The Jura Hotel, Craighouse, Isle of Jura PA60 7XU

© 2010-2019 The Jura Hotel Company Ltd

The sky is the same for everybody

George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four

The Jura Hotel

hello@jurahotel.co.uk

+44 (0)1496 820243

Book now >

The farmhouse of Barnhill is where George Orwell spent much of 1946-48 writing his hugely successful novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four.

 

Coming to Jura seeking solitude to write, Orwell was known locally by his real name, Eric Blair. During much of his time on Jura he was suffering from 

tuberculosis and is illness eventually forced him to leave the island in January 1949. 

The house at Barnhill is very isolated and even in Orwell's day was considered fairly primitive. Today it is little changed and still does not have mains electricity. 

Visitors can view the outside of the house from the water or land. It is three miles along a track beyond the road end.