The cavendish hotel on channel 4's four in a bed
The Cavendish recently participated Channel 4's 'Four in a Bed' series which features 4 B&B owners visiting each-other's guest accommodation with a view to proving theirs is the best value for money and most comfortable of the 4 participating properties. Now on its second series the show runs from Monday to Thursday with each Bed and Breakfast being featured on a separate day. The Cavendish Hotel was highlighted in Episode 24 of the series which first aired on June 30, 2011y.
Channel 4 Says Yes!
It was an honour to even be considered to participate by Channel 4 so when we found out that we'd been accepted as one of the contestants for the show we were obviously completely thrilled…and slightly overwhelmed by the prospect of making our TV debut!
The Four Contestants
Each one of our Bed and Breakfast hotels were very different to each-other, as where the proprietors. We have to admit that competing against the other participants was a lot of fun and we laughed from morning till night. We enjoyed the surroundings of The Old Hall Country House, the unique Cat experience at Thornley House, and the coastal haven of Chy Conyn in St. Ives, a beautiful part of the world. .
Filming took two weeks, beginning each day around 7:30am and then on into the late evening - one night we finished at 1:00am! They were long and exhausting days but this made for the first day nerves leaving us quickly and eventually we didn't really notice the camera's and crew around us.
Of the Experience
It was a nerve-wracking experience at first, having never been on TV before, and particularly on the day we filmed at the Cavendish since we obviously wanted everything to be perfect, and were very pleased when everyone said they'd come back to stay again.
It was good as a one-off experience and very funny to be involved with such a venture. Our participating has definitely been a positive one as far as business goes, and it was good to receive a vote of confidence from many of the viewers though have to admit we are happy for that to be our first and last TV appearance, that's for sure.
Again we'd like to thank everyone who watched and enjoyed the show, and thank those who voted us number 1 on the Channel 4 ' Four in a Bed' online poll.
We look forward to seeing you at the Cavendish soon.