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Hand Built Ceramics

Slyvia Hacker: an exhibition of her studio pottery at Green College, Sun., 10 June 2 p.m.–6 p.m., Mon. 11 June–Sat. 16 June, 10.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m.

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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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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

This club exists to welcome to Oxford the partners and families of academic visitors and graduate students. Come along to the Club Room at 13 Norham Gardens any Wednesday morning between 10.30 a.m. and 12 noon, from the week before term starts to the week after term, and throughout the Summer vacation, and sample our programme of events and outings.

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Software Training

For individuals or small groups, your place or mine: I offer help with many Windows applications, from mouse management to very high level Word and Excel. I am totally flexible, and have experience both with individuals and with groups in University departments. For training tailored to your needs and abilities, at very competitive rates, contact me on 01865 310956, Janet.Caldwell@virgin.net.

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Services Offered

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 Road., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com, also at: 94 London Road, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, e-mail: staff@mbeheadington.co.uk.

Serviced office accommodation available with suites from 100 sq ft up to 1,000 sq ft, flexible letting policy with comprehensive back-up services where small start-up science and technology businesses can develop and grow. A key element for the centre is the technical support package available to companies based in the centre. For more information contact Barbara Allsworth, Culham Innovation Centre, Abingdon. Tel.: 01865 408300, e-mail: b.allsworth@oxin.co.uk, or look at our Web site: www.oxin.co.uk.

Secretarial services offered by English graduate with experience of academic work. Reasonable rates offered for copy typing. Based in north Oxford and willing to collect locally. Tel.: 01865 556252. E-mail: snabav@lineone.net.

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Tuition Offered

Junior English Courses: are you an overseas parent studying or working in Oxford and looking for an English language course for your children over the summer? Atlas English is a small, high-quality school which provides summer courses for Juniors from 11 to 17 years old, from 18 June to the end of Aug. Central location, qualified teachers with long experience of dealing with this age group. Full social activities programme included. Please contact Stephanie Gosling on 01869 247671, or e-mail: atlasenglish@btinternet.com 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

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship funded by the AHRB from 1 Oct.,–30 Sept., 2004. As part of a research project `Constituting the German Nation: the construction of national identity through constitutional theory and practice', the fellow will consider the ways in which the German constitutions have both influenced and reflected common conceptions of citizenship in the period 1900–30. For informal enquiries please contact the project directors, Dr Jan Palmowski and Dr Chris Thornhill, through the project Web site: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/hrc/gernat.html. For an application form and further particulars, please contact Ruhina Ahmed: ruhina.ahmed@kcl.ac.uk.

Well paid fund-raisers! Are you interested in joining a travelling team (UK) to raise funds for a good cause? We are looking for bright, hardworking communicators with 5 weeks to spare, to fund-raise for Greenpeace. Expenses paid (£180 p.w.) plus performance bonus (average £200–£250 p.w.), accommodation provided. To apply cal 01865 367800 or e-mail: contact@dialoguedirect.co.uk.

Saïd Business School: Oxford Business Alumni Membership Secretary. Clerical and Library Grade C4, £13,938–£16, 134 (50% part- time). The Oxford Business Alumni association (OBA) provides a business networking organisation for current students and graduates of the business school, and Oxford graduates in the wider business community. The post holder will assist the Alumni Manager in the operation of the alumni office and OBA activities, playing a key role in the recruitment of new members to the organisation. High levels of customer service are essential together with excellent communication and IT skills. A letter of application together with a detailed curriculum vitae and names of two referees should be sent to Tracy Roketta, Saïd Business School, Radcliffe Infirmary, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HE. E-mail: recruit@sbs.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 228480. Closing date: Fri., 15 June. Interviews to be held on Tues., 26 June.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship funded by the AHRB from 1 Oct.,–30 Sept., 2004. As part of a research project `Constituting the German Nation: the construction of national identity through constitutional theory and practice', the fellow will consider the ways in which the Basic Law has codified, and in turn helped shape, a revision of national identities in the Federal Republic of Germany. For informal enquiries please contact the project directors, Dr Jan Palmowski and Dr Chris Thornhill, through the project Web site: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/hrc/gernat.html. For an application form and further particulars, please contact Ruhina Ahmed: ruhina.ahmed@kcl.ac.uk.

