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Oxford University Gazette, 28 June 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.

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Gazette publication arrangements

Advertisers are asked to note that the remaining Gazettes of this academic year will be published on 12 July and 26 July. Publication for 2007–8 will begin on 20 September. The usual deadline will continue to apply (see above).

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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.

  • New internal prices (incl. VAT):
  • £20 per insertion for up to 70 words
  • £40 per insertion for up to 150 words
  • New external prices (incl. VAT):
  • £25 per insertion for up to 70 words
  • £50 per insertion for up to 150 words

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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

  • New prices (incl. VAT):
  • Half-page (landscape): £200 per insertion
  • Quarter-page (landscape/portrait): £100 per insertion
  • One-eighth-page (landscape): £45 per insertion

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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 or see our website:

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The Brabant Ensemble, directed by Stephen Rice: 'Music for His Holiness: The Papal Chapel, 1480–1650', including Allegri's 'Miserere' and music by Cristóbal de Morales. St Mary Magdalen Church, Magdalen Street on Sun., 8 July at 8 p.m. Tickets: £12 (£9 concessions; £5 students), reservable in advance from or 01865 459762.

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MECO Monthly Forum

Professor Margot Badran, Northwestern University, USA, will speak on 'Women and feminism in Islam: a new textual interpretation' at 4 p.m. on Sun., 1 July in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College. All welcome. Refreshments served. For information email or telephone 01865 766032.

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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.

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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.

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.

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Volunteers Sought

Going to China this summer? TEFL volunteers sought for 2 weeks during Aug. in Qinghai, China. Accommodation and meals provided. Pay own travel costs. A wonderful chance to get to know a fascinating part of China, on the borderlands of Tibet. Further details at

E-Bay volunteers required to work in the Oxfam Bookshop, St Giles'. If you are confident in listing and selling on E- Bay, can spare a minimum of 2 hours per week, we need your skill and enthusiasm. The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., Mon.–Sat. and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thurs. If you are interested please call in at 56 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LU, or 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

Discover the taste of Mughal India. 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. 135 High Street, Oxford Tel.: 01865 251600. Open: daily 12 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. Web site:

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Services Offered

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).

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: Web:

Reference management. Need help organising and managing your research? Professional Information Manager will label, shelve and file your book and article collection for easier retrieval and organise full reference details into database or bibliographic management tool of choice (RefWorks, Endnote, etc.) ready for citing in papers and dissertations, formatted listings, or general future reference. Contact Susan Walker on 01993 811837 (evenings) to discuss your requirements or enquire via email:

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:

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 Tel.: 01865 242049.

Personal trainer, with own private gym, sauna and sunbed, has vacancies for clients wishing to improve their fitness, lose weight or tone up for the beach. Located on the south side of town, within 2 min. of the A34. Contact Anne on 01865 735206 or email

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Domestic Services

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 for more information. A decorating service is also available from Abacus Decorating on 07970209755 or visit

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Tuition Offered

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: Website:

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Situations Vacant

Part-time Clerical Assistant (0.55), Museum of the History of Science. Support Staff Grade 03S. Salary: £15,284–£19,263 p.a. pro rata. A Clerical Assistant is required to assist the Administrator with the running of a busy museum office. The successful candidate will have neat handwriting, a good telephone manner, numeracy skills, familiarity with office computing packages, and some knowledge of invoicing, purchasing and banking procedures. Experience of Oracle accounting systems will be an advantage, but is not essential. S/he will have a calm, supportive, friendly and helpful attitude and an interest in working in the office of an international museum. Further particulars can be seen at Closing date: Thurs., 12 July. Please apply by handwritten letter with typed C.V. to Margaret Hauser, Administrator, Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AZ. Tel.: 01865 277280.

