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Written by Matthew Lane

An Essex couple, stars of the hit Channel 4 TV show ‘Four in a Bed’, are doing things their own way when it comes to selling their 14 bedroom hotel.
Gordon and Blossom, who own the Hotel Continental in Harwich, are running a prize draw where one lucky winner will acquire a fully functioning, ready to go hotel for a mere fraction of its value at just £1000 a ticket.
Veering away from the norm is something that Gordon and Blossom are well-known for. They’ve lived ‘off grid’ for 10 years, built their own successful newsagent business, bought and sold shares, and bought and run a hotel. Now they are looking forward to their latest venture. 
“We didn't want to sell the usual way for a number of reasons,” Gordon, who is also a poet, artist and entrepreneur, said. “After 18 years running The Hotel Continental we feel it has come of age and it is time for us to leave home. In addition we have been told that it could take up to 2 years to find a buyer and we don’t have that much time to wait.”
“We want to go out with a bang and for the lucky prize draw winner to win the prize of a lifetime,” he added.
The prize draw would be a good investment for quite a range of people, from businesses looking to get a foothold in the hotel industry to parents and grandparents who would like to win a new life and business for their children and grandchildren. Also, for people aiming to get on the property ladder with a deposit they could dip into, this prize draw would be an attractive proposition.
“The winner of the prize draw will be picked electronically which we expect to be actioned by a known personality at an event,” Gordon continued. “The personality is yet to be chosen. The winner will be informed by email and an announcement made. We're hoping the draw can take place 100 days from the start date on 1 May 2015.”


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