A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD has been forced to move bedrooms because of her middle-aged neighbours’ noisy sex life.

The couple, who moved in five weeks ago, say there is nothing wrong with a “healthy sex life” and say they have quietened down.

But Marc and Lisa Thompson are considering moving out of their two-bedroom cottage in School Road, Finstock, because they claim the problem has become so bad.

Mr Thompson, who has lived on and off in the village since he was seven, said: “Our eldest daughter is in school in the village, my mum lives two minutes walk away, we would like to stay where we are, but we cannot put up with, not just the noise, but the invasion of our privacy.”

The 40-year-old has called West Oxfordshire District Council, but the local authority says noise from “fundamental domestic activity” does not fall under its legal control.

The family, who have lived in the cottage for a year, have two daughters — India, seven, and 10-month-old Darcie.

Mrs Thompson said: “I don’t want India to go to school repeating what she hears to her friends, which will then look bad on us as parents.

“It has been loud enough that it has woken me up on several occasions.”

India is now sharing her parents’ room, as the youngster has started asking questions about the noises she hears. Mr Thompson said: “I can’t keep coming home to Lisa in tears saying ‘I am fed up’ — why should we put up with that?”

Their neighbours, who did not wish to be named, claim they have pushed their bed away from the adjoining wall and bought a large wardrobe to try to dull the noise.

They added: “The noise that is being made is nothing more than anything anyone with a healthy sex life would make.

“We are doing nothing that a married couple, or an unmarried couple, shouldn’t do. There is no blaspheming or swearing.

“Why should we not make love? We are married, we have four grown-up kids, at our age it’s good as we can do what we want.

“As far as we are concerned we are not doing anything wrong, it doesn’t mean we are going to stop having sex.

“We have quietened down quite a lot.”

Mr and Mrs Thompson said they had contacted the police, the letting agents, and the council, but without success.

A council officer said: “We have recommended they try to resolve this matter informally with their neighbours and also investigate the wall insulation.

“The family could decide to take their own legal action, but this would have to be through civil law courts as, in a situation where a noise disturbance emanates from a fundamental domestic activity such as sexual intercourse, enforcement action falls outside the council’s legal control.”