Tobermory Holiday House Reviews from Back Brae Lodge Guests
“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.”
“Overall the stay was great.
House was warm and everything was as expected.”
“Loved Back Brae Lodge
- we’ve stayed in quite a few properties in Skye, Mull and North Wales and Back Brae Lodge certainly met our expectations! Loved the layout and it is very well equipped with lots of useful 'destructions'. The apartment was very clean, bedding and towels were fine and no problems finding everything. Once again thank you - we had a lovely Christmas.”
Mull & Tobermory Restaurant & Activity Reviews
“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.”
“We booked a distillery tour
and bought the superb Ledaig. We thought Tobermory the best of the Western Isles towns/harbours.”
“We now know the island very well
and that experience has only served to ensure that we will return for a longer visit. We both love seafood and found the restaurants very good, in particular Cafe Fish. The museum, although small, is filled with very interesting material and a great place to spend an hour on a very stormy day!”
“My Australian friends were in Heaven
to be staying there and loved every minute of the village and surrounding area. We drove down to the ferry to Iona and next day headed to Calgary and the arts centre and cafe and beach. The food was great everywhere bar the Indian!”
“We really fell in love with Mull, and Tobermory in particular.
Cafe Fish is perfect as far as I'm concerned, we went there two nights running! Outstanding, and the fish and chips from the van on the harbour were great too. We also went on a guided wildlife tour, which I would highly recommend. We went with Mull Wildlife Tours, Pete Hall, who was fantastic. He was incredibly knowledgeable, witty, warm, friendly and we had a brilliant day out with him. It was a great way to get a 'feel' for the island and we spent the rest of our time, following a similar route in order to see as much wildlife as we could cope with. The only thing I would say is the island could really do with a few more public toilets! The west side of the island didn't appear to have any at all and my heartfelt thanks go out to the lovely lady on the shop at Pennyghael for allowing me to use hers! Basically, we felt as though we had arrived in paradise. The views were awesome (a word often misused but absolutely correct in this instance), the wildlife was fascinating, varied and abundant, and the people were so friendly and helpful. A truly beautiful place which we hope to come back to in the not too distant future. ”
“Luckily, the weather was fantastic throughout our stay,
which meant that we were able to take advantage of the maps provided in the house and venture out on a few walks. Just by the Rubha nan Gall Lighthouse, North of Tobermory, we were fortunate enough to spot a grey seal sunbathing on the rocks. The Aros Park walk, which starts off by the Distillery, was also pleasant.”
“February can be iffy weather-wise
but we enjoyed a walk in Aros Park (not too long for children!) and we had two tasty takeaways from the Indian restaurant opposite the house.”
“We climbed Ben More on the best day of weather and had fantastic views.
We loved Tobermory and its shops and restaurants (shame the butcher no longer exists). At this time of year [December] it's as well to get to the restaurants by about 7.45pm latest, as it is such a quiet time of year - if they don't have a party booked then they may close early, for understandable reasons. As keen bird watchers we were sorry not to see any sea eagles but we can save these for when we visit again, as no doubt we will! We went to Calgary Bay - it even stopped raining for an hour or two as we walked out to one of the raised points above the bay - and also drove right down to the far south west and visited the Ardalanish weaving and woollens workshop and farm shop, which is all organic. Remarkable! And the scenery on the way there and back was fantastic - even in the driving rain. We learned about Tobermory Cat but unfortunately were unable to meet the star of Tobermory, the weather being too inclement for this world celebrity to be car surfing on the streets at this time.”
“In terms of how we found Tobermory and Mull in general, we loved the place!
It was my first visit and Mull came highly recommended by friends and family - it totally lived up to expectations. Although we came out of season, therefore some of the restaurants and boats trips were closed, November was a brilliant time to visit. The scenery and colours were stunning, the island was so quiet and no midges! Furthermore, despite a few days of bad weather, which you could get any time of year, we were also lucky enough to enjoy a couple of days of beautiful sunshine. Tobermory was a fantastic base - we particularly enjoyed the Mishnish (pub) and the Bakery, and so convenient to have the Co-Op and Clydesdale Bank close to hand. We came to Mull primarily for the scenery, wildlife and walking and none of these things disappointed (apart from the fact that we didn't spot any blooming eagles - we'll just have to come back!). One of our highlights was a day walking on Ulva - absolutely stunning. We also loved Calgary Beach and the Loch na Keal area (where we saw an otter).”
“Your wee dram from the Tobermory distillery
was toasted at the summit of Ben More (in the fog!) and made the descent that much easier.”