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Oxford Chamber Music Society

The Kreutzer String Quartet will play the following at 8 p.m. on Sunday, 2 June, in the Holywell Music Room: Smetana, Quartet in E minor; Tippett, Quartet no. 5; Tchaikovsky, Quartet no. 2 in F, op. 22. Tickets £7.50 in advance from Blackwell's, or £7.95 at the door; students and juniors £3.

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The Soules Harmony—Rodrigo del Pozo (tenor), Geoffrey Baker (recorder), Reiko Ichese (viol), and Christopher Morrongiello (lute): `La Capilla Espana: Iberian and Italian cross- currents in the Renaissance', at 3.30 p.m. on Sunday, 2 June, in St Giles' Church, St Giles', Oxford. Tickets £6 (concessions £4, children £2), from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door.

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Royal Shakespeare Company

An exhibition of Royal Shakespeare Company commissioned paintings by artist Nick Higgins is on view in the Vaughan Room, Somerville College. Opening times: Mon.–Fri., 12 noon–3 p.m.; Sat. 2–4 p.m.; admission free.

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Tuition Offered

The Alexander Technique. Jan Steele, BA, and Janet Sherbourne, MA. Members of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique. Phone for free fact-sheet and brochure. A number of concessionary places for students, etc., are available. Tel.: Oxford 770272.

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Services Offered

Frederick & Sudabeh Hine, private dealers in oriental rugs, runners, and kelims. We keep only handmade articles in traditional designs from Iran, Turkey, and Afghanistan, and, although at warehouse prices, all pieces stocked are of value. Also we have medium and fine grade oriental carpets in sizes to suit not only domestic dwellings but also large institutional and commercial buildings. Business hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Mon.–Sat. Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, North Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 59396.

Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press---the University Printers: specialising in booklet and publicity material, typesetting, printing, and finishing; Output Bureau provides high-quality output from disk from all major DTP programs onto paper, bromide, colour- separated positive or negative film; high-quality specialist colour copier service. For service, quality, and competitive prices contact Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press, Walton Street, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514691, fax: 514010.

Jim Crockatt offers you a range of fitted or free- standing bookcases which are elegant in design, robust in construction, decorative in paint, or resplendent in wood—and economical in price. For enquiries, tel.: 01734 744728.

Restoration and conservation of antique furniture by John Hulme. Twenty-five years' experience. All aspects of repair, carcass-work, veneer, inlay, polishing, stain removal, upholstery, cane/rush seating. Furniture-making and copying. Collection and delivery. 11a High Street, Chipping Norton. Tel./fax: 01608 641692.

Tax advice and accountancy. We specialise in assisting professionals and small businesses with all tax and accounting matters. Fast, personal service at competitive rates. Contact Dr Charles McCreery. Tassano & Co., 118 Banbury Road, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 513381.

Finders Keepers à La Carte—a new concept: a selection of services available to tenants of Finders Keepers rental properties, designed to enhance comfort, convenience, and enjoyment whilst renting Finders Keepers' properties. Call us for your menu. Finders Keepers Ltd., 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE (tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 56993, e-mail:; also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: Oxford 200012, fax: 204844, e- mail:

Furniture: individual pieces and fitted furniture designed and made by Piers Roberts from workshops in Thame. From tables, chairs, cabinets, desks to fitted bedrooms, kitchens, studies. For the home, office, or garden. Tel.: 01844 218929 or 201325.

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Domestic Services

Paris: accommodation offered in return for after- school child care, from Sept. for at least one school year. French family living in Oxford and returning to Oxford seeks nanny for after-school child care for 2 children (4 and 6); accommodation is a pleasant self-contained studio in a quiet area in the centre of Paris (13th arrondissement). Ideal for students wanting to study French in Paris for one year or more. Sylvie Glaser. Tel.: Oxford 54098 (evenings and weekends), or 281322 (working days).

Au pair wanted, for 1 year from Sept., to help look after a very friendly 5-year-old boy, especially in the evenings and the weekends. Tel.: Oxford 511585.

Housekeeper, part-time, Park Town, June: min. of 4 mornings and 2 afternoons/early evenings per week plus more at times. Flexibility useful. Job includes kids' care (8 and 11 years), driving, cook a bit, shop, clean, etc. Tel.: Oxford 515292.

Carpet/upholstery/curtain cleaning by Grimebusters, your local specialists. Quality work, competitive prices. Domestic, commercial, college. Also carpet/upholstery stain protection, pre-occupancy cleaning, flood cleaning/drying, oriental rug cleaning. For free estimates and friendly advice, call Grimebusters. Tel.: Oxford 726983 or Abingdon 555533.

