Susannah Daley, MD of PEEL Heritage, part of The PEEL Entertainment Group , takes centre stage on Channel 4’s new series of Country House Rescue. Hidden in the hills of West Somerset is Chapel Cleeve – a Grade II listed manor house dating back to the 1400s. Over the centuries the house has passed through many families as well as serving as a refuge for pilgrims, and more recently as a hotel.
In 1998 Jeannie Wilkins and her partner bought Chapel Cleeve for £360,000. They enlisted the help of friends to renovate it, but after 33 years together they parted ways, and now 63-year-old Jeannie lives on her own in this 15 bedroom house and survives on £100 per week. Simon Davies, Country House Rescue’s dynamic new presenter, brings Susannah in to look at potential entertainment based solutions for the property. Jeannie agrees with the strategy, and the PEEL team steam in to produce a slightly different kind of show; but will the visitors come? Find out on 21st June at 8.00pm on Channel 4.