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Prints of the Night

A selling exhibition of artists' etchings and engravings. Night scenes 1508--1997. Works by Durer, Rembrandt, Pissarro, Munch, and many others. Organised by Elizabeth Harvey-Lee at Sanders of Oxford, 104 the High, Oxford. Open daily, 10 a.m.--6 p.m., 16--25 May.

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The Ladies Looking Glass

Shinead Pratschke, Amanda Boyd, Louis Mott, Diana Moore, and Christopher Gould will perform songs from Purcell, Vaughan Williams, Elgar, Noel Coward, and others. Fri., 5 June, 7.30 p.m. at the Yolande Paterson Hall, Farringdon Road, Abingdon. Tickets £8.50 (adults), £6 (students/concessions). Contact 01235 532012.

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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

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

Elusive book? Let us find it for you. Any subject, out of print or antiquarian. No charge if not found. Further details from Elusive Books, 45 Wilsdon Way, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1TY. Tel.: Oxford 460351 or 460352.

JBA Secretarial and Office Services: word processing; spreadsheets---Excel 5.0; presentations---Powerpoint; sales and purchase ledger; PAYE; e-mail and Internet. Contact Jean Bennett, 5 Lenthal, Bletchingdon, Kidlington, Oxon OX5 3EB. Tel.: 01869 350655, e-mail: JBennett11@compuserve.com.

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine import old and new Persian carpets from Iran and sell direct to the public. We usually also have a good selection of hand-knotted rugs and runners from Turkey, Afghanistan, and China. Our Beluch tribal camel/tent bags make splendid cushions. Come and browse without obligation. Low prices, special offers, home trial. First class repairs and cleaning. Usual business hours are 10 a.m.--6 p.m., Mon.--Sat. Ring first or just drop in. Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, North Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 559396.

Personal Computer Consultants: we offer expert advice and tuition for both hardware and software. On-site service at home or in the office. We provide upgrades for most computers or alternatively we will supply or source hardware or software to your requirements. For a quality service matched with competitive prices, contact Chris Lewis. Tel./fax: Oxford 461333.

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+. 3.5" and 5.25" 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).

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.

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 specialises 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.

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Domestic Services

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

English tuition required for recently-arrived Czech au pair. He already has a reasonable grasp of the language, but needs help with grammar, vocabulary, etc. Reliable and affordable tuition is sought. Would suit graduate student with TEFL qualification. Contact Kay Honner, tel.: Oxford 438655.

Pembroke College: Development Office Secretary. Enthusiastic, energetic, and self-motivated person required to fill key role in busy friendly office. Good sense of humour a must! An ideal opportunity for someone seeking to work in a development office environment. The right person will be flexible, show initiative, possess a good range of administrative/secretarial skills, and be willing to work in all areas of the office. Training will be provided for Raiser's Edge (database). Hours: 37.5 p.w. Salary: University Clerical and Library Grade C3. Further particulars available from Mrs Gloria Mundy, Development Office, Pembroke College, Oxford OX1 1DW. Applications close: 28 May.

Oxford University Museum of Natural History: Data Input Clerk. OUMNH requires a data input clerk for 1 year (fixed term) to enter written records of the Museum's collections onto computer databases. Applicants should demonstrate fast and accurate keyboard skills and a familiarity with Windows-based software. A knowledge of the Natural Sciences is desirable. Because of the repetitive nature of the work, and the essential requirement for accuracy, a meticulous and conscientious approach to the job is vital. Salary (clerical grade C2) £9,117--£10,881. Part-time applications considered (salary pro rata). Requests for further particulars, and written applications (with c.v. and the names and addresses of 2 referees) to: the Administrator, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW. Applications close: 12 June; interviews: 22 June; post begins July or early Aug.

Oxford University Museum of Natural History: part-time IT Officer; 20 hours p.w. (distribution flexible), 6 month fixed-term post (maternity leave). IT professional required to provide day-to-day IT support and trouble-shooting, and take responsibility for the purchase and installation of computer equipment. The post-holder will have the ability to plan and manage their own work schedule. An ability to communicate with non IT personnel is important, and a knowledge of word-processing, spreadsheet, database, and electronic mail software is essential. An understanding of the university-wide ethernet network would be useful. Salary (academic-related research staff grade 1A) £15,159--£22,785 p.a. (pro rata). Requests for further particulars, and applications (with full c.v. and names and addresses of 2 referees) to: the Administrator, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, tel.: (2)72966, fax: (2)72970. Applications close: 29 May; interviews: 8 June; post begins 1 July or as soon as possible thereafter.

