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Oxford University Gazette, 3 February 2005: Advertisements

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 10.30 a.m.–12 noon except for two weeks at Christmas and Easter. Newcomers with children (0–4 years) meet every Friday in term 10.15 a.m.–12 noon. Other term-time activities include a Book Group, informal Conversation Group and tours to colleges, museums, and other places of interest, also country walks, garden trips and a visit to an antique centre. Second-hand items can be bought on Wednesday mornings 10.30 a.m.–12 noon from the equipment room. Visit our website:

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Notice for former Somerville College staff

Any academic staff formerly employed by Somerville College during the period Oct. 2001 to Sept. 2004 are asked to contact Andrew Kingston in the Treasury on 01865 270626 or by email on if they wish to have their past employment superannuated.

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Boat Race

The Oxford University Society invites you to watch the 151st Oxford v. Cambridge Boat Race with us on 27 March. We have chartered a boat that will be moored at Chiswick Pier on the northern bank, affording a superb view of the crews in the finishing stages of the race. Tickets cost £45 each. For further information, please see our website ay/boatrace.shtml or phone Cathy Tennent on 01865 288087.

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The Oxford University Orchestra will be performing Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique and Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations with soloist Guy Johnston and conductor Douglas Boyd on 12 Feb. at 8 p.m. in the Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets: £10/£5 from the Playhouse. Tel.: 01865 305305 or

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W.G. Hoskins, Making of the English Landscape. 50th Anniversary Conference at Christ Church, Oxford, on Sat., 16 Apr., 9 a.m.–5.30 p.m. Speakers include Dr Robert Peberdy on `Hoskins' Early Life', Professor David Pullizer, `Landscape of Towns', and Professor Charles Phyttian-Adams, `Landscape History—Then and Now'. Further details from Academic Study and Travel, 3 Whites Forge, Appleton, Abingdon OX13 5LG. Email:

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St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Christ at Work: 10 Feb., `Hang `em and flog `em', Revd David Little (Reading Prison Chaplain); 17 Feb., `Down to the sea', Bishop Bill Down (Chaplain to Seafarers); 24 Feb., `In at the sharp end', Revd Nick Fennemore (Hospital Chaplain); 3 March, `The cure of one soul', Revd Michael Brierely (Bishop's Chaplain); 10 March, `Fighting the good (and sometimes the not-so-good)', Fr Nick Gosnell CF (Army Chaplain); 17 March, `The nun's priest's tale', Revd Lister Tonge (Convent Chaplain).The talks will be held at 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.

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Open Morning

D'Overbroeck's College, Independent Sixth Form & Leckford Place (age 11–16). Join us for our Open Morning on Sat., 5 Feb., from 10 a.m.–12.30 p.m. for information on entry into the d'Overbroeck's Sixth Form and entry at age 11 or 13 into Leckford Place School— Oxford's new independent day school for girls and boys (part of d'Overbroeck's College). This is an informal event to give you an opportunity to meet our teaching staff and some of our current students. For further information about us, please contact the College Office on 01865 310000 or visit our website at

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Career Workshop: Girton College, Cambridge

Second Annual Workshop: `Analyse Your Moves: Thinking about Careers and Transitions.' Sat. 19 Mar.: presentations and group discussions on Mentoring, Networking, Headhunting, Choice Points, Young Graduates, Careers and Statistics. Sun. 20 Mar.: facilitated groups on career analysis. All age groups and backgrounds are welcome. For further information and programme e-mail (`Workshop' in subject line) or Dr Louise Braddock, c/o Roll Office, Girton College, Cambridge CB3 0JG.

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Antiques Bought and Sold

Antiques and decorative objects bought and sold: desks and library furniture always wanted, also garden stonework and large gilt picture frames—any condition. 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. Graham Jeffrey, Periodicals (est. 1967), 29 Cuddesdon Road, Horspath, Oxford OX33 1JD. Tel.: 01865 872528, fax: 776398. E-mail:

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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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Personal Training Services

One of the highest qualified exercise and nutritional consultants/personal trainers in the UK. 35 years' experience. MSc Biomechanics and Applied Human Movement; BSc (Hons 1st) Sports Nutrition; Adv. Dip in Clinical Stress Management; Adv. Dip in Clinical Sports Therapy. Member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Member of the International Society of Biomechanics. Expert attention for tone, weight loss, injury and rehabilitation and performance, from total novice levels to advanced, regardless of sex, age or physical limitations. Web site:

