Located in rural Northumberland, right on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, the Cragg Estate is a wonderfully remote and tranquil retreat set in a magical and rather undiscovered part of the English uplands.
On the estate you’ll find two gorgeous holiday homes: Broadgate House sleeping 12 and Risingham House sleeping eight, surrounded by miles of unspoilt countryside dotted with grazing sheep and a herd of native cattle.
Explore the estate – there are plenty of fantastic walks here – and you’ll happen across The Bothy. Hugged by trees and tucked away in a peaceful corner of the estate, this beautifully refurbished bothy can be hired for sumptuous lunches and dinners when you stay at either Broadgate House or Risingham House. Lit entirely by candlelight, warmed by a wood burning stove and with floor-to-ceiling glass windows offering spectacular views across the surrounding hills, The Bothy makes for a truly memorable dining experience.
Venture a little further afield and you’ll find the Platelayer’s Hut – a restored cabin formerly used by railway workers on the now defunct Wansbeck railway – and the remains of an old Roman fort, which both give a fascinating glimpse into local history. Running through the heart of the estate you’ll also find the meandering tributaries of the River Rede. Guests staying on the estate receive complimentary fly-fishing permits for three rods on this private stretch of the river.
With sustainability at the forefront, The Cragg Estate has introduced numerous measures to protect and enhance the natural environment. Wild meadows and trees have been planted to support the resident bird and wildlife, while multiple ponds and a delta system have been created to improve the wetland environment and biodiversity near the river.