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Oxford University Gazette, 1 May 2008 : 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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Chorister Open Day

Chorister Open Day for New College Choir, Sat., 14 June, 4 pm. Families of boys between 3 and 7 are warmly invited to our open afternoon. Discover everything about chorister life—singing, recording, tours, plus question and answer with the Organist and chorister families. Tea and crèche for younger siblings, followed by Evensong at 6.15 pm. For more information and to enroll, please email or phone 01865 279519. For more background see

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Open Morning

D'Overbroeck's College. Sixth Form open morning, Sat., 10 May, 10 am–12.30 pm. All are welcome. For more information, contact the Sixth Form Office: 01865 310000,, the Swan Building, 111 Banbury Rd, Oxford, OX2 6JX,

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

Oxford University Newcomers' Club has moved to the University Club, 11 Mansfield Rd, Oxford OX1 3SZ. The Club welcomes the wives, husbands or partners of newly arrived graduates and visiting academics to the University. It aims to offer help, advice and information, and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held at the University Club every Wed. 10.30–12 noon from 0th week to 9th week, both inclusive. Newcomers with children (0–4) meet every Fri. in term 10.15–12 noon. Other term-time activities include an Art Group, Book Group, Informal Conversation Group, Garden Group, Antiques Group, village walks and tours to colleges, museums and other places of interest. Visit our 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 St, Witney, Oxon. Open Mon.–Fri. 9.30 am–5 pm, Sat. 10 am–4 pm. 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 St, Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7 5AD. Tel.: 01608 641692.

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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 worldwide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 514655. Fax: 01865 514656. Email: Also at 94 London Rd, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729. Fax: 01865 742431. Email:

Town and Country Trees Limited: tree care specialists; local authority-approved contractors; fully insured and qualified; tree stump removal. Reports, surveys, free advice and quotations. Tel.: 0845 458 2980 or 07976 261850.

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:

Learn to drive really well with an Advanced Driving Instructor who has been teaching in Oxford for 13 years with a 75 per cent pass rate (national average: 45 per cent). Free 1 hour when you book your first 2-hour lesson. Intensive courses, motorway and refresher lessons all tailored to suit your needs. Call Paul on 07786 176122. Email: Website:

Links Communication, Ltd—mobile phone shop. As well as mobile phones, we offer a huge range of the latest mobile phone accessories. We also unlock and repair mobile phones. PC and laptop repairs, upgrades, support and services. No fix, no fee. Western Union money transfer now available. Open 10 am–9 pm, 7 days a week. Links Communication, Ltd, 33 High St, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 204207. Website:

Hope Services, UK Typesetters. Hope Services is a family-run typesetting company established over 35 years ago. Based in the heart of Oxfordshire, we specialise in the styling and production of published material. We regularly work on all styles of publications, such as early learning teaching titles; single-author first-time novels and novellas; academic law books and journals; and social, financial and technical reports. We would be happy to discuss and develop your ideas, and provide you with an individual quote for any potential work. Please feel free to contact us at Hope Services (Abingdon) Ltd. Tel.: 01235 530439. Web: 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.

DP Gardening Services. RHS-trained gardener available across Oxfordshire. Carry out garden makeovers if selling/renting out your property or just taming your wilderness! All aspects of garden services including hard landscaping. Fully insured, friendly advice, free estimates (within 5 mile radius of OX5). Excellent references. Contact Debbie Payne on 07810 420711 (mobile) or for more information.

Olivia's Gardens: maintenance and design. Professional, reliable and experienced. Website: Tel.: 07866 476044.

Abacus Decorating is based in Oxfordshire and was established in 1975. We are committed to offering a wide range of high-class decorating services including interior painting, exterior painting, wallpaper stripping, wallpapering, texture painting, decorative painting and floor painting. We also offer commercial services for shops, restaurants and offices. Free estimates. Friendly advice. References on request. Tel.: 07970 209755. Website:

Grand designs for your garden, inspired by visits and work in Waterperry, Oxford Colleges, California. A 2-hour initial visit suggested to discuss existing layout, architectural features, archways, pergola, summer house, paving. Practical advice on planting and pruning of shrubs included in each scheme. Please telephone for leaflet: 01865 515379. Jeanne Bliss, Landscape Designer and Lecturer, Rewley House Gardener 1990.

