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The Oxford Greek Plays

Oxford University Classical Drama Society present Iphigenia at Aulis by Euripides (performed in Greek) and The Birds by Aristophanes (performed in a new English adaptation). Dates: 27–30 Jan. (second week), times: 2.30 p.m./7.30 p.m. (2.30 p.m./8 p.m. Friday), at the Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford (Box Office tel.: Oxford 798600). Tickets £8, £9, £10.

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Balliol College Medical Society

Balliol College Medical Society presents Samuel Shem, author of the contraversial novel The House of God, speaking on `How to stay human in Medicine: the House of God and Mount Misery'. Thur. 28 Jan., 6.30 p.m., in the Small Lecture Theatre, the Academic Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital.

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Oxford Chamber Music Society

Hilary Term Concerts: 31 Jan., 8 p.m., Guarneri Trio Prague (works by Beethoven, Shostakovich and Suk); 7 Mar., 2.45 p.m., Schubert Ensemble of London (works by Fauré, Martin Butler, and Schubert). Holywell Music Room. Tickets £10 (concessions £4).

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Tutor Sought

A-level Geography tutor sought (London Board) for extra tuition and advice on essay writing. References please. Tel.: Oxford 513704 (evenings).

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Car Parking

Car parking space in central Oxford. Lockable space close to the central multi-storey car park. Available 1 year on competitive terms. Contact Styles and Whitlock, tel.: Oxford 244637.

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Tuition Offered

Psychoanalytic Observational Studies. Applications are invited for the Tavistock-model Oxford Observation Course. This includes a two-year infant observation, a two-year young child observation, work discussion, and theoretical seminars. Part-time, largely evening-based, modular course, conducted in small groups; can lead to Postgraduate Diploma/MA from the Tavistock clinic/University of East London. For details and application form, please contact Andrea Watson, 12 Rectory Road, Oxford OX4 1BW, tel.: Oxford 243491. Application should be made before 31 May.

Singing lessons. Highly-experienced singing teacher has a few vacancies for new students. All levels from beginner to advanced. Coaching to Diploma level and Music College entry as well as singing for fun! contact Mary, tel.: Oxford 512964.

Medical seminar for 14–16 year-olds hoping to go into medicine, and their parents. Highly interactive seminar/workshop with specialist contributors including medical practicioners, academic medics, and careers advisers. For details, contact Pat Harris at d'Overbroeck's College, tel.: Oxford 310000.

English tuition given by Oxford- educated, female, native English speaker; experienced at teaching individually or in small groups. Also French to GCSE. Dr D. Martin, tel.: Oxford 559061, e-mail: djcm@aol.com.

Piano lessons: experienced teacher; adults and children. All grades. Beginners welcome. Contact Miss P. Read BA (Hons) LRAM. Tel.: Oxford (Jericho) 510904.

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Services Offered

Tax advice. Ex-KPMG Chartered Accountant specialises in assisting professionals and small businesses with tax problems including self-assesment. Convenient North Oxford premises. To receive further information, please tel.: Oxford 513381, or e-mail: 100430.145@compuserve.com.

North Oxford Therapy. Confidential consultation. Anxiety, depression, eating disorders, life goals, phobias, smoking, stress, trauma, deep hypno- relaxation. Deeply-relaxing `hypno-massage'. Analytical therapist. Massage by Revive. Initial consultation free. Michael Minns DMS, DHP, MHPG. Tel.: Oxford 556368.

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. Contact Jacquie Gordon, tel./fax: 01531 822743.

Shipping? Abyssinia to Zanzibar, New York to Newmarket. Today, tomorrow, next week? All the best options are at Mail Boxes Etc. Will collect from college, home, factory, or elsewhere. Also 24-hour photocopying, secure mailboxes, computer workstation, high-grade colour photocopying, faxing, laminating, binding, etc. 266 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7DL. Contact Justin Brookes. Tel.: Oxford 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com.

