About Aros MainsSalen. Our location is one of our strengths. We are placed very centrally on the island and we offer an excellent self catering base for sightseeing, touring, hill walking, bird watching and wildlife.
Our local surroundings are fantastic, a varied experience can be had just out of the door. We overlook the 13th century Aros Castle only properties once occupied by the Lords of the Isles, being only 100 metres from Aros Mains Apartment or Castle Steadings Cottages you will be free to explore the ruins at your leisure. Just a short 200 metre walk will take you down to the sea where you will find a nice beach, interesting shoreline and the Aros river estuary where lots of wildlife can be found.
Built in the 18th century the Georgian Aros Mains House and Castle Steadings were built by James Maxwell, the Chamberlain to the Duke of Argyll. The cottages were not always here for holidays and before they housed weary travellers they were home to the cows, sheep and pigs of the Aros Mains byre and dairy.
This scenic area, rich in wildlife, provides great opportunities for spotting Otters, Deer, Seals, Whales, Dolphins, Golden Eagles and of course the White Tailed Sea Eagle as well as countless other species of sea birds.
If the big city lights are what you're after you can find a very well stocked local shop just 2 miles down the road in our local village of Salen, there is also a great little Italian Restaurant called Mediteranea. Tobermory the capital of Mull is only 10-15 minutes drive north where you will find lots to do and see.
We have a huge number of excellent comments in our visitors book and we also encourage our visitors to write a review about us on Trip Advisor.
Our Apartment and Castle Steadings Cottages offer you great quality accommodation for you to relax and enjoy the fantastic sights and experiences that the Isle of Mull has to offer.
Aros Mains Testimonials
Fantastic break from the rat race. Excellent views and places to visit.Cameron Family, West Linton
A wonderfully welcoming apartment, ideally situated from which to explore and enjoy Mull. The flowers and scones were much appreciated!
Wow, what a treat, cosy, hot water, flowers, flagstones, artworks on the walls!Lynn, Edinburgh
Wonderful accommodation, great location and fantastic hosts! We will be back for more adventures.DuBoyce, Quebec
Our sixth visit and again, a week isn't long enough...Richard, Oxfordshire
Wonderful host, wonderful place, wonderful views - scones to die for!Bob & Julie, Hampshire
We had such a lovely time here, thank you Maggie and absolutely loved your hens eggs!Sorchin, Malaysia
The freshly baked scones were a very welcome treat on our return from the beach!Sonia and family
Your kindness, hospitality and a wonderful location made for a perfectly wonderful holiday.Mogers, Texas
Thank you so much for such a comfy warm and beautiful home to stay in.Mick & Julie, Suffolk
Wonderful! The cut flowers and tasty scones were very thoughtful and much appreciated. We'll be back!Paul and Liz. London
The apartment was wonderful. We truly loved the wine and scones and fresh flowers in the rooms were a lovely touch. We both felt that this was a great location for touring the north and the south of Mull.Pete, Oxfordshire
Lovely apartment and wonderful week - watched an otter from the window (with binoculars!) and very playful seals.Helena & Mike
A thoroughly enjoyable week on this beautiful island. The apartment is lovely and is very well positioned to explore. We particularly enjoyed cycling on the trails in the forests, climbing Ben More and the trip to the Treshnish Isles.Bensons, Hope Valley
Lovely week in beautiful surroundings. The apartment is a perfect base to spend a holiday. Thank you for your kind hospitality.Alton Family
This was a fantastic place for a family reunion! Maggie was a wonderful hostess, loved the scones and mackerel!Black family, Bo'ness
Thanks for the extremely comfortable, warm and spacious accommodation. We have been completely at home.Andrew, Cardiff
We have thoroughly enjoyed these lovely facilities and particularly appreciated the Wi-Fi! Thank you for the warm welcome and helping us have such a wonderful holiday.Diane & Neil, Scarborough
Had a great time in this wonderful cottage, 5 star service. Surrounding area wonderful as well - kids loved it. Fishing and wildlife fantastic and plenty to see and do.
A Lovely cottage, a warm welcome and a great location! We've thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Mull and hope to be back soon to see the puffins!Emma, Edinburgh
Had a brilliant holiday on Mull. Cottage was fantastic, so clean and homely (best holiday home i have ever stayed in). Shells on beach of Aros Castle are the best the two girls have collected. Scones were superb and enjoyed them sitting out in the sun!!Wicks family, Peebles
Cottage was lovely and comfy with great views and the chickens were always around to give us a warm welcome when we stepped outside.Rose family, S Wales
It was so good to come home to a cosy and welcoming cottage at the end of an autumn day - it made our holiday a great success.Jack & Izzy, Prestwick
Very well thought out and cosy cottage with lovely surroundings which our 4 year old son really appreciated! The cottage was a fantastic base from which to explore Mull with plenty to do nearby too.Michael & Maria
Where we are
Aros Mains House
Isle of Mull
Argyll & Bute PA72 6JP
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