Return to Clydey Cottages: Home away from home!

Family fun holiday in gorgeous Welsh Countryside!

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I am so excited to share another blog post on our fav place to visit in Wales, Clydey Cottages in Pembrokeshire. This trip was just as magical if not more special than the last one. Every time we come and stay at Clydey Cottages, it feels like home.

I arranged this trip to celebrate Bobby’s bday and took our friend Sheila along with us. I booked the trip last minute and luckily we were able to book Honeysuckle cottage (3 bedrooms). The staff was super supportive in arranging our last minute trip. We were blessed with the gorgeous sunny weather. Apparently it was the hottest weekend Wales ever had in February. As if that was not the greatest start, when we arrived at Clydey cottages we were welcomed with a beautiful starter pack for our stay and gifts for Bobby’y bday. I am going to share gorgeous pictures of our cottage below.

During our last trip, we stayed at two bedroom Jasmine cottage. We were so impressed with that cottage but Honeysuckle cottage just blew us away. The cottage had all necessary items maybe it be kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and living space. If attention to detail matters to you, you will be impressed services and facilities provided by Clydey Cottages.

Jageer had his first swimming experience at the gorgeous indoor swimming pool and he absolutely loved it. Sheila who’s an expert swimmer, where as Bobby is an novice and I can’t swim at all (a bit embracing to admit, but hey ho!). Sheila took Jageer swimming every morning and he absolutely loved it. Here are few captures:

Other facilities on sight includes playground (which is being renovated to include more playground facilities for kids), indoor hot tub, sauna, soft play area for young kids, creche/babysitting, small shop for basic needs for your stay and full spa facilities. The grounds have farm animals on sight, where kids can go feed them in the morning. Our fav facility at the cottage was hottub. It has the most stunning views and at night the sky is lit with beautiful twinkling stars. We took advantage of this fab hottub every night. Following are some captures of the gorgeous Clydey Cottages grounds:

As facilities are self catered, we did make some of our meals at the cottage. Nevertheless, we were very pleased to know that owners of Clydey cottages own a beautiful Nagshead pub nearby. We dined there two nights in a row and let me tell you the food was so delicious. It is a beautiful pub with the most quaint and chic vibe. So if you are looking for a fab lunch/dinner head on over to Nagshead and Dewi & Jacqui will look after you. We are already planning our next trip to this happy place this summer and we are planning on staying at the gorgeous farm house. Needless to say, I will be sharing that experience with you all.

Believe it or not, we did manage to pull ourselves away from this gorgeous place and made few days trips to Poppet beach, Saint David’s cathedral, Fishguard sea point, Cardigan city and on our way back home we stopped at Tenby beach. I feel like we didn’t have enough to make the most of Tenby and will be making a proper stop there on our next visit.

Poppit Beach

Fishguard

Fishguard is one of the most beautiful seacoast cities I have ever seen. We stopped here on our way to St David’s cathedral.

St David’s Cathedral

All in all, this was an incredible trip and we made such amazing memories. I feel like Wales is such a beautiful place to visit and definitely underrated when it comes to tourism. If you live in UK & Wales, looking for a fun family holiday and don’t necessarily want to fly; do not hesitate to check out Clydey Cottages. Now, this place is our home away from home and we are planning on visiting this gorgeous gem often in the years to come.

I hope you enjoyed this post as much as we enjoyed visiting this place. If you have any questions regarding this gorgeous place, feel free to msg me. Do not hesitate to leave your thoughts on this post below.

Thank you so much to Jacqui, Dewi & Clydey team for looking after us during our stay.

Loads of Love,

Gagan

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V-Day at Danesfield House & Spa!

Valentine’s day!

Hello my loves,

I am dedicating this post to our fab spa day at Danesfield House and Spa in Marlow. Sorry, I have been MIA on my blog for the past few months. Last time, I did the blog post was around my tumour operation! No worries, I have fully recovered and I have been focusing most on my Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/literallyyg/

I have been meaning to write a blog post for a while now! Our recent visit to Danesfield House is definitely worth sharing! Hence, I am commencing my return back to blogging with this fab spa day post!

