Bluestone - wonderful accommodation

Great value for money but remember the cot is in the wardrobe!


Wow. This is what we said when we walked into our lodge. Wow.

We stayed in a Caldey Adapted Lodge which could sleep up to four people in two rooms. There was a double room and a twin room and both were wonderful. The wet room was huge and the kitchen and lounge were huge!

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We worked out that is we had paid for a hotel, at the cheapest value that we could for the same period of time during the same week, we would not have found anything as affordable as a stay at Bluestone. Those hotels would have included one room, a bathroom and nothing else. How a stay at Bluestone can be so affordable I just don't understand (the size and quality of the lodges are top notch plus you can use the pool and activity centre for free). I just did a quick search that found we could stay in the Cadley Adapted Lodge Monday to Friday from February 23 for just £189 self catering. That works out at £47.25 a night. If you have found of you that is just over a tenner each for a wonderful lodge, swimming, soft play etc. We could't find a Travelodge for cheaper than £50 for our journey home and lets just say that it would would certainly not compare in luxury as our lodge at Bluestone Wales.

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When we arrived at the lodge we did find that the cleaner had forgotten to take away the dirty linen from the previous people's stay as it was sitting dumped at the front door. My hubby had to go to visitor centre for help as we did not have reception on our phones. An hour later he did the same as no-one had arrived to take it yet but he did say that everyone he dealt with were extremely apologetic and we had clean linen and towels so it wasn't a huge issue. We were more concerned with the fact we needed a travel cot and no-one had come to deliver that and we ha a grumpy wee girl.

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When the very cheerful gentleman came to take our dirty washing away he told us the travel cots were in the wardrobe in the twin room and voila there it was. Duh! I felt so stupid but we don't tend to open cupboards and wardrobes when we visit somewhere! I also noticed on Twitter that we were not the only guest who thought they had not been left a cot so we didn't feel quite so bad.

Also when we arrived the lodge was FREEZING and it has quite high ceilings so took ages to heat up.

We did notice that although the rooms were a good size they were not quite big enough to fit a travel cot in with comfort. We were lucky as Molly likes her own room so we just moved the beds across in the twin room to put her in there but if there had been adults using that room it might have been a bit of a squeeze.

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The kitchen had everything you would ever need for a stay here, including a dishwasher! You are also given a wee sample of washing liquid and washing tablets for the machine so you don't have to have brought any with you. It was great to be able to cook and talk with the family as Molly played in the living area with my husband, or he cooked whilst we played. We did put the dishwasher on once when we were watching TV at night and it was a bit loud.

The sofas were comfy enough, though not for lounging on for too long - we spent more time indoors than we thought we would because Molly was not feeling very well!

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The wet room we had was adapted for disabled people, which I think meant the doors were wider, and there was a mobility chair and higher toilet etc. The room was massive and clean. As we went swimming each day we didn't really use the shower as we just showered at the pool. The towel heater was great though as it meant we had dry costumes and towels for the next days swimming.

Overall the wow factor or the accommodation never really left us the whole time we were there and we spoke about how we would have been proud to live in a place like that.

For the price you can pay to stay here you really can not argue!

Training Mummy

Training Mummy is a 30 something mum to two beautiful children - a girl born February 2014 and a boy born in October 2015.

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