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Oxford University Gazette, 29 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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Pelham, formerly Gombrich. Dorothea Amanda, on Fri., 16 June, at Sobell House, Oxford. Aged 65. Much loved and missed by Carl and Leone, Rachel, Oliver, Rhodri and many friends, neighbours and colleagues. Funeral to take place in Concord, Massachussetts. Memorial service in Oxford, date to be arranged. Donations, if desired, to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History or BBOWT c/o A. W. Bruce, 29 Rogers Street, Oxford OX2 7JS.

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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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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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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 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.

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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

Scanner Operator (part-time, fixed term contract). A reliable person is needed for digital scanning of manuscript material in the Archive of the Griffith Institute. The work will be carried out under supervision but scanning experience is essential. Candidates are expected to have some theoretical knowledge of scanning procedures and may be asked to demonstrate their ability to work with Adobe Photoshop 7.0, an Epson Perfection 3200 scanner and a digital camera. The work will be done at the Griffith Institute one day per week by arrangement, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (there is some flexibility). The contract will be for up to one year commencing 17 July. Pay: £9.39 per hour (clerical grade 4). Applications with the names of two referees should be posted or emailed to Miss Nicola Harrington by 3 July. Griffith Institute, Sackler Library, 1 St. John Street, Oxford OX1 2LG. Tel.: 01865 278099. Fax: 01865 278100. Email:

The Maison Française d'Oxford is looking for a Bilingual Information Officer/Secretary to start in Sept. Candidates should be bilingual, dynamic, well-organised and flexible. Duties will include marketing and communications projects as well as receptionist/secretarial tasks. The emphasis on these tasks will depend on the particular aptitudes of the successful candidate. Thorough knowledge of MS Office is required, although training will be given if necessary. 35-hour week with generous holiday allowance. It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Mon., 10/Tues.,11 July. Further information about this position is available from The Bursar. Application letter with C.V. including two references should be sent by noon on Thurs., 6 July to: The Bursar, Maison Française d'Oxford, 2–10 Norham Road, Oxford OX2 6SE. Fax: 01865 274225. Email: For more information about the activities of the Maison Française d'Oxford, please see

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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.

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.

Newly renovated 3-bedroom Cotswold stone house in Finstock (near Charlbury, which has a station on the main line to Oxford). Excellent condition and beautiful surroundings on the edge of Cornbury Park. Garden and carport. Available unfurnished for one year from Sept./Oct. £1,200 p.c.m. Please call 01993 868974.

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.

Two-bedroom terraced house in Summertown available 28 Aug. Double with en suite wc, large single room, large open plan living area. Decorated in neutral colours. Fitted wardrobes, all white goods. Pretty garden with patio, BBQ, and garden furniture (gardener employed by landlady). Resident's permit parking, quiet one-way street. £850 p.c.m. (bills excluded). Suits sharers or couple. Contact or 07766104497.

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:

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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

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.

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

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. £550 p.m., council tax and bills excluded. Tel.: 01865 711577 (7 p.m.–9 p.m. or leave message). Mobile: 07810 194454. Email:

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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

Summertown. Lovely home very close to shops. Large live-in kitchen, 2 reception, 4 bedrooms—2 double (1 en suite), 1 bunks, 1 single (with extra bed under)—family bathroom. Sky, broadband. Garden. Parking. Easy access by bus/bike to city centre (10 min). Ideal for family (or possibly two). Available one week from 21 July and 1 week from 18 Aug. (could be flexible). £750 p.m. Email: Tel.: 07909 736144 or 07725 331354.

Short let. Begbroke, near Woodstock. Stylish 2-double bedroom, 2-bathroom cottage in quiet village located between Oxford and Woodstock. Furnished to a very high standard, including bedding, linen, tea towels, etc. Rent inclusive of electric/gas/water/council tax and TV license. Available from now to end Sept. No pets/smokers. £1,600 p.c.m. Scott Fraser Limited, 205a Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7HQ. Email: Tel.: 01865 554577.

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:

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

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:

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

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).

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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 £25.00 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.

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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:

S.W. France. Local airports: Perpignan, Carcassonne, Gerona, Barcelona. Restored house with character in beautiful, friendly Corbiere village ('fleurie awarded'). Five double bedrooms, (3 en suite), 2 living rooms, fully-equipped kitchen and laundry, large roof terrace. Swimming in local rivers and lakes, beaches 30 miles. Popular with hikers, birdwatchers, on/off cyclists. Available all year round. Call Tony Venables on 01865 790813 or 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:

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Houses for Sale

Dordogne, France. Renovated farmhouse in quiet hamlet. Large kitchen and living room, old stone fireplaces, five bedrooms. Barn, outbuildings and wine cellar. Garden and about 5,000 acres of meadow with beautiful view. Easy access to Bergerac and Bordeaux airports and TGV station. €270,000 (about £185,000). Contact: Dr Anne- Marie Motard on 0033 4 67814674 or 0033 673 472471. Email:

Tarn et Garonne, France. Beautifully restored large Quercy stone farmhouse, 60 km from Toulouse. Full of traditional features, plus 2.5 acres. OIRO €700,000. Email:

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