Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom Parker cut price of £5million historic manor house by £250k – Daily Mail

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Gogglebox couple Steph and Dom Parker have slashed the price of their £5million historic manor house by £250k after struggling to sell it, according to The Sun.

The famous hoteliers, 53 and 56, who shot to stardom on the reality show, put their 17-bed hotel in Kent on the market earlier this year.

But they are yet to receive any serious offers and have taken it upon themselves to drastically reduce the price.  

Magnificent: Gogglebox couple Steph and Dom Parker have slashed the price of their £5million historic manor house by £250k after struggling to sell it, according to The Sun

Magnificent: Gogglebox couple Steph and Dom Parker have slashed the price of their £5million historic manor house by £250k after struggling to sell it, according to The Sun

Magnificent: Gogglebox couple Steph and Dom Parker have slashed the price of their £5million historic manor house by £250k after struggling to sell it, according to The Sun

The Salutation in Sandwich, Kent , is a magnificent Grade I listed manor designed by renowned architect Sir Edwin Lutyens in the 20th century.

Steph and Dom, who have been married for over two decades, snapped up the property for £2.6m in 2004 and spent a similar amount renovating the estate, transforming it into the luxurious setting Gogglebox viewers have become well acquainted with. 

The magnificent home, which first appeared on TV with the Parkers during an episode of Channel 4’s Four in a Bed, consists of eight bedrooms, seven reception rooms, and eight bathrooms.

The grounds also feature gardens which won Gold at the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show, and are recognised as some of the best in the country, earning RHS Partner Garden status as well as three outbuildings with substantial accommodation.

Ready to let go: The famous hoteliers, 53 and 56, who shot to stardom on Gogglebox, put their 17-bed hotel in Kent on the market earlier this year

Ready to let go: The famous hoteliers, 53 and 56, who shot to stardom on Gogglebox, put their 17-bed hotel in Kent on the market earlier this year

Ready to let go: The famous hoteliers, 53 and 56, who shot to stardom on Gogglebox, put their 17-bed hotel in Kent on the market earlier this year 

The detached house has four bedrooms, two reception rooms, and three bathrooms whilst the cottage is comprised of three bedrooms, a reception room, and a bathroom. 

Finally, the coach house has two bedrooms, one reception room, and two bathrooms. 

The property, which also features a gift shop and tea room, has been used as a boutique hotel since it was leased by hoteliers after the Parkers handed over day-to-day running of the business.

The company running the hotel, managed by John and Dorothy Fothergill, went bust last year with the loss of 33 jobs, after the couple took out a five-year lease on the business in 2016 under the name The Salutation Hotel Ltd. 

Grand land: The Salutation in Sandwich is a magnificent Grade I listed manor designed by renowned architect Sir Edwin Lutyens in the 20th century

Grand land: The Salutation in Sandwich is a magnificent Grade I listed manor designed by renowned architect Sir Edwin Lutyens in the 20th century

Grand land: The Salutation in Sandwich is a magnificent Grade I listed manor designed by renowned architect Sir Edwin Lutyens in the 20th century 

Luxury: Steph and Dom first bought the property in 2004 and spend millions renovating it to its former glory before running it as hotel

Luxury: Steph and Dom first bought the property in 2004 and spend millions renovating it to its former glory before running it as hotel

Luxury: Steph and Dom first bought the property in 2004 and spend millions renovating it to its former glory before running it as hotel

Prior to this, it was run by Steph and Dom who converted the manor house into an upmarket bed-and-breakfast establishment.

They spent years and millions of pounds restoring the property, inspired after hosting two American golfers who were playing at the Open Championship just a few miles away one year.

The day after the couple and the bed and breakfast featured on Four in a Bed in 2013 they received more than 300 bookings — and never looked back.

Anecdotes include a couple who dragged an ornamental rocking horse from the landing into their bedroom and woke everyone up by attempting to have sex on it as well as a woman who got up from the dinner table and returned to her date wearing a fur coat before revealing she was wearing nothing underneath. 

Regal: The couple leased the building to a management company in 2016 which has since gone bust. Pictured: the library

Regal: The couple leased the building to a management company in 2016 which has since gone bust. Pictured: the library

Regal: The couple leased the building to a management company in 2016 which has since gone bust. Pictured: the library

Ornate: As well as the manor, detached house, cottage and coach house, it also has a tea room and gift shop. Pictured: a bathroom

Ornate: As well as the manor, detached house, cottage and coach house, it also has a tea room and gift shop. Pictured: a bathroom

Ornate: As well as the manor, detached house, cottage and coach house, it also has a tea room and gift shop. Pictured: a bathroom

The Salutation became even more popular during the Parkers’ Gogglebox heyday, where guests would queue up to have selfies taken on the famous sofa.

Some of the hotel’s more noteworthy guests include Nigel Farage, Mary Poppins actor Emily Blunt and Prince Andrew. 

Steph had previously told the Daily Mail how it became overwhelming, with guests wanting to party with the couple who felt they were on show 24/7 – a factor which led to them moving to London to focus on their media careers.

The manor house has three-and-a-half acres of walled gardens and has the potential for continued use as a boutique hotel or could be used as a unique and luxurious family home.

Project: Steph and Dom, who have been married for over two decades, snapped up the property for £2.6m in 2004 and spent a similar amount renovating the estate

Project: Steph and Dom, who have been married for over two decades, snapped up the property for £2.6m in 2004 and spent a similar amount renovating the estate

Project: Steph and Dom, who have been married for over two decades, snapped up the property for £2.6m in 2004 and spent a similar amount renovating the estate

 

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