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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 currently have 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:

Ethical letting? Some have suggested this is an oxymoron; not so—College and County have quietly established themselves as a contemporary lettings and property management company with a more European, partnership approach within the Oxford market. We look after over 250 properties within the city and are experienced in meeting the needs of academics both as clients and applicants. For more information, call 01865 722722 or go to

Stylish Victorian house to let, Cowley Rd, OX4 1HR, 5 mins. walk from city centre. Accommodation across 3 floors. Furnished, 4 double bedrooms, separate sitting and dining rooms, wooden floors, g.c.h. Microwave, washing machine, 40-ft walled townhouse garden, back access to lane. N-s. All recently refurbished with new kitchen, £1,600 p.c.m. Available Aug. Mobile: 07789 765867. Email:

North Oxford . Recently built, bright, furnished and equipped house. Two bedrooms plus 1 study, 2 bathrooms, lounge, kitchen diner, cloakroom, garden and off-road parking. Best suited to mature professional or visiting academics. Available from early July, rent £995 p.c.m., plus utilities and council tax, if applicable. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email:

House for rent in Woodstock. Spacious Edwardian end-of-terrace, 3 beds plus dressing room/study, 1 bath, fully fitted kitchen, low maintenance garden, easy parking. Perfect location, 5 mins. to town centre and regular bus service to Oxford. Schools and nursery around corner. Would suit professional couple, or with 1 child. No pets, n-s, £1,275 p.c.m., unfurnished. Tel.: 01993 810875 any time.

Cosy cottage to let, Upper Wolvercote, north Oxford. One double bedroom plus study/single bedroom, bathroom, living room with open fire, g.c.h. and garden. Vegetarians would be great! Fifteen mins. cycle ride down canal towpath or frequent bus to central Oxford. Suit visiting academic couple or 1 person. Sorry, no children, but small, well-behaved dog welcome. Available Sept. to end of May, £800 p.m. Details: 01865 513465 or

Jericho. Fully furnished 2-double-bedroom house, available 1 June onward. Very posh area, best schools, shops, restaurants and a secluded garden with a side door. Rent £1,150 p.m. Contact Tel.: 07889 816611.

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Flats to Let

Central north Oxford: 10 mins. walk city centre, main University buildings, parks, close to river. Available now. Short/long let in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb. Large, light airy rooms. Lovely fully furnished ground-floor flat. Large double bedroom, large single study/bedroom, large drawing room, newly refurbished modern kitchen, bathroom. Broadband, large secluded garden, off-street parking. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789 092274. Email:

Two-bedroom flat to rent—Palladian Court, Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 2FG. Available at £975 p.c.m. A modern, furnished apartment built by Berkeley Homes and finished to an exceptional standard. The property comprises 2 double bedrooms with en suite shower room to master, open-plan living room/kitchen with appliances and bathroom. Also has allocated parking and under-floor heating. Contact Dan Williams on 01865 792299.

Two-bedroom, brand-new, ground-floor flat, Jericho, available 15 July for 1 year. Fully furnished. Built by Berkeley Homes, finished to an exceptional standard. Garden, all appliances, walk to University, near best schools, parks. Quiet, easy to maintain, under-floor heating. Two full bathrooms (1 off master bedroom), linen, dishes, £1,390 p.m. Allocated inside parking additional £150 p.m. Contact A. Gaston: Tel. (Canada): +1 613 745 1368.

