Tobermory Holiday House Reviews from Back Brae Lodge Guests
“Back Brae Lodge looked lovely in the photos
but the real thing was even lovelier! Had all the facilities we needed. We really enjoyed our stay here and would stay again if in the area.”
“We had a wonderful time
and the weather was perfect. Back Brae Lodge was an excellent base.”
the apartment hits all the spots, well furnished clean, very comfortable. Back Brae Lodge a definite place to recommend.”
“We have had three lovely nights
at Back Brae Lodge. The accommodation has everything we needed, it is finished to a high standard from the appliances to the fluffy towels. We have not been able to find fault with our stay (not that we were looking). It has made our first anniversary special, we would definitely return. Many thanks. ”
“Wonderful, beautiful cottage.
Really well equipped, we love it all. This was our second stay at Back Brae Lodge and we would both highly recommend it to friends and family. Thank you for making our holiday so lovely.”
spacious, nicely decorated, well-equipped kitchen and convenient. Book on walks and other local information is nice to have at your fingertips. Enjoyed our few days.”
“Very comfortable holiday let in a superb location.
Enjoyed our stay very much. Thank you.”
“Thank you so much
for allowing us to use Back Brae Lodge for a lovely family holiday. We had a great time and the weather was kind to us. The cottage is comfortable, well located and everything we could need was provided.”
“Wow - what a beautiful, cosy, homely and relaxing cottage.
We have had a lovely few days here. We loved the Isle of Mull for a short break - now prefer it to Skye where we have stayed for the past three years. Thank you for everything.”
“We’ve really enjoyed our stay
at Back Brae Lodge. Thank you so much! The lodge is lovely and very well equipped with everything you might need, and more. I think Mull is the most beautiful place I have ever visited. Thank you once again.”
Mull & Tobermory Restaurant & Activity Reviews
“Had a great time on Mull.
Granddaughter loved the place and enjoyed the walks we took her on. Must compliment the Bakery - I have never known my husband to eat as much bread as he did, so much so that we bought two loaves to bring home, and one for my son. Hope we will get back again one day.”
“Thank you for all the information
for getting around Tobermory and where to go and see places. We walked to the lighthouse, that was tricky with mud due to the rain. Tobermory people are so lovely and polite, and best of all is the Tobermory cat who lies on a red car lazing around watching all the visitors go by.”
“We were lucky enough to see otters.
We hired bikes from Brown's the hardware shop and did one long day cycle ride, which was a great way to see the island.”
“We’ve just been round part of the island
for the day with Finlay Christine of Tall Tales Tours - strongly recommended. ”
“In Tobermory, we loved Cafe Fish, friendly staff and wonderful seafood.
We were spoilt for choice. You need to book though as it is very popular and not over-large. Other nice places to eat are The Mishnish Hotel, The Galleon Grill which is just off Main Street and the Fish & Chip Van on the pier is super too. Mull is very beautiful and very peaceful. We particularly loved Calgary Beach - fabulous! If you go there, call in at the nearby Calgary Art In Nature to see Matthew Reade's stunning wood sculptures. You can get a nice light meal there too. If you enjoy gardening, a visit to Lucy MacKenzie's fabulous garden Lip na Cloiche near Ulva Ferry is an absolute must. It's amazing - you wouldn't believe what you can do with a load of old forks, bits of machinery, broken china and more! Oh and it's free to look round - and you can buy lovely plants and gifts from her as well.”
“MacGochans had really excellent food
(and I'd say we enjoyed it even more than the Mishnish, despite it being a lot cheaper) and the Indian opposite the cottage was great on the day we got back from the day trip to Staffa and it started pouring of rain. The Chinese closest to the cottage was also really good, the mixed seafood I got there was excellent while my husband really enjoyed his Thai curry. We also couldn't resist hot chocolate and cakes at the Tobermory Chocolate Company on more than one occasion! The Co-Op also had eveything we needed for day-to-day. We took our baby called Iona to see the Isle of Iona and on the way there took the coastal route the opposite direction around the island from Craignure to Fionnphort. Some of the scariest driving of the trip but rewarded with some of the most dramatic landscapes both around the coast and the road up through the mountains. The ferries were very regular and a very easy ride and as we could easily take the pram on the ferry we had a lovely, easy walk around the nunnery, Abbey and Iona pier area. We were even treated to a double-rainbow (I've never seen two rainbows together before) across the hills on our drive back to Tobermory. We also went to the Ulva Ferry terminal and took the trip out with Turus Mara to Staffa and Fingal's Cave and saw hundreds of puffins (I also wanted to see Ulva as my Uncle on Tiree had told me that the Tiree MacArthurs, my maiden name, originally came from there and we got great views on the way to Staffa). It was definitely a baby in a sling trip rather than a pram but well worth it. We even saw some bottlenose dolphins on the way back. One warm evening after baby was asleep, Daddy babysat while I took a walk along the coastal path to Nan Gall Lighthouse (the path is a bit precarious for a 5 month baby which is why I went alone but I desperately wanted to go there as my Dad named his engineering company of over 30 years 'Nan Gall' Energy Systems after it). Wow it was everything I could imagine and more. The walk felt truly magical, the sun was beginning to set and the views were absolutely spectacular out to sea. The narrowness of the paths and having to climb under a few fallen trees only added to the feeling of being at one with nature. When you turned the bend and caught the glimpse of Nan Gall lighthouse glimmering in the distance it was a tremendous moment, an astoundingly beautiful view, and spurred you on to visit up close. My sister loved the pics so much she immediately took one for her Facebook cover and asked if I could send the high quality version of one as she is going to have it printed to put up framed in her house, she described it as walking into the world of Lord of the Rings! Mull is up there on my list of most beautiful places in the world along with places like Machu Pichu in Peru and the wildlife of Costa Rica. It made me proud to be Scottish!”
“We went out to the local eateries
Cafe Fish, MacGochans, The Western Isles Hotel, and had fish and chips at the harbour. All very good - all I can say is the island was a touch of magic, can't wait to return.”
“We can’t praise Café Fish enough
- excellent food, service and ambiance, one of the most enjoyable meals we have ever had. Been to Mull and Tobermory a few times now, we always enjoy our stay and love the walks, the scenery and the boat trips.”
“What we particularly enjoyed about Mull,
apart from the stunning scenery, was the beach at Calgary. What a jewel of a place! It must be Scotland's best kept secret! We were there in early May, so slightly off season, and we had the beach virtually to ourselves. It is a beautiful beach, with soft, brilliant white sand and gorgeous clear water, and several picnic tables dotted about. There's nothing else there but the birds and the sheep, and because you have to get there on a single track road with passing places it takes a while to get there - but so worth it - so take a packed lunch! The weather was really warm and sunny, and we could have been on a tropical beach. It was stunningly beautiful. If you like to try local beers, go to McGochans bar. They have an absolutely delicious locally brewed beer that is matured in chocolate infused barrels - it is absolutely delicious! The food there is good too. The other good thing about Tobermory is present-shopping. You can buy gifts from £3 - local lavender soap from the wonderfully scented soap shop - to over £300 for beautiful amber jewellery from the silversmiths. Every shop is individual, so you can get things you can't get anywhere else, some of it made right there in Mull.”
“Extremely impressed with the standard of food in the local restaurants.
We ate in Cafe Fish, the Mishnish and MacGochans, all of which were excellent.”