London - At first glance, this secluded, rural getaway appears just the place for some hard-earned rest and relaxation.
But guests visiting Croydon Hall should come prepared for, well, a little less rest – after it became home to a private club hosting all-night sex parties.
Neighbours have complained of sleepless nights and "utterly unacceptable suffering" after the hotel in Exmoor started holding wild swingers’ parties – with tickets said to be priced at £80 (about R1 400).
The newly-restored hall is home to Exclusively Silks, a members-only club aiming to provide "fun, passion and pure indulgence" for "classy, sophisticated couples and single ladies".
But clearly the fun is not enjoyed by all, as residents of the Somerset village of Rodhuish – which has a population of 293 – claim their quality of life is being ruined by guests "spilling out into the gardens and pool" at night.