Tobermory Holiday House Reviews from Back Brae Lodge Guests
“Clean and bright,
well-equipped kitchen. Had a great stay, thank you.”
“We had a great time on Mull,
the weather was fantastic, blue skies every day and not a midgie to be seen! I'm afraid I can't suggest any improvements for future guests to Back Brae Lodge, everything was clean and accessible. We will definitely stay at Back Brae Lodge next time we visit Mull.”
“We have had a lovely time here in Tobermory,
having not been in Mull for almost 20 years. Back Brae Lodge has been a perfect base to go out and about the island and provides a welcome which is warm and cosy when you return. We liked the comfort of a king size bed and having a dishwasher etc which felt home from home. Hope to return soon and will pass on details to all our Scots-loving friends and relatives to stay here at Back Brae Lodge. Many thanks.”
“I would just like to say a huge thank you
for providing such a super wee house in the middle of Tobermory. We were road cycling for the three days so it was a perfect base and we will definitely try to come back at some time, also recommend to others. All perfectly clean and very comfortably provided.”
“Everything was great.
The house is lovely and appliances are easy to use. Where the house is situated couldn’t be better for getting out and about. Bed was clean and comfy, towels were clean and fluffy. Kitchen was really nice as was the living room, sofas were comfortable. Loads of cutlery and crockery and ample pots and pans. All in all we had a great time and would recommend Back Brae Lodge to everyone. I hope that it won’t be too long until we next visit Mull and hopefully we can stay in Back Brae Lodge.”
“Beautiful place, highly organised and well presented.
We could see lots of thought went into this. So thanks very much, we've had a great weekend. And please thank Mary, who left the house so clean for our arrival! Thanks for the welcome pack too.”
“Thank you so much for the welcome goodies.
We had an excellent stay.”
“We had an amazing stay
and the house was very clean and comfortable. It was warm and cosy... there was enough of everything, and we found the kitchen well stocked with necessary utensils, though we did take advantage of the great places to eat on Main Street! There are nothing but great things to say about Mull and Back Brae Lodge, and I think we will be back at some point in the future.”
“Terrific cottage in a beautiful town.
We'll be back!”
“The house was really good and better than we expected.
The dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, oven, fridge, freezer, tea and coffee along with various other things were all appreciated. We've been to Mull once before so had a rough idea where Back Brae Lodge was but we didn't know quite how close and convenient it was to everything. It was very nice being able to walk to the Co-op or going to the Indian and it taking a couple of minutes, if that. The amount of detail that went into in the welcome book and with all the things on the noticeboard were also appreciated and came in handy. We had a look at the menus and used one for the Indian and we picked one of the walking routes out of the book for a walk to Croggan. With us deciding to go to Mull in January, most things seemed to be closed and so we spent a lot of time in the house and so it was really nice being somewhere we liked. We had a really nice time and will more than likely be booking it again.”
Mull & Tobermory Restaurant & Activity Reviews
“Tobermory is a gem.
We met The Tobermory Cat on night 1 and also 19-year-old Mr McGinty in the street at his pub! We sought out Angus Stewart and bought some copies to bring home as we are moggies lovers! People in town were very friendly, notably at the fish and chip van, the new tea rooms recently opened on Main Street, the candle shop and in the street, particularly those with cute dogs to pat! We tried the lighthouse walk but the track was blocked by a fallen tree. We were a bit unrealistic about distances overall and did find the single track road a bit of a challenge, though we got better after a few trips. We made a day pilgrimage to Iona and loved it! Such a long way - did not research distance enough at home. We went to Governor MacQuarrie's mausoleum and found it a very moving monument in a delightfully peaceful place. We loved the sea loch on the way to the Ulva ferry and stayed there for some time - we think we saw otters frolicking in the near distance but couldn't be sure without binoculars.”
“Having got Ben More off my tick list
we will definitely come back for another lovely holiday, out of main season again, which we really appreciated.”
“We loved the fish and chip van
and we had a good meal at the Mishnish.”
“We were extremely lucky with the variety of wildlife we managed to see
on our six days. We saw White-tailed Eagles, Red Deer, Otters, Herons, Seals, Hen Harriers, fabulous Highland cattle and not forgetting McGinty(?) the wonderful Tobermory cat. We had a great two-hour trip with Sea Life Surveys, where Iain and Ewan were excellent guides and pointed out creatures that we would have missed had they not been with us. We loved Calgary beach which we went to on a wild weather day, and the Calgary Art Gallery, tea room and sculpture trail. We liked the walk to the Lighthouse, even though it was a real sunshine and showers day, and also Aros Park with the unexpected and very spectacular waterfall (remembering we had had quite a lot of rain that week!). We would also recommend Am Birlinn restaurant where we had a very tasty late lunch and the best homemade pavlova I have ever tasted! A good meal of Haggis, Neeps 'n' Tatties was enjoyed by the two men in the family at the Mishnish, and we all enjoyed the beer at McGochan's, which apparently comes from a chocolate lined barrel (can this be true!). Tobermory was an excellent centre for our holiday. Everything was close at hand and was well appointed with its restaurants, pubs, bakery, Co-Op and various gift shops. We had very mixed weather on our holiday from sunshine to torrential downpours but it didn't distract from our enjoyment. We just dressed up in our waterproofs and walking boots and off we went into some of the most beautiful scenery I have ever had the pleasure of being amongst! All in all a fabulous holiday which exceeded our expectations and yes, at some point we fully intend to come back!”
“Mull itself is incredibly beautiful
and Calgary Bay is definitely worth a visit. On the outskirts of Tobermory, Aros Park is also a lovely area to explore and perfect for a 3-year-old to burn off his excess energy.”
“As well as the Balamory house tour,
we also did whale watching with Sea Life Surveys (amazing), a boat trip to Iona which was magical, crabbing in the harbour, lots of walks at Glengorm and all the laminated walks in your folder. We used the Co-Op a lot to self-cater and also had a nice takeaway from the Indian opposite as well as the obligatory fish and chips from the van, which were excellent. Our only meal out was a lunch at Glengorm which was delicious, we can recommend the Ploughman's with Mull Cheddars! Overall we had an amazing break.”
“As our main interest is wildlife and photography
we had many excellent sightings of golden, white tailed eagles, otters, red and fallow deer and lots of other bird species.”
“As to Mull, much depends on expectations
and the physical ability to enjoy the best of the landscape. We enjoyed our trip to Staffa with Turus Mara and were lucky enough to be able to land and explore the cave and puffin burrows. We were also exceptionally lucky on our Silver Swift trip to see Bottlenose Dolphins, a large pod of dolphins, porpoise, a white-tailed eagle, a variety of other sea birds and a basking shark. Only disappointment was the Cafe Fish and the well-done rolled fillets of sole.”
“We went to Mishdish four times - very good
- but were very disappointed in Cafe Fish. We went to Iona and Ulva, lovely islands.”
“Recommendations would be:
Café Fish - wonderful food understated; visit to Iona, particularly the northern sand beach rather than the southern; Ulva not so really. Would highlight to people that they should book restaurants if they want to and leave phone numbers, as we nearly came unstuck at the beginning of the week.”