Travel Tuesday – Bluestone Wales is for Everyone


You probably know by now that we live in a beautiful part of the world – Pembrokeshire in South West Wales. We love living here, and are very aware how lucky we are. Many tens of thousands of people flock to our county every year for their holiday, to explore our coastline and beaches, to find our hidden treasures such as islands full of birds and wildlife, to enjoy our peace and quaint villages and harbours.

There are many places to choose from to stay, from 5* hotels to caravans, in fact, it can seem a little overwhelming to find the perfect place to stay. Well, let us help you! One of the best places you could choose is Bluestone Wales.

Bluestone Wales is for Everyone

Bluestone Wales is for everyone, perfect for couples, families, large family gatherings with grand parents, aunties, uncles – everyone!

We stayed there last year for the first time, and fell in love with the place. We need no convincing to visit Pembrokeshire – we see its beauty every day. Now, having explored Bluestone Wales, we need no convincing of what a great place it is either.

We have stayed in the Grassholm and The Caldey Connect lodges, which are just the most fantastic accommodation, sleeping up to 8 in each. When we have wandered around the village, we have wondered what the little cottages were like – were they as luxurious as the lodges?

Well, biggest sis MeeMee, who has her very own rather gorgeous blog The Perks of Being Amy, was invited to stay at Bluestone Wales in December, to stay in a cottage with her boyfriend, and we visited to spend the day with them.

You can read her full review over on her blog, we just wanted to share with you our highlights.

MeeMee and L stayed in Badger Cottage, and it was every bit as lovely as the lodges we have stayed in. Warm and cosy, with an open plan downstairs which has a kitchen and living room, and stairs up to a cosy large bedroom with HUGE en-suite bathroom. We were impressed again with touches like the quality of the carpets, wall heaters that can be fully controlled, and a downstairs loo. The en-suite bathroom had twin sinks, and a large wet-room type separate shower – such luxury!

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We had a great day, visiting the Adventure Centre and Wild Wood Cafe which has great value lunches and drinks. There are activities for all ages, from tots to teens. Because it was nearly Christmas, everywhere was decorated so festively, it was beautiful.

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If you are looking for somewhere to visit next Christmas, then The Kingdom of the Elves looks amazing – we didn’t go inside, but were still entertained by this brilliant Elf, who was hilarious – just like Mr Poppy off Nativity!

Bluestone Wales is for Everyone

Now, you might think that Bluestone Wales is just for families, but there is SO much for everyone. As MeeMee and L found, it is perfect for a getaway as a couple, to spend time together in a gorgeous cottage, to treat yourself to a meal at the new Oak Tree Restaurant or Knights Tafarn. You can go swimming at The Blue Lagoon, or enjoy a treatment at The Well Spa. It is the perfect base for getting out and exploring Pembrokeshire, or just walking through the woodlands at Bluestone. If you are up to it you could try the new Sky Wires at Steep Ravine – from 60ft – 250ft long!

Fancy a get together with ALL your family? Bluestone Wales has accommodation options that sleep up to 14 in one lodge. Have a look at the gorgeous Pembroke Lodge which sleeps up to 12, with six twin bedrooms – four are en-suite, and two further bathrooms.

If you are a busy business person who just can’t help bring work with you – or maybe you have to be connected to your office, The St David’s Lodge is perfect for you – a detached lodge sleeping up to 8 with lots of room, and an integral study/office room. You can hook up to hi speed WiFi too!

So whatever your family size or situation, I think you’ll agree that Bluestone IS for everyone!




  1. I have heard such great things about Bluestone. We really need to get to Wales sometime soon…..

  2. This looks brill – we have Bluestone on our list of places to visit especially for the location. Pembrokeshire is divine you are very lucky! x

  3. Bluestone keeps on popping up time and time again! Friends have recommended it to me and I keep on reading rave reviews on travel blogs too:) The Blue Lagoon and Well Spa sound amazing and the Badger Cottage looks really modern and spotlessly clean. We are big fans of Center Parcs and have been many times but perhaps it is time we had a change! Thanks for sharing
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  4. I would have loved to visit Bluestone just with my other half, as well as with the kids, which we did last year. It really is a fantastic place. My Mum and her partner joined us for one night, and there was plenty of room for all six of us in our cabin. I’d go back there in a flash. recently posted…Camping at Yelloh! Village Parc du Val de Loire, FranceMy Profile

  5. It looks like such a great place for a family holiday. I have been planning on visiting Wales for a while now, and it keeps being pushed back for one reason or other, but no more! It is going on this year list 🙂
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  6. I missed out on the first time the family went to Bluestone as I had to work but last year I got to go with them and it was amazing, there is plenty to do on site but if you want to adventure out (we did on one day.) We found Foley Farm which was amazing!
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  7. I’ve read so many great reviews on Bluestone and it does seem to be a place for everyone. The lodge looks great and I lover how festive the place looked for Christmas – so magical!

