Advertisements

Contents of this section:


How to advertise in the Gazette

Terms and conditions of acceptance of advertisements

Return to Contents Page of this issue


Volunteer Wanted

Retired teacher wanted to help with visits of teachers, school children and others at the Food Animal Initiative at the University Farm at Wytham. No pay but great opportunities for developing practical educational approaches to food production, farming and wildlife. See the FAI web site at: www.faifarms.co.uk. Contact: marian.dawkins@zoo.ox.ac.uk or tel.: 01865 271215.

Return to List of Contents of this section


Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club welcomes the wives, husbands, and partners of visiting scholars, graduates and members of the University who are new to Oxford. It aims to offer help, advice and information, and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held at 13 Norham Gardens every Wednesday in term, also on the Wednesday before term starts, the Wednesday after the end of term and during the summer holidays. Newcomers with children (0-4 years) meet every Friday in term from 10-15 a.m. to 12 midday. Other term time activities include a Book Group, informal Conversation Group, and tours to colleges, museums, and other places of interest, also country walks and garden trips. Secondhand items can be bought on Wed. mornings 10.30 a.m. to 12 midday from the equipment room–open all year except for 2 weeks at Christmas and Easter. Visit our Web site: www.ox.ac.uk/staff.

Return to List of Contents of this section


Cafe Zouk

Mughal Indian cuisine: 1st floor , 135 High Street, Oxford. From our kitchen to your table, we would like to bring you herbs, spices, roots, beauty, fragrances and Mughal tradition of passion for good food. Tel.: 01865 251600. Open: daily 12 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. Web site: http://www.cafezouk.co.uk.

Return to List of Contents of this section


Concerts

Saturday 31 Jan., 8 p.m. Sheldonian Theatre: Brahms Series. Brahms symphony no 3 in F major, Op.90; Piano concerto no. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83. The Oxford Philomusica Orchestra; Marios Papadopoulos, piano; Paul Mann, conductor. Tickets: £30, £24, £17, £10. Book online at www.oxfordphil.com, Box Office 01865 305305.

The Oxford Millennium Orchestra plays Strauss, Richard: 1st Horn Concerto (soloist Charlie Wilson); Dvorak: Symphony No 9 in E minor 'From the New World'; Phillip A. Cooke: Five Mythical Creatures. Conductor Nicholas Mumby. Tues. 17 Feb., 8 p.m. Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets £12/£10, £5 available from the Oxford Playhouse on 01865 305305 or www.ticektsoxford.com.

The Oxford Millennium Orchestra plays Baroque Classics. J.S.Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 5, Cantata 82 'Ich habe enug', Toccata and fugue in D minor; Albinoni: Adagio in G minor. Harpsichord, Jonathan Wikeley, Baritone, David Somerville Wright, conductor/organ, Nicholas Mumby. Sat., 31 Jan., 8 p.m., Merton College Chapel. Tickets £8, £4 (concessions) available from the Oxford Playhouse on 01865 305305 or www.ticketsoxford.com.

Return to List of Contents of this section


Personal Trainer

Paul Hornsby offers professional and effective advice to those members of the University (and their families) who would like to make a difference to their fitness and health this year. Weight loss, injury rehabilitation or sports specific training programmes can be devised for individuals or groups, at home or at the University Sports Centre, Iffley Road. discounted rates for University staff. Call 07980 818574, e-mail: pjh_personaltraining@yahoo.com.

Return to List of Contents of this section


St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Hilary Term 2004: Artists and their Inspiration. 22 Jan., Dodos, Dogs and Saints, Susan Moxley; 29 Jan, Adventures with Porcelain and Light, Margaret O'Rorke; 5 Feb., Following my Nose, Alec Peever; 12 Feb., A Painter;s Progress, Ken Messer; 19 Feb., Title to be announced, Nick Mynheer; 26 Feb., Discovering the Creativity Within, Valerie Petts; 4 March, Contemporary Art and Catharsis, Mark Cazalet; 11 March, Title to be announced, roger Wagner; 18 March, Seeing Music; Hearing Colour, Mark Rowan-Hull. The talks will be held in St Giles' Church at 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. Web site: http://www.st-giles- church.org.

