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Museums Week 16--24 May

Conservation events in Oxfordshire: for full programme of open conservation studios and tours, conservation exhibitions, and lectures, see Web site: http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk.boris/conservation/oxuniv/musw eek.htm.

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Tuition Offered

Intensive language weekend courses are being held at Oxford Brookes University: French and Spanish (weekend 20--21 June); Italian (weekend 11--12 July). Fees: £40 for full-time students/£50 for non-students, to include 8 hours' tuition and all teaching materials. For further information and enrolment forms contact: Jackie Brumwell, Oxford Brookes Language Service, Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane Campus, Headington, Oxford OX3 0BP. Tel.: Oxford 483692, e-mail: Jackie@sol.brookes.ac.uk.

Summer Arts Course for 10 to 14 year-olds; range of media inc. photography, ceramics, painting, drawing, computer graphics. Suitable for all levels---beginner to advanced. Small groups and experienced tutors. d'Overbroek's College, 1 Park Town, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 310000.

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Services Offered

Bespoke Garden and Landscape Design: `one off' consultancy visits, or sketch and scaled layouts, planting schemes, construction details, and site supervision, as desired. Nationwide service from Oxford/Gloucestershire base. Chelsea Gold Medal 1996 and 1997. Jacquie Gordon BA Dip LA (Glos) ALI. Tel./fax: 01531 822743.

Oxford University Newcomers' Club. The club exists to welcome to Oxford the partners and families of academic visitors and graduate students. Come along to the Club rooms at 13 Norham Gardens, and sample our programme of events and outings. We are open each Wednesday morning, 10.30--12 noon, from the week before term starts to the week after term, also throughout the summer vacation.

Long established Oxford builder (25 years). Property maintenance, renovations, extensions. Every aspect of the building trade covered. Free estimates. Academic references available. Richard Edwards, tel.: Oxford 343562.

Tax advice: ex-KPMG Chartered Accountant specialised in assisting academics and other professionals with their tax affairs, inc. self-assessment. Convenient North Oxford premises. Tel.: Oxford 513381, fax: 558064, e-mail: 100430.145@compuserve.com.

Wise Owl Educational Software: the only UK children's shareware library, est. 1991. Specialising in educational programs and games (DOS, Windows 3.1 and 95) for all PCs (XTs to Pentiums). 800+ titles for ages 2--16+. 3½" and 5¼" media. Free newsletter and advice. Tel.: 01235 529808 (Mon.--Fri., 9 a.m.--5 p.m.), e-mail wiseowlsw@aol.com (Web site http://members.aol.com/wiseowlsw/index.html).

Simple Kitchens and Furniture: kitchens, free-standing and fitted furniture made to suit you. Using traditional furniture-making techniques and the finest materials, our work is built to last. Our friendly, personal service is second to none. Contact Thomas Heidkamp, tel.: 01844 353338, for a no-obligation consultation.

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Situations Vacant

Assistant librarian required for St Clare's, Oxford. This is a full-time post in the Academic Resources Centre (35,000 books, IT, and audio-visual resources), to assist and deputise for the centre manager. St Clare's offers courses at pre-university and university levels, and in English language to around 300 students of over 40 nationalities. Experience of library work and strong IT skills are essential; a librarianship qualification is desirable. Thirty-five hours per week, inc. some evenings and weekends. Starting salary £12,000--£14,000, to be linked to an established scale; contributory pension and other benefits. Further details from Maria Andrews, Office Manager, St Clare's, Oxford OX2 7AL, tel.: Oxford 552031, fax: 310002. Closing date for applications: 30 May.

Group 4 in association with Jesus College, Oxford is looking to recruit 2 full-time security officers to work nights and Sundays. £5 per hour for 48 hours p.w. You will display excellent communication skills and a professional manner. Reception skills an advantage. You must also be aged 21--64 and have a 10 year checkable work record. To apply, please contact Katherine Jones, tel.: Oxford 244999.

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Houses to Let

North Oxford : 3-bedroom detached house in secluded drive; washing-machine, drier, garage, maintained garden backing onto playing fields. Convenient for shops and schools. Available Sept.–Jan.; shorter or longer periods considered. Suitable for visiting academics. £925 p.c.m. inc. of council tax. Tel.: Oxford 722630.

