A couple who said "shattering" helicopter noise ended their hopes of selling their £4m home to "Strictly" presenter, Tess Daly, will just have to live with the racket after a court ruling.

Norman Peires and his wife Lorna said the nightmare din of chopper blades coming from Bickerton's Aerodrome, near their Denham home, blighted their happiness and slashed the value of their luxury home.

A judge agreed with them last year when he ordered the aerodrome's operators to cut the noise or pay the couple almost £600,000 in damages.

The couple attempted to sell the mansion to Strictly Come Dancing presenter Tess and her husband Vernon Kay, but the move fell through when they stepped out into the garden, the court heard at the time.

After visiting the six-bedroom property, called Shepherd’s Holt, Mr Justice Peter Smith said: “I found the noise excruciating in the garden and clearly noticeable to a significant degree within the rooms.

"It was simply impossible to have any kind of conversation or do any kind of activity in the gardens when the helicopters were there".

He added that there was "compelling" evidence that the helicopter noise amounted to a legal "nuisance" that had to be stopped.

Mr Justice Smith was also told that another potential buyer, Gabby Logan, did not even make it past the front gate because of the noise.

He issued an injunction against Bickerton's Aerodromes Limited, restricting it to only two 15-minute weekly training sessions close to the boundary.

Now, however, the judge's ruling has been reversed by the Court of Appeal in a decision which leaves Mr and Mrs Peires powerless to stop the noise.

The Master of the Rolls, Sir Terence Etherton, ruled that the Civil Aviation Act 1982 made the helicopter flights immune from legal action.

The couple complained about the aerodrome’s use of a slope just a hedgerow away from their home for pilot training.

But Sir Terence said such exercises were a "mandatory part of the training skills to obtain a helicopter pilot's licence."

Landing and taking off manoeuvres on the slope were "conducted in accordance with normal aviation practice", he added.

He today pointed out that the Civil Aviation Act rules out trespass and nuisance claims relating to aircraft flights.

Subject to height and distance limits, the immunity applies to noise and vibration caused by aircraft on an aerodrome.

Flights did not have to be carried out "reasonably" for the immunity to apply, added the judge, who was sitting with Lord Justice Underhill and Lady Justice King.

The aerodrome's appeal was allowed and the orders granted in favour of Mr and Mrs Peires were overturned.