Return to List of Contents of this section


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.

Return to List of Contents of this section


Periodicals Bought and Sold

Back-issues of scholarly periodicals and journals bought and sold. Graham Jeffrey, Periodicals (est. 1967), 29 Cuddesdon Road, Horspath, Oxford, OX33 1JD. Tel.: 01865 872528, fax: 776398. E-mail: gjeffreysatu@aol.com.

Return to List of Contents of this section


Services Offered

Conservation and restoration specialists Oxford Conservation Associates provide a comprehensive conservation and restoration service to colleges and private clients; from furniture to clocks; books to ceramics; paintings and gilding. Whatever your requirement call 01295 750998 for the right expert. E-mail: oxfordconservation@btopenworld.com.

Luker Bros (Removals and Storage) Ltd. Storage of personal effects for as little as £5 + VAT per week. Weekly deliveries to mainland Europe. Shipping services to all worldwide destinations. Contact: Matthew Elbro on 01865 740709 or e-mail: melbro@lukerbros.com.

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

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).

Return to List of Contents of this section


Domestic Services

Au pair 20+. De luxe accommodation with lively academic family, French Switzerland. Own apartment in ground-floor of village farmhouse. Three-generation family. Babymind 2-year-old and light housework. Tel.: 01993 898536 or 004121 869 9010.

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.

Return to List of Contents of this section


Tuition Offered

Return to List of Contents of this section


Situations Vacant

Public Relations Office, University Offices, has the following vacancies: (i) Assistant Editor, University Gazette (full-time established post); (ii) Assistant Web Officer (fixed term of 6 months). For further information see 'Appointments' in this Gazette.

St Clare's Oxford: required as soon as possible, a well qualified teacher of Albanian to prepare students for the International Baccalaureate. Applicants should be native speakers who are able to teach literature to young native speakers in their mother tongue. For full details please contact Mrs C. Gospel, Head of Languages, as soon as possible. Tel.: 01865 517333. Fax: 01865 517319 or e-mail: catherine.gospel@stclares.ac.uk. Web site: www.stclares.ac.uk.

Oxford University Library Services, Sackler Library: Reader Services, Library Assistant.Clerical & Library Grade 2 (term-time). This is a part-time permanent position on the Reader Services desk of the Sackler Library. We require someone with a flexible approach for reading room duties, shelving and general clerical work. 25 hours per wee. Mon.–Fri. late morning and early afternoon, weeks 0–9 (30 weeks per year). However the hours may be open to negotiation. Further details are avialable from the Administrator, Sackler Library, OX1 2LG (e-mail: jo.collins@saclib.ox.ac.uk). Closing date: 28 January. Probable interview date: 6 February.

Return to List of Contents of this section


Commercial Office Space

Near the Plain/Magdalen Bridge: small office spaces available from beginning Feb. on flexible terms in recently refurbished building. Tel.: 01865 311557 or 078 666 727 22.

Return to List of Contents of this section


House to Let/For Sale

Normandy: Village au Brun, Notre Dame de Cenilly: old farm house, newly tiled roof, all mod cons, and set in approx. 13½ acres of farmland. Peaceful yet within 4 kms from Cerisy la Salle (local village; Saint-Lo, Coutance approx. 20 kms; Cherbourg, Bayeux, Mont St Michel and Caen within 100 kms. Ground floor: kitchen/dining room; gas cooker; separate electric oven; microwave; large fridge with separate freezer; gas c.h.; bathroom with toilet; sitting room. First floor: music room (with Grand piano), 2 bedrooms (1 with small office). Second floor: large bedroom; shower room with toilet; gallery (suitable for office) which overlooks music room below. Open fire in sitting room. Ideal retreat for writer or musician seeking peace and quiet to work. Long-term let or for sale (sensible offers). For further details please contact Alexander Kok on tel.: 00 33 2 33 45 52 16, fax: 00 33 2 33 17 22 96.

