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Oxford University Gazette, 23 June 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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First Oxford Postdoc Network Poster meeting (organised by the University of Oxford Research Staff Society). Thurs., 13 July, from 4 p.m. onwards at St John's College, Garden quad reception room. This will be an informal session to encourage networking and collaboration among Contract Research Staff in the University of Oxford. Free drinks will be available to stimulate lively discussion. If you work in a discipline that does not usually use posters as a means of communication, you have complete artistic freedom to present yourself and your work within the poster dimensions, 1,200 x 900 mm. This could, for example, be an abstract and a photo of yourself, but it is completely up to you. The idea is that the posters will be a starting point for discussion. Please submit your abstract to: (No more than 4 lines). Deadline: 30 June. Poster prizes: £50 and 2 x £25 in book tokens.

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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. Dr Ghayasuddin Siddiqui, of the Muslim Institute in London will speak on: 'The State of British Islam: One year after the London Bombings' on Sun., 2 July, at 3 p.m. in the Summertown Hall, corner Banbury and Portlands Roads, North Oxford. All welcome. Refreshments served. For further details marking this commemoration, please email or phone 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

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 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:

Need plans and building permissions? Thinking of an extension, loft conversion or house alteration and renovation? Then ring 01291 690846 or 0788 3080754 or write to Dr C. Powell, Harris Manchester College, Oxford, OX1 3TD.

Equinox Travel, an Asian & Art Travel Company, brings you its 2006 lecture tours: Florence, Michelangelo's masterpieces (8–15 July); Naples and Campania, art and archaeology (23–30 Sept.); Medieval Paris (18–21 Aug.); Bruges, The Northern Renaissance in Flemish painting (3'-6 Nov). Contact Nick or Alex at or on 0207 8314888.

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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

Learn to drive really well with an Advanced Driving Instructor who has been teaching in Oxford for 12 years with a high pass rate. Free one hour when you book your first two-hour lesson. Intensive courses, motorway and refresher lessons all tailored to suit your needs. Call Paul on 07786 176122.

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Situations Vacant

Organiser: 'Friends of the Oxford Union'. The Union is seeking a paid part-time Organiser of its new 'Friends of the Oxford Union' campaign, to be run from the Union's premises in Oxford. The successful candidate is likely to be a person with active experience of the Union within the last ten years, and to be able to show aptitude, including relevant experience, for such a role. Salary and working arrangements will be negotiated. Closing date: 30 June. Applications to The Bursar, The Oxford Union, Frewin Court, Oxford OX1 3JB.

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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:

North Oxford . A choice of recently-built houses, fully furnished and equipped. 1.) Two bedrooms plus study, from Sept. at £995 p.c.m. 2.) Four bedrooms from Aug. at £1295 p.c.m. All with garden, parking, en suite, family bathroom, cloakroom, lounge, dining. Tel.: 01865 516144 or email

Central Oxford. Victorian house, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting room, dining room, modern kitchen. Recently renovated, tastefully furnished, new appliances, g.c.h., smoke detectors, security system, garden. Bright and airy. Off Botley Road, 5 min. walk to city centre, colleges, station. Close to scenic riverside walks. Friendly neighbourhood. Close to good schools. £1,250 p.c.m. Available from Aug./Sept. Contact: 020 8892 6263 or email

Available 1 Oct., Jericho. Walk to colleges/train/coach stations, parks, best schools. Secluded garden, beautifully redecorated, fully-furnished house. C.h., 1½ bathrooms, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, telephone, linen, dishes. Two bedrooms: £1,325 p.m. or three bedrooms: (2 ½ bathrooms) £1,600 p.m. Contact J. Mackrell on. 01865 775567 or, or contact A. Gaston on Canada (613) 745 1368 or

Fully-furnished house to let off Botley Road from beginning of Sept. Two double bedrooms, nice garden. Please contact

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).

