Wensleydale hotel features in new Channel 4 series

Jake Dinsdale with Great Hotel Escape presenters Steph and Dom Parker.

Wensleydale hotel and restaurant Simonstone Hall is featured in a new Channel 4 series starring Gogglebox couple Steph and Dom Parker.

The Great Hotel Escape was filmed over the last 12 months.

The 20-part documentary series follows Steph and Dom as they meet families and individuals who are planning to open, or who are already
running, their own historic hotels.

Each episode goes behind the scenes to meet the individuals who have risked everything to turn their dream of running a hotel into a reality.

From newlyweds working against the clock to renovate a 16th century castle, to a couple opening the doors to their 18th century boutique hotel for the very first time, and to Simonstone Hall managing director Jake Dinsdale taking on the task of transforming the country house hotel into the a successful destination venue.

During the recent renovations at Simonstone Hall, Steph and Dom followed the works and mucked-in to lend a hand.

Steph and Dom said: “We’ve had tremendous fun filming the series and have met some exceptionally brave souls over the past 12 months, including Jake.”

Although best known for appearing on Gogglebox, Steph and Dom renovated and ran their own hotel, The Salutation in Kent, for 12 years.

The Great Hotel Escape is on Channel 4 every day this week at 4pm.

All episodes can also be viewed online. Click here for details.