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Oxford Chamber Music Society

The Belcea String Quartet in works by Schubert and Janacek, 6 May, 8 p.m. in the Holywell Music Room. Tickets from the Oxford Playhouse (01865 798600) £11 , seniors £9, students £4.50; at the door £11, seniors £9, students/juniors £4.50. 8–22 year olds, first 20 free.

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Oxford Brookes University

Centre for Family and Household Research Summer Seminars: 15 May, Fiona Devine (Manchester University), Transmitting Culture Capital from Parents to Children: A UK-US Comparison, Research Centre, SG03, 5 p.m.; 6 June, Mairian Corker (Kings College, London), The Family Lives of Disabled Children, Lloyds Building, Room 407, 5 p.m. These are open seminars, all welcome. For further information contact: Sara Ryan, tel.: 01865 483750, e-mail:

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American male age 24, and female age 23, highly responsible individuals with University degrees, seek interesting employment in Oxford from mid-May to mid-Aug. Have full government permission to work in any capacity, send enquiries or information to:

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Volunteers Wanted

The Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics: we are currently investigating a new device to measure the depth of anaesthesia. To test the device we need fit, healthy volunteers in the age range 18 or older who would be willing to be anaesthetised for 2 hours at the John Radcliffe Hospital. The study would take most of the day, but volunteers would be able to go home in the late afternoon. We would pay you a fee and would reimburse all your expenses. If you are interested in helping us please contact: Duncan Young, Clinical Reader in Anaesthetics, Nuffield Dept., of Anaesthetics, Radcliffe Infirmary, Woodstock Road, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 224772 (work), 01865 741166 Bleep 1249 (pager), 01869 331215 (home). E-mail: Feasibility Study of Patient Response Monitor in Normal Volunteers Protocol No: 9500002 COREC No: C00.182.

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Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

John Hulme undertakes all aspects of restoration: 30 years experience; collection and delivery. For free advice, telephone or write to: The Workshop, 11A High Street, Chipping Norton, Oxon., OX7 5AD. Tel.: 01608 641692.

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Services Offered

Reliable house sitter available from June 2001–May 2002. Contact 01202 429586.

Big or small, we ship it all, plus free pick up anywhere in Oxford. Also 24-hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24-hour access, and mail forwarding world-wide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services, and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd., Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514655, fax: 514656, email:, also at: 94 London Road, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, e-mail:

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Tuition Offered

University French tutor offers French courses at all levels to individuals or small groups. Tuition designed to suit specific needs (improving speaking, reading, writing skills, language for work, university studies or personal interest). Tel.: 07796 246059, e-mail:

Piano lessons: Experienced teacher, adults and children, all grades, beginners welcome. Contact: Miss P. Read BA (Hons.) LRAM. Tel.: 01865 510904.

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Situations Vacant

Oxford Colleges Admissions Office are looking for undergraduates to work as student helpers for the Sutton Trust Summer Schools. The Summer School aims to enable Year 12 students from non-privileged backgrounds to experience a `taster' of both the academic and social sides of University life. 250 places are available across two one-week schools: Week 1: 8 July–14 July; Week 2: 15 July–21 July. An allowance of £100 is offered per week along with free accommodation and food. Closing date for applications is 4 May 2001. Job descriptions are available from Jane Bass ( or 01865 270215).

Oxford Colleges Admissions Offcie are looking for undergraduates to work as student helpers for the Higher Education Summer School. The Summer School aims to encourage Year 11 students from maintained sector schools in inner city areas to aspire to Higher Education in general. An extensive academic and social programme is offered to 128 participants along with a day exploring graduate employment. Dates: Sun., 15 July–Fri., 20 July. An allowance of £100 is offered per week along with free accommodation and food. Closing date for applications is 4 May. Job descriptions are available from Jane Bass ( or 01865 270215.

The New DNB is currently looking for keyboarders to work in-house entering biographical and bibliographical data into the dictionary's database. Academic, publishing or bibliographical experience would be an advantage: good typing skills are essential. Rates start at £8.60 p.h., with potential for quick increases. Might suit graduate students while working on their theses. Please contact John McManus (Production Editor) at:, tel: 01865 267052 (direct line), or write via: New Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP.

Required from Sept., 2001: Registrar at Christ Church Cathedral School. We seek a well-presented professional person with good organisational and communication skills, and a clear market awareness for this important full-time post. Further details from: The Headmaster, Christ Church Cathedral School, 3 Brewer Street, Oxford OX1 1QW. Tel.: 01865 242561, e-mail: Application deadline: Fri., 11 May.