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Houses to Let

Lifestyle Letting and Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford: Merrivale Square, Oxford Waterside–£1,250 p.c.m. Immaculate 2-bedroom townhouse with garden and parking, fully furnished. Available JUNE; Stable Close, Rewley Park–£895 p.c.m. Smartly presented 2-bedroom house with garden and parking, fully furnished. Available JUNE. Contact us for a full list of property. Tel.: 01865 554577. Fax: 01865 554578. E-mail: lifestyle-lettings@dial.pipex.com. Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

Old Marston village (2½ miles city centre): 3-bedroom house for summer holiday let, fully-furnished and equipped. Suit family. Three small beds and 1 double bed. Between 24 July and 29 Aug. £795 inc. Ring 01865 724164, e-mail: MERCYOSCAR@AOL.COM.

Charming central North Oxford house, conveniently located near St Giles, Green College, Radcliffe Infirmary and St Antony's College. Recently modernised, extended and re-furbished to the highest standards. Living room, 2 bedrooms, another study or guest room, and basement study or bedroom. Spacious and light conservatory-dining room, and kitchen. Bathroom with shower and WC plus separate toilet. Luxuriously furnished and fully carpeted. Fully-equipped kitchen with washing machine, drier, dishwasher. Burglar alarm system. Gas c.h. Three telephones. Beautiful garden with parking space at rear. Rent includes gardening services. Viewing highly recommended. £1,650 p.m. Available end June. Call 01865 559614.

Light, airy, 2-bedroom house in peaceful Wadham Park, Marston, garden and parking space. Easy access University/hospitals/Brookes. £700 p.c.m. Available late Aug. Tel.: 01865 552855.

Central North Oxford, Autumn let: semi-detached Victorian house arranged over 4 floors, very well furnished and equipped, lovely garden, 2/3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, fully-equipped kitchen. Available Aug.–end Dec., or early Jan. Excellent location for University, city centre, parks, and meadows. £1,300 p.c.m. Tel.: + 44 1865 282895, e-mail: nicos.stavropoulos@law.ox.ac.uk.

Unfurnished house in central North Oxford near St Giles', Green College, Radcliffe Infirmary, and St Antony's College. Very recently refurbished. Sitting- room, dining-room, 2 bedrooms, basement study or bedroom. Bathroom with shower. Fully- equipped kitchen with washing machine, drier, dishwasher, opening to paved terrace. Gas c.h. Charming garden with parking space. Rent includes gardening services. £1,450 p.m. Available from end June. Call 01865 559614.

Edwardian Houseboat, River Thames, Oxford. Exquisite mooring on Port Meadow, 10 minutes Oxford centre. The historic Queen's Barge has been fully restored and fitted with period furnishings, and all modern conveniences. Grand saloon, main bedroom, additional bedroom, study, bathroom, and kitchen. Parking available. Easy access to trains. From £1,250 p.c.m. Available from 1 Sept. Tel./fax: 01789 740 783, or e- mail: hamel@wanadoo.fr.

Cobden Crescent 10 minutes walk Carfax/railway station. Beside river near Folly Bridge, handsome Victorian terrace house. Interior gutted and re-designed to high standard 1992, and refurbished last year. One car off road in drive, plus residents' parking. Two bedrooms, 2 reception, kitchen, conservatory, upstairs bathroom, gas c.h. Sunny main rooms and south facing, enclosed small garden with 2 patios, and wisteria and rose-covered pergola. Available for 1 or 2 persons only, academic or professional. Non-smoking. Partly furnished or unfurnished. One year or longer, from 1 Aug., £800 p.c.m. and taxes. Write: Revd W. L. R. Watson, St Peter's College. Tel.: 01865 464198.

