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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Bramla was a delight, it had everything we needed plus a cosy character that made it feel like more than just a generic holiday rental."

    We would definitely book again ☺

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. We will be glad to have you back again. We have tried to keep Bramla as a homely well equipped cottage by the coast not just a typical holiday let so we're glad it was appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Erika5.0Oct 2023

  • "No problem with cottage it was spot on, I think more information regarding ..."

    No problem with cottage it was spot on, I think more information regarding parking the fact that even with permit (grateful) there are not many spaces also the walk up to car park is not a steady uphill walk it’s hard going for older people and people with breathing difficulties, it has not put us off as it’s beautiful we are booking for next year

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Bramla is well maintained, clean and cosy and has everything you need."

    A small welcome pack including fresh milk would be good especially as shops in close proximity in village either don't stock or have restricted opening times. North Yorkshire is a beautiful area with lovely sandy beaches in close proximity, and lots of other interesting places to visit. Definately would return

    We're pleased that you were happy with the cottage and area. Although there are lovely pubs and cafes, as a self catering property we appreciate that the village shops are limited which means bringing the essentials with you or shopping at the Coop on the main road just before entering Staithes. We made the decision to provide an 'emergency' box of basics in the cottage to be refilled at the client's convenience rather than fresh produce as we know from personal experience not everyone is able to consume dairy, nuts, gluten, alcohol etc and this can cause disappointment. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gwen5.0May 2023

  • "A really lovely and well equipped cottage in a great location just off the harbour and a hop, skip and jump from the local pub and eatery which serves good hearty food and fresh fish."

    The owner was extremely helpful. We will definitely back for another visit. Thank you

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely stay."

    Lovely location. The car park is a steep hill climb from the cottage

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2022

  • "A pleasant cottage in a good location."

    The cottage was exceptionally well equiped in the kitchen department and had very useful notes on operating various articles of equipment around the house. The area in the car park where one can park with the Council permit is very poorly signed and hard to identify. Luckily the house owners provided a car park photo which clearly identified the useable area - this should perhaps get a mention in the Listing.

    Reviewed by John4.4Sep 2022

  • "We had a great relaxing week , everything you needed was on hand , and a Stones throw from the cod and lobster x"

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely cottage right in the heart of the village."

    Spotlessly clean and well equipped,perfect for an old fashioned seaside holiday. We had a wonderful stay and felt very sad about leaving.

    Reviewed by Katherine4.7Aug 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay in Bramla, it’s beautifully decorated throughout, clean and comfortable as well as being very well equipped."

    Only a suggestion a small bench or bistro table and chair set outside would have been nice, to sit on whilst having a cuppa or reading. However understand it’s not the best outlook in Gun Gutter with the bins all having to be there too.

    Reviewed by Jennifer Susan3.8Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday."

    We have stayed in staithes before but this was the first time stopping at bramla cottage. The cottage was lovely and had everything you could need. Only thing that could improve would be the parking permit as it would be better if we could park in residence section as the council bit does get very full.

    Reviewed by Hannah4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely property, great location, everything needed was there including good pubs and good exercise going up the hill every day for trips out in the car!"


    Thank you for your review. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, comfortable and perfectly situated."

    Great views of the sea from the bedrooms

    Thank you Gareth and glad you had a good holiday in Bramla Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely place and cottage."

    However the parking situation and signage needs to absolutely clear as i picked up 3 parking fines during my stay. I still require a clear picture of the parking permit for my appeal and would appreciate any help you can give me. Regards J

    We checked with Sykes and it is stated in 3 areas of their information re parking, twice on the website and also on the cottage access information regarding where to park. On the permit mount itself there are very clear instructions where the council car park is and again in the cottage is a photographic map with the parking area highlighted in red. We honestly do not know what else we can do but think the signage by the private car park on the right of the toilets is maybe not clear enough for people to realize they have driven into the wrong area if they are wanting the council car park, hence all our information. People worried about the parking when its busy could buy a weeks permit in Glenvale Car Park if this helps. We cannot understand why the last photo of the permit wasn't deemed clear enough but our caretakers are sending another at the next changeover. So glad however you enjoyed the stay in the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah4.4Apr 2022

  • "Thank you for an amazing stay."