The Examination Schools: Room Assistants. We are looking for a team of people to work full time, inc. some Saturdays, for a 6 week period in Trinity term to cover the exam season (14 May–22 June 2001), with a possible extension to 13 July. The duties inc. setting up examination rooms, tidying up between sessions, laying out script booklets and exam materials, and delivering packages in central Oxford. If you would like to apply please send a c.v. and covering letter to the Clerk of the Schools Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG. For further information phone the Deputy Clerk (Building) on 01865 (2) 76905.

Part-time administration: the Sarah Lawrence Programme seeks a part- time administrative assistant to work at the Programme Office in Wadham College. The successful candidate will share in the responsibilities for the organisation and management of the many aspects of the Visiting Students' Programme. Applicants need to have good working knowledge of the University, an enthusiasm for the young, an awareness of cultural differences, and a cheerful disposition. A proficiency in Microsoft Word and Office is preferred. Terms and conditions negotiable. Post available from Trinity 2001. Applicants should send a full c.v. with names and addresses of two referees, with covering letter, to: Jane Wylie, Sarah Lawrence Programme, Wadham College, Oxford OX1 3PN.

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Houses to Let

Oxford–a 3/4 bedroom, furnished house, will be available as from the end of Sept., for the following academic year. It is centrally located with garden, gas c.h., fully equipped with washing machine etc. Rent £850 p.m. Please phone 01865 554384 or e-mail:

Quiet, modernised terrace house, fully furnished, central north Oxford. Central heating, 2 bedrooms, garden. Suitable visiting academics. Available to let to 1 or 2 persons only for the academic year from mid-Sept.–June 2002. For further details tel.: Rosaleen Ockenden on 01865 512747 or e-mail:

Moreton-in-Marsh: 3-bedroom house in Cotswolds (1880), sleeps 5, sitting-room, kitchen/diner, scullery, storeroom, bathroom, loo, study, garden. Twenty-seven miles Oxford, 35 minutes by train. All mod cons. Available 1 June for one year, at least. £650 p.c.m. exc. all bills. For further information ring 01608 810549.

Lifestyle Letting and Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford: Foxglove Cottage, Woodstock–£850 p.c.m. Spacious, modern, 2-bedroom cottage with garage, offered unfurnished. Available late April; Hobson Road, Summertown–£1,250 p.c.m. New 3-bedroom family house with parking, and garden, fully furnished. Available May. Contact us for a full list of property: tel.: 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578, e-mail:, Website:

Close to John Radcliffe hospital, this 3-bedroom semi-detached house has just had the kitchen and bathrooms beautifully refurbished in an original manner. Spacious sitting-room/dining-room, leading to a conservatory. Three double bedrooms, large enclosed garden. Ideal for a visiting medical family. Available 1 May–31 October. For more information please call Gay Hawley at Finders Keepers on 01865 200012, or e-mail:

Oxford: 18th-century house, furnished, secluded garden, 3 miles city centre, frequent buses. 1 Sept.–20 June 2002. Three bedrooms, gas c.h., fully equipped kitchen, locked carport. Rent £750 p.c.m. Rent of car possible extra.Tel./Fax: 01865 778768.

Pretty Edwardian house, newly refurbished to mix classic features with modern amenities. Central location in quiet residential area, close to University and riverside meadows, 3 bedrooms, large study, lounge, dining room, completely new kitchen, bathroom, and garden. Furnished and equipped to high standard; bed linen provided. Rent £1,200 p.c.m. exc. bills. Available from Aug. Tel.: 00-44-(0)1865-251003, or e-mail:

Stonesfield (delightful village on the edge of the Cotswolds): first class, fully furnished, 2-bedroom cottage with conservatory–photographs available–for 4 months (June, July, Aug., and Sept.). £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 898490.

Spacious house, Headington, near John Radcliffe and Nuffield Hospitals, 3 miles from city centre, within 5 minutes walk of Headington shopping area and buses; easy access to London. Available 15 July–5 Oct. Two double and 1 single bedroom, study, very spacious living/dining room and large kitchen. Fully equipped and attractively furnished, inc. washing machine/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, TV, video, hi-fi. Large garden with mature trees/shrubs. Rent £1,000 p.c.m. exc. charges (negotiable). E-mail: or fax (USA) 1-626-449-1407.

