Back Brae Lodge Self Catering in Tobermory, Mull

This self-catering holiday rental house is in Tobermory, the main town on the beautiful Scottish Island of Mull. The house is situated behind the famous Mishnish buildings on colourful Main Street, set off from the street which leads to the upper part of the town, on the north side of Tobermory Bay. The house is known locally as “the old chocolate shop”, since it was the original home of Tobermory Chocolate.

Situated in the heart of the town, Back Brae Lodge offers easy access to the local Co-Op, arts and craft shops, a bank, museum, post office, four public bars, a range of restaurants, an arts centre... and many other interesting corners!

How many guests and what's provided?

Sleeping accommodation comprises one main double bedroom with two double sofa beds within the upper floor living area.

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Book now for Autumn/Winter short breaks & 2015 stays

You can combine any consecutive stays for a longer booking. To get the total price just add the individual stay prices.

Seven-night peak season Full Week stays run from Friday to Friday. These are available from mid-May to mid-September. Three-night Weekend Breaks run from Friday afternoons to Monday mornings. Four-night Midweek Breaks run from Monday afternoons to Friday mornings. These are normally only available from September to April. Combine two of these to stay for one week during the off-peak season. Alternative entry or departure days (other than Monday or Friday) may also be available at certain times of year - please enquire.

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House Reviews

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 “I’d just like to say thank you
for accommodating us as I know our booking was rather last minute. We found Back Brae Lodge to be extremely comfortable and homely, and was perfectly situated for our requirements. We had a fabulous few days, experienced the magic of Mull, saw a wide range of wildlife and totally fell in love with the Island.”
BT - Cumbria, England - January 2012

 “Both my husband and I enjoyed our stay in Back Brae Lodge.
We were visiting Mull for a wedding at Glengorm Castle, which was situated in a remote but beautiful part of the island. Back Brae Lodge gave us that 'home-from-home' feeling - although it was just my husband and myself, the apartment could comfortably accommodate a family. Access to the local shops and parking was very good. I have already recommended staying at Back Brae Lodge to our family. ”
MS & TS - Newcastle Upon Tyne, England - November 2009

 “We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Scotland
and Easter weekend in Tobermory and Back Brae Lodge was the perfect way to cap it off. We all fell in love with Tobermory and have already begun planning a return trip. When we first arrived at your flat my 15-year-old daughter announced she would like to live there. Everything was perfect - the welcome basket was an especially nice touch. Thank you for sharing Back Brae Lodge, it was ideal setting for a memorable short break.”
RA - South Carolina, USA - April 2014

 “We had a wonderful time in Tobermory.
Back Brae Lodge was the perfect place for us to stay, we found everything we needed there. We particularly liked the little homely touches like the collection of children's programs on DVD and the book collection that we would actually read. The collection of road maps was also put to use exploring the island. The weather was particularly cold and wet on the weekend we were there, but we felt truly at home in Back Brae Lodge and did not mind being indoors. The decor is tastefully modern but comfortable, and there was plenty of space for our son to run around. We will definitely be returning to Tobermory to stay at Back Brae Lodge and we have already recommended it to our friends and family.”
FM - Edinburgh, Scotland - November 2008

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In The House

The property is completely non-smoking, however there is an outside decked porch area with chairs and table. Please note that there is one short flight of steps up to the lower entrance, another flight to the upper entrance, and an internal staircase between the floors. Original artwork in the house is by Shelagh Boyle and Ronnie Leckie.


The property is heated by electric storage heaters, with additional convector heaters in the lower bedroom and upstairs. Please note there is no freezer, only a fridge in the kitchen. Hot water is supplied by a timed electric immersion tank. There are fire alarms and extinguishers throughout the house. Downstairs, there is an iron & ironing board, electric tumble dryer, a drying pulley for clothes, towels and linen and a hair dryer. Toilet roll and bathroom & kitchen cleaning materials are provided.

Beds & Towels

In addition to the main bedroom with kingsize bed, there are two double sofabeds on the upper floor and a single futon. You may use many combination of these spare beds if you require them, but please remember that the maximum occupancy of the house is four adults. There is also a travel cot in the house for babies - you will need to bring your own soft bedding for this. A hand towel, face towel and bath towel are provided - bring an extra large bath towel if you prefer to use these.


The kitchen features a breakfast bar and includes a dual oven and grill, ceramic hob, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher and fridge. There is a range of pans & utensils, and tea towels, laundry washing powder and dishwasher tablets are provided. The dining table seats up to six people. There is usually a small supply of tea, coffee and powdered milk in the kitchen for your arrival.


There is a 32" LCD digital television and DVD player for your use, along with Freesat satellite TV & digital radio. This provides all BBC, ITV and Channel 4 channels, as well as many others. Playing cards & board games on hand include Trivial Pursuit and Scrabble.

WiFi Internet

There is a PC & broadband router connected to the TV for your Internet needs, including Wi-Fi wireless (and Ethernet wired) access for your laptop or mobile phone. There is no limit on usage. The usual download speed is 4.8Mbps and upload 0.25Mbps.


All outgoing UK landline calls of up to one hour are FREE from the landline telephone supplied. If any chargeable phone calls (eg to mobile phones or international) are made, these will be billed to you after your stay. There is a 1571 answering service on the phone where you can pick up messages. The mobile phone signal in the house is good, but may be patchy or non-existent elsewhere in Mull.

Outdoor Activities

There is a small but diverse collection of books and maps to borrow, including guides and histories of the local area and Scotland. Your bicycle, canoe, surfboard or similar item can be stored either in the lobby or outdoors, behind the house on the decking. The risk of theft is very low, but remember your own locks if you prefer to secure your belongings outside.


Dogs are welcome but must be restricted completely from the lower bedroom, from the couches/sofabeds on the upper floor, and from all other soft furnishings. The downstairs lobby and drying room can accommodate dogs comfortably - please bring all bedding for them. Do not allow your dog to foul anywhere on the property, including the decking, steps and path. Failure to respect these requests will certainly result in an extra cleaning bill after your stay and may result in all dogs being disallowed in future. Please confirm with the owner about other pets.