Aros Apartment is a luxury holiday apartment for two, located in the island's principal town of Tobermory. The apartment is situated within the beautiful Victorian building of Ulva House, which sits on the hillside above the bay. Aros Apartment has its own private entrance and the accommodation makes the most of the superb views over Tobermory harbour and the Sound of Mull.
On arrival, there is parking at the house, and a path leads to the private entrance of Aros Apartment. The spacious porch with tiled floor and umbrella stand, provides a useful area for removing boots and coats. A door leads through from here into the main hall; a grand space with sweeping staircase, period furnishings and artwork.
The apartment is indeed beautifully presented throughout, with a mix of period furniture and furnishings creating an elegant and comfortable home. The spacious living room features a wonderful bay window, capturing the fantastic sea views. There is an open fire, comfortable seating, books, artwork and ornaments to complete the space, along with some modern entertainments too (large television, DVD player and music system). Guests can sit by the fire and enjoy a dram in the evenings, or just relax with a morning coffee by the window, taking in the view.
The kitchen is a good size too, and very well equipped with another big window bringing lots of natural light into the room. The Aga is at the centre of this room and ensures the room is always warm and cosy, but you’ll also find a modern induction hob for convenience. There is a dining table for meal times, and the selection of crockery, cookware and tableware in the apartment are excellent. On the ground floor you will also fine a useful cloakroom with hand basin and w.c.
The staircase is a lovely central feature of the apartment, leading to the upper landing. Here you will find the master double - a bedroom with a real wow factor thanks to the impressive Victorian antique bed, captivating sea views and excellent finishing touches.
The heavy lined curtains, pocket sprung mattress, best quality Egyptian cotton bed linen and fluffy towels and robes, all create a feeling of luxury in this bedroom. There is a large dressing room too, with lots of storage that leads through to the en-suite bathroom. Guests are spoilt for choice with a modern shower unit, or a large claw foot bath to use at the end of a day's exploration. There is a hand basin, w.c. and heated towel rail too.
Outdoor seating is provided in the front garden area with beautiful views over Tobermory. From the garden, a path leads down to Tobermory harbour where you can explore the excellent range of shops, pubs and eateries. Boat trips also depart from the harbour. Tobermory has a museum, arts centre and aquarium, and there is a theatre on the outskirts of the town too.
Further afield, there are some wonderful walking opportunities in the forested areas, coastline and lochs of the northern part of the island. Calgary beach is just over a 30 minute drive from Tobermory - an excellent beach with tearoom and gallery close by. Don't forget to pack the binoculars too, either for your own use whilst out and about on the island, or to use on one of the wildlife or boat trips available.
Living Room: Spacious living area with comfortable furniture, open fire and large window. 42 inch Samsung television with freeview channels and DVD player, selection of books and games. Music system with CD player.
Kitchen: Large fitted kitchen with Aga, dining table and chairs. The Aga is great for baking/roasting and cooking and a separate electric induction hob is provided for frying etc. Microwave with grill. Kettle and toaster, filter coffee maker, dishwasher and tall fridge freezer (three freezer drawers). Some store cupboard basics provided (oil/salt/pepper). Combination washer/dryer.
Bedrooms: Antique, king sized bed with pocket sprung mattress with dual control electric blanket, hot water bottles, soft towelling robes and mules. Hair dryer provided.
Bathroom: The bathroom has a claw foot bath, shower unit, hand basin, w.c. and heated towel rail. There is a separate cloakroom with w.c. and basin on the ground floor of the apartment.
Garden: Large lawned garden, fully enclosed with stone wall. Garden chairs provided.
Heating: Electric heating throughout all rooms except kitchen. Oil fuelled Aga in kitchen.
Open Fire: Open fire with supply of wood and kindling supplied on arrival. More logs and coal provided free of charge for guests.
Bed Linen and Towels: Egyptian cotton bed linen, goose down duvet and pillows (non allergenic option on request). Bath and hand towels provided for guests.
Extras: Wireless internet access. Iron, ironing board and clothes rack.