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: and view details of all the properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax, or email us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533, fax: 764777, email:

Make finding accommodation easy. Finders Keepers have a dedicated approach to helping you find the right property. Browse through our website for up-to-date detailed information on properties available and make use of our interactive database, priority reservation service (credit cards accepted), personal service and professional advice. For further information please contact Finders Keepers at 226, Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011. Fax: Oxford 556993. Email: Internet site:

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Flats to Let

Central North Oxford, 10 minutes' walk from city centre, University Parks, all main university buildings, and very close to the river. Available for short/long lets. Three 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) Ground-floor, available Sept., 1 double, 1 single bedroom, large drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. (2) First-floor flat available mid-June, second-floor from 1 Dec. Each with large double bedroom, large drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.

Cambridge flat in city centre to sublet. Available immediately until Sept. Fully-furnished, 2-floor maisonette with private entrance, balcony, all appliances inc. washing machine. Rent £650 p.c.m. plus expenses (utilities and council tax). E-mail: Tel.: 01223 322290.

Lifestyle Letting and Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford: Tennyson Lodge, City centre–£895 p.c.m. Modern 2-bedroom apartment with underground parking, fully furnished. Available NOW. Contact us for a full list of property. Tel.: 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578, e-mail:, Web site:

Central North Oxford, 4 minutes' walk from University Parks, and easy walking to University Science Area, libraries and city centre. Charming and spacious garden flat in quiet residential street, inc. sitting-room, double bedroom, kitchen with washing machine, bathroom with bath and shower, plentiful storage space. Gas c.h. Suit single person or couple. No smokers. Available from July. £760 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 512138, e-mail:

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Accommodation Sought

Visiting American scholar/businessman and family seek comfortable (preferably furnished) 3/4 bedroom home in North Oxford/Summertown for Michaelmas 2001 term (dates flexible). Deposit and excellent references available. Contact:

I am looking for a room to rent in north Oxford during the months of July–Aug. Please e-mail me at:

Professional couple (University Professor, Barrister, non-smoking, no pets) seek 2-/3-bedroom accommodation in Oxford or environs for Summer 2001. Exchange with very large, well-appointed lakeshore apartment in Chicago possible. Calvert-Lee (UK) 0207 837 3318, (USA) 1-847/475 7410, fax: 1-847/491 7598. Ahuvia Kahane, Department of Classics, Northwestern University, 1859 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL. 60209-2200, USA. E-mail:

Two or three-bedroom house wanted to rent starting in July–flexible dates (could be Sept.). Wife and daughter of academic are returning from extended U.S. sabbatical to start A-level studies for child. Excellent local references. Prefer East Oxford/Headington location. E-mail address:

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: 01865 764533, fax us: 764777, or email us: Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our web site at: and see how we could be marketing your property.

Small family (Scientist at Dunn School of Pathology, wife, General Practitioner, and child age 4) seeks 2-3 bedroom house to let in south Oxford or Abingdon, for 4-6 months starting 1 June. Contact: e-mail:, or Fax: +41 61 605 1364. Tel.: (after 23 Apr.) +41 61 605 1323.

Wanted: the Oxford Chamber Music Festival (Artistic Director Priya Mitchell, Administrative Director Dr Duncan Hinnells) needs a large, comfortable house with at least 10 bedrooms to accommodate its distinguished international musicians this summer. Preferably close to, or in, Oxford. Dates: 27 June–7 July. Please contact Dr Duncan Hinnells on 0115 928 4331.

Non-smoking academic, faculty director for a Study Abroad programme at Oxford, seeks to rent a furnished house, near South Oxford, Jericho, or near North Oxford (walking distance from the centre), from late Aug., to mid-late Dec. Contact:

American family coming to Oxford on faculty exchange (2 children, ages 7 and 12) would like to sub-let furnished flat in Oxford, preferably North Oxford/Summertown or similar, for 4 months, 1 Sept.–31 Dec., 2001. Contact Maurice Isserman at:, or c/o Dept. of History, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, 13323, USA.

Mature couple, post-grad., ex-professionals, engaged in D.Phil research, require up to 1 year's accommodation in North Oxford, or area, from Aug., when college provision ends. No children, non-smoking, 1 elderly car. Willing to house-/pet- /garden-sit as part of rent (own property let to pay study-fees!).

