In the Mirror - Japanese tourists desperate to stay in Cotswolds B&B after it was featured in hit anime TV show

A B&B in the Cotswolds has become a surprise top Japanese tourist destination – after it featured in a hit anime TV series.

Caron Cooper, 60, has been running the two-bedroom guesthouse on her farm for more than 30 years.

It shot to fame 5,000 miles away after the creators of the Kinmoza anime (animated) series featured Fosse Farmhouse and based a character on Caron.

She is now overrun with guests from the Far East, who are desperate to stay in the famous house.

Caron has attended a red-carpet premiere in Japan and even dined with – and hosted – the Japanese royal family.

She has a Japanese fanbase of 5.5 million people, who are obsessed with her B&B in sleepy Castle Combe, Wilts.

The unlikely link with Japan began after a chance meeting with a Japanese couple at a market stall in 1989.

Shozo and Yasuko Mitani mentioned they were opening a British-themed B&B in Japan, so Caron invited them to visit her farmhouse.

They loved it so much, they modelled their own B&B on it.