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“Self catering at a high standard in Tobermory”
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Back Brae Lodge location behind the famous coloured buildings in Tobermory.
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Back Brae Lodge location behind the famous coloured buildings in Tobermory.
Location below Western Isles Hotel. Kitchen and dining area.
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60 reviews
Back Brae Lodge location behind the famous coloured buildings in Tobermory.
Location below Western Isles Hotel.
Kitchen and dining area.
Living area.
Living area with partition closed.
Dining and living area.
Double sofabed closed.
Double sofabed open.
Upper entrance.
Some local Tobermory products.
Main bedroom.
Main bedroom with sink.
Main bedroom with full length mirror.
Bedroom
Bedroom
Time for a nap.
Upper stairway.
Lower stairway.
Bathroom with shower and bath.
Lobby and drying room.
Decking by rock face.
Entrances to Back Brae Lodge
Main Street, Tobermory
Elvis the otter.
White tailed sea eagle.
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Holiday Rental House -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Tobermory, Isle of Mull, The Hebrides, Scotland

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UK
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Self catering at a high standard in Tobermory”
Reviewed 9 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013

Found this gem on the Internet with good reviews on Trip Advisor. Location is extremely central tucked away in a sheltered corner, just back one road from the harbour. Accomodation is on two levels and is very spacious and light. Lots of hot water and lovely and warm for a bitterly cold March. The owner as thought about almost everything you could want and the tourist info is very personalised and presented well. Nice touch of two bottles of local whiskey and some snacks too. Bed was very comfy and seating in lounge too. I would recommend this for sure. The only two things negative to mention is there are no views to speak of from the property and you cannot get your car close for unloading and loading but that wasn't too much of an issue.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: No views
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
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DDootsie
Scotland
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63 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Perfect location and wonderfully equipped”
Reviewed 12 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012
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If you're looking for a rental property in Tobermory, it's really a good idea to familiarise yourself with the layout of the town before booking. There is the famous main street with the brightly coloured buildings, where all the restaurants, pubs and shops are. Then there is the rest of the town which is some distance up a very, very steep hill.

So the first thing to say about Back Brae Lodge is the location - tucked just behind the most photographed building where the Mishnish hotel is. This means you don't get much of a view from the property, but you are a stone's throw from everything this gorgeous village has to offer. And more importantly, when you leave the wonderful hospitality in the local pubs and restaurants, you are a stone's throw from your accommodation rather than facing a hike up that hill.

The description and photographs on the Back Brae Lodge website are completely accurate. It is spacious, comfortable, modern and well-equipped. There is excellent WiFi, large screen TV with satellite, DVDs and a superb selection of books and games.

Highly recommended.

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Liked best: The location in the heart of the village
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Back Brae Lodge in Tobermory, Mull is a great self-catering find.”
Reviewed 31 December 2012 for a stay in December 2012
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We stayed here in the week before Christmas and it had everything we needed. Usually we opt to stay in a hotel but many were closed at this time on Mull but we needn’t have worried. The house is tucked back, just feet from the sea front of Tobermory in a very convenient location - everything you might need is within very easy walking distance - of just a few minutes. The house is clean, warm and comfortable with all the facilities you are likely to need regardless or whether the weather is good or bad. Back Brae Lodge is also very reasonably priced. Well done Kenny Fraser.

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Andy D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Back Brae Lodge - for style and ambience.”
Reviewed 21 November 2012 for a stay in November 2012

I like complaining. So when asked to give feedback on my thoughts on Back Brae Lodge I began to rub my hands in anticipation. I have to say I'm very disappointed. There was absolutely nothing to complain about. The flat was lovely, spacious, warm, well equipped, beautifully appointed. With plenty of games, books, videos for the evenings. Perfect.
Mull is lovely as is Tobermory. Only went to two places - warm welcome at The Mish Nish and the An Tobar cafe / gallery is fantastic.

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Liked best: Open planned design and ambience.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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RuthandPa...
Ulverston, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Brilliant property!”
Reviewed 10 November 2012 for a stay in November 2012

My husband and I have just spent a fantastic short break at Back Brae Lodge. The property was perfect for us - very well equipped with
everything we needed (fantastic to have a washing machine and tumble
drier to sort our things after days out walking in the best the Mull
weather had to throw at us!) and the instructions for all the
appliances were clear and easy to follow. The house was spotless,
comfortable and very spacious for 2 people. In addition, it was a real
bonus having maps, walking books and bird guides available for us to use; real thought had gone into equipping the house. Finally the welcome pack was a lovely
surprise and a real treat! Location-wise the property was brilliant -
so convenient for all the bars, shops and restaurants in Tobermory,
yet managed also to be totally quiet and peaceful.

The only 2 things I had had slight reservations about prior to our
stay had been the lack of designated parking and storage heaters
instead of central heating; both these concerns proved to be
unfounded. We never had any problems at all parking very close to the
house and it was always toasty warm inside.

We loved both Tobermory and Mull in general. Mull came highly recommended by
friends and family and 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 from which to explore the island. We came to Mull primarily for the scenery, wildlife and walking and
none of these things disappointed.

All in all a fantastic break - the property
was faultless - fantastic location, brilliantly equipped, spotlessly
clean and really warm and comfortable. Thank you!

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Recommended for:
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