Associate Priest, University Church, Oxford. The Vicar of the University Church wishes to appoint a priest of the Church of England as Associate Priest at St Mary's. The person should be able to help with the management of a very large church which is also a major visitor centre, be a good communicator, able to preach with intellectual integrity, be good pastorally (with all ages) and theologically (specialist academic interest an advantage). The person will help develop the ministry to families and children. St Mary's is in the liberal/inclusive tradition of the Church of England. The appointment will be dependent on a satisfactory enhanced CRB disclosure. Closing date: 26 July. Provisional interview date: 2 Aug. For details email or phone 01865 279111. University Church, High Street, Oxford, OX1 4AH.

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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: 01865 764777. Email:

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:

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:

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

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: 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

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:

Three-bedroom semi-detached family home. Cul-de-sac location in beautiful village of West Lockinge. Gardens and field views. Extremely well presented, features and extras. Oven/hob, kitchen white goods. Wantage 2 miles, Didcot 10 miles, Oxford 14 miles. Sitting room, dining room, kitchen, hallway, 3 bedrooms. Bathroom/shower, double glazing, g.h., parking. Garage available. £850 p.c.m. Tel.: Green and Co on 01235 512009 and 01235 763563. Email:

Nicely modernised terrace cottage, Jericho. Close to shops, station, city centre, primary school. Two bedrooms, bath with shower, open plan downstairs, good kitchen, patio doors to small sunny garden. All appliances, TV, g.c.h. To let completely furnished, china, linen, etc. Ideal for sabbatical term. All inclusive (except phone, internet). £1,300 p.m. Available 1 Sept. 2007–1 Jan 2008. For pictures, 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 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. Flat 1 available now. Flat 2 available at the end of June. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789092274. Email:

Cowley, Boswell Road. Extremely nice ground-floor flat with nice garden. One bedroom plus sofa bed in different room; 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, broadband and bills excluded. Tel.: 01865 711577 (6.45 p.m.–8 p.m.). Mobile: 07810 194454. Email:

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: two bedrooms, one double/one 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:

North Oxford . Flat to let from 1 Aug. Suitable for up to three 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 two 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 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: Tel.: 07980 796009.

Light and airy top-floor flat in period terrace. Available to rent to responsible tenant (non-smoker) for 12 months from beginning of July. Fully furnished, one double bedroom, recently refurbished with traditional wooden floors. Quiet street, 5 min. walk from Cowley road, 5 min. cycle into city centre. £800 p.c.m. plus bills. Contact Jacky Khara on 07890852021.

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Vacation Lets

Attractive cosy house in East Oxford, from 16 July–3 Sept. (though these dates could be negotiated if necessary). The house has two double bedrooms, a large sitting room and kitchen, and lovely gardens at the front and back. There is off-street parking. It is close to all amenities, including a good bus service into town. £220 p.w., inclusive of all bills except the telephone. Tel.: 01865 722695.

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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:

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

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:

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:

East Oxford/St Clement's. Room for short-term let, flexible 2–3 months, beginning ca.21 July, £400 incl. Very pleasant house, owner will be away for most of the time, two cats will remain in residence. Non-smokers please. Call 01865 726099 or 07796 521577.

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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 call us on 01865 311696, fax us on 01865 511010, email or visit our website at

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, two bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, separate lounge/diner. Computer, printer, Internet access, satellite TV, allocated parking, secure entry system, welcome pack and much more. From as little as £30 per person per night. Minimum of two nights' stay. Contact Ambassador's Oxford on 07795 955918. Email: Website:

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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: 01865 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.

Academic/business couple seeks superior rental accommodation from Sept./Oct., including two bedrooms and large study, preferably near to city centre and for two years. Email: 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 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

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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:

Paris. We (college fellow and friend) have a beautiful, well-equipped, privately-run one-bedroom flat, very central in the Marais, in a beautiful pedestrianised square. Close to Place des Vosges. First floor, large sitting room with en suite kitchen, bedroom and bathroom (shower). Short or medium lets. See for more details 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 North Africa from all the private terraces. Tel.: 07801 341856.

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Houses for Sale

Oxford. Superb central location. Exceptional property with 2 bedrooms. Delightful garden. £650,000. Email:

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:

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