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Situations Vacant

Oxford English Dictionary: Assistant Editors, Etymology and General. A number of additional editorial staff is required to assist in the comprehensive revision of the Oxford English Dictionary. The successful applicants will be involved in revising the text of the OED, researching the history and development of words, and preparing new etymologies for the dictionary. Applicants must have a first or upper-second class degree in an arts subject, and be able to work accurately, logically, and rapidly through complex text. An ability to distinguish very fine shades of meaning and the capacity to assimilate broader concepts in a wide range of disciplines are essential. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a thorough grounding in the history of English. Particular experience in the study of Middle or Early Modern English would be an advantage. All posts are based in Oxford, and will be offered on ten-year, fixed-term contracts. Starting salary £14,094 plus supporting benefits. Closing date: 30 May. Apply with current c.v. and handwritten covering letter (two copies), quoting reference 899, to Nicholas Parkhouse, Personnel Officer. Oxford University Press, Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6DP.

Department of Zoology---Animal Behaviour Research Group: part-time (15 hours p.w.) Secretary required to provide general secretarial support to faculty and students in an often busy office; also some special projects such as updating databases and helping to prepare grant applications. Candidates should have excellent word-processing skills, preferably Apple Macintosh, and be thoroughly versed in general office procedure. The post is on the clerical and library grade C3 scale (salary pro rata to £10,276--£11,895). Hours of work 2--5 p.m. Applications, including the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to Dr Marian Dawkins, Animal Behaviour Research Group, by Friday, 31 May. Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS.

Oxfordshire Mental Health Information Research: Research Analyst (Health Information) required, initially for 12 months. We are a small team involved in research on information strategies in Mental Health Units. Ideal candidates will have knowledge of health services, databases, statistical packages and mapping software, and good communication skills. Training provided. Part-time work possible. Flexible hours. For a job description and application details write to Cathy Lines by 24 May. Oxfordshire Mental Health Information Research, Littlemore Hospital, Littlemore, Oxford OX4 4XN.

Modern Languages Teacher. Magdalen College School requires, for Michaelmas Term 1996 as a one-term appointment, a Modern Languages Teacher to teach German throughout the school, including the sixth form, and some Lower School French. Applications, with a full c.v. and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of two referees, to the Master, Magdalen College School, Oxford OX4 1DZ, from whom further details may be obtained. Tel.: Oxford 242191.

Part-time native Spanish teacher sought to impart classes on Spanish language and culture to bilingual (Spanish–English) children aged 7–11. Two hours p.w., during school year starting in Sept. Candidates should send their c.v. to Dr P. Garcia-Bellido, 47 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF (from whom further particulars may be obtained) by 14 June. Interviews are expected to take place two weeks later. Tel.: Oxford (2)70490, fax: (2)70757.

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Houses to Let

Available from 1 Sept. for long let, delightful, furnished detached house in quiet cul-de-sac in North Oxford within easy reach of colleges and the city centre. Kitchen fully equipped, breakfast-room, lounge, dining-room, study; 3 double bedrooms, bathroom, separate shower-room, beautiful, mature rear garden; front garden and driveway with car-port and garage. Suit visiting academic family. £1,000 p.c.m. Tel./fax: Oxford 66404 (Pam Crane).

Holton: unfurnished house to let; fitted kitchen, 3 reception rooms, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, curtains, fitted carpets, garden, double garage. £1,500 p.c.m. Mrs Price. Tel.: Oxford 874095 (10 a.m.–5 p.m. weekdays).

Four-bedroom detached house, well furnished, North Oxford, cul-de-sac ending in Cutteslowe Park; large well-equipped kitchen, laundry/storage-room with washer/drier; 3 reception, 2 bath; lovely garden; wheelchair adapted; near buses. From late July, for one year. £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 515119.

Our 4-bedroom semi-detached house is available to let for 1 year from July. In excellent condition throughout with all mod. cons.; fully furnished; secluded garden; situated conveniently for universities and hospitals. £825 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 240017.

North Oxford , within the ring-road: new self- contained luxury accommodation available from 1 July; very quiet with lovely views and patio; near convenient bus route; suit visiting academic, single or couple. Regret no children, smokers, or pets. £575 p.c.m.. Tel.: Oxford 515085.

Oxford city centre: unfurnished 2-bedroom house; min. let 6 months; parking area; garden back/front; lounge/diner, kitchen, cloakroom, store-room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom/shower; c.h. £700 p.m. exc. bills. Tel.: Oxford 69609.

