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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 ...

This is George, a splendid Working Cocker Spaniel who came to stay with his owners from Yorkshire. They stayed in The Armstrong Wing which has its own outside door making it so easy to go for walks around the farm,  day and night. ...

This is Mr Tibbs (Tibby for short) a Pomeranian who came with his owners to stay at Cragend Grange at the weekend. He is blind but that doesn't stop him finding the best spot under the table for breakfast and for being very well behaved. ...

Dog Friendly Accommodation this summer East Cottage sleeps 4 and has plenty of beautiful views of the surrounding countryside in Northumberland. Dog Friendly self-catering accommodation  with plenty of walks on and  around the f arm. Cragside National Trust property is near by, as is Wallington House, Alnwick Castle, Bamburgh Castle and Belsay Castle. The Armstrong Wing ...

Ben and Tia came to visit with their owners from Scotland for a few days, and they loved all the walks at Cragend Farm. It was tricky to get them to slow down to get a photograph for the Rogues Gallery but we just about managed it. ...

This fabulous fellow is Gibson, who came to stay with his owners over the May Bank Holiday weekend.  It was their 1st wedding anniversary, and we wish them very many more! Our Rogues Gallery is a place on our Blog to show off some of the splendid dogs who bring their owners to stay at Cragend Grange. ...

This is Nelson a small dog with a big personality. He was absolutely splendid when he came to stay at Cragend Grange on Friday for an #Easterholiday . #Chihuahua power! #dogfriendlyaccommodation ...

This is lovely Barney the apricot Cockerpoo who came to stay with his owners from Hudddersfield this week. He is 8 months old and completely gorgeous! He made himself at home straightaway and became firm friends with our collie puppy. ...

This is Olive a beautiful Beagle Poodle cross who came to stay with her lovely owners over Half-Term. They visited Warkworth Castle, Cragside and the coast during their three day stay. ...

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?