Gogglebox stars Dom and Steph Parker hope to sell Kent hotel for £5m

Gogglebox stars Dom and Steph Parker are planning to sell their Grade I listed boutique hotel where they filmed the Channel 4 show for £5m

  • TV favourite Dom, 55, claims he and his wife, 52, are ‘too old’ to run the hotel
  • The couple say The Salutation in Kent has been ‘our lives, our home, our joy’ 
  • They first bought the site for £2.6m in 2004 and spent £2.5m more doing it up
  • Built in 1912, the estate is spread over 3.7 acres and boasts 17 bedrooms 

Gogglebox stars Dom and Steph Parker are planning to sell their posh manor house hotel for £5 million.

The couple snapped up the stunning huge Grade I-listed boutique hotel – where they filmed for the Channel 4 show – for £2.6m in 2004.

They then spent a further £2.5m renovating The Salutation – but now want to sell the property, with Dom claiming they are ‘too old’ to run it themselves.

Dom, 55, said: ‘We’re looking for £5m for the purchase price. We ideally want to sell the building.

Steph, 52, and Dom Parker, 55, claim they are ‘too old’ to continue running The Salutation in Sandwich, Kent

‘It has been our lives, our home, our joy – our stage for Gogglebox. It is a very important part of the past 14 years of our lives, and it is such a beautiful building.

‘But we are just too old and exhausted, and don’t have the energy to run it any more.’

The Salutation, in Sandwich, Kent, was built in 1912, is spread over 3.7 acres and boasts 17 bedrooms, along with a 60-cover restaurant which has been doing fine dining.

It was designed and built by Sir Edwin Lutyens in a Queen Anne style.

Its Salutation Gardens won Gold at last year’s Chelsea Flower Show, and are recognised as some of the best in the country, earning RHS Partner Garden status.

The couple – who featured in Channel 4’s Gogglebox from 2013 to 2016 – spent five years restoring the building and its gardens after buying it.

Dom said: ‘It is crying out for someone to get on board and love it as we have.

The couple spent £2.6 million on buying the property in 2004, then another £2.5m renovating it and are now looking to recoup most of that money

Steph and Dom shot to fame on Channel 4’s Gogglebox and describe The Salutation as ‘our lives, our home, our joy’

 Its Salutation Gardens won Gold at last year’s Chelsea Flower Show, and are recognised as some of the best in the country

‘We have personally invested millions into the gardens, and to achieve Gold at Chelsea last year was incredible.’

Dom said they have already had 10 enquiries about the property, and the couple are selling it privately.

The telly favourites last year appeared on Channel 4 series The Great Hotel Escape, following the journeys of families who have started to run hotels.

They also did a documentary on how cannabis oil could help improve the life of their teenage son Max, who is autistic and has severe epilepsy.

Dom says the gardens at the house are one of the key summertime attractions and have been restored by staff.

He added: ‘The staff have absolutely worked tirelessly on restoring the gardens, but it will be lost if they are neglected.

‘It would be a crying shame to see that go to pot. It’s a fabulous building. All somebody needs to do is turn up and turn it on – it’s all sitting ready to go.’

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