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Oxford University Gazette, 13 July 2006 : 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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By the Cam and the Isis: 1954–2000

In this book Francis Warner looks back over the last half century in his two universities with gratitude. It takes the form of two poems, each describing a walk and the friends he meets and visits, or remembers: around Cambridge one night in winter, around Oxford one summer afternoon. This handsome new edition comes with over 120 pages of annotation and documentation by the poet and other Emeriti, incl. Henry Chadwick, R.W. Burchfield, Roger Highfield et al, and as a result has become one poet's portrait of his generation: of those who experienced the Second World War (some of them the First World War as well), and then devoted their lives to teaching the young in these twin cities. £25. Colin Smythe Ltd. Available from bookshops or contact

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MECO Monthly Forum. The renowned Sufi Master and Teacher, Shaykh Safwat Sangr of the Shadiliya and Burhaniya 'tariqa' (order) delivers an in-depth presentation on 'The Way of the Sufi: Mysticism and Spirituality in Islam' at 4 p.m. on Sat., 16 July, at the Summertown Hall (corner Banbury and Portland Roads). Shaykh Safwat is a graduate of the prestigious Al-Azhar University in Egypt and is currently the Rome-based editor of Rayat-Aliz, a leading Sufi monthly magazine. His lecture will be followed by a choral performance from talented Sufi singers and musicians. All welcome, refreshments served. For further details: or call 01865 766032.

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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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Services Offered

Carpenter/joiner. For bookcases and wardrobes etc. made on site to your specifications. Portfolio available. Call Rob Guthrie on 01993 868892 (evening) or 07961 444957 (daytime). Email:

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, broadsheet journalist and page designer for 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 358737 or 07971 683377.

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).

Careers Guidance. Judith Elkan has extensive experience with clients of all ages and situations. Combining up-to- date knowledge of both the education system and the broader job market, with psychometric tests and counselling, she specializes in helping people make critical decisions. Whether you need advice on further education, what to do after University, or perhaps you are considering a change of career, she can help you discover how your own needs and aptitudes are a necessary background to making the right career choice. Tel.: 01865 552888 or email Website:

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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

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Situations Vacant

Oxford Analytica is seeking an Editorial Researcher/Production Editor. The successful candidate will undertake a broad range of editorial duties, including organising the Oxford Analytica Daily Editorial Conference and electronic publication of the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief. He/she will also be required to provide a research capacity for the editorial team and administrative support for a range of editorial products. Computer literacy is essential, as is familiarity with HTML and/or XML. Graphic editing skills are required and some knowledge of UNIX would be an advantage. Applicants should have a firm academic grounding in international politics, economics and/or business, and the ability to write/edit with speed and accuracy. The position is Oxford-based and applicants must be eligible to work in the UK. Closing date: 21 July. C.V. and details of current salary to: Nikki Edwards, HR Manager, Oxford Analytica Ltd, 5 Alfred Street, Oxford OX1 4EH. Email:

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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:

Lovely fully-furnished Victorian terraced house in quiet street in North Oxford. Available 1 Aug. for six months minimum. Two bedrooms. Bathroom with separate shower. Downstairs study and living room with open fire. Kitchen equipped to a high standard (Bosch/Neff appliances), with French doors opening onto garden. Garden has two patios and secure rear access for bikes. Easy access to bus route and cycle paths. Non-smokers preferred. £950 p.c.m. Email:

House in Wolvercote. Well-furnished and equipped, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large sunny living/dining room, kitchen, sitting room, garage/utility, large garden. 10 min. bus ride to Oxford City centre. Available Aug. 2006 for at least 12 months. We would like to find a friendly family to care for our home while we are away. £1,390 p.m. Email: Tel.: 0033 (0)5 6540 3512.

Ideal for a family with children or professionals sharing. House in Coppock Close, Headington. Large L-shaped reception, four bedrooms, study, two bathrooms, utilities/cloakroom room, new fitted kitchen. Large back garden, off-street parking. Easy access to excellent primary school, nurseries, shops and hospitals. Great for commuting to London. Available 10 Aug. for minimum 12 months. £1,400 p.m. plus utilities. Email or call 01865 513588 (evenings).

