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Oxford University Gazette, 8 May 2008 : Advertisements


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Family Activities at Harcourt Arboretum

Tues., 27 May, noon–4 pm. Half-term is the perfect time to visit Harcourt Arboretum. Join in free family activities. Our meadow is in full bloom, providing a home for all sorts of creatures. Spot plants and animals, make and take home your own mobile showing the wildlife. Drop-in session. Activities free with entry (University staff/students free, adults £3, children free). Free parking. Open 10 am–5 pm (last admission 4.15 pm). Harcourt Arboretum, Nuneham Courtenay. Tel.: 01865 343501. Web: www.botanic-garden.ox.ac.uk/Harcourt/harcourtintro.html.

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Plant Sale

Plant sale and teas—Friends of University of Oxford Botanic Garden. Wide range of plants, expert advice, teas. At Harcourt Arboretum, Nuneham Courtenay, Sun., 1 June, 11 am–4 pm.

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Society for Graduates

Meetings are held on Fri., 8 pm in the Okinaga Room in Wadham College, Parks Rd. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership. Members: £6 per term. Visitors: £2 per meeting. Trinity Term meetings: 2 May, Prof. Lorna Casselton, Royal Society: 'The Royal Society: past and present'; 9 May, Prof. Gregory Stores, neuropsychiatrist: 'Wake up to sleep!'; 16 May, Georgina Ferry, science writer: 'Max Perutz: molecules and the meaning of life'; 23 May, social meet at the Plough at Wolvercote: walk 7 pm and/or meal/drinks 8 pm; 30 May, Ann Spokes Symonds, author: 'Lessons from life'; 6 June, Clive Jones, photographer: 'Wandering around Oxford'; 13 June, AGM and barbecue at 21 Woodcroft, Kennington, 6.30 pm. For more information, contact Anita Segar, President, on 01865 730574.

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Committee Member Sought

The Research Ethics Committee at Oxford Brookes University needs 1 lay member to help review applications for ethics approval where the research involves human participants. Applicants must be independent of Oxford Brookes, should have good interpersonal and communication skills and be able to consider research proposals from the participants' perspective. Further information is available from the UREC Administrator at louise.wood@brookes.ac.uk and our website www.brookes.ac.uk/res/ethics.

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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, sixthformoffice@doverbroecks.com, the Swan Building, 111 Banbury Rd, Oxford, OX2 6JX, www.doverbroecks.com.

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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: www.ox.ac.uk/staff.

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

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

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: www.linkscom.co.uk.

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: www.hopeservices.co.uk. Email: mark.harvey@hopeservices.co.uk.

Chauffeur services at taxi prices! Looking for a reliable, experienced chauffeur service to take you or your VIP guests to airports, business venues or for private travel? Comfortable Mercedes-Benz E320 Avantgarde or luxury MPV available. Fully licensed and insured. Friendly, personal service. Sample prices: Oxford to Heathrow, £68; Eurostar, £90; Cambridge, £135. Call Clive Roberts on 01865 778608 or 07917 566077 (mobile) or email cliveroberts@talktalk.net to discuss your requirements.

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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 www.dpgardening.co.uk for more information.

Olivia's Gardens: maintenance and design. Professional, reliable and experienced. Website: www.oliviasgardens.com. 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: www.abacusdecorating.co.uk.

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Situations Vacant

Administrator and Lettings Manager (part-time): £23,000 p.a., pro rata. We are looking for an experienced and capable administrator to manage our community and religious centre in central Oxford. The post will bring you into contact with a wide range of people across diverse age groups. You will need to be well organised, have a proven ability to communicate clearly and effectively and be able to use your own judgment. Responsibilities include the administration of the use of the building by both the community and through external lettings, line management of some staff and co-ordination of the maintenance of the building. Up to 15 hours p.w.—hours of work to suit post holder within the working day. Occasional weekend work may be necessary. For further information and full job description, please phone 01865 768140.

Temporary (maternity leave cover), half- time Senior Personal Secretary to Archdeacon of Oxford based at Christ Church to run a small office, acting as Personal Assistant. Initiative, tact and discretion required, dealing with enquiries and deciding about work and priorities. IT skills in Word, Outlook and Excel and good telephone manner required, £19,069 p.a., pro rata. For further details, contact Julian Hubbard at archdoxf@oxford.anglican.org or 01865 208263.

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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 www.qbman.co.uk 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: info@qbman.co.uk.

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 . 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: a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.

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.

Comfortable family house in Lonsdale Rd, north Oxford. Close to Summertown shops and easy bus access to University. Fully furnished with a quiet garden. Excellent local schools. Consists of 3 bedrooms, study, large living room, kitchen and bathroom, g.c.h. Ideal for a visiting academic. Available from Aug. for 12 months, £1,200 p.m. (exclusive of local council tax). Contact Dr Max Peberdy at maxpeberdy@aol.com.

Eynsham. Recently refurbished Victorian terraced cottage in central old Eynsham, 2 mins. walk from shops, pub, church. Excellent bus service to Oxford, riverside walks. One bedroom, bath, kitchen, dining room, sitting room, walled garden. Fully furnished. Suit professional person (n-s), as 2 other rooms used part-time for counselling. References required, £590 p.m., incl. council tax, gas, electric. Contact Dr Forrest: 01993 812651 or Dr Kirk: 07834 486483 or 01993 772004.

