The girls and I recently took ourselves back off to the Pembrokeshire country side to visit one of our favourite places in the UK – Bluestone National Park Resort, this is the third time we have been and we still just ruddy loves it!
We were staying in the stunning St David’s lodge which sleeps 8 people. With 1 double room, 3 twins, 3 bathrooms a large open plan living area and play room it’s massive even with 8 sleeping under one roof you don’t feel too in each others pockets.
Check in to the lodge is from 4pm or you can pay a little extra for an early check in, if your travelling far it is worth thinking about as after a long drive all you want to do is get yourself settled in and have a cuppa (well I do anyway). However it isn’t essential and from 10am you have access to the resort so can easily head to the adventure centre if you need to kill a few hours.
On arrival the accommodation is absolutely spotless, granted with my three causing havoc it didn’t last all that long but it is lovely to arrive to it all being perfect.
As a self catering break a fully functioning kitchen is just what you need so bluestone providing all the kitchen bits you need is ideal there is a fridge, freezer, dishwasher, cooker and more than enough cutlery, plates etc to keep you going.
Other than the utensils you do need to provide everything else for yourself, certain things you don’t even think about until you are actually there like tin foil it’s a good idea to chuck a few bits and bobs in the bag before you leave so you don’t have to buy it all again.
Downstairs has an open planned living area with dining room, it’s really spacious with plenty of seating for everyone.
The girls were thrilled to see a new edition being the little play room just off the lounge with some fun games for them, a chalk board, tent, sofa, TV and DVD player. It is lovely that they had there own little space to play in it also gave them something to do while I was busy doing dinner or getting ready. The only gripe I have with it was the play kitchen had no toy food or utensils which makes it kind of pointless but hey just take some of your own if you visit.
The beds are ridiculously comfortable, each room as plenty of extra blankets and pillows not that we really needed them in June but it was nice to cosy up with them in the evening on the sofa.
The St. David’s lodge is perfect for large families or groups of friends holidaying together, with a modern feel throughout it gives you a little taste of luxury we all need. It really is a beautiful lodge to stay in.
Bluestone has so much to offer families looking for a fun break with things like the blue lagoon water park, the adventure centre and camp smokey all within the resort, I will be sharing another post tomorrow with a little bit of all the things we got up to during are stay and the things you just have to do when you visit Bluestone. Keep an eye out for it!
Disclaimer: We were invited on this trip to share our experience with my readers. All thoughts and opinions are my own.