Town house available to cat-loving couple, June--Aug. Situated in quiet, architect-designed development in North Oxford, about 2.5 miles from the Bodleian Library, on good bus service. Garage and small garden. Dates and rent negotiable. Tel.: Oxford 557448.

Quiet, modernised, terrace house, fully furnished, central North Oxford. Two bedrooms, c.h., garden. Suit visiting academics. Available to let to 1 or 2 persons only, from mid-Aug. 1998, for academic year. For further details, tel.: Oxford 512747.

Juxon Street, Jericho. We have an excellent, newly-renovated, detached Victorian house with 4 double bedrooms, courtyard garden, and 2 parking spaces. The house is tastefully furnished with 2 reception rooms, super bathroom, and impressive kitchen. Available now. £1,300 p.c.m. Call us now to view! Finders Keepers, tel.: Oxford 311011, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk.

Short-term/holiday lets in Witney, 12 miles Oxford, on good bus service. Fully-furnished and well-equipped cottages. Tel.: 01993 703035, fax: 771014.

East Oxford: furnished 2-bedroom terrace house; gas c.h. and garden; in very quiet street, convenient for local shops and bus routes; walk (20--25 minutes) to Bodleian and city centre. Available 1 Jan.--(around) 31 May 1999. £600 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 240384, e-mail: david.norbrook@magd.ox.ac.uk.

Summertown, North Oxford, 1.5 miles from city centre, on quiet side street. Furnished house with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2 studies, large living-room, large eat-in kitchen, walled garden, gas c.h., and all key appliances. Available mid-Aug.--late Dec. 1998. Tel./fax: Oxford 552217.

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. Visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and view details of all the properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax, or e-mail us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: Oxford 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail: info@qbman.co.uk.

Luxury, unusual, spacious modern house in quiet road in North Oxford within ring road, close to bus route. Stunning views to open countryside. Open plan design with separate double bedroom and 2 bathrooms. Small patio garden; off-street parking. Suit visiting academic or professional couple; regret no children, pets, or smokers. £895 p.m., inc. Council Tax. Available June 1998. Tel.: Oxford 515085.

House available for rent next academic year. Large sitting-room, dining-room, modern kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, 2 studies, 1.5 bathrooms, walled garden, c.h., washer-drier, dishwasher, fridge, china, linen, etc. Bottom of Headington Hill, 15--20 minutes' walk from Bodleian. Available late Aug. 1998--late May 1999. £900 p.m. Contact Prof. Grundy, 11 Cherwell St, Oxford OX4 1BG. Tel.: Oxford 242966, e-mail isobel.grundy@ualberta.ca.

Oxford Waterside, Jericho: brand new house on prestigious development. Two bedrooms, 1 en suite shower room, family bathroom, living/dining-room, beautifully-fitted kitchen with ceramic tiled floor, downstairs cloakroom. Furnished to high standard. Small garden; views over Port Meadow. Allocated off-street parking. Ten minutes' walk to Radcliffe Infirmary and many University departments, also shops, theatres, etc. Available for weekly lets or longer as required, sometimes at short notice. Tel.: Oxford 311124, fax: 311125, e-mail: anae0002@nda.ox.ac.uk.

Central Oxford, Rewley Park, near rail station (London--Paddington 52 minutes), bus station (Heathrow 70 minutes), and city centre. Brand new 5-bedroom town house, built to high specification; 3 bathrooms (2 en-suite), 2 reception rooms, modern kitchen, downstairs w.c., conservatory, small garden, parking, river/canal view. Available from June. £2,000 p.c.m. Tel.: 01844 208315, fax: 201511, e-mail: 100574.451@compuserve.com.

Furnished central North Oxford house to let for one year or less from 15 Sept. Walk to colleges, rail and bus station; near Port Meadow; c.h.; recently redecorated; desks, filing cabinets, several large closets; secluded garden; 2½ bathrooms, washing-machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles. Suitable for visiting academics. 2 bedrooms, £950 p.m.; 3 bedrooms, £1,250 p.m. (inc. bedsit with separate entrance). Contact: J. Mackrell, Oxford 775567 (27 May--1 June: 553679); or A. Gaston, Canada: tel. 613 745 1368, fax: 613 745 0299, e-mail: Tony.Gaston@EC.GC.CA.