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 now supply our range of personally-built to your own specifications K Tec computers. We will also supply or source software to match your requirements. For a quality service matched with competitive prices, contact Chris Lewis, tel.: Oxford 461222, fax: 461333.

Town and Country Trees: professional tree surgeons. All aspects of arboriculture undertaken including orchard and shrub pruning, planting, hedge trimming, stump grinding, etc. Quality work at competitive prices. We are fully insured. For a free quotation, call Paul Hodkinson. Tel.: 01869 351540.

Document editing services. Theses, research papers, conference papers, and all kinds of documents and projects edited by experienced freelance copy-editor. Tel.: Oxford 559061, e-mail: djcm@aol.com.

Cross Counties Counselling Consultation Service. Treating all ages; individuals/families/groups/couples. Specializing: trauma (PTSD), depression, life crisis, relationships, anxiety, eating disorders, abuse, school-related problems, career/personal development issues. Locations: N. Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Swindon. Barbera A. Martino, BA, MSW, CTS, CQSW. Prin. Cons. Psychotherapist (UK/USA). International tel./fax: 44 01386 438010. Free half hour consultation with treatment.

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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.

Czech Au Pair: Michaela seeks au pair position with friendly family or disabled person. She speaks fairly good English, plans to attend college, and seeks a 1-year placement. She has first aid training, and neither smokes nor drives. Available shortly. M.L. Au Pairs. I may be offering therapy, so please leave a message (tel.: Oxford 556368) or e-mail: michael.minns@talk21.com.

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Situations Vacant

Library Assistant (full-time). You will need previous experience of library and audio-visual work, and to be able to deal with young people from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Strong IT skills would be a distinct advantage. Starting salary in range £10,881–£12.595, to be linked to an established scale. contributory pension, 22 days' holiday, free lunches. For further details, please contact Maria Andrews, Office Manager, St Clare's, Oxford, 139 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7AL. Tel.: Oxford 552031, fax: 310002. Applications close: Mon. 15 Feb.

Office Manager for overseas study programme. Age 25–30, familiarity with Oxford University preferred. Send c.v. to Dr Richardson, Flat 8, Tennyson Lodge, Paradise Square, Oxford OX1 1UD.

Academic Adviser (part-time) to arrange tutorials for overseas study programme. Oxford graduate, age 25–30 years preferred. £12–£14 per hour. Send c.v. to Dr Richardson, Flat 8, Tennyson Lodge, Paradise Square, Oxford OX1 1UD.

Enthusiastic singers required. Two hours weekly. Modest stipend. The City Church of Oxford. Bolster your student grant. Cornmarket Street. Tel.: Oxford 559485.

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Houses to Let

Two-bedroom house in central North Oxford, very close to Green College. Beautifully furnished and very well equipped, with landscaped garden and off-street parking. This is a real jewel of a house! Non-smokers only, please. Available from 1 Feb. 1999 initially until 1 Sept. 1999, but can then be available for another year. Tel.: Oxford 511382, fax: 316245.

Dorchester-on-Thames. sixteenth-century house, originally coaching inn, grade 2 listed building; furnished. Very large lounge/diner, large kitchen/breakfast room, 3 bedrooms, bathroom with w.c., shower room with w.c., utility. Outside: coaching archway, small backyard, cottage garden. In a beautiful village with post office, restaurants, pubs, village shop (late opening); Thames walks; Wittenham Clumps; Iron-Age fort. Available to end 1999. £1,250 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 722250.

Cassington easy reach of Oxford and motorway. Three-bedroom cottage. Furnished. Gas c.h. Garden and garage. Available now, £700 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 728597, fax: 794606.

Pleasant flat available end Feb. in Great Milton. One bedroom, bathroom, large living-room, kitchen, separate w.c., view over garden, small courtyard. Suit quiet tenant, Regret unsuitable for children or pets. References please. Tel.: 01844 279202 (evenings).

Central/North Oxford : well-presented, furnished, terrace house. Two double bedrooms, sitting- room, dining-room, kitchen/breakfast room, bathroom with shower, garden. Available immediately to end Mar. Ideal for visiting academic. £925 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 798738.

