‘Sophisticated 3am swingers’ parties’ at hotel in plush Exmoor village probed

National Park officials are investigating claims a hotel in a tiny village is breaking planning laws – by offering group sex and swinger parties.

Croydon Hall is located in the tiny Devon village of Rodhuish – which has a population of just 293 people.

But neighbours have complained of people "spilling out into the gardens and pool" at night and say the noise is ruining the quality of life.

The row came to light after a private club based there applied to extend the alcohol licence until 4am which has further infuriated locals and more than a dozen objected.

The Exmoor site is also being investigated by the national park authority for a possible planning permission breach by offering the sex parties.

Croydon Hall is home to 'Exclusively Silks' – members only "intimate parties for classy, sophisticated couples and single ladies."

Silks operator Allen McCloud applied to extend the time it can serve alcohol, provide music and refreshment from current limit of midnight to 3am – except Sundays.

Neighbours David and Anne Pitts said: "We know from bitter experience with the previous owner that

DJ music, with thumping bass, permeates every corner of our houses, making sleep impossible.

"People inevitably spill out into the gardens, the pool and the car park, with increasingly drunken exchanges – shouting, singing, even fights.

“To extend that suffering is utterly unacceptable."

The Exmoor National Park Authority has not commented on the licence application.

But it said the hotel was being investigated by its planning department to see whether the use of the venue for swingers' events violating its planning permission.

Dean Kinsella, head of planning and sustainable development, confirmed: "

The alleged breach is that the building is being used for a mixed use as a hotel/ private members' club.

“We are currently in the process of preparing an enforcement notice, as we consider that a change of use of the hotel has occurred."

The club's rules explained on the website say 'anyone can be a swinger' – as long as you're over the age of 18, or 21 in this case

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