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Oxford University Gazette, 31 May 2007 : Advertisements


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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: www.ox.ac.uk/staff.

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Society for Graduates

Meetings are held on Fridays at 8 p.m. in the Okinaga Room in Wadham College, Parks Road. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership. 1 June, Grant Lee, Nuffield Department of Medicine: 'The Radcliffe Infirmary pioneered medicine worldwide over 200 years. What challenges now face Oxford in extending that heritage?'; 8 June, Mark Lynas, environmentalist and author: 'Six degrees: our future on a hotter planet'; 15 June, AGM and barbecue at 21 Woodcroft, Kennington, at 6.30 p.m. Members: £5 per term. Visitors: £1.50 per meeting.

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Child Care Needed

Child care needed for happy and outgoing five- year-old boy for visiting academic couple. Central Oxford. Dates required: 30 July–2 Aug., 10 a.m.–4 p.m, possibly with additional days needed through Aug. Excellent pay. References required. Please email with letter of interest and references to: Christy.Anderson@utoronto.ca.

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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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Asian Art Sought

Twentieth-century Indian art (Francis Newton Souza, Tyeb Mehta, Jamini Roy, etc.) and Japanese Prints (18th century to 20th century) sought for purchase by Oxfordshire based collector. Email, preferably with images, to oxfordjapaneseprints@yahoo.co.uk. Tel: 07786 742081. Total confidentiality assured.

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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: http://www.cafezouk.co.uk.

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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: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com, also at 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431. Email: staff@mbeheadington.co.uk.

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: rob@robguthrie.com. Web: www.robguthrie.com.

Oxford Aromatherapy provides relaxing aromatherapy, hot stone or Hawaiian massage in your own room or home. Discount for students. Tim Hallchurch, MBE, MBA, FCMI, IIHHT, MGPBT is also an Oxon County Councillor and Cherwell District Councillor. Full details: www.oxford-aromatherapy.com. Tel.: 01865 358034. Email: tim@oxford-aromatherapy.com.

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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 www.dpgardening.co.uk for more information. A decorating service is also available from Abacus Decorating on 07970209755 or visit www.abacusdecorating.co.uk.

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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: ACzyba@aol.com. Website: www.instructortraining.org.uk.

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Situations Vacant

St Clare's, Oxford. St Clare's is an independent international college in Oxford. We are looking to fill part-time lecturing posts in the following subject areas: Art History, Communication Studies, Economics and Business, English Literature, History, Mathematics, Political Science, Philosophy and Ethics, and Psychology. Applicants will have completed, or be near to completion of, a Ph.D in the relevant subject. A statement of application with a full CV and the contact details of two referees should be sent to Manuela Williams at manuela.williams@stclares.ac.uk. Closing date: 7 June. For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Brian Clack on 01865 517713. For further information, see http://www.stclares.ac.uk/jobs/.

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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 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: info@qbman.co.uk.

Beautiful house situated off Cumnor Hill, Oxford, 2 ½ miles from Carfax and a few minutes' walk from the European School bus stop. Five bedrooms, 3 ½ bathrooms, 3 large reception rooms, exceptional and secluded one acre garden with views of the spires. Almost unfurnished but the usual electric appliances are all provided. Available from Aug. £2,500 p.c.m. Please contact 01865 862697 or yellowsocks@ntlworld.com.

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: diamar@onetel.com.

Attractive 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. Available now. Contact 01993 813569 or 07976 438336.

Beautiful, airy and spacious 3/4-bedroom family house available in Jericho from Oct. 2007–July 2008. Fully furnished and recently refurbished and decorated to a high standard, the house is within easy walking distance of the city centre, central and North Oxford colleges, and university departments and libraries. £1,650 (excl. bills and council tax). For photos and full details of the house and area please see: htttp://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/babedia/housetolet.htm.

