Self Catering in Tobermory, Mull at Back Brae Lodge
This self-catering holiday cottage 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 sofa beds within the upper floor living area.
- ideal for one couple or a single
- comfortable for three adults (the maximum occupancy)
- adaptable for a family group of two adults with children
Your rental includes FREE use of:
- 32" LCD digital television
- Freesat satellite TV & radio with DVD
- Wi-Fi wireless broadband, and use of PC
- UK landline calls (up to 1 hour each)
- electricity & services
- all bedding & several towels per person
Book now for 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 May to August.
Three-night Weekend Breaks run from Friday afternoons to Monday mornings. Four-night Midweek Breaks run from Monday afternoons to Friday mornings. These short breaks are normally only available during the off-peak season between September and April.
Bookings Diary Quick Check
Recently Booked Stays
- 2015 Monday 13 April 3pm to Friday 17 April 11am
- 2015 Monday 2 March 3pm to Friday 6 March 11am
- 2015 Monday 27 April 3pm to Friday 1 May 11am
- 2015 Monday 23 February 3pm to Friday 27 February 11am
- 2015 Friday 31 July 3pm to Friday 7 August 11am
“We were delighted with the accommodation and its facilities.
We really can't fault anything, not even the littlest thing. The Lodge was lovely, the features and facilities were excellent and it was warm and inviting, especially after a long cold day seeing the rest of Mull and tiring us and the dog out. I would recommend Back Brae Lodge to anyone and I will recommend it to my friends and relatives. Thanks again for making our belated return to Mull so rewarding and the Lodge was the icing on the cake.”
“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. ”
“We had a lovely time in the house and found it really very comfortable.
We hate to admit how much we appreciated the broadband connection as we were supposed to be getting away from it all! We were able to keep an eye on the weather and research things we wanted to do. The place was very easy to settle down in and relax. We would definitely recommend it if we knew friends were going to Tobermory.”
“We had a lovely stay in Mull and were delighted with the accommodation.
It was lovely having so much space (especially for drying our walking gear) and the cottage was very well equipped. We particularly appreciated the selection of maps, books and games. We will be sure to keep you in mind for any future trips to Mull.”
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. 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.
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.
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.
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 6Mbps and upload 0.3Mbps.
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.
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 we are no longer able to accept dogs or other pets at Back Brae Lodge. Some dog owners in the past didn't respect our rules about restricting dogs from soft furnishings, and in these cases we didn't feel confident in maintaining the highest standard of cleanliness for following guests, during the time available for changeovers between stays.