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Oxford University Gazette, 28 July 2005: Advertisements


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The University of Oxford and Oxford University Press accept no responsibility for the content of any advertisement published in the Gazette. Readers should note that the inclusion of any advertisement in no way implies approval or recommendation of either the terms of any offer contained in it or of the advertiser by the University of Oxford or Oxford University Press.

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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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Research on Filipino Carers

Are you, or is someone you know, over the age of 70 and being cared for at home by a carer from the Philippines? The University of Oxford is conducting research on the experiences of migrant workers in the British care sector, and is conducting interviews with carers from the Philippines. Interview confidentiality will be respected, and interviews may be conducted in both English and Tagalog. If you know of any Filipino carers who may be willing to be interviewed, or would like more information, please contact Lourdes Gordolan at lourdes.gordolan@compas.o or call 01865 274711.

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School Scholarship Offered

Summer Fields, Oxford: the Maclaren Trust Scholarship. A scholarship, of up to 90% of full fees, is awarded to a boy of outstanding ability between the ages of 10 and 12 who, without this financial support, would not be able to come to Summer Fields. For an application form please write to or telephone the Registrations Secretary, Summer Fields, Oxford OX2 7EN. Tel.: 01865 459204. Email: .

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Plant Power Festival 2005

Explore the University of Oxford Botanic Garden, the world of plants and how we use them at this year's series of festival days. We have commissioned five artists with the support of Arts Council England to create pieces of artwork that will reveal interesting and unusual ways in which we use plants. Each of our artists will respond to the five festival themes. Sat., 20 Aug., 'Plants that feed us'. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Adults: £2.60, children in full-time education free (must be accompanied by an adult). Tel.: 01865 286690.

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Jazz in a Summer Meadow

Sat., 30 July, Harcourt Arboretum, Nuneham Courtenay. Bring a picnic, your friends and family and enjoy the sounds of swinging jazz and funky Brazilian beats in the lovely meadow. In aid of Harcourt Arboretum Primary School Education Programme. Gates open at 6 p.m.; performance at 7 p.m. Tickets: £10 individual, £25 family ticket. Tel.: 01865 286690, or send a cheque to FOBG, Oxford Botanic Garden, Rose Lane, Oxford OX1 4AZ.

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Evolving City

Oxford's year-long cultural celebration: events, exhibitions, festivals'Evolving City is an exciting addition to the city's cultural life. Oxford is a more controversial, exciting and challenging place than its traditional image conveys, and Evolving City sets out to reflect this: so sample aspects of the city's culture that you might not know existed. Try something new this month from the wide range of activities the programme offers!

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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 the 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. Website:

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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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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. Website:

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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 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).

Want to go broadband and don't know how? Computer problem needing personal but understanding help? We can put you on the Internet safely or do that little upgrade to your system. We have lots of experience of the Oxford IT, supporting people as well as their computers. Happy to give advice for free and work on a no fix/no fee basis. Call MCC on 01865 880600 or 07768 732123.

Carpenter/joiner. For bookcases and wardrobes etc. made on site to your specifications. Portfolio available. Call 01865 721707 (evening) or 07961 444597 (daytime). Email:

Translator, 20 years' experience, qualified (Pg. Dip. Trans.), available to undertake translation into English from Italian, French and Spanish; all subjects considered, especially medical and plant related, anything from advertisements to research papers. Also 'polishing' of written English. Fair rates, references if required. Contact:

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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.

Nursery place available. Nursery place for toddler (2–3.5 years) in Oxford University nursery (North Oxford) from Sept. through Dec. Contact or 01865 741024.

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Situations Vacant

Oxford Chamber Music Society will need a new Chairman to succeed Dr G K Woodgate who intends to retire next Oct. at the beginning of our 107th season. If you are interested, or would like further information, please get in touch with the Hon. Secretary, Jim Haworth, Pendle Wood, Cothill Road,

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Houses to Let

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

Superb top-floor studio apartment in quiet cul-de-sac in Oxford, vacant from 1 Aug. The main studio room is very large and full of light; lovely views from the large balcony over the private gardens; split- levels on 2 floors; a well-equipped new kitchen (dishwasher, clothes drier and washing machine, microwave combination oven, fridge etc.) and a shower toilet room on floor below. Own garden entrance, off-street parking for 2 cars and phone connections to BT, NTL and Broadband included. £800 p.c.m. For photos see Tel.: 01865 427707.

