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Our street is flooded with feces from vacation homes

ANGRY villagers have flooded their streets with poop while Airbnb vacationers have sex in hot tubs and block our toilets.

Locals in a picturesque Derbyshire village say the four escape huts on their doorstep create a stench – and sometimes they can’t flush their own toilets or run taps because of overflowing sewage.

Jo Ward Tracie Bird is upset that the farmhouse and adjacent cottages are rented through Airbnb

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Jo Ward Tracie Bird is upset that the farmhouse and adjacent cottages are rented through AirbnbPhoto credit: SnapperSK
The sewage system is overflowing with human feces due to the load from the holiday homes

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The sewage system is overflowing with human feces due to the load from the holiday homesPhoto credit: SnapperSK
Locals have seen and heard couples having noisy sex in the hot tub beneath their windows

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Locals have seen and heard couples having noisy sex in the hot tub beneath their windowsPhoto credit: SnapperSK

And vacationers come to the village to party, have sex in hot tubs and overload their sewers, according to angry locals.

Former councilor Jo Ward is now leading a civil case against the owner and manager of the holiday accommodation – which costs up to £400 a night.

She told the Sun Online: “There’s poop coming out and more poop. It’s disgusting.

“The Airbnb business shouldn’t even be there. The selfishness and greed of this business ruined it for the people who lived here in peace for many years.”

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Retired equine therapist Jo, 74, lives in a historic cottage in the stunning Derbyshire hamlet of Wheatcroft, on the southern outskirts of Matlock.

She has three close neighbors in Potters Hill and now has up to 20 different random people making their money while paying as holiday guests.

The house and three cottages next door – which had previously been rented out as apartments to individual residents until they were “evicted by the developers” – were converted into holiday rentals in June last year.

Jo explained that the tiny hilltop hamlet has no main sewage system leading to the next village in South Wingfield.

The new vacation rentals are making locals sweat as the sudden increase in people using the facilities puts pressure on the delicate system.

Despite the spectacular views and the sound of cows grazing, the area has been tainted by excrement oozing from the septic tank.

But due to the intense pressure, it spills out onto the highway, leaving a brown, smelly, slimy mass on one side.

Property manager Tracie, 56, who has lived in the cottage with her partner for 12 years, said: “Sometimes we can’t flush our own toilet or use our sink because the sewage system is overloaded.

“We pee and leave and I have to remind people, ‘Please stop flushing the toilet.’ It’s a ridiculous way to live.

“This is due to the increase in users of the system, which is not gradual and hits the local infrastructure in ‘waves’, meaning it overflows.

“And was made worse by installing a hot tub in the farmhouse garden, which is right outside my bedroom window.”

TAKE THE PEE

Tracie said there were numerous other issues living alongside an intrusive Airbnb rental – which she claims violates land and business agreements.

She’s seen and heard couples having loud sex in the hot tub under her window — as well as a half-dressed man peeing in the yard and guests leaving cigarette butts and beer bottles outside.

She said: “Now the weather is getting warmer and the holidays are getting busier again. Lots of young people in their twenties live here, some even students who want to party.

“We saw sex in the aft hot tub outside, a man peeing over the balcony just feet from me.

“Last week a lawyer celebrated his birthday with his family. We get all different ages from all walks of life.”

Tracie added: “There are also issues with parking, noise and of course the poop coming out everywhere.

“There are too many people washing up, but it’s not the guests’ fault. They don’t know that the machine is overloaded. But the hot tub didn’t help the drainage problem.”

Poo runs down the street in a creek because of the system overflow

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Poo runs down the street in a creek because of the system overflowPhoto credit: SnapperSK
Due to the enormous pressure, it spills onto the country road, leaving a brown, smelly, slimy mass on one side

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Due to the enormous pressure, it spills onto the country road, leaving a brown, smelly, slimy mass on one sidePhoto credit: SnapperSK
Tracie said there were numerous other issues living alongside an intrusive Airbnb rental

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Tracie said there were numerous other issues living alongside an intrusive Airbnb rentalPhoto credit: SnapperSK

Jo, who claims developers felled their prized trees at the historic site and disturbed it, said the drainage problems would never have happened if it weren’t for the vacation rentals.

She said legal arrangements in the country mean businesses cannot operate from the site without planning permission and that moving from rental properties to vacation rentals represents a material change of use – infringing rights.

She is now suing them in a civil lawsuit for alleged rule violations.

The four Airbnb rentals on the Plaistow Farm site are owned by BSP Holdings and managed by Harry Beaumont.

The properties are owned by Nottinghamshire entrepreneur Steven Singh.

Tracie even parked her car on the property in front of her cottage and blocked access to the vacation rentals in retaliation.

A note in the vehicle’s window reads: “To whom it concerns. This car has been here since December 21st.

POO WHAT?

“It is part of a civil proceeding with the owner of the holiday accommodation. Your host was fully aware of the parking situation when approving the occupancy.

“If you have any problems regarding the above, please contact your host.”

Another angry local resident said: “I’ve lived here for 10 years and now there’s a disruption in the peace and quiet of my retirement.

“Loud music was being played and I feel unwell. There is no consensus as to who might be there. The manager dismissed and intimidated my questioning.

“Parking, like everything else, was a problem. The holiday homes have disturbed our quality of life.”

Tim Gould, 57, who has lived there for 16 years, added: “The sewage and surface water have created a problem, it’s taking such a toll but hopefully it can be fixed.

“It’s difficult to have a common facility – these vacation rentals aren’t permanent guests and we’d rather not have them here.”

When approached by The Sun Online, holiday accommodation manager Harry Beamont, 27, admitted: “The locals don’t like me. I set us up as a business and it’s sour. It’s a stunning location.

“We have four vacation rental properties that I manage and the first was furnished in June 2021.

“There is a maximum of 14 people in four properties and they are only 40 percent occupied. We charge £120-£400 per night per accommodation.

“Sewerage is an issue, there is clearly an overflow issue, eight lots are all connected to the same tank.

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“As far as I know, the landlord has agreed to pay BSP a percentage to have the tank emptied more often. It must be.”

He boasted that the negative sewage controversy actually had “the opposite impact on our business, with more people asking about bookings.”

Tracie even parked her car on the property in front of her cottage and blocked access to the vacation rentals in retaliation

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Tracie even parked her car on the property in front of her cottage and blocked access to the vacation rentals in retaliationPhoto credit: SnapperSK
Tracie is furious with the Airbnbs - which are causing several problems

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Tracie is furious with the Airbnbs – which are causing several problemsPhoto credit: SnapperSK

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Bobby Allyn

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