Steph and Dom from Gogglebox slash the price of the £ 5million mansion by £ 250,000 as they struggle to sell it
GOGGLEBOX stars Dom and Steph Parker have been forced to slash the monster price of their mansion by Â£ 250,000.
The couple – who first rose to prominence on the popular Channel 4 show in 2013 – put their pad on the market earlier this year after going bankrupt as a hotel.
But there have been no takers willing to part with the asking price of Â£ 5million – so they knocked down the equivalent of a decent family home to try and move the luxury home.
The famous couple, married for more than two decades and sharing two children, bought the magnificent Grade I listed building in Sandwich, Kent, 17 years ago for Â£ 2.6million.
He appeared on Channel 4’s Four in a Bed and the couple regularly filmed in the pad for Gogglebox during the years 2013-2016.
And the accountants just revealed they were only able to raise Â£ 26,405 from the posh hotel.
The Salutation closed in January last year with dozens of workers sent home after crashing into debts of Â£ 1.8million.
A report from a liquidator company recently sent to Companies House found that the hotel’s catering equipment, furniture company vehicles and inventory were all sold to help pay creditors.
The document says Â£ 600 is from the sale of potted plants and Â£ 12,961 from the sale of furniture.
But much of the Â£ 26,405 raised will be swallowed up by accounting fees.
Debts include Â£ 1.4million owed to ‘investors’, Â£ 88,000 to the tax authorities, Â£ 114,000 in staff salaries and the remainder owed to dozens of creditors for the provision of food, drink and equipment. hotel services.
The place was then rented to John and Dorothy Fothergill by the Parkers, but they couldn’t charge for it as a hotel.
Dom said of the closure last year: âWe are sorry to confirm that The Salutation Hotel Ltd, which operates The Salutation, has indeed become insolvent.
âWe are in talks with other interested parties and aim to get the hotel back up and running very soon, under new management. “
But the couple then decided to put the property up for sale.
Her restaurant was run by Michelin-starred chef Shane Hughes while the gardening team won gold at the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show.
Many guests booked just so they could be close to Dom and Steph, who love alcohol – and the couple often stayed up all night drinking with customers when they were at the bar.