Central North Oxford: attractively-furnished, four storey Victorian house in quiet street, 15 minutes' walk from city centre, quarter of a mile from river Thames and Port Meadow. Two double bedrooms and 1 single; 2 bathrooms, 1 with new shower, both with w.c.; double reception room with wood floor, oriental rugs, desk; modern pine kitchen/diner with large table. Dishwasher, fridge, freezer, gas c.h., washing machine, drier; TV, video, stereo, fax, 3 phones. Garden with picnic table, chairs, hammock; 4 bicycles. Free street parking. £950 p.c.m., inc. utilities and Council Tax. Available 3 Aug.--5 Sept. Dr Josephine Reynell, tel.: Oxford 513933.

Make finding accommodation a pleasure, not a chore. Finders Keepers is dedicated to making it easy for visitors to Oxford to find the right property. Browse through our Web site for up-to-date detailed information on properties available and make use of our interactive database, priority reservation service (credit cards accepted), welcome food pack, personal service, and much more. Call us and you will not need to go elsewhere. For further information contact Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk; Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Flats to Let

North and central North Oxford: one- and two-bedroom apartments, fully furnished to a high standard, good security, off-street parking; variety of size and available dates; £575–£720 p.c.m. Best suited to professionals or visiting academics. Tel.: Oxford 516144.

Two-bedroom flat, Headington hill. Spacious, furnished, and well-equipped top-floor flat in quiet location, close to hospitals and both universities, with splendid southerly outlook over parkland. Bathroom, shower room (en suite), 2 w.c.s., gas c.h., entry phone, storage space, garage, communal gardens. £700 p.c.m. Available 1 June 1998. Tel.: Oxford 515089 or 792382.

Central North Oxford, 10 minutes' walk from city centre, available mid-May for short/long let: exceptionally well-furnished second-floor flat in quiet, civilised Victorian family house with large, light, airy rooms. Double bedroom, drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Regret no children or pets. Tel./fax: Oxford 552400.

Upper Wolvercote: spacious 2-bedroom flat with lovely rural views in quiet location yet on regular bus route to city centre. Fully furnished, with well-equipped kitchen, c.h., garage, etc. Non-smokers preferred. Available 1 June for long-term let. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 559802.

Central North Oxford: spacious 1-bedroom flat in quiet road. Shared garden. Suit postdoc. couple or similar. Available now. Tel.: 0171-794 8965.

Park Town, available mid-July: semi-basement, comfortably furnished; double bedroom, sitting room, kitchenette with electric cooker and fridge, tiled bathroom with shower; c.h. throughout; telephone available. Very quiet house. Prime location, 1 mile from Carfax. Tel. for appointment: Oxford 557400.

\North Oxford: available 1 Sept. 1998--31 May 1999, £550 p.m., fully-equipped ground-floor flat suitable for 2 adults; dining-room/study; living-room/study, double bedroom, shower-room, kitchen; dish-washer, washing/drying machine, electric stove; c.h., car-port, small garden. Stone, 266 Moore Street, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA. Tel.: 609 921 2717.

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Summer Lets

Peaceful and comfortable fully-furnished apartment, close to Oxford station. Bedroom with double bed, bathroom, kitchen with washing machine, bright living-room/study with small balcony overlooking meadows and river; posible use of undercover parking and cycle. Suit visiting academic/s. 1 Aug.--30 Sept. £450 p.c.m. (negotiable), plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 246239, e-mail: clsaf@csv.warwick.ac.uk.

Sunny Victorian terrace house, Iffley Fields: 2 reception (period fireplaces), modern kitchen, bathroom, second w.c., large double bedroom, bedroom/study (double sofa-bed), utilities cellar, antiques, stripped bannisters, sanded floors, nice garden. Mid-June--Oct., £725 p.m. inc. council tax. Tel.: Oxford 798069 or 01873 810982; e-mail: ayers@wadham.ox.ac.uk.

City centre house with view of Thames available for 4 months, June--Sept. Fully equipped, 3 bedrooms (2 double, 1 single), 2 bathrooms, gas c.h., garden, garage. £975 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 250462.