North Oxford . Two bright, recently built houses in excellent residential area near Summertown shops and social amenities, with easy access to Oxford centre. Two bedrooms, study, en suite family bathroom, cloakroom, lounge, kitchen diner. Available from Sept. at £995 p.c.m. The 4-bedroom house (with same facilities as above) is available from Aug. at £1,295 p.c.m. Both excl. utility and council tax. Fully furnished, small garden, parking. Contact 01865 516144 or

Beautifully modernised house to let in East Oxford, Sept. 2006 until spring 2007. Two double bedrooms, two studies, sitting room, dining room, 1½ bathrooms. C.h., appliances. Near centre (20 min. walk to Bodleian), near London bus. Walled garden. £1,000 p.m. Call 01865 242966 for appointment to view.

Jericho. Three-bedroom terraced 1970s house with small garden. Unfurnished but with kitchen appliances. Suitable for quiet professional couple or family. £1,200 p.c.m. Viewing from 5 July for occupation soon thereafter. Tel.: 01865 559469.

Comfortable fully-furnished 2-bedroom town house in North Oxford. Available Sept. for 1 year or longer. Open plan living room, modern fitted kitchen with washing machine and dishwasher, g.c.h., bathroom with electric shower, large heated conservatory/extra room. Small garden, garage. Very quiet, close to Cutteslowe Park, frequent bus route to city centre. Suitable for small family. £825 p.c.m. plus bills. Email:

Central Oxford. Two properties: 1.) Four- bedroom townhouse in quiet close, 5 min. walk from Carfax. L-shaped lounge/dining room; study; bathroom; separate shower room; en suite shower room to main bedroom. Excellent fitted kitchen. Utility room with Miele appliances. Single garage; minute enclosed front garden. Pleasant outlook from rear windows over park to river. Furnished. References essential; deposit required. £1,400 p.c.m. Available 8 Aug. 2.) Nearby, a furnished 3-bedroom end of terrace house facing a small green in Sadler Walk. Fitted kitchen, lounge/diner, bathroom. Enclosed paved garden with car space. £995 p.c.m. Available now. Tel.: 01865 735343 or email

Three-bedroom house in Marston with sitting room, dining room, bathroom, and kitchen. Pleasant garden. Five min. cycle ride to University Science Area. Recently painted and refurbished. Fully furnished with washing machine and all other mod. cons. £950 p.c.m. Please contact

East Oxford (Princes Street). Available Sept., minimum 6-month contract. Newly decorated. Two reception rooms, kitchen with dishwasher/fridge/washing machine, small patio garden, two double bedrooms, upstairs bathroom. Easy walk to city centre. Close to Headington hospitals/Brookes campus. Local shops. Part furnished. Suit family or 3 sharers. Non-smoking professionals only, no students. £975 p.m. plus council tax/utilities bills. Email:

Charlbury, Cotswolds. A unique opportunity to rent a beautiful, secluded 17th-century cottage from Sept./Oct. at basement price. Thirty min. from Oxford by train, bus or car. Offered fully furnished with washing machine, dishwasher, telephone, c.h., wood fire. Four bedrooms, six-month contract. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 558323.

Two-bedroom modern (c.h.), furnished house with parking and private and communal garden. Very quiet, attractive location (Iffley Turn). Close to all amenities. Available from Sept. for a minimum of six months (renewable). Sorry no children, smokers or pets. £750 p.m. plus council tax, telephone, and utilities. Tel.: 01865 361494. Fax: 01865 368192. Email:

Four-bedroom furnished town house in North Oxford. Available Sept. Would suit four sharers or family. Accommodation on three floors: 2 double-bedrooms and bathroom on top floor; living/dining, fully-fitted kitchen on first floor, 1 single and 1 extra large double-bedroom and shower room, separate wc on ground floor. £1,200 p.c.m. No additional charges. Tel.: 01865 307219 or email

House to let mid-Aug., Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire. Good road and rail communications. Sitting room, dining room, 3-double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study/fourth bedroom/playroom, well-fitted kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, water softener, microwave). G.c.h., double-glazing, insulation. Downstairs could accommodate wheelchair. Conservatory, garden, ample off-road parking. Secure fencing. Fully furnished, china, linen, pans, utensils. £1,200 p.c.m. excluding utilities and services. Deposit: £1,600. Tel.:/Ans./Fax: 01235 834740. Email:

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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: lovely fully-furnished ground floor flat with large double bedroom, large single study/bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Back door to terrace and large secluded garden. Off-street parking. Available now. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789092274.

