Our Bluestone Break – First Impressions

Disclosure: We have been provided with a lodge and use of the facilities free-of-charge in order to review Bluestone, and are paying for all additional activities, food, travel etc ourselves. This post reflects my unbiased opinion of the holiday park.

We are over halfway through our break at Bluestone in Pembrokeshire, and we are all absolutely loving it. The girls really adore it here, and James and I are pretty pleased with it too! 

As my parents have joined us mid-week, we have been put in a four bedroom Grassholm lodge, which sleeps up to eight people. The lodge has a large open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area, four generous sized bedrooms (one double and three twin rooms), two bathrooms, and an en-suite shower room for the double room. It feels very comfortable, spacious, and is generally a very relaxing place to be.

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The furniture and fittings are all of a high standard, and the kitchen is extremely well equipped for a holiday rental, complete with dishwasher and microwave. The TV is large and comes with a DVD player, plus the ability to find out more about the resort, and view your ongoing bill if you have set up a tab. The bathrooms are lovely, with generous sized baths and showers, and quick, hot water at a good pressure for the showers.

Bluestone is a car-free resort, so once you have unloaded your packing on arrival, you drive your car back to the long stay car park for the rest of your holiday. We are not staying too far from the car park so it’s a short walk for us, but the resort is not so big that you can’t walk across it fairly easily anyway, and if you are tired or have limited mobility, a free shuttle bus operates fairly regularly. 

The site itself is very nice indeed; well landscaped and easy to walk around with well maintained pathways and roads. The resort is in a Welsh valley so there is lots of ups and downs whilst walking about, but we have been fine getting about using the pushchair for Lydia and a scooter for Georgie. There are golf buggies available for hire – although at £80 Mon-Fri or £29 for a day’s use, we opted for the exercise instead. 

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There is loads to do for free on site, and even more if you are willing to pay extra for some of the activities. The village area has several different shops (carrying all the essentials and souvenirs you may need) and lots of places to eat, with food & drink also available at various other places across the resort. There is also a spa if you are the pampering kind – I’m not!

I will talk more about what we’ve been up to in a later post, but for now I will just say it is the end of day 3 on site as I type this, and so far we haven’t felt the need (or had the time!) to leave site, and we are planning to stay at the resort all day Thursday, and most of Friday too. 

We have been having loads of fun so far as #bluestonebloggers and hope to have lots more during our stay here. First impressions? Pretty great!

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