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St David's Episcopal Church Choir, Texas, will sing a morning recital at Christ Church Cathedral on Sat., 13 July at 11 a.m. Admission free. All welcome. A selection of sacred music through the ages.

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Volunteers Need for Type II Diabetes Study

Would you be willing to assist with a clinical study aimed at type II diabetes (not insulin dependent)? We are looking to see if heart and/or skeletal muscle are damaged by diabetes and, if so, can treatment help. We need people with type II diabetes for a study at the John Radcliffe Hospital. The study would involve 2 visits to the hospital each lasting about 3--4 hours. All tests will be non-invasive, painless and without any risk or side effects. We would reimburse expenses for refreshments and travel or we could organise transport. For further details please phone Dr Scheuermann-Freestone, Magnetic Resonance Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU, or e-mail:

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History Shop

Museum Swiftsby Andrew Lack and Roy Overall, and illustrated by Derek and Clive Bromhall, is the new £3.99 booklet describing the findings of the long-running research project established by David Lack in 1947. It is published as the colony returns to breed in the museum tower, and visitors gather round the monitor by the enquiry desk to watch the birds' nesting behaviour until their departure in late Aug. Also of current interest are the nesting tubes for mason bees, while Heather Angel's book Natural Visions and a selection of cards and prints relate to her photographic exhibition running 23 May--31 July. The museum is open daily, 12 noon--5 p.m., inc. summer bank holidays. Sales enquiries, tel.: 01865 272961.

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club exists to welcome the spouses and partners of newly arrived graduates, visiting academics to the University, and newly appointed academics. The Club meets for coffee at 13 Norham Gardens on Wed. mornings, 10.30 a.m.--12 noon. The equipment pool operates from the basement at the same time. Amongst our many other activities and outings, the Newcomers and toddlers group meets on Fri. mornings, 10.15 a.m.--12 noon. The first coffee morning of Michaelmas Term will be on Wed., 9 Oct.

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Antiques Bought and Sold

Antiques and decorative objects bought and sold: desks and library furniture always wanted, also garden stonework. Please call: Greenway Antiques, 90 Corn Street, Witney, Oxon. Open Mon.,--Fri., 9.30 a.m.--5 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.--4 p.m. Tel.: 01993 705026, mobile: 07831 585014.

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Periodicals Bought and Sold

Back-issues of scholarly periodicals and journals bought and sold (not scientific or medical). Graham Jeffrey, Periodicals (est. 1967), 29 Cuddesdon Road, Horspath, Oxford OX33 1JD. Tel.: 01865 872528, fax: 776398. E-mail:

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Oxford University Research Staff Society

The Research Staff Society (RSS) membership consists of Post-doctoral/Junior Research Fellows and Research Assistants who work for the University of Oxford. As most Research Staff are not attached to a college and may be new to Oxford our social events provide a unique opportunity to meet researchers outside your group or department. We aim to provide an interesting and varying social setting in which to mix and to become a voice for research staff within the University. We run social events each month to suit all tastes. Please visit our Web site, which provides information on how to join the society as well as details on events which we will be running in the near future. We hope you will decide to join us and very much look forward to meeting you at one of our events this year.

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Services Offered

Responsible American lady, non-smoker, doing research at Bodleian would like to house-sit in Oxford, preferably north or north/central, flexible schedule, local references. Tel: 01932 862889, e-mail:, or

Responsible, tidy, postgraduate seeking to house-sit from mid-Aug., or Sept. Pets and plants happily catered to. Also pleased to barter light cooking, cleaning and shopping in exchange for accommodation. Tel: 01865 250131, e-mail:

Town and Country Trees: arboricultural contractors; modern arboricultural techniques; local authority approved; safeguarded by full Public Liability insurance. Free advice and quotations. Tel.: 0845 458 2980 or 07976 261850 (mobile).

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.: 01865 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail:, also at: 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, e-mail:

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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.: 01865 726983 or 01235 555533.

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Tuition Offered

Piano lessons: experienced teacher; adults and children; all grades. Beginners welcome. contact Miss P. Read BA (Hons) L.R.A.M., near Kidlington. Tel.: 01865 331147.

Piano tuition--home visits in and around Oxford: Andrew Bottrill, GGSM, MA, currently teaching at the School of St Helen and St Katharine, and the Royal College of Music. Please ring 07815 770378, or e-mail: for more information.