Old Headington: charming wisteria-covered early Victorian cottage; furnished with antiques; 2 bedrooms, 2 sitting- rooms (or third bedroom), conservatory style kitchen/dining-room; modern bathroom; 90-ft rear garden with fishpond, summerhouse, and purpose-built barbecue; 5 minutes' walk to the John Radcliffe. Available from second week in Aug. for any period up to 1 year. Rent in region of £795 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 310674 (evenings); if no reply, 52698; e-mail:

Shotover, 3 miles from Oxford centre: partly-furnished 5-bedroom house; bathroom, shower, 2 w.c.s, kitchen with Aga, dining- and living-rooms, c.h., d.g., 1-acre garden, garage. From 1 July, £1,100 p.c.m. inc. garden upkeep. Tel.: Oxford 69800.

Charming cottage on edge of village approximately 12 miles north-west of Oxford. Double bedroom plus spare bedroom/study. Furnished and equipped to a very high standard, country antiques, washer/drier, c.h., beams, inglenook fire. Very private walled garden. Suit caring non-smoking couple. Available for short lets till mid-July and longer-term after mid-Aug. Tel.: 01608 684700.

Central North Oxford---Tackley Place: spacious and comfortable 5/6-bedroom Victorian house on 4 floors, with 2 bathrooms; fully furnished; conveniently located for city centre, colleges, hospitals, and schools---ideal for a visiting academic family. Available Aug. for 12 months. QB Management. Tel.: Oxford 64533, fax: 64777.

Central North Oxford: house available mid-July--end Dec.; close to schools, colleges, all faculties; comfortable family home on 3 floors; would suit visiting academic. £1,200 p.c.m. Tel./fax: Oxford 514606, e-mail:

Three-bedroom detached house with garage in secluded drive in North Oxford available Sept.–end of June, for visiting academics only. £925 p.c.m. inc. of council tax. Tel.: Oxford 722630.

Only the best is good enough for Finders Keepers' clients and tenants. We aim for 100 per cent in everything we do. We are an `Investor in People' and National Winners of the Best Letting and Management Company Award for the second consecutive year---call us to find out why the best is not the most expensive. Finders Keepers Ltd., 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE (tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 56993, e-mail:; also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: Oxford 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail:;or why not visit our Web site at

An Englishman's home is his castle—so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Please telephone or fax us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: Oxford 64533, fax: 64777.

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Flats to Let

Upper Wolvercote: 2-bedroom flat in quiet position inside the ring-road; frequent bus route; well-equipped fully-furnished first-floor flat with c.h., garage, etc.; would suit professional couple, non-smoking preferred. Available late July. £625 p.c.m. Rent negotiable for long-term let of 2–3 years. Tel.: Oxford 59802.

Wytham Abbey, Oxford: spacious 3-bedroom 2-bathroom apartment on 2 floors, part of listed manor house situated 3 miles from city centre and lying in 3,000 acres of countryside. Fully equipped and luxuriously appointed. Available from 1 Sept. Tel.: Oxford 247200, fax: 724762.

Central North Oxford, 10 minutes from city centre: delightful and very comfortable flat available in quiet, civilised family house: large double bedroom, single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, garden. Available now for short or let. Regret no children or pets. Tel.: Oxford 52400.

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Summer Lets

Family house in Summertown available for visitors, 21 July–2 Sept. Sleeps 4–5. Children welcome. Reasonable rent. If interested in whole period or part write to or telephone Ms J. Manessi, 58 Stratfield Road, Oxford OX2 7BQ. Tel.: Oxford 59534.

Central North Oxford: spacious, detached house in quiet residential area available 3–31 Aug.; excellently located 5 minutes from shops and 10 minutes from city centre—also on main bus route; 5 bedroooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, large kitchen/diner; fully equipped with microwave, dish-washer, etc.; pretty, secluded garden. £450 p.w. all inc. Tel.: Oxford 511231, fax: 791782.

Large, elegant house in central London, Notting Hill Gate area, available Aug. for 1 month; 3 double bedrooms, extra sofa-bed in living- room, 3 bathrooms, patio garden, telephone, fax, 2 TVs. Weekly cleaner included in price. Owners abroad with children. Ideal occupants academics visiting with family or friends. Must care for house and furniture, preferably no smoking, clean and tidy; the house is elegantly furnished and very dear to its owners. Use of family car considered. £600 p.m. Marina and Paul Wallace. Tel./fax: 0171-727 0323.

