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Oxford University Gazette, 27 October 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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Society for Graduates

Meetings are held on Fridays at 8 p.m. in the Okinaga Room, Wadham College, Parks Road. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university are eligible for membership. Members: £5 per term. Visitors: £1.50 per meeting. 28 Oct., Dr Allan Chapman, Science Historian, 'Why did Lord Nelson fight the Battle of Trafalgar?'; 4 Nov., Dr Allan Chapman, 'Gunpowder treason and plot: Guy Fawkes and Elizabethan Terrorism'; 11 Nov., Rosemary Tucker, 'From paradise to devastation: rebuilding Sri Lanka after the tsunami'; 18 Nov., Adam Symons, Environment & Economy; 'Waste in Siberia and the legacy of communism and capitalism'; 25 Nov., Dr Martin Speight, Dept. of Zoology, 'The health of corals—do reefs have a future?'; 2 Dec., Philip Powell, former curator in Geology, University Museum, 'The building stones of Oxford—history and geology'; 9 Dec., Dr Phillip Endicott, Dept. of Zoology, 'The (human) Hobbit—the story so far'; 16 Dec.: Christmas Dinner. For more information, contact Anita Segar, President, on 01865 730574.

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St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Oxford Connections: 27 Oct., 'Writing a real-life story: Frankie and Stankie, a departure from type', Barbara Trapido; 3 Nov., 'The secret history of outdoor Shakespeare', Michael Dobson; 10 Nov., 'Imaginary gardens with real toads', Ann Pilling; 17 Nov., 'Shared lives', Lyndall Gordon; 24 Nov., tba, Iain Pears; 1 Dec., 'From power to prison to peace', Jonathan Aitken. 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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Jacobites. From 28 Oct. to 11 Dec., Sanders of Oxford will be hosting an exhibition of rare prints contemporary to the period of the Jacobite rebellions, including depictions of battles, satires and historical documentation of the events surrounding the movement. Catalogue available. Mon.–Sat.: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sun.: 12–4 p.m. Sanders of Oxford, 104 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BW. Tel.: 01865 242590. Website: Email:

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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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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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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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Services Offered

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 TheEconomist.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 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).

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.

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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.

Cleaner/housekeeper needed. Up to 10 hours p.w. Location: Southmoor Road, Walton Manor, North Oxford. Please contact 01865 516546.

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Tuition Offered

Piano lessons. Experienced teacher; adults and children; all grades. Beginners welcome. Contact Miss P. Read, BA (Hons) L.R.A.M. (Near Kidlington, Oxford). Tel.: 01865 331147.

Piano and music theory lessons for all ages and levels. Teacher based in Iffley, Oxford. Contact Ana Mladenovic Williamson on 01865 778248 or 07779 580235. Email:

Beech Tree Nursery School at Rye St Antony School: taking children aged 3–5 years. High adult-child ratio. Exceptional environment for creative learning. Set in idyllic wooded grounds. Early Years Grant for 3–5 year olds. 8.30 a.m.–3.30 p.m. Extended day available by request. For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact: Rye St Antony School, Pullen's Lane, Headington, Oxford OX3 0BY. Tel.: 01865 762802. Fax: 01865 763611. Email:

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Situations Vacant

Accompanist wanted for (senior) Oxford Girls' Choir (technically advanced singers aged 12–18 with eclectic repertoire; see Saturday mornings during school term 10.30 a.m.–1.00 p.m. and occasional concerts. Would suit confident organ scholar or rehearsal pianist. Skills required include transposition, figured bass and some jazz piano. Rates: £15 p.h. for 2.5 hour session. Please contact Nancy-Jane Rucker on or on 07971 424548.

Executive Assistant, Oxford. The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society is seeking someone with a recent doctorate or other postgraduate degree and a keen interest in the role of law in relation to contemporary issues of a national, regional or global kind to help create and organise its programmes of study and workshops. The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society is an independent institution affiliated to the University of Oxford's Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and Wolfson College. It is dedicated to bridging the gap between academic research and practical issues. Up to £30K p.a. pro rata; 2.5 days p.w. Closing date: Fri., 4 Nov. For further information please email

Exeter College. The Development Office is seeking an Office Manager to provide administrative & managerial support. Substantial experience of working in a charity handling donations, donor liaison, accounts and gift aid administration is an advantage. Experience with database, DTP and Office software is desirable. The position requires excellent IT and communication skills, as well as accuracy and flexibility. It would suit someone who is confident and enjoys working with people in a dynamic environment. Salary will be Clerical Grade 5 (£19,093–£22,776 p.a. depending on experience). Closing date: Mon., 7 Nov. For an application form and further particulars contact the Bursars' Secretary on 01865 279650 or

