R.J. and D.
Barnhill, Isle of Jura, Argyll, Scotland
Barnhill sleeps 7 comfortably in 5
bedrooms with 3 upstairs twin bedrooms and one single. Downstairs
is a double bedroom/storeroom. Blankets, duvets and pillows
provided. Towels and linens available for 10 pounds per person, if
booked well in advance.
Barnhill has a large
kitchen and large scullery with double sinks. Hot water is
provided by the coal-fired Rayburn while the cookers are
There is one single, large bathroom with large bath and basin.
There is a separate W.C, with basin while the master bedroom has a
basin in it.
The sitting room is quite large and has a fireplace.
Pets are allowed only by special arrangement, so please contact us well
If you come and stay, please leave it as you found it - clean and
£550 pounds sterling a week, which includes coal, gas and
generator fuel. Please
contact us well in advance for any special needs or requests and we'll
do our best to arrange it all for you!
why come and stay at Barnhill?
This is your opportunity to
come and stay in the house where George Orwell wrote "1984". He
came to Jura for peace and quiet and to get away from it all-its still
the same today-remote with the nearest paved track 5 miles away.
The nearest pub and shop are 25 miles away and the nearest telephone 8
miles way-while the Corryvreckan whirlpool is only 2 miles away!
Deer regulary graze the lawn while seals live beneath the house in the
bay that stretches into the Sound of Jura.
There is excellent brown trout fishing (fly only) in the hill lochs
around the house and outstanding hill walking and bird watching right
outside the door. Electricity for the house is provided by a
small generator, so forget the television-and don't even think about
bringing a computer! The lone rough track to the house is
impassable except by stout 4 wheel drive vehicles, so if you don't have
one, arrange it with us in advance and we'll get you there. Red
deer stalking and fishing for sea trout and salmon are bookable in
Directions: Book the
ferry well in advance. Go to: www.calmac.co.uk
or telephone 08705 650 000. The ferry leaves from Kennacraig,
located at the top of the Kintyre peninsula, and travels to the Isle of
Islay, landing at either Port Ellenn in the morning, or Port Askaig in
the afternoon. If landing at Port Ellen one must drive from Port
Ellen to Port Askaig to catch the Jura ferry (a ten minute trip).
If one lands in the afternoon, the its an instant turn onto the Jura
ferry and away to the island. The Jura Ferry may reached at 01496840
681 and its always a good idea to call ahead and give them your details
to let them know your coming-and they'll look out for you! Once
you arrrive at Feolin Ferry on the Jura side there's a notice board or
the Feolin Study Centre nearby, which both have detailed maps and
information about the island. From there its 9 miles to
Craighouse, the main village and location of the pub, hotel and
shop. After that it is some 21 odd-miles up to Barnhill over the
island's lone single-track road, known as the "Long Road". Petrol
and diesel both may be purchased via the Jura Hotel at the Community
operated fuel station.