Features

  • Imagine ...
  • ...an island on the very edge of Europe, with pure white beaches, azure seas and majestic hills
  • ....a 5 star house like no other, combining traditions thousands of years old with the ultimate in modern luxury
  • ...enjoying different vistas of islands, waves, beaches, hills, sunsets from every window, as the house curves and blends into the landscape
  • ...coming back from a brisk adventure to a gorgeous smelling peat fire, warm, fresh bread, gourmet coffee and your favourite music playing in full surround sound
  • ...a unique experience anywhere in the world, and a place where memories are made

Accommodation

  • Large curved entrance hall
  • Huge multi area social room including superb kitchen, dining area, lounge area and fire-side snug
  • The Chaipaval Room - King size bedroom looking to the Toe Head Peninsula rising from the Atlantic and fringed with the vast creamy Scarista beach
  • En suite shower wet room with toilet and wash hand basin
  • The Machair Room - Superking or a twin bedroom
  • The Shoreline Room - Superking or twin with ensuite shower room featuring large rainfall shower and hand held shower, toilet and hand basin
  • The Boat Bathroom - Beautifully designed and special space with a feature bath in the shape of a boat moored on the pebbles. Even the shower screen forms a sail and the mooring rope a towel rail. The tiling incorporates real shells from Scarista beach. Also with toilet and wash hand basin
  • The Study - A vast oak slab as a desk with USB adapter, printer, Smart TV and Blu-ray DVD player. Sonos surround sound system as with all rooms. This room forms a suite with the Shoreline Room.
  • Utility room

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2017 rental rates
2018 rental rates
Mid Season Spring £3,500
Easter Holidays £3,500
Whitsun £3,500
High July/Aug £3,500
Mid Season Autumn £3,500
Mid Season Half Term £3,500
Low Nov/Dec £2,400
Christmas week £3,600
New Year week £3,600
2018 rental rates
2017 rental rates
Low Season Jan/Feb/March £2,400
Easter £3,800
Mid Season Spring £3,800
Whitsun Holiday £3,800
High Season £3,800
Mid Season Autumn £3,600
Mid Season Half term £3,500
Low Season November/December £2,500
Christmas 21st to 28th December £3,800
New Year 28th Dec to 4th Jan £3,900
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Jul 7 - 14 14 - 21 21 - 28 28 - 4
Aug 4 - 11 11 - 18 18 - 25 25 - 1
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Oct 6 - 13 13 - 20 20 - 27 27 - 3
Nov 3 - 10 10 - 17 17 - 24 24 - 1
Dec 1 - 8 8 - 15 15 - 22 22 - 29 29 - 5
Short break prices
Low Nov/Dec 3 nights, commencing Friday (2017) £1,900
Low Season Jan/Feb/March 3 nights, commencing Friday (2018) £1,900
Low Season November/December 3 nights, commencing Friday (2018) £1,900
Low Season Jan to March 3 nights, commencing Friday (2019) £1,900
Low Season November/December 3 nights, commencing Friday (2019) £1,900
PLEASE NOTE: £20 charge per dog
Refundable good housekeeping deposit: £500
More information about Oran na Mara

Property information

Òran na Mara (Song of the Sea), click here to see video, is situated in one of the world's most stunning locations - the west coast of the Isle of Harris. The islands have been voted number 1 in Europe and number 5 in the world by Trip Advisor and the beaches regularly appear in lists of the best in the world.

This wonderful 5 star house is the result of many years of planning, research and design. No cost has been spared in the development of this, the most unique and luxurious house ever to be built on the island in recent years. Overlooking white sand beaches, hills, islands, sunsets and the ever-changing turquoise Atlantic Ocean, Oran na Mara takes maximum advantage of the incredible views by being curved with floor to ceiling glass windows in the main living area.

The house is planned as a contemporary space, equipped with luxury facilities, but with traditional local features such as marram grass thatch and stone walling. It is insulated to the highest standards and has a peat and wood fired stove in the snug area which divides the dining and living areas. Even the TV has a lift so that it doesn't interrupt the views across the house and can be secreted away when not in use.

The house will always be let on an exclusive basis and at quieter times of the year it is possible to be rented at a discount for use by a couple only.

Òran na Mara is an iconic building in a truly stunning location, and with a very high specification and level of design both externally and internally. It has nearly 200 square metres of interior space with a carefully planned layout to provide a flowing space and high domed ceilings. The house floods with light in the daytime, with outstanding views in all directions across the beach, the sea and beyond to the north Harris hills, but is cosy and warm at night.

With bespoke hand-made furniture and beautiful fabrics and artworks, every room is a delight in its own way. A superb Sonos Surround system allows you to listen to your favourite music throughout the house, or in selected areas.

