We just had an AMAZING weekend in Bluestone. It was our fourth holiday there, and our first holiday with another family….. and the sun shone all weekend…. we couldn’t have picked a better weekend weather-wise!
A new outdoor play area
I thought the existing play area was already good enough (previously mentioned here) but the day we got there they had just opened a brand spanking new one!
It’s right in the village square, outside the coffee shop and pub, a lovely open space with benches for parents to sit on. The flooring is fall-friendly and most of the equipment is wooden and seems like really high quality. It’s bright, colourful and playful…. and perfect for imaginative minds…. W loved ‘driving’ the boat and spotting whales etc 😉
I mentioned the lovely nature trail after our last visit. Since then, they have added two giant foxes to the entrance, a fairy village built into the woods and a lovely magical area of small mirrors that glisten in the sun. Really lovely and W wanted to keep seeing the fairy houses!
The Oak tree restaurant
We usually go to the Farmhouse grill, and I think the Oak tree used to be the posh place to go…. but it’s now a family-friendly restaurant serving pizza and pasta. We had a combination of both on Mother’s Day and everything was delicious…. as was this beer!
Ok this one’s not strictly in Bluestone…. but on our way there we wanted to stop for lunch somewhere and a friend had recommended this place.
I’m so glad she did, it has a really lovely play area (all boat and pirate-themed), good food and service… and it’s right on a lovely pebble beach. I was too busy enjoying it to take photos apart from this one from the beach….
Ah what a wonderful weekend! Here’s a sunset we caught….
Disclosure: unlike most other blogger reviews, we paid in full for our holiday there but I love it so much that I always want to share it with you… and hopefully the lovely people at Bluestone will one day offer me a free break there to say thanks 😉