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Long walk - and no blue plaque

Quite a long walk or cycle in from the road head (4miles each way) but the house is in a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
RP-HebdenBridge
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Hebden Bridge
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Fascinating highlight on a walk to the top of Jura beyond the long road

We didn't go in but seeing the very remote setting of Barnhill and learning its history make it... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2015
bladeaway
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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15 Nov 2016
“For grown-ups only”
2 Aug 2016
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I absolutely loved my stay in Barnhill and in many ways wish it did not have a Tripadvisor listing. Why? Because it may be somewhere that 99% of holidaymakers may find too different and challenging. This may be why I totally disagree with the average...More

9  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Your review is misleading because only two of the four who responded actually stayed in the house. The total score, therefore, should be less than 60% ! (TripAdvisor doesn't permit less than 20%). We booked in for a week but only stayed three nights. We...More

1  Thank roamingIrishCouple
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Quite a long walk or cycle in from the road head (4miles each way) but the house is in a wonderful setting. Nothing to give the game away that Orwell wrote 1984 here --and just a "Private" notice on the gate, not even a blue...More

Thank RP-HebdenBridge
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Barnhill proved to be a great disappointment! We expected it not to have the usual amenities, but was insulted by the level of hygiene and basic provisions. It was cold and damp and the general state of the building was hazardous to health and would...More

8  Thank _e_stacey8
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 6 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We came over by boat and were dropped off at the nearest landing point which is 20 minutes walk away from the house. Having to bring all our food and drink we were thankful that...More

5  Thank Sheffieldrose
Reviewed 2 June 2015

We didn't go in but seeing the very remote setting of Barnhill and learning its history make it fascinating. In Orwells time this must have been like living in isolation as a writer. Beautiful views over the bay from its sheltered position. Continue on for...More

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Alfred B
22 January 2016|
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Response from 92PhilipK |
It is an English translation of the hill overlooking the house, Cnoc an t-Sabhail (in the original Scots Gaelic)
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Alfred B
22 January 2016|
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It is an English translation of the hill overlooking the house, Cnoc an t-Sabhail (in the original Scots Gaelic)
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