Comfortable family home. Hill Top Road, Headington. Near hospitals and schools. Large kitchen/diner and sitting room. Further large reception room, utility room, downstairs shower and cloakroom. Five bedrooms; first-floor bathroom. Fully furnished. Pleasant garden. Off-street parking. Available July. Suit family. No sharers, no pets. N-s only. £1,450 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 351745.

Charming period cottage. Westcott Barton, 14 miles north-west of Oxford, in a quiet corner of the village. Attractively furnished and well equipped. Two bedrooms (1 double bedroom, one spare bedroom/dressing room/study). Beams, inglenook fireplace, wood-burning stove, g.c.h., country antiques, washer/drier, fridge/freezer, bath/shower, small walled south-facing garden. Wonderful place to write. Available mid- Sept. Email: .

Quiet terrace house, furnished, available Sept. for minimum one year. Situated in West Oxford near meadows and river. Two double bedrooms, one currently a study; large kitchen with washing machine, gas cooker, fridge and freezer, dining room, lounge and sitting room. 40 ft garden and patio; g.c.h., bathroom with power shower. Very convenient for train station. Fifteen min. walk from town centre. £1,100 p.m. excl. Email:

Two-bedroom modern furnished house, with c.h., parking, and private and communal garden. Very quiet, attractive location (Iffley Turn), close to all amenities. Available from 3 Sept. (and possibly earlier) for a minimum of 6 months (renewable). Sorry no children, smokers, or pets. £730 p.m., plus council tax and utilities. Tel.: 01865 361494. Fax: 01865 368192. Email:

Comfortable small house in Buckler Road, North Oxford. Walking distance to Summertown shops and easy bus access to the University. Part furnished with a quiet garden. One double, one single bedroom, study/third bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom, g.c.h. Ideal for visiting academic. N-s only. Available immediately for 12 months. £800 p.m. (excl. local council tax, water and services). Contact Dr Chris Osman at christopher.osman@btinternet .com.

Central North Oxford. Modern terrace house, immaculate condition. Two double bedrooms; g.c.h.; high standard internal fittings; pleasant garden; ample storage; private parking; easy access to hospitals, University departments and sporting and shopping facilities. Would suit couple. Available furnished or unfurnished from mid-Sept. for 1 year. £950 p.c.m. N-s only. Tel.: 01865 552505. Email:

Marston. Situated conveniently near the University Parks, comfortable 3-bedroom furnished house with all mod. cons. £950 p.c.m. Available from 1 Sept. for preferably another long let. Please call 01993 886885 or email

East Oxford. Tastefully refurbished 3-bedroom Victorian terrace house to let. Kitchen includes dishwasher, gas hob, electric oven, microwave and large fridge/freezer. Bathroom with luxurious shower bath and new boiler. Spacious living room and bedrooms with ample storage. Large, low maintenance back garden. 3 min. walk from shops, 1 min. from frequent bus route to city center. Within walking distance of city centre. Ideal for professional couple or family. Available from end Sept.; 12-month lease. Furnished: £1,200; unfurnished: £1,150. References and deposit required. Digital photos available on request. Contact Tel.: 01865 423410.

Wootton, near Woodstock. Delightful period cottage to let in sought after, pretty village. Living room with open fire overlooking rear garden. Stable door to garden with apple tree. Kitchen with all mod. cons. Double bedroom and large bathroom with panelled bath and electric shower. Loft for storage. Oil-fired c.h. Attractive mature garden. Two garden sheds and log store. Good bus and train connections to Oxford. Suit academic/professional couple. Available Aug/Sept. for 6 months/1year. £650 p.m. incl. gardener. (excl. council tax and utility bills). References essential. Contact: Sally Stradling on 01993 812278/ mobile 078 3509 1750 or email

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Flats to Let

Central North Oxford: 10 min. 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: lovely ground floor flat, fully furnished, with large double bedroom, large single bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Available immediately. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789092274.

Are you looking for property in the city centre? Contact Portfolio Properties for high quality properties in and around Oxford. Currently we have studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments available in the city centre. Why not visit where you will find property information and a great deal of useful information for tenants and landlords. For more details, please telephone 01865 242634, fax 01865 242834, or email for the latest availability.