  8. We loved our visit to Bluestone and was really surprised by the reasonable prices. We were only there for a weekend so didn’t get to explore the local area so would love to return one day
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  9. Bluestone looks like such a fab place to go and definitely somewhere I’d love to stay for a family holiday. I love the idea of going near Christmas time it looks so magical.

  10. We have stayed in the area before and would like to do so again. Bluestone is definately on the list.
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  11. I looked at Bluestone (as an alternative to Center Parcs – never been there either!) but I thought it was quite pricey? Then I’ve seen comments above which say it’s reasonable so maybe I am just really tight, ha! I like the look of it though so perhaps one day!
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  12. Fab post, Bluestone is a great place!! thanks for mentioning me 🙂 xx

  13. That sounds like such a charming place to stay! I would LOVE to go to Wales someday.

  14. It looks like somewhere my boys would love. I am a big fan of Wales and even honeymooned there. It looks like you all had a great time
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  15. That really does sound like the perfect getaway. If I ever get to Wales I will be sure to stay there!
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  16. What a lovely place to travel to! I will keep this lodge in mind for future vacations.
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  17. Aaah I LOVE Bluestone! We went last March and it was our first — and only — family holiday that we’ve had since the twins were born. It was only 4 days but we all absolutely loved it! I’d go back in a heartbeat 🙂 xx
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  18. I have never stayed in a lodge before and was not sure what most entailed. I am yet to visit Pembroke but would love to soon and bluestone Wales sounds like just the place
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  19. My friends went here last month, I’ve heard nothing but praise for Bluestone! Looks so gorgeous there, jealous! x

  20. What wonderful accommodations, and the holiday decor was so perfect. I’m glad you were able to spend the day!
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  21. Thanks for sharing. I’ve not thought of visiting Wales before but it looks great. The spa is right up my street and the accommodation looks lovely and cosy!

  22. Oh wow! What an awesome time! I’d love to go!

  23. This sounds like a wonderful place to visit. I’d love to go there.
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  24. How quaint! I love this relaxed yet fun vacation stuff! I really love to travel.

  25. Every post ive so far read about Bluestone Wales is amazing, the scenery and the places to stay look fantastic x
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  26. It looks like a fabulous place – I am currently considering holiday plans for this year and it is on my list!
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  27. Super interesting post, thank you.
    Bluestone looks wonderful, we are yet to visit wales … I only ever hear great things about it.
    Lucky you living there!
    Anna x
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  28. Oooh I love that it is able to accommodate so many, at Christmas that would be perfect to have the whole family together at the same time. I love how the accommodation looks like a home rather than a hotel, it must have been so comforting and relaxed 🙂 x
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  29. I’ve heard so many great things about this place. Looks fantastic. Would really like to go there one day.
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  30. We are really hoping to go this year as its nearly 7 years since we last went. It was amazing then and i bet its even better now
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  31. Bluestone is on our list. I’ve seen some great reviews and yours is fab, looks great for Christmas x

  32. A friend of mine goes twice a year with her big family and loves it! I really want to go… think I’ll look into it this year x

  33. Oooh! I’ve been looking at Bluestone for ages, and always wondered about it. I LOVE Wales and have really enjoyed our Center Parcs holidays so feel like this could be a winner for us. Thanks for putting it back on my radar!

  34. This looks like a lovely place to go. Wales is one place im planning to visit as I’ver never been there. Angela at Daysinbed
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  35. Bluestone looks great, I’ve read loads of fab things about it. We’re hoping to be able to holiday a bit further from home this year now my youngest has got a bit calmer with car journeys so maybe we’ll try it out ourselves.

  36. I love this area of Wales, so beautiful. We will have to make it to Bluestone soon!
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  37. We went glamping in Pembrokeshire a few years ago and totally fell in love with it; I can’t imagine how amazing it must be to live there! We’d love to visit again and Bluestone sounds like the perfect place to stay if we do.
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  38. I will agree with your words bluestone..
    Hope your kids enjoyed a lot..

  39. I love the idea of Bluestone, seems like such a great combination with an array of activities on offer. I used to go to Pembrokeshire a lot as a child so I have fond memories of it. Beautiful part of the UK

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