A woman living in a 400-year-old house has desperately pleaded with people to stop using her property as a pee stop.
Gill Dennis, who lives in the 17th century property in Wallasey, Merseyside, says she has been plagued by people urinating on her house on a regular basis.
Opportunists see that a natural shelter is created by part of her perimeter wall being set back from the street creating an area partially shielded from view.
This means that Gill has walked out of her front gate to be greeted by people doing their business on her property.
Gill told the Liverpool ECHO: “It’s horrendous and just vile, it’s been ongoing since I moved here and the excuse is always ‘I’m desperate’ and I say ‘well go to a field then’, there’s one at the end of the road.”
She said people often come out of a nearby pub and relieve themselves in front of her home, both men and women.
Gill lives in the oldest house in Wallasey. There’s a plaque above the door with an inscription that says the beautiful house was built in the 1620s, and it also has W and M for William and Mary Bird.
She said: “It’s 400 years old and beautiful, it’s not right I should be disinfecting it all the time.”
Gill said she bought the house in November 2016 after it had been “renovated beautifully” by its previous owner and other than the problem with people using her house as a “pee stop” it is a lovely area.
She added: “It has a lot of history this house and it’s well known, I think people should have more respect for the house.
“I wouldn’t mind but sandstone doesn’t take very well to pee either and it’s just not what you want to see and smell when you come out of your gate.
“Sometimes there’s vans and people stop at the ivy at the end of the gate. I can see it from the front window, they just pull up, open the door and stand at the gate.
“There are other places people go if they’re desperate – this is my home. I’ve been tempted to put up a sign saying ‘please don’t p*** on the gate.'”