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Aros Location for Sallachy

Sallachy enjoys a peaceful location set back above the single track road at Aros, with stunning views for miles down the woodland and glen. The sea is only a short walk away, where the River Aros flows into the Sound of Mull at the foot of the 16th-century ruin of Aros Castle, a great area for wildlife, with the amenities of the village of Salen, including a cafe, bakery, well-stocked shop, hotel and filling station, only two miles distant.

Nearest village: Salen (2 miles)
Drive to ferry terminal at Craignure: 20 minutes

Map and Directions

We send out a property information document with directions to the house, and other useful information, to all guests who book with us.

Things to Do

Sallachy's location in a peaceful cluster of cottages at Aros promises peace and quiet with sweeping scenic views in abundance. Elevated above the single-track road, the cottage enjoys unrivalled views down the glen, taking in the woodland surrounding Loch Frisa and the River Aros, as well as open hillsides. And if views like these whet your appetite to pull on your hiking boots or hop on the bike, you'll be spoiled for choice.

From the cottage door, you can head straight out to walk forestry trails along the river, or up into the woodland and onwards to Loch Frisa. From shorter, circular loops taking in ancient burial grounds and lovely views, to longer forestry circuits passing by Ledmore at the end of the loch, there are many opportunities to get out and explore. Heading south from the cottage, a short distance down the road you can peel off to follow the river estuary and enjoy a circular walk to the 16th-century ruins of Aros Castle on the hilltop above the sea, which looks especially spectacular in spring, surrounded by a carpet of bluebells.

There's wildlife aplenty to discover in the estuary and the tidal Salen Bay and its islets, from seals to wading birds, widgeon and more, not forgetting the often-photographed shipwrecks too. Kayaks and paddle boards can be hired in the village, enabling exploration from the water too. Once you've had your fill of adventure, stop for a well-deserved slice of cake and cup of coffee, with both a bakery and cafe to choose from in Salen.

With its central location on the island's east coast, Sallachy lies only 15 minutes from the island's harbour town of Tobermory, with restaurants, attractions and boat tours departing daily in season, and offers easy access to the island's west coast and National Scenic Area at Loch na Keal too - another wildlife paradise with impressive views of Ben More. For those who love the outdoors, favour peaceful views and don't want to compromise on the convenience of getting around the whole island, Sallachy is the perfect choice.

  • Sallachy's location in the small settlement of Aros on the island's east coast
  • The nearby village of Salen offers a cafe, bakery, filling station and hotel
  • Explore the local walks to the 16th century ruins of Aros Castle
  • Gorgeous walks stretch for miles through the woodland towards Loch Frisa and along the River Aros
  • Hire a kayak or paddle board locally in the village of Salen
  • Keep an eye out for the local seals who are often sprawled on skerries
  • The Salen shipwrecks are a popular spot
  • Tobermory, the island's harbour town, lies within an easy drive
  • Just a short and scenic drive delivers you to Loch na Keal
  • Keep your eyes to the skies for Mull's magnificent wildlife
  • Enjoy boat trips departing from Tobermory
  • Venture further afield to discover stunning hidden beaches
  • The settlement of Aros, Sallachy's lovely east coast location