Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Family || Our Bluestone Break*




On the 19th of January at 6:00pm we packed up our cars and my fathers parents and headed on our way to Bluestone.


We arrived late about 8:30/9pm it was dark but we got checked in by a lovely receptionist and given a map to our lodge. Unfortunately navigating in the dark wasn't great and I'd strongly recommend you arrive in daylight!
When we arrived, we were all hugely impressed with our accommodation. The heating was on when we arrived so it was warm! We ate in on the first night around the big table in the kitchen and watched Silent Witness.



The next morning I booked myself, dad and Tirion in for an archery lesson. We were the only ones booked in for any activities that day due to the rain but we had a fabulous time none the less, the instructors were informative but also fun!

That evening we had a meal at The Farmhouse, I can imagine The Farmhouse is lovely in Summer however in January, in the cold it was freezing and this is no fault to staff or Bluestone it's the way the buildings built. Regardless we moved closer to the fire and enjoyed an AMAZING meal.
I had the lamb shank which was perfection.






The next day it was spa day for me and mum. I booked myself in for an aromatherapy massage and mum for a head, neck back and shoulder. We were greeted by reception and given robes and flip-flops and sent to change in a fabulously decorated changing room. We then met our beauty therapists, mine was called Ruth and I highly recommend her! She was fantastic....funny and energetic but then highly professional as soon as I lay on the table....I have never felt so at home and comfortable in my life.

After our treatments we went and tried out the thermal rooms, sooooo many to choose from and all to different tastes. I liked the ice room and the herbal room. Mum liked the traditional wooden sauna. But there was one other thing to do before we left and that was to try the OUTSIDE hydrotherapy pool. OH M G. I have never experienced anything like this before, although freezing outside the pool was warm and relaxing, we looked up at the blue sky and couldn't believe it had been raining some time earlier that morning.

When we got back from the spa we had a lovely lunch and started packing. We all arrived home refreshed, relaxed and impressed.

For those people who are thinking of booking or have already booked your stay I have a few tips for you.
*Make sure you take enough food, drink and snacks. (We didn't) - There is a shop there but it's a little walk and it may not have what you fancy.
* The self catering cooker is touch screen (Grandma spent ages trying to work it out)
* Take plenty of jumpers, even with the heating up it can still take awhile to warm up.
* Pre book activities days in advance if possible
* Definitely pre book the spa weeks in advance


Huge thanks to Bluestone for getting in touch and booking our accommodation for us!


Thinking of going to Bluestone? Booking Bluestone? Been to Bluestone? 
Let me know! 

10 comments:

  1. That food looks sooo good!
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    1. Hi Jemma! It was delicious, I've never had such a tasty Lamb shank!

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  2. I'm glad you had a good time, it all looks lovely, I can't wait to go now.

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life

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    1. Hey Leanne! It's really fantastic there, so relaxing! I hope you have a good time too!

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  3. I only recently discovered Bluestone through looking at some of the other National Parks and green spaces near me in Cumbria but it looks lovely here and it sounds like you had a nice, relaxing time. I'll definitely have to try and visit it one day, it looks like the perfect retreat. - Tasha

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    1. I think this is one of the best priced getaways. For the price (if you get self catering) it can be a pretty cheap holiday! I hope you get a chance to try it!

      Ffion x

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  5. o.o The food looks so good! And the pool!!! *Jealous* I'm glad you had such a great time. It looked fun.

    ~ Victoria

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    1. The food is sooooooooooooooo good! I really want another lamb shank like this one!

      Ffion x

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  6. Looks so calm and peaceful! And the food looks so yummy :) xx

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