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Wherever possible we use local products. We grow lots of vegetables in The Decca garden and have a good herb bed which helps us create delicious fresh food for our guests. Our local butcher at Cross Stores makes wonderful sausages and black pudding as well as stocking lots of local meat. Our eggs and other products often come from neighbours who keep hens, pigs, sheep and cattle.

All food waste is recycled into the garden via our compost heap and will help to grow next year's crops. We recycle glass, plastic, paper and tins in local recycling facilites.

We have a stone -lined bread oven where we make all our own bread. We also make our own jams, marmalade and chutneys as well as cakes, biscuits and scones which are also available in The Buttery and as take-aways.

Our bathrooms are stocked with Faith in Nature seaweed shampoo and conditioners (sourced through the Ethical Superstore www.ethicalsuperstore.com)  and liquid 'Machair Flower' soap from Hebridean Soaps (www.hebrideansoap.co.uk). Towels and bedlinen are changed when required rather than on a regular basis and washing is dried, whenever possible, in the glorious Hebridean wind and sunshine.

Our solar panels are proving to be a great investment especially in the summer when we have light for nearly 24 hours. It is good to be able to harness the sun's energy to help with washing, drying, cleaning, etc. when we are at our busiest.

We live in a beautiful and wild ecosystem and nature reserve with the machair, seashore and ocean all around. This is place to nurture, enjoy and respect rather than use thoughtlessly.

"Loved every second! Thanks for all your yummy food, warm hospitality!!" L.D., Colorado, USA. 19.09.15

"Thoroughly enjoyed my stay, 'home' from 'home'." M.J., Macduff. 22.09.15

"You touched our hearts with your food and your music. Thanks for a lovely stay". M.&T., Madrid, Spain. 20.08.15

"Thanks for a lovely relaxing stay. Topped off with an enchanting musical evening". J.G., Leicestershire. 16.07.15

"Loved it. So homely and welcoming and fab food. Thanks!" H.L., North Yorkshire. 06.08.15

"Thank you - great meals and good company!" P.O. & J.M., the Netherlands. 09.08.15

"Lovely house and lovely hosts! We especially enjoyed our evening meals with the music". S.S & S.P., Oslo, Norway. 06.07.15