University Gazette, 12 July 2007 : Advertisements
Respondents to advertisements are asked to note the following, which is an extract from the Terms and Conditions of acceptance of advertisements:
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.
Gazette publication arrangements
Advertisers are asked to note that the final Gazette of this academic year will be published on 26 July. Publication for 2007–8 will begin on 20 September. The usual deadline will continue to apply (see above).
Changing costs of Gazette advertisements from Michaelmas Term 2007
Advertisers are asked to note that Gazette advertising prices will increase from Michaelmas Term. The Gazette's current prices have been maintained for a number of years, and need to be increased in response to rising costs. The discount of 25 per cent for placings of four or more insertions of one advertisement will continue.
Changing costs of Blueprint display advertisements from Michaelmas Term 2007
Oxford Blueprint, the University's newsletter, is distributed with the Gazette, and is also circulated separately throughout the University. It is available free of charge to all academic and administrative staff of the University. Ten issues of Blueprint are published annually. Advertisers are asked to note that from Michaelmas Term onwards, Blueprint advertising prices will increase, and that advertisements in full colour can be accepted. The discount of 25 per cent for placings of four or more insertions of one advertisement will continue. For further details please contact 01865 280548 or email@example.com.
Sat., 14 and Sun., 15 July, 10.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m. 'Water, light and air: atmospheric landscapes and urban scenes'. Fully-illustrated 4to catalogue and exhibition of 199 etchings, woodcuts and other original prints offered for sale. Includes works chronologically by Goltzius, Claude, Canaletto, Rowlandson, Crome, Whistler, Jongkind, Sisley, Béjot, Schmidt-Rottluff, Cameron, Bone, McBey, Laboureur, Laura Knight, Piper, Acroyd and many others. Prints on view in the gallery of Elizabeth Harvey-Lee at 1 West Cottages, Middle Aston Lane, North Aston OX25 5QB. Tel.: 01869 347164. Catalogue available by post (price £10). Please send orders with cheques to the above.
OUS Travel Programme 2007–8
The new OUS summer travel brochure for trips in 2007–8 is now available. Travel with like-minded people on interesting trips, accompanied by expert Oxford scholars. There is a wide variety of destinations, including an Adriatic and Mediterranean Cruise with our new partner, Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Tours to the Galapagos and Libya are also back by popular demand. For a copy of the new brochure, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or see our website: http://www.alumni.ox.ac.uk/services/travel/index.htm.
Excavations Open Day
Institute of Archaeology: excavations of a Romano-British site at Marcham/Frilford. Open Day: 22 July, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Approx. 10 miles outside Oxford on the A338, behind the former Noah's Ark Pub. Attractions: tours by archaeologists; exhibition of finds; spoil heap challenge; what the archaeologists have missed; 'At home with the Romans;' refreshments; postcards. On site parking. Suggested donation: £5 per car or £1 per pedestrian. All contributions go towards excavation costs.
Leckford Place School
Leckford Place School is Oxford's new independent day school. Fully co-educational from age 11, the school offers a distinctive new option in independent education for parents and children in Oxfordshire. Scholarships: academic, art and performing arts. All information from the Registrar, Mrs Corinna Hilton, on 01865 302620. www.leckfordplace.com.
Some of that Jazz! A holiday Jazz course for 10–16 year old musicians of all levels. Previous experience of Jazz playing is not essential. An opportunity to enjoy ensemble playing and develop improvisational skills in a fun, relaxed environment. Dates: Summer holidays: 20–23 Aug. Leckford Place School, Oxford (off Woodstock Road). Tel.: Anne Wynne on 01865 302621.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com, also at 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
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: email@example.com. Web: www.robguthrie.com.
Wood carving: repairs, lettering, sculpture. Oxford wood carver John Milnes offers repairs and restorations (choir stalls, carved furniture, figures, etc.), letter cutting and design, coats of arms, name boards, sculpted figures. Advice on design and conservation. Tel.: 01865 245751 or 07779 431246. Web: www.oxfordcarving.co.uk.
Qualified translator (Diploma in Translation IoL) offers English to German translation services at affordable prices. Letters, leaflets, short websites, etc. Also looking for temporary and voluntary work from Aug. (5 years' publishing/admin experience; BA/MA.) Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel.: 01865 242049.
