Back in January, Bluestone Resort Wales invited me and my family to stay with them for a few nights. To find out what my accommodation was like click over here for my in-depth review of the massive Grassholm Lodge.
Bluestone Resort Wales is an award winning luxury short break destination in Pembrokshire, West Wales. It’s situated next door to Oakwood Park and within short driving distance to most Pembrokeshire towns.
During our stay, we had some of the worst weather I’ve seen in years. As fate would have it, as soon as we left the sun came out. We had snow, heavy rain, thunder and lightening, gale force winds and even reports of a mini tornado a few miles away! Thankfully the Grassholm lodge remained warm and cosy throughout.
All of that bad weather meant we couldn’t do a lot of the things we’d planned, like cycling, long walks through the local woodlands and so on. Fortunately for little holiday makers (and parents!) staying at that time, the children’s activities carried on throughout the weather. So what are 7 grown ups supposed to do when faced with 4 days of crazy weather? Well read on and find out!
Narberth was our first stop. You’ll probably visit Narberth at least once when you stay at Bluestone. A small village with an great mix of gift shops, chic fashion boutique’s, craft shops, bakeries and cafes. Be sure to try out the locally made jams *drool*. The lemon curd I had was so good!
The Knights Tafarn is in the village at Bluestone and is so snug and inviting. A homely pub with a large log fire that serves up delicious meals and snacks, including the tasty sandwiches and home made crisps pictured above.
You can’t visit Pembrokeshire without popping over to Tenby. After a chilly walk along the beach we ended up at the Lifeboat Tavern. This place is so inviting. The meals were huge and excellent value with friendly staff and a warm atmosphere. Their pub curry is so damn good! I could go for another right about now.
A couple of miles from Bluestone Resort lies the quiet beach of Saundersfoot. There you’ll find the must-visit sea side eatery, the Mermaid Restaurant. With smiling, friendly staff and a great menu, what really makes this place special is the undisturbed sea view. We were lucky enough to be there during a thunder storm: An amazing spectacle!
Back at Bluestone, we made use of the awesome on site swimming pool, The Blue Lagoon. The pool has water slides, a wave machine and a lazy river which runs along an outer edge of the pool and outside area. Swimming outside during gale force winds and icy rain was a ridiculous moment. In a moment of madness – the kind that usually only happens when sisters get together – ended up chilling (quite literally) in a jacuzzi outside next to a palm tree, whilst the icy rain battered down.
As you can see, the bad weather certainly didn’t stop us from having fun at Bluestone. There’s loads to do in Pembrokeshire and plenty of entertainment fro adults and kids alike. I’ll be returning as soon as possible!