Earlier this year we stayed at Bluestone Wales. It was one of our favourite holidays to date. The perfect place for a fun filled, family holiday. We took Grandma and Grandad with us and stayed in a Grassholm Lodge. The accommodation was amazing. Well equipped for families with young children. What stood out to us was the large porch area big enough for a couple of pushchairs, stair gates at the top and bottom of the stairs and a high chair and cot bed included included in the booking (more available at a surcharge).
The Grassholm Lodge was more than enough space for the 5 of us. It has 4 double rooms, 1 with an en suite and 2 more bathrooms. The lodge comes equipped with a travel cot (a small one) and a high chair.
For those using the travel cot make sure you take a mattress, as there isn’t one in the lodge and your little one will end up sleeping on a rather hard surface. We ended up taking a couple of blankets from the spare beds and putting them under the cot sheet.
What do I need to take?
The kitchen is pretty well equipped in terms of utensils etc, however you will need to take a few extras depending on how long you are staying there. You get a couple of dishwasher tablets and a bin bag and a few other bits. What I would recommend taking is as follows:
- Washing up liquid and or dishwasher tablets
- Tea towels
- Dishcloth and sponge
- Bin bags
- Kitchen roll
- Toilet roll
- Surface spray
The bedrooms are lovely and spacious. Not one ‘box room’ in sight! Each bedroom has bedside tables, a wardrobe and dressing table. Plenty of space to unpack. The one and only complaint I have about the bedrooms is the lack of mirrors. There’s absolutely nowhere decent to apply make up. No mirror above the dressing table, which makes no sense. So if you’re reading this Bluestone, please put some more mirrors in the bedrooms for us make up addicts! 😉
The location of our lodge was perfect. We were close to the Blue Lagoon Water Park and equally as close the the village centre where you can find the shop, cafe, restaurants and reception and spa.
The overall design of Bluestone Wales is beautiful, you really feel like you are living in a ‘village’. The shop and restaurants are designed to look like houses and typical buildings you would find in a town. You can hire a (golf) buggy to drive around in, probably a good idea if there’s a few of you, however we were more than happy to walk everywhere, and didn’t find the facilities too far away from our lodge. Plus, Lamb is obsessed with his shopping trolley and insisted on taking it everywhere with him!
Bluestone Wales is one of the most family friendly holiday destinations we have visited with Lamb. We honestly loved our trip. Unfortunately living in Essex means we are at least 6 hours away, but we enjoyed our holiday so much we would absolutely drive that far again. I’m trying to get the hubby to book another trip for next year!