East Oxford. Delightful light and airy end-of-terrace furnished house, large sitting/dining room, kitchen, bathroom, three double and one single bedrooms, sunny patio garden, washing machine and dishwasher. Ten min. walk to town centre, shops and restaurants in close proximity. Off-street parking for two cars. Available from late June. Twelve month let. £1,200 p.c.m. Contact 01993 772004 or 07834486483.

Furnished house for rent within two miles of the city centre and half a mile walk to the Iffley Lock. Three bedrooms, generous living room, formal dining room, utility room, kitchen, bathroom, shower room, g.c.h., parking space, front and rear gardens. £1,100 p.m. excl. utilities/council tax. £250 cleaning deposit. Available 24 Aug. 2007 to 1 Oct. 2008. University or company references required. Email: rsoxford@gmail.com.

Eynsham. Recently refurbished Victorian cottage to let in central old Eynsham, 2 min. walk from shops, pub, church. Excellent bus service to Oxford; riverside walks. One bedroom, bath, dining/room, sitting/room and walled garden. Suit professional person (non- smoker) as two other rooms used part-time for counselling. £580 p.m. incl. council tax, gas, electricity, water. References required. Contact Dr Forrest on 01993 812651 or Dr Kirk on 07834 486483 or 01993 772004.

Pleasant residential area near the University, Brookes, hospitals and overlooking park. A good-sized semi- detached house with three bedrooms (double, twin, single). Large living/dining room. Fully-fitted kitchen, utility room with fridge, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher. Conservatory, gardens, parking. G.c.h. and double glazing. Fully furnished. Maintained by Oxford owners. Available 25 July. £1,100 p.c.m. excl. bills. Contact 01865 515342 or email diana.myatt@tiscali.co.uk.

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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: ss.grosvenor@btinternet.com.

Two-double-bedroom apartment in a beautiful, tranquil village close to the city centre. 24 ft sitting/dining room with paddock view from the balcony. Two new bathrooms and a modern stylish kitchen. Decked garden. Garage and off-street parking for two cars. £950 p.c.m. plus utilities and council tax. Available from Sept. Tel.: 01865 794130. Mobile: 07889 676140.

North Oxford . One- to two-bedroom apartments, one-bedroom apartments available from June and from July, two- bedroom apartments from July, situated in the heart of Summertown a stone's throw from shops, restaurants, sport complex and library, with easy access to most University departments. £725 p.c.m. and £825 p.c.m. excl. utility and council tax. All furnished and equipped. Suitable for mature professionals and visiting academics. Tel.: 01865 516144 or email a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.

Central North Oxford. Close to University Parks and river, 10 min. walk from University science area and 15 min. from Bodleian Library (buses stop at the end of the road); self-contained fully- furnished garden flat in quiet, leafy street; large living room, double bedroom, fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom with bath and shower, walk-in closet, c.h. Non-smokers only. Available from Sept. £995 p.c.m. Email: mdy@bioch.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 512138.

North Oxford , ½ mile from city centre/Summertown. Two-bedroom flat, L-shaped livingroom/kitchen, gas- fired c.h., shower, washer-dryer, furnished, separate entrance. No pets, no smoking. £1,000 p.c.m. Available for 6 months/1 year from 1 June. Tel.: 01865 556085.

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: PIERO.PINZA@virgin.net.

Large Edwardian one-bedroom ground- floor flat on Woodstock Road in North Oxford, available 1 Sept. to 31 May. Fully furnished and equipped. Easy walking distance to both University and Summertown shopping. Includes sitting room/study, dining room/study, new bathroom, kitchen with dishwasher and washer/dryer. Private garden and carport. Ideal for academic couple. Optional inexpensive car rental. Rent £725 p.m. plus council tax. Phone 01865 559174 or email estone@notes.cc.sunysb.edu after 1 June.

Self-contained 1-double-bedroom flat with balcony, situated on Harcourt Hill, overlooking green belt. Within 5 min. of Brookes campus; bus service to central Oxford. Fully furnished, with c.h. and double-glazing, including very large sitting room, double bedroom with wash hand basin and large fitted wardrobe, fully-equipped modern kitchen and power shower room. Telephone connection with broadband. Parking space for one car. Available from 1 Aug. £580 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 722373.