Carpet/upholstery/rug cleaning by Grimebusters, Oxfordshire's local specialists. Domestic, commercial and college. We offer you the latest wet or dry cleaning systems at highly competitive rates. Fully insured, trained and NCCA approved. Free estimates and friendly advice. Tel.: 01865 726983 / 01235 555533 / 01993 868924.
Debbie Payne Gardening Services. RHS- trained gardener available across Oxfordshire. Carry out garden makeovers if you are selling or renting out your property or just taming your wilderness! All aspects of garden services including hard landscaping. Fully insured, friendly advice, free estimates/site visits. Excellent references. Contact Debbie Payne on 07810 420711 (mobile) or visit www.dpgardening.co.uk for more information. A decorating service is also available from Abacus Decorating on 07970209755 or visit www.abacusdecorating.co.uk.
Learn to drive really well with an Advanced Driving Instructor who has been teaching in Oxford for 13 years with a 75% pass rate (national average: 45%). 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. Email: ACzyba@aol.com. Website: www.instructortraining.org.uk.
Part-time Library Assistant, Exeter College. Applications are invited for the post of part-time Library Assistant at Exeter College Library. The Library Assistant has responsibility under the direction of the Sub-librarian for the general running of the library. Duties include maintaining the loan system, assisting readers in the reading rooms, dealing with enquiries, shelving books, registering periodical issues and processing new books. The library uses the OLIS automated library system. Applicants need to have excellent communication skills, to be well organised, computer literate and show attention to detail. Previous library experience, though not essential, would be an advantage. The post is 3 days p.w. and the salary will be on Grade 4. £17,461–£20,234 pro rata (under review). It is hoped that the person appointed will start work before the start of Michaelmas Term. Closing date: 27 July. Written application with C.V. and the names and addresses of two referees should be sent to Patricia Ashmore, Exeter College, Oxford OX1 3DP, from whom further particulars are available.
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 http://www.qbman.co.uk 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: 01865 764777. Email: email@example.com.
North Oxford Property Services. Specialising in Oxford city centre letting. Established 17 years. We offer quality accommodation for academics and students. If you have a property to rent or you are looking to rent in the city centre then ring our friendly staff or come and visit our central Jericho office. We value your custom. 47 Walton Street, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6BQ. Tel.: 01865 311745. Web: www.oxfordlet.com.
North Oxford . Newly-built furnished and equipped house with two bedrooms, one study, master en suite, family bathroom, living room, kitchen/diner, cloakroom. Manageable garden, parking. Excellent residential area close to sport, shopping and social amenities. Best suited for small family, couples, professionals and visiting academics. Available from Sept. £995 p.c.m. plus utilities and council tax if applicable. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taston, near Charlbury. Beautiful, large, fully-furnished, totally secluded, seventeenth-century Cotswold cottage for rent from 20 Sept. to Apr., from academic family. F.c.h., and only 25 min. from Oxford by car or train. Four bedrooms. Only £650 p.c.m. plus bills. Ideal for research or graduate students needing sanctuary. For more info contact Ed at email@example.com.
Hayfield Road. Exceptional position: quiet no through road. Unspoilt Victorian terrace house. Walk to city centre. Charming furnished accommodation, oak floors, original fireplaces. Delightful garden: roses, clematis. Two connected living rooms, two bedrooms, loft conversion (third bedroom/study). Kitchen with dining area: washer/drier, dishwasher. Bath/shower. Street parking. Near shop, canal, Port Meadow. £1,350 p.c.m. Private let, up to 1 year. No smoking. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel.: 01865 438883.
Attractive modern townhouse in Central North Oxford, close to canal and Port Meadow. Four bedrooms (two en suite), family bathroom, modern kitchen fitted with all electrical appliances. Pleasant conservatory overlooking garden and Meadow. Garage. 1.5 miles from University, close to bus route, schools, Summertown and Jericho shops and amenities. Unfurnished. Available from 1 Aug., £1,795 p.c.m. Please contact Rob on 07816 835520 or email email@example.com.