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Situations Vacant

Course and Meeting Organiser: Royal Microscopical Society. The job: organising short course and meetings held at academic venues in the UK. This involves liaising with academic speakers, arranging facilities and accommodation at venues, and processing registrants. The person: educated to A-level standard with good written English and computer literacy, full driving licence, ability to work as part of a small team and to persuade academics to meet deadlines. To apply: please write with cv to The Administrator, Royal Microscopical Society, 37/38 St Clements, Oxford OX4 1AJ. Tel.: 01865 248768 or e-mail:

IT Support Officer (15 hours per week) Wycliffe Hall, Oxford: a theological college of the Church of England, and a Permanent Private Hall of the University of Oxford. We are seeking to appoint an experienced person to provide first level IT support for college staff and represent the first point of contact for IT related issues within the college. Further details from: Mrs Margaret Thomson, Wycliffe Hall, 54 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PW. E-mail: Closing date for applications: 9 a.m. on Thurs. 4 July.

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Part-time position wanted

Cheerful, motivated, administrative assistant retiring from full-time employment end of July 2002 seeks fulfilling part-time post from end Aug. Please contact Jeannette Hudson-Pudwell after 7 p.m. on 01865 762187, or leave a message on answerphone and I will contact you.

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Houses to Let

Three-bedroom family house in Summertown, north Oxford: quiet street, very convenient to local shops, cycle path, and buses to city centre; comfortably furnished with off-street parking; large double living room, eat-in kitchen with washer, dryer, dishwasher, and US- size fridge; third bedroom can be furnished as study with desk, shelving, and phone point. South-facing garden and patio, newly refurbished bathroom with separate shower. Available mid-Aug., for 10 months. £1,200 p.m. Please contact Christopher Adam, e-mail:, or tel: 01865 273636.

Old Marston village: convenient for Oxford and Headington; quaint, centrally-heated, furnished, 1-bedroom cottage. Available from July for 1 year. £580 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 511967.

Furnished, gas c.h. coach house in the centre of Old Marston village; off-street parking for 1 car; on bus route (no 13C) into central Oxford, and hospitals; 2 bedrooms, kitchen, lounge, bathroom (bath and shower). Basic rent £700 p.m. No smoking, no pets. To be let for 1 0r 2 years, suitable for visiting academics or graduate students. References and deposit required. Tel.: 01865 244130.

Hayfield Road, central North Oxford: 30 metre garden with roses and quince tree backing onto Oxford Canal, with trap grounds and reed beds beyond. This is an idyllic spot for a non-smoking couple seeking rural tranquillity within easy walking distance of the University and city centre; open plan living and dining room, with piano; fully fitted kitchen; 2 bedrooms, bathroom and WC upstairs. £1,000 p.c.m. View at :, and then e-mail:

Lovely old house (wing of Old Rectory), 5 miles from Oxford centre in Old Kidlington, available Aug.,: huge farmhouse kitchen/dining room; large sitting-room; 2 large double bedrooms; bathroom; utility room. Communal garden and orchard. On No 2 bus route (every 15 mins), and walking distance to shops and amenities. Suit family with children. References essential. £850 p.c.m. Phone 01865 513816 office hours and 01865 842103 evenings and weekends.

North Oxford : 3-bedroom semi-detached family house in Wentworth Road (postcode: OX2 7TH); 2 reception rooms, front and back gardens, newly decorated, fitted kitchen, gas c.H., and garage. Available from early Aug., for 1 year, renewable. Rent £950 p.c.m., excl. bills. Non-smoking professional couple or family, no pets. Tel.: 01865 515628. E-mail:

Attractive canal-side grade II listed cottage in rural setting of Thrupp, 7 miles from Oxford centre, suit non-smoking academic/professional couple: 1 double bedroom (with shower/w.c.), 2 single bedrooms (or 1 + study), flag-floored living-room with open fire, dining room, kitchen and bathroom/w.c.; gas c.h. Comfortably furnished. Walled garden. Ten minute walk to frequent Oxford buses, 4 miles Hanborough station (Paddington 70 mins.). Available immediately. £900 p.m. No pets. Tel.: 01865 377017, e-mail:

Islip Road, Summertown: light, spacious 2-bedroom house with garden room overlooking south-facing patio garden available to rent from 30 Sept., for 6 months. Fully-furnished with dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. Rent £850 p.c.m. excl. tax and utilities. Non- smoking, no pets. Contact Charlotte on 01865 513460 eves., and weekends or e-mail:

Bright, modern furnished home, situated in a private lane off a quiet cul-de-sac in Kennington, 2 miles south of Oxford, with convenient access to Redbridge park and ride, and the ring road. Buses every 15 minutes to the city centre. Three bedrooms with study or 4th bedroom, double garage and attractive side and rear gardens. Master bedroom has en suite shower and w.c.; second bathroom with w.c., and another separate w.c. Utility room with washing machine and tumble drier. Cable TV included, second telephone line. Available for Michaelmas and Hilary terms. £1,200 p.c.m. plus utilities. Non-smokers only. Tel.: 01865 451817.

Detached chalet-style house, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire (cul-de-sac in quiet village): large sitting-room, dining-room, study, 3 double bedrooms, 2 deluxe bathrooms, luxury fitted kitchen (with all machines), conservatory, garden and patio, off-road parking, secure fencing and gates; fully-furnished with all china, linen, pans, utensils etc. Rent £1,000 p.c.m., inc. gardener. Deposit £1,500. Tel.,/ans.,/fax: 01235 (+ 44 1235) 834740, e-mail:

Central Oxford, Victorian terrace house, glorious new renovation with period features; 4 bedrooms, 2½ bath/shower rooms, all mod cons, gas c.h., 16ft x 16ft modern kitchen with glass roof, Bosch appliances, washer/drier, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, garden deck, fully furnished. Reverse osmosis water purification system. All linen and bicycles can be provided if required. Non-smoking professional couple or family. Available June for 1 year renewable. £1,700 p.c.m. Tel.: 07802 961 743. E-mail:

Charming cottage, 12 miles north-west of Oxford, in a quiet corner of village (bus to Oxford or short drive to Charlbury Station): furnished and equipped to a high standard; 2 bedrooms (1 double bedroom, 1 spare bedroom/study); beams, inglenook fireplace, woodburning stove, gas c.h., country antiques, washer/drier, fridge/freezer, bath/shower, small walled south-facing garden, garage. Available for 1 year plus from mid/late Sept. Phone/fax: 01865 510542 or e-mail:

Comfortable family house in North Oxford, 2 minutes' walk from the Summertown shops and easy bus access to the university. Fully-furnished with a quiet garden. Excellent local schools. A spacious semi-detached house consisting of 3 bedrooms, study, large living room, kitchen and bathroom, and with gas c.h. Street parking for car. Ideal for a visiting academic and his/her family. Available from Aug., or Sept., for 12 months. £1000 p.m. (inc. of water rates, excl., of local council tax). Please contact Dr Max Peberdy, e-mail:, or tel.: 0208 6902442.

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 e-mail us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail:

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 Rd., Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011. Fax: Oxford 556993. E-mail: Internet site:

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Summer Let

Central North Oxford: large Victorian house available for 3 weeks (27 July--17 Aug.); family-friendly, sleeps 5 in comfort (2 doubles, 3 singles), 2 bathrooms, large kitchen, playroom, sitting room, conservatory and pleasant garden. Off-street parking for 2 cars. Extremely convenient for university, city centre, restaurants, walks and pubs. £350 p.w. Tel.: 01865 514328, e-mail: (Those prepared to feed 2 friendly cats given priority).

Central North Oxford, 10 minutes' walk to city centre and university buildings, close to Port Meadow: Victorian house refurbished to exceptionally high standard; 3 bedrooms (1 double, 1 single, 1 bunk beds), double reception, play room, large kitchen, TV, DVD, washing machine, dishwasher etc. £300 p.w. Tel./fax: 01865 469005, e-mail:

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Flats to Let

Delightful furnished 1-bedroom flat with off-road parking in small gated courtyard development on the Woodstock Road close to all Summertown facilities. Available from last week of June for short and long-term let for 1 person, non-smoking, no pets. £725 p.m. please e-mail:, or call 0207 737 1531.

