Back Brae Lodge Self Catering Holiday Cottage Accommodation in Tobermory, Mull
This self-catering holiday cottage is in
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?
Sleeping accommodation comprises
one kingsize double bedroom, with two sofa beds within the upper floor living area.
The accommodation is ideal for one couple or a single, and adaptable for a family group.
The maximum occupancy is three adults, or two adults with children.
Around The House
Back Brae Lodge is an open-plan residence furnished to a high standard.
The spacious L-shaped upper floor combines the
living area, dining area, kitchen and extra sleeping space.
The upper floor space can be blacked out with the curtains and Velux blinds.
There is a sliding wooden door partition which can be pulled across to split the room if necessary.
This is not a soundproof barrier but does provide some privacy.
lower floor of Back Brae Lodge is accessible through both the internal staircase and a separate lower entrance from outdoors.
It comprises a lobby and drying room, bathroom and double (kingsize) bedroom.
The building was originally a
mason's workshop before it was extended into shop premises for
Tobermory Chocolate then
It was converted and renovated in 2007 into residential self-catering.
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The property is completely
non-smoking, however there is an outside decked porch area with table and chairs.
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. Services
The property is heated by
electric storage heaters, with additional convector heaters in the lower bedroom and upstairs.
There is an under-counter fridge in the kitchen, and a separate small freezer.
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.
There is no additional charge for electricity.
Beds & Towels
In addition to the main bedroom with kingsize bed, there are
two sofa beds (small doubles) 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
three adults. For comfort, one adult per sofa bed is recommended.
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. Kitchen
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 milk in the kitchen for your arrival. Entertainment
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
free Wi-Fi wireless broadband Internet access for your laptop, tablet or mobile phone.
Bring your own Ethernet cable to plug into the router port if you prefer.
There is no limit on usage. The usual download speed is 6Mbps and upload 0.3Mbps. Telephone
All outgoing UK landline calls of up to one hour are FREE from the landline telephone supplied.
There is a 1571 answering service on the phone where you can pick up messages.
The mobile phone signal in the house is good. Outdoor Activities
There is a 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. No Dogs or Pets, sorry...
We regret that dogs or other pets are now
strictly not allowed at Back Brae Lodge.
Why there is nothing better than strolling through the absurdly pretty port of Tobermory
one of Britain's best kept secret idyllic villages.
Daily Mail, August 2015
Read independent reviews from our guests on TripAdvisor
“Got to say, its a cracking little house.
Perfect for what we needed. Very keen to come back and stay here. Thank you very much.”
“We had a wonderful time,
the house was amazing, there is nothing I can tell you to improve it as it was perfect. Happy to recommend the house to future guests. Thank you again and all the best.”
“We enjoyed staying at Back Brae Lodge.
It's definitely a great place to be in Tobermory, in terms of situation - you are close to the ferry, to to the 'promenade', to everything. All necessary devices and furnishings are given, even up to a dishwasher and a washing machine. That makes it really perfect! The Lodge itself is very bright, clean, convenient - a very nice atmosphere, absolutely suitable to feel at home. Tobermory is really picturesque and nice, no 'trendies' or 'high society', just normal people, friendly, warm, who like to spend their holidays peacefully. Thank you so much for patiently and kindly answering all our questions and helping us to get things done and so to make us feel really well here! It has been a wonderful and great time at Back Brae Lodge, and we can only recommend that accommodation for everyone who wants to take a first glance to the Inner Hebrides and its culture.”
“We had a lovely time on Mull and very much enjoyed our stay at Back Brae Lodge.
This was our first visit to the island, we were bowled over, and the weather was glorious! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and do plan to return. Back Brae Lodge is great - clean, comfortable and well-equipped.”
“Back Brae Lodge was the perfect place to stay in Tobermory,
close to the harbour and Main Street with its shops, cafes and restaurants, but very quiet. The accommodation was lovely, spacious and airy and well stocked with everything we needed and more - like the Internet etc. The bedroom being downstairs was lovely and cool - important when the weather heated up (yes it did!). We will definitely be back to Mull and would hope to be able to stay in Back Brae Lodge again.”
“Thank you for a wonderful stay at Back Brae Lodge.
Loved Mull and Tobernory. Will recommend to friends and family.”
“We all had a fantastic time.
We really enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the island too. Back Brae Lodge itself was extremely cosy and yet the lovely decor was modern and finished to a very high standard indeed. We absolutely loved the fabulous open plan living area which had everything you could possibly need at your fingertips. The location of the house was perfect, being only a few steps from the main street and the local shops. We would certainly recommend both Back Brae Lodge and the island to friends and family. Thank you for all your assistance in assuring our trip was memorable and pleasant.