Stay In George Orwells' Old Home
George Orwell is one of The Suffolk Coast’s most famous historical figures. Not only was the River Orwell inspiration for his own name (he was actually born Eric Arthur Blair), he also lived here for five years, from 1929 to 1935, in the famously beautiful seaside town of Southwold.
During these years he immersed himself in Southwold life, even proposing unsuccessfully to one Brenda Selkman, a clergyman’s daughter whom he had developed a close friendship with. Perhaps it was Brenda who inspired the novel he wrote while in Southwold, widely recognized as his most experimental work, “A Clergyman’s Daughter.”
Wonderfully, it’s now possible for anyone to stay in the very house where Orwell penned the novel, Montague House. Located in central Southwold, this lovely four-bedroom property is within strolling distance of the Market Place, high street, local pubs and restaurants and, of course, Southwold’s sandy beach. Sleeping up to seven people and complete with all the mod cons and a stunning garden, this is the ideal house for a family holiday. To find out more about Montague House, please visit the Suffolk Secrets website.