Exeter College. The Development Office is also seeking an Alumni Officer for a fast-paced environment with a strong emphasis on fundraising that necessitates excellent donor and alumni stewardship. This person would be expected to manage alumni relations and the donor stewardship programme, and deal with day-to-day enquiries with administrative follow-up as necessary. S/he would be responsible for the College's outreach to a vitally important constituency, including organising events nationally and internationally, and managing our publications. Some experience in database, DTP and Office software is advantageous. The position requires excellent IT and communication skills, as well as accuracy and flexibility. It would suit someone with some experience in this or a similar field who is confident and enjoys working with people in a dynamic environment. Salary: Clerical Grade 5 (£19,093–£22,776 p.a. depending on experience). Closing date: Mon., 7 Nov. For an application form and further particulars contact the Bursars' Secretary on 01865-279650 or

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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:

Hayfield Road. Exceptional position: quiet no-through road. Unspoilt Victorian terrace house: walk to city centre. Newly decorated. Charming furnished accommodation, oak floors, original fireplaces. Delightful garden: rose, clematis. Two connected living rooms, two bedrooms, loft conversion (third bedroom/study). Kitchen with dining area: washer/dryer, dishwasher. Bath/shower. Street parking. Near shop, canal, Port Meadow. £1,300 p.c.m. Private let, initially one year. N-s only. Email: Tel.: 01865 438883.

Charming period cottage in 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 Jan. Email:

Superb, modern, architect-designed house in residential North Oxford. Easy access to city centre (several bus routes, or walk along road or canal). Quiet location. Very much has feeling of being out in the country. Large kitchen/dining room. Large living room upstairs, taking advantage of view over large green open space. Modern furniture. Fully equipped. C.h. Available from Jan. N-s preferred. Tel.: 01865 511825 (evenings, Sundays). Email: Jericho Waterside. Modern, furnished 2-bedroom, 2- bathroom house. G.c.h. Garden; car parking. Open views to rear over meadows, within walking distance to city centre. Available now. £975 p.m. Contact Brooks Property Management on 01865 728597 or email

Moreton-in-Marsh. One-bedroom end terrace stone cottage; walking distance Railway Station (Oxford 35 min.; Paddington 95 min.); largely unfurnished. G.c.h. and hot water. Recently redecorated, new carpets. Kitchen with cooker, fridge-freezer, washing machine. Living room. Bathroom with power shower over bath, airing cupboard. Large double bedroom. No garden; on-street parking; no pets; n-s only. £495 p.c.m. plus bills. Email:

Summertown, Oxford: Spacious furnished house and garden available for rent from early Feb. to late Apr. Four bedrooms (one with en suite), study (broadband connection), large kitchen/dining room and double sitting room. Quiet side road two min. to Summertown shops, 1.5 miles to city centre. Frequent buses. For details, email or call 01865 514998.

Beautifully modernised house to let in East Oxford, Dec. through Apr. 2006. 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. Phone 242966 for appointment to view.

Newly refurbished terraced house available in Jericho, Jan.–Mar. 2006. Quiet street, 10 min. to city centre. Two double bedrooms, two bathrooms (one en suite), study, sitting/dining rooms, fully- equipped kitchen, laundry/wc, broadband. Secluded garden. £1,200 p.c.m. incl. N-s only. Contact Joelle Mann at or on 07930 452220.

Nelson Street. Victorian furnished semi-detached house in fashionable Jericho area of central Oxford. Fully refurbished property with wood floors; open plan living area, fitted kitchen, 2 bedrooms (one of which is furnished as a study). Suitable for a single person or couple. No sharers. Attractive rear garden and off-road parking space. Available now for 10- month-let. £950 p.c.m. Ref.: 526. Contact: Homefinders, Walton Street, Oxford OX1 2HG. Tel.: 01865 311129.

Lovely 3-bedroom house in quiet area, with c.h., off- street and private parking spaces. Big garden (with two apple trees), near Headington (11 Inott Furze, OX3 7ES), close to bus stops. Available from 1 Nov. for a minimum of 10 months (renewable). Ideal for families/ academics. £800 p.m., plus council tax and bills. Tel.: 07814 998160. Email:

North Oxford . Family house to let from Jan. to June or July 2006, while we are on sabbatical. Fully furnished. First floor: 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Ground floor: living room, kitchen, dining room, conservatory, lavatory, laundry closet. Garden with large lawn. Two miles from city centre. Interior photos available upon request. £1,100 p.c.m. (plus utilities/tax) ONO. Email: Tel.: 01865 515240.

