Fonn Aline



Fonn Aline (Gaelic for “Beautiful Sound”) is a characterful wooden two storey cottage built in 1905 for a Miss Elise Mott.

The self catering accommodation occupies an elevated position above the road, with spectacular views across the Aros River Estuary to Aros Castle and the Sound of Mull.

Directions: From Salen take the road to Tobermory for 1¼ miles; the driveway will be found on the left, 100 yards after the ruined boat house on the shore.


  • Upstairs:Sitting room/dining room with open fire and back boiler,TV and video recorder, CD and cassette player.

    Fonn Aline Inside

    Fonn Aline Inside

  • Bathroom with WC and electric shower.
  • One single bedroom and one double bedroom.
  • A cot is provided.
  • The kitchen is well equipped, with electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave cooker, washing machineand tumble dryer.
  • General heating is provided by night storage heaters.
  • There are two bedrooms,one twin and one with a single bed. The way these upper storey bedrooms have been constructed in the roof gives the building a unique charm.
  • All cottages are provided with duvets and pillows, and linen and towels are provided.
  • Bedrooms are heated by convector heaters

Floor plan:

Floor Plan Upstairs

Floor Plan Downstairs


  • Fonn Aline

    Fonn Aline

    Tariff and AvailabilityThe first is that it is really a misnomer. Miss Mott wanted a Gaelic name and asked a native Gaelic speaker for a translation of Beautiful Sound, as in Sound of Mull. He misunderstood and gave her the word for sound as in music!

  • The other is that the name is correct and commemorates the death of a legendary piper whom local folklore says may have been buried nearby.
  • On a quiet night you can almost imagine the haunting sound of the pipes drifting across from the waters edge ………………….

Tariff and Availability

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