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Services Offered

Marshall & Galpin Solicitors, Family Department. We are an established Oxfordshire private client firm with offices in Oxford, Thame and Abingdon. We have seven specialist family lawyers who advise on a wide range of issues: divorce and separation, children, financial agreements on divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, cohabitee disputes, separation agreements and pensions. Our lawyers are members of the Solicitors Family Law Association. Two members of the team are Deputy District Judges and three are trained mediators. We offer a range of competitive rates and a short free initial interview. French, Spanish and Italian spoken. Other services provided by the firm include property adviceconveyancing, wills & probate, personal injury & medical negligence, employment and businesscommercial. For further information visit our web site at: or contact Mary Wakem on 01865 792300 (Oxford), Simon Bassett on 01235 555345 (Abingdon), James Stonham 01844 261966 (Thame).

Franklins Solicitors. We have recently recruited an experienced employment lawyer from a well-known London practice. Contact Sarah Escritt for advice on all aspects of the employment relationship. Our family law team is led by Peter Devlin, who is a Deputy District Judge and member of the Solicitors Family Law Association. We also deal with wills, trust, probate, residential, and commercial conveyancing. Contact details: 15 Ock Street, Abingdon, OX14 5AN. Tel.: 01235 553222.

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. Email:, also at: 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431. Email:

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).

Elsfield Editorial. Professional editing, proof-reading, writing, design and critique services for your web page, business, or academic and creative works. More than 25 years' experience as an author, journalist and page designer for publications such as the FT, the Observer, and The Economist. Make your newsletter stand out; your magazine and newspaper submissions punchy and professional; your thesis polished and easy to read. For a quote, telephone 01865 358727.

Original drawings by Anning Bell, Belcher, H.M. & C.E. Brock, Cleaver, Cowham, Du Maurier, Furniss, Greiffenhagen, Hassall, Jacomb-Hood, Low, Partridge, Raven- Hill, W. Heath Robinson, Sambourne, Sullivan, Tonsend, J. Walter West, Caton Woodville. Many for Punch, some for the Titmarsh Club and editions of Thackeray. Also fine prints and books. Online at A paper catalogue is available. Tel.: 01635 201825.

Ron Taylor ARCM. Double bassist and violin/bow restorer. Very experienced player and teacher: all standards, from beginner to soloist. Or are you in need of an instrument or a repair to your violin/viola/cello/d-bass? Call me and make an appointment on 01367 710363. Email:

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Domestic Services

Blue House, a small, intimate nursery for children 2`5 years, established 16 years. Open Mon.–Fri., 8.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., full or half- days. NNEB staff. All pre-school activities incl. numeracy and literacy skills to prepare children for school entry. Short-term vacancies for visiting academics. Call Kimberley for further information, or come to visit. Tel.: 01865 247877.

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

Easter Revision Courses: GCSE, AS & A Level. D'Overbroeck's College is one of the leading and most established providers of Easter revision courses in the UK, with an outstanding track record of success. Expert exam-based teaching. Focused exam preparation and feedback. At GCSE: revise three subjects in a five-day course. At AS & A level: revise two subjects in a six-day course. Based in North Oxford. Limited places available. Contact us now to find out more. Tel.: 01865 310000.

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Situations Vacant

St Stephen's House, an Anglican Theological College and Hall of the University of Oxford, seeks to appoint a part-time Development Officer. The successful candidate will promote the House through effective publicity, coordinate new educational programmes, and facilitate fundraising. Salary: £18,144 p.a. pro rata. Closing date: Fri., 4 Feb. Interviews: Fri., 11 Feb. Job description and application form available from, or from the Bursar, St Stephen's House, 16 Marston Street, Oxford OX14 1JX. Tel.: 01865 432302. Email:

French Teacher required at New College School for Sept. to teach boys aged 4 to 13 years. We are seeking a graduate in French with teaching qualifications, interested in professional development, willing to participate in extra-curricular activities and with up-to-date ICT skills. The closing date for applications is Wed., 9 Feb. Please contact Mrs Asquith on 01865 243657 or email

Au pair required, Apr.–mid-July. After-school care for 7- and 5- year-old. Medical professor's family in Central North Oxford. Preferably over 21 with some child care experience. Mother speaks good French. Might suit postgraduate. Tel. 01865 512714.

