Here’s how to deal with your noisy neighbours

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For some cottagers, any noise louder than wind-rustled leaves and the lake’s lazy laps at the shoreline can spoil even the most stunning sunset. For others, a perfect day at the cottage requires a steady stream of Sam Roberts blaring from a Bluetooth speaker.

So what can you do when the sounds of silence are disturbed by noisy neighbours? Don’t call your lawyer just yet, says Cottage Life’s editor, Michelle Kelly. The key is to communicate, and to recognize that sharing the lake means exactly that.