So I recently wrote about our Autumn break at Bluestone Wales and the great time we had having fun as a family and relaxing after a hectic term at school, I mentioned the lodge we had been staying in, a 4 bed, 3 bathroom Grassholm lodge and so here I am to tell you all about it.
Just driving up to the lodges you get a feeling that there might be something special inside, big double doors and a wooden clad exterior each with its own path, bike racks outside and a picnic table on the patio, that had it been warmer we would have sat at often.
On entering the lodge you come into a room that I suppose you might call the porch but it is so much more than that, a large carpeted area for putting all the outdoor things. There was room for all our trainers and wellies lined up on the floor (that was about 15 pairs of shoes), coat hooks for all our coats and the Little Ones waterproofs, plenty of room to leave the buggy without having to fold it and room for four scooters and helmets too. Yet there was still room for us to comfortably put on coats and shoes without knocking each other over like a bunch of skittles. It was super handy when we all came back from a muddy puddle stomp, we stripped off the children in there and pointed them straight at the family bathroom opposite.
|ground floor- family bathroom|
To the right of the bathroom was the first bedroom, a downstairs twin. Each bedroom had solid wooden furniture, bedside tables and lamps, a dressing table and stool, a full length mirror and being on the ground floor this room had a great blind so that you could open the curtains and get dressed by daylight but without being seen by the neighbours!
|ground floor- twin bedroom|
Then there was the living room, this had a lovely view from the large floor to ceiling windows and the double doors of the other lodges and glimpses of the lake through the trees. The doors opened up onto a patio and a picnic table which if we had gone in summer we would have made a lot of use of while the children played on the grass outside.
There were three double sofas in there so plenty of space for everyone to sit and a table and tv/dvd player too. The lodge had a light and airy feel and was open looking right up to the sloped wooden roof and a staircase to the rest of the bedrooms but the soft lighting and central heating made the lodge feel really cosy.
|looking down from the stairs|
|upstairs -twin bedroom one|
|The children's bathroom|
At the end of the landing was the double bedroom with a huge window, all the rooms were very spacious and airy and nicely decorated in pale colours. The bed was warm and comfortable, we all slept well on the firm mattresses, Little 2 even commented that her bed was sooo comfy that she wanted me to ask where they got the mattress from so we could buy her one for home! There was a safe in the wardrobe in this room and a travel cot with a cleanliness seal too if you needed it.
|upstairs- twin bedroom two|
|looking out the indoor window!|
We loved our spacious lodge and really enjoyed our Autumn break at Bluestone Wales, we would love to see what Bluestone has to offer in the summer months when we could get out more and explore as the rain kept us in a lot this time, the Little Ones have already been asking when we can go back.