The brochure described it as a gently-sloping back garden.
But when Alan and Jackie Carter prepared to move into their newly-completed four-bedroom Bellway house, they were horrified to discover what could only be described as a cliff towering above it.
Astonishingly, builder Bellway Homes had constructed both their and their neighbours’ back gardens on two levels – with one part 30ft or more above the other.
It is just about possible to scramble to the top using both hands, but to all intents and purposes around two-thirds of the land is useless.
Now the builder has been fined £6,000 after admitting the gardens are completely different from what the buyers had been led to expect.