The series follows the lives of Ellie, Hannah, Shoo and Josie, four ex-cons trying to go straight. When their brilliant plan for a glamorous tropical retirement falls apart, they end up in hiding in a Scottish village called Hope Springs.
Four recently paroled female English thieves pull an elaborate stunt to steal a fortune in cash and get a crime boss arrested for it. They plan to escape to Barbados with the loot, but mess up. They hide for a while in Scottish town Hope Springs, where they pretend to take over the run-down hotel as a cover. They soon lose the fortune in a fire, so they must stay and make the hotel work, but get caught up in local crime mysteries too.