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Bram's Lair

(Ref. 1108330)

Whitby, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Another lovely break in wonderful Whitby."

    This was our 4th and definitely not our last stay in your beautiful apartment, very comfortable and spotless in a perfect location next to the beach and close to all the best restaurants. We will be back

    Dear Jayne, thank you for your lovely review, it was wonderful to see you return and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Best wishes, Neil & Pam Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Nov 2023

  • "Bram's Lair is a lovely flat and provided everything that was required for a comfortable week’s stay."

    The only negative would relate to a few minor issues which could easily be rectified. First the window in the front bedroom is extremely draughty around the opener. The bad weather towards the end of the week meant the door had to be shut otherwise the draft would have rendered the central heating less effective around the rest of the flat. We were lucky there was only us but if you had a larger group it would have been an uncomfortable stay for the ones using that room. Some stick on draught exclusion tape would help. Second the kitchen floor has lifted between two joins which creates a bit of a trip hazard. Again this can be easily rectified. The welcome bag was very much appreciated and a lovely touch.

    Dear Justin, thank you very much for this review, we really appreciate the feedback. The two mirror points you raise about the window in the front bedroom and the kitchen floor was not something we were aware of and will rectify this. We are pleased to hear you had a comfortable stay and you also appreciated the welcome bag. Best wishes, Neil & Pam. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Justin4.1Nov 2023

  • "Lovely apartment in a beautiful and convenient location."

    Owners were fantastic - the only problem we experienced (with the building, not the apartment) was sorted straight away. Everything we needed was provided as well as a much appreciated welcome pack. We managed to find parking spaces nearby using the scratchcard permits provided despite it being particularly busy for Goth Weekend. Will definitely visit again - thank you!

    Dear Rebecca, what a wonderful review, thank you. It was lovely to meet you and the family and we were so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Bram’s Lair. We hope to welcome you back. Neil & Pam Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2023

  • "We absolutely loved this accommodation, it was very clean, comfortable and quiet."

    The welcome pack was a lovely touch and very much welcome after a longer than usual journey up. The location was perfect, just stepping outside with a coffee and sitting on the promenade of an evening was just amazing.

    Dear Jeanine, thank you so much for this lovely review. Really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Bram’s Lair and made the most of the location. We hope to welcome you back at some point. Neil & Pam Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeanine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent apartment, sea view better than expected."

    Clean cosy and well presented. Ideal central location close . Very nice welcome pack including treats for Tangle. Would recommend and very much hope to stay here again.

    Dear Ian, thank you so much for taking time to review Bram’s Lair. We always appreciate our valued guests comments. Pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and you hope to return. Many thanks. Neil & Pam Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a great holiday."

    Location of Bram's is fabulous with great views over the promenade & out to sea. It is only a short walk into town. The welcome pack was an added bonus. Thanks very much. I would definitely recommend Bram's & hopefully we will be back soon.

    Dear William, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Bram's Lair. We look forward to welcoming you back one day. With our best wishes. Neil & Pam. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2023

  • "The holiday flat, was lovely."

    The welcome pack great. Parking was horrendous, ( not the holiday letting company’s fault) it took me 2 days to be able to park on the road, luckily my mum has a disabled badge, so we were able to park without paying, in a different street. The toilet seat needs changing, it doesn’t fit, it’s a shame, as the decor is lovely, then you put the wrong size seat on the toilet, doesn’t make sense!

    Dear Nicola, Thank you very much for the feedback, it is always good to hear from our valued guests. It is wonderful to hear you found Bram's Lair lovely, we have had lots of tremendous feedback on our property, as you can see. With regards to the toilet seat, we have never had anyone mention this previously and as owners we check during each changeover, however, we will check this and address if required. Unfortunately your arrival coincided with the busiest weekend of the year being the Whitby Regatta and all the attractions such as the Red Arrows display, so parking that weekend is indeed a challenge for everyone, including residents of Whitby. It is good to hear you were able to use the disabled badge and eventually found somewhere. Thank you once again. Neil & Pam PS: Since I drafted this I have looked at the toilet seat and it simply needed adjusting, which it has been accordingly. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola3.8Aug 2023

  • "Fabulous property with stunning sea views."

    Accommodation was as described, lovely welcome pack and our dog enjoyed the treats! Excellent location in a lovely, quiet area. It is very atmospheric with the Dracula connection, it certainly felt very quaint. We just love these beautiful old buildings in Whitby. Would definitely stay here again.

    Dear Elaine, Thank you so much for this lovely review, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Bram’s Lair and everything the property and location has to offer. We hope to welcome you back one day. Neil & Pam Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jul 2023

  • "I can highly recommend this ground floor accommodation."