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Accommodation Offered

C.S. Lewis' home provides beautiful surroundings: The Kilns in Headington features 6 bedrooms furnished with comfortable beds, wardrobes, oriental rugs, wing back chairs, and drop-leaf desks. Rates range from £255 to £425 exc. of utilities. Available Aug.through June 2002. Contact Gail Ward on 01865 741865 or e-mail: GSTANDISHWARD@YAHOO.COM.

Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays in the warm, comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple in exclusive, quiet, central North Oxford, within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, shops and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities, microwave, and refrigerator or refrigerator availability, c.h., and independent heating. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./Fax: 01865 557879.

Spacious self-contained loft room in family house, newly converted, on Woodstock Road, North Oxford. Central Oxford 1½ miles on frequent bus route. Furnished, central heating, own shower, WC, kitchen unit and washing machine. Rent £125 p.w. inc. all bills except phone. Suit peaceful, non-smoking woman, animal- lover. Available mid-May. Call 01865 511499 eves.

Finders Keepers specialises in managing your home and investment. With our 27 years' experience we assure you of a high level of service from dedicated and professional letting and management teams. Many of our landlords have remained with us since we opened and are still reaping the benefits of our high standards of property management. if you would like details of our services please contact Finders Keepers at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011, fax: Oxford 556993, email: Internet site:

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Accommodation Exchange

Two/three bedroom house on a pond, in Alexandria, Virginia, near Washington D.C., available for exchange with a similar residence in North Oxford for the academic year commencing with Michaelmas 2001. E-mail: Tel.: 001 703 370 6760.

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Summer Lets

Oxford, Grandpont: 2-bedroom, terrace house, easy walk to centre, close to bus stop. Delightful outlook onto park, garden. Bright, well furnished and with all appliances, inc. microwave, dishwasher, c.h. Ideal for 1 or 2 visiting academics, non- smokers. Available from 12 July–19 Sept. £750 p.m. Tel.: +44 (0) 1865 721006, e-mail:

To let in August: light and spacious semi-detached house in south Oxford. Close to city centre (10 minutes on a bicycle: available). One bedroom, 2 reception rooms, kitchen/dining room, bathroom, garden. Fully furnished and equipped. Overlooking open country from the back. Frequent bus service. Suitable for 1 or 2 single persons. Resident cat to be fed. £120 p.w. for one, £200 p.w. for two. Tel.: 01865 728111, e-mail:

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Holiday Lets

France (Tarn et Garonne): renovated farmhouse in over 1 acre with pool, surrounded by unspoilt countryside. Sleeps 6 plus 1 bedroom with 5 single beds, 3 km from medieval village of Lauzerte, Toulouse airport 1 hour, auto-route from Bordeaux 2 hours. Available all May and 16–30 June, £500 p.w. Also 14–21 July, £750 and 22–29 Sept., £500. Lower rates for long lets over autumn/winter. Tel.: 01367 810218 or 01494 864573.

Holidays in the Baltic States: Individual B & B offered in Vilnius, historic capital of Lithuania, and/or country cottage in National Park. Lithuania is still cheap ("Vilnius is the new Prague"), and welcoming to visitors. Details on the web: or e-mail:, or phone Gordon on 01865 246006.

Aldeburgh, Suffolk: delightful, second-floor apartment with sea-view. Close to shops and concerts, self-catering, sleeps 3 (no small children please. Non-smokers). Aldeburgh is a quaint seaside town (fresh fish daily!) with strong musical connections and International Festivals at nearby Snape Maltings in June and Aug. Pretty, historic villages are close by. Day trips to Cambridge, Norfolk, London. Seasonal prices per week: Apr. £200; May £250; June £300; July £350; Aug. £350; Sept. £350; Oct. £300. All inc. of electricity, gas and taxes. Tel./Fax: 01473 730 737. E-mail: Address: P.O.Box 31, Washbrook, Ipswich, IP8 3HP.

France: beautiful old farmhouse high above the Sorgues valley in the Languedoc/Aveyron hills. Easy drives to the Gorges du Tarn, Millau, Montpellier, Albi. Enormous stone-flagged living area with mezzanine. Magnificent kitchen. Huge beams and fireplace. Five bedrooms (sleeping up to 11). Utility room. Barn. Roof terrace. Orchard garden with hammocks. Stunning views. Glorious walks. River bathing. Riding and tennis. Excellent restaurants. Completely unspoilt area. £250–£500 p.w. Tel.: 01865 244619.

