The Decca

Lionel, Ness, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XB

Type:Self Catering

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The Decca is a former radio navigation station in the northwest of the Isle of Lewis near the Butt of Lewis.  The conversion has retained some of the industrial features whilst creating spaces that are comfortable & welcoming.

We have two spacious semi-detached self-catering cottages. Both have full kitchens and comfortable living rooms. The back of the cottages have unobstructed views across the machair towards Eoropie beach and the front overlooks Loch Stiapabhat Nature Reserve. Each cottage has two private parking spaces as well as access to a covered area for bicycles.

We operate the cottages in an environmentally-friendly way in what we consider to be one of the most the spectacular settings in the world.

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. 

Eoropie Dunes award-winning children’s play-park, a sports centre (gym, sauna, sports hall, 10-pin bowling) is also just a short walk away & the Butt of Lewis lighthouse is just a 5 minute drive.

We provide soap, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner from the Highland Soap Company as well as tea and coffee.

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Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Fianais Cottagefrom £100.00 to £220.00 per unit per night
Muirneag cottagefrom £100.00 to £220.00 per unit per night

*Prices are between £100 and £220 per night depending on time of year.

We do a 20% discount for stays of over a week applied automatically.


Accommodation Type

  • Cottage
  • Self Catering Holiday


  • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles - The closest places to eat are the Wobbly Dog, Breakwater and Cross Inn.
  • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop - Cross Stores and Swainbost Shop nearby


  • Children Welcome
  • Highchair Available
  • Outdoor Play Area - We do have some grass in front of house, back is private


  • Dishwasher - Fianais has a dishwasher, Muirneag does not
  • Drying Facilities - Both cottages have a clothes horse for drying and access to an outdoor clothes line
  • Electric Cooker
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer Available
  • Heating Throughout Property - central heating and electric heaters
  • Iron Available
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Provided
  • Lounge
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Drying Facility
  • Private Bathroom - 1 ensuite per cottage
  • Shared Bathroom - 1 shared bathroom per cottage
  • Shower
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine - Muirneag has a washing machine, Fianais does not
  • WC EnSuite - 1 ensuite per cottage


  • Internet Access
  • No Smoking Permitted - No smoking on property, need to smoke by the road
  • Picnic Area
  • Smoking Restricted

Leisure Facilities

  • DVD Player - some bedrooms have dvd players
  • Garden - grass at front of the house is for guests, the back is private
  • Television - streaming only
  • TV In Room
  • TV Lounge - Muirneag has a living room with TV.
  • WiFi


  • Coastal Location
  • Island Location
  • Lochside Location
  • Remote Location
  • Rural Location
  • Sea/Loch View - partial sea view
  • Village Location

Payment Methods

  • American Express Card
  • Bank Transfers Accepted
  • Cash
  • Debit Card
  • Delta Card
  • Diners Card
  • Electron
  • JCB Card
  • Maestro Card
  • Mastercard
  • Paypal
  • Solo Card
  • Switch Card
  • VISA Card

Special Requirements

  • Allergy Sufferers
  • Business Travellers
  • Children Welcome
  • Coach Parties Welcome
  • Disabled Citizens
  • Families
  • Groups Welcome
  • No Pets Allowed
  • Non smokers
  • School Groups Welcome
  • Senior Citizens
  • Single Travellers
  • Young People


  • Bike Storage Available
  • Cycle Hire Nearby - Stornoway
  • Disabled Parking
  • On Public Transport Route
  • Parking

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    Recent Reviews:

    • APBG A
      Edinburgh, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Awkward but things can get better
      3 of 5 stars
      30th October 2021
      Our little family of 5 spent a month this summer embracing covid travel restrictions exploring our beautiful western isles. We started in Tiree and crawled north until we reached the edge of Europe... Read full review
    • 368769
      Trip Type:
      Great hosts, comfy beds, peaceful and beautiful location!
      5 of 5 stars
      25th May 2022
      Our family stayed at the Decca for 4 nights and we loved it. The beds were comfy and our room had a view over the fields where the sheep and lambs were. The curtains kept the room dark (which is... Read full review
    • Nicholas R
      Trip Type:
      Lovely island, great accommodation and considerate hosts
      5 of 5 stars
      5th July 2022
      The isle of Lewis is somewhere everyone should visit at least once. I was amazed by the amount of local landmarks, history and architecture like the black houses. I particularly liked those not to... Read full review


    • Other AwardsOuter Hebrides Tourism Member - Book Now Outer Hebrides Tourism Member - Book Now 2020
    • Other AwardsPlatinum Listing Platinum Listing 2020

    Opening Times

    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    Self catering cottages open all year (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

    * The self catering cottages are available all year.

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