Bobby & I booked the day off work and treated ourselves to a Spa day at Danesfield House in Marlow. Jageer is in nursery on Thursdays, so it worked out perfectly. We arrived at this fab hotel roughly around 12 pm.We were impressed by its incredible grande grounds, the moment we drove upto its gates! This hotel is tucked away and overlooking the gorgeous River Thames. If you are a historic nerd like me, I will share a little history on this place.

“Danesfield House that we see today was completed in 1901 as a family home for Robert William Hudson. The house is the third property to have been built within this glorious setting, amidst 65 acres of formal gardens with outstanding views over the River Thames and the Chiltern Hills beyond.” For more information check out; https://danesfieldhouse.co.uk/concierge/history

Now that we have history covered, let me tell you how fab the facilities are especially the restaurant and Danesfield spa.

We started off our afternoon with a delicious lunch at The orangery. I choose goat cheese/beet root salad for starter and seabass for my main course. I paired my meal with a glass of Sancere Rose. Bobby ordered smoked salmon for starters and Onglet steak for his main course. The food was utterly delicious and the service was incredible. Especially the morning manager who stayed behind for lunch service was super attentive and helpful on choosing dishes. Unfortunately, Bobby didn’t listen to his recommendation and ended up with the heavy meal before massage. The steak was so delicious, but he couldn’t finish it on time for our massage appointment. When we realised our massage was cut off by 10 minutes due to our own fault, we were a bit disappointed. Nevertheless, the massage did not disappoint.

Danesfield spa is award winning and I can I see why! The facilities are incredibly stunning and staff were utterly welcoming. We booked a couple’s massage, hence we were placed together in a very serene setting room (pics to follow!). Our masseuses were very attentive to our needs and well professional. After our massages we had an option of using wonderful spa facilities or having couple of drinks at the bar. Considering, it was a gorgeous sunny day, we decided to head to the stunning patio overlooking River Thames views and enjoyed Brut Rose! It was nearly time to grab Jageer from nursery and we headed back home.

The entire experience left us wanting more and needless to say we will be coming back to this gorgeous gem of a place. We managed to capture few shots of our Spa Day. If you are following me on Instagram and watched my insta stories during that stay, you have probably noticed how stunning is this hotel. In case you haven’t, check out few images and videos of our fab day! If you are interested in booking your own spa day at this fab place; click on the following link: https://danesfieldhouse.co.uk/spa

I hope you enjoy the images and please don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comment section below!

Love,

Welsh Countryside Escape

One of the things I love about England and Wales is it’s gorgeous countryside. Any chance I can get – I like to take to full advantage of it and go exploring! Funny thing about this trip was that we were meant to be visiting Canada. Unfortunately, the day before flying to Canada, we couldn’t find my son’s passport (insert crying emojis)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyways, I had to do make the best of the devastation we faced and planned a quick trip to Wales! Where do you go with a two-year old and semi-decent weather?!

Eventually, we found Clydey Cottages in Pembrokeshire that accommodates young families! This place is incredible and we will definitely be going back there this summer! Considering we booked it one day in advance, it was incredibly sweet of them to upgrade us to a two bedroom cottage. The moment we walked in to our cottage Jasmine, we felt at home! It is self catering facilities, so we did our food shopping ahead of time and made a delicious home-cooked roast on our first night. My baby thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor and indoor play areas! For young parents, there is a daycare available on site. The day care definitely came in handy for us and gave us alone time! We could have explored more nearby sites, but we decided to stay back at the cottage and relax. As it has the most incredible view and vast grounds! It has indoor pools and hot tubs. The outside hot tub overseeing the incredible views was definitely the icing on the cake. We literally stayed in there for three hours each night! To say the least, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!!!!!!  I am sharing few pics from the trip and I hope it inspires you to book your next country escape!

Special thanks to Clydey cottages and its incredible staff for making our stay memorable!