    It’s location is within a short walking distance to the main part of Whitby without being in it. Parking was easy and we managed to park outside the residence on all the days of our stay. The provision of a parking voucher took the worry away. The accommodation was very clean and you have all the amenities you would need to make your stay comfortable. We would rebook this accommodation without hesitation and would be disappointed not to get it gain. The only suggestion we would have is to provide some oven gloves.

    Dear Michael, Thank you very much for this wonderful review. We are delighted to hear you had such a good stay at Bram’s Lair and hope to see you return again. We do provide an oven glove and these are placed in the apartment every week by our housekeepers during turnover as they are washed; we apologise for their oversight on this occasion. Neil & Pam Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2023

  • "Amazing location, the facilities and general finish of the apartment is great."

    Great little welcome basket with treats for the dog too! Wifi good and found parking midweek east but it did get busy Friday evening and Saturday morning

    Dear Rachel, What a lovely review. Thank you so much for taking the time to write it and provide feedback too. We are so pleased you enjoyed the apartment and the great location too. We hope to see you return one day. Neil & Pam Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Jul 2023

  • "We were glad to return to this lovely apartment."

    Fantastic location, gorgeous local restaurants, our favourite "The Fishermans Wife". Wonderful stay, we will be back!

    Jayne,Paul And Joyce BerryJun 2023

  • "Perfect in every way!"

    Comfortable beds (so important), excellent little kitchen, fab sea views, toy box which our daughter loved, generous welcome pack…. And of course the privilege of staying in the place that inspired Bram Stoker’s famous story! Thank you we’ve had a wonderful few days in your lovely property. We’ll be back :-)

    Dear Cheryl, Thank you for your lovely review, we are delighted to hear you've had a wonderful stay in Bram's Lair and enjoyed the apartment and the wonderful sea views too. Also lovely to hear that the toy box was used by your daughter, we were considering removing that as we were unsure if anyone used it! Hope to see you return to one day. Thank you again, Neil & Pam. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0May 2023

  • "Bathroom was not clean, sent some pictures to Sykes and got a can’t really be bothered attitude."

    No one is checking the cleaning companies that are hired to clean these rental properties

    Dear Darren, Thank you for taking time to provide feedback. We are extremely disappointed to learn that the bathroom was not cleaned to the high standards we and every guest should expect; this is most unusual given the many reviews and feedback we receive. We will ensure that your feedback is followed up and we can assure guests that on the odd occasion we are contacted, the matter is dealt with in a timely and prompt manner. We will personally follow this up. We thank you for the feedback. Neil and Pam. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darren3.1May 2023

  • "Well placed and spacious apartment."

    Convenient for the town but also ideal for a stroll along West Cliff. Only one slight problem, the bathroom lock didn't work. Not too much of a problem as there were only the two of us for most of the week and when our daughter and her husband joined us for a few days we devised a signalling system to indicate in use or not! Brilliant welcome hamper. Would definitely stay there again.

    Dear Trevor, Thank you very much for your lovely review, it is always good to hear from our guests and we are so pleased you enjoyed Bram's Lair and you wish to return one day. We were completely unaware of the issue with the lock on the bathroom door, this has never happened previously, and we have addressed immediately. Neil & Pam Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0May 2023

  • "The apartment is lovely and well equipped."

    We had everything we needed. We will certainly be back here again. Had a great time. Thank you. Chris & Tina. April 2023

    Chris And TinaApr 2023

  • "What a perfect week!"

    Your apartment is amazing. Lovely touch to leave dog bowls and biscuits, Rosie loved this! Hamper was very thoughtful too, it felt like home from home. We loved Pizza West, amazing. Thank you!

    Kirsty, Dan, Lochlan And Rosie HolmfirthApr 2023

  • "What a lovely apartment."

    So handy for the town and exploring the local area. The view ia a delightful added bonus too! Highly recommend Clara's for coffee. The welcome hamper was so welcomed and thoughtful.

    Nigel, Betty, Amy And EleanorApr 2023

  • "We enjoyed a lovely week in Whitby and really loved staying at this excellent flat in a great location for exploring what the town has to offer."

    The flat provides comfort and is equipped with everything needed for a cosy and pampered stay. We definitely hope to visit again.

    Dear Iain, Thank you so much for this lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Bram's Lair and it met your expectations too. We hope to welcome you back again. Neil & Pam Property Owner

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fab apartment."

