DISTRESSING photos taken inside a home dubbed ‘Britain’s most disgusting’ show scenes of filth and decay.
The three-bed semi-detached property in Devon will go under the hammer this month for £110,000.
Photos show the horrors inside ‘Britain’s most disgusting home’Credit: BPM
The property in Plymouth is on the market – but there’s a huge clean-up to do first, with a four-foot high pile of cider bottles filled with urine in the living room
And while auctioneers say the house will be cleared of its filth before the sale, upsetting pictures show the huge amount of work cleaners face.
The outside of the home in port city Plymouth is almost completely obscured by ivy and greenery.
Branches cover windows, plunging the address into darkness.
A pathway to the door is similarly covered by nettles and vines.
Once inside, the scale of neglect becomes clear.
New photos by the Plymouth Herald – which has branded the home the city’s “most shocking property” – show the hallway and stairs blanketed by rubbish.
Newspapers, bottles and plastic bags cover the carpet, with not a clear inch of space visible on the floor.
Behind a beaded curtain lies the kitchen.
The room, at the rear of the home, is in a deeply shocking condition.
The floor is completely hidden by piles of trash, with countless empty bottles of milk blocking a path from one side of the room to the other.
In some rooms, walls and ceilings have rotted and collapsed, bringing down curtain poles onto piles of junkCredit: BPM
The state of the property will be obvious even from the outside, where greenery completely obscures steps to the front doorCredit: BPM
But it’s even worse inside, with just one disgusting toilet accessible
Empty jars, egg cartons and pizza boxes have been left atop a filthy hob, while the door of the oven is open and used as another shelf for more litter.
The fridge is fully-stocked with rotting food.
Part of the wall has warped and rotted away, with a gash exposing the building material inside.
And a corner of the ceiling has collapsed on the kitchen table, exposing the floorboards above.
As a reporter in high boots climbed over the knee-deep piles of junk, a huge spider emerged and crawled over the mess.
Just one toilet is accessible. It’s in a disgusting condition, with thick grime around the bowl and on surrounding pipes.
More milk bottles have spilled into the space.
Astonishingly, neither the kitchen nor the bathroom are the worst rooms in the house.
The living room has a four-foot high heap of cider bottles and litter bags beside the window.
In the kitchen, a huge expanse of the ceiling has collapsed, showing floorboards aboveCredit: BPM
A wall has also warped and rotted away after years of neglectCredit: BPM
The stove is almost completely obscured beneath piles of egg cartons, pizza boxes and oven meal containers
Dozens of the huge bottles have been filled with urine.
The grimy curtains are drawn against the light – and completely blocked out by the pile of junk, making it impossible for them to be opened.
Thick cobwebs can be seen across the mirror and a lampshade beside the sofa.
The settee itself is almost completely covered by junk, with a space carved out for someone to sit beside empty spirits bottles, torn envelopes and filthy tissues.
More bottles filled with urine line the stairs.
The cleaners will face emptying these down the sink by hand – as there is no system in place to safely dispose of such large quantities.
Each doorway on the first floor is covered by thick cobwebs at head height.
A family bathroom off one of the bedrooms is completely inaccessible as a result of a pile of rubbish at least five foot high.
The second bedroom is similarly filled, with wallpaper hanging down over a bed.
Only one room in the house is comparatively clear.
It’s understood the house was previously owned by a couple and their sonCredit: BPM
After the couple died, the home fell into a state of terrible disrepairCredit: BPM
The only room in a reasonable condition is the master bedroom – where perfume stands alongside a mirror and cardigans are neatly tidied away in a wardrobe
The master bedroom has a mouldy rug, and part of the ceiling has fallen in, but the bed is accessible and clothes hang neatly in the wardrobe.
The final room gives a clue about who the former owners were.
It’s thought an elderly couple lived there with their son.
However, when the parents died, it’s believed the man struggled to cope – and the house fell into a state of chaos.
Family pictures still line the walls of the master bedroom, while earrings and a cardigan are hanging up and bottles of perfume stand alongside a vanity mirror.
A man’s wallet is on one of the bedside tables.
Sadly, it’s not know what happened to the man after the house was abandoned.
The property will be auctioned off via livestream on November 18 by Auction House Devon & Cornwall.
They admit that agents haven’t been able to access all parts of the property, including the rear courtyard, and that “renovation and remedial work” is needed throughout.
However, six male cleaners will spend a week clearing the property of junk before it is sold.