Stunning, fully-furnished 2-bedroom apartment located in the newly developed area around Oxford Castle. The apartment is designed in a light contemporary open plan living style. Two bathrooms. Available Oct. £1,400 p.c.m. Call College and County on 01865 722277 or

North and Central North Oxford two- bedroom apartments. Central North: top-floor Victorian conversion within minutes' walk from University and hospital departments, available late Sept. at £895 p.m. and £925 p.m. North: purpose-built; close to Summertown shops, cafés, sport and social amenities. 1.5 miles to Oxford centre. Available from Sept. at £795 p.m. and £825 p.m., all plus utility and council tax. Suit professional and visiting academics. Contact 01865 516144 or

Observatory Street. Recently refurbished first-floor flat suitable for one person. Large bed-sitting room, kitchen large enough to eat in, bathroom with bath and shower. Fully furnished and equipped including washing machine. Separate entrance to flat (owner uses ground floor as office). £700 p.m. including all utilities and council tax. Tel.: 01865 515608. Email:

Light and airy top floor flat in period terrace. Available to rent to responsible tenant for 5–6 months from end of July. Fully furnished. One double-bedroom; recently refurbished with traditional wooden floors. Quiet street, 5 min. walk to Cowley Road, 5 min. cycle into city centre. £700 p.c.m. plus bills. Contact Tanya on 07966 288790.

Self-contained one-bedroom flat in Summertown. £650 p.c.m. incl. heating and council tax. Available beginning of academic year. Tel.: 01865 554258 or 07989 303510.

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Vacation Lets

Central North Oxford. Four-storey, four- bedroom, four-star fully-furnished town house in quiet road near Port Meadow. Close to shops, bars, and restaurants. Neutral décor, wooden floors, kitchen/diner, separate living room, one bathroom, three wcs. Secluded garden. A perfect sanctuary. Fifteen min. walk to city centre. Available July and Aug. £600 p.w. Laundry and utilities included. Email: Tel.: 01865 514623.

North Central Oxford. Quiet fully- furnished apartment near the University parks and in easy walking distance to the city centre and the Bodleian library, ideal for visiting academic. Available from end of July to end of Sept. £550 p.m. Mobile: 07854142013.

Central North Oxford. Four-storey, four- bedroom, four-star fully-furnished town house in quiet road near Port Meadow. Close to shops, bars, and restaurants. Neutral décor, wooden floors, kitchen/diner, separate living room, one bathroom, three wcs. Secluded garden. A perfect sanctuary. Fifteen min. walk to city centre. Available July and Aug. £600 p.w. Laundry and utilities included. Email: Tel.: 01865 514623.

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Accommodation Offered

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:

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:

Attractive, comfortable B&B accommodation. Convenient to University. One min. to bus stop. Parking easy. Small private garden. Quiet. Weekly and monthly discounts. British and continental breakfasts. A home away from home. Tel.: 01865 770501. Email:

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

Newly refurbished furnished accommodation in central Oxford townhouse available from 8 Aug. Would suit visiting academic or couple with University/College association. Living room, study, kitchen, double-bedroom, bathroom. Phone (local and incoming calls only) and internet access. Walking distance from University libraries, museums, science area and colleges. £1,100 p.c.m. incl. bills. Short- term let only (min. 1, max. 3 months). Contact David Griffiths on 01865 278222 (Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.) or email

Room to rent in Summertown ground- floor flat. Furnished double room with good storage and broadband. Shared bathroom (with shower and bath) and kitchen (with washer/dryer, dishwasher, etc.). Street parking, direct access to well-kept garden and very close to restaurants and shops. Suitable for academic, mature graduate student, or professional. Prefer female non-smoker. Available from mid-Aug. £320 p.c.m. inclusive. Email: or call 01865 557501 (evening or weekend).

Academic visitors are welcome to a single (£250 p.m.) and a double room (£350 p.m.) (incl.). The house is located in East Oxford, 25 min. walking distance to the Bodleian library. Bus runs every 10 min. One academic lives in the house. Clean and peaceful. Fully furnished. New washing machine. Use of broadband will be charged. Email:

Large room to let in lovely family house. En suite bathroom, desk space/wireless internet. Female only; references required. Would suit student or professional. Historic English village twelve miles from central Oxford. Parking available. £400 p.c.m. Tel.: 01491 832257

Female wanted to share small North Oxford house (Frenchay Road) with one other female. Own very large ground-floor room and separate phone. Share kitchen and bathroom. N-s essential. Suit postgraduate/mature student/teacher, etc. £230 p.c.m., plus share of electricity, gas, water, and council tax bills (average £320 p.m. for everything mentioned). One year minimum let. Available immediately. Ring Victoria on 01865 243311 (Mon.–Fri., office hours) or email

