It is located just south of the B4114 road and adjacent to the M69 motorway. The population in 2001 was 321, which included the hamlet of Bramcote Mains a quarter of a mile to the south, and 214 armed services personnel at the nearby Gamecock Barracks. Population details for the 2011 Census can be found under Wolvey.
Bramcote Waters Golf Course lies to the east and Bramcote NHS Hospital to the north. Prior to the barracks at Bramcote being occupied by the Army, it was Royal Naval Air Station Bramcote H.M.S.Gamecock. During the war it was an R.A.F. station (RAF Bramcote).