Eynsham. Recently refurbished Victorian terrace cottage to let in central old Eynsham, 2 min. walk from shops, pub, church. Excellent bus service to Oxford; riverside walks. One bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, dining room, sitting room. Walled garden. Suit professional person (n-s), as two other rooms used part-time for counselling. £570 p.m., incl. council tax, gas, and electricity. References required. Contact Dr Forrest on 01993 812651 or Dr Kirk on 07834 486483 or 01993 772004.

Two properties. 1.) Jericho. Nicely refurbished family house available for short let only from 1 Dec. to 31 Mar. Rent includes all bills and council tax: £2,000 p.m. (Ref. 3311.) 2.) Oakthorpe Road. Unfurnished 3-bedroom house in central Summertown. Available 24 Aug. for £1,495 p.m. (Ref. 3339). Contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311 011.

Stone cottage in peaceful, rural setting. Large bed/sitting room with beams and gas/wood-burner fire, newly-fitted kitchen, washing machine and tumble dryer, bathroom with shower, garden. Open views over countryside. 10 miles north of Oxford, 5 min. from M40. £495 p.c.m. Tel.: 01869 343242. Mobile: 07980656327.

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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.

Cowley, Boswell Road. Extremely nice ground-floor flat with large garden. Two bedrooms and all modern comforts. Very quiet. 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:

North and central North Oxford. Furnished apartments. 1.) Split-level studios in central North Oxford from Sept. at £695 p.c.m. 2.) Two bedrooms in central North Oxford from Aug./Sept. at £925 p.c.m. 3.) Two bedrooms in North Oxford from Sept. £795 p.c.m. Parking, close to hospitals and university departments. Tel.: 01865 516144 or email

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

Luxurious riverside apartment, Burcot, 7 miles South East from Oxford centre. Ground floor, south-facing private terrace. Fully furnished. Master bedroom (en suite); study; bathroom; kitchen/dining room; drawing room overlooking gardens and river. Tennis court. Secure and quiet. Car parking. We seek discerning n-s visiting academic to enjoy and care for our home. Available 1 Oct. for 6 months. £1,700 p.c.m., incl. council tax, utilities; excl. tel. Please contact or call 0792 171 7644.

Garden flat with spacious living area with well-equipped kitchen, shower room, large double bedroom, plus study/bedroom. Private garden and patio area with security gate. On a good bus route within walking distance of city centre and local shops. Easy access to ring road. Available from beginning of Aug. £695 p.c.m. Please contact Amanda on 01865 715615.

Spacious south-facing flat to rent in quiet area of South Oxford, 5 min. from swimming pool and only 15 min. from centre of town. One spacious bedroom and tastefully designed large kitchen/sitting area with pitch roof and velux window. The flat is light and airy. Suitable for mature couple or single person. South-facing terrace garden. Fully equipped and refurbished. £685 p.c.m. Available from Sept. Please call 01865 429285 (answering machine).

Two properties. 1.) Summertown. Brand new 2-bedroom apartment, furnished to a high standard. Available now for £1,300 p.m. (Ref. 3332). 2.) Waterways. Modern, unfurnished 3- bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment available now for £1,350 p.m. (Ref. 3105). Contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311 011.

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Vacation Lets

Central North Oxford. Spacious Victorian 6- bedroom, 2-bathroom semi-detached house. Sleeps 8. Two reception rooms, conservatory, kitchen/diner. Dishwasher, washing machine. Large secluded garden. Off-street parking. Chalfont Road is 15 min. walk to city centre, less to University departments. Available 1–21 Aug. @£90 per day, incl. council tax, utilities, and cleaner. Contact Dr J. Reynell on 01865 516615 or email

South-East Oxford. Good-sized room in spacious ground-floor flat, river walks nearby. Furnished. Sharing excellent kitchen and leafy garden with one other. Suitable for visiting academic or student. Available July/Aug. for short let, exact dates flexible. £300 p.c.m. inclusive, wifi optional extra. Contact Dave on 01865 748925 or email

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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:

East Oxford. Academic visitors welcome for short or long stays in friendly home of female academic. Walking distance from the centre through the University parks. A small furnished room (£250 p.m.) and a large room (£350 p.m.). Both rooms equipped with colour TV, desk, bed, book shelves. Three of us share a kitchen, washing machine and garden. Ample parking space in front of the house. Email:

Wyndham Housing Association. The Wyndham Housing Association provides sheltered housing for the elderly. We offer flats for people wishing to live active, independent lives, while being relieved of the burden of housekeeping and maintenance. As a small non-profit making organization, we are able to work closely with residents and their families to ensure that each resident's needs are being met. Contact the Administrator on 01865 511239.

