The Otter Hide

1 Maraig, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AG

Type:Camping pods

From £110.00

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Welcome to the Otter hide. Situated in the small crofting community of Maraig, in North Harris, the Otter hide is a well-proportioned, luxury cabin for two guests that offers visitors modern convenience in a spectacular, lochside setting.

Sipping a cup of tea or a Harris gin in the covered entranceway or gazing from the cabin windows across Loch Seaforth, one of the deepest and most impressive sea lochs in Scotland, you will soon see why Maraig is dubbed ``the valley of rainbows and ribbons”. In the right light, ribbons of water cascade down the sides of the glen, and rainbows stretch across the loch.

 A tranquil but well connected location. The Otter hide provides a comfortable and relaxing retreat from which to explore the breath-taking scenery of Harris and Lewis. Nestled beneath the Clisham, the highest mountain (Corbett) in the outer Hebrides, the Otter hide is a perfect base for walking, cycling, kayaking, paddle boarding , wild swimming and snorkelling. 

A short but stunning single-track road connects the tranquil village of Maraig to the main A859 Tarbert to Stornoway road. This means the renowned white sand beaches of south and west Harris, the scenic and cultural highlights of Lewis, and the island capital of Stornoway are all but a short drive away.

Walking from Maraig is a dream for any adventurer of reasonable competence, Todun is just a short distance from the Otter hide and if you like a little more from your walking then the Clisham is a must. The Hebridean Way also passes the doorstep.

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If you love to do wild swimming, kayaking or paddle boarding then you will also find that little loch Maraig is very safe and is a part of the Harris snorkel trail. then a short hop across to Rhenigidale for more of the same from the beach. 

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A must for year round adventure.

We have a full list of places to visit and experiences to be had for you to peruse in the cabin where you can also enjoy the beautiful scenery with plenty of wildlife passing the door. A must for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts.

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Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
The Otter Hide£110.00 per unit per night

*Min price £110 per night
Max price £130 per night



  • Drying Facilities - Washing line provided
  • Electric Cooker
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer Available
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron Available
  • Ironing Facilities - On request
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Provided - Outside provider
  • Lounge
  • Microwave - Flatbed microwave oven and grill
  • Outdoor Drying Facility - Washing line provided
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels Provided
  • Wash Hand Basin
  • WC EnSuite


  • Internet Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Smoking Permitted - Away from the cabin
  • Smoking Restricted

Leisure Facilities

  • DVD Player - On request
  • Entertainment Available - Games books tv
  • Garden
  • Gift Shop - Basket of crafts to peruse
  • Hi-Fi
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Television
  • TV In Room
  • TV Lounge
  • WiFi


  • Coastal Location
  • Island Location
  • Lochside Location
  • Mountains area
  • Property On Farm - Working croft
  • Remote Location
  • Rural Location
  • Sea/Loch View
  • Village Location
  • Waterfront Location

Payment Methods

  • American Express Card
  • Bank Transfers Accepted
  • Cash
  • Debit Card
  • Mastercard
  • VISA Card

Special Requirements

  • Business Travellers
  • No Pets Allowed
  • Non smokers
  • Senior Citizens
  • Single Travellers
  • Young People - Over 18


  • Airport Transport Supplied - Cost to be agreed
  • Bike Storage Available
  • On Public Transport Route - Within 2 miles
  • Parking

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  • Other AwardsGold Listing Gold Listing 2013
  • Other AwardsOuter Hebrides Tourism Member - Book Now Outer Hebrides Tourism Member - Book Now 2020

What's Nearby

  1. An unmistakable mammal perfectly adapted to living in the water.

    0.24 miles away
  2. Flowering moorland plant that sets the moors alight in June and July.

    0.6 miles away
  3. A medium sized moor land wader with a short bill dark underparts and golden upperparts

    0.6 miles away
  1. The Porpoise is our most common cetacean.

    3.03 miles away
  2. Black and white seabird with bright orange legs.

    3.04 miles away
  3. Large eagle species found mainly in coastal areas

    3.04 miles away
  4. The mountain hare is about twice the size of a rabbit with much longer hind legs and a…

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  5. The breath-taking views over Loch Seaforth and the chance to see native trees in an…

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  6. A path leads you into the North Harris hills; one of the largest areas of un-roaded land…

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  7. The golden eagle is one of two eagle species found on Harris

    3.5 miles away
  8. The red deer is Scotlands largest land mammal.

    3.51 miles away
  9. The mountain hare is about twice the size of a rabbit with much longer hind legs and a…

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  10. Situated at the foot of the southern slopes of the North Harris mountains, the remains of…

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  11. Our shop in Tarbert includes an information display with leaflets, flyers and information…

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  12. Art, ceramics & home-wares by Hope and Rupert Blamire.

    4.86 miles away
  13. Designed by John R. Coleman Architects, it occupies a strategic position in Tarbert,…

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