The Rising Sun
Down at the bottom of her sloping patch of the Welsh border, Daphne has created another lovely spot to go with The Angels and The Wagon Over the Valley and the Mother Earth, The Rising Sun sits on its own among the trees where a triangle of boardwalks make up the camp of cabin, shower and loo that come together to create a place where you can be completely alone, unless one of the chickens takes a really long walk.
The main cabin itself is solidly built despite being pieced together from various finds and treasures that Daphne, a relentless auction-goer, simply couldn't resist. The stained glass windows come from a London pub and the arched front doors were sourced from yet another sale. As for the wagon wheel and the claw-foot bathtub on the deck - The bath tub... finally is plumbed in!!! Treat yourself to a lush hot water under the trees with aroma oils... and float towards heaven......- who knows? Somehow it all holds together, with the decor mainly reds and oranges and the important things like warmth and comfort taken care of by the blanketed, curtained bed and the glowing wood-burner. The planking of the deck, where wicker chairs make a great breakfast area, links into the boardwalk that runs right round the cabin and off which you'll find the gas powered shower, compost loo and washing up sink, none more than a few metres away.
It would be easy to sit on the veranda and simply while away the time in peace, but the area around you is full of all sorts to explore, from the quiet towns of Hay and Brecon to the wilds of the Beacons and all the adventures it has to offer.
These photos have been taken by Laurence Graham, an excellent photographer, with very expensive equipment on a bright sunny day. They are authentic.
Essentials: The important stuff
A lovely guest has obviously forgotten about the rest of the world..