Gogglebox's Steph and Dom slash price of £5m mansion by £250k as they struggle to sell it
GOGGLEBOX stars Dom and Steph Parker have been forced to slash £250,000 from the monster price of their mansion.
The couple – who first shot to fame on the popular Channel 4 show back in 2013 – put their pad on the market earlier this year after it went belly-up as a hotel.
But there have been no takers willing to part with the £5million asking price – so they’ve knocked off the equivalent of a decent family home to try and shift the luxury house.
The famous couple, who have been married for over two decades and share two kids together, bought the stunning Grade I listed building located in Sandwich, Kent, 17 years ago for £2.6million.
It appeared on Channel 4’s Four in a Bed and the pair regularly filmed in the pad for Gogglebox during the years of 2013 to 2016
And accountants have just revealed they have been able to raise just £26,405 from the posh hotel.
The Salutation shut its doors in January last year with dozens of workers sent home after it crashed with debts of £1.8million.
A report by a firm of liquidators recently sent to Companies House revealed that the hotel’s catering equipment, furniture company vehicles and stock has all been sold to help pay creditors.
The document said £600 was raised from the sale of pot plants and £12,961 from the sale of furniture.
But much of the £26,405 raised will be swallowed up by accountant fees.
Debts include £1.4 million owed to “investors”, £88,000 to the taxman, £114,000 in staff wages and the rest owed to dozens of creditors for supplying food, drink and services to the hotel.
The place was later leased to John and Dorothy Fothergill by the Parkers but they couldn’t make it pay as a hotel.
Dom said of the closure last year: "We are sorry to confirm that The Salutation Hotel Ltd, which has been managing The Salutation, has indeed become insolvent.
"We are in discussions with other interested parties and we aim to have the hotel back up and running very soon, under new management.''
But the couple later to decided to put the property up for sale.
Its restaurant was run by Michelin-starred chef Shane Hughes while the gardening team won gold at the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show.
Many guests booked in just so they could be close to booze-loving Dom and Steph – and the couple often stayed up all night drinking with customers when they were at the helm.
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