    The cottage had everything and more, and the location was magical. The pictures do not do it justice. Just what we needed!

    Thank you so much for your review. We are really glad you had a lovely time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2022

  • "Not informed about the parking permit being useless due to the back of the car ..."

    Not informed about the parking permit being useless due to the back of the car park being resurfaced, had to park in another part and received a fine , not very happy

    So sorry for the parking issues Carol. Unfortunately Scarborough Borough Council did not see fit to let us owners know the situation so we were unable to inform you in advance. I will contact the council on your and our behalf and complain. It is a pity to reduce our ratings by 25% because of this issue which may have been avoided but it is clear in the holiday information that although we pay the council for a permit they cannot guarantee a parking space when busy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol3.8Mar 2022

  • "Excellent cottage, couldn't ask for more."

    Lovely location.... 8 seconds from the pub. 10 seconds to the beach. Brilliant.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely quaint cottage had a lovely stay felt at home every thing we needed great place to stay"

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely quaint little cottage -The owner was absolutely lovely -Highly recommended"

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Nov 2021

  • "A stylishly refurbished cottage that has a very welcoming feel to it."

    Owners left very useful information Slight space issues around dining area and access to cupboard/dishwasher but not a major problem The bathroom was very spacious and well set out although the shower water -flow a little disappointing Only a few paces to the Cod and Lobster (which is a great pub ) and the street /harbour making loading/unloading easier than in sometimes can be in Staithes All in all a good experience and one we would definitely like to repeat in the future

    Thank you for your positive feedback Mr Cruse. Regarding the water flow - unfortunately like a lot of Staithes properties we do experience a variably low water pressure. We have looked at additional pumps but until the cottage needs a bathroom refurbishment options are limited. We will however ask the water board to look into the issue too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frederick4.1Nov 2021

  • "The property had everything you could possibly need and you could see the owners had taken a great deal of pride in renovating the property to a very high standard."

    We have stayed at another property in Staithes and that property was a few divisions lower than Bramla. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would have no hesitation in staying there again. The location of the property is spot on for both the beach and The Cod and Lobster which also deserves a merited mention. The Bramla does come with a parking pass and we took the opportunity of taking the bus to both Saltburn and Whitby. Anybody coming here enjoy your will not regret it.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Oct 2021

  • "Bramla was a lovely traditional cottage with modern features and touches, over 3 floors (twin room at top with sea view) well positioned close to harbour and a few yards from the "Cod"."

    Only downside was no WiFi, but this was clearly stated in write up. Good base for travelling or walking

    Thank you Janet. After months of waiting we finally had broadband installed in November 2021, hence now have a smart TV, wifi and a landline for emergencies and incoming calls. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.1Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage which was very central for pubs / tea rooms."

    Excellent location for the Cleveland Way and exploring the Yorkshire Coast and surrounding areas. Weather was mixed but we had a great time. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Tim3.8Jul 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage, at the most, a 1 minute walk away from the beach and some stunning views."

    The cottage is well equipped, clean and reasonably spacious. Parking at the top of the hill was sometimes stressful (even with the parking permit) as spaces were very limited. No Wi-Fi and no phone signal, which was actually a relief. I would recommend the fish and chip place at the top of the hill (near the turn from the main road down to Staithes). We had a lovely week with some amazing weather. I would thoroughly recommend the Bramla at Staithes!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Don't wish to upset your tranquility Daniel but although we agree, we have succumbed to pressure and installed broadband! Please ignore it and come again!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7Jun 2021

  • "Really would benefit from an internet connection as no mobile network."

    Ok when weather is great but if poring with rain and stuck indoors, internet would be helpful. Also the wardrobe must have had a damp problem as all our clothes took on a musty smell and needed to be laundered even if not worn. Plus our suitcases really smelt as stored them in the same cupboard.

    Thanks for your feedback. We decided to have broadband fitted once the busy summer season allowed access to the engineers. This was completed in Nov with wifi, smart TV and a landline for incoming calls. Appologies for the wardrobe being musty. Bramla had been unoccupied for 2 weeks in the wettest May ever & damp can be an issue in these cottages. We have put a humidifiers in now Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.7May 2021

  • "Slight hiccup with housekeeping communication on arrival which was dealt with immediately by Phil the owner :-) The accommodation was as expected ,comfortable without being exceptional, (double bed was a little soft for us but we have a really firm bed at home anyway) we needed a relaxing quiet holiday and that was exactly what we got, would definitely go back."


