The wonders of West Wales

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Llety Cynin and Bluestone did not know we were writing this review and we paid for our stay.

 Family holidays are the best aren't they? But they are ever so expensive! My other half is a teacher so we can only go away during school holidays, and we all know how the prices suddenly rise when the children break up. The past two years we have made the most of our local surroundings and visited West Wales. I adore West Wales, the beautiful sandy beaches, the picturesque countryside and the friendly locals. In this post I will talk about my two favourite places to stay.

Last year we stayed at Bluestone in a one bedroom cottage and it was perfect. There was a lovely little kitchen that came with all the cleaning essentials we needed. The cottage also had stairgates, which are ideal for a young family. There was a fantastic bathroom with a bath and shower. The bed was also big enough for the three of us. We were a short walk from the local shop, the ice cream shop and the park. We spent the majority of the time in their fabulous swimming pool and soft play to avoid the rain and we were not disappointed. The swimming pool is ideal for families of all ages. Nancy was two at the time and we made full use of the children's swimming pool. The play area was a child's dream. Although Nancy couldn't go through the entire play area as she was too little, we will definitely be making a visit when she is older. The Adventure Centre is perfect if your children have bundles of energy. I also hear great things about the spa. A few friends have said it is the nicest spa ever. I have a little plan that if we are blessed with another child then I will definitely book us a family here and enjoy the spa as well as the mum and baby classes. I am sure Nancy and her dad will easily be kept occupied at the play centre and swimming pool.

This year we decided to not return to Bluestone because we fancied somewhere new. I spent ages researching and I came across Llety Cynin, a wonderful family run B&B just outside of St Clears. Their reviews where fantastic and their pictures sold the place to me straight away. I have to say though, their pictures don't do them justice. This place is honestly the best place I have ever stayed. Upon arrival we were greeted with a cup of tea and invited to sit in their lounge. This was a lovely spot for guests to use during their stay. There was television, a choice of films and even some boards games. . We were able to check in early and we were delighted to find mini welsh cakes in our room. The breakfast was just - wow! I mean have you ever stayed at a B&B that gives you avocado and egg on gorgeous brown bread with a latte? I was in millennial heaven! Nancy isn't a big breakfast eater but the staff kindly gave us a ham sandwich for us to take with us as I explained she only eats fruit for breakfast and then snacks on something around 10am. On the one occasion they even let me add her leftover fruit to a Tupperware box for later rather than waste the food. Their evening menu was always exquisite. They provided a good variation of meat and vegetarian. As all the food is freshly made they even allowed us to mix and match our plates. Being the fussy mum that I asked for a children's pizza the one evening and asked if we could have any vegetables on the side and they happily added this to Nancy's plate. The cleanliness of the B&B was second to none. We all had fresh towels every day and the room was spotless. The swimming facilities were perfect for a family. The pool had some toys and free armbands and rubber rings, perfect for our Nancy. Matt and I took it in turns to enjoy the  Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. The outside play area was fantastic. Nancy spent most of her time in the sand pit but there was also a range of obstacle courses, slides and climbing facilities.