Centrally located, furnished, 1-bedroom flat for rent immediately. Minimum tenancy 1 year, £720 p.m., excluding bills. Parking space available at extra cost. Contact Vera Jefferson: 01865 735383 or

Fantastic 2-double-bedroom, 2-bathroom, canal-facing flat in Jericho (Walton Well Rd) available to rent. Brand new, fully furnished. Open-plan lounge with balcony overlooking the canal. Well- equipped kitchen, dishwasher, washer/drier. Under-floor heating. Close to amenities, £1,450 p.c.m. Tel.: 020 8339 0645/07740 053683.

Available immediately: beautiful, spacious, first-floor furnished flat in quiet Edwardian house, north Oxford. Totally refurbished. Sitting room, 2 double bedrooms, single/study, huge kitchen/diner, bathroom with power shower, cloakroom. New fridge/freezer, cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, drier. Shared garden. Residents' parking. Ten mins. walk science area. Suit n-s, quiet family/visiting academics. Prefer 9 months minimum, but short-term considered, £1,800 p.c.m., including gas, water, council tax, gardening. Contact, 01865 727978, 07968 095973.

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Accommodation Offered

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

Scott Fraser—'city and village living'. A comprehensive residential sales and lettings practice specialising in good-quality property in Oxford and the surrounding areas. For more information, please telephone or visit our website: Sales tel.: 01865 759500 (Headington), 01865 759507 (Summertown), 01865 759508 (East Oxford). Lettings tel.: 01865 761111 (Headington), 01865 554577 (Summertown), 01865 244666 (East Oxford and students).

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:

Short-term lets available, weekly or monthly, in comfortable and spacious 1-bedroom flat. Fully furnished, double bedroom with en suite bathroom, open-plan living area, kitchen, wireless broadband, Freeview TV, all linen and towels, ample parking. Totally self- contained annex of private house in Cassington, 3 miles west of Oxford along A40. N-s only. Weekly £250, monthly £800, everything included. Email: Tel.: 01865 883991.

Share of lovely, light Victorian cottage in Iffley Village (south Oxford) offered to friendly, responsible, cat-loving person. I travel abroad for work so need someone to look after my cat, house and garden when I'm away for extended periods (when you will have the house to yourself). Available from 1 June, with very reasonable terms for the right person. Please email me at

East Oxford short-term let. Comfortable en suite double bedroom with use of kitchen and lounge. Wireless broadband, TV, inclusive linen, gas, electricity, council tax, etc., £425 p.m. Email: Tel.: 01865 771712.

Room to let in comfortable family farmhouse in village a few minutes from north Oxford, £70 p.w., inclusive. Use of facilities including kitchen and garden. Off-street parking. Would suit postgraduate student seeking Sun. pm/Mon.–Fri. accommodation. Reference required. Please call for more details: 07990 513006 or 01869 350034. Email:

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Self-catering Apartments

Fully furnished and serviced 3- and 4-star self- catering apartments available in North Oxford; 15 mins. to 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

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Office Accommodation available

Office accommodation in Oxford: North Oxford, 5 mins. 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.

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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 to 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. Website:

House-sit or flat rental sought: mature, n-s, American academic visiting Oxford Sept.–June looking for housing, preferably in north Oxford/Summertown area. References provided. Email:

Summertown or north Oxford. Furnished 4- or more-bedroom house sought for Franco–American n-s family of 5 on 1-year sabbatical at Oxford University, beginning Aug. Possible exchange with beautiful 2,000-sq ft house on 10,000-sq ft property in leafy Vaucresson, 10 km west of Paris near Versailles. Email:

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House-sit Sought

House-sitters. Young, professional/academic couple seeking house/flat to sit for July–Aug. Enjoy looking after animals, plants and gardens. Submitting thesis and waiting for viva sans funding. Currently renting flat in Walton Manor, north Oxford, would prefer somewhere not too far from town. Happy to come and meet you. Tel.: 01865 292805. 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:

Tuscany: Siena, Castel Nuovo Berardenga. Beautifully located apartment in the countryside with great view, swimming pool, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, small sitting room, kitchen, garden. Please visit Email:

Orkney, Papa Westray. Comfortable 4- star 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 with en suite shower rooms). Open-plan sitting, dining areas, well-equipped kitchen. Strictly n-s. Inclusive weekly charges £190–£340. For photos and details please visit To book, email or phone 01857 644211.