Central North Oxford. Two-bedroom fully-furnished flat. Superb location, half a mile from city centre. Well- equipped fitted kitchen, spacious, very quiet, landscaped garden. Lovely views. Private car park. Non-smokers, no children. References required. Available mid-July. £850 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 515932.

Central North Oxford. One-bedroom Victorian garden flat for rent in a peaceful prime location. Newly decorated/renovated, all new appliances and g.c.h. Unfurnished. Suit professionals, no pets, n-s. Available now. £725 p.c.m. Tel.: 0207 351 5967.

Sunny, spacious flat, quiet location, Hill Top Road Oxford. 1.5 miles from city centre, near hospitals, schools, parks, golf course and transport, including London and Heathrow buses. Two bedrooms, sitting room, large kitchen/diner, bathroom. Terrace with lovely views over Oxford and use of the garden and off-street parking. Suit couple. Child welcome. No pets. N-s only. £675 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 351745. Mobile: 07733 400820.

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Vacation Lets

Summer let. Victorian cottage in North Oxford available for 4 weeks from Sat., 21 July to Sat., 18 Aug. Airport broadband and all mod. cons. One double bedroom, south-facing garden, newly decorated with pine flooring. £400 p.w. Can email photos. Tel.: 01865 553234. Mobile: 07904260636. Email: info@amaritavargas.com.

North Oxford . Available 10 Aug.–31 Aug., modern 3-bedroom house, close to Summertown, large living area, 2 bathrooms. Private garden with access to playing field. Please contact martin.seeleib@socres.ox.ac.uk or call 01865 510453.

Summer let. Delightful Victorian 3- bedroom house in central North Oxford conservation area; fully furnished, sunny garden, private parking. Two receptions, kitchen/diner, all mod. cons. Close to city centre and university. No smokers. £450 p.w. June to Sept. (negotiable). Tel.: 01865 512101. E-mail: grantkhayes@btinternet.com.

North Oxford . For rent, 2 July–10 Aug. Very modern 4-bedroom house, just off Woodstock Road close to Summertown. Large open-plan living area, 3 bathrooms, private garden with small heated pool, off-street parking. £2,000 including utilities. Contact oliver.braddick@psy.ox.ac.uk or 01865 512025.

Summer sublet, central North Oxford. Large and beautiful two-bedroom (one currently a study) flat in grand Victorian house next to University Parks for sublet from 16 June to 30 Sept. Fully furnished and equipped. Wonderful garden, cable TV, off-street parking. Would suit visiting academics. £950 p.c.m. incl. council tax. Contact: 01865 513594. Email: jmr@thphys.ox.ac.uk.

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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: info@tmlettings.co.uk. 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.

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: DVL23@talktalk.net.

Available from 6 Aug.: 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 and internet access. Walking distance from University libraries, museums, science area and colleges. £1,350 p.c.m. including bills. Short-term let only (1–3 months). Contact David Griffiths on 01865 278222 (Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.) or email david.griffiths@orinst.ox.ac.uk.

Quiet furnished flatlet for one n-s gentleman. Overlooking gardens. Bed/sitting room, kitchen/dining room, use of bathroom on same floor. £360 p.m. (£90 p.w.), including c.h. and council tax. Good bus routes. Available from 1 July. Tel.: 01865 768775.

North Oxford . Ground floor study/bedroom in recently renovated house within short walking distance of shops, bus stop, parks and sports facilities. Wireless broadband, g.c.h., smoke alarms, fridge/freezer, washer/drier. Shortlets of 3–12 months for non- smokers. £400 p.m. inclusive of gas and electricity bills, council tax and water rates. Excludes telephone. For further information email dfbryceson@bryceson.net or call 01865 292801.

Jericho. Pleasant, medium-sized upstairs room in friendly furnished shared house of 3, with living room, bathroom, south-facing garden and small kitchen. (Washing machine, cooker, fridge, etc.) Quiet neighbourhood, nice pubs, friendly neighbours, wireless broadband. Would suit postgraduate or professional; available 1 Aug. for 12 months. £350 p.c.m. plus bills. Contact edmund.neill@history.ox.ac.uk or phone 01865 286794.