Author/academic with failing eyesight but great sense of humour seeks someone to read to him twice a week, for about 2 hours per session, for a negotiable fee. A lively interest in health, the media, books, and the cinema would be helpful. Please tel.: Oxford 248403.

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Houses to Let

North Abingdon: 5-bedroom, detached house; available fully-furnished or unfurnished. Large sitting-room, dining-room, study, 2.5 bathrooms, gas c.h., garage, gardener included. Very convenient for bus to Oxford. Available 1 Sept. for 12--13 months. £1,200 p.m. (negotiable). Tel.: 01235 523340 (answerphone).

Close to Oxford centre: large 3/4-bedroom family house with spacious ground-floor accommodation and off-road parking. Available fully furnished for long or short lets, for £900 p.c.m., exc. bills. Also available is a self-contained, 1-bedroom flat, for £450 p.c.m. Can let `as a whole' for £1,200 p.c.m. Lee and Lindars, tel.: Oxford 308855, fax: 308859.

Unfurnished cottage in beautiful, quiet, rural setting six miles south-east of central Oxford. Spacious and unusual, it has 2 sitting rooms, 3 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroon, and garden. Available from 18 June 1998. £710 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 343478.

Eynsham: semi-detached house in quiet sul-de-sac with ample parking. 2.5 bedrooms (half is used as study), bathroom, kitchen, lounge, small dining-room, entrance hall, cloakroom. Fully furnished, inc. linen and kitchen utensils. Gas c.h. and water. Excellent 15--20 minute bus service to Oxford. Suit visiting academic couple. Available Sept. 1998--Easter 1999 (dates negotiable). Lease agreement must be signed. £350 p.m. (inc. Council Tax and water rate) and all costs (eg. telephone, gas, electricity). Contact Prof. Margaret Marker (before end May), tel.: Oxford 883916.

Walk to colleges: furnished central North Oxford house, available 15 Sept. for 1 year or less. Walk to colleges, train station, bus station. Near Port Meadow. Recently redecorated; desks, filing cabinets, several large closets; secluded garden; 2.5 bathrooms; c.h.; washing machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes; 2 bicyles. Suit visiting academics. £950 p.m. (2 bedrooms), £1,250 p.m. (3 bedrooms; includes bedsit with separate entrance). Contact (Canada) A. Gaston, tel.: 613 745 1368, fax: 745 0299, e-mail: Tony.Gaston@EC.GC.CA. Local contact: J. Mackrell (eve.), tel.: Oxford 775567 or (27 May--1 June) 553679.

Headington, Derwent Avenue. Unfurnished semi-detached house suitable for professional family. Three bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen with washing machine, bathroom, gas c.h., garage, gardens. Near JR Hospital, direct bus to city centre. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 762436 (eve.).

North Oxford : well-furnished family house to let in St Margaret's area. Four bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, garden. Available Aug./Sept. 1998--July 1999. £1,150 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)70209 or 513540.

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. 1998--Jan. 1999, shorter or longer period considered. Suit visiting academics. £925 p.c.m., inc. Council Tax. Tel.: Oxford 722630.

Available beginning July for 6--12 months plus: 3/4 attractive Victorian terrace house, central North Oxford. Suit family. Three double bedrooms, 28-foot sitting-room, bathroom, kitchen/diner. £950 p.c.m. Well-equipped. Gas c.h., street parking permit available. Write to 123 South Avenue, Abingdon, Oxon. Tel.: Oxford 559911.

St Ebbe's, in new development near the river and 5 minutes from Carfax. Terrace house, fully furnished: 2 bedrooms, open plan ground floor, fitted kitchen, c.h., telephone, sunny garden with parking space. Available 1 Sept. (or possibly earlier) for long let. £600 p.c.m., plus bills and Council Tax. Suit visiting academic. Mr Braithwaite, tel.: Oxford 244637 (agent).

