Last week we were lucky enough to visit Bluestone for a 4 night break. I’ll be writing all about our lovely little holiday this week but for now I thought I would share with you the accommodation we stayed in.
We stayed in a Tenby Lodge which sleeps 6 people. It is a semi-detached lodge which can be booked alongside another Tenby Lodge called a Tenby Connect meaning if you are two families staying together you can book connecting lodges. This way you can open the door in the middle and move between the two. As it was just the 5 of us, we just had one Tenby Lodge and the door in between was locked shut.
The lodge was brand new and situated on the newer part of Bluestone in Templar’s Court. There was some building work going on in the next block over but I honestly didn’t hear a thing and it didn’t spoil our holiday at all as we couldn’t even see it from our lodge. The new grass was still growing outside our lodge and I am sure it will be lush and green in a month or two.
The door is controlled with an electronic key card and we were given two on arrival. There is even a little hallway in the lodge which was perfect for keeping the pushchair.
The inside of the lodge was very clean and modern. It was nice and warm and you can control the central heating easily from a thermostat in the living area. The kitchen / dining / living area is open plan which is perfect for a family holiday as everyone is in one space. It meant we could see the children when we were cooking and they could even play on the grass outside where we could easily see them.
The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you would expect from a self catering apartment and more. There is plenty of cutlery, crockery and cooking equipment including pans, bowls and dishes. A microwave, dishwasher, oven and grill mean you won’t miss any of your cooking equipment from home. There is even cafetiere and teapot. You are given a tea towel and one dishwasher tablet so you might want to bring some washing up cloths, washing up liquid and some more dishwasher tablets from home to ensure you have enough. It is worth noting that the biggest plates don’t fit in the dishwasher though!
The lounge area has two sofas, a coffee table and a tv and dvd player. The TV has the basic freeview channels so bring a couple of DVDs in case it is rainy and the kids get bored in the evenings.
There is a dining table which seats 6 and a highchair is provided for babies.
There are two twin bedrooms downstairs which are a cosy size and perfect for children. They each have a dressing table area and a wardrobe area too. The girls were very comfy sharing one room and we put a travel cot up in the other room for Baby S. Bluestone provide the travel cot but it only comes with the hard mattress and they don’t provide cot bedding so we brought ours from home (thanks to a handy tip off from a friend of mine!).
There is a bathroom downstairs too which has a bath with a shower over it, a toilet and a heated towel rail. The heated towel rail was perfect for drying towels after swimming. Towels are provided but we took extras for swimming.
In the living area there is a cupboard containing cleaning equipment like a hoover and brush as well as an iron and ironing board which is useful. There is also a cubby hole where you can hang coats and store bags and such.
Upstairs you have a huge mezzanine level which has the master bedroom. There is a vast landing which is sort of dead space but was fab for Baby S to play on. The main bedroom is a really good size and has a full length mirror, wardrobe area and place to get ready too. There is also a safe. Upstairs has an en-suite shower room and toilet, again with a lovely heated towel rail. You get given one toilet roll per toilet so depending on how many of you there are and how long you are staying for you might want to bring a couple of your own. Extra blankets are provided in each bedroom which is a nice touch.
The decor was modern, clean and cosy. The artwork was contemporary and the whole place just really made you feel at home. Everything is a really nice quality with none of the usual cheap basics you usually find in self catered accommodation. You can tell that a lot of thought has been put into the place being a real home from home and we were very happy staying here.
Bluestone is a car free resort which is wonderful for those with young children. Cars are only allowed on site on arrival and departure days and then they have to be returned to the main car park. It means you don’t have to worry about your children when you are walking along and they can scoot and cycle happily around the resort. There are picnic benches outside each of the lodges and you can enjoy a lovely peaceful meal there in good weather.
I’ve shared lots of photos of the lodge so hopefully you can get a real idea of what it is like inside. I have also made a little video of the resort itself which I’ll put below. We hired a golf buggy and drove it around one evening while filming. It should give you a better idea of our location in relation to everything else. We hired a buggy because the weather was so bad, but you don’t need one at all, everything is in a short walking distance and there is on site transport in the form of a little mini-bus if you didn’t want to walk.
I hope you liked this post. Keep an eye out for my review of our holiday at Bluestone as a whole. We had a wonderful few days there and would wholly recommend it.
WATCH OUR VIDEO TOUR OF THE BLUESTONE RESORT HERE…
Disclosure – we were provided accommodation at Bluestone free of charge for the purpose of this review. All opinions are honest and our own.
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