Return to List of Contents of this section


Houses/Flats for Sale

A new agency: Space, Woodstock Road, Oxford (opposite Browns restaurant), tel.: 01865 557333. For property details and virtual tours of 320 towns and villages in Oxfordshire, visit www.spaceagency.co.uk. See Oxford and the county at street level.

Return to List of Contents of this section


Houses to Let

Charlbury(frequent trains to Oxford/London), magnificent Grade II Listed Cotswold stone house in enclosed courtyard/garden. Large kitchen, utility, dining room, living room, 4 large bedrooms, study/bedroom 5, 2 bathrooms. From March for 1 year or more. £1,800 p.c.m. Tel.: Simpson, 01608 810818.

Temple Cowley, newly renovated and furnished Victorian house with garden, close to local amenities; 1–2 reception rooms; 3 bedrooms (1 with en suiteshower and toilet); fitted kitchen with dishwasher and w/machine. Available mid-Aug. to end Dec. 04. £825 p.m. plus bills. Ideal for professionals and family. Tel.: Yasmin Sidhwa on 01865 711341 or e-mail : sidaley@hilldale.fsnet.co.uk.

Ideal for 2 sharer or family: 2-bedroom house in north Oxford. Clean and fully furnished; lovely kitchen/diner; newly equipped kitchen. Parking. Good links to university departments. Three months or 6 months. Available now. £900 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 512854 or 07968 286575.

Very convenient city centre house, near castle and bordering the original River Thames. To let for 6 months from April. Excellent condition: 4 bedrooms, 1 with en suiteshower room; family bathroom and separate toilet; first-floor lounge and large kitchen diner; garage and parking space; pleasant garden. Non-smoking, professional family preferred. £1, 175 p.m. plus bills and council tax. E-mail: rob@satin.co.uk. Tel.: 07768 316868.

Witney: to let unfurnished. Three-bedroom, link-detached house. Hall, sitting room, dining room, well-fitted kitchen with some domestic appliances; 3 bedrooms, bathroom, gas fired c.h., double glazing, fitted carpets, front and rear gardens, single garage. £800 p.c.m. King & Woolley Estate Agents, 9 Sheep Street, Charlbury, Oxon. Tel.: 01608 811235.

Charlbury: to let fully furnished. Two-bedroom detached period cottage. Entrance lobby, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, study, bathroom, garage, gardens, gas c.h. £850 p.c.m. King & Woolley Estate Agents, 9 Sheep Street, Charlbury, Oxon. Tel.: 01608 811235.

North Oxford furnished house available from 1 Sept., for 1 year or less. Charming, cosy, quiet, easy to maintain, fully furnished house in Jericho/north Oxford. Walk to university, train and coach stations, near best schools, parks, c.h., recently re- decorated, secluded garden, 2½ bathrooms, washing machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes; 2 bedrooms £1,250 p.m. or 3 bedrooms £1,500 p.m (includes bedsit with separate kitchen and entrance). Contact: Oxford: J.Mackrell (eves. or 7-8 a.m.), 01865 775567, e-mail: mackrelj@btopenworld.com; Canada: A. Gaston, tel.: 001 613 745 1368, fax: 001 613 745 0299, e-mail: gaston@cyberus.ca.

Two-bedroom modern terrace house with garden: fully furnished and fitted in excellent condition; gas c.h.; washer-drier; ample storage space in attic with ladder access. Situated in quiet cul-de-sac in Rewley Park behind Said Business School, near train and bus stations. Reserved parking space. Available from 11 February. £895 p.c.m., deposit required. Ian and Josephine Macdonald, tel.: 01865 421234 or e-mail: josephine.reynell@qeh.ox.ac.uk, or macdonaldreynell@ntlworld.com.