Summer let, July–Aug. Lovely east Oxford house, 2 bedrooms. Homely house with 2 double bedrooms, upstairs bathroom, kitchen and living room. Situated close to Cowley Rd, buses to city centre, park and tennis courts. Attractive gardens to front and rear, £800 p.m., inclusive. Tel.: 01865 722695.

Summer let: 1-bedroom cottage in pretty Cotswold village available June, July, Aug. Beautiful views, village shop and pub, 14 miles to Oxford, 2 miles to Charlbury. Regular trains to Oxford and London, £695 p.c.m., incl. council tax. Utility bills excluded. Tel.: 07979 692895.

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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: ss.grosvenor@btinternet.com.

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 www.collegeandcounty.biz.

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: gaston@cyberus.ca. 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 veraj@thehumanchain.com.

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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: www.finders.co.uk.

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: www.scottfraser.co.uk. 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: DVL23@talktalk.net.

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 gail@travelscribe.co.uk.

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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: 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.

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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: info@qbman.co.uk. Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our website at www.qbman.co.uk 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: www.finders.co.uk.

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: gmamon@laposte.net.

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Paris Flat to Let

During academic year 2008–9. Small flat (35 sq m) for single person or couple. Central (3e arrdt), with excellent transport connections to whole of Paris. Two rooms, separate kitchen, bathroom, fourth floor with lift. Quiet, clean building, £200 p.w. (minimum stay), £600 p.m., longer stay by arrangement. Email: carol.clark@balliol.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 00 33 142 743582.

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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.

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 www.ilmorochianti.it. Email: filippo.ippolito@unibocconi.it.

Holiday home in western France to let. Situated in the Venise Verte, 40 mins. from La Rochelle and Atlantic beaches. Pretty stone cottage in village setting. Sleeps 6, fully equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge, 3 bedrooms. Enclosed garden with wood oven. Access to canal network and private punt. Ideal for cycling, walking, boating, fishing, painting, touring, etc., £430 p.w., high season. Phone Linda Eaton on 07919 308912. Website: www.arcais.com.

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 www.warnerweb.org.uk 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. www.casellarosmarino.co.uk.

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, info@demata.tuscany.it. Web: www.demata.tuscany.it and www.exploranda.com/house.aspx?id=9.

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, penny_oxford@hotmail.com, www.caladaina.com.

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 gwyndaniel@ukonline.co.uk.

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 crholme@btinternet.com or phone 01993 868892.

Ireland: peaceful, cosy, semi-detached holiday cottage in the heart of Connemara, 1 mile Clifden town. Ideal touring base for this beautiful area. Seven beaches nearby. Cycling, horse riding, golf, sea fishing, scuba-diving are all available. Cheap flights to Ireland West Airport (Knock) with Ryan Air, XL.com, bmibaby. Suitable for 2–3 n-s people, £200–£250 p.w. Contact brigid.carter@psych.ox.ac.uk or phone 01865 378620. See: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~safe0017/Clifden/.

Cyprus, Pegeia. Ten mins. Coral Bay, 20 mins. Paphos harbour. Detached luxury villa with 8m x 4m pool in spectacular location with clear views over the Mediterranean. Sleeps 6 in comfort, 2 doubles (1 en suite) and 1 twin. Each bedroom has access to private pool terrace. Peaceful area but close to local amenities and beach. Fully equipped and air conditioned throughout, TV/DVD. From £450 p.w. See: www.villakalithea.com.

Dordogne. Timeless and beautiful 17th- century stone house in the Vézère valley. Former Pavillon de Chasse now lovingly restored, with traditional lauzes roof and many original features. Stands in its own peaceful and partly wooded grounds of some 3 acres. Five mins. from village with local shops, 15 mins. from the historic market town of Montignac. Spacious lounge with wood burner, large, fully fitted kitchen/dining area. Sleeps 6 in comfort in 2 double bedrooms (1 en suite) and 1 twin. Can accommodate 2 more on convertible settee, if required. Dining terrace with barbecue—and boules! Private, 10m x 4m pool with glorious views. Garage. One week high season remaining. Good availability May and June plus Sept. onwards. From £550 p.w. Low season or extended-stay rates on request. Email pjwnet@aol.com or visit web site www.lamamine.com.

Villa beside the sea in Croatia. Quiet position with stunning sea views. Several swimming coves nearby and lots of walking tracks, 1 ½ hours north of Dubrovnik airport. Sleeps 8 plus sofa and cot with en suite bathrooms. Fully furnished with washing machine and modern kitchen. Available some weeks from June to end Sept. See: www.kremena-villa.com. Tel.: 07792 527521.

Holiday home in Asturias, northern Spain. If you are looking for an active holiday or a relaxing break, La Rondita caters for both. Situated in a traditional Asturian village on the River Sella, in the foothills of the Picos de Europa mountains and close to many local beaches, activities and facilities. Sleeps 6 plus baby, 3 bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, own garden and terrace. Please visit www.larondita.co.uk. Email: info@larondita.com.

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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 mike.summers@education.ox.ac.uk.

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: www-pnp.physics.ox.ac.uk/~reichold/17_FrysHill, or contact Armin Reichold at a.reichold@physics.ox.ac.uk 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: maria.pinon@dpag.ox.ac.uk.

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Flat for Sale

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: rr_rue@hotmail.com. Tel.: 07719 902666.

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