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

Monday to Friday: Visit our on-line market place linking those looking for somewhere to stay during the working week with those who have a spare bedroom they wish to let. Try our free room search and we will help you become a 'Monday to Fridayer'.

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

One room to rent in Jericho flat. Looking for young academic, mature graduate student, professional, etc. to share 2- bedroom, renovated, spacious flat, from 1 Aug. until end of Dec. 2006 or June 2007. (Top two floors of converted house.) Looking for quiet, clean non- smoker. £520 p.c.m. excluding bills. Excellent facilities, wireless internet, washer/dryer, overlooks garden, street parking, nice neighbourhood, central location. Email: or call 01865 514615 (3–8 pm).

Large garden-facing room to let in Park Town house. First floor. Own bathroom. Limited kitchen sharing facilities. Non-smoking. £430 p.c.m. References needed. Available mid-July. Please call 01865 515636 (evenings) to arrange appointment.

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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.

Monday to Friday: Matching homeowners with lodgers looking for somewhere to stay for the working week. If you've got a spare room you wish to let out just on weekdays and would like to earn some extra tax free cash (retaining your privacy at the weekends) use MondaytoFriday to help you find a lodger. Visit the site now and register for as little as £25 for 3 months.

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.

Visiting academic couple with two children (7 and 5) seeks 2+-bedroom flat in fairly central location for Oct. and Nov. 2006. Swap with lovely and spacious Berlin flat also considered. Contact or ring 0049 30 8200 7190.

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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:

Spain. Jardines del Tenis is a new development of 29 houses with a communal pool situated at the entrance to the beautiful grounds of the Lew Hoad Tennis Club. It lies between the Spanish resort of Fuengirola and the pretty mountainside village of Mijas Pueblo, 20 min. from Malaga Airport. The semi-detached 3-bedroom house is fully equipped and spacious (120 sqm). Garden and roof terrace. Rental availability throughout the year. See for more details or call 07789 864130 or 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:

Olive Garden Hotel, Datca Peninsula, Turkey. Special Offers! B&B: £20 (single); £15 (double) p.p. Stunning location. One of nature's healthiest environments: high oxygen levels, low humidity. New family-run hotel. Fantastic organic Turkish cuisine. The unspoilt gem of the Turkish coast where the Med meets the Aegean sea. Excellent trekking, mountain biking, sailing, snorkelling, and fishing. Wonderful beaches. No crowds. Tel.: 02089 951998.

Berlin. Fabulous flat in city centre available for short let. Ideal for conferences, research trips, holidays. Walking distance to Humboldt Uni, museums, great bars and restaurants. Fully furnished, sleeps 1–3. From £45 per night. Rates negotiable. Available for World Cup finals! Tel.: 07895 941514 or email

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Houses for Sale

Littlemore. Lovely 3-bedroom Victorian terraced house with lots of original features including fireplaces and stripped floorboards. Three double bedrooms, bathroom, fitted kitchen with Aga, living/dining room with wood-burning stove, and outhouse. Garden to front with 100 ft secluded garden to rear laid to lawn with well-established trees and flower beds, summerhouse with patio, plus a self-contained workshop/studio. £265,000. Call 01865 717156 or 07713 579117.

Two-bed house in terrace in East Oxford. An interesting historic property. £200,000. Tel.: 01865 790748.

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Flat for Rent or Sale

New, executive-style apartment with two double bedrooms (one en suite), wardrobes, all appliances, first- floor balcony. Ideal Oxford location with river/country views, parking included. One mile south of Oxford city centre with easy access to ring road and A34. Available end of June for rent or possible sale. Rent: £900 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 250189. Email:

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