Your Hosts are : Ian & Anna Gillespie

Viewpoint Guesthouse,




Northern Highlands,


KW8 6JS.

Phone : 01431 821028

Mobile : 07840 397900

email for booking enquiries : enquiries@viewpoint-guesthouse.com

email for existing customers : bookings@viewpoint-guesthouse.com

Your Breakfast Menu :

Your breakfast will be served in the privacy of your own room in your own dining area. Sit back, enjoy the sea views, relax and dine in peace. Our guests love this. All freshly cooked to order, we simply serve it at a pre-arranged time to convenience you, anytime between

7:30 am and 9:00 am. Earlier breakfasts are available if requested upon booking. We understand you have a busy day ahead planned.

We use only fresh, locally sourced, seasonal ingredients where applicable.

Chilled fresh orange juice or glass of ice-cold milk

Selection of Breakfast cereals with cold milk


Real Scottish Porridge, cooked with cream and served with either salt (Traditional) or honey


Full Viewpoint Breakfast : Lincolnshire sausage, Smoked streaky bacon rashers, egg ( fried, scrambled or poached ), tomato, mushrooms, hash brown and baked beans. *Butcher's Haggis or black pudding available (additional £1-50)*  MUST be requested opon booking as we get it fresh to order.


Scrambled eggs, cooked with cream and chives and served on hot buttered toast


White and Granary toast, served with a selection of individual preserves and honey. Your choice of Freshly made filtered coffee and / or Freshly brewed tea ( Yorkshire, Green or Camomile )



Welcome to "Viewpoint" Guest House.  Set conveniently just off the main A9, Inverness to Wick/Thurso road, yet high enough on the hillside to eliminate any traffic noise, we overlook the sea and the beautiful village of Helmsdale.

Perfect for Families, holiday makers, walkers, fishermen, golfers, cyclists, motorcyclists and for those participating in the more adventurous North Coast 500

We have car parking facilities for up to 3 cars in our own private grounds and secure lockable posts for cycles / motorcycles should you wish to lock them.

Your hosts are Ian and Anna Gillespie, who will make sure your stay here is both an enjoyable and pleasantly memorable one.

Ian, by trade is a chef. With over 20 years experience in numerous restaurants, hotels and pubs in East and North Yorkshire where he is originally from. He has worked as a consultant chef, head chef and restaurant manager and is currently still proudly working as the senior chef  at a very popular eaterie here in the Northern Scottish Highlands. 

Based a short and scenic 20 minute drive North from your stay here, it is a highly recommended and enjoyable choice to complete your evening. Recognized locally (and not so locally) as THE best eaterie in the district. Boasting a centre-piece real wood fired pizza oven, an open kitchen where you can see your food being cooked fresh to order, and possibly the best coastal views through panoramic windows of any eaterie on the entire North Eastern Highland Coast. A warm welcome is as guaranteed as it is here at Viewpoint. This venue strongly recommends booking in advance as most evenings are fully booked. For further information and to secure your place, please enquire upon your booking. 

Anna is a very experienced photographer, having had her own business, and the pictures that furbish your suite are all taken by her and can be purchased upon request. Many other local photos and ones of different styles / designs / home decor can be viewed from her portfolio collection and ordered for home delivery. Please enquire for further details or ask while here. Anna is also a very proficient  cook and (better baker than Ian) *official* and works part-time in the kitchens of the local Timepan Museum's cafe - Riverside.


We politely request you understand that we do NOT accept pets. 

This is solely due to allergies following guests may have. Whilst all rooms are cleaned to an impeccable standard between visits, certain allergenic imprints may remain.

We do own a dog ourselves - Roddy the Jack Russell and he would be be delighted to meet you, but even he is not allowed anywhere in the guest suite or near our kitchen. He does however take bookings for outside appointments. Children love him. Please enquire upon arrival for his availability - he may be busy sleeping. 

A biscuit or "Roddy" treat usually wakes him though :-)

We thank you for your understanding

Here at Viewpoint, we are 100% dedicated to make your stay here both as pleasurable and memorable as possible. We started our Guesthouse with one question in mind - what would WE wish to find in one ? Having both travelled extensively, we believe we have managed to combine all the essential ingredients, plus a few luxuries, into our establishment. Making it not just a place to stay overnight, but a place you would wish to visit time and time again, and of course, one you would recommend to friends, family and indeed, anyone who wanted a truly unique stay here in the beautiful Northern Highlands of Scotland.

A full, freshly cooked breakfast menu is included in the price - to set you up for the day.

Packed lunches are available at extra cost if required, and pre-booked. One less worry for your plans for the day.

Whilst due to other work commitments we apologise we no longer offer our evening meals :-( - We have instead offered our recommended alternative above. We still offer a takeaway service delivered to your room, times permitting.  For the perfect end to your day.