Oxford, Iffley Fields: sweet and sunny Victorian terrace cottage, 10 minutes' walk Magdalen Bridge, frequent city buses, suit academic/professional couple. Sitting room, dining room/study, modern kitchen, bathroom, second WC, large double bedroom, study/spare bedroom (sofa bed), utilities cellar, stripped pine stair, sanded floors, period fireplaces, antiques, attractive garden (care by arrangement). Available from January for 6–8 months (or less, all dates negotiable). £850 p.m. E-mail: ayers@wadh.ox.ac.uk or tel. 01865 798069, or 01873 810982.

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.

Return to List of Contents of this section


Flats to Let

Summertown: quiet, newly refurbished 1-bedroom flat, easy parking. Non-smoking professional. £750 p.c.m. excl. Available February. Tel.: 01865 556053.

Brand new ground-floor fully furnished apartment in a quiet position within easy reach of the Summertown shops. Suit professional couple. Accommodation includes: entrance hall, open-plan sitting-room/dining room/fitted kitche, master bedroom with en suiteshower room, guest bedroom/study, 2nd bathroom. Allocated parking space and secure entry system. Available now £950 p.c.m. Contact Mrs L. Yip on 07802 767988 or 01865 246894. E-mail: lorenayip@aol.com.

Botley (lower part of Cumnor Hill), 2-bedroom flat (or 3 study bedrooms). All mod.cons, by bus stop, parking for 2 cars. Available late December onwards. Long or short let. £700 p.m. exclusive. Tel.: 01865 862034.

Temple Cowley: double bedroom furnished apartments in a recent development in quiet cul-de-sac. Very convenient for buses and swimming pool. Allocated parking. Non-smoker. £650/£675. Tel.: 01844 279416.

Granville Court, London Road: fully furnished, 2-bedroom flat; adjacent Brookes University and ten mintues' walk to city centre; en suiteshower to main bedroom. £800 p.c.m. excl. bills. Available early-mid- Feb. Tel.: 01865 512149 or e-mail: dorothymyers@gn.apc.org.

Central north Oxford–corner North Parade: 1-bedroom flat excellent position avialable end Jan. for short/medium term. Double bedroom; living room; kitchen; bathroom, shower. Fully furnished and equipped; c.h. Suit visiting academic or postgraduate. Tel.: 01865 311557 or 078 666 727 22.

Central North Oxford: furnished 1-bedroom garden flat, double bedroom,living room/kitchen, bathroom. Quiet location, convenient for University and town centre. £675 incl. utilities. Tel.: 01865 515091.

One-bedroom flat, central Oxford, Jericho Victorian suburb: open plan, large study room, separate bedroom, W.C., kitchen and shower room. Newly decorated, gas c.h. Non-smoker. For 1 person only. Professionals, academics, postgrads, mature students welcome. Long let preferred. Tel.: 07766187036. £600 p.m. plus bills.

Available by the week for visitors to Oxford: self-contained, fully-furnished studios, centrally located in Kingston Road. En suiteshower, toilet and washbasin, and fully-equipped kitchen area. Sleep 2. From £320 to £350 p.w. all inc. British Tourist Board approved 3 Stars. For further information tel.: 01865 516913 or visit: http://www.oxfordcity.co.uk/accom/studioflat.

Return to List of Contents of this section


Self-catering Apartments

Fully furnished and serviced 3 and 4-star self-catering apartments available in North Oxford; 15 minutes' from Oxford city centre. Suitbale for short lets for visiting academics or business people. From £330 per week all inclusive. Sleeps 2–5 people. Tel.: 07870 234725. Web site: http://www.weeklyhome.com. E-mail: info@weeklyhome.com.

Return to List of Contents of this section


Accommodation Offered

Private rooms in thatched cottage in the heart of beautiful Eynsham (4 miles north west Oxford, direct bus routes to Summertown and town centre). Fully furnished comprising comfortable single bedroom and good size study/living room. Own telephone line. £65 p.w. incl. bills. Tel.: 01865 881039.

