A mum-of-five will finally get neighbours nearly 10 years after moving into a housing estate.

Laura O'Donnell and her family moved into the show home at Heol Berwyn, Cefn Mawr, in Wrexham eight years ago.

Her house was built by Harron Homes and at that point there was a building site around her but she expected to be joined later by other residents on the estate.

But the rest of the estate was never developed and she claimed the only neighbours were rats who lived in the unfinished site.

The site has now been sold to Wales and West Housing and Anwyl Partnerships has been a awarded the £5.2million development project for 34 home.

In 18 months she will finally have some neighbours, NorthWalesLive reports.

The 36-year-old, who has worked across the globe as a stunt woman for films and television programmes, said: "When we moved in it was the only house built and it wasn't the best location as the sewage works is nearby. The rest of the estate stayed as it was and I was looking out over a s***hole for years and we've had problems with rats here.

"With the homes getting built it will be quite nice for the children to finally have some friends here to play with, although I'm a bit anti-social once I've finished work so in some ways it's been nice to be the only ones here.

"It will be a difficult 18 months during the build. I have a son with ADHD who is susceptible to noise so it will be hard.

"Once done though it will be nice to not have the view we have now and for the kids to have neighbours."

Mum and stunt-woman Laura O'Donnell

During the pandemic it has been impossible to carry on with her globe trotting career and she used the time to create her own businesses.

Laura, who will now buy the home she is in after renting for years, said: "Having that extra time with my kids over lockdowns has been nice and I've focused on new businesses - including a family fitness business and a venture doing tours in North Wales.

"I've travelled the world and there is no place like North Wales so I want to show other people that."