A house near Worcester that has become overgrown with trees and is described as a “nightmare” by neighbours is up for auction.

The end-terraced property is located in King’s Norton, Birmingham, around a 45-minute drive from Worcester and it’s virtually impossible to see thanks to the thick foliage that has grown over it.

The front garden is so overrun with plants and not even the chimney manages to poke above the mass of greenery which now engulfs almost the entire frontage.

Ivy, trees and weeds cover the property on Walkers Heath Road, leaving the front door, a satellite dish and a couple of windows the only things visible.

Worcester News: The plants around the property have been allowed to grow and growThe plants around the property have been allowed to grow and grow (Image: SWNS)

Residents have shared their frustration at living next to the “eyesore” of a property which is owned by a woman, in her 90s, who has now gone to live in a care home.

They say the three-bedroom house has been a blot of the landscape for decades after the “nature-loving” homeowner stopped cutting back the plants.

The property is now going up for auction for £25,000 but potential buyers are being warned they will have a massive gardening job on their hands.

Next door neighbour mum-of-four Vivienne Attwood, who works as a doctor's receptionist, said: "It's been a nightmare.

Worcester News: The living area seems to have the previous owner's belongings in itThe living area seems to have the previous owner's belongings in it (Image: SWNS)

"We just hope now it's being sold, the new owners will clear it up but they will have a big job on their hands.

"It's like living next to West Midlands Safari Park. It's good for wildlife but not for my guttering and roof. I'm worried about what its done to the value of our houses too.

"My husband goes up on the ladders and trims it back whenever it encroaches and luckily we've stopped it getting into our roof.

"She's always had it this way just not to this extent. We moved in 40 years ago and it was just allowed to grow and grow from there.

Worcester News: The house has been neglected but will go under the hammer this weekThe house has been neglected but will go under the hammer this week (Image: SWNS)

"But she used to have somebody in to trim it back until about 10-15 years ago when it was left completely untouched.

"It has then been allowed to completely take over the entire house. You can't even really tell there's a house there now.

"You get people walking by stopping in their tracks as they can't quite believe it. It's not every day you get a massive tree house in Birmingham.

"She had volunteers offer to cut it back - but she refused as she said she liked nature. She was stubborn.

"Although it attracted plenty of wildlife, it has attracted rats too so it's not been nice.

"But because of her age we never really thought we could complain. We always said we would but never got around to it."

Worcester News: The property has three bedroomsThe property has three bedrooms (Image: SWNS)

Another neighbour, who didn’t want to be named, said: "The sooner somebody buys it the better as it's looked an eyesore for years now.

"I can't believe nobody has stepped in to do anything about it because its clearly a health hazard. She clearly needed help with it, it just got out of control.

"Whoever takes it on has got the ultimate gardening job on their hands and who knows what damage has been done to the roof."

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Property set to be auctioned this week

Agent Bond Wolfe in Birmingham is advertising the property which will be auctioned on Thursday, February 8 on Rightmove.

A brief outline describes it as "an end terraced property standing back from the road behind a foregarden."

There is a porch, an L-shaped reception room and dining kitchen on the ground floor while upstairs, there is a landing, three bedrooms and bathroom.