Four In A Bed: Midlothian BnB owner to feature on Channel 4 show this month

Carly Cornwall with her friend Lydia Donegani picture: Channel 4Carly Cornwall with her friend Lydia Donegani picture: Channel 4
Carly Cornwall with her friend Lydia Donegani picture: Channel 4
A bed and breakfast owner from Midlothian is to make an appearance on Channel 4’s Four In A Bed show.

Carly Cornwall has been running Juniperlea Inn in Blackshiels, near Pathhead, since she took over the property in 2017.

After years spent refurbishing it she decided to enter it into the show which asks bed and breakfast owners to put their reputations on the line by staying at each other's properties.

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"It’s the first time I have ever done anything like this,” the 39-year-old said, sounding excited about being on television.

"I have only been on the news before when the A68 collapsed so it’s good to be making an appearance for something more positive, especially after the nightmare we have had with Covid restrictions in the last year.”

Crews filmed Carly’s house in autumn last year before visiting the other bed and breakfasts in Durham, Hull and Yorkshire.

The programme monitors the hosts’ reactions to each place and films them taking part in a local activity. They then pay what they consider is fair for their stay.

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"There is one that I won’t be going back to for sure, but the other two I would visit again,” she said, reflecting on her experiences.

Carly was allowed to take a plus one with her on her bed and breakfast hopping adventure.

She said the cameras and holiday accommodation isn’t her husband’s “cup of tea” so she chose to go with one of her close friends.

"It was a great experience, I felt very lucky to be able to travel to these places,” she added.

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"For one of the locations though we got told to pack swimming costumes for the activity and we thought to ourselves yes, we are going to be going to a spa. But it turned out it was a kayaking trip in the sea. My kayak capsized. I got dunked.”

The series featuring Carly’s home will start on Channel 4 from Monday, 29 March.

There will be an episode each day from Monday to Thursday at each of the hosts homes before ‘payment day’ shows on Friday.

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