    Reviewed by Trevor4.7Oct 2020

  • "Very enjoyable holiday."

    Some problem with parking permit but this was dealt with by the owners.

    Reviewed by Stuart3.8Aug 2020

  • "Cottage was bigger than expected - left lots of cleaning things which was great in current situation."

    Parking pass made a big difference too!

    Reviewed by Rachel4.1Jul 2020

  • "We had a great time and are really pleased we got this holiday in before the lockdown."

    One thing we would've liked, and we think would make a big difference in attracting guests, would've been WiFi.

    Thank you Leslie. Like many of our guests, we were happy to remain off grid and as a bolt hole away from the mad world but after reconsideration from feedback, decided the time had come to succumb and have broadband fitted in 2021! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leslie4.7Mar 2020

  • "Lovely cottage - pictures don't do it justice!"

    A 15 second walk to the Cod & Lobster, and a 30 second walk to the beach. Plenty of little walks up the snickleways and Port Mulgrave and Runswick Bay are walk-able along the clifftop paths. The cottage was cosy and comfortable with a well equipped kitchen - we were there during Storm Ciara, and were totally sheltered, didn't even feel a breeze! We chose to sleep in the twin room on the top floor as it was light, airy and spacious with sea views. Would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Feb 2020

  • "Situation of cottage."

    Village itself. Local pub cod and lobster. walking choices. all exceptional. just a couple of minor things. Rug in lounge needs a good clean, full of sand/dust. Hoover smells of dogs when used. Very minor and did not spoil the cottage but could be addressed to get top marks on all. exceptional holiday all round. Very warm and cosy and Christmas decorations a nice touch. thank you for a wonderful stay. recommended , bus to Whitby and walk back to Staithes. Its around 12.5 miles and is stunning. recommended, fish and chips in Cod and lobster. Small size is still huge , delicious.

    Thank you Georgina. We listen and try and act on all feedback and as you noticed sand and dogs can cause issues. We changed the rug for a new one and ensure hoover bags are changed regularly now thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Georgina4.7Dec 2019

  • "Cottage well appointed."

    Clean and very well decorated and furnished. It made for a comfortable break. Extra touches such as cafetiere( really irritating if there isn’t one) , 2 hairdryers, 2 make up mirrors, spare shampoo and conditioner ( if you ve forgotten yours) were much appreciated. Also a box with basic groceries that you could dip into and replace. Although we left our grandchildren at home there was a very good selection of games, videos etc for children as well as similar for adults.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Nov 2019

  • "First time staying in Staithes, a lovely place and will definitely go again."

    The cottage was everything we wanted, cosy and well situated. Booking was really easy, keeping in touch all the time.

    Reviewed by Ann4.1Oct 2019

  • "In a word staithes."

    Very limited internet and very limited phone signal , perfect getaway!

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Oct 2019

  • "Cottage could do with wifi as the phone signal is so bad, cottage nice village lovely, unloading and loading a bit of a problem, cleaner could have gone better."

    Glad you liked the cottage and Staithes Carol. Unfortunately the access in the small village is by necessity very limited but we find as it is so close to the harbour, if you pull up there and 1 person remains with the car whilst the other unloads & collects parking permit for Bank Top it is usually fine. WiFi is now insitu. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Oct 2019

  • "Our expectations were high."

    The cottage met them.

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect and very comfortable."

    First class location and it was very obvious that the owners had gone to great lengths to provide an excellent holiday cottage this beautiful coastal village.Would like to suggest to the owners that a garden seat to be sited outside would then make it perfect.Slight problem encountered when using microwave was unable to find appropriate instructions.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7Aug 2019

  • "Great cottage, 20 meters from the pub and harbour"

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2019

  • "Bramla cottage is a lovely cottage, very comfortable situated close to the harbour in beautiful Staithes."