Very attractive semi-detached house in north Summertown; 3 bedrooms, 2 studies, 2 living-rooms plus kitchen and large conservatory; generous garden with play equipment. Easily sleeps 5. Ideal for children. Easy access to Summertown shops and central Oxford. Use of 2 adult and 2 child bicycles. All modern conveniences. Available 18 Aug.--2 Sept.; some flexibility over dates. £325 p.w. inc. utilities. Tel.: Oxford 556655.

Summer let in Oxford, live in comfort near the Thames; c.h.; 4 bedrooms; large split-level living-room, south-facing garden, dining-room, fully-equipped kitchen; bathroom with bidet and w.c.; shower-room with w.c. Available 6 weeks, 22 July--2 Sept. Price negotiable. Tel.: Oxford 725193.

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Accommodation Offered

Bed-and-breakfast available in the warm comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple in exclusive leafy central North Oxford; within easy walking distance of the city centre and all main university buildings; a stone's throw from the river, parks, excellent pubs and restaurants and a 9--9 corner shop.All rooms have colour TV, microwave, tea- and coffee-making facilities, c.h., and independent heating. Refrigerators available. Very moderate terms. Tel./fax: Oxford 557879, mobile: 0374 434489.

Very spacious west-facing room with balcony, Woodstock Road. Ideal for city centre, Radcliffe Infirmary, and University. Non-smoker. Available now until 30 June 1998. £80 p.w. Tel./fax: Oxford 513688.

Superb new hotel, 1.5 miles from city centre. 16 en suite bedrooms; telephone, TV with Sky, fridge, kitchenette, mini-bar. Parking. Tourist Board---highly commended; RAC---highly acclaimed; AA---4 Qs. Single £59.50, double/twin £69.50, per room per night. Discounts for long-stay guests. Marlborough House Hotel, 321 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7NY, tel.: Oxford 311321, fax: 515329, e-mail: enquiries@marlbhouse.win-uk.net, Web site: http://www.oxlink.co.uk/oxford/hotels/marlborough.html.

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Accommodation Sought

Senior visiting fellow at Wadham seeks 1 or 2-bedroom flat for Michaelmas Term 1998. Oxford contact: W.E.S. Thomas, tel.: Oxford 557972, e-mail: tball@polisci.umn.edu.

Visiting US Anthropology professor, spouse, and well-behaved son (18)---tidy, quiet, responsible, non-smoking and non-drinking family---seek furnished accommodation to rent from 15 Aug. (or 1 Sept.)--31 Dec. 1998. Preferably near central Oxford, but Summertown, Headington, and Botley readily considered. Need 2 bedrooms, study area, and kitchen. Dates can be flexible. Local contact: Mr Paul Kerry, St John's College, tel.: Oxford 559288, e-mail: paul.kerry@st-johns.oxford.ac.uk.

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management is 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: Oxford 764533, fax us: 764777, or e-mail us: info@qbman.co.uk. Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and see how we could be marketing your property.

Cottage wanted by female Oxford Academic for 2--4 weeks, end June/early July. Preferably in Brill, or village south-east of Oxford. Please e-mail: lucycarp@enter.uu.imul.com.

Three-bedroom furnished flat or house sought by academic couple with 2 children (11 and 9), visiting Wolfson College; early Aug.--mid Jan. 1999. Preferably North Oxford. Reply to Prof. David Wood, Law Faculty, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia. Tel.: +61 3 9344 6192, fax: 9347 2392, e-mail: d.wood@law.unimelb.edu.au.

Visiting academic seeks 2-bedroom furnished flat to rent, 22 June--5 Aug., preferably close to Pembroke/St Peter's. Wife and child (3 years) visiting part time. Non-smokers, local references available. James Basker, Columbia University, tel.: 212 531 3732, fax: 663 9169, e-mail: oxbadmin@interport.com.

Academic couple with 2 young children planning a 1 year sabbatical in Oxford from November 1998 seeks furnished 3-bedroom house with garden, preferably in North-central Oxford, but other locations considered. Monthly rental up to £800. Local references available. Contact Dr Quentin Sattentau, 9 Traverse des Zephyrs, 13007 Marseille, France, tel./fax: +33 491 26 9494, e-mail: sattenta@ciml.univ-mrs.fr.

