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Mum angry as her 'ignorant' neighbours 'treat garden like a living room'

NewsMum angry as her 'ignorant' neighbours 'treat garden like a living room'

The woman claimed her rural community was “blissfully quiet” for two decades until the arrival of her new neighbours. She said the family make it impossible for anyone else to use their own gardens without being subjected to their noise.

She wrote “there is no getting away” from the constantly noisy neighbours, Mirror Online reports.

In a rant on parenting site Mumsnet, the mother said: “I realise this could be entitlement or snobbery, hence why I’m looking for a genuine perspective on whether I’m being unreasonable. We live in a quiet, semi-rural steading conversion, so a smallish cluster of houses in converted farm buildings. We’ve lived here for 20+ years, and it has always been blissfully quiet.

“Two years ago, the last working farm building was sold off to someone who converted it, and now they live there – young family in their late 20s with toddlers (we are in our 40s with teenagers). The problem is, they are so very loud.

“Their conversion forms a courtyard, and they just treat the courtyard as another room of the house. They usually have double doors open, TV or music on, shouting from one side to the other.

“It carries right through the area. There is no getting away from it, even going for a walk in the previously quiet fields. We have had some respite in the winter when it was cold, but they are back to normal today and I just know it will be like this until autumn.

“Do we just need to suck it up and accept that we have been lucky until now?”

The post sparked a lengthy debate on the forum, with the woman’s view dividing opinion. 

One homeowner said: “It sucks and I genuinely sympathise but sadly, you’re being unreasonable. This is purely because it’s their property and they can use it how they feel. You’d be equally annoyed if they told you how you could or couldn’t behave on your own land.”

A second posted: “They aren’t doing anything wrong, they are living on their property” and a third added: “You should definitely ask them to stop using their own property, how absolutely vile of them.”

But others conceded there’s nothing much that can be done about it unless the mum is willing to move house to another quiet location.

One person said: “You’re not being unreasonable for being annoyed, but there’s nothing you can do except move.”

Another added: “Of course you’re not being unreasonable, there are ways to use your garden without making a racket every time the weather is decent. I feel for you.”

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