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

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 October and April.

Seven-night peak season Full Week stays run from Friday to Friday. These are available from May to September.

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

Recently Booked Stays

See also the bookings calendar or the available stays list.

House Reviews

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 “Although the weather was mixed,
the flat was so comfortable and warm that it was lovely to chill out and relax in, with everything we needed. We would certainly recommend it to friends and family which is how we found you in the beginning.”
JS - Edinburgh, Scotland - August 2010

 “We had a great week at Back Brae Lodge.
We felt at home straight away and the house is warm and comfortable. Many thanks for a great week.”
FW & CW - North Yorks, England - September 2011

 “Superb! Fantastic location and accommodation.
First class service included, thank you! We had a great time, thank you for providing us with such a wonderful place to stay.”
MD - Lincolnshire, England - August 2008

 “We enjoyed our stay at Back Brae Lodge
because it was well positioned, comfortable and had good WiFi. Read our travel blog.”
ML & KL - Queensland, Australia - September 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 dogs or other pets are now strictly not allowed 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. Guests found to have brought dogs or pets will be in breach of our Terms & Conditions Of Stay and asked to leave with immediate effect. Bookings with dogs were allowed until March 2015, so you may want to consider this if you or your companions have any particularly sensitive health issues relating to dogs.