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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: http://www.weeklyhome.com. Email: info@weeklyhome.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 admin@oxfordshortlets.co.uk 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, 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: ambassoxford@btinternet.com. Website: www.ambassadorsoxford.co.uk.

Central Oxford self-catering apartments available to rent by the week/month. Fully-equipped luxury self-catering apartments in Eyot Place, Oxford (near Oxford University Sports Centre), 15 min. walk from the city centre, offering off-street parking, wireless broadband, river walk into Oxford, and convenient proximity for Oxford's theatres, shops, cinemas, restaurants, libraries. Tariff for one-bedroom apartments: £385 p.w. Enquiries to Jean Whaley at jean.whaley@virgin.net. Tel.: 01865 241324.

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Office Accommodation Available

North Oxford , Wolfson College, Linton Road. Up to 320 sq. ft. (30 sq. m.) of offices adjacent to its main buildings. The accommodation comprises 2 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 stephen.palmer@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

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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: info@qbman.co.uk. 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.

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 godonnel@nd.edu or phone 001 541 14 307 1602.

Mature, quiet, non-smoking, post-doc academic (aged 40), seeking accommodation in Oxford from Sept. for a period of one year. Considerable experience in looking after homes and flats of academics taking sabbatical leave, particularly where special care is required. References available on request. Mobile: 07876 353514.

Academic couple with two children (10 and 7) looking for 2- or 3-bedroom rental in St Nicholas primary school zone, Old Marston, from 1 Aug. for six months (exact dates flexible). Oxford references available. Please contact a.young@auckland.ac.nz.

Academic couple (n-s, with 2 children) on sabbatical visit in the Biochemistry department, Jan.–July 2008, seek furnished 2+-bedroom house/flat ideally in North Oxford or Jericho areas. Happy to house-sit or possibly swap for 3-bedroom house (large garden, sunny, calm) close to Luminy campus, Marseilles. Please write to ewbank@ciml.univ-mrs.fr.

Two professional, responsible females (one working within the University, the other a landscape architect) seek two rooms (could be in a house or flat where garden access would be delightful). Shared house or house sitting considered but not for less than one year. Central North Oxford (Walton Manor, Jericho) preferred. We are friendly and reliable; n-s, with no pets. Tel.: 07712282439.

Furnished house within Oxford sought by academic/journalist couple from 1 Oct. for at least 1 year. We have no children, no pets, and are non-smokers. Parking not essential but would be a bonus. References available. Contact hill@physchem.ox.ac.uk. Website http://www.physchem.ox.ac.uk/hill/

House exchange offered in Salzburg. Excellently located 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom terraced house, only 3 miles from Mozart's birth house. Balcony, garden with mountain views. Culture, music, August Festspiel, mountains and lakes. Offered in exchange for a house in Oxford anytime from end of July to end of Aug., or house can be rented for £400 p.w. Tel.: 0043 662822727 or email aho.shemunkasho@sbg.ac.at.

Female science graduate, n-s, planning teacher training in 2007/08, is currently looking for accommodation in Oxford in exchange for work (teaching, house-sitting, cleaning). Personal and work references from Oxford and county available. Please contact Ioana via jolanta.wasowicz@bodley.ox.ac.uk.

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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: haroldcarter@mac.com.

Greek Island Holidays. Local villa specialist offers private pool villas, cottages and apartments in magnificent settings on the unspoilt and picturesque Greek islands of Skopelos and Alonissos. Private pool villas from only £80 p.p./p.w. Website: www.holidayislands.com. Email: thalpos@otenet.gr. Tel: +30 24240 29036. Fax: +30 24240 23057.

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 www.ajparisflats.com for more details or email joe.chamberlain@tiscali.co.uk.