A spacious, light, airy, furnished, top-floor flat in Waterways (Frenchay Road), minutes' walking from city centre. Elevator, video entry, alarm. Lounge/dining room. Double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and en suite shower room. Twin bedroom with fitted wardrobes. Bathroom. Well-equipped kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine. G.c.h., parking. £1,050 p.m. Minimum six months. Available 10 Aug. Tel./Fax: 01865 880018. Mobile: 07771873838. Email:

Cowley, Boswell Road. Extremely nice ground-floor flat with large garden. Two bedrooms and all modern comforts. Very silent. Well-served by buses, 15 min. from downtown. For very quiet academic person or couple, with reference. From end Aug. to end Jan. 2006. £550 p.m., council tax and bills excluded. Tel.: 01865 711577 (7 p.m.–9 p.m. or leave message). Mobile: 07810 194454. Email:

Granville Court, London Road: fully-furnished two- bedroom flat; 10 min. walk to city centre and most University buildings; adjacent Brookes University; en suite shower to main bedroom. £800 p.c.m. excluding bills. Suitable for a couple or two n-s single professional or post-grad sharers. Available beginning of Aug. Email:

Brand new flat in Central Oxford (Paradise Street) with parking. Two double bedrooms, two bathrooms. Very spacious open plan living area. Wooden floors. Amazing views of Oxford Castle and The Millstream. Available long term from July/Aug. Unfurnished (negotiable). £1,250 p.m. Non-smokers only, please. Please contact Greg or Tamie for more information on 01923 350034 or 07711804475, or email or

Marston. Bright and spacious two-bedroom furnished upstairs flat with garden, near Marston shops. Available from mid-Sept. until end of July 06. £850 p.c.m., incl. water rates. Suitable for n-s couple. Contact Paul or Irene on 07980 507304 or email

New flat, self contained, one bedroom, in quiet cul de sac off Cumnor Hill. Contact Mrs M Maggs on 01865 862443.

A flat in Saint Petersburg in the very city centre (Nevskiy prospect 23), perfect location, walking distance from all main universities, institutes, operas, concert halls and museums. Quite spacious (85 sqm), newly renovated, 2 rooms, kitchen, big bathroom, top floor with a lift, entrance from Nevskiy. £750 p.m. or £200 p.w. Academics preferred. Email:

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Vacation Lets

Large Victorian 5-bedroom house with walled garden overlooking the river at Iffley Lock. Ten min. cycle ride to city centre along the towpath. Available 7 Aug.–4 Sept. £500 p.w. Use of car (VW Passat) also a possibility. Please call Tanya on 01865 401510 or email

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Accommodation Offered

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

Finders Keepers: for all of your accommodation needs please contact us—Oxford's rental specialist. Tel. 01865 311011.

Comfortable, pleasant accommodation available for academics in attractive, private house, just over a mile from the centre of Oxford. B&B basis. Dinner by arrangement. One minute to bus stop. River walks nearby. Quiet. A home away from home. £39 per night. Discounts for long bookings. Please telephone 01865 770 501. Email:

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

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: uk.

Thomas Merrifield Lettings. We let and manage property throughout Oxford and Oxfordshire and always have a good selection of furnished and unfurnished properties available for 6- or 12-month lets. We have a team of dedicated staff based in Jericho in Oxford and would be delighted to help you with your accommodation search. Please phone us on 01865 515900. Fax: 01865 310823. Email: Website:

To share a large, quiet apartment in central North Oxford. Bath and shower. Two toilets. Large, sunny bedroom. TV. Washer- dryer. Ample storage. Off-street parking. Non-smoker. Suitable for academic or professional. May remain indefinitely. £375 p.m. plus share of utilities. Tel.: 01865 511555.

Female wanted to share small North Oxford (Frenchay Road) house with one other. Own large room, which is the whole downstairs of the house. Kitchen and bathroom shared. N-s. Suit mature student/teacher or similar. £230 p.c.m. plus share of electricity and gas bills and half council and water rates (estimate £310-£320 p.c.m. for everything mentioned). Own phone line installed. Available 14 Aug. Ring Victoria on 243311 (office hours) or email

Central North Oxford. One-bedroom accommodation in charming location, 10 min. walk from city centre. Bedroom/study, bathroom and well-equipped shared kitchen and patio garden. Best suited to n-s mature professional or visiting academic. Shops and other amenities very accessible. Available from Sept.–June 06 at £500 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 515344 or email

Independent studio flat (basement) for rent. Ideal location in central Summertown. N-s only. Single person. Tel.: 01865 516446.

