to take a tour guide of this house
Inthevirtualwaitingroom · 04/04/2021 08:05
i went to show my dd and her bf a lovely house, on a public footpath, yesterday, which i had discovered the previous weekend, it is famous, lived in previously by a famous person
it has a moat.
the public footpath goes passed it,
some people, probably staff shouted at us that it was private
a bit later we looked at a lovely cottage and the presumably owners came by smiling happily at us,
aibu to go back to the large house every bloody day
Am I being unreasonable?AIBU
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Zarinea · 04/04/2021 08:27
You were probably the tenth person to have a nosey that day. So yes, you were irritating. You would be very unreasonable to continue to purposefully annoy them.
I sometimes come across people who do twatty things like that, and the nice thing to think is that they're oblivious. But posts like this reminds me that actually, some people are just nasty.
Carpedimum · 04/04/2021 08:28
If there is a genuine right of way easement, in a Public Footpath, and you are certain of its route, then you are absolutely not being unreasonable. You have the “right to roam” there without your access fettered in any way, shape or form, including verbal abuse. The landowner is committing an offence and risks a fine if they deny it is a ROW. In fact, you as the so-called ‘dominant owner’ (of the right) can apply to the court for an injunction and compensation from the landowner (the ‘serviant’ owner) if they block the ROW (including telling you that you’re not allowed, you can ignore ‘Private Property Keep Out’ signs). Just be very sure that you’re on the right path.
cupofdecaf · 04/04/2021 08:33
In England there's no such thing as a right to roam. There are public rights of way that you can use. It's misleading to use the phrase right to roam that applies to some parts of Scotland.
My front room can be seen from the pavement but I wouldn't like people gawking in just for a nosy. Loads of people have windows right in the pavement but it'd be rude to start peering in their windows. Don't see how a public footpath is any different.
Countrygirl2021 · 04/04/2021 08:39
It's not really clear what you did. We have a public footpath at the bottom of our land. We also have chickens, ducks and a pretty cottage. I don't object to people having a quick nosey on the way past of saying hello to the birds but if they started bringing friends by to look and standing staring I wouldn't be very keen at all. It would feel intrusive. Most people like their privacy.
As an aside I would love a moat.
MaryGubbins · 04/04/2021 08:41
I don’t live in a house with a moat but my ordinary house does look unusual (not by much though). People always looking in, pointing, peering over the fence. It’s annoying and I may smile “benignly” but that’s as I have little choice. People usually have the good grace to be embarrassed when they see me/realise it’s my house. I wonder if it’s a bit rude, op, to continue to stare when the residents appear?
Bluntness100 · 04/04/2021 08:43
This must be the pettiest thing I’ve read on here op, and trust me, you’ve had some stiff competition,
You’re pissed off because you were all standing gawking at someone’s home and told it was private so now you want to go everyday as some form of revenge?
You do you, but I’d advocate getting a hobby. And a grip...
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