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Everywhere I go pods are appearing. 

Staying at Run Cottage near Woodbridge Suffolk this weekend http://www.runcottage.co.uk there are a couple of the best I have seen in terms of the way they are sited next to a lovely and beautifully looked after pond, the comprehensive specification of what is on offer – and a competitive price around £50. 

Described here rightly as luxury glamping pods they include TV, DVD, fridge freezer,tea and coffee making stuff, crockery and cutlery, BBQ, heater, pillows sheets and duvets. 

Both pods were rented out and the occupants seemed entirely happy sharing other facilities such as the loo block with motorhome owners like me and other caravaners even though they themselves were on a glamping experience and in no way part of the camping or caravanning fraternity. Much as I love my motorhome lifestyle I am the first to acknowledge that one person’s lifestyle choice is another person’s anathema and the extent you can successfully mix it all together is up for question. 

But here it seems to work just fine presumably giving the site owners an additional income stream which I am sure they are monitoring closely to see if additional pods might be justified and viable.  On an entirely unscientific basis, it was interesting to see the glampers this weekend were young people; a title which could scarcely be applied to me or my near neighbours on site.

Is this the future then?!

Christopher Macgowan