Owners of Fraisthorpe-based holiday cottages win Channel 4’s Four In A Bed competition

The owners of a luxury accommodation venue in Fraisthorpe were victorious in the latest series of Channel 4’s popular Four in A Bed competition.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 3rd March 2022, 3:33 pm
Lauren and Helen Milner are pictured with the Four In A Bed trophy.
Lauren and Helen Milner are pictured with the Four In A Bed trophy.

Peter and Helen Milner, owners of North Kingsfield Holiday Cottages, were invited to participate in the long-running show.

The pair have been running North Kingsfield Holiday Cottages for 20 years, but the story of the Milner family at the venue began in 1935 when Peter’s grandfather moved to the farm.

However, Peter could not take part in the show due to other commitments so their daughter Lauren stepped in to take part in the show.

Helen said: “Last year, just as we were emerging from lockdown, we were invited to take part in the show.

“It had been a difficult time for hospitality due to covid so we decided to take up this opportunity in order to highlight our business. We were certainly out of our comfort zone in front of the cameras, but the crew and fellow contestants set us at ease and we had a fantastic experience participating in the show.

“We felt very fortunate to find we had been matched with such fantastic fellow contestants. They were all hardworking people who were very invested in their businesses.

“As we are a self-catering accommodation provider we offer an optional breakfast hamper. I was very aware that not offering a cooked breakfast option could see us achieving low scores with both the hosting and the breakfast.

“However, the contestants were all kind enough to give us high scores and positive feedback for all the categories on the feedback form following their visit with us.

“We were delighted.

“We had tough competition all week and felt very humbled on payment day when all three establishments paid us in full.

“These payments clinched us the win.

“It still feels a little surreal!

“Four in a Bed has been a very positive experience for us – we have seen an increase in bookings and a heightened interest in the area.”

Go to www.northkingsfield.co.uk/ to find out more about North Kingsfield Holiday Cottages.