The Rising Sun

Quirky house inspired by nature, with warm decor and outside bathtub perfect for gazing at the stars, near Hay-on-Wye.

Key Points

  • Gorgeous cabin offers a romantic retreat for 2 with outdoor bathtub from which you can admire views of the rolling valleys near Brilley.
  • The cabin has a wood burning stove for warmth and unique decor that delights the senses.
  • There are simple outdoor cooking facilities - a double gas hob and grill, a washing up area and an eco loo and gas shower all within a few steps of the cabin.
  • Enjoy taking your morning cuppa or evening tipple on the veranda taking in the tranquillity of the setting.
  • Book a session in the Nordic wood fired sauna for a real treat!
  • Closed for Winter from November to mid March.


Glamping site near the Welsh border that offers a plethora of different properties affiliated with nature and being at one with the world. The Rising Sun offers a romantic retreat for 2 with outdoor bathtub, their take on a hot tub! 

The Rising Sun is a gorgeous cabin with stained glass windows, four poster bed, outside dining area and many enchanting pieces that will hold you in delight. Inside is a treasure hunters heaven with many pieces being found in antique shops and auctions available for you to behold. The warmth of the reds and oranges of the cabin will delight your senses, making you feel loved and safe and the warmth of the log burner will keep you toasty even on the coldest of days. There are simple kitchen facilities, 2 gas hobs and a grill for making a light meal. 

Outside you can find a claw-foot bathtub on the deck, perfect for relaxing in whilst listening to the bird song around you. A walkway cleverly links the bathroom to the cabin and to a cute washing up area. 

Locally you can walk the famous Offa's Dyke Path, visit the Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre or take a trip to the literary Hay-on-Wye. Here you can drive up to the Bluff, only 8 minutes from Hay, to the top of the Black Mountains with breath taking views and walks. Alternatively take to the water and try your hand at canoeing - a fun and unique experience for everyone. The Warren is a riverside beach accessible from Hay-on-Wye, with its expanse of fields along the River Wye. Food buffs will enjoy a delicious meal at Rhydspence Inn which is just a 40 minute stroll away through the country lanes, the perfect way to work up an appetite. 

Should the temperatures drop below freezing point, it is most likely that there will be no water from taps, in that case the owner will top all outdoor tubs with water ahead of freezing, and provide drinking water in glass bottles and fill thermoses from the house tap (drinking water), and you can heat up water to wash up on stoves. However this is an extreme scenario which has not happened in recent years. 

There is a Wood fired Norwegian Sauna on site, this can be fired on request for £10 each session of 1 hour, for each group of people...... this is proving very popular and what better way to celebrate!!!

Dogs welcome for a charge of £20. Strictly no puppies.

The first basket of wood will be provided, the ones after £7 each, you're very welcome to bring your own.   IF you want to have an outdoor fire, where possible, please provide your own wood for fire pits.

No loud music.

Closed in winter. 

There is a minimum 3 night stay. 




Room Types




 Compost toilet

 Outdoor bath





Paid Extras

 Extra logs / firewood




 Dining area

 Seating area


Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks

 Lake / River

 Local shop

 Pub within walking distance



 Book a sauna session

On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels




 Kitchenware / Utensils


 Free parking


 Mid sized site (5-11 accoms)

Nearest Airport/s

Cardiff / Birmingham

Content updated on 16th December 2022 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Daphne Tucker from The Rising Sun