French gîte renters demand time change for church bell


(Jane Jones) #21

We are in a mountainous region, so cows all have cowbells…and we are next to farmhouse & milking parlour. So much clanking of bells as they come down to be milked in the evening, then they hang around clanking all night and are milked again first thing. We love them and find it fits the sounds of the landscape.

However we’ve learnt to provide a free slab of cheese to our gîte clients, and an explanation that if they like the taste of mountain cheese, then the cowbells are part of it being made. In five years we’ve only had one negative comment!


(Mandy Davies) #22

I love that Jane. How wonderful. :cow2::cow2:


(Al Rogers) #23

Just checked, Stella, and it seems to have gone into liquidation and closed in 2010. I don’t know if some brave soul has reopened it but I can’t find it listed on any of the usual hotel sites. Shame. It had quite a good bar.


(Dawn bown) #24

Our church bells chime from 7am. And every 15 mins through the day until 10pm. We get a lovely time at 7am 12 noon and 7pm too… i personally love it!