Recently I was lucky enough to visit Bluestone with my boyfriend for a free mid week break, thanks to the lovely marketing team. Bluestone are luxury breaks based just an hours drive away from me in Narbeth in Pembrokeshire. I've actually visited twice before with my family on a weekend break so I was even more excited for my Monday to Friday stay, especially as me and my boyfriend don't live together, so it was a bit like playing house! All you need to do is arrive by car, pop your bags in your lodge and what you do with your stay is entirely up to you.
What's there to do?
What I love most about staying at Bluestone is that the holiday is entirely yours. There's nobody to nag you and encourage you to get up and join in with activities - you can make it as busy or as relaxed as you like. We chose the latter as it's such a cosy and perfect lodge and the weather was so cold and frosty it was lovely to look out at the views from the warmth. We did venture out to the Blue Lagoon water park which is amazing - there's a slide with an outdoor hot jacuzzi and gorgeous views where you can just stop off on your way down the slide! It's suitable for children too with a shallow play area and family slides, with a cafe to visit afterwards. There's loads of other activities such as an adventure centre, a history walk, laser shooting, high ropes, cycle routes and loads of other places to discover. There's also a wellness spa for you to fully relax. If you're looking for something to eat you can choose from the Knights Tavern (pictured above), The Yard, Millers Bakery, The Pavilion and The Wild Wood Cafe.
Where do I stay?
There's lots of different lodges and studios to choose from for your stay. The premier lodge is 'The Skomer' which sleeps six followed by 'The Grassholm' for larger parties of eight. There's 'The Ramsey' which sleeps four, which I have previously stayed in with my family which is a lovely house with upside down living which gives it a unique touch. We stayed in a 'Cadley' which is two semi detached lodges with two bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms. If a lodge doesn't sound like something you'd fancy, you can choose from two cottages or a studio. Inside your rooms, you'll have free wifi and TV with lots of other facilities that you'll need such as towels and kitchen utensils.
What do I need to take?
You might want to make a list for this one! Inside your lodge, you'll find all the utilities you need for cooking but you need to take all of your food. Any sauces, snacks and meals, tea towels, kitchen rolls etc you will need to take with you but there's no need to carry cutlery down with you! In the bathroom, there are fresh towels but you might want to take some extras of your own, as well as usual bathroom toiletries as none are provided. You'll also need to take toilet roll with you as you are given some but it may not be enough to get you through your stay. If you forget anything it doesn't matter as there's a newsagent store based in the Bluestone village where you can get any groceries, toiletries and treats. I liked to walk down to the shop each morning to get a paper and some goodies.
I hope you enjoyed my lifestyle post today about my fabulous break at Bluestone! I can highly recommend Bluestone to anyone, whether it be couples, friends or family there really is something for everyone. To find out more information visit Bluestone Wales to see all their prices and you could be staying here this spring or summer!
Thank you very much to Bluestone for our stay! x