In the Sun - HOUSE OF THE RISING SCONE Brit B&B owner Caron Cooper and her guesthouse are famous in Japan

A BRIT B&B owner is a celebrity in Japan after her guesthouse featured in a hit cartoon.

Caron Cooper, 60, has five million Japanese fans and has even served tea and scones to the royal family.

Caron's home has been transformed into a cartoon famous in JapanEach year thousands of viewers of the Kinmoza anime telly series flock to Fosse Farmhouse in Castle Combe, Wilts.

In the show Brit schoolgirl Alice, who bakes scones with her mum — based on Caron, — befriends a Tokyo schoolgirl after an exchange visit.

Live footage was shot at the B&B before being animated in Japan. Fans of the show, which is also a comic and film, now flock to the Cotswolds village.

Caron said: “This is the last thing I ever dreamt would happen to me — I just own a little B&B in the countryside. They treat it like a tour of a film set.

Kinmoza is an anime series about a Brit schoolgirl who bakes scones“Everything is the same here as it is in the show, so they all look like they’ve stepped into a dream.”

Her link with Japan followed a chance meeting with a Japanese couple in London in 1989.

She invited them to stay at Fosse Farmhouse when they said they were opening a Brit-themed B&B back home.