A newly married couple, Thomas Entwistle, 27, and his wife Rebekah, 24, returned from their honeymoon only to find a 6ft fence erected inches from their dream home.
The couple was left heartbroken as the wooden wall that the couple described as ‘like the Berlin Wall,’ totally spoiled the view from their house in Blackburn, Lancashire.
The couple was shocked when they saw the enormous wooden fence standing just 2ft from their front door and living room windows.
The couple believes that the wall was erected by a nearby farmer who is in a legal dispute with the developer who built the home.
Thomas said: “This was our dream home and now it’s turned into a nightmare – it feels like we are imprisoned in our own house by this fence.”
“We are being held hostage in a land dispute which is nothing to do with us.”
“Rebekah and I have just started our own business and had to fight to get a mortgage and then to get this house.”
“We bought it because of the view which has now been replaced by a huge wooden fence nailed to our own little one.”
“Rebekah is always in tears. She is in despair – there was no warning, and the fence just appeared.”
“It is two feet from our front window and front door – it’s like having the Berlin Wall in front of our home.”
Now, Thomas and his wife spend most of their time upstairs. He even said that “We’re not even sure we want to live here now.”
“Even if the fence gets taken down there is no guarantee it won’t come back later or even be extended around the back – we are in fear of that.”
“We specifically bought this house, beating off a lot of competition, for its beautiful views and now they’ve gone.”