Pullens Lane: a cottage of great character with superb gardens. Three bedrooms, fully-equipped office, 2 baths, kitchen, lounge and separate dining room. Carpeted throughout and centrally heated. convenient for city centre and bus to London. £1,450 p.c.m. includes full garden maintenance. Weekly cleaning by arrangement. Available from 21 Nov.–Aug. 2006. Contact:

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Flats to Let

Paris pied-à-terre. Charming 1-room apartment (20 sqm) on 2nd floor in sought-after pedestrian Montorgueil area, central Paris, near Les Halles. Mattress (double) on mezzanine, plus sofa bed below. New shower room/wc. Separate fully-equipped kitchen. Telephone. Hi fi. Linen provided. Abundant food shops, supermarkets, launderette, cafés, and restaurants round the corner. Three min. to metro, thence direct line to Gare du Nord and Bibliothèque Nationale. Sorbonne, Louvre, Opera in easy walking distance. From mid-Oct. (min. 1 month, max. 9 months). Up to 2 months: €1,000 p.m., longer than 2 months: €800 p.m. Deposit required (1 month's rent). Email: Tel.: 01865 512747.

Temple Cowley. Double bedroom furnished apartment in recent development in quiet cul-de-sac. Very convenient for buses and swimming pool. Allocated parking. N-s only. £665 p.m. Tel.: 01844 279416.

St Clement's, Oxford. Furnished top-floor non-luxury flat in n-s, listed building. Three bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen, bathroom. One off-street car space (second may be possible). Ten min. walk to city centre, one min. to London bus stops. £825 p.c.m. Available Oct. Email:

Two-bedroom furnished first-floor apartment in Old Marston village (OX3 0QS), with own entrance and garden, garage and parking. N-s only. £700 p.m., plus bills and deposit. Contact Tel.: 07748 647048.

Two properties: 1.) Prime North Oxford Location. Spacious and light 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment. Newly refurbished and available immediately. Reference 4450. 2.) Views of River Thames. One- bedroom apartment with private terrace overlooking the Thames, available immediately. Reference 4448. Please contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011.

Self-contained, fully-furnished, newly-decorated double- bedroom basement flat in St Margaret's Road available from 1 Jan. 2006. £850 p.m. Contact: Tel.: 01865 558633.

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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

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 770501. Email:

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

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:

Keep your independence with support at Brian Lewis House, Oxford. En suite rooms for nine elderly residents, lovely garden, situated near the city centre, with good bus connections. The House has a resident House Manager and friendly, supportive staff. Four-day or longer respite care breaks sometimes available. For details contact the Administrator on 01865 790439 or

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:

Newly refurbished furnished accommodation in central Oxford townhouse. 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. £1,000 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

Wheatley. Single room to let. Separate entrance/bathroom/study/sitting room; share of modern kitchen. Parking available. N-s female only. Suit professional/visiting academic. Local amenities include healthclub, restaurants, supermarkets and library. Near Brookes campus. £500 p.c.m. Currently at (OX33 1YE). Contact:

To let from 14 Dec.–11 Jan.: lovely 4-bedroom home in quiet North Oxford cul-de-sac, ending in park. Accommodation includes extension overlooking enclosed garden. All mod. cons. Downstairs is wheelchair accessible. Frequent bus service to city centre. £375 p.w. includes everything except phone charges. Tel.: 01865 454274. Email:

Single room to let (long or short term) in Steeple Aston (half-way between Oxford and Banbury). Light, spacious single. Quiet private house in pretty village. Direct bus route to Oxford and Banbury. £70 p.w. plus bills. N-s preferred. References required. Call 0771 511 7556 (8 a.m.–10 p.m.).

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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.

Cleric and family (husband, 1 teenager) seek housing for Sept.–Dec. 2006. Prefer central/north Oxford. Will care for pets, house and garden. Non-smokers. Oxford references available. Contact

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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.

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

South-East France (Var). Converted barn in grounds of a beautiful, extensive, and recently listed garden between Toulon and Hyeres. Sleeps 2–4 (max.). Use of lovely piscine. Within easy walking distance of village, shops, and public transport. Available from 22 Oct. for the whole winter and spring at €300 p.w. (or less for long stays). Ideal for painter or writer. Email:

Paris. Spacious 2–3 bedroom apartment in 15th Arrondissement to let from 7 Dec.–11 Jan. Two double bedrooms, study, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, and sitting/dining room. Main rooms open onto private terrace and have views over roof garden. Conveniently located next to metro, park, cafes etc. Eiffel Tower within walking distance, central Paris less than 10 min. by metro. Rent negotiable especially for longer lets. Please contact Catherine Whitaker at n

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House for Sale

West Dorset farmhouse in quiet village. Five bedrooms, grade II listed; acre garden. Outbuildings with planning permission, 10 min. to Jurassic coast. No chain. £695,000 or exchange for house in Oxford or district. Tel.: 01308 482411. [2710 pd]