Short term holiday/lets in Witney, 12 miles from Oxford. Fully-furnished/equipped cottages in town centre, convenient for Cotswold touring. Good frequent bus service into Oxford. Tel.: 01993 703035, fax: 771014.

North Oxford furnished bungalow to let to visiting academic couple, available for 2 months from 22 Mar. Two bedrooms (two others to remain closed), 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast, utility, bathroom, shower room, garden. £700 p.c.m. plus utilities. Tel.: Oxford 558790, or fax (All Souls College): (2)79299.

Terrece house in East Oxford, available late Mar.–July; fully furnished and equipped. Two bedrooms, study, bathroom, living/dining-room, kitchen. £550 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)77375, e-mail: charles.batty@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

Two-bedroom, Victorian, terrace house; Iffley Fields. Artists' house; great character, interesting decor, c.h., mod. cons. Two reception rooms, large kitchen, bathroom, garden. Quiet, friendly neighbourhood. Available now, any period 2–6 months. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 246146.

Sunny Victorian terrace house, Iffley Fields. Two reception (period fireplaces), modern kitchen and bathroom, second w.c., large double bedroom, bedroom/study (double sofa-bed), utilities cellar, antiques, period pine features, nice garden. Suit couple, no children. Available late Mar. through Sept. 1999, rent £750 p.m. including council tax. Tel.: Oxford 798069 or 01873 810982, e-mail: ayers@wadham.oxford.ac.uk.

Two-bedroom house in central North Oxford, very close to Green College. Beautifully furnished and very well equipped, with landscaped garden and off-street parking. This is a real jewel of a house! Non-smokers only, please. Available from 1 Feb. 1999 initially until 1 Sept. 1999, but can then be available for another year.

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, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk; Internet site: http://www.finders.co.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.

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Flats to Let

Jericho: excellent, furnished, first- floor flat in prime location. Double bedroom, bathroom, large sitting-room/dining-room/kitchen. Shared use of garden. Garage if required. Available immediately. Suit non-smoking professionals; no children. £715 p.c.m. including heating and lighting. Tel.: Oxford 310800.

Headington: fully-furnished, comfortable, self-contained flat available to postgraduate or professional with shorthold lease of 6 months or more. Separate entrance, with own parking if required. Very convenient for hospitals, Brookes and Oxford Universities, and central Oxford. One double bedroom, bathroom, sitting-room/kitchenette. Combi gas hot water and c.h. Washing machine and tumble-drier, electric cooker, microwave, deep-freeze. Own gas and electricity meters, and telephone. References essential. Rent £520 p.c.m. Please tel.: Oxford 768925 or 0181 341 3076.

Park Town flat for married couple or single person. Self-contained, centrally-heated throughout, comprising double bedroom, sitting-room, kitchenette with electric cooker and fridge, bathroom with shower. Telephone available. Attractively furnished; 1 mile from Carfax; very quiet house. Please phone for interview, or fax. Tel./fax: Oxford 557400.

Elegant 1-bedroom ground-floor flat in St Margaret's Road, central North Oxford. Double bedroom, large sitting-room, kitchen and bathroom. fully furnished; washing machine; gas c.h. Use of charming shared garden. Available from 1 Feb. 1999; let 6 months or longer preferred. £725 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 343384.

Luxurious 2-bedroom flat in 18th-c. Woodstock; c.h., phone, washing machine, spin-drier, etc. Long or short lease. £650 p.c.m. Available now. Tel.: 01993 811488.

Flat in Victorian house, Iffley Road, 1 mile city centre. Large sitting-room/kitchen, bedroom, bath/shower. Rent to include council tax, hot water, some c.h. £460 p.c.m. (low because not self-contained in daytime). Tel.: 01869 350372.

Central London: London University professor seeks academic tenant to rent superb large 2- bedroom flat in sought-after area of Notting Hill. Available spring/summer 1999 to autumn 2000. Rent negotiable to right tenant. Tel.: 0171 727 9750.