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Accommodation Offered

North Oxford —short let: independent male graduate to share quiet house with gate to Port Meadow. Rent £55 inc. Tel.: Oxford 515379.

Mature, non-smoking woman sought to share large house in central North Oxford from beginning of Oct. to end of Dec. Two rooms and w.c.; share kitchen, bath, and shower. £350 p.c.m. to inc. gas and electricity. Tel.: Oxford 510054.

Bed-and-breakfast available in very comfortable house in central North Oxford: an exclusive, quiet, leafy area within walking distance of all main university buildings, city centre, parks, river, shops, pubs, and restaurants. Each room has central heating, colour TV, microwave oven, tea- and coffee-making facilities. Very moderate terms. Tel.: Oxford 57879.

Large bedsit to let in east Oxford: c.h., own cooking facilities and fridge, shared bathroom, optional telephone line; central Oxford 10 minutes; suit non-smoking female with references. Available 1 June, £260 p.m. inc. Second bedsit also available. Tel.: Oxford 242075.

Alternative medicine centre. Space available. Therapy and treatment rooms. Consulting and counselling rooms. Every facility. Very moderate rates. Central North Oxford. Tel. for further details: Oxford 511111 (9 a.m.–12 noon).

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Accommodation Sought

d'Overbroeck's is now looking for more good family and self- catering accommodation in North Oxford for A-level students from Sept. We need to arrange accommodation for our existing students before the end of June and are particularly interested in self-catering rooms or flatlets within private houses which may be available from Sept. Rents are paid through the college. Tel.: Oxford 310000.

Health professional/academic from Australia (Oxford graduate) on 6-month contract, July–Dec., looking to house-sit in Oxford for all or part of that time. Conscientious houseperson. Paul Goodman. Tel.: Oxford 247343.

Two American scholars need housing July–Aug.; would prefer house-sitting; cat lovers. Dr Colin J. Davis, History Dept., University of Alabama; tel.: +1 205 934 5634; e-mail: Also, South African scholar requires accommodation Mon.–Thur., 24 June–14 July. Dr Susan Parnell, Geography Dept., University of Witwatersrand; tel.; +27 11 403 7281, e-mail: Or for either of these tel. Dr P. Alexander: Oxford 73632.

Visiting professor and family (4 people) seek furnished apartment or house in central Oxford, 18–25 Aug. Please contact (a) Manuel Arellano, or (b) Olympia Bover. (a) Tel. Madrid: 341 429 0551, fax: 341 429 1056, e-mail:; (b) tel.: 341 338 5979.

Visiting fellow with wife and child seeks 3-bedroom flat or small home, preferably in East Oxford/St Clement's area, from end Aug. 1996 to summer (c.July) 1997. Oxford references available. Dr Reuven Amitai-Preiss, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91905, Israel. Fax: 972-2-322545, e-mail:

Top-quality apartment required. Money no object. Two beds; city centre; fully equipped and quality furnishings, etc., a must. No agency fees. Retained client pays our fee. Premier. Tel.: Oxford 792299.

Feel confident letting your property in Oxfordshire with Brooks, one of Oxford's longest-established Property Management Companies. Formerly the property management department of E.J. Brooks and Son. Tel.: Oxford 728597, fax: 794606.

Premier have a fine selection of short lets for overseas visitors. We also require substantial executive style detached furnished/unfurnished in any area, rent level £2,000 p.c.m., 2/3-year let, for US visiting lady. Call Jan Bartlett at Premier. Tel.: Oxford 792299.

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management are one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good-quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. If you would like details of our services, or if you simply need some informal help and advice without obligation, telephone us. Tel.: Oxford 64533, or fax: 64777.

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Accommodation Exchange

Lovely family house in Summertown (just north of Oxford city centre) offered for 3–6 weeks any time 20 July–3 Sept. (flexible) in exchange for Manhattan apartment; conveniently located close to shops, bus stop (5 mins. drive) to city centre; 2 bedrooms, office, living-room, kitchen, dining-room, conservatory, 1 bathroom, 2 w.c.s, washer/drier, dishwasher, TV, garden, off-street parking; lodger resident (own floor, bathroom); cleaner weekly. Require apartment in safe building (doorman/upper West Side or East Side preferred) for 1 adult and 2 children (1 bedroom sufficient) with kitchen, bathroom, TV, air conditioning. Tel.: Oxford 512847, fax: 515335; e- mail:

