This Victorian cottage was built to house families who worked on the Cragside Estate, with original features, such as the large open fireplace. There are original outhouses, and a netty, which we now use for storage of bicycles etc. Amazing views of the Northumberland hills and space to walk and relax.
We take booking on a Friday to Friday basis.
East Cottage has wood fuelled central heating and comprises:
All fuel, electricity, logs, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi Travel cot and highchair supplied on request. Welcome pack. Lawned garden with seating, garden furniture and BBQ stored in the outhouse. 1.5 miles of salmon and sea trout fishing (by arrangement). Detached barn providing lockable storage for bikes and walking equipment. Near the Sandstone Way, St Oswalds Way and St Cuthberts Way. Dogs welcome. National Trust members welcome - Cragside House is within walking distance. Cookery courses including lunch and Visitor days by arrangement with the owner.
The property is situated on a working beef and sheep farm, with free range chickens, and gets its water from a natural water supply.
Brimming with character on the edge of the National Park, East Cottage is in an ideal location for exploring the many visitor attractions throughout this glorious county. Only two miles from the pretty market town of Rothbury with its own private stretch of salmon and trout fishing (by arrangement and seasonal), East Cottage is set on a small historical site featuring the only agricultural weighbridge left in the UK today and a Grade II* listed agricultural building of National Importance.
The property was built by Lord Armstrong of Cragside in the 1880s as part of his Cragside Estate to show off his model farm. Situated next door to the National Trust property itself, within easy driving and walking distance, the cottage boasts eco-friendly features and is powered by a wood burning stove and an Esse Range in the kitchen as well as a traditional electric oven. With an established garden to the side with lovely views, East Cottage is an idyllic location for families or friends and we are happy for you to bring your dog too!
"Stay With Us" Gift cards are available for you to give to a friend or relative.
Historical tours, vegetables, eggs, seasoned logs and suppliers of locally produced goods and wines.
Rothbury has a fine selection of pubs and tea rooms with an award winning butcher and Alnwick with the Ducal Castle famous for the scenes in Harry Potter, is only a few miles drive where a little further the coast can be easily reached. East Cottage is a great location for ramblers, cyclists, fishermen and golfers or those simply wishing to tour the delights of this very special, unspoilt county. The Sandstone Way, St Oswalds Way and St Cuthberts Way are all close by.
Cragend Farm has woodland and open areas available for camping by arrangement.
Prices from £250 including camp fire and the Bell-Tent which sleeps 10.
There are strict Insurance and Health & Safety guidelines to be followed and therefore permission to camp must be arranged in advance with the owners.
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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 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
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
Thank you for a most comfortable week in East Cottage. We enjoyed the views and the wonderful autumn colours. So much to see and do.S & K, Norfolk
We have thoroughly enjoyed our week at East Cottage - comfortable, cosy and very welcoming. We have packed in so many fantastic days out - Halloween at Cragside and Alnwick Castle are just brilliant!H & J, Lancs
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
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
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.