Northern Cyprus: villa with pool. Sleeps 5/6. High on hill close to Esentepe village. Spectacular views of the Med., 20 mins. drive from Kyrenia, en route to the Karpasia Peninsula. Unspoilt beaches 10 mins. away. Golf course close by. From £400 p.w. Email or phone 01993 868892.

Gozo: charming Mediterranean island. Superb views from our comfortable villa with pool, suitable for families of up to 6. Rates are £900 p.w. in high season (end July to beginning Sept.) Lower rates available for couples out of summer season. Full-colour photos and more details on or telephone 01367 240049.

Mousehole, Cornwall. Dylan Thomas called Mousehole the most beautiful village in England. We have an attractive little harbourside cottage to let, sleeping 4. Sandy beaches inside, rocky pool outside the harbour walls; fishing allowed off the quays. £195-£500 p.w. Winter breaks: £100 (3 nights). Contact Mrs Dancy on 01736 731137.

Italy: 1) Umbria. Traditional stone villa in national park, 5 miles north-east of Assisi. Gardens, superb views, wildlife, quiet. Kitchen/dining/sitting room, 2 double bedrooms, large bathroom, terrace. Car essential. 2) Lake Como. Apartment in village house, closely overlooking lake. One double bedroom, sitting room, kitchenette, bathroom, open arched terrace, 25 mins. Como city. Easy access cheap flights Perugia, Milan. Either let £350 p.w., £650 per fortnight. Tel.: 01865 768775.

French Pyrenees: 2 traditional stone houses at 850m with wonderful views (Chateau de Montsegur), ideal for walking and relaxing. All facilities included for £200–£300 p.w., depending on numbers. We are 1¼ hours from Carcassone. Please tel.: 00 33 5610 13046 for photographs and more information.

Tuscany: villa in Siena area. Beautifully restored 2-storey private house on hilltop, 5 bedrooms (up to 10 people), 3 bathrooms, modern kitchen with all appliances, lounge, sitting room, swimming pool, garden, cable, VCR, DVD, wireless internet, jacuzzi, BBQ. Stunning panorama, peaceful, absolute privacy. Only 5 mins. drive Chiusi town, 1 hour Rome and Florence, 30 mins. Siena and Assisi. Contact: +39 055 602044, +39 3287133951, Web: and

Large historic house in Spanish Pyrenees with gorgeous outdoor pool. Ca La Daina is a beautiful, lovingly restored 16th-century house over 5 floors, beams, log fires. Cosy but spacious, sleeping 12–14 people, ideal for families and groups of friends and for writer's retreat. Walking in mountains, swimming or just relaxing. Stunning views. One and a half hours to Barcelona and Girona. Contact Penny: 01865 429285,,

Available Whitsun half-term, July (last 2 weeks) and Sept. Attractive, secluded, spacious Pembrokeshire farmhouse 4 miles from coast, set in 20 acres of fields and woodland. Own small lake for swimming, fishing and boating. Sleeps 8–10 with 4 large bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Fully equipped, characterful and comfortable with woodburning stoves and all mod cons, £700 p.w. Enquiries to Gwyn Daniel 01865 556244, Anne Harrison 02089 975879 or

Italy: lovely, small, sunny village house (historic centre), 45 mins. to Rome by bus/train (frequent service). Suitable for maximum 2 n-s people. Fully furnished, linen, duvets, etc. provided. You need take nothing. Very quiet, ideal for study, £400 p.m. (plus bills, which amount to very little). Photos provided if interested. Contact Angela Fuller on 01284 704441 or email

Paris—Marais—delightful 1-bed apartment, ideal for 2 adults (plus 2 children). First floor with large sitting room, en suite kitchen, bedroom and bathroom (shower). The flat is surrounded by a balcony with lovely views over the square and gets plenty of sunshine. Available for short or medium lets. Still spaces in June, July and Aug. Website: Contact Dr J.H. Chamberlain by email on or phone 07957 588448.

