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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
A holiday at the edge of the world!
This is the most north westerly point of Europe and feels remote and unspoiled. There are, however, all mod cons and excellent local services. We offer high quality, spacious self catering cottages with everything you need for a wonderful holiday by the sea. This is a nature reserve with lots of birds and animals all round. Look out for whales, dolphins, golden eagles, golden plovers, lapwings, otters, seals and listen for the elusive and rare corncrake.
There is very good sea and loch fishing, many interesting archaeological and historical sites such as Callanish, Dun Carloway broch and nearby is Dun Eistean, the ancestral stronghold of the Clan Morrison. Ness is home to high qulaity tweed and kilt makers as well as many other local crafts. Gaelic is still spoken by most of the locals though they all speak English too! Music is an integral part of the island way of life and the local bar has regular, fiddle, accordion and pipe music. This is the real Hebrides!
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Eoropie 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Stornoway 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
Everything you need for a warm, cosy, comfortable holiday.
|Further details outdoors|
There is a secure private garden and access to the main garden in The Decca with room for football and with big swings. A gate opens from the garden onto the machair for a short walk to the dunes and the beach which is a great place to walk, play and surf. Next door is a swimming pool and a sports centre with gym, sports hall, sauna and ten pin bowling. We have an on-site restaurant and the local bar is a couple of minutes stroll away.
Welcomes families, cyclists, walkers, surfers, bikers and good dogs
The Hebrides region
The Outer Hebrides sit at the north western edge of Europe and The Decca lies at their north western tip. This feels like the edge of the world and is an inspiring place where history lies very close to the surface. Gaelic is the first language for most locals and they are very proud of their history and culture. Life has always been hard here with people struggling to win a living from small crofts, fishing and peat cutting.
These are still the activities of the area though most people have regular jobs now and we are well connected with internet. The whole area is interesting as it is unspoiled by development and nature thrives. We have huge flocks of golden plover and lapwings all round the house and the remains of old black houses are everywhere. The weather is exciting and very changeable and never dull with glorious long sunny summer days and wild storms that lash huge waves onto the cliffs and beaches. Summer brings nearly 24 hours of daylight and the skies are enormous.
We are very close to the Butt of Lewis with its famous lighthouse and also Dun Eistean (stronghold of the clan Morrison). Callanish, Dun Carloway broch, Garreanan blackhouse village, Lewes Castle and a host of beautiful sandy beaches are not far away and it is possible to explore further into the isle of Harris, Berneray and Uig in a day. The seafood is fresh and varied and local meat, black puddings... and chocolate have to be tried.
In mid July Stornoway hosts the Hedridean Celtic festival which celebrates and attracts top names in celtic inspired music as well as providing a platform form local musicians and producers of local goods.
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28 Jul 2014
We had a fabulous holiday staying at the Decca self catering. Louise and Pete could not have been more accommodating.The accommodation is perfect for families and the children loved the amazing play p… More
18 Jun 2014
"The dog loved it!"
Just back from a wonderful few days at the Decca. Lovely room, great food and terrific wildlife and scenery. The weather was pretty good and the dog was as welcome as we were. Pete serenaded us every… More
Thank you for coming to stay at The Decca. We really enjoyed your visit and I will happily send the recipe if you'd like. Maybe see you again one day.
2 Jun 2014
"On the edge of Scotland"
Fabulous stay thank you Louise. Thank you for being so accommodating to us and the dogs. Your artisan breads are the BEST ! Breakfast was outstanding as were our hosts ! My little bread culture su… More
Thats great news-- maybe see you again soon and good luck with the bread!!
6 May 2014
"Great self-catering accommodation on Isle of Lewis"
The Camb Hams were delighted with their recent stay at The Decca. The self-catering accommodation was modern, clean and warm - and ideal for our requirements which included both the end cottages. The … More
It was a real pleasure to have you here and great fun. Hope to see you again one day.
31 Mar 2014
"wonderful, comfy, friendly and beautiful place to stay."
Thank you so much to Louise and Pete for your wonderful hospitality, superb food, ( including home baked artisan bread... delicious!, and very tasty vegetarian options for myself,). Our room was very… More
SO glad you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to seeing you here again one day
31 Mar 2014
"Another wonderful world on our doorstep..."
We instantly associate the word remote with the Outer Hebrides, but even travelling by car and ferry, Lewis is barely a day away from our home in Fife. The landscape, the lifestyle, the whole experien… More
It was lovely to have you here and we are very glad you enjoyed staying at The Decca.
31 Jul 2013
The Decca had everything we required, good location, very dog friendly, Louise and Pete were excellent hosts we enjoyed a very good meal cooked by Louise and enjoyed Pete's piano playing. thoroug… More
So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for your kind words
11 Jun 2013
"A good place to relax"
We enjoyed the great hospitality provided by Pete & Louise for a couple of days at the end of a short tour of the Outer Isles last autumn and it was the perfect ending to our holiday. We were delighte… More
It was great to have you visit again. Thanks for the kind words.
12 May 2013
I came in September last year as part of a basketry event that the Decca hosted and really should of written about my wonderful stay sooner. From the moment I walked in the door I was struck by the wa… More
Thank you so much. Hope to see you again soon.
19 Apr 2013
"Great holiday !"
Just returned from 4 days at The Decca which we thoroughly enjoyed. Pete and Louise could not have made us more welcome , our self catered cottage was warm , comfortable and well equipped . Dinner on … More
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