If you are a golfer, Òran na Mara looks across the Harris Golf Course to the sea. The course is often referred to as the most spectacularly situated golf course anywhere. All of our guests can play for free as we are proud members and supporters of the club.

We believe that the interior specification is of the highest standard of any self catering premises anywhere in Scotland. Every room is beautifully appointed with no expense spared and leaves you amazed that such a creation is available for holiday letting. The owners, dog lovers themselves, welcome one dog but request that great care is taken to keep the dog clean before entering the premises and have therefore provided a hose outside to wash off sand and soil from fluffy guests!

Facilities

  • Super insulated and triple glazed
  • Highly efficient electric heating throughout
  • Peat and wood burning stove (fuel supplied)
  • Smart TV with satellite (sunken and on a 'lift') hidden as required
  • Sonos surround sound system throughout the house
  • Hypnos luxury beds with silk filled duvets and luxury linens
  • Professional artwork of the Hebrides
  • Range cooker (Rangemaster) double oven, 5 induction hobs and grill
  • Panasonic breadmaker
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • DeLonghi 4 slice toaster
  • Satellite WiFi throughout the house (limited to email and web surfing)
  • Skype telephone
  • Mobile signal outside the house
  • Bosch Dishwasher
  • Neff fridge
  • Neff freezer
  • Bosch washing machine
  • Bosch tumble dryer
  • Charcoal barbecue
  • Linen, towels and beach towels included
  • Electricity included
  • Outhouse for golf clubs and bikes
  • One dog welcome - £20 per dog
  • No smoking

Further information

  • Catering Options - Croft 36 at Northton can deliver Seafood meals or fresh seafood - menu in the house
  • Eating Out - Scarista House Hotel for evening meals a 10 minute walk. Temple Cafe Northton - great for lunches - 10 minute drive. The Anchorage at Leverburgh for evening meals (seasonal and booking recommended on 01859 520225)
  • Grocery Delivery - Local co-op at Leverburgh deliver on Monday, Wednesday and Friday by calling 01859 520370 - very well stocked and a great service. Tesco deliver on specified days from Stornoway
  • Of Historic or Architectural Interest - An architectural masterpiece! First of its kind. Built by Harris builders and craftsmen using traditional methods combined with contemporary technology
  • 4 * equivalent or higher properties - 5 Star Visit Scotland award - but way above!
  • Child Friendly - Children welcome
  • Disabled / Less Abled Access - All on one level, one wet room shower and one low level shower but not suitable for a wheelchair
  • Indoor entertainment - 2 Large screen TVs with BluRay DVD and standard DVD player
  • Internet/Wifi - Satellite WiFi which is for email and web surfing only. Not suitable for downloading, uploading, streaming or BBC iPlayer etc.
  • Secure garden - Gated and fenced but a determined dog could jump the cattle grid at the entrance which leads onto the road
  • Beaches - Panoramic views of Scarista beach, one of the finest in the Hebrides. 10 minute walk onto the beach
  • Fishing & Stalking - Fishing permits available in Tarbert for loch fishing
  • Golf - Overlooking Harris Golf Course - free pass for all who stay at Oran na Mara
  • Hillwalking - Superb hill walking in north Harris
  • Remote or secluded - Remote island but not an isolated cottage as it forms part of the crofting township of Scarista Mhor
  • Watersports/outdoor activities - Sea kayaking through natural arches at Toe Head
  • Wildlife & Birdwatching - Golden eagles and Corncrakes most notable but many and varied birdlife to be seen including otters, seals and other marine mammals

Travel information

Fly/Drive Flights to and car hire at Stornoway Airport. Ferries from Uig - Tarbert; Ullapool to Stornoway; Oban to Lochboisdale and Berneray to Leverburgh

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Visitor comments

  • Visitor comment
    We have had an amazing 2 weeks in Harris. Although I have watched your blog and facebook for a year, Oran na Mara far exceeds any expectation. The house design, layout and interior design are all second to none. You have created something very special here and thankyou for letting us share it.
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    We are honoured to have been the first guests at Oran na Mara! What a fabulous house and amazing features! Thankyou to Paul and his wonderful team for making it special for us. Amazing food again at Croft 36 and Temple cafe plus dinner at Scarista House. We look forward to our return visit!!
  • Nadine Dunnigan
    Chill factor 10 out of 10. What an amazing place with everything you could ever wish for, in the best place imaginable! We will hopefully be back soon!!
  • Mo Thomson
    It was a real privilege to stay in such an amazing house in such a beautiful location. The weather was typically Hebridean but we both had a blissful week. It breaks my heart to be leaving Oran na Mara today.
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