Finders Keepers specialises in managing your home or investment. We have celebrated 25 years in Oxford letting and managing properties---try us first! Many of our landlords have remained with us since we opened and are delighted with our service---why not pop in and read their comments? Contact Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE. Tel.: Oxfordd 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk, Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

American visiting fellow, spouse, and boys 12 and 14 seek fully-furnished 3- or 4-bedroom house in Oxford or environs, from 19 June through 20 Aug. 1998. Children will be present for 3 weeks only. Please contact in USA: D. Matthews, 6514 Kalama Road, Kapaa, Hawaii 96746, tel.: 808 821 0479, fax: 808 821 1193, e-mail: dbm@aloha.net.

Mallams Residential Letting is well placed to help with your letting and management requirements. Based in Summertown, we offer a professional service tailored to your individual requirements. If you are thinking of letting your property, please call us. Tel.: Oxford 311006, fax: 311977.

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Accommodation Exchange

Summer, Paris: flat exchange for a family. History/French teacher offers large, well-situated flat in Paris 14 (inc. parking) for exchange with house (with garden, if possible) in Oxford, 27 June--17 Jul. Mme Zographos, tel.: 00 33 1 45 40 72 66 (eve.).

House exchange, UK--California/Mediterranean. Two-week period between late July and late Aug. Traditional, well-renovated house (main part is 18th-c.) in centre of Eynsham village, 6 miles to Oxford with excellent bus service. Four bedrooms, sitting-room, dining-room. We (academic couple, 14 year-old daughter, 2 year-old son) seek suitably-sized house not too far from the sea. Tel.: 00 44 865 880142 (home), 483951 (work), fax: 483937 (FAO: Jeremy MacClancy), e-mail: jmacclancy@brookes.ac.uk.

Vancouver family (Univ. of British Columbia professor, wife, and 5-year-old daughter) seeks to trade houses with another (non-smoking) family for approx. 3-month period, Apr.--Aug. 1999. We have a lovely, spacious California-style house, 5 minutes from UBC, 15 minutes from the downtown, 20 minutes from Vancouver International Airport, and a short block to a beautiful sandy beach (Spanish Banks) and other recreational amenities. We would need a house or large flat, in Oxford or close by, with reasonably good access to public transport. Dr T.A. Hutton, 4554 Belmont Avenue, Vancouver, V6R 1C4, British Columbia, Canada. Tel.: 604 228 9592, fax: 604 822 6164.

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Visiting academic (with children 9 and 13) seeks 2/3-bedroom furnished house or flat, inside ring road, central preferred. Sept. 1998--Mar. 1999. Can exchange 4(+)-bedroom luxury home with large private pool and amenities in Phoenix, Arizona. Fax: 0101 602 5436004, e-mail john.corrigan@asu.edu.

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Holiday Lets

French Massif Central: beautiful big family house to rent; sleeps 8. Five bedrooms, living-room with fireplace, playing room wtih piano, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, fully equipped and furnished, telephone, no TV. In a wonderful area, views, hamlet 5 minutes' drive to La Bourboule, 1 hour drive to Clermont Ferrand airport. 4,000 francs p.w. July, Aug. Mme. Zographos, tel.: 00 33 1 45 40 72 66 (eve.).

Flat in central St Petersburg, 10 minutes' walk from the Hermitage, could take 3 people. Available after mid-July. £100 p.w. For further information (and about cheap flights) contact Derek Parfit, All Souls College. Tel.: Oxford (2)79282 (afternoon/eve.), e-mail: derek.parfit@all-souls.ox.ac.uk.

South-west France (Tarn et Garonne): traditionally-restored farmhouse and outbuildings in peaceful hilltop hamlet with fine views over unspoilt countryside, close to medieval market town on river Aveyron. Sleeps 8+. Small pool; large south-facing garden with some shade. Available Aug. Tel.: 0118 987 3095.

Enjoy a holiday in a charming villa or cottage on the islands of Skopelos, Skiathos, and Alonissos. Many with enclosed yards and close to the sea. Weekly prices start from £76 per person in May. For brochure, tel.: 0030 424 22947, fax: 424 23057, e-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr.