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

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, e-mail: paul.klemperer@nuffield.ox.ac.uk.

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.

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

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.

Large 1-bedroom flat on first floor; furnished. Fully-equipped kitchen, small study, bathroom with shower, utilities, c.h., parking, and communal gardens. In quiet surroundings south of Summertown. Suit single person or couple. Available early June. £625 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 514340.

Grandpont (Abingdon Road): Carfax 0.5 mile, river Thames 0.25 mile. Unusual ground floor flat in Victorian house. Self contained; unfurnished; fully renovated/redecorated. Open fireplaces; gas c.h.; wood or quarry tile floor throughout. Large bedroom/study (18' x 14'), living-room (13' x 12'), kitchen, large hall, bathroom/shower, w.c. Garden access. No smokers/large pets. Good references required. £500 p.c.m., plus bills, for long let. Available mid-June. Dr J. Price, tel.: Oxford 727770.

Newly-refubished flat with own car parking space, near city centre. Superb architect design. One double and 1 single bedroom, spacious well-fitted kitchen, bathroom, sitting/dining-room, new fittings throughout, patio. Available immediately to excellent tenants with good references. £700 p.c.m. Flexible short-term rental available by arrangement. Tel.: 311557 or 0797 016566, fax: 311527.

Luxurious well-lit apartment on 2 floors, central North Oxford, near Port Meadow. Convenient for university, schools, shops. Three bedrooms (2 double, 1 single), sitting-room, dining room, modern well-equipped kitchen, 2 luxury bathrooms (1 with separate shower). Small terrace and paved, well-stocked garden. Beautifully furnished and decorated, carpeted throughout. Gas c.h., washing machine, drier, dishwasher, 2 telephones, TV points. £1,450 p.m. Families only. Available from mid-July. Tel.: Oxford 559614.

North and central North Oxford: 1- and 2-bedroom apartments, fully furnished to high standard; good security, off-street parking, a variety of sizes and available dates. From £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.

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Accommodation Offered

Cat-friendly, non-smoking tenant sought. North Oxford, second floor furnished flat, shared staircase: sitting-room (with futon), bedroom, galley kitchen, shower-room, phone (separate line) £430 p.c.m., inc. heating. Available 1 June. Tel.: Oxford 515642.

St Clements. Available 1 June: comfortable self-contained basement studio flat. Own bathroom and kitchen; telephone, fax, washing machine, microwave; fully-equipped; use of garage. £475 p.m., inc. gas, electricity, and Council Tax. Available now: attractive single room with own shower and basin, use of kitchen. £220 p.c.m., inc. bills. Non-smoking woman preferred. Tel.: Oxford 721052.

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.

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Summer Lets

Fully-furnished 2-bedroom house, close to city centre; garden overlooks River Thames; reserved parking space. Available 6 July–26 Sept. £250 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 791988.

Four-storey Victorian town house to let in Oxford, 1--29 Aug. Sleeps 4/5. All mod. cons. Small sunny garden to Oxford canal. Close to city centre and river Thames. Bikes, rowing boat. Feed 2 cats and water plants. Tel.: Oxford 557133, e-mail: sledwith@brookes.ac.uk.

Holiday accommodation: attractive and comfortable, 10 minutes to city centre, in quiet road, central North Oxford, near water meadows. Well equipped, sleeps 6/7. Available July, Aug., and Sept. Write to 123 South Avenue, Abingdon, Oxon. Tel.: Oxford 559911.

Summer, London: academic's very attractive Victorian house, with garden. London Borough of Greenwich. All mod. cons. Under 10 minutes' walk from station. Good for writing---lovely study---or researching in London. Not really suitable for children. Available from mid-July--end Aug. (some flexibility). Only £100 p.w., inc. utilities, though telephone is extra. For details, tel.: 0181 855 3721.

Exquisite part of Georgian stable block in beautiful Cotswold village near Burford. Two bedrooms, open fireplace, lots of light and beautiful views, surrounded by NT woods and rivers. Available fully equipped, 24 July--4 Sept. 1998. £200 p.w. Tel.: 01451 844829, fax: Oxford 794652.