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Sydney: family on UK sabbatical Jan.–June 1997 seeks house-swap or rent. We offer lovely detached house on quiet street; 2 large beds, 2 small beds/study, kitchen/family/dining area, double living-room, 2 baths; best appliances f & f; large garden; pool. Lovely inner harbourside suburb, close shops, schools, bus, ferry, 10 minutes drive/bus downtown. We require well-equipped 2–3-bed/study house in Oxford/area, close to shops, primary school, rail station. Douglas Tomkin. Fax: 00 612 330 8877, e-mail:

Jerusalem: academic family seeks house-swap or rent July/Aug., for 6–12 months; we offer lovely fully-equipped apartment to sleep 5; huge balconies; views; heating; close to shopping, transport, schools, health centre; 5 minutes' drive to university, 10 minutes to centre and sight-seeing. Car-swap possible. We seek 4-bedroom furnished accommodation, North Oxford, Headington, Kidlington, etc. Dr B. Czaczkes. Fax: 00 972 2 881341, e-mail: msbc

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Holiday Lets

Sympathetically restored traditional Cretan town house in heart of old Rethymnon; fully equipped, inc. TV, automatic washing machine, patio with barbecue, and library with English novels; sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin); very quiet location with view of the Fortress, but close to bus station, shops, and beaches. £160–£190 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 69630.

Greece: charming independent houses to let on the beautiful island of Scopdos from £60 per person p.w. Tel.: 00 30 424 22947, fax: 00 30 424 23057.

Lot Valley, France: comfortable, well-equipped house in attractive village of Montcuq, 25 km south-west of Cahors; courtyard, balcony; sleeps 4 + 2; still some summer dates available. From £170 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 54286 (evenings and weekends).

Mojacar Beach, Almeria: charming 2-bedroom flat, sleeps 4, all mod. cons., washing-machine, air conditioning; 2 terraces and large 2nd-floor terrace with magnificent views; swimming-pool; walking distance to beach; riding school and supermarket close by. £150--£280 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 373995 or (2)70472.

Montmartre: charming furnished 3-room flat; sunny, calm, facing private garden; c.h., fireplace, lift, interphone; situated on bus and Metro routes; good area for shops/restaurants. FF 6,500 p.m. inc. charges. Tel.: 00 41 22 731 16 04 (day), or 00 41 22 738 31 79 (evening).

Dordogne, near Bergerac: holidays for 2 in artist's secluded converted pool-side barn. Brochure. £200 p.w. Tel.: 00 33

Portugal, Obidos: attractive self-contained house/apartment in lovely, quiet, unspoilt rural area 90 kms north of Lisbon overlooking lagoon and 2 miles from sea; ideal for bird-watching, walking, horse-riding. Rent c.£50 per person per week. Tel.: 00 351 62 979534, or 0171-352 3144.

Provence—Mormoiron: period farmhouses to let on English- run vineyard. Beautiful countryside. Avignon 10 minutes. 2–8 people. Tel.: 33, fax: 33

French Alps: beautiful family flat to rent; sleeps 6–8; 3 bedrooms, living-room with fireplace, kitchen, bathroom, separate w.c., fully equipped and furnished; every room accesses beautiful terrace (80 sq. yds.); telephone, TV, view, indoor garage; in Morzine-Avoriaz, 1 hour's drive to Geneva airport, 1/2-hour's drive to Thonon-Evian; all mountain sports available; tennis; Olympic swimming-pool; ice-rink. FF 4,500 p.w., May–Nov. Mrs Rovet. Tel.: 33 1, fax: 33 1; e- mail:

Paris: edge of Latin Quarter, room in quiet comfortable flat, available May–end of Aug. FF 4,000 per fortnight, less if long-term. Mrs Rovet. Tel.: 33 1, fax: 33 1; e-mail: jrovet@world-

Casa Quintino: old Tuscan farmhouse in peaceful countryside with distant views of ancient Etruscan town of Volterra; 20 minutes from San Gimignano, 1 hour Florence, Siena, Pisa; 3 bedrooms (sleeps 7 comfortably); fully equipped kitchen. Available from 15 June, £250–£450 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 727394 (evenings).

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House for Sale

Headington: detached house, 3 years old, close to hospitals and both universities; 2 reception rooms plus spacious study, family size fitted kitchen, utility room, 3 bedrooms, 1 en-suite plus family bathroom, gas c.h., d.g., burglar and fire alarms, garage, gardens, ample parking; light and airy; excellent decorative order; close to local and London bus routes. £149,950. Tel.: Oxford 744404. n

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