Elegant, spacious Victorian family home with every comfort and modern amenity. Centrally located in North Oxford, within walking distance of University, town centre, parks and meadows, 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, large study, conservatory dining room, and enormous family kitchen with Aga, overlooking leafy garden. Cleaning service provided. Two friendly cats to feed. Available for month of Aug. £350 p.w. Apply: Simpson, 01865 554150, or e-mail: barry@oxfordmedia.co.uk.

Fully-furnished house to let: very quiet street in East Oxford, suit visiting academic. Two bedrooms, gas c.h., new bathroom, garden, easy walking distance from university and city centre, available late Aug.–31 Dec. £700 p.c.m. E- mail: dn44@umail.umd.edu.

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.: 01865 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail: info@qbman.co.uk.

Make finding accommodation easy. Finders Keepers have a dedicated approach to helping you 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), 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. E-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Flats to Let

Central North Oxford, Southmoor Road, large 1-bedroom, furnished, basement flat. Double bedroom, large living/dining room, bathroom, kitchen, conservatory, gas c.h. Non-smokers only. Suit couple or single person. £630 p.c.m. (inc. Council tax) plus share of bills. Available now. Tel.: 01865 511935.

One-bedroom garden flat in North Oxford, available 1 Sept.–31 May 2002. Easy walking distance to both University and shopping in Summertown. Includes sitting-room/study, dining-room/study, bathroom with shower, and kitchen with dishwasher and washer/drier. Ideal for academic couple. Rent £590 p.m. plus bills and council tax. Tel.: 01865 559174 or e-mail: estone@notes.cc.sunysb.edu by 26 June.

North and central north Oxford, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments, available from various dates around Aug., and Sept., for the next academic year. One bedroom from £630–£675 p.c.m., and 2 bedroom from £725–£780 p.c.m. Well situated for most University departments, some within a few minutes walk, parking, good standard spacious accommodation and security. Best suited to mature and visiting academic. Tel.: 01865 516144, or fax: 01865 437996.

Central Headington close to hospitals, available July: a spacious, 2- bedroom flat in private road, with parking. Recently refurbished throughout. Fully-furnished, fitted kitchen, c.h., all amenities, small garden. Professions and academics only. £685 p.c.m. Phone 01865 768504 eves.

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Accommodation Sought

Visiting Professor seeks to rent a 2-/3-bedroom furnished house for the academic year 2001–2. Preferably Jericho, North Oxford or Summertown. Deposit and excellent references available. Contact: rachel.meyrick@lac.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 274484.

Oxford academic (subfaculty of French, single female, non-smoking) seeks furnished study/bedsit/1-bedroom for Michaelmas Term 2001, walking distance from city centre, quiet and plenty of light. Has no pet. E-mail: SM209@btinternet.com, tel.: 0207 7949175.

Academic/professional couple seek 1-(or 2-)bedroom flat or house from 1 Aug. Please tel. Lindsey Gillson or Mark Stanton on 01865 271933 (day) or 01865 202781 (eves.), or e-mail: lindsey.gillson@geog.ox.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: 01865 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.

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Accommodation Offered

North Oxford , St Margaret's Road: single bed-sitting room available with garden view, shared bathroom and kitchen (with 1 other–female). £74 p.w. to inc. heating, hot water, lighting and cooking facilities. Telephone not inc. Would suit quiet post-graduate or similar. Enquiries to 01865 554977 or e-mail: stephen.eeley@university- club.oxford.ac.uk.

Room to let in attractive, well-maintained 4 bedroom end-terrace in East Oxford. Large garden, brand new kitchen and bathroom, pleasant reception room. Only 10 minutes walk to city centre. Other rooms taken by students. Contact: sarah.martin@queens.ox.ac.uk for further information and rent details.