Furnished 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom ground-floor flat adjacent South Parks; very convenient Brookes University, hospitals, 10 minutes city centre; refurbished kitchen and bathroom. Available early Oct. Suit non-smoking single, couple or 2 professional sharers. £825 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 512149. E-mail:

Central north Oxford, Bardwell Road: charming flat south-facing over gardens; living-room with fully-equipped kitchen area (washer/drier, dishwasher) and dining area, double bedroom, single bedroom, excellent storage, attractively decorated and furnished, parking, gardens (communally cared for). Available for 1 year or more from mid-Sept. E-mail:, or 01865 510542.

Summertown, North Oxford: 2-bedroom flat, just 1½ miles from the city centre and a few minutes walk from Summertown shops; quiet, light and airy second-floor (top) flat with lovely southern outlook over trees and fields. Freshly decorated, brand new kitchen and bathroom. Unfurnished (but includes appliances and fitted wardrobes). Parking for 1 car. Available now at £850 p.m. Tel.: 07802 754154, e-mail: for more details and pictures.

Central Oxford, Grandpont: modern, fully-furnished luxury flat (for non-smoking professional(s)) with secure gated parking and landscaped courtyard; half a mile walking distance to the University, city, shops and railway station, and 2 minutes from the river and parkland; 2 double beds; 1 en suite, 1 bathroom; fully-fitted kitchen with dishwasher, washer/drier, microwave; sitting-/dining-room with patio doors opening onto communal gardens. £895 p.c.m. Available from 1 Oct., for a year let. For more information contact Martin Laycock on 020 7265 8585 or 0771 9070449 or e-mail:

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. Ground-floor flat in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy room, completely refurbished to exceptionally high standard, available now. One double, one large single bedroom, large drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.

Central Oxford, Folly Bridge, 5 minutes' walk from Carfax Tower, in a quiet residential area, with private garden, and a few yards from the river: bedsitter, with large kitchen, washing machine, bathroom with bath and shower. Fully furnished. Suit single person or couple. Available from 1 Sept.--31 Jan., 2003. £540 p.c.m., plus bills. Tel.: 01865 722343 (eves., or leave a message), cell: 07762 945831, e-mail:

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Serviced Accommodation

Finally! the luxurious and economical alternative to 5-star luxury hotels, in central Oxford. Ambassador's Oxford offers clients short-stay 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom--1 en suite--5-star apartments in the centre of Oxford with allocated parking. Only 3 minutes' walk from the railway station and the Said Business School. Furnished to a very high standard to include well-equipped kitchen and lounge, computer, printer, internet access, and weekly Maid Service. From less than £100 per apartment per night, to accommodate up to 4/5 guests. Contact:, or tel.: 07876 203378.

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Exchange Family Sought

Guy-Louis, the 14-year-old son of our friends (a Normandy orthopaedic surgeon and teacher), is looking for an English family with a young person of similar age to stay with mid/late Aug. Interests include: football, tennis, music and astronomy. English is good school standard already but he wants to improve. Exchange or paying guest. Please contact me via :, or 01296 631727.

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Accommodation Offered

Central north Oxford, bed and breakfast: very pleasant room, quiet leafy surroundings, very close to University Parks, colleges, city centre. Single: £30; double: £55. Tel.: 01865 512149.

Room to let: small study-bedroom in north Oxford available for 2 months from 23 June. Self-catering, with use of living rooms and garden. £45 per week, no extra bills. Tel.: 01865 511814.

Lodger required in comfortable family farmhouse in pretty setting, in village 7 minutes drive north of Summertown; would suit quiet but sociable professional/postgraduate. Ideal for someone who needs a Mon.--Fri. base close to Oxford. £65 per week, available from now but could be held with deposit until Aug. Tel.: 01869 350034 or 07831 718231.

Delightful rooms in North Oxford available now. £55 p.w. Book by telephone or fax: 01865 511657 or e-mail:

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

Finders Keepers is celebrating its 30th year as Oxfordshire's leading letting agent, providing a specialist service to both landlords and tenants throughout the Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties. With experienced letting and management teams Finders Keepers provide a high standard of service to all our clients. If you would like more information about Finders Keepers' services please contact us at our Head Office at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7BY, tel.: (00 44) 1865 311011, or visit the Finders Keepers Web site at

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Accommodation Sought

Responsible professional postgraduate couple looking for accommodation in Oxford from Aug./Sept. Ideally to have separate bedroom, study and living space. Preferably within ring- road. Absolute max. £600. Please contact Emma on 01865 791427 (eves.), 01865 223732 (daytime) or e-mail:

Visiting Fellow at St Antony's College seeks 3-bedroom house/flat (furnished) for 1-2 years from Sept. Please do contact Mrs M. E. Ryan at: and/or German Utreras at:

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: Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: and see how we could be marketing your property.