Unique character first-floor flat in St Clement's area of Oxford, high-quality modern conversion; bright, sunny, and spacious; very short walk to city centre, colleges, parks and river. Two bedrooms, bathroom, utility/store-room, fully-equipped kitchen, large sitting/dining-room with coal-effect fireplace. Fully furnished including washing machine, refrigerator, microwave; gas c.h.; residents' parking; secure bike space; courtyard; quiet leafy outlook. Suit visiting academic/postgrad, or professional. Available now. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: 01600 860638.

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings, and parks, and very close to the river. Available now for short/long let. Two exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable flats in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms. (1) First-floor: double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. (2) Ground-floor: 1 double, 1 single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking; large secluded garden. Regret no children or pets. Tel./fax: Oxford 552400.

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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.

Attractive double room in a very modern, comfortable, 2-bedroom house. Gas c.h., double glazing, washing machine, drier. Small garden. Pleasant East Oxford location. Suit professional; non-smokers please. £345 p.c.m. Contact Dave, tel.: Oxford 724189.

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Accommodation Sought

Academic couple with child (3 years) and baby (0 years) seeks accommodation in or sufficiently close to Oxford, for 2 months, May–Apr. 1999. Sub- periods can also be considered. We need 2 bedrooms; baby cot not required. Please contact André Lucas, tel.: +31 20 4446039, fax: +31 20 4446005, e-mail: alucas@econ.vu.nl.

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, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk, Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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.

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. n

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Academic on sabbatical needs to spend May 1999 in Oxford and requires accommodation for 2 adults and 2 children. house swap considered. Our house is situated on the edge of the Scottish Highlands (Trossachs area) and includes all mod. cons. plus facilities for young children (cots, high chair, etc.). contact Dr Matthew Evans, tel.: 01786 467761, e-mail: mre2@stir.ac.uk.

Visiting professor and spouse seek 1/2- bedroom apartment or cottage/house, Apr.–June 1999, in Oxford. Alternatively, house exchange in Oxford for 3- bedroom bungalow in sunny-seaside Santa Cruz, California, near University of California. Tel. (USA): 831 426 5224, fax: 831 459 3518, e-mail: lubeck@cats.ucsc.edu.

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Accommodation Offered to Rent or Exchange

Summertown, Oxford: lovely, 3-bedroom, Victorian terrace house; fully-furnished/equipped; available from mid-July 1999. to let or exchange for 1 year minimum (longer if required). Three double bedrooms, eat-in kitchen overlooking pretty garden, 2 reception rooms, 1.5 bathrooms, gas c.h., hardwood floors, washer/drier. Near shops, buses, excellent schools, university, hospitals, etc. Family owners (prof. mother, 2 children) ideally seeking exchange with New York apartment in Manhattan. Otherwise, £1,100 or $1,800 p.c.m. exclusive. New York tel.: 212 663 2664, fax: 212 531 1224; London tel.: 0181 874 5909; e-mail: 101642.2251@compuserve.com.

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Holiday Lets

Torehill: comfortable stone-built country cottage, very suitable for family holidays or as academic retreat, in Abernethy forest (foothills of Cairngorms). Sleeps 5. £168 p.w. For details and dates free, tel.: 0181 341 3076 or Oxford 765446.

Italy, Umbria, Assisi National Park: two double bedrooms, kitchen/dining-room, big bathroom, own road. Superb views, wildlife. Lombardia, Lake Como: village house apartment closely overlooking lake. One double bedroom, kitchenette, dining/sitting-room, terrace; 20 minutes Como city. £300 p.w., £550 per fortnight, £900 p.m., for either let. Tel.: Oxford 768775.

Delicious Irish cottage, Donegal. Open fires, aga, sleeps 4–6, overlooking lake; rowing boat and scenery included; pets welcome. You are in the heart of Ireland's lake district, perfect country retreat. A place to dream and relax. Beaches, golf, fishing, good pubs, music, and much more. Tel.: Oxford 327154.