    Very clean and very comfortable beds. Love the décor. Nice and warm with all you could need for a comfortable holiday. Excellent location and lovely sea views. Will definitely stay here again. Love the welcome pack, an awesome touch! Donna, Ben, Stanley, Lenny & Martin the greyhound. Xxx

    Mr B SutherlandFeb 2023

  • "We’ve stayed at Bram’s Lair three times over the past few years, most recently over Christmas 2022."

    The flat’s ideally situated for a dog walk on the beach or a wander down into the town (or up to the abbey). And when you’ve done with the bracing winds, it’s a lovely warm retreat with everything you need for a relaxing night in. Highly recommended.

    Carl HalksworthJan 2023

  • "Had a fantastic stay in your lovely comfortable apartment."

    The location was perfect, everything was of high standard hence the high scores. A TV in the bedroom would have been even better.

    Dear Jayne, Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we are so pleased you had a fantastic stay at Bram's Lair and you found everything was of a high standard. Thank you also for the suggestion of a TV in the bedroom, we will definitely look at options. Neil & Pam Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Nov 2022

  • "Great location apartment very clean with a well equipped kitchen with a very ..."

    Great location apartment very clean with a well equipped kitchen with a very comfortable bed with great bedding bathroom had a very good shower also benefits from a bath would highly recommend Lounge had large TV and full Wi-Fi throughout apartment easy parking found outside with a scratchcard all in all we had a great week Thanks

    Dear Graham, Thank you so much for your lovely review and for highly recommending Bram's Lair. As we have only just listed with Sykes Cottages, it is wonderful to receive our first review here after your recent stay with us at Bram's Lair. With many guests choosing to return to stay again and again, we hope to welcome you back too Graham. Warm regards, Neil & Pam Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Sep 2022

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This property is part of the Yorkshire Coastal Cottages collection.
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  • Ground-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double bed with a single bunk bed on top
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area, and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towel inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request
  • Parking scratch cards for roadside on first-come, first-served basis
  • One dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub and beach 0.2 miles

The property

Bram's Lair is in a prestigious spot of the seaside town of Whitby, just moments away from the sandy beach.

Reportedly where Bram Stoker wrote the famous story of Dracula in 1897, this dog friendly ground-floor apartment overlooks Crescent Gardens and has views over the coastline and beach, making an idyllic base for families, friends and literary lovers looking for a coastal retreat.

The interior has an open-plan living space with blue, grey, and white décor, as well as a shaker-style kitchen with everything you need to prepare home-cooked meals.

Unwind on the sofa with a cup of tea as you catch-up on shows on the wall-mounted TV or curl up on the armchair to escape into the pages of a book.

The dining table is great for mealtimes and board games, so you can look forward to spending time together.

After a day lounging on the beach, freshen up in the shower room before choosing your room.

There are two bedrooms, a king-size with a dresser and a double bed with a single bunk on top with storage to keep your belongings.

In the morning, enjoy a quaint stroll around Crescent Gardens before picking a café to enjoy a home-cooked breakfast and steaming cup of coffee.

The coastal town of Whitby is ideal for the explorers at heart, where you can tour the ruins of Whitby Abbey, head up 199 steps for splendid views of the coastline and enjoy fish and chips on the sandy beach to unwind.

A short drive will lead you to the picture-perfect village of Robin Hood's Bay; here you can paddle in rock pools on the sweeping beach, find ancient fossils and dine out at a traditional pub.

Also, within easy reach is the vibrant town of Scarborough, home to a medieval castle to immerse yourself in the past, an aquarium to admire sea creatures and a water park for a splash.

For long-lasting memories with your loved ones, consider Bram's Lair.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Robin Hood's Bay 5.5 miles; Scarborough 19.3 miles; Pickering 23 miles; Guisborough 21.5 miles.

The seaside town and port of Whitby lies at the mouth of the River Esk in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire. Ideally situated for exploring this beautiful part of Yorkshire, the local area hosts an array of activities so you can be sure to get the best out of both the countryside and the coast. From the nearby North York Moors to its Blue Flag beaches, there's something here for everyone. Amongst its many attractions, Whitby holds a charming atmosphere, home to winding streets and hidden alleys, where you can find a wide selection of eateries and shops scattered amongst them. Take a trip to the picturesque harbour and lighthouse to watch the sun set or get involved in some whale watching or a coastal cruise to watch the creatures up close. Climb the famous 199 steps to the Whitby Abbey to immerse yourself with history, or visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum presenting historical and ethnographic exhibition about Cook himself. Close to the Robin Hood's Bay, rich in heritage, wonders and scenic spots, and in easy reach of the bustling towns of Scarborough and Middlesbrough, Whitby is a prime location for exploring all of the delights that Yorkshire has to offer.

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Please note :This property sleeps four

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas