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.

Your rental includes FREE use of:

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.

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House Reviews

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 “Your house is a ‘hidden gem’,
would recommend it to friends and family. We would have loved to stay longer as I want to do research into my family tree. House was warm and comfy, shopping nearby, plenty hot water, nice layout, novelty going downstairs to bed instead of up.”
EM - Lanarkshire, Scotland - October 2012

 “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.”
JM - Weil am Rhein, Germany - September 2009

 “We had a great holiday,
our first on Mull but not our last I think! We loved your holiday home, it was warm and welcoming on our return after some pretty hairy walks! We will definitely recommend it and want to stay there again ourselves.”
AC - Leamington Spa, England - April 2013

 “Overall, we were very pleased with the house and the facilities.
The location was excellent. And we had a great week on Mull. ”
KB & MB - Derbyshire, England - June 2011

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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. 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.

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 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.

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 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.