This beautiful manor house owned by Steph and Dom from TV’s Gogglebox could now be yours for £5million.
The Salutation in Sandwich, Kent, UK, is a magnificent Grade I listed manor designed by renowned architect Sir Edwin Lutyens in the 20th century.
Famous TV couple Steph and Dom Parker snapped up the property for £2.6m in 2004 and spent a similar amount again on renovating the estate, transforming it into the luxurious setting 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.
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.
This magnificent manor, a former 17-bed hotel run by Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom, is on the market for £5 million in Kent
Home first appeared with the Parkers (pictured) during an episode of Channel 4’s Four in a Bed which boosted its popularity
The manor itself features eight bedrooms, seven reception rooms and eight bathrooms. Pictured: the sitting room
Steph and Dom first bought the property in 2004 and spend millions renovating it to its former glory before running it as hotel
The couple leased the building to a management company in 2016 which has since gone bust. Pictured: the library
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.
Prior to this, it was run by Steph and Dom who converted the manor house into an upmarket bed-and-breakfast establishment after purchasing the property in 2004.
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.
While running the hotel, Steph and Dom welcomed Nigel Farage and Prince Andrew as guests. Pictured: master bedroom
The estate is on the market for £5 million and the couple say it is ready to go. Pictured: the entrance to the manor house
Manor was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and is spread over 3.7 acres with 17 bedrooms, along with a 60-cover restaurant
The magnificent property grew in popularity after appearing on TV with Steph and Dom. Pictured: one of the eight bathrooms
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 got up from the dinner table and returned to her date wearing a fur coat before revealing she was wearing nothing underneath.
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 note-worthy 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.
In March last year, the couple told Mail Online they had had significant interest in the property both to lease and buy.
Dom said: ‘It’s a fabulous building. All somebody needs to do is turn up and turn it on – it’s all sitting ready to go.’
The Salutation is on the market with Rafferty and Pickard for £5 million.
‘A rare opportunity has arisen to become the new owner of this Grade I Listed Queen Anne style country mansion,’ the listing stated.
As well as the manor, detached house, cottage and coach house, it also has a tea room and gift shop. Pictured: a bathroom
The home was rented from Steph and Dom Parker in 2016 by boutique hoteliers but the company has since gone bust
Prior to the pandemic, the couple told Mail Online there had been a lot of interest in the property both to purchase and lease
‘This beguiling home sits within a private three-and-a-half acre mostly walled plot and the gardens are as impressive as the property itself having been designed by Gertrude Jekyll.
‘The property has more recently been used as a luxury boutique hotel with a gift shop but equally, it would make a fantastic private home (STP).’
The Salutation is currently on the market with Rafferty and Pickard for £5,000,000.
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