Back Brae Lodge, Tobermory Self Catering Holiday Cottage Accommodation on Mull
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Coronavirus COVID-19 Prevention in Mull

Don't travel if…

Under current government rules, you should not travel to Mull if:

  • anyone in your household begins to develop COVID-19 symptoms, has tested positive or is required to self-isolate at home
  • there are travel restrictions in place for leaving your home area, for entering Scotland or for the Isle of Mull.

If you're going to be unable to make the journey to Mull for a booked stay because of evident national or local travel restrictions, we always offer you either a full refund or a change of dates. The full refund policy does not apply if you are unable to travel because of quarantine, self-isolation or testing reasons - in these cases our standard cancellation policy applies.

Travel restrictions

Scottish Government rules on travelling within and to Scotland are law. We are currently in a period of national lockdown with rules to stay at home.

As responsible self catering providers, we have always followed government travel restrictions, which are now law in Scotland. It's your responsibility to ensure you stay within the law, however we do review these travel restrictions one week before your stay and reserve the right to cancel (or arrange to postpone) your stay at that point if we believe you will be in breach of them. We have a fragile island community to protect.

Ferry Travel

Plan your ferry travel on to (and off) the island.

Read the latest CalMac COVID-19 updates and see some Frequently Asked Questions about the current service. Watch a video on safer travel with CalMac and read more about preparing to travel. CalMac ferries are constrained in capacity due to physical distancing requirements. As ferries are public transport, face coverings are currently mandatory on vessels and in port offices, unless you have a medical exemption.

Cleaning and hygiene

We want you to be fully confident that you'll arrive in a holiday property that's thoroughly clean, and disinfected for your peace of mind. Cleaning and disinfecting products will be available at Back Brae Lodge during your stay, so you can maintain hygiene.

As a responsible self catering host and member of the Association of Scotland's Self Caterers, we've followed the ASSC's industry-leading measures for restarting safely and implemented their Enhanced Cleaning Protocols as well as preparing our own risk assessment. We've also signed up to VisitScotland's Good To Go certification for visitor accommodation and committed to Airbnb's Enhanced Cleaning Protocol.

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We're Good To Go - in partnership with VisitScotland, the National Tourist Organisation of Scotland


Although things are not yet back to 'normal' compared to previous years, you'll find that most Mull visitor businesses are ready to receive you, outdoor activities are still on offer, wildlife is thriving and there are plenty of things to do - unless you're putting your feet up in the house with a movie!

Eating out and eating in

You may want to bring plenty of supplies for catering for yourselves at Back Brae Lodge, in case restaurants and takeaways have limited capacity. Shopping at the Co-Op is less convenient than usual, as there may be queues at busy times due to social distancing requirements.

Remember your face covering for enclosed public spaces.

See restaurants, cafes and food shops on nearby Main Street.

See a list of local food suppliers and a mouthwatering selection of food on offer for delivery and collection from Tobermory and Mull producers.

Safer travel with CalMac
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Accommodation Reviews

Find out all about Back Brae Lodge.

 “Back Brae Lodge was just perfect. We loved coming 'home' after days full of adventure discovering the island.”
J & RD - Preston, England - September 2020
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Things To Do

Find out how to get to Tobermory. Once you're here, go shopping and eat out, or see some wildlife.

 “Saw lots of great birds including 13(!) white-tailed eagles.”
ME - Welwyn Garden City, England - October 2020
Read more guest reviews of Mull restaurants and holiday activities.