Large spacious room to let with en suite facilities, own access, TV, inc. of breakfast and evening meal. In very quiet village approx. 10 miles from the centre of Oxford. £500 p.c.m. inc. Tel.: 01993 868383.

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: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Summer Lets

Central North Oxford: spacious 1-bedroom apartment in large Victorian house, 2 minutes' from Jericho and Port Meadow. Large drawing-room, kitchen/breakfast room, hall/study (with free Internet access), bathroom (with power shower) and large bedroom. All rooms with bright outlook, high ceilings, and large windows overlooking secluded leafy garden. Perfect for visiting academic or professional couple (non- smokers). Available 1 Aug.–30 Sept. Tel.: 01865 429377. E-mail: mcsharry@maths.ox.ac.uk. More details: http://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/~mcsharry/house/.

North Oxford , near St Antony's College and Port Meadow, 15 minutes walk from city centre: fully furnished Victorian house. One double and 2 single bedrooms, 2 living-rooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, study. Nice garden. Small friendly cat. Available to non-smokers 27 Aug.,–20 Sept. £950. Tel.: 01865 515077. E-mail: mollison@40leck.fsnet.co.uk.

Quiet terraced house, available July/Aug. Situated in West Oxford near meadows and river. One double bedroom, 1 single bedroom/study, large kitchen with washing machine, gas cooker, fridge and freezer, dining-room, lounge and sitting-room, 40 ft garden and patio, gas c.h., bathroom with power shower. Newly decorated. Very convenient for train station. Fifteen minutes' walk from town centre. £650 p.m. exc. bills. E-mail: jg308@cam.ac.uk. Tel.: 01223 332390.

Live in comfort near the Thames, just a short walk to the city centre. Beautiful Victorian house, 4 bedrooms, south-facing garden. Centrally heated, large split- level living room, dining room, new and fully equipped kitchen. Bathroom with bidet and WC, shower room with WC. Available 6 weeks, Sat., 21 July–Sun., 2 Sept. Price negotiable. Tel.: +44 (0) 1865 725193.

Kensington Summer Let: 2-bedroom apartment with terrace, between Holland Park and Kensington Gardens. £350 p.w. Contact : robertrowlandsmith@hotmail.com.

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Holiday Lets

North Cornwall: this lovely old farmhouse (c. 1800) has been caringly divided to provide 2 holiday cottages of great character. A wonderful setting for nature lovers, the River Allen, which is a designated site of `special scientific interest' flows past the meadows of this 10-acre smallholding. Only 5 miles from the coast, a short drive will take you to the lovely old fishing village of Port Isaac. Polzeath and Boscastle are within 9 miles. Walkers and cyclists can enjoy Bodmin Moor, and the Camel Trail is just a short drive. The fascinating world of The Eden Project is just a 30-minute drive. Lounge with woodburner, well-equipped kitchen/diner, 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin), bathroom/w.c. Full night storage heating. Linen, cot/high chair provided. Regret no pets. £174–£461 p.w. Tel.: 01208 850280 for more details. E-mail: holidays@tregreenwell.co.uk.

S.W. France: artist's restored 15th-century cottage in truffle-country hamlet near Périgueux. Pre-historic caves and Romanesque architecture, tennis, swimming, walking, nearby. Sleeps 5, £300 p.w. July and Aug., £250 p.w. May, June, Sept., Oct. Central heating also allows comfortable winter holidays at £200 p.w. Contact 01865 276097 or e-mail: chauzan@hotmail.com.

Maison Selecte Cottages: discover Brittany, with its dramatic coastline, celtic history, and quiet charm. Dine on freshly caught mussels or mouthwatering gallettes, washed down with a glass of traditional cider, or enjoy the local wine whilst relaxing in one of our cottage hideaways. For the more active, cycling, horse-riding, windsurfing, and golf are all available at affordable prices; choose from 1-bedroom to 5-bedroom properties from £150 p.w. for more information on any of our delightful cottages contact Terry or Jay on e-mail: maisonprop@aol.com, or tel.: 0033 29 68 61 06.

