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Easter Holidays Book Direct: East Cottage: Self-catering, sleeps 4, Dog Friendly Bed and Breakfast Rooms: The Armstrong Wing and The West Room, both rooms Dog Friendly Tours for guests interested in seeing the Model Farm of Lord Armstrong of Cragside by appointment. ...

Cragend Farm Breeding Programme for Rare Breeds The Whitebred Shorthorn cows are pregnant and have a gestation period of 8 months. We used an A.I. (Artificial Insemination) programme as they are a rare breed. Hopefully we will be calving 3 calves in mid-May 2019. ...

The Country Houses Foundation: The Cragend Silo has been under the close scrutiny of The Country Houses Foundation for the past year, with a visit from their committee last July where we showed them around the farm, and gave them information on the buildings and machinery. We are thrilled to announce that they have offered us a grant to help us repair the stairs and floors o ...

Our cows are pregnant and due to give birth in May, and our sheep have already started lambing, with the current total being 2 ewe lambs and 2 ram lambs. ...

Lambing We have a small flock of Park Type Cheviot Sheep and with the help of our 3 rams we are hoping for a successful lambing season this year. Lambing starts in earnest towards the middle of April with the gestation period for sheep being approximately 21 weeks (152 days). ...

Brexit Bookings Brexit is not stopping us looking forward beyond 29th March 2019 and offering the best Bed and Breakfast and holiday cottage accommodation for European and International travellers alike. There is a strong booking trend within Great Britain despite the media coverage, with many people within the United Kingdom wanting to book accommodation in England. With Sc ...

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 a puppy called Dax. He is a Border Collie and will be our new sheepdog, when he is old enough. We will start training him in dog manners straight away but the sheep dog training doesnt start until he is at least 6 months old. ...

THERE ARE PLENTY OF PLACES TO CHOOSE FROM TO EAT IN NORTHUMBERLAND IF YOU ARE PLANNING A VISIT STARTING WITH A TASTY BREAKFAST AT CRAGEND FARM. On sunny days our courtyard is a great place to relax with a cup of tea or a glass of wine. If you want to eat locally we recommend the following as there are plenty of Pubs and Restaurants in Rothbury and in nearby villages and towns, ...

Rothbury Registers 1663-1664 This is taken from the Rothbury Registers at Newcastle Library, showing a great many local names, and listing one Baptism in February at Crag End of Geo fil. Robt.Lighton. More great history about the farm as it shows that people where living here in the 1600's. ...

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?