Florence Park house share with 1 other; 3-bedroom period terrace in quiet cul-de-sac; gas c.h., modern kitchen, garden, off-street parking. Two minutes' to bus direct to centre. Suit academic or professional. No smokers or pets. Available now. £350 p.c.m. plus bills. E-mail: janet_may_roberts@yahoo.co.uk or 07803 508 068.

Tranquil room overlooking garden available in house in central North Oxford; would suit DPhil sutdent or similar, non-smoker; use of kitchen, etc. £275 monthly; references essential. Tel.: 01865 556916, or, for messages, 020 7487 3153.

Accommodation offered in family home in north Oxford for mature person. £60 p.w. (incl. heating and lighting), FREE plus food for short periods when mother away in return for care of 15 year-old schoolboy son. Available now. Contact: djlm@aol.com.

Academic on sabbatical seeks tenant for beautiful 2-bedroom home in East Oxford. In exchange for a very reasonable rent, inclusive of all bills, you will have access to a large living room, kitchen/diner with washing machine; double bedroom, and bathroom with shower. The property would suit a visiting academic and is available late Jan., until Sept. Contact: mark@collegeandcounty.biz, or call 01865 722277 for further details.

Unexpectedly available bedroom and study in lovely north Oxford house. Close to all amenities and all mod cons. Almost self-contained. £550 p.c.m. plus bills. Three months negotiable. Call 07789 361 977.

College & County have a range of quality properties to let in Oxford. Contact: info@collegeandcounty.biz to see how we can meet your accommodation needs.

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.

Oxford B & B: attractive, quiet and convenient home from home. Per night, single £38, double £50. Weekly rate less 20%. Monthly rates negotiable. Tel.: 01865 770501, e-mail: charmaine.cole@cliffordchance.com

Return to List of Contents of this section


Accommodation Sought

American professor and wife, retired, desire furnished house or flat in north Oxford for annual visit. Time is flexible: 4–8 weeks in June, July, Aug., or Sept. Local references available. Phone to 1-530-756-5415 (reverse charges) or e-mail to: jermurphy@ucdavis.edu. Fax is 1-530-756-0227. James J. Murphy, Department of English, University of California, Davis, CA 95616.

College & County is seeking to increase their portfolio of high quality Oxford property suitable for post graduate and academic lets. Ethical letting Works! A high level of personalised service and a less adversarial approach is in the interest of all. Would you like us to let and manage your house for you? Contact: mark@collegeandcounty.biz.

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.

Return to List of Contents of this section


Accommodation Sought to Exchange

House swap required: Our 3-bedroom, 2 bathroom detached 1 storey house with garden, in central north Oxford, is within walking distance of the town centre/university, and close to the park. We would like to exchange it for a large house or flat in the south east area of Barcelona for 2/3 weeks from 1 July. Tel.: 01865 556980 or e-mail: mganddharman@btinternet.com.

Return to List of Contents of this section


Travel Afghanistan

Travel in Afghanistan in association with the Afghan Ministry of Tourism. Trips to Herat, Bamiyan, Panjshir Valley, the northern cities and Badakshan. See: www.matthewleeming.com for details.

Return to List of Contents of this section


Holiday Lets

Tuscan Hills: in superb situation near Siena our own restored farmhouse standing amidst its own olives and vineyard. Spectacular hill and forest views. Walking, are, food and wine abundant. Easy access to cities. Very peaceful with full services (but no pool). Sleeps up to 8. Reasonable rates. Tel./Fax: 01252 660899. E-mail: richfran1321@msn.com.

Southwest France, between Albi/Cordes, farmhouse with 6 acres, swimming pool, set amid sunflower fields and vineyards. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, large kitchen, sleeps 8. Several airports within easy reach. Call 01608 810818 or e-mail barrymsimpson@hotmail.com for brochure.

