The Living Area
Wake up to an unspoilt paradise
Oran Na Mara combines tradition with the ultimate in modern luxury
The huge living area with high domed ceiling comprises the kitchen, dining area, cosy "snug", and sitting area. This is a wonderful social space, with plenty of room to relax, eat, or even watch the satellite TV which rises upon a lift mechanism so that it doesn't interrupt your view when it is not in use. Even the window blinds are completely hidden when not in use - this in itself was a feat of engineering, but important to avoid any form of interruption to those incredible views.
The huge floor to ceiling windows look out in different directions - to the South is the village of Scarista and the valley revealing the islands in the Sound of Harris, to the West is the vast and beautiful Scarista beach and the majestic Toe Head, while to the North West is Taransay island and the stunning north Harris hills. The sunsets are visible from the house during most of the year, with the light creating constant and vivid colour changes in the sea and sky. The colours of the sea from Oran na Mara have to be seen to be believed!
Music fills the space if you use the superb inbuilt Sonos system from your smartphone or tablet, playing your favourites in surround sound. We have found that the acoustics are excellent with the high domed ceilings.
Even if the Hebridean weather is wild, this space is designed as an elevated viewing area to watch the constantly changing scene in the great outdoors, while you relax with a book and a coffee (or wine!).
The kitchen is fully-equipped with professional-standard equipment. The worktop is made from recycled glass. The cooker is by Rangemaster. A Nespresso coffee machine, microwave, fridge, freezer and Panasonic Breadmaker are available. But with a view straight to the beach and Atlantic, you might be distracted from your cooking! Underfloor heating keeps your toes cosy!