Comfortable single room available to non- smoking professional in large furnished house to share with three others. From Aug./Sept. for one year. All amenities. Marlborough Road. £350 p.c.m. Young academics and women preferred. Tel.: 01865 721082 or 07855 097731. Email:

Small room available for rent from start Sept. in well-located, beautiful and friendly East Oxford house share. £245 p.m. plus bills. Call 01865 202343 (evenings) or 07951 570750. Email:

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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:

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

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Office Accommodation available

Office accommodation in Oxford: North Oxford, 5 min. from St Giles'. Detached garden bungalow with private access, 4 rooms and amenities. Alternatives: a suite of 3 rooms, another of 2 rooms. Facilities complete—BT, NTL, fax outlets, broadband, car-parking. Quiet location. Tel.: 01865 511111.

North Oxford , Wolfson College, Linton Road. Up to 1,000 sq.ft. (90 sq.m.) of offices adjacent to its main buildings. The accommodation comprises 3–5 offices with access to shared common room, kitchen and conference room. Access to the use of the College's superb riverside facilities, including restaurant for staff and visitors, by arrangement. For further details contact the Bursar on 01865 274104 or email

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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.

Anyone with a spare wing or a couple of rooms that could be made into a pied à terre, please contact me to discuss the possibility of renting or buying. I am a quiet, mature, responsible single person who likes to travel. I wish to live in central North Oxford, in walking/cycling distance to town. It could prove to be of mutual advantage. Tel.: 07712 282439.

House exchange: Our peaceful, spacious stone-built country house with mature surrounding garden and wonderful views of the Tweedsmuir Hills, one hour south of Edinburgh and Glasgow, for central Oxford house or flat with garden. Summer vacation/Michaelmas Term or both. Contact or 01899 221991.

University Administrator (37, female, n-s) seeks furnished, self-contained accommodation in Oxford or Woodstock, ideally from 1 Sept. 2006–31 Mar. 2007. Max. £600 p.c.m. References available. Please contact

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Holiday Lets

Two pretty, isolated, old-fashioned Sussex cottages for rent by week or weekend. Open fires, polished floors, large studies, lots of books, unfitted kitchens. No TV, no telephone. Set in own organic farm with woods, valleys, river, and views of South Downs. University, OUP and College members only. Prices from £125. Email:

Andalucia, Gaucin. Unique architect- designed villa set in the heart of this beautiful 'Pueblo Blanco'. Built as a series of 3 apartments and 2 cottages around a private courtyard and swimming pool. It can be booked exclusively for large groups (up to 13) or as individual units (2–5). There are spectacular views to Gibraltar, the Mediterranean, and N. Africa from all the private terraces. Tel.: 07801 341856.

Siena/Italy: Newly refurbished apartment with two double bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, garden and shared swimming pool in a fantastic location with 270 degrees view over the hills of Chianti. Very quiet but easily reachable. Car needed. Three miles from Castelnuovo Berardenga. More details on Contact:

Sardinia, Costa Smeralda, Italy. Tasteful villa in rural village of San Pantaleo on the North Eastern coast of Sardinia, suitable for 2–6 people. Beautiful mountain views over the Roche Sarde from house and garden. Three double bedrooms (2 double beds, 1 twin); balcony and large terrazzo for al fresco dining; deckchairs on terrace and garden; self-catering kitchen and spacious living room. Only 10 min. by car from Porto Cervo, world-renowned Pevero golf course and all major beaches. Close to wide range of activities (e.g. village market, restaurants, mountain trails, tennis, diving, riding, sailing and windsurfing schools). See for more details and photographs. Email: Tel.: 0039 078965413.

Have you discovered the region of Asturias in northern Spain? Here is the coastal village of San Esteban. We have a 2-double- bedroom duplex flat to let with a stunning view over the bay of San Esteban. The flat has been recently refurbished and has a fully equipped bathroom and kitchen. San Esteban is 10 km from Asturias airport to which EasyJet make daily flights from Stansted. It has a small railway station with regular trains to Oviedo and is on the Alsa bus route between Cudillero and Gijon. It is central to the Asturias region and within one hour's drive you have the Asturian capital Oviedo, the Los Picos de Europa and Galicia. It has a small marina, pebble beach and during the summer months you can cross the river to the sandy beach of Arena by boat. Stunning footpaths along the coast for walking. Contact

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For Sale

Traditional fibre glass punt. Approx. 18' x 3'. Good, solid blue shell. Gunwales, decks, seat backs in good condition. New punts cost £2,500. On sale for £950. Tel.: 01865 722747. Email:

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