Unexpectedly available now. Charming coach house with view to let. Idyllically situated coach house, views over Blenheim Park, Woodstock, twice-hourly bus to Oxford. Kitchen, dining/sitting room, bathroom, double bedroom, off-street parking. Newly decorated. Ideal for professional single person or couple. £600 p.c.m. plus bills. Contact 01993 813569 or 07976 438336.
Sandford-on-Thames. Two-bedroom cottage to let, Oct. 2007–Apr. 2008. Three miles to city centre, near ring road. Fully furnished, double-glazed, all mod. cons., kitchenware, white goods included. Conservatory, maintained gardens, off-road parking. Upstairs bedroom and toilet; downstairs wet room with shower and toilet. Suit professionals/visiting academics. No children or pets. £850 p.c.m., deposit required. Tel.: 01865 778429.
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, good insulation. Downstairs could accommodate wheelchair. Conservatory, garden, ample off-road parking, secure fencing. Fully furnished, china, linen, pans, utensils. £1,200 p.c.m. excl. utilities and services. Deposit £1,600. Tel./Ans./Fax: 01235 834740. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
House to let in France. Sabbatical in Hilary Term 2008? Want to spend some time in rural France? Our house in the Department du Lot, 25 km from Cahors and 110 km from Toulouse, will be available for rent from Jan. to Mar. 2008, precise dates to be negotiated. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, large living room, fully-equipped kitchen, and broadband line installed. House set in 1 acre of land, with terrace, and extensive views over the attractive village and surrounding countryside. All amenities available within a few mins. walk. Longer let preferred. £250 p.w. Tel.: 0033 565302239 for further information, or email email@example.com.
Central/West Oxford. Victorian, 3-double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting room, dining room, modern kitchen. Bright and airy. Recently renovated, tastefully furnished, g.c.h., smoke detectors, street parking, garden. 5 min. walk to city centre, colleges, station, schools, riverside walks. Friendly neighbourhood. £1,250 p.c.m., available Sept. Suitable for professionals, couple or family. No pets, no smoking, please. Contact Prof. A. Kahane, on 020 8892 6263 or 07931 301 135. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delightful 2-bedroom house available to professional tenants; river frontage in quiet neighbourhood with beautiful 180 degree view of the Thames and 3 min. walk from city centre. Unfurnished; newly decorated; all services. £1,000 p.c.m. Ring 01844 279634.
Houses to let. 1.) Summer short-let: Lovely period family house in fantastic location in North Oxford available for July and Aug. Spacious accommodation over 4 floors. New bathrooms and kitchen. £3,300 p.m. incl. bills and council tax. 2.) Old Marston: Pretty 1-bedroom cottage with a study and garden. Would suit single person. Ideally located for Headington and Summertown. £825 p.c.m. Available 2 July. (Ref.: 3435.) 3.) Situated in the heart of Woodstock. Three-storey listed town house. Two double-bedrooms, unfurnished. Would suit single academic/or professional person or couple. Available 1 July. £995 p.m. (Ref.: 3446.) For all properties please contact Finders Keepers (Summertown) on 01865 311011.
Iffley Village. £1,490 p.c.m. Spacious furnished house, four bedrooms, beautiful location, spacious kitchen/breakfast room, sun room, dining area. Gardens front/rear, garage and driveway parking. The property is tucked away in a quiet no-through lane in beautiful Iffley Village, yet within two miles of Oxford Centre. The Thames, offering idyllic towpath walks, is a stroll away and the village boasts traditional pubs and fine restaurants. Available 23 July. Email: email@example.com. Tel.: 01865 812111.
Marston Street. Victorian house, excellent location, for family let. Available mid-July. Three bedrooms, large study (4th bedroom), sitting room opening out of kitchen/diner, laundry room, garden. Stained-glass front door, original bay windows, view of Magdalen Tower from top of house. Dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, g.c.h. Resident's parking permit obtainable. Broadband set up. Landlord (lives in Paraguay) keeps basement for own possessions. Rent £1,300 p.c.m. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cottage to rent in Islip. Two-bedroom cottage in Islip available from Aug. Beautiful garden and great village to be based in. Bus and train services to Oxford. £1,100 p.c.m. Contact Harriet on 01865 373794 or 07812639171 to arrange viewing.