Self-contained single and family accommodation is available on the Yarnton Manor Estate. Suitable for graduate students or visiting academics to Oxford. Yarnton Manor is set in beautiful grounds four miles from Oxford. Competitive rentals include all utilities and wireless Internet connection. There is a regular minibus service into Oxford city centre. For further details email or call 01865 370830.

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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. Website: Email:

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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

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. If you would like details of our services, or if you simply need some informal help and advice without obligation, telephone us: 01865 764533, fax us: 764777, or email us: Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Website at: and see how we could be marketing your property.

Finders Keepers: for all of your accommodation needs please contact us—Oxford's rental specialist. Tel. 01865 311011.

College and County are seeking high quality family homes for long lets for visiting academics. We have a number of applicants from the States and from Europe who are hoping to take up tenancies between now and the end of Sept. All areas required but we have particular demand in North and West Oxford. For a confidential market appraisal or for an informal chat please contact Mark Crampton Smith on 01865 722277 or email

Large comfortable double room in quiet house or reasonably spacious self-contained bed-sit required to rent from mid-Sept. close to Oxford city-centre for visiting n-s academic. Oxford references available. Please contact Dr. Dorren McMahon. Email:

Urgently wanted: unfurnished 2/3 bed house to rent mid/end Sept. Preferably East Oxford area. Please email Tel.: 07950917218.

Professional pilot available to house sit for 1–2 years, must occupy by early Sept. Three bedrooms or more needed, local to Oxford/Abingdon. Tel.: 01865 735041.

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Holiday Lets

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.

Deepest SW France. Relax in one of our three privately owned luxuriously renovated farmhouses with large, secluded grounds in a stunning rural area. Generous facilities include en suite accommodation, own heated pool, satellite TV. Suitable for great holidays or sabbatical breaks for 6, 8 or 10. Contact Marion on 01865 554122 or email marion@hidden-sw- Further details on

Paris apartment available for short or longer stays in July and Aug.: 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 TV, CD, hairdryer, etc. Linens and cleaning provided. Three nights minimum. £55 per night, £325 p.w. or £950 p.c.m. for members of the University. (Non-member rates: £65 per night, £395 p.w., and £1,050 p.c.m.). Contact Dr J.J. Chamberlain on 07957 588 448 or email: .

Geneva area/Département de l'Ain. Ground- floor apartment in Ferney-Voltaire. Open plan fully-equipped kitchen, dining and sitting room, separate en suite double bedroom (linen provided), office, phone, broadband, parking. 10 min. to Palais des Nations and downtown Geneva (regular bus), 5 min. from Geneva airport. Suit one or two non- smokers. Available for short lets from mid-July at €250 p.w. or €1000 p.m. For further details and photos, email

Mousehole, Cornwall. Holiday cottage unexpectedly available right on the picturesque harbour with its sandy beaches. Sleeps four. Car parking at hand (paying I fear). £460 p.w. for high season reducing to £180 p.w. for winter months. Why not treat yourselves to a little extra holiday in what Dylan Thomas called 'the most beautiful village in England'? For further information, contact Professor or Mrs J. C. Dancy, Wharf House, Mousehole, Penzance TR19 6RX, or phone 01736 731137. Alternatively, visit our website on

Holiday house in Western France to let. Sept./Oct. availability only. £325 p.w. Pretty stone cottage in village setting. Sleeps 6 + baby. Fully-equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge and 3 bedrooms. Small garden and access to canal and private punt. Situated in Venise Verte (40 min. from La Rochelle and beaches). Ideal for walking, fishing, painting, touring, cycling etc. Call Linda Eaton on 07919 308912. Website:

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Flat for Sale

Waterside Estate off Walton Well Road. Ground floor flat suitable for wheelchair user. Two bedrooms with en suite bath/shower rooms. Living room, dining room/study, kitchen, wc. Parking for one car. Guide price: £325,000. Contact Thomas Merrifield on 01865 515000 or Cowan on 01865 554566.

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For Sale

Two cars for sale: (1) 2003 SAAB 9-5 Vector Estate, 2.0 litre petrol, 20,000 miles, under factory warranty, silver, heated seats, parking assistance, full service history, electric windows, immaculate condition. £11,500. Tel.: 01235 206528. (2) 2002 VW Golf S, 5-door hatchback, 1.6 litre petrol, 30,000 miles, forest green, excellent condition, £6,900. Tel.: 07799 772694. n

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