations welcome to Friends of Cragend Silo Fund and Rothbury Christmas Lights.

In association with Cragside Heritage Open Days.

 Come and enjoy a visit to Lord Armstrong's Hydraulic Farm, Free admission. Call 01669-621533.

Art Club Days:

Call for information on visiting the buildings and farm for photography, art and sculpture days.


Newcastle and Northumberland Society Visits:

Open to members of the Newcastle and Northumberland Society to see the local heritage of Lord Armstrong by appointment.

The farm comprises of a multitude of buildings that have been placed together with some great thought by Lord William Armstrong to provide a working environment for his farm workers and their animals and machinery. Even the fields around it have been laid out with specific hedge lines to rotate the cows as they graze. The farm was built to be viewed from the carriage drive as a show piece.
Our tour will comprise of: A visit to the Farmhouse that is thought pre-date Armstrong and that was then extended to accomodate his workers in 1870-80. (This is currently unoccupied and in need of repair). 
The workers cottages have tenants in currently so can only been seen from the outside but we have historic notes to help with discussion. 
The wooden cow byres, bull house, stable and tack room at the rear of the main buldings are also a vital part of the farm as a whole with the cobbled stone walkway along the shed which is linked to a lane to the Silo creating a circle around the main barns. 
An agricultural weighbridge bought by Armstrong from the 1871 Great Exhibition from H Pooley Ltd.
We will open the Grade II* Silo for people to look in. Sensible shoes are advisable (wellies if raining)  and hard hats will be available. The Grade II* listed Silo. This building has been judged by Historic England to be of national importance being one of only 4% of Listed buildings with such heritage. 
The main farm buildings are now our home but we are happy to show everyone around the ground floor, discuss the working of the different barns and show the Gilkes Turbine. Upstairs is the Granary (now bedrooms) and we have historical documentation showing how the rooms were writtenand drawn on by farm workers from the 1890’s until 2013. 
We also have a number of photographs and ‘finds' that are relevant to the Victorian farm and earlier for inspection.


Rothbury Music Festival:  12th-15th July 2019

Amazing musical festival of music for the summer in Rothbury. Booking early advised.

Yoga Retreat

The Armstrong Room is a large space for taking time to relax and participate in some yoga or meditation. If you would like to book an yoga instructor please let us know in advance.

Write and Record: Music Inspirational Days

A quiet and inspiring environment for musicians to write, play and record.

Please ask for further details. Drum Kit and Piano available plus other smaller instruments.

Camping in the Woods

Contact us for further information if you wish to camp.

"Demo & Dine" dates 2019 Mary Wilkins Cookery School @cragend

Arrive at 9.45 am for Coffee & Cake before the Culinary Demonstration

Enjoy a sumptuous lunch & glass of wine before heading home at 1.30pm

Booking: 01669-621533 Lou Renwick

If you are interested in adding further dates for a private party please call us on 01669-621533

There is more to Food and Wine at Cragend "Demo & Dine"!

Create a Date:

Delicious food is always on the go at Cragend, from Lou & Shaun's home cooked breakfasts to Cookery Courses delivered by a range of visiting chef’s, like well-known London trained Northumbrian Chef, Mary Wilkins. 

Lunch: 'Demo & Dine' with Mary Wilkins Cookery School; enjoy a morning of cookery demonstrations followed by a three course lunch prepared by London Trained chef, Mary Wilkins.

Other visiting Chefs: Esse Chef Steve Evans cooking on our woodburning cooker ESSE990 ; Indian cook Jai Raja hosts Infuse cookery days; Gemma Small  - New Zealand Chef with her Fusion Cookery.

Why not get some friends together, choose a date that suits you, and have a cookery party or as always if you would like to have a private cookery party at your own home or a friends please let us know.

There is more to Food and Wine at Cragend "Demo & Dine"!

Venue: Private space available for corporate and social events, parties and meetings contact: 01669-621533 for details.

We have had an amazing week at Cragend. A very comfortable holiday cottage with great views of the surrounding countryside. Super places to visit locally, with a beach never that far away. Cragside is right next door. Eco - credentials abound here with a wood burning stove. With WIFI and TV all the family were happy here. Brilliant!

Hannah & Ben, Glos. - East Cottage

Fabulous accommodation, really lovely welcoming hosts and great breakfast.

Cleo & Mark - B & B Armstrong Wing

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.