Idyllic cottage, Islip. Wonderful 4-bedroom stone cottage with lots of character in lovely rural village only 10 minutes' drive from North Oxford. Impressive `Shaker' kitchen with marble worktops and dining area overlooking pretty rear garden which backs onto a stream. TV, video, etc. Sleeps 7/8. £1,700 p.m. Available 25 July--4 Sept. Tel.: Finders Keepers, Oxford 311011, or e-mail us, oxford@finders.co.uk, for any short let requirement.

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Accommodation Sought

Academic married couple (Medicine, English) seeks flat/house to house sit or rent in Oxford area, Jan.--Sept. 1999 during fellowships. No children or pets; non-smokers; tidy; references provided. Tel.: 0191 265 6341 (after 20 Sept. 456 0898), e-mail: 100653.404@compuserve.com.

House rental sought, 3/4 bedrooms. From 1 July for a year (or possibly 1 summer and 1 academic year rental). Anywhere in city considered. Contact Stella Tillyard, tel.: 0039 55 4685594 (day) or 0039 55 5002335 (eve.), e-mail: brewer@datacomm.iue.it.

Canadian professor, wife, and highly responsible teenage son require quiet accommodation from Sept. 1998, for up to 11 months. Local references available. Piano an asset. Maximum £750 p.c.m. Might consider non-furnished for significantly lower rent. Fax (Canada): 403 492 9234, e-mail: Reuben.Kaufman@ualberta.ca.

Visiting academic from New Zealand requires furnished accommodation for self, wife, and daughter (age 7); late Nov. 1998--July 1999. Especially Headington, but anywhere considered. Reply to Dr R. Phillips, History, Auckland University, Private Bag 92019, Auckland. E-mail: rt.phillips@auckland.ac.nz.

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.

Academic couple with 2 young children planning a 1 year sabbatical in Oxford from Nov. 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.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk, Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Holiday Lets

Tuscany: 180 hectar, award-winning wine farm, formally Machiavelli property, half hour from central Florence but far from the madding crowd, offers newly-restored farm houses and apartments for short and longer-term rentals. Fattoria Corzano and Paterno, San Casciano VP, fax: 00 39 55 8249 120, e-mail: pgklpoggio@ftbcc.it.

Andalucia: house or part of house to let in magical Medieval village with stunning landscape. Our house is at the front of the village with unobstructed views past Gibralter and the Mediterranean to the Rif mountains of Morocco. Excellent walking and bird-watching. Visit Granada, Cordoba, Ronda, Seville, Cadiz, and Morocco. Prices range from £85--£365 p.w., per suite. Reduction for long let. Dr Campbell, tel.: Oxford 513935, e-mail: l.lustgarten@soton.ac.uk, for brochure.

South Shropshire, near Ludlow: 3-bedroom terrace holiday cottage with fabulous views over south Shropshire hills. Full of antiques and interesting objects. Perfect for exploring Welsh Marches. Dishwasher and microwave; garden. £220 p.w. during term time, £250 p.w. during vacation. 3 keys commended by tourist board. Contact William Longrigg, tel.: 0171 203 5090 (day) or 350 1435 (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 Vezelay and Avallon). Available 9 Aug.--3 Sept. £250 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 556626.

Fisherman's cottage on the seawall 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.

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Houses for Sale

Charming, unique property in Normandy. Beautiful hamlet set in rural estate of 7 hectares in the heart of Flaubert's Normandy; 20km from Rouen and Dieppe, 120km from Paris. Private tree-lined drive, lovely views over protected open fields. Complete privacy and tranquility. Beautiful grounds landscaped with woodlands; large orchard; well-maintained garden. Main house: early 19th-c. small manor house. Four bedrooms, spacious dining hall with magnificent fire place, large family kitchen with wood-burning stove. Sympathetically modernised but unspoilt, with many original features. Other buildings: 17th-c. hafl-timbered cottage---spacious open-plan accommodation; 17th-c. half-timbered former vicarage---unrestored, suitable for modernisation; 17th-c. traditional farm building---suitable for conversion. All the above have a sound roof and outer fabric. The property of a French professor. £170,000 o.n.o. Viewing by arrangement. Tel.: Oxford 242692.

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.).

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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). n

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