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When we moved here from a busy street in studentland we were looking forward to quiet neighbours and peaceful nights.  Our neighbours are a lovely friendly and quiet family who garden and encourage wildlife - we couldn't ask for better - except they have a windchime which they think is lovely. During the day we hardly hear it, even when we're in the garden, but at night, especially if there's a breeze, it keeps my OH awake.  He acknowledges he's a light sleeper, but surely he shouldn't have to wear earplugs in order to get a night's sleep.  

Do you like windchimes?  Do you have windchimes?  Do your neighbours have windchimes?

Do you have a view?

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  • Miss BecksMiss Becks Posts: 3,468
    I personally am not a fan of them Dove! I suppose at first, they are nice, but I'm sure the novelty would soon wear off for me.

    But saying that, my neighbours let their two husky dogs loose in the walk through alley between our two houses, and they leave them to bark and howl for hours! Daily. At all hours. Think I'd rather have the windchimes. image
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  • I have a small tinkly windchime that I only hang in my tree from late spring untill mid-autumn and if its very windy I'll bring it in at night to be conciderate to my good neighbours. A chap at work hasn't spoken to his neighbours for years after falling out over the noise from his neighbours waterfall fountain....

  • I think part of our problem is that the neighbour's house has an extension which shields their bedroom windows from the sound - also the gardens are terraced, so their garden is about 4 ft higher and therere 4 ft nearer to our windows.  Our neighbours are keen on sailing, and they've said that the tinkling of the chimes reminds them of the sounds of the rigging on a windy night. 

    Lily image that's really considerate of you.

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  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Our neighbours used to have windchimes, and I found them extremely annoying - I couldn't hear the birds for their noise.

    Fortunately, they got tired of them quite quickly and removed them.

  • I have to say I hate wind chimes that are like doorbells gone wrong.My neighbour ,bless,has these annoying clanging tubes blowing about and disturbing the peace.He does not sit in  the garden and does not have his windows open to listen to the noise of it! I will have to admit to dislodging it one night (with a long pole) where it now lays forlorn  on the floor,he has not even noticed.imageimage

  • image Maybe when they go away on holiday ....  I think the clothes prop will reach image

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  • jackie frost wrote (see)

    Hi Dove, I have a few little chimes both in outside and in. The neighbours just have a blank huge lawn but fortunatley their noisey, yappy nippy terrier is kept indoors  ....

    image Don't suppose the terrier could have been driven to distraction by your chimes?  Just a thought image  Shall I make you a cuppa? 

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  • Gary HobsonGary Hobson Posts: 1,892

    Chimes would drive me nuts.

    But the real problem is actually inside your own head. Some people live adjacent to motorways, or just beneath aircraft flight paths. And the noise doesn't affect them. Although many would not be able to stand that.

    There's a moralist kiddies story about a man who is irritated just by a tiny twittering bird (can't recall all the details).

    Some people can live beneath a fight path, and find peace, while others are irritated by the tiniest thing.

    It's all in the mind.

  • I dont think so....


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