Airbnb which hosts up to 17 guests for stag and hen dos split in half
Notorious Airbnb ‘party pad’ which hosts up to 17 people for stag and hen dos in quiet Welsh village will be split into two separate properties following fury from neighbours over noise and ‘exuberant activities’
- Notorious party pad will be split in two following complaints from neighbours
- Airbnb in Broad Haven, Pembrokeshire, is by the beach and can host 17 people
- Property has an indoor pool, large deck area, pool table and large back garden
- Planning application to cut the home in two set to be approved by city planners
A notorious Airbnb ‘party pad’ is set to be divided into two properties following a furious backlash from residents in a Welsh seaside village.
The seaside property in Broad Haven, Pembrokeshire, has become known as a wild party venue that can host up to 17 people for stag and hen dos.
Neighbours say they have been blighted with noise from the five-bedroom home since it went up on Airbnb three years ago.
Concerns were also raised over ‘exuberant activities’ from visitors who were said to be in the ‘holiday spirit’ when visiting the quiet Welsh village.
The property has an indoor swimming pool, sun room, plant room, large lounge and dining area, along with seven car spaces.
A notorious Airbnb ‘party pad’ (pictured) is set to be divided into two properties following furious backlash from neighbours in a seaside village in Wales
The seaside property (pictured) in Broad Haven, Pembrokeshire, has become a wild venue that can host up to 17 people in stag and hen parties
The sprawling property has an indoor pool (pictured), a large garden and a pool table
A report for planners found the property had undergone an ‘unauthorised change of use to Sui Generis Party House’ (pictured, the kitchen and sitting room)
Now a planning application by owners BDS Contracts Ltd has now been made to divide the property into two – and cut down on the parties.
It was submitted after enforcement reports found the ‘party house’ had the potential to have as many as 17 people staying at any one time.
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park planners are set to approve the application – under the condition one property cannot be used for a holiday let.
A report for planners found the property had undergone an ‘unauthorised change of use to Sui Generis Party House’ – meaning there is nothing else like it to compare.
It said: ‘This is based on the pattern of arrivals and departures, with associated traffic movements; the lack of occupation by family or household groups; the numbers of people constituting the visiting groups on many occasions; the frequency of party-type activities, and the lack of consideration for neighbours.
‘It is clear that the activity of people living in the property whilst enjoying their holiday has included exuberant activities and that the reasonableness of individuals and their ability to judge what is appropriate behaviour has been diminished when they feel in a holiday spirit.
The property will be separated into two residences and will be divided by timber frames (pictured is a floorplan of the home which originally had five bedrooms)
Neighbours in the seaside town say they have been blighted with noise from the ‘party house’ since it went up on Airbnb three years ago
A planning application by owners BDS Contracts Ltd has been submitted after enforcement reports found the home could host as many as 17 people at one time
Neighbours of the ‘party pad’ (pictured) raised concerns over the ‘exuberant activities’ of visitors – many of whom were celebrating stag and hen dos
‘Officers of the authority consider that based on the way in which the property has been operating since 2020 as evidenced by adverts on Airbnb and complaints from neighbouring properties, there has been an unauthorised material change of use.
It added: ‘Reports of party-type activities on weekends and associated noise complaints support evidence of a change of use.
‘The overall intensification and change of character with associated noise and disturbance is considered by officers to indicate an unauthorised change of use to Sui Generis Party House.’
The Havens Community Council added: ‘The use of this property as a substantial commercial holiday let raises concerns on a number of levels to include noise, an impact on amenity for neighbours and car parking constraints when the property is occupied by a capacity of the advertised number of people.’
The application to split the property in two has been recommended for approval.
It is subject to conditions including that one of the properties be tied to a dwelling house-only and the two properties cannot be used as a single dwelling again.
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