Southern France: 27 miles from Perpignon Airport. Tastefully restored traditional village house with character in the heart of 'Cathar Country'; 5 double bedrooms (3 en suite) plus family bathroom; 2 living rooms; large fully equipped kitchen. Large roof terrace. Other airports: Carcassone, Montpelier, Barcelona. Local swimming, rivers and lakes, beaches within 30 miles, and hiking. Available from now. Call Tony Venables on 01491 825035, or 01865 557767 evening. E-mail: janevenab@aol.com.

Les Bournizeaux: Dordogne/Lot et Garonne. Traditional farm house in small rural hamlet sensitively converted with country furniture, set in 2 acres of meadow, lawn and a pool (11 x 5 m), overlooking fields, vineyards and woods. Two large hayloft bedrooms (1 divided)sleeping 6/7, large open-plan dining room/lounge/kitchen (with fridge- freezer, washing machine), library/study, shower, huge cool veranda for dining, barbecues, games. Local village a short drive away with shop, church and post office. Nearby world class golf club of Chateau Vigier, tennis, riding, lake with water sports, restaurants, bastide towns and markets; Bergerac, St Emilion, Sarlat and Monbazillac nearby. Ryan Air flies to Bergerac and BA to Bordeaux. £550 Oct.–May, June £700, £800 July–Aug. Tel.: 01993 881408. E-mail: jangeoff@onetel.net.uk.

Good things should be shared–winter breaks in Austria. Take Ryanair to Klagenfurt and beat the crowds. Hotel transfer from the airport and a free ski bus make this small 4* hotel the ideal destination for short breaks for downhill skiing; well signed walks or cross country skiing. The surprisingly light and varied cooking make it a trip worth making for the food alone. D/B & B from £60. English speaking staff helps with equipment hire and ski passes: info@landhof-lenzhofer.at or tel.: 0043 4718 3370 or 01865 513896. Tuscany: family owned Wine Estate, producing highly recognised wines, olive oil and cheese: offers ancient farmhouse and apartments accommodation 2 up to 12+. Secluded rural setting, half hour central Florence. Contact: tel./fax: 0039 055 824 9120. E-mail: sulpoggio@bcc.tin.it.

Andalusia: Lecrin Valley; Chaplain's house in beautiful mountain village; 3 bedrooms (1 en suite); living room on to courtyard; immaculate and well furnished, spacious with large roof terrace overlooking orange groves and hills. Dishwasher, washing machine. Sea 25 minutes; Granada 20 minutes; Sierra Nevada peaks 40 minutes. July, Aug., and Holy Week £350 p.w., otherwise £260 p.w.–both incl. linen and cleaner (at end of let). More information from Annette Mountford 01865 515778 or brian.mountford@oriel.oxford.ac.uk.

Tuscany, Italy: Villa S. Stefano, beautifully restored 2-storey country house on the top of a hill, amid large vineyards, and olive trees (biological-organic farming methods, no pesticides): 5 bedrooms (accommodation for up to 9 people); 2 bathrooms; kitchen; lounge; sitting-room; private swimming pool; garden; cable; VCR;Internet. Wonderful and quiet, in the Chianti area, only 5 minutes' drive from Chiusi town, shops, railway/highway. One hour from Rome and Florence, 30 minutes from Siena and Assisi. Contact: info@demata.tuscany.it. Tel.: + 39 055 602044, +39 328 7133951. Web site: www.demata.tuscany.it.

Cottage in rural Normandy: sleeps 6. All details at www.gitelacroix.com. Tel.: 0033 231 92 4712.

Rome: apartment for holiday or longer stays: 1-bedroom, Pigneto District, 15 minutes by bus from city centre; convenient; well located; well equipped; off roads accommodation. Linens and cleaning included. £200 p.2., £600 p.m. Contact: 01865 728830 or e-mail: buceti@frascati.enea.it.