Eighteenth-century house in west Oxfordshire hamlet to let for one year from Sept. Five bedrooms, two bathrooms, cloakroom, large kitchen, dining room, garden room, sitting room. Twelve miles from Oxford on regular bus route. Four miles from rail link to Oxford and London. One mile from village with good primary school, shop, pub, post office. Easy reach of Chipping Norton, Banbury and Witney. Email: email@example.com.
Cottage to let. Three-bedroom cottage in idyllic rural surroundings 6 miles south-west of Oxford. Sitting room, kitchen, bathroom, cloakroom, c.h. Garden, garage, ample parking space. Car essential. Free use of private squash court. Available from 1 Sept. £730 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 390535.
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 for short/long let in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large, light airy rooms: two lovely fully-furnished ground floor flats with large double bedroom, large single study/bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Broadband. Back door to terrace and large secluded garden. Off-street parking. Flats available now. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789092274. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Oxford . Flat to let from 1 Aug. Suitable for up to 3 people, graduates or professionals. Large furnished flat: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, hall with storage areas, kitchen, lounge/dining area. One secure allocated parking space. Minimum rental 1 year. £1,200 p.c.m. exclusive of utility bills and local taxes. Call Jason on 07740 101664 or 01865 311279 for further information or to make an appointment to view.
North Oxford (off Woodstock Road). Spacious, comfortable flat with 2 large double bedrooms looking out onto quiet courtyard. Available Aug. for 6-month let or longer. Visiting academic short let considered. Two bathrooms (one en suite), modern kitchen, large sitting room/dining room. All tastefully furnished. Private off-street parking. Non-smokers only. £830 p.m. Contact email@example.com. Tel.: 01865 513739 (evenings).
Cowley Road/St Clement's. Available July. Large, recently refurbished flat (unfurnished), within 4 min. walk of Magdalen Bridge. Three bedrooms, large sitting room, separate dining room, fully-fitted kitchen, bathroom, shower room and separate toilet. Off-peak c.h., double-glazed throughout. £895 p.c.m., no deposit. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel.: 07980 796009.
North and Central North Oxford, furnished apartments. Central North Oxford: split-level studio, £695 p.c.m. from Sept. North and Central North: one-bedroom flat, £725–£795 p.c.m. from July, Aug. or Sept. North and Central North: 2 bedrooms, 1 double/1 single, £795–£950 p.c.m. from July, Aug. or Sept. Add utilities/council tax where applicable. All convenient for most university departments, social/sporting facilities. Best suited for mature professionals/visiting academics. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email: email@example.com.
North Oxford . Flat on second (top) floor of purpose-built block in Osberton Road, Summertown. Fully furnished and equipped with kitchen utensils, crockery, etc., plus washer-drier, fridge- freezer, g.c.h., shower, garage, store room and garden access. Living room and two double bedrooms. Available early Aug. to non-smokers. £775 p.c.m. for a one-year lease. Tel.: 01865 760398 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
One-bedroom apartment, Hernes Road, Summertown, North Oxford. Available early Aug., modern and comfortable, perfect for single professional or postgraduate, parking, g.c.h. Non-smoker, no pets. £750 p.c.m. excl. bills. Call Robert Scott on 01993 868762.
Summertown. Bright two-bedroom furnished apartment located on the first floor of a pleasant small block of flats. Two double bedrooms, modern bathroom, large living room and kitchen. G.c.h., new carpet and appliances (including dishwasher), balcony, garage, and communal bicycle shed. Very close to sports centre and shops and easy access to centre/university. Non-smoking academics, post-graduates and professionals. Available from 10 July, £ 900. 01865 516412 or 01865 310254 email@example.com.
Central North Oxford. One-bedroom garden flat in charming prime location. Newly decorated/renovated, g.c.h. with new appliances, etc. Part of Victorian town house, garden backing onto canal. Parking and storage available. Unfurnished (negotiable). Available now for 12 months. Suitable for n-s single or couple, professionals/mature financially secure student. References and deposit required. £725 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: 0207 351 5967. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com. Website: www.thomasmerrifield.co.uk.
Finders Keepers: for all of your accommodation needs please contact us—Oxford's rental specialist. Tel. 01865 311011. www.finders.co.uk.
