A weekend at Bluestone Park Resort, Pembrokeshire
Written by Dan Williams on 9th April 2018
The weekend is over. It’s time to go back to reality, and escape holiday mode, but before that, lets look back on the weekend.
From Friday 6th April to Monday 9th April, I decided to escape for a mini-break. Looking back on my previous get-aways, I decided to return to Bluestone Park Resort in Narberth, Pembrokeshire.
Bluestone opened in July 2008 and employs over 600 people. There are over 300 luxury lodges, cottages and studio apartments all surrounding a private village. The resort is set in 500 acres of spectacular Pembrokeshire Coast National Park countryside in West Wales.
Bluestone use crops grown by local farmers to heat their water park and Adventure Centre environmentally with a biomass heating system and solar energy on some of their lodges to heat water.
There are 13 types of luxury lodges on the site to suit all:
- Caldey Adapted
- Caldey Connect
- St David’s
- Tenby Connect
- Dinas Bunkhouse
I booked into a Ramsey lodge (shown above) which offers a unique experience of upside down living, with its living space upstairs and the bedrooms downstairs.
Ramsey lodges are detached, with an offering of both a double and twin bedroom on the ground floor, with en-suite bathrooms. Upstairs you’ll find an open plan living area and a fully fitted kitchen.
In the heart of Bluestone, you’ll find The Village which offers its very own historical pub, shops, bakery, restaurants and a Coffee House for those of you that like me, require a regular caffeine fix. You’ll find everything you could possibly need during your stay. There’s even a village green, a perfect spot for picnics, and the Treetops adventure playground, complete with a new Treetots area just for the very young. Well Spa is on site too, and just a few short steps away.
There are a selection of activities available to keep you busy (and tire out the youngsters!) including Steep Ravine where you’ll find high ropes, tree climbing and zip wires. Also on site is the lake which offers the opportunity to try your hand at kayaking and raft building. Theres also the Activity Centre just incase the weather takes a turn for the worst where theres activities for all. Including the older kids – Sky Trail and The Wall – to the whole-family crazy golf, or the areas for the smallest ones with soft play, Circus Zone and even Baby Sensory and Messy Play sessions.
Perhaps you’re thinking of heading out for the day to discover a whole new location. Well, thats just what I did, and with the sun shining I chose to head to over to Tenby which is no more than 30 minutes away via car.
Tenby North beach is separated from South beach by a harbour and headland and is surrounded by restaurants, pubs and shops offering everything you need for the perfect day at the beach. In contrast to Tenby’s sheltered North Beach, the mile-long stretch of the South Beach, from St Catherine’s Island to Giltar Point, is more exposed, but enjoys a splendid view of Caldey Island to the south.
Whether you’re looking for a getaway with family, friends, or just the two of you, I full recommend booking with Bluestone where you can choose between a midweek, weekend or week long break. For more information, or to book, head over to the official website for Bluestone here.