Andalucia Gaucin: Casa Alta, a delightful private house in white mountain village to let while author/owner away; 2 double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; large living area with open fireplace; fully fitted kitchen leading on to terracem with magical views over valleys to coast and mountains of Africa. Very comfortably furnished, TV, video, washing machine, deep freeze, excellent maid by arrangement. £450–£550 p.w.; reduction for longer lets. Also Casa Flora, a self-contained guest house to Casa Alta. Separate entrance. Large studio with double bed, en suitebathroom, and French windows on to terrace with same wonderful views. Sleeps 2–3. Plus single bedroom with en suiteshower. Nice kitchen with wood stove, fridge, washing machine etc. Price according to season £200-£300 p.w. Tel.: 01985 844560 , e-mail: venetiaspain@aol.com, after Jan 20 , tel: 00 34 95 215 11 11 or e-mail: venetia@ari.es.

Tuscany–writer's hilltown retreat near Siena: 2 charming apartments in medieval building, with shaded terraces and orchard. Weekly linen and cleaning. Walk to shops, restaurants, or out into spectacualr countryside. Rent from £270 p.w. Tel.: +44 (0) 1428 714363. E-mail: uliviera@hotmail.com.

Caribbean–Bequia, The Grenadines: 2-bedroom villas on Bequia Island, include unique beach front 'Anthony Eden House'; 4-bedroom villas–`New Eden' set in palm groves on Friendship Beach, `Star Dust' perched on a hill with watchtower and swimming pool. Prices from approx. £200–£700 per person per week. Beaches/activities–Bequia has 7 pristine white sand beaches, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, scuba diving, hobie cats, snorkelling, fishing, shopping, sightseeing. Web site villa and yacht brochures: www.grenadine-escape.com. Please contact Lara Cowan Hadley, The Old Farm House, Weald, Bampton, OX18 2HW. Tel.: 01993 850285. E-mail: lara@grenadine-escape.com.

Tuscany: Fattoria Corzano e Paterno, family owned and run award winning wine and cheese producing farm, half an hour from Florence, offers faithfully restored houses and apartments for short and longer term rentals. Web site: corzanoepaterno.it. Please contact Sibilla Gelpke (Wadham, 2000), e-mail: corzpaterno@libero.it.

Experience the Greek islands of Sporades with Thalpos Holidays. Local villa specialist offers lovely houses and villas in the beautiful islands of Skopelos and Alonissos in the Aegean Sea. Whether you are 2 or 20 persons in the party , and whether you wish to stay in the picturesque town, by the clear blue sea or in the breathtaking countryside, we have just what you are looking for. With more than 10 years of experience we are proud to offer high quality holidays and the very best service. See our programme for 2004 on: www.holidayislands.com, or contact us on e-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr. Tel.: 0030 24240 29036. Fax: 0030 24240 23057.

Deepest SW France. Relax in a luxuriously renovated farmhouse with large seculded grounds in a stunning rural area. Generous facilities include en suiteaccommodation, heated pool, satellite TV. Suitable for great holidays or sabbatical breaks. Tel.: Marion on 01865 554122 or e-mail via Web site: www.hidden-sw- france.com.

Paris apartment available for short or longer stays: delightful 1- bedroom, first-floor flat overlooking the Place du Marche St Catherine (Marais). Period building with large windows and high ceilings. Attractively furnished and well-equipped with television, CD, hairdryer, etc. Linens and cleaning provided. Available from late July, 3 nights minimum. £55 per night, £325 per week or £950 per month for members of the university. (Non-member rates are £65 per night, £395 p.w., and £1,050 p.c.m.). Contact Dr J.J. Chamberlain on 07957 588 448 or e-mail: joe.chamberlain@ukgateway.net.

Return to List of Contents of this section


Retirement Flat for Sale

Large, light ground-floor flat in Warden run residence in Summertown, north Oxford. Ideal for a couple or single person. £65,000 + £550 p.c.m. service charge to include food, heating etc. Further details, tel.: 01223 357778 or 0117 9372511. n

Return to List of Contents of this section