Vacancies June onwards: why not enjoy marvellous unpolluted air and magnificent panoramic views over Assisi in a Casa Colonica; 36 ft lounge, 2-levels with archway, large well-equipped kitchen, impressive entrance hall, 2 large double bedrooms, spacious bathroom, lots of beams, beautiful garden. Car essential to reach us at 2,000 ft, enabling you to visit many other medieval towns, such as Perugia, Gubbio, Spoleto, and Lake Trasimeno region. To book tel.: 0039 (0) 75813793, or write, Irving Lamell, `Miracolo di S. Franceso', Pieve S. Nicolo 24, Petrata 06081, Assisi P.G., Umbria, Italy. £500 p.w. (sleeps 4). Deposit £100 (Sat.–Sat.). Our contact no. in England is: 0208 89911514 or e-mail:

Headington, short bus ride from city centre, comfortable house, to sleep 3/4. Low rental on account of lawn to mow and friendly cat to be fed. £750 p.c.m. Available 1 July–mid-Sept. Tel.: 01865 751295.

Barga, Tuscany: Garfagnana Valley, close to Carrera mountains and easy reach of Lucca, Viareggio, and Florence. Charming 2-bedroom, 2-bath cottage, sleeps 4. Surrounded by vines and olive trees. Stunning panoramic views. All mod cons in rustic traditional setting. No children under 12. For details and photos contact Mrs J. Collett 01672 516602 (eves), or e-mail:

Skopelos, Skiathos and Alonissos. Lovely island house available for rent. Town, country and seaside locations, sleeping from 2–8 persons. Prices from £50 p.p.p.w. For information see:, e-mail:, fax: 0030 424 23057.

SW France: charming, 17th-century farmhouse near Bergerac in quiet hamlet, sleeps 6, 2 en suite bathrooms. Well equipped. Huge new non-chlorinated pool, 2 terraces, bikes, large barn, ping pong, BBQ. Fruit and herbs in garden. Beautiful rolling countryside amidst vineyards and woods. Fascinating Bastide towns with weekly markets within easy reach. Some weeks available May, June, Sept., Oct. £595 p.w. Inexpensive short and long winter lets. Tel.: 01865 553685.

Northern Portugal: delightful farmhouse with pool set in Port Wine vineyards with spectacular views over the River Douro. Sleeps 6–8. Tel.: 01296 748989, e-mail:, Website:

Cornwall, near Sennen Cove: converted barn, sleeps 4, comfortable, with microwave, washing machine, tumble drier, TV, video. Sea view, small garden. £150-£300 p.w. Visit, or tel.: 01865 557713.

French Riviera ground-floor, 2-bedroom, end flat, sleeps 4; at Agay between St Raphael and Cannes; situated 5 minutes' walk from beach, pool, shops, restaurants. South-facing, screened patio, parking alongside, tennis, golf, aquatic sports, horse riding nearby. Tel.: 01372 744246.

Dordogne and Rome holiday rentals: stone house in an acre of garden in the Dordogne, France, with a fabulous 270 degree panorama (sleeps 8/10). Also Rome, 19th-c., country farmhouse with lovely views, 45 minutes' from Rome, and two hours to Florence (sleeps 4 with downstairs rooms available to sleep 4 more). Prices vary from £250--550 p.w. Private owner. Tel.: 01223 353603 or e-mail: for details.

Crete. A traditional Cretan house in old town Rethimno, superbly renovated to provide space and comfort in beautifully furnished surroundings. Elevated, vine-covered, sitting area with brick barbecue---perfect for alfresco dining. It is in a quiet area, and close to long, sandy beach, taverns, shops, and the many interesting sights in and around this historic area. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Available all year round. All linen, electricity and cleaning inc. 2001 rates on request. Tel./fax: Nikolaos Glinias, 0030 831 56525, e-mail:

Paris studio: charming courtyard studio apartment, period building, in the fashionable and very central Marais (Rue St Paul). Quiet, light, well-equipped and attractively furnished. £35 per night or £205 per week for members of the University. Available from 22 May. throughout the year. Tel.: Oxford 248532.

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House for Sale

Seventeenth-century thatched cottage in Church Hanborough (6 miles from Oxford). Two reception rooms with inglenook fireplaces, 4 bedrooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, secluded 30ft garden. Excellent thatch. Village pub with good food. Regular bus service. No chain. £220,000. Phone: 020 7970 4522 (daytime), or e-mail: n

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