Cragend Farm sits quietly on the edge of the famous Cragside Estate, Rothbury, near Alnwick and Bamburgh, in Northumberland, designed by Lord Armstrong of Cragside for his prize cattle.

This 16th century farm was re-modelled and transformed by Northumbrian Industrialist Lord William Armstrong of Cragside in 1880’s. It has a unique history thanks to this great innovators vision for engineering and science including a Grade II* Agricultural Site.

British Rare Breed Pedigree Whitebred Shorthorn Cattle and Park Type Cheviot Sheep roam our fields and there is also plenty of wildlife to see. Shaun & Lou Renwick welcome you to holiday at East Cottage, or B&B in 'The Armstrong Wing’ and ‘The West Room’ of Cragend Grange where a delicious Breakfast is cooked for you before you step out for the day. Historic heritage Holiday Accommodation, Farming with Rare Breeds, and Bio-Mass sustainability.


Open as a Bed and Breakfast and Self-catering holiday cottage. 

Tours £5 per person (by appointment)

Historic Houses members may have a free tour of the historic site (by appointment only) when they book accommodation. 

Find Us
Find us

Located on the B6344 between Rothbury and Morpeth (A1) in Northumberland England.

Bus route from Rothbury to Newcastle with a request stop at Cragend.

  • Offers bike storage

Car park on site

  • Free


Northumberland Private Hire 01665 570543

A word from the owner

This is a working farm and the Renwick family live at Cragend Grange. East Cottage is a Victorian farmworkers cottage now a holiday home with many original features. We have been renovating the farm since 2011 and continue to conserve and repair the buildings. We have plenty of interesting artefacts found during this time. Our 'quirky loo' is a must see.

Things to See

Fun Facts

The Duke of Northumberland owned the land and farm until 1860 when Lord Armstrong of Cragside, the first man to have electricity in a private house, modernised the farm to run on hydro-power.



Wildlife pond walk approx. 2 miles. Requires outdoor shoes or boots.


Farmhouse chic in the heart of Northumberland.

Kick off your shoes, put your feet up and make yourself at home at Cragend Grange. Our stunning Northumbrian bedrooms have something for everyone. Whether you want a traditional rustic farmhouse style room with high beams and packed with history, or a luxurious large suite with a private entrance and boutique style furnishings, there is something for you.

Bed & Breakfast is on offer in both 'The Armstrong Wing’ and the ‘West Room’ of Cragend Grange. Our Breakfast Menu is available to view on our blog.

The Armstrong Wing: Large room with Super King Bed and large ensuite bathroom (2 floor mattresses available for children £10 each). The West Room: Character, history and comfort with King Size bed with ensuite shower room (space for travel cot).

Our 16th century barn re-modelled by Lord Armstrong of Cragside in 1870's now converted into a home; two bedrooms available for earnest travellers to Northumberland. Next door to Cragside National Trust property.

East Cottage a Victorian farm workers 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. Short breaks are available during off peak season any day of the week. Children and Dogs welcome.

Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Private and confidential Meeting Room facilities for larger meetings in an informal space.


  • Wifi
  • Breakfast
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Plentiful parking

School Visits

By appointment only: an educational tour of the farm and its history.