The Isle of Harris 

Discover the History and Heritage of Harris

The southern-most part of Lewis and Harris, the Isle of Harris is a landscape rich with natural beauty and stunning wildlife. From the windswept north-west settlement of Hushinish to the sandy beaches of the south, it’s an island waiting to be discovered.

Located on the dramatic west coast of the Isle of Harris, Òran na Mara’s unique views to Scarista beach and the Chaipaval peninsula offer a real opportunity for adventure.

An Isle of Contrasts

The mountainous north offers a wilderness to explore. The western beaches are among the best in the world.

Geological and Historical Wonders

With mountains scoured by the shifting of the glaciers, the Isle of Harris is rich with geological wonders. Neolithic and Norse settlements sit alongside medieval churches and extraordinary natural features.

freshwater lochs

km² to explore

Òran na Mara

We had the most amazing time.  Married on Scarista beach in glorious sunshine!  We have the most fabulous memories of the Isle of Harris to last a lifetime. We have seen eagles (golden and white-tailed) on four of our seven days here.

A beautiful house in a spectacular setting. We had glorious sunshine and the views! We watched the sunset almost every evening. A fabulous week, with the best weather we’ve ever had in Scotland.

It’s so soothing and uplifting here.  The views are breath-taking and are a privilege to experience. Truly wonderful! We had a week of warm, sunny weather and the beach to ourselves. A beautiful house on a beautiful island. Bliss!

Recent News

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Creating Òran na Mara

Creating Òran na Mara

To us, Oran na Mara is a very special place – and we hope that you agree. To create a house in this location, to take advantage of the views, and to blend into the landscape took years of painstaking planning, ideas, challenges and uncertainties. We first came across...

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Òran na Mara Bookings for 2023

Òran na Mara Bookings for 2023

We are launching a new website at, to coincide with the opening of our 2023 booking calendar. We are taking over our own booking management from our current partners, LHH, for all bookings dating from January 2023 onwards. Oran na Mara tends to book two...

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Hygge on Harris: A Winter Experience!

Hygge on Harris: A Winter Experience!

We love winter on Harris! The islands are quiet, indeed serene, with different opportunities according to the weather. Active weather brings dramatic seas, wonderful light and skyscapes so loved by photographers. Calm days bring beautiful walks, and relaxation. Clear...

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