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Accommodation Exchange

Italian family (2 or 3 people) interested to exchange a small house in Montepulciano (Siena) and/or a house in Spello (Perugia) near Assisi and Perugia, with a small house or part of a house (but independent), in Abingdon or Oxford for 2 years from Sept. Either house is fully furnished and equipped. E-mail:, or tel.: 0039 0651 10488, or cell phone 0039 3404 936992.

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Holiday Lets

Tuscany, Italy: charming 17th-c. farmhouse in unspoilt mountain village with magnificent views; spacious accommodation, fully modernised with lovely garden and swimming pool. Near Lucca, easy access to Pisa and Florence. Sleeps 8-10. Sept. still available. Tel.: 0208 446 4913.

North Yorkshire: beautiful Victorian house to rent just outside the cosmopolitan market town of Yarm and a short drive from the stunning North Yorks moor and coast; 3 reception rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, south-facing garden and car park. Available immediately until Sept./Oct. £350 p.w. inc. utilities. Tel.: 01865 559709, or e-mail:

Estoril coast, Portugal: delightful Duplex flat near Cascais, Estoril and Sintra, with own garden and barbecue; 3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, well-equipped kitchen; cable TV with BBC channels; 5 minutes drive to superb Estoril Coast beaches, 20 minutes to Lisbon. Available June, July and Aug. £275 p.w. inclusive. Tel.: 01865 769328 eves. E-mail:

Edinburgh: lovely light spacious Victorian flat, in quiet cul-de-sac in central Edinburgh (Bruntsfield); walk across Bruntsfield Links and Meadows to the Royal Mile, Festival Theatre etc. Just off Bruntsfield Place with its excellent restaurants and food shops. Three bedrooms, sleeps up to 6. Unrestricted parking, garden. Available from mid-July to end-Sept. Phone/fax: 01865 510542, e-mail:

French Pyrenees: 2 traditional stone houses, 850 m with wonderful views (Chateau de Montsegur), ideal for walking and relaxing. All facilities included for £170--£250 depending on numbers. We are 1¼ hours from Carcassone. Please tel.: 00 335 6101 3046 for photographs and more information.

South West France, 18th-c., farmhouse near Duras; quiet, lovely views set amidst vineyards and woods. Bicycles, excellent walking, beautiful 15m pool, non-chlorinated, 2 terraces, sleeps 6. Well-equipped, large barn with pingpong etc. Availability in early June, 1 week 13 July, 1 week 14 Sept., Oct., onwards. Autumn generally warm, and good for swimming. Very reasonable rates from Oct., and for longer lets. Tel.: 01865 553685, e-mail:

Greek Islands: Skopelos, Alonissos and Skiathos. Lovely island houses and apartments available for rent. Town, country and seaside locations. Accommodation for 2--8 persons. Prices from £60 p.p.p.w. For information see: E-mail:, fax: 0030 4240 23057.

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 19th-century country farmhouse with lovely views, 45 minutes from Rome, and 2 hours from Florence (sleeps 4 with downstairs rooms available to sleep 4 more). Prices vary from £250--£600 p.w. Private owner: 01223 844334 or e-mail:

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House for Sale

Tubney Wood, nr. Frilford: 7 miles from city centre, yet in a secluded semi-rural location, a delightful executive-style single-storey property; 4 double bedrooms (en suiteto master), refitted kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, sitting room, family bathroom. Oil fired c.h., and additional solar heating. Oversize double garage. Large workshop. Large garden incl. vegetable plot, greenhouse. The house also shares 4 acres of bluebell woodland, which backs onto the property. It is adjacent to 144 acres of private woodland. Easily accessible to schools incl. The European School, Abingdon School, St Edwards and others. Frilford golf course is 5 minutes away. Didcot Station is 20 minutes away for London Paddington. Guide price: £465,000. For more details contact: 01865 390400. E-mail:

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