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Oxford University Gazette, 26 June 2008 : 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 10 July and 24 July. Publication for 2008–9 will begin on 25 September. The usual deadline will continue to apply (see above).

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Botanic Garden Picnic Afternoons

The great growing picnic season. Grow it—eat it! An afternoon of sowing, growing, cooking, nibbling, exploring and relaxing. These popular picnic afternoons are back with live music, stories, tours, trails and family fun. Bring a picnic—enjoy the fun! Saturdays, 1 pm–4 pm: 28 June, 12, 26 July, 16, 30 Aug. Adults £3, children free. University of Oxford Botanic Garden, 01865 286690,

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Green Economics Institute Conference. Civilisation: the first 10,000 years—an audit. Economics in an age of uncertainty and instability. Including sessions on green procurement and the greening of business; carbon reduction and climate change; women and poverty; lower growth economics; and biodiversity and species loss. Thurs., 17, Fri., 18 and Sat., 19 July, Mansfield College, Oxford University. Speakers include Dimitri Zenghelis, Office of Climate Change and Cisco; Matti Romani, co-author, Stern Report; Miriam Kennet, Director GEI, Editor IJGE; Professor Paul Ekins, Green Fiscal Institute, Policy Studies Institute; Professor Jack Reardon, USA Equity Markets; Professor Gustavo Vargas, University of Mexico; Hendrik van den Berg, University of Nebraska; Dr Maria Alejandra Madi, University of Campinas, Brazil; Dr Amit Joyti Sen, Indian Institute of Management. Must pre-register/pre-pay (£79 per day, concessions £38). For further information and booking, contact or visit

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Oxford University Newcomers' Club at the University Club, 11 Mansfield Rd, OX1 3SZ, welcomes the wives, husbands and partners of visiting scholars, graduate students and newly appointed academic members of the University. We offer help, advice and information and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held in the 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 10.15–11.45. We have a large programme of events with tours of colleges, museums and other places of interest. Other term-time activities include an art group, book group, informal conversation group, garden group, antiques group and an opportunity to explore Oxfordshire. 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:

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 6-seater MPV available. Fully licensed and insured. Friendly, personal service. Sample prices: Oxford to Heathrow, £68; Eurostar, £90; Cambridge, £135. Call Clive Roberts on 07917 566077 (mobile) or 01865 778608, or email 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 for more information.

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Situations Vacant

Queen's College wishes to appoint a full-time (35 hours p.w.) College Office Trainee to carry out secretarial duties in busy College Office. Position ideal for someone wishing to start secretarial career in educational environment. Although no formal experience required, GCSE mathematics and English essential, as is attention to accuracy and detail. Ongoing training provided. Salary £12,792 p.a. The College is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Further particulars from: Academic Administrator, the Queen's College, Oxford, OX1 4AW,, 01865 279166. Send CV, covering letter and contact details of 2 referees to Academic Administrator at above address by 16 July. Intend to hold interviews 23 July.

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Situation/Accommodation Offered

Semi-independent accommodation in north Oxford (and small salary) offered to interesting, mature, sensible, patient and reliable female postgrad or similar in exchange for 2 or 3 days per week of intermittent company for sparky but forgetful elderly lady. Minimum 1 year, longer an advantage. Must like cooking and be able to drive. Holidays in France possible. Start early July. References required. Contact or ring 0033 549 194 212.

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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

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

Comfortable family house in beautiful, well-appointed village, 7 miles from Oxford. Excellent bus service to Oxford. Fully furnished with walled garden. Excellent local schools. Three bedrooms, study, large living room, spacious kitchen and dining area. Bathroom, utility room and second downstairs toilet. Ideal for visiting academic. Available from Sept. for 24 months, £1,200 p.c.m. (excl. local council tax). Tel.: 01865 882976.