South-west Ireland: comfortable cottage with lovely sea views and peaceful surroundings near harbour village. Oil c.h., open fire, own cove, and many amenities, even studio if wanted. Second comparable cottage nearby with view to woods. Short or long lets possible. Tel.: 01367 710693.

Tregreenwell Farm Cottage, St Teath, North Cornwall. Lovely old farmhouse (c. 1800) has been caringly divided to provide holiday home of great character. Set on a 10-acre smallholding in a peaceful location, it is close to Bodmin Moor, the fishing village of Port Isaac (5 miles), and the coves and beaches of the North Cornwall coast. Accommodation comprises a lounge with wood-burner, well-equipped kitchen/diner, 2 bedrooms (one double, 1 twin), and bathroom/w.c. Cot and high chair provided. Full night storage heating. Garden; parking for 2 cars. Regret no pets. £130-£499 p.w. For details/photograph, tel.: Oxford 300482.

Cornwall solar eclipse camping: includes large marquee with bar, entertainment nightly. Toilets/showers. Close to sandy beaches, Mevagissey. Site open 31 July–28 Aug. 1999. £5 per person per night, 15 per cent discount before 28 Feb. For brochure, tel.: 01726 77660/72653. Web site: http://www.bedbreakfastcornwall.com (link to: eclipse).

Veneto: modern house in quiet situation in the foothills of the Dolomites. One hour Venice, 1 hour skiing. Sleeps 7 + cot. All mod. cons., c.h., telephone, clothes and dish washers, 2 bathropoms. Lake swiimming, Palladian villas. Car essential. £350–450 p.w. Elsie Arnold, tel./fax: Oxford 515264.

Tuscany: family-owned farm, former Machiavelli property, producing high-quality wine and cheese, offers farmhouses (sleeping up to 14) and apartments, and pool. Half hour central Florence. Tel./fax: 0039 055 824 9120, e-mail: pgklpoggio@FTBCC.it; Fattoria Corzano and Paterno.

Dordogne Valley. Stone-built house in an acre of garden in Lostanges, a small hamlet in the eastern part of the Dordogne Valley, with a 270-degree view across a fabulous valley from a large elevated terrace. Swimming, lake club, tennis, and golf nearby. Great walking, cycling, and charming villages everywhere. Sleeps 8–10 people. Available from £200–£550 p.w. Peter Whitehead, tel.: 01295 670320 for more details and brochure with photos.

Crete: a traditional Cretan house in Rethimno, superbly renovated to provide space and comfort in beautifully-furnished surroundings. Elevated, vine- covered sitting area with brick barbecue—perfect for alfresco dining. In quiet area of Old Town, near long sandy beaches, tavernas, shops, and the many interesting sights in and around this historic area. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Available year-round. £250 p.w., £900 p.m. Tel./fax: 0030 831 56525.

Tuscan hills: restored farmhouse in superb situation near Siena standing amidst its own olives and vineyard. Spectacular hill and forest views. Art, music, food, wine, and walking in plenty. One hour florence, 45 minutes Siena. Very peaceful with full services (but no pool), sleeps up to 8 but suitable also for smaller parties. Tel./fax: 01252 660899.

Crete: a traditional Cretan house in Rethimno, superbly renovated to provide space and comfort in beautifully-furnished surroundings. Elevated, vine- covered sitting area with brick barbecue—perfect for alfresco dining. In quiet area of Old Town, near long sandy beaches, tavernas, shops, and the many interesting sights in and around this historic area. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Available year-round. £250 p.w., £900 p.m. Tel./fax: 0030 831 56525.

Tuscan hills: restored farmhouse in superb situation near Siena standing amidst its own olives and vineyard. spectacular hill and forest views. Art, music, food, wine, and walking in plenty. One hour florence, 45 minutes Siena. Very peaceful with full services (but no pool), sleeps up to 8 but suitable also for smaller parties. Tel./fax: 01252 660899.

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