Scottish Highlands: Milton Lodge is a fine Victorian shooting lodge, very well equipped (Aga, sauna, home cinema, gas BBQ), and located in a quiet glen with lovely open views only 30 minutes or so north of Inverness. There is an abundance of castles to visit in the area, as well as many fine golf courses. The lodge sleeps 9 (+ 1 cot). Full details are to be found at: http://www.lhhscotland.com/miltonlodge.htm. Rates are from £600 p.w. Pets are welcome! Inverness airport is well served both by BA from Gatwick, and EasyJet from Luton. Several car hire firms are based at the airport, inc. Hertz and Avis. Contact: Wynne Bentley on 01381 610496, e-mail: LHH@LHHScotland.com. Please quote Ref. Oxford University Gazette–SWW.

Tuscany: family-owned wine Estate, producing highly recognised wines, olive oil, and cheese, offers ancient farmhouse and apartments accommodating 2 up to 12 +. Secluded rural setting, half-hour central Florence. Contact: tel./fax: (0039) 055 824 9120, e-mail: sulpoggio@bcc.tin.it.

Really lovely location in the Upper Tamar Valley on the borders of Devon and Cornwall. Newly converted barn with 2 double bedrooms (1 with 4 poster bed), 2 bath/shower rooms, large open-plan living/dining room/kitchen. Very nicely furnished. Outdoor heated swimming pool, games room (table tennis, pool, bar billiards, darts). Close to Eden Project, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor, ½ hr from coast. Easily accessible from A30 though set in totally secluded peaceful countryside. Privately owned. Available this summer for the first time. Contact Michele Smith on 01865 310998 or e-mail: micheles@irs- spi.co.uk for more details. also available in June and from 1 Sept., large, comfortable 17th- century listed farmhouse with 6 double bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, 2 sitting-rooms, and large farmhouse kitchen. Well-stocked with books and games as well as TV and video. Shares swimming pool and games room with barn.

Pembrokeshire, near Fishguard (highly recommended in the new Lonely Planet guide!): comfortable stone cottage, with stove, books and garden in secluded rural location, close coastpath, beaches, busroute. Sleeps 3+, pets and children welcome. Weekly let, summer vacancies. Tel.: 01348 872080. E-mail: cilshafefawr@hotmail.com.

Somerset/Devon Border: bookshop owner offers part of secluded retreat for holiday letting. Ground-/first-floor apartment, 2 bedrooms, drawing-room, kitchen etc., totally private and very comfortable accommodation in glorious setting. Own croquet lawn, use of garden and miles of private woodlands. M5, 10 m.; easy reach Dulverton, Quantocks, Exmoor, and sea. Available most dates. Details: 01398 331331.

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: nglynias@ret.forthnet.gr.

Burgundy (Morvan National Park): nineteenth-century stone cottage in quiet hamlet. Sleeps 5+. Enclosed front and rear gardens backing onto own meadow with stream. Spacious sitting-room, 1 double and 1 triple bedroom, 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 sightseeing in Burgundy (½ hr from Vézelay and Avallon). Available all dates except 11 July–18 Aug. £225–£275 p.w. Tel.: 01865 721539.

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: www.holidayislands.com, e-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr, fax: 0030 424 23057.

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, Itlay. £500 p.w. (sleeps 4). Deposit £100 (Sat.–Sat.). Our contact no. in England is: 0208 89911514 or e-mail: ctr@clarezone.co.uk.

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House for Sale

West Oxford, 2½ miles from city centre: late Victorian detached house of considerable character, with 5 double bedrooms, 27ft sitting room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, 25ft south-facing conservatory, garage, mature gardens front and rear. Guide price £450,000. No chain (owner emigrating). Tel.: 01865 863651 or e-mail: r.hursthouse@open.ac.uk. n

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