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Houses to Let

North Oxford (Jericho). Available 27 March or sooner for 1 year or less: fully-furnished, recently redecorated house, secluded garden. Charming, cosy, quiet, c.h., easy to maintain, 2 bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms, washing machine, dryer, telephone, linen, dishes. Easy walk to University, train and coach stations, near best schools and parks. Two bedrooms £1,250 p.m.; 3 bedrooms £1,500 p.m. (incl. bedsit with separate kitchen and entrance). Tel. J. Mackrell in Oxford (evenings or 7–8 a.m.), on: 01865 775567. Email: Or contact A. Gaston in Canada: +613 745 1368, fax: +613 745 0299, email:

Jericho, Oxford. Charming terraced cottage in quiet residential street, nicely modernised, walking distance city centre, station. Two bedrooms, bath with decent shower, all appliances, patio garden. To let fully furnished, china, linen, etc. March, April only, all incl. except phone. £1,300 p.c.m. Ideal for visiting academic. Please contact

Oxfordshire Cotswolds, Milton under Wychwood. Three-bed detached unfurnished bungalow. Available immediately for 6 months+. New kitchen, large lounge/dining room, family bathroom, cloakroom with w.c., washbasin. Fully double-glazed, wooden floors, full g.c.h., large garden, garage and off-road parking. For photos, maps, etc. please see £850 p.c.m. excl. council tax and utilities. Email: Tel.: 01993 830581.

Blenheim Estates—two properties available: 1.) Manor Farmhouse, Cassington. Refurbished Victorian stone built farmhouse in the centre of this popular village. This imposing 5-bedroom house backs onto open farmland. Many period features and outbuildings to the rear. Available now. 2.) Park Cottage, Blenheim. Semi- detached cottage undergoing full refurbishment. Three bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen, bathroom, garden and garage. Available in Apr. For further information, visit our website on or contact Dennis Murphy on 01993 810504 or

Farmhouse in Canada. Delightful 19th century Ontario farmhouse to let Sept. 05–June 06. Two bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, lounge, and attached annexe with bedroom, lounge and bathroom. The property, in 65 acres of beautiful country, is totally secluded, providing ideal accommodation for an academic with family to study or write. Civilisation is only 15 min. away by car. Monthly charge $1,800 (c.£800) negotiable. Tel.: 01993 810035. Email:

Central Oxford. Two-bedroom unfurnished house available for rent immediately in the heart of the city. £850 p.c.m. Min. 6-month let. Email: Tel.: 01865 (2)79713.

Finders Keepers properties: 1.) Hayfield Road. Charming two-bedroom Victorian cottage with canal side garden. Available to May. Reference 2986. 2.) Cunliffe Close. Three-bedroom house located in this quiet cul de sac, within walking distance of the shops and amenities of Summertown. Available to June and ideal for an academic couple. Reference 1953. Contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011.

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Flats to Let

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: available now for short/long let in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large, light airy rooms: two lovely ground floor flats, each with large double bedroom, large single bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Flat 1 (recently refurbished to a high standard) is available at the end of March. Flat 2 is available now. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789092274.

Temple Cowley. Double-bedroom furnished apartment in recent development in quiet cul-de-sac. Very convenient for buses and swimming pool. Allocated parking. Non-smoker. £660 p.m. Tel.: 01844 279416.

Self-contained furnished apartment available in Norham Manor for single non-smoking occupant. £500 p.c.m. (incl.). Tel.: 01865 559407 between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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Accommodation Offered

Comfortable rooms in convenient North Oxford. Only £60 p.w. per person or £95 p.w. for two. Tel. 01865 511657. Email:

OxfordShortlets offers a portfolio of high quality self-catering short let properties as an excellent alternative to hotel/guesthouse and bed and breakfast accommodation in Oxford and the surrounding villages. We have a wide selection of quality homes available for short stay lets from 1 week up to several months. OxfordShortlets provides property rental on a short-term basis for professional individuals, groups or families requiring housing while visiting Oxford for holiday/vacation, business/academic, relocation purposes or temporary accommodation in between homes. For more information, please contact us on tel: 0870 1602325, fax: 0870 1602327, email: or visit our website at

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. Email:

Comfortable ground floor room overlooking lovely North Oxford garden in unique spacious flat with own entrance, en suite shower. Use of further study space in garden cabin, kitchen area and laundry as required. Would suit graduate D.Phil., visiting or overseas academic or visiting business person on regular assignment. Long lease (6 months renewable) offered. Non smoker only. References please. Email: Tel.: 01865 511276.

