Couple’s bid to win battle of the B&Bs

By a County Press reporter

Friday, June 24, 2011

 

Couple’s bid to win battle of the B&Bs

Sarah Langford and Jean-Pierre Kujawa, of Sentry Mead, in front of the TV camera.

TOTLAND hoteliers Sarah Langford and Jean-Pierre Kujawa are to star in the Channel 4 series Four in a Bed.

Proprietors Sarah and Jean-Pierre own Sentry Mead and do battle against three other bed and breakfast owners to decide which of their establishments provides the best value for money. 

 They are up against a boutique B&B, traditional English pub and a river boat from places as far afield as Brighton, Henley-on-Thames and Longhope, Ross-on-Wye.

 Sarah said: "We wanted to promote the West Wight because I don’t think we get enough publicity over here.

 "We spent two weeks filming at the various establishments and had to stay at each other’s place overnight for bed and breakfast. We also had to visit the local area and enjoy their hospitality for an afternoon.

 "We took them all out for a visit to The Needles Park followed by a boat trip around The Needles. Unfortunately the weather was horrendous and it rained constantly. However, it was a typically British thing. We just made the most of it. We all drank plenty of Cava on the boat and ended up having a great time."

 The half-hour programme is spread over five weekday nights with an episode devoted to each specific bed and breakfast. The winner is then revealed on the Friday.

 Sarah added: "Our programme should go out at the end of August or the beginning or September."

 However, her lips are sealed. To find out how Sentry Mead fared, you will have to tune in.

lButterfly Paragliding B&B, run by Dave Botha at Chale, featured in Wednesday’s episode of Four in a Bed.

Tension built from the outset as the others discovered they would be spending the night in one of the tepees in the garden — with an outdoor toilet.

But Dave had an ace up his sleeve, paragliding, which brought the group back together.

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