Sunday mornings are for “lolling about” in our pj’s, a quiet style and a slow start. It’s the only day of the week when as a family we’re all together, no shooting off for work or racing out the door to take children to school. These days are few and far between or so it seems with such a busy family. This morning is particularly quiet and it’s reminded me of our trip to Bluestone back in January when we spent the whole week together, very rare.
Bluestone is nestled into a hillside in the countryside in West Wales. It’s quiet without feeling remote and whilst only an hour or so from our home it feels like we’re away somewhere all together different. It’s a slow down and relax kind of place. The pace seems slower, the noise seems less despite being a busy and large family. It’s where we can have some “free range fun”, lots of outdoor activities and fresh air.
The children love it here, they sleep and eat well, they play all day and when it’s time for bed it seems I blink and they’re all fast asleep worn out from the fun of the day. There’s a bakery on site and while everyone is still asleep in the morning I dress and take a quiet walk down to the on site village to collect some fresh pastries, croissants, pain au chocolat’s and some fresh coffee. The walk alone is invigorating and often I walk further onto the lake and just pause for a moment to appreciate all that it is. In a busy, hectic (some might say chaotic with four small children) life, these moments of silence are golden (excuse the cliché).
We had a gorgeous lodge, plenty of room for us all and then some; 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a large kitchen and dining area and a galleried living room which had the most stunning view across the valley, even the “bugs” at Bluestone have their own fabulous accommodation!
There’s plenty to do at Bluestone with a Lagoon complete with lazy river, water slides and a small pool for the very little ones. It was here in fact that Tiggy took her very first ever dip in a swimming pool! There’s an adventure centre with plenty to occupy all ages and a coffee shop to keep Mum and Dad happy and the site is car free save for dropping off and picking up so there’s not even the worry of vehicles whilst walking with the children but for added comfort you can hire a golf buggy should you choose.
We went with friends this year and it was great to spend quality time with friends and family plus if you book another visit during your stay you even have money off your next trip, it would seem rude not to, so we did and we are already looking forward to visiting again next time!