Bluestone Wales Review – Arrival and Check in

Bluestone Wales Review – Arrival and Check in

We’re on our holidays in Wales and I could not be happier!  It’s July, it’s raining, it’s cold but I don’t care – we’re doing a Bluestone Wales review!

Bluestone Wales is set in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, very close to beautiful Tenby and the Preseli hills.  It’s open all year round for short break holidays and they kindly invited my family to stay this weekend.  It took me all of 2 seconds to say “Yes please!”.

There is so much on offer to do here – a water park, cycling (I won’t be doing THAT), zip wires, tree climbing, walking, wildlife, rock climbing, restaurants AND A SPA.  Sorry, was that in capitals?  I will be visiting the spa.  You know, if I have time in between climbing things.  I’m definitely going to try to get to the spa.  I’ve already booked the spa.  Yesterday.

The drive from our house is just short of 4 hours so we set off mid morning.  After a couple of stops for lunch and Mini M’s feeds, we arrived at around 4.30pm.  Bear in mind that this is a busy time for check in and we did queue for about 20 minutes or so to get our lodge keys.

However, you do get to do this in the comfort of your own car – which is lovely – although despite Mini M being as good as gold all the way here, he decided to break into a full-force fit in that wait for check in.

However, neither this or the incessant rain so far have dampened our spirits because we are on HOLIDAY!.  Miss M further celebrated this point by singing an original composition of hers – “I’m going on my holiday, holiday, holiday!”.  We like to call it “The Holiday Song”.  Catchy, yes?

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After check in, we made our way to our beautiful 4 bedroom lodge – yes, 4 bedrooms.  My word, it’s lovely.  Very modern and spacious.  Downstairs, there is a big entry room, the kitchen, diner and lounge.  Also a twin bedroom and separate bathroom.

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Upstairs (baby gates at both ends) there is the master double room plus ensuite, two further twin rooms and another bathroom.  We are literally spoilt for space here and the whole lodge sleeps 8 very comfortably.

Having been away to similar holiday homes before, there is always a small room for whoever draws the short straw but not here.  I would be perfectly happy in any room in this place and with any bathroom combo.  I’ll be doing a full review of the lodge while we’re here with more photos for you to gaze enviously at but in the meantime, the kids are in bed so I’m off to enjoy my glass of wine and bag of popcorn because I don’t know if I mentioned it but…

…I’m on HOLIDAY!

Have you been to Bluestone Wales or to the Pembrokeshire area before?  If you have, let me know in the Comments below what you recommend we do while we’re here!

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Disclosure: we were invited by Bluestone Wales for a complimentary stay here in exchange for our honest review.

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  1. 24th July 2015 / 10:41 pm

    Have a lovely time! We had the most amazing time when we visited back on March, very jealous of your spa trip though xx

    • 24th July 2015 / 10:46 pm

      Oh thank you! I’m so excited about the spa :) :) x x

  2. Hannah Richards
    24th July 2015 / 11:19 pm

    Bluestone is great- we live not too far away. As for things to do in the area, Folly Farm is just a must visit for those with kids (or without!) A trip into Tenby and visits to Pembroke castle and Narbeth high street are also highly recommended! And of course there’s Oakwood &. Manobier Park. Enjoy your holiday! :)

    • 24th July 2015 / 11:37 pm

      That’s brilliant, thanks Hannah! I’ve heard really good things about all those options so we’ll have to try and squeeze them in! :)

  3. 4th August 2015 / 9:17 am

    You will have a wonderful time, we went in January and loved it xx

    • 4th August 2015 / 12:13 pm

      It was so amazing – I want to go back! x

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