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To ask where you live if you can't hear your neighbours in your garden

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SEsofty · 07/08/2015 21:01

I know that everyone is entitled to enjoy their own garden but was really looking forward to a quiet glass of wine in the garden this evening. And all I can hear is children playing all around.

So is it possible to live anywhere, that's not the highlands, and guarantee some peace and quiet

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Howlingwithlaughter · 08/08/2015 07:01

My ideal home would be in the middle of nowhere without neighbours. We live on an estate with barking dogs, screaming children and a strange old neighbour who spends all his time sanding & sawing God knows what and talking to his rabbit under our bedroom window. (That is not a euphemism, by the way!). He's also a tendency to play loud music first thing in the morning. Much to my DS's disgust! Roll on the lottery win!!

Bambambini · 08/08/2015 07:07

I live in a nice suburban area just a short walk from the town centre. There aren't that many kids (mostly older folk) around. It mostly peaceful and quiet - apart from my kids.

yogababymum · 08/08/2015 07:12

Now I live on the coast on top of a beautiful hill, I can just about see the sea & there's no neighbours for two miles :) it's heaven.

Before this house we lived in a street that was mostly retired pensioners. It was great to, no late night noise, no teenagers, no inconsiderate people anywhere. There was however a few early morning lawn mowers but I could cope with that.

Before that we lived in a very small estate! It was awful & I mean awful.... every child in the village congregated there before/after school & all summer (parents don't seem to care where their kids are these days) We didn't stay more than 18 months there.

Saladspork · 08/08/2015 07:33

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skinnysoyvanillalatte · 08/08/2015 08:21

My favourite noise in the world is the sound of children playing! If the neighbours had (noisy) dogs, I would be disturbed.
We are quiet at the moment as we seem to be the only people who haven't gone away for the summer.

MiaowTheCat · 08/08/2015 08:23

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skinnysoyvanillalatte · 08/08/2015 08:27

I think, even if you live with some space, that sound carries in remarkable ways. We have large acreage with fields bordering and sometimes it sounds like there are people on the next fields. There aren't, it's usually sound carrying from a good block away.

BeaufortBelle · 08/08/2015 13:52

Sitting in the garden and I can hear an aeroplane, and a lawn mower but it's not intrusive. Sometimes my neighbour's dog barks but it's a nice bark. Haven't heard voices or music here. There is an occasional rumble of traffic but it's soothing rather than annoying.

The front is a private road with no parking. No casual passers by or car doors slamming.

ArseForElbow · 08/08/2015 14:01

My neighbours have been partying since 11.00am yesterday morning, I heard them when I went to bed, thankfully DS1 bedroom faces out back and he can sleep through almost anything, as I heard them again at 3.00am when I was in the bathroom and now they have their music blasting and their DC in a paddling pool and it's only 17 degrees.

Oh the joys! I

wonkylegs · 08/08/2015 14:11

Village in the NE - but our garden is 1.5acres and our neighbours are all retirees with grown up children or farmers fields.

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