Available early Aug. Detached, chalet- style house, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire (cul-de-sac in quiet village). Large sitting room, dining room, study/playroom/fourth bedroom, sunroom, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fitted kitchen with all machines. Patio and gardens, garage, off-road parking, secure fencing and gates. Fully furnished with all china, pans, utensils, linen, bed linen, etc. Rent £1,200 p.c.m., deposit £1,600. Council tax (2008) £1,682.60. Tel.: 01235 (+44 1235) 834740. Email:

Comfortable family house, New Osney, 4 mins. walk to train station. By river and park. Fully furnished. Patio garden, 3 bedrooms, study, large living room and kitchen. Available for 5 weeks: Thurs., 23 July–28 Aug., £1,200 all in. Contact Ruth: +44 (0)1865 241349 or

North Oxford . Fully refurbished and extended house. Would suit family or professionals. Four bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, kitchen/dining room, sitting room. Convenient access to University, hospitals, good schools, bus routes and parks. Easy to maintain, secluded, sunny, landscaped garden, garage and parking. Available for short let, unfurnished. Photograph and/or viewing available on request. N-s. Rent £2,000 p.c.m. Email:

Blenheim Palace on your doorstep: a 300- year-old, 3/4-double-bedroom, stone townhouse for rent. Fully furnished, kitchen (incl. washing machine, dishwasher, range oven), dining for 12, living room, cellar, stunning master bedroom with en suite and exposed beams into the roof. Wi-Fi, cable TV. One minute to butcher, pub, post office, buses to Oxford. Rent £1,300 p.m., o.n.o. Available Sept., 12-month contract. Details and photos: 01993 813624 or

A charming, detached, 2-bedroom, Cotswold stone cottage is available from Aug. for rent in the peaceful, sought- after village of Wootton (near Woodstock, 7 miles from Oxford). The cottage has a wood-burning stove alongside background electric heating and a well- tended garden. Suitable for a n-s single professional or a visiting academic couple, £795 p.c.m. A summer house containing a Japanese-style room is also available (additional £100 p.c.m.). Contact: 01865 326138,

North Oxford . Recently built, bright houses—a choice of 2/3 and 3/4 bedrooms, all with 2 bathrooms, cloakroom, kitchen/diner or lounge/diner, garden and off-street parking, £1,095–£1,295 from Aug./Sept. Rents excl. utilities and council tax. Furnished and equipped. Best suited to professionals and visiting academic families. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email:

Central Oxford: newly built end-of-terrace townhouse in quiet residential area 5 mins. walk from Carfax. L-shaped lounge/dining room, excellent fitted kitchen, utility and cloak room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study, well fitted. Small garden, parking. References essential, deposit required. Rent £1,500 p.c.m. plus bills. Ready July. Tel.: 01865 243247. Email:

Comfortable family house, 7 miles from Oxford in Yarnton, OX5 1NB. Semi-detached, 3 bedrooms (2 doubles), combined living/dining room, kitchen. Furnished or unfurnished. Large garden. Daytime buses every half-hour to Oxford. Easy cycle ride to Oxford (no hills and on a cycle path). Good schools. Village has shop and post office. Close to Begbroke Science Park. Available Aug. for 12 months, £875 p.c.m. Contact 01865 379134 or

Spacious townhouse in south Oxford, close to park and swimming pool. Five bedrooms, exceptionally spacious lounge, beautiful French-style kitchen/dining area, 2 bathrooms, c.h., garden at back. Fully equipped kitchen, all mod cons. The house is in a quiet neighbourhood, 10 mins. from central Oxford. Ideally suited for group of mature students, professionals wanting to share or a family. Available from Sept. Please contact 01865 429285 (answer machine) or

Beckley: English village life at its best. Enjoy panoramic views over Otmoor from this 4-bedroom, 3-bath, fully furnished stone cottage. Six-month let, 9 Sept.–9 Mar. (somewhat flexible). Four-oven Aga, large stone fireplace, geothermal heating, £2,000 p.m. excl. utilities and council tax. Twice-monthly cleaning service and gardening are included. Email:

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Flats to Let

Central north Oxford: 10 mins. walk city centre, main University buildings, parks, close to river. Available 2 July. 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, brand-new, ground-floor flat, Jericho, available 1 Aug. for 1 year or less. 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, 2 full bathrooms (1 off master bedroom), linen, dishes, £1,390 p.m. Allocated inside parking additional £150 p.m. Contact A. Gaston. Email: Tel.: +1 613 745 1368 (Canada).

To let—Marston. Fully furnished, second-floor flat, recently redecorated. Lounge/diner, 2 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom. Conveniently situated for local shops, the JR Hospital and buses to the city centre. Economy 7 c.h. Garage and off-street parking. Rent £875 p.c.m. excl. bills. Now available. Enquires: 01865 554137.

