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Oxford University Gazette, 4 June 2009 : Advertisements


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Notice of Meeting

Future Flyers. Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Oxford Guild, recently known as Future Flyers, Mon., 15 June, 3 pm at Careers Service, 56 Banbury Rd, Oxford OX2 6PA, at which the intention is to amend the constitution to permit a winding-up of the Oxford Guild and thence to wind it up—with the remaining assets being transferred to the Careers Service for the continuing benefit of University of Oxford students. Further details: Hugh Trimble, 01865 274644.

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Opera Tickets for Sale

For sale: 2 tickets for Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Royal Opera House on Wed., 15 July. Balcony seats D51 and D52, £290 for both tickets. Tel.: 07981 224074.

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Botanic Garden and Arboretum Events

Sat., 6 June, Botanic Garden: the Great Story Picnic Season, 1–4 pm, drop in any time. Activities inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden. Plus music, stories, tours and family activities. Sun., 7 June, Harcourt Arboretum: drawing with charcoal made at the Arboretum, 1–4 pm. Suitable for families and adults alike. Both free with entry, adults £3, children free, University members free. Web site: www.botanic-garden.ox.ac.uk.

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Residential Home

St Katharine's House, Wantage. Modern, well-equipped residential home with nursing wing for 75 residents in 5 acres of lovely grounds near town centre. Excellent facilities include beautiful chapel in grounds. Residents strongly encouraged to live independent lives within a unique, vibrant and rewarding community. For further information contact the Warden, St Katharine's House, Ormond Rd, Wantage, OX12 8EA. Tel.: 01235 762739. Email: warden@stkatharines.co.uk. Web: www.stkatharines.co.uk.

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Nursery Place Available

Nursery place temporarily available at the Balliol College Day Nursery (Rawlinson Rd) from 1 Sept.–22 Dec. for a child aged between 2 and 5. Ideal for child of visiting academic. The 16-place nursery was rated as 'outstanding' in the most recent Ofsted inspection. For more information, contact Vanessa Clark. Email: nursery@balliol.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 515654. See also www.balliol.ox.ac.uk/official/nursery/index.asp.

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Exhibition

Exhibition of Livres d'Artistes. A collection of contemporary artists' books from France selected by Annie Deux, including works by Jean Lodge, will be presented in the Long Room, New College. Opening Fri. 5 June, 5–8 pm. Also open Sat. 6, Sun. 7 and Mon. 8 June, 10.30–6.

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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, 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 including 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: http://oxforduniversity.newcomersclub.googlepages.com.

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Antiques Bought and Sold

Antiques and decorative objects bought and sold. Fireplace-related items to include grates, fire tools, fenders and nursery guards. 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. 9.30–5, Sat. 10–4. Tel.: 01993 705026. Mobile: 07831 585014.

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Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

John Hulme undertakes all aspects of restoration. Thirty 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, 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 new drivers and giving refresher lessons in Oxford since 1994. He has an 86 per cent pass rate (national average is 43 per cent). Intensive courses, motorway, refresher lessons and new drivers—all tailored to suit your needs. Call Paul on 07786 176122. Email: enquiries@instructortraining.org.uk. Website: www.instructortraining.org.uk.

Chauffeur/taxi service. Do you need a reliable, experienced chauffeur service to take you or your guests to airports, business venues or for personal travel? Comfortable Mercedes E class or MPV available for people and luggage, fully licensed and insured. Friendly, personal service. Sample prices: Oxford to Heathrow, £68; Eurostar, £90; Gatwick, £119. Call Clive Roberts on 07917 566077 (mobile) or 01865 778608 (home) or email cliveroberts@talktalk.net to discuss your requirements.

Cabinetry and carpentry. The House of Eden is a local, family-run company creating individually designed, handmade furniture in contemporary and period styles. We also design and build beautiful garden offices, summerhouses and writing rooms. We offer our clients a truly bespoke service where unique designs and beautiful craftsmanship are our trademark. Member of The Guild of Master Craftsmen. Referrals and examples available. For more information: 01869 343463, warwick@thehouseofeden.co.uk. Web: www.thehouseofeden.co.uk.

Indexer available. More than thirty years' experience of 'back-of-the-book' indexing in a variety of subjects, from the Oxford Illustrated Encyclopaedia to the annual index for the Oxford University Calendar. Specialties include: archaeology, architecture, art, biography, botany, education, geography, history, literature. Contact Ann Hall at alanindex@tiscali.co.uk or 01683 221310.

Portraits: corporate, college, private commissions. London, St Martin's Lane, and Oxford. For information, please see: www.johnhounam.com.

German translations, editing and proofreading of academic articles, theses and more by experienced, qualified German native speaker. Contact lena@bulltranslations.co.uk or phone 01865 722685 or 07846 415285 with details of your text.

Search marketing services—do you have a website? Can you find your website on search engines like Google, Yahoo and Live Search? We help improve website search engine rankings. We are Google-certified experts with a lot of experience and proven results. For more information, call 01865 640093, email info@fuzzone.co.uk. Web: www.fuzzone.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.

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Houses to Let

Academic visitor, student, or employee of the University? Also try the University Land Agent's and Accommodation Office website.

An Englishman's home is his castle—so the saying goes. We cannot pretend we have too many castles, 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 properties currently available. Or telephone, fax or email us with 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 let or are looking to rent in the city centre, ring our friendly staff or visit our central Jericho office at 47 Walton Street, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6BQ. We value your custom. Tel.: 01865 311745. Web: www.oxfordlet.com.

Ethical letting? 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.

Central Summertown, Oxford, £1,100 p.c.m. Highly desirable 2-bedroom period cottage, close to shops, restaurants, on bus routes, access to Oxford ring road. G.c.h. Furnished, reception room, recently fitted kitchen, pantry with access to cellar, walk-in wardrobe area, modern tiled bathroom, power shower. Gardens to front and rear with access and patio area. Parking permit holders, 12-month let, security deposit £2,200. Contact Rosemary 07792 362835/01865 514830.

West Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds. From country cottages to town houses and flats, furnished or unfurnished, Springfield Property Rentals have something for the academic or student. Established in 1989, we proudly treat tenants and landlords as equals. We cover a full range of letting and management services and are definitely not estate agents, just experts in property rentals. Call for details 01993 775320 or access our website www.springfield.uk.com.

Available Sept., furnished house, Jericho. Walk to University, secluded garden, near best schools, parks, cozy, quiet, easy to maintain, c.h., period charm. All appliances, telephone, linen, dishes. Two bedrooms (1½ baths), £1,395 p.m. or 3 bedrooms (2½ baths), £1,695 p.m., available 1 year or less. Contact: gaston@cyberus.ca. Telephone Canada: 613 745 1368.

Central north Oxford: lovely modern 4- bed, 2½-bath house, 2 receptions, wireless Internet, fully furnished. Near to all good schools, colleges and hospitals. Available beginning July for 12 months. Contact: maggie.faulkner@tiscali.co.uk or 01865 512098.

Pretty thatched cottage in quiet village 6 miles from Oxford. Three bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen with Aga, sitting room (open fireplace), dining room, laundry room. Under-floor heating. Charming private garden. Open views over village