Burgundy (Morvan National Park): 19th-c. stone cottage in quiet hamlet. Sleeps 5+. Enclosed front and rear gardens backing onto own large meadow with streams. Spacious sitting-room, 2 double bedrooms, study, bathroom, fully-equipped kitchen, washing machine, c.h., telephone, log fires. Ideal for peace and quiet, walking, swimming in nearby lakes, wine-tasting and sight-seeing in Burgundy (half hour from Vézelay and Avallon). Available 9 Aug.--3 Sept. £250 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 556626.

Fisherman's cottage on the saewall at Newport, Pembrokeshire. A family holiday home, child- and dog-friendly; the front door opens onto the coastal path and beach with wonderful views across the estuary. Good for sailing, walking, and golf. Electric heaters and open fires. Sleeps 6. Good local shops and restuarants. Rates (inc. electricity) from £115--£290 p.w. or £25 per night off-season. Tel.: Oxford 714943.

Umbria, Italy: luxury flat in tranquil rural setting. Sleeps 2--4. Large terrace, private garden, stunning views. Perugia 15 minutes, Assisi 30 minutes, Florence and Siena 2 hours. Tel.: 01252 877155 (eve.).

Provencal fortified farmhouse in tiny rural village surrounded by lavender fields offers B&B or half-board. There is also a 3-bedroom apartment with kitchenette and sitting-room---ideal for writer/artist or academic on sabatical leave; short or long stays possible. Contact Karolyn Kauntze, Montsalier, 04150 Banon, France. Tel./fax: 00 33 4 92 73 23 61.

Verona outskirts: in exceptionally beautiful 15th-c. villa, self-contained ground-floor flat; large double bed-sitting, kitchen/dining and bath rooms; garden area; parking; frequent buses from door to city centre. £300 p.w., inc. services and weekly cleaning. Available from 1 May, except Aug. Tel.: 00 39 452 6499, or (Moore) 01844 238247.

Fethiye, Turkey: new apartments 5 minutes to beach sleeping max. 4; pool, bar/restaurant, entertainments; English/Turkish owners. From only £140 p.w. per apartment. Tel./fax: 01202 737202.

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Houses for Sale

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. One half share offered in beautiful holiday chalet on quiet managed countryside site at Roch near Newgale and St Davids. Miles of golden beaches, abundant wildlife, clear seas, and lovely villages. Tenby, Pembroke, and Haverfordwest within easy reach. Two bedrooms, lounge, kitchenette, bathroom. Fully equipped. Freehold. Unique opportunity. £7,550. Contact Dr Ian Brown, tel.: Oxford 798379 or 01978 821090.

Luxury 2-bedroom apartment at the top of a Victorian house in Summertown, affording splendid views of Wytham woods. First-quality workmanship and original features, inc. spacious sitting-room, dining-room, kitchen, bathroom, and cloakroom. Offers above £180,000. Tel.: Oxford 510362.

Three-bedroom Victorian terrace house in East Oxford, close to city centre and near bus route. Sitting-room, kitchen-diner, large cellar and roof space. Gas c.h. with new boiler. Good decorative condition. £110,000. Tel.: 01404 841591 (eve.).

Cottage for sale in France: Montsoreau, near Saumur. Superb view over the Loire in an attractive small village near shops. Downstairs: large living-room/kitchen, bedroom, washroom/toilet, shower, workroom/storage space. Upstairs: large bedroom with study area, en suite bathroom/shower/toilet. Attic (could be developed); double cellar cut into hillside. Vacant possession. £30,000 o.n.o. Contact Prof. and Mrs B. P. Reardon, 6 Impasse des Jonquilles, 14780 Lion-sur-Mer. Tel./fax: +33 2 31 36 08 56, e-mail: bryan.reardon@wanadoo.fr.

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Properties for sale at Oxford Waterside

Central North Oxford/Jericho. Classically styled homes built by nationally renowned quality house-builders, Berkeley Homes. Properties available include: 2-bedroom apartments from £118,500; 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom houses from £169,500; 4-bedroom, 3-storey houses with garages from £275,000. Marketing suite and show homes open daily, 10 a.m.--5 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 311449, or 726000/515000 (joint selling agents, Savills and Thomas Merrifield).

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