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The Decca

Lionel HS2 0XB Scotland
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We welcome you to our unique home by the beautiful Eoropie beach and near the Butt of Lewis. Couples, solo adventurers, friends, hikers, bikers, surfers, artists, groups, and families are welcome. No pets, motorhomes, or campervans. Award-winning children's play-park, swimming pool and sports centre (gym, sauna, sports hall, ten-pin bowling) all within five minutes' stroll. Butt of Lewis lighthouse just five minutes' drive. The Decca is a former radio navigation station in the northwest of the Isle of Lewis near the Butt of Lewis. It has been converted into a family home with bed and breakfast rooms. The conversion has retained some of the industrial features whilst creating bedrooms, a dining room & a lounge that are comfortable & welcoming. David and Ariana welcome you to our home, where you'll experience warm hospitality with an environmentally-friendly, minimal waste lifestyle in what we consider to be one of the most the spectacular settings in the world. Meals are cooked with love and care, using organic and local ingredients where possible. We are situated near the beautiful Eoropie beach and within the glorious Loch Stiapabhat nature reserve with its wildlife observatory just a 5-minute walk away.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Shared lounge / TV area
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Blackout curtains
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Electric kettle
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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AeolusTorbay_uk wrote a review Jul 2021
Paignton, United Kingdom11 contributions2 helpful votes
This is clearly something of a new venture for David & Ariana and we are sure that they will adapt in the light of feedback. It does not feel like a traditional B&B, and certainly did not feel like we were joining into a family home. It had more of the feel of a hostel than BnB. The guest kitchen was basic and frozen foods were good/excellent. The “no waste” ethos of the Decca is clearly to be lauded, but the number of signs and notices around the place did give the sense of being preached to all the time. Lack of tea making facilities in room was the only time we encountered this on our 8 day Hebridean Way Cycle. We arrived for our pre-arranged breakfast to find our mugs of coffee and toast already in the table- they were still hot but only because we were fairly punctual. Lionel is a remote spot with little in the way of creature comforts and if the Decca could be softened up a little I am sure it could become a warm & welcome retreat, but it has a little way to go at the moment.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Make sure you are punctual!
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mcgeas2325 wrote a review Jun 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Nice people, lovely rooms, lots of space. We were finishing the Hebridean Way by bike. Terrible weather and we were cold and wet. Contacted David and arranged an early check-in. When we arrived there was coffee and home made cookies waiting! Prepared home made meals were delicious. Great stay.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Nicky M wrote a review Sep 2020
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Arriving early in Ness on a gloomy rainy Sunday afternoon, a phone call to Pete was greeted with I'm all ready for you, come on in' After talking through Covid 19 protocols, we settled in to our room, simply and comfortably furnished. Then made use of the lovely lounge and read our way through to dinner, one of Louise's recipes, cooked and presented perfectly by Pete, who noted my dietry requirements. Breakfast set us up for a days exploring, about which Pete made suggestions that turned out brilliantly. The homely atmosphere and warm welcome draws us back. Hope we'll make it, much more to explore. LOVED our stay.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Footprints542746 wrote a review Aug 2020
23 contributions8 helpful votes
After a day of rain we decided against camping and with very little notice The Decca was able to offer us a room. Facilities were good, the bed was very comfortable and breakfast was great. As a whole the property was clean although I wouldn’t say it was spotless but can’t complain with the very little notice given.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Francoise L wrote a review Oct 2019
20 contributions25 helpful votes
Louise and Pete are adorable I got there too ealry from Harris and despite this i was welcomed by Pete's enthusiastic smile They just know how to make you feel at home; the food cooked by Louise is original, local and just excellent I was invited to lie down on one fo the the sofa to rest and put my feet up! Mattress a bit hard Breakfast awesome Pete likes playing piano and it makes the meal more romatic It was hard leaving there.... I will definitely be back
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Date of stay: September 2019
Sleep Quality
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Response from Louise M, Owner at The Decca
Responded 10 Oct 2019
It was lovely to have you stay with us. Se you again one day.
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The Decca B&B and Retreat Center
United KingdomScotlandThe HebridesOuter HebridesLewis and HarrisIsle of LewisLionel
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Decca
Which popular attractions are close to The Decca?
Nearby attractions include Butt of Lewis Lighthouse (2.3 km), Comunn Eachdraidh Nis (3.4 km), and Eoropie Dunes Park (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Decca?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Decca?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at The Decca?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Decca?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Decca?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wobbly Dog of Lewis, Comunn Eachdraidh Nis, and Cafe Sonas.
Are there any historical sites close to The Decca?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dùn Èistean (1.5 km).
Is The Decca accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.