On Thursday’s episode of Four in a Bed, the Channel 4 show featured The Beach House in Portland Dorset, owned by former real estate investor Pete. One of the greatest attractions of the B & B, accessing its owner, is its privileged location.
The rooms were described as “a bit like student accommodation” and lacking in the “wow factor”.
They were also left confused by the use of “wicker garden furniture” in the bedrooms.
However, it was not the decorating decisions that really left a lasting impression.
Among the “massive cobwebs”, “scuffed towels” and a stained “pillow”, there were also some pretty unsightly stains along the way.
âCould do with a coat of paint,â a couple said when inspecting a radiator.
“Everything has to be done. Looks like someone threw up on it.”
Another duo noticed a rather disturbing stain on their bath towels.
At breakfast the next morning, one of the guests said, âI went to bed last night and hadn’t checked my comforter.
âI got up this morning and I’m glad I didn’t check it out.
âIt was dirty and stained. I wouldn’t let a dog sleep on it.
“I haven’t seen anything like it.”
Pete himself admitted that while maintenance had been done throughout the B&B, during the 14 years he had owned it, it had not decorated.
âWe did some maintenance but the decor is a bit dated, I’m well aware of that but it still works,â he says.
“It’s a business. It’s not a show house.”
While her “decent” breakfast saved the day somewhat, unfortunately the disheveled condition of the building, along with the windows that wouldn’t lock, meant that guests didn’t rate the Beach House very well.
In a blow to Pete, customers even went so far as to say that they would never be returning to his B&B.
âI think it’s too expensive,â said a guest.
“It’s a budget room but not at an affordable price.”
Pete said he found his customers’ comments to be “a little harsh.”
He added, “I’m not going to spend my life trying to clean all the cobwebs from this place.”