Bramble Cottage is a delightful 200-year old stone terraced cottage in Bramham, about 3 miles south of Wetherby. It has two bedrooms, each with a window seat, a lounge with fireplace and a small dining area. As usual, David and Anne have taken pride in the details: a Persian rug in the lounge, TV with DVD, an MP3 player, free Wifi, dishwasher, not to mention the artwork and accessories to make you feel at home. Behind the cottage is a paved patio with furniture and a BBQ, also a storage shed with lock.
By the way, the name Bramble has nothing to do with nasty thorns; it was chosen because of the sweet berries which Anne turns into jam. Bramham also happens to be the area where David and Anne pick most of their brambles every year (can’t tell you where, though!) – some people know them as blackberries.
Bramble is on a quiet street, 100 yards from a pub and just 2 miles off the A1, halfway between London and Edinburgh and equidistant to York, Leeds and Harrogate (about 12 miles from each), within striking distance of the Yorkshire Dales. Wetherby Race course is 6 miles away and there are several historic houses and gardens nearby including Bramham Park (1 mile) and Harewood House (5 miles).
Accommodation (sleeps 4 to 5)
Upstairs, double bedroom (full 4.5-ft. double bed) and 2nd bedroom with small double (4 ft) against a wall. Downstairs, lounge with small dining area (sofa in lounge converts into a second double bed, suitable for 1 adult or 2 children); kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, oven, hob and microwave; bathroom with bath and shower over. Towels and bed linen included. Please note the stairs are quite steep, but there is a rail to hold onto. Street parking.
For what it’s worth, there is a pub 5 doors down from the cottage (no food). Bramble Cottage is smoke-free – by choice and by law!
Directions to Bramble Cottage (7 High Street, Bramham, LS23 6QQ)
From the M1, exit at Junction 45 and follow signs for “A64 – York & Leeds”. At the roundabout, take the exit marked “Bramham”. 1.4 miles from that Bramham turn, make a right turn – signed for “Tadcaster”. Go 0.3 miles from this turn and take 3rd left turn – opposite first houses on right. This is High Street, but the sign is on the left side of the street, difficult for you to see. Bramble Cottage is about 100 yards on the right, opposite the street light – look for a white wooden gate – it’s No. 7.
2017 Prices – Self-catering per week for up to 4 guests (excluding the sofa bed):
Jan-Feb – £360 (except 1& 2 Jan)
Mar-Apr – £400
May-Jun – £480
July-Aug – £525
Sep-Oct – £480
1 Nov-14 Dec – £400
15-31 Dec – £525
Additional guests: £25-30/week. We are happy to accommodate dogs in any of our cottages at £20 per well-behaved dog (£25 for 2 dogs), per week or per visit for shorter stays. We regret we no longer take more than 2 dogs.
Cost for short stays from £180
% of weekly total
2 nights 50%
3 nights 65%
4 nights 80%
5 nights 90%
6 nights 100%
Discounted rates available for stays longer than 1 week.