Visiting academics welcomed for short or long stays in comfortable home of semi-retired academic couple, situated in quiet, exclusive, leafy central north Oxford within walking distance of main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, shops and restaurants. Rooms have colour TV, tea, coffee and kettle, refrigerator and microwave, c.h. and independent heating, broadband. Very moderate terms, linen, cleaning and breakfast included. Tel.:/fax: 01865 557879. Email: DVL23@talktalk.net.
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. www.wyndhamhousing.org.
Quiet room available in Victorian house, centrally situated close to Magdalen Bridge and University sports grounds. Use of kitchen, bathroom and garden with patio. Bed linen and towels provided. £520 p.m. (including broadband). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Single room near the University parks. Available now. £300 p.m. No bills apart from contributing to gas and electricity. You have TV and internet, also incoming calls. Please call 078869 46376.
Flat share, central/north Oxford. Spacious, sunny, quiet flat, broadband, washer-drier, TV, DVD player, video. Ample storage. Off-street parking. Suitable for academic, post-graduate student or professional. Phone 01865 511555 or 07866 653619.
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: http://www.weeklyhome.com. Email: email@example.com.
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 call us on 01865 311696, fax us on 01865 511010, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.oxfordshortlets.co.uk.
Luxury serviced apartments in the centre of Oxford. Ten per cent discount for all members of, or visitors to, the University of Oxford. Two bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, separate lounge/diner. Computer, printer, Internet access, satellite TV, allocated parking, secure entry system, welcome pack and much more. Minimum of 2 nights' stay. Contact Ambassador's Oxford on 07795 955918. Email: email@example.com. Website: www.ambassadorsoxford.co.uk.
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: 01865 764777, or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Website at http://www.qbman.co.uk 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. www.finders.co.uk.
Academic/business couple seeks superior rental accommodation from Sept./Oct., including 2 bedrooms and large study, preferably near to city centre and for 2 years. Email: email@example.com. Mobile: 07711418627.
Furnished house or flat required for visiting professor and spouse for coming academic year, needed from late Sept. 2007 to late June 2008. No children and no pets. Oxford or within reasonable driving distance. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 001 541 14 307 1602.
Academic couple with 2 children (3 and 8) looking for 4-bedroom house to rent, preferably near to city centre or in North Oxford for 2–3 years. From the end of Aug. Furnished or unfurnished. Non-smokers, no pets. Please email email@example.com.
Professional couple seeking unfurnished 2- or 3-bedroom house/apartment in the Summertown/North Oxford area for Aug. or Sept. Long-term occupancy. Contact Fiona at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.
Papa Westray, Orkney. Comfortable self- catering cottage, in peaceful position near sandy beaches on this small friendly island. Seals, birds, archaeological sites, well-stocked shop are nearby. Sleeps 4 (twin and double bedrooms, en suite shower rooms). Open-plan sitting, dining areas; well-equipped kitchen. Strictly non-smoking. Inclusive weekly charges £180 to £330. For photos and details please see www.papawestray.co.uk. To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01857 644211.
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 North Africa from all the private terraces. www.thespanishvilla.com. Tel.: 07801 341856.
Andalucia. Charming holiday apartment in old Moorish house. Quiet mountain village high in Sierra Nevada Natural Park. Ideal writers/artists retreat. Fantastic walking and wildlife. Tranquility, natural beauty and sunshine guaranteed! Almeria airport 90 min., Granada 2 hours. Sleeps 2 (plus child). Available all year. £210 p.w. Lower rates for longer lets. For photos and full details see www.ownersdirect.co.uk (property S6677) or contact owner on 0034 958851273.
Houses for Sale
Charming 3-bedroom detached Cotswold cottage with garden and garage in sought-after hamlet near Stow-on-the-Wold. Offers flexible accommodation; hall/study, kitchen/breakfast, living/dining rooms, master and two other bedrooms, family bathroom. Garage/outbuilding with development potential. Some updating may be required. OIRO £460,000. Tel.: 01451 830992. Email: email@example.com.
Stone cottage in a quiet village location, 8 miles from Oxford centre. Comprises kitchen/dining room, lounge with beams, stonework and multi- fuel stove, utility room, 2 double and 1 single bedrooms, bathroom. Small garden with parking for one car. C.h. Good order throughout with many features. £295,000. Telephone Catherine or Paul on 01865 331019 (evening) or 07808915925. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.