    Everything needed for a great holiday is in the cottage, the only thing which should be noted is the absence of a mobile or internet signal, and as such WiFi would be useful.

    Thanks for the lovely feedback . Just a note that WiFi is now installed Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7May 2019

  • "The cottage is well located in the old part of Staithes,very close to the harbour and local pub and shops."

    It is very comfortably fitted out with all the amenities required for a pleasant, relaxing break. The kitchen is well equipped, sitting room comfortable and well furnished, although could do with having a curtain for the door window. The bathroom is very spacious with separate bath and shower cubicle. The bedrooms are good sizes too. Small negatives are the small bath towels (bath sheets would be great) and lack of wifi (the reason it didn't get top marks for facilities). Some may see this as a benefit though but with mobile phone reception being non-existent in Staithes apart from a limited area (by the harbour or at the top of the hill) it could be an issue. Otherwise a very pleasant cottage and worth another visit.

    Thanks John. WiFi is now installed Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Feb 2019

  • "This is a lovely cottage, nicely presented in a good location."

    There was everything you need for a great stay. Would highly recommend. Will definitely go back to Staithes.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2018

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, landline available for incoming calls only, WIFI & DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 1 min and shop 2 mins walk
  • Beach and harbour 1 min walk
  • Supermarket 20mins walk
  • Property is suitable for babes in arms and children over 3 years old
  • Please note that you are only permitted to park in the public council part of the car park with the permit, please note the permit does not guarantee you a parking space - If you park in the private residents car park you will receive a penalty parking charge.

The property

Tucked away from the sweeping shores of the harbour and nestled on a quiet narrow passage in the pretty seaside village of Staithes, Bramla cottage is a recently renovated 18th century fisherman’s cottage just 20 metres from the harbour beach perfect for a family or friends.

The cosy sitting room is the perfect place to relax, sit back in the three piece suite and curl up in front of the TV after a day exploring.

Three steps down lead you to the quarry tiled, well-equipped antique pine dining kitchen.

Stairs from the sitting room lead up to the first floor, offering storage space and shelves with books, games and DVD’s for the whole family to enjoy.

Up on the first floor is a modern-style bathroom in coastal white and blue hues, the bath sits separate from the shower, a delightful, refreshing space to return for a long hot soak after a busy day exploring the surrounding areas.

Next door the sunny double room boasts sea views and built in wardrobe.

A further set of stairs lead to a spacious twin bedroom dressed in an aqua marine seaside theme which also boasts a sea view and is suitable for both adults and children, and there is also room for a travel cot if needed.

The house sits among a cluster of pretty cottages surrounded by the dramatic cliffs and rocky coastline, with plenty of opportunities available to those with an artistic hand.

Explore the history of the location at the Captain Cook and Staithes Heritage Centre.

The good variety of pubs and tea rooms remain popular with tourists as does its easy position for visiting The Yorkshire Coast and the North York Moors National Park.

A well-deserved rest and break from routine can be enjoyed at this delightful property.

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About the location


Whitby 10 miles.

The charming and sleepy seaside village of Staithes, with its cobbled streets and back alleys, is something of an artist’s dream. Its pretty houses and cottages are clustered around the old harbour and surrounded by high craggy cliffs on three sides, with a sheltered sandy beach set amongst the rocky coastline. The village can claim connections with Captain Cook who was apprenticed to a draper near the harbour. Nowadays, Staithes is a must for anyone visiting the Yorkshire Coast and has a good selection of pubs, shops and tea rooms. Staithes is still home to an RNLI lifeboat station and a small fleet of cobles (fishing boats) landing fish, crab and lobster, with boat trips for birdwatching, fishing and even whale watching available. It’s also the location of the popular BBC children’s TV series, Old Jack’s Boat. Staithes has a strong attraction for artists, with an annual Art and Heritage Festival, galleries and artists studios with art courses and workshops regularly on offer. There’s a free Illusion Trail, which guides visitors around the network of ginnels (alleyways), with trail guides available locally. The best views of the town can be enjoyed from the Cleveland Way which runs down the cliff to the sea’s edge. Altogether a superb base for exploring the Yorkshire Coast, visiting the larger resorts of Whitby or Scarborough and enjoying the moorland villages of the North York Moors National Park.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas