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Breakfast Wednesday, 7 May, 2003, 06:29 GMT 07:29 UK
Child-free villages
The village of Firhall in the Scottish highlands
Children can visit, but must not live in Firhall
Do the shouts of your neighbour's children disturb your peaceful afternoons in the garden?

Are you fed up hearing crying babies through wafer-thin partition walls - or do you resent the steady stream of unkempt children who ring your doorbell to get their football back?

If so, a new housing development in the Scottish Highlands may be for you.

The homes in Firhall near Nairn are being offered exclusively for buyers aged 45 and over. And no children are allowed, except for holiday visits.

Does it sound like paradise - or will the village end up as home to life's grumpy old codgers?

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