Recently refurbished villa situated in a designated beauty spot in Spain with beautiful sea views. Sleeps 6 and the 3 bathrooms are all en suite. Close to all amenities and a short walk to the beach. There is a private pool and roof terrace where you can watch the sun go down. Available for short- and long-term lets. Email: Tel.: 01865 331015.

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Houses for Sale

Southwest France, Tarn et Garonne. Fully renovated stone townhouse for sale in centre of attractive medieval village avec tous commerces. Light and airy, easily maintained, secure. Top floor: large en suite master bedroom. Middle floor: 2 further bedrooms, shower/toilet, study area. Ground floor: lounge, kitchen, entrance hall with toilet. Outside: covered terrace facing long garden. Private parking. £135,000. Enquiries to

Oxford. Modern 3-bedroom house with beautiful gardens in very quiet residential area, £249,000. Built in 1998. No onward chain, no agent fees. Ten mins. on foot to Oxford science park, 20 mins. cycle ride to Oxford city centre. For details see:, or contact Armin Reichold at or 07986 819372.

North Oxford : 2-storey, end-of-terrace town house with g.c.h. and garage, enjoying a tranquil position in the far corner of a small close in north Oxford. Two bedrooms, family room, kitchen, front and rear gardens. Close proximity to medical centre, play parks, schools and supermarkets. Excellent bus services. No chain, £245,000. Tel.: 07985 007973. Email:

Iffley Village: well-presented, modern, two-bedroom town house featuring well-equipped, large kitchen with built-in washer/drier and dishwasher. Downstairs cloakroom, good-sized reception room and south-facing conservatory/dining room off kitchen. Both bedrooms with built-in cupboards. Well-planted rear garden, private off-street parking. Pleasant, quiet village location near the Thames, 2 miles from central Oxford. Guide price £375,000. To arrange a viewing please telephone 01865 774762, 07810 081429 or email

Three-bedroom house for sale, Greater Leys. Ideal for professional couple. In quiet cul-de-sac with easy access to bus routes 1, 5 and 12. Within walking distance of Spar shop, health centre, Ozone Leisure Centre, gym. Visit, Greenfinch Close, £210,000.

New Hinksey. Bright, end-of-terrace Edwardian townhouse, well-presented, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, modern, fully equipped kitchen (range cooker, utility cupboard with dishwasher, washing machine and drier), 3 large reception rooms (1 double height with mezzanine study, shower room, independent front door). South-facing rear garden, garage. Short walk to Hinksey Park, Grandpont nursery, St Ebbe's school and city centre, £470,000. Please telephone 01865 250388 or 07960 900049.

East Oxford. Well-presented, 3-year-old, 4-bedroom townhouse (2 doubles en suite). All with built-in wardrobes. Two miles city centre. Easy walking Cowley Rd amenities. Kitchen/diner with built-in dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer, double oven, gas hob—all Bosch. Easy-care garden. All carpets, blinds, etc. included. For quick sale. Bargain £385,000. Email: Tel.: 01865 771712.

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Flats for Sale

Summertown: charming one-bedroom ground- floor retirement flat comprising living room with bar-kitchen, bathroom with walk-in shower, bedroom with fitted wardrobe, terrace and garden access with pleasant view. £60,000 o.n.o. with £600 p.m. for food and all maintenance. Contact

One-bedroom flat in Temple Cowley with spectacular views towards the north-east of Oxfordshire. The flat is light and spacious, and has been recently refurbished. There is a large double bedroom, an 18-ft- long living room with fitted bookshelves, and a galley kitchen. It is within the ring road and very close to bus routes and the shopping centre. No onward chain, £115,000. Email: Tel.: 07719 902666.

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