Nature and culture retreats. Greece (Summer) and India (Christmas/New Year). Undiscovered and unspoilt locations; accommodation in villas in the historic, coastal village of Ancient Epidaurus (Greece) and luxury eco-cottages by the rainforest on the foothills of the majestic Western Ghats mountains in South India; nature walks; authentic food; variety of activities; opportunities to experience local culture; small group and friendly atmosphere! Organiser: Anastasia Economou (DPhil, Oxon). Tel.: 01865 510270. Email: gaiatrails@yahoo.co.uk. Web: www.gaiatrails.com.

Lot, France. Simple cottage in small village in beautiful Célé valley between Cahors and Figeac. Sleeps 4 (double, twin). Calm, walking, flowers, butterflies'Bikes, including tandem, and canoes available. £150 p.w.: 21 May, June, Sept., Oct. £300 p.w.: July, Aug. Possibility of French teaching (retired C.E.E./scholarship teacher). For more details and photos please contact johnellis46@yahoo.co.uk.

Watermill, SW France. Beautiful self- catering accommodation in converted watermill. Perfect weekend break. You choose your length of stay—from one night upwards. Set in five acres and surrounded by fabulous countryside. Just one hour from Toulouse and within 1½ hours from Bergerac. Lovely medieval village of Lauzerte just 5 km away. Visit www.salazarholidays.com or call Paulette on 0845 8686352 for information and/or brochure.

Spring and summer holidays in Porec Istria. Beautiful spacious apartment in centre of Venetian-style old town. Sea within walking distance. Sleeps 7/8. Heating if necessary. Well equipped for families. Masses to do for all ages. Very cheap Ryanair flights to Pula (40 miles away). From £42 per day for apartment. Email ann.buchanan@socres.ox.ac.uk for further details.

Apulia, South Eastern Italy. Two-bedroom apartment, sleeps three. Situated in the quiet old quarter of the seaside town of Monopoli. Within 5 min. walk of a sandy beach, 45 min. by car or train from the Bari (Ryanair) and Brindisi airports, it provides c.h., air conditioning, dishwasher, washing machine, jacuzzi and rooftop terrace. Prices until May: €380 p.w.; Easter and June: €500 p.w.; July: €700 p.w.; Aug.: €850 p.w. Minimum stay: 3 nights. Tel. Angela Montemurro on 0039 39289 59730 or email linamonte@alice.it.

Santa Pola, Alicante, Spain. Two beautiful 2-bedroom beach houses with private terrace available to rent short and long term. Seconds from the beach, within walking distance to the main town and a 10-minute taxi drive from Alicante airport. Transfers available upon request. Please call 01608 646344 or visit our website www.casavistamar.com for rates, pictures and more information.

Beautiful rustic cottage, Las Alpujarras. Sleeps 6 (2 doubles, 1 twin), small swimming pool, wonderful views. Peaceful. Available May–Sept. Email jgray58uk@yahoo.co.uk.

Our Loire Valley, tranquil riverside village house of character near Saumur is unexpectedly available July/Aug. Simply furnished but with all mod. cons.; fishing from the garden; good food, cycling, tennis, etc. nearby. £300 p.w. (incl.) July, £350 p.w. Aug. Sleeps up to six. Further details available from 01993 813569 (evenings) or 07976 438336 (any time).

Croatia, Split. Beautiful, spacious, light and modern two-bedroom apartment with sea view, a few min. walk from the beach. Very quiet and not far from Split city centre. It sleeps 4. For some pictures visit our online album at http://www.angelfire.com/planet/ivanchi/appartment/. There are still some vacancies in June, Sept. and Oct. Email: ibarisin@hotmail.com.

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House for Sale

Three-bedroom Cotswold cottage in sought- after hamlet near market town for sale. Five miles Kingham railway station, 25 min. Oxford, 85 min. Paddington. Comprises living/dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, large double and two single bedrooms, hall/study, bathroom. Garden, garage/outbuilding with development potential. Some updating required. Guide price £460.000. Tel.: 01451 830992. Email: papin@tiscali.co.uk.

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