North and central north Oxford apartments. Split-3-level studio, £695 from Sept. One-bedroom from £725–£775 from Aug. or Sept. Two bedrooms from £825–£950 from Aug. or Sept. Rents excl. of utilities and council tax. Best suited to professional and visiting academics, convenient for most University departments. Furnished and equipped. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email:

Central north Oxford. Quiet, tree-lined road 5 mins. walk to University Parks, 10 mins. to Bodleian. Large, sunny, first-floor flat in a quiet Victorian house: 1 large double bedroom overlooking south-facing garden, 2 single bedrooms, south-facing balcony, garden. Fully furnished, modern kitchen, power shower, broadband with wireless router. Available 27 July–17 Aug., £1,350 incl. bills. Tel.: 01865 515229, evening/weekends.

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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:

Two-bedroom cottage in centre of Steeple Aston (10 miles north of Oxford). Well appointed, newly renovated, fully furnished, 2 bedrooms, bath/WC, lounge diner and kitchen, g.c.h. Large garden and patio. Off-street parking for 1 car. The property is well located for shop and pub. Train link Heyford station 10 mins. to Oxford. Available for short breaks, weekly or up to 6-month lets. Tel.: 01869 349962. See

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 annexe 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.

Flat-share. Central/north Oxford. Large room in a spacious flat. Non-smoker. Two toilets. Broadband, washing machine, television, DVD/video player, ample storage, off-street parking. Suitable for visiting academic, postgraduate student or professional, £395 p.m., plus contribution to utilities. Tel.: 01865 511555 or 07866 653619.

Single room available in a quiet and friendly n-s house shared with 1 other along Cumnor Hill. Excellent access to city centre via bus, and Botley shops within walking distance. Rent £430 p.m. incl. utilities, council tax and wireless broadband. Would suit mature postgraduate or professional. 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:

Postdoc (mathematics) seeks furnished accommodation in Oxford from mid-Aug. until Apr. Prefer 1-bedroom flat or studio apartment with en suite bathroom and washer/drier, not too far from the city centre. Please contact or

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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—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.

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,, bmibaby. Suitable for 2–3 n-s people, £200–£250 p.w. Contact or phone 01865 378620. See:

To rent: converted stone barn in idyllic setting 24 km south of Florence, Italy. Sleeps 4, reasonable rates. Long-term rent negotiable. For more information, please contact Tel.: 0039 3400777735 or 005 807 1354.

Venice: spacious, gloriously sunny apartment looking south across Campo Santa Margherita, in the heart of Dorsoduro. Three bedrooms (1 in the 13th-century campanile), 2 bathrooms, sitting room, large kitchen/dining room. Sleeps 6. From £850 p.w. For photos of the campo, the campanile and the apartment, google 'world's best squares', click on the first link and scroll down to the bottom of the page. Email:

Andalucia, Gaucin. Unique architect- designed villa set in heart of beautiful 'Pueblo Blanco.' Built as series of 3 apartments and 2 cottages around private courtyard and swimming pool. Can be booked exclusively for large groups (up to 13) or individual units (2–5). Spectacular views to Gibraltar, Mediterranean, North Africa from all private terraces. Special offer to University members and employees. One-bed apartment, sleeping 2 from £100 p.w. (Mar.–May). Tel.: 07801 341856,

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Houses for Sale

Country cottage in Steeple Aston, opposite open field. There are 3 bedrooms, c.h., kitchen/diner, modern bathroom, lounge with multi-fuel stove, small garage, stone storage outbuilding, large sheltered garden with fruit trees. The village has hall, school and pre-school, playing fields, shop, pubs, buses to Oxford (12 miles south) and is near rail and motorway links. Available immediately, £350,000. Email: Tel.: 01970 612982.

Scotland. Craigbeck Cottage, 2.5 miles south of the historic spa town of Moffat, has panoramic views of beautiful countryside in all directions—'the best view in Moffat' according to the postman. Traditional stone building with separate garage. Parking space for 5 cars. Two double bedrooms, sitting room with open fire. Large kitchen with dining area. Well-equipped bathroom with bath, separate shower, toilet and airing cupboard. Oil-fired c.h. Back garden, enclosed by dry- stone dykes with lawn, soft fruit and mature trees. Front garden with shrubs. Total peace and quiet and no passing traffic. Offers over £170,000. Contact Ann Hall at for floor plan, photographs and location map.

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