Wheatley (centre of village). Double room in nice first floor 2- bedroom flat. Available now. Quiet area with easy parking. Good access to Cowley/A40 Oxford/London and surrounding villages. Garage if required. Good-sized sunny garden for summer BBQs. £300 p.c.m. plus bills (approx. £50 p.m.). Women preferred. Tel.: 07900 693657.

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Self-catering Apartments

Fully-furnished and serviced 3 and 4-star self-catering apartments available in North Oxford; 15 min. from Oxford city centre. Suitable for short lets for visiting academics or business people. From £330 p.w. all inclusive. Sleeps 2–5 people. Tel.: 07870 234725. Web site: E-mail:

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Office Accommodation

North Oxford , 800 yards from St Giles. A complex of four rooms (garden bungalow) incl. an annexe in detached premises off the Woodstock Road. Separate entrance, with all facilities. Computer and fax input, BT telephone, car parking, c.h. and hot/cold water. Total alarmed security. Five star interior and exterior appearance. Available immediately. Tel.: 01865 51 11 11.

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Accommodation Sought

Academic couple seeks rental or exchange, July and Aug. We need a 2-bedroom flat or house within walking distance of the University. Our home in Boston is a sunny, first-floor 2-bedroom apartment in Brookline, Mass., one block from Boston proper, with excellent access to all public transportation and major universities. Contact

Two or three-bedroom house or flat required for family of four (two adults, a toddler and a baby). Preferably in Oxford or nearby, for 2–3 months from mid-March, while our home is being renovated. Would be happy to rent or house-sit. Please contact Elizabeth or Colin. Tel.: 01865 847988 or email:

Home exchange: Kapiti Coast, New Zealand. Exchange sought by couple for sabbatical leave in Oxford area, Jan.–July 2006. Beach front, modern home within one hour's access of Wellington (by car or train) and Palmerston north (by car). Three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, study, three large living areas, plus outdoor living spaces. Willing to negotiate car swap. Conctact Annette Beasley:

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Holiday Lets

Naples, Florida: rent our beautiful 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom house, on the Gulf Coast, in southwest Florida. This spacious home is located on one of the best private golf courses in the area. The house sleeps up to 8 people, has a huge south-facing heated swimming pool, and comes fully furnished and equipped. The house is available all year round from £800 p.w. (minimum 2-week let, discount for longer lets), Tel. Mark on: 07802 754154. E-mail: Web site:

Greek Island Rentals. Skopelos and Alonissos. Local villa specialist offers lovely pool villas, town houses and cottages available for rent. Town, country and seaside locations. Accommodations for 2–16 persons. Prices from £100 p.p./p.w. For information see Email : Fax : +30 24240 23057.

Southwest France. Between Albi and the medieval bastide town of Cordes, lovely 100-year old stone farmhouse on edge of village in the Tarn's `Golden Triangle'. Six-acre grounds, 15 m. swimming pool, set amid sunflower fields and vineyards. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, large well-equipped kitchen, separate wc/utility room. Sleeps eight. Fully serviced. Several airports within easy reach. Call 0033 563 561 885 or email for details.

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, 30 min. to central Florence. Contact: Tel/Fax (0039) 055 824 9120. Email:

Albi, Cordes, Gaillac triangle. Lovely private house with independent cottage, sleeps 12. Suits two families. Pool, tennis court. Twenty acres. Nearby wonderful village with restaurants, deli, boulangerie, etc. Games room, table tennis, snooker. Satellite TV, open fires, modern kitchen, all linen. Beautiful terrace, courtyard, orchard, gardens. Hoopoe, nightingales, nightjars. Woodland paths. Full domestic service available. Contact Judith on 01608 810299 (evening).

Carefully converted farmhouse in South West France (Tarn-et- Garonne) available for several periods May–Sept. Tranquil but accessible. Accommodates six plus baby. Swimming pool and attractive outside sitting areas. Modern facilities and excellent local support. Barbecue, wood burning stove and c.h. all available. Discounts negotiable for University members and longer lets. Details from and queries to

Asolo. Situated on the hills between the Dolomites and Venice in one of Italy's most beautiful medieval towns (Robert Browning's second home), a comfortable flat available for 1–5-week stays. Peaceful country location, wonderful views. Spacious living room, fully-equipped kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, balconies. Sleeps 4–5. Dishwasher, washing machine. Telephone and internet connection. Home-cooked meals on request. Digital photos available. £500 p.w. Contact:

Two properties: 1.) Umbria, Assisi National Park. Traditional stone villa with oak beams fountain and terraced garden. Superb views, wild life, quiet, own road, car essential. Two double bedrooms, kitchen/dining room, large bathroom. 2.) Lombardia, Lake Como. Village house apartment closely overlooking the lake. Double bedroom, dining/sitting room, kitchenette, bathroom, loggia. Boat landing-stages nearby. 30 min. Como city. £350 p.w./£650 p. fortnight for either let, plus returnable deposit. Tel.: 01865 768775.

Holiday house in Catalonia. Well appointed house in the unspoilt village of Regencós (65 miles north-east of Barcelona). The house has two self- contained flats, each comprising double bedroom, twin bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and lounge/diner. Attractive roof garden with beautiful views. Superb beaches within a radius of 6 miles. Spanish maid visits every Sunday. £400 p.w., £750 per fortnight, £1,400 per 4-week period. Tel.: 01993 810035. Email:

Geneva area, Département de l'Ain. Located between the Alps and Jura in the village of Ferney-Voltaire, this sunny ground-floor apartment in a Provence- style house is available for short stays. Featuring an open plan fully-equipped kitchen (crockery included), dining room and sitting room, separate en suite double bedroom (linen provided), and small office. Nearby Voltaire's Chateau, 10 min. from the Palais des Nations and downtown Geneva (regular bus service), and 5 min. from Geneva airport. Suit one or two academics. Parking, telephone, high-speed internet connection, and immediate proximity to world class food and wine, skiing, hiking and lakes. Available for short lets (up to 8 weeks) from 23 Apr. at €250 p.w., €1,000 p.m. Non-smokers preferred. For more details and photos, ring 01865 557 351 or email

Tuscany, Maremma. Detached house surrounded by farmland. Sleeps 4–6. Fully-equipped kitchen, sitting room with fireplace leading to portico ideal for outside dining, c.h. Ten min. from shops and range of beaches. Rome, Pisa, Florence, Siena, each within 2 hours' drive. Etruscan and Roman sites. Easy access to Tuscan Archipelago. Tel.: 0117 3157104. Email:

Mousehole, Cornwall. Dylan Thomas called Mousehole the most beautiful village in England. We have two attractive little harbourside cottages to let, each sleeping four. They are only 40 yards from each other—two families often come together. Sandy beaches inside, rocky pool outside the harbour walls; fishing is allowed off the quays. From £275–£460 p.w. Winter: £185 p.w. Car parking (paying) adjacent. Contact Mrs Dancy on 01736 7311377 or see

Lot, South West France. Restored barn to let. Sleeps 6. All amenities. Quiet peaceful location, a short distance from river with stunning scenery, canoeing, etc. Also many caves nearby with Neolithic wall paintings, underground lake, etc. Swimming pool complex less than 1 km from house in open country location. Small, busy but picturesque medieval town approx. 5 miles away. Tel. 01865 241531 or email

Tuscany, near Bagni di Lucca. Farmhouse, sleeps 8 in 4 double bedrooms, own 15m pool. Wonderful position on a hillside surrounded by fields. Pisa airport 1 hour, Florence about 1 ½ hours, beach 1 hour. For more information contact Sarah Briant on 01869 331566.

Bequia Island Grenadines. Off the beaten track fun holiday island. Stunning views, pool, air conditioning, nearby beach. Three-bedroom villa for £ 680 p.w., May to Aug. 2005 (house keeping, all linens). Mar. 2005 available! £1,600 p.w. Exclusive to our guests 5% discount on island air transfers Barbados to Bequia. Tel.: Lara Cowan on 01993 850285.

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Flat for Sale

Central Paris. Completely renovated two-bedroom, third floor apartment in sought-after area on the edge of 5e and 13 e quarters. Quiet, courtyard location. Open plan, well-equipped, modern kitchen/diner, double shower room, cellar. Original features include marble fireplaces and parquet flooring. Lovely area, excellent transport links, close to Jardin des Plantes and rue Mouffetard. Excellent investment and superb rental location. Monthly rental income €940. Furnishings included. €225,000. Tel: 01729 822986. Email: n

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