Having already spent a wonderful night glamping in a Morphpod at Brandy House Farm, which you can read all about here, it was just a 40 minute drive to get to our next glamping accommodation – Morphpod at Disserth.
Disserth is a charming, quiet caravan and campsite, set in a lovely peaceful location adjacent to a beautiful church, with the River Lthon running alongside. The nearest town of Llandrindod Wells is just a short drive away.
We arrived at Disserth and were met by Nick, the architect and creator of Morphpods, and he explained the ethos behind his work – his aim was to produce a quality pod that would offer great space and everything could hang nearly away – as well as be incredibly well insulated, so that the pod could be used in any weather. He explained that the insulation was so good, that even with heavy on the corrugated iron roof, you wouldn’t hear much at all inside the pod – which was something we could verify for ourselves later on!
The pod at Disserth is a smaller version to the one we stayed in at Brandy House Farm, more suitable to a couple – and had a very similar layout – it still had the lovely covered decking area, and inside the two single beds could hook up to the ceiling to keep them out of the way when not in use.
Inside the pod, in addition to the 2 beds, there is a fold up table, 2 fold up chairs, a wooden shelf (that could also be folded away) and a 3 plug extension lead. In both pods, there isn’t any lighting, (although at Brandy House Farm they provided a cute little lantern), so bring a torch!
The toilets and shower block at Disserth are fabulous; nice and clean and the individual shower rooms also have a WC too which is always nice. They also have a little room with a hairdryer! There is a laundry/kitchen area where you can make a cup of tea. The only slight downside was that these toilets etc were quite a trek from the pod, not so great if it’s pouring with rain!
We then went for a nice relaxing stroll along the river and eventually found a nice shallow area, where both boy and dog entered for a paddle!
We went out for dinner at a local pub called the Laughing Dog, where we had a lovely evening, and then returned back to the pod. We enjoyed a cosy evening wrapped up in our sleeping bags – the pod was incredibly warm and toasty, despite the weather being quite chilly outside. During the night, Hurricane Bertha made her appearance. I read in the newspaper the next day that a month’s worth of rain fell in one night! Despite the rain, the pod was perfect, you could hardly hear the rain battering the iron, roof due to the excellent insulation.
The next morning quite early, we decided the weather was so bad we had better make a run for it back to Devon before it got worse. We headed off through the rain – and amazingly made it back in just under 4 hours, which wasn’t bad going at all!
We really enjoyed our stay in both the Morphpod at Disserth and the Morphpod at Brandy House Farm. Each location was very different, but equally fun to stay at. Whilst not high end glamping, the build quality of the pods are extremely high – and can have multiple uses; as a garden office, artists studio, teenagers den as well of course, as great glamping pods!