The Old Smiddy Guest House bed & breakfast and the self-catering Bungalow, Laide,
both provide excellent accommodation
and are situated in the North West Highlands of Scotland overlooking Gruinard Bay.
Aultbea, Loch Ewe, Inverewe Gardens, Gairloch and Ullapool are all within easy reach.
The owners of the Old Smiddy, Julie and Julian, gained 4 stars in Visit Scotland’s
quality assurance scheme for bed and breakfast accommodation in their first year.
As a result we are members of Scotland’s Best B&B’s, an organisation limited to 96
of the best properties offering bed and breakfast in Scotland.
We strive to provide a warm welcome, a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and the opportunity
to enjoy the delights of the wonderful coastline and countryside of the Scottish
North West Highlands.
Julie is committed to serving delicious,
high quality breakfasts and, if required, evening meals, using local and regional
produce wherever possible. We are listed in a Taste of Scotland an organisation
promoting excellent food
in Scotland. Many of of our guests mention the excellent breakfasts and dinners
in our visitors book and on tripadvisorand many of our returners do so because of
the food that they have enjoyed at the Old Smiddy.
This area of Wester Ross abounds in spectacular scenery and a wide variety of wildlife,
as well as being rich in history,
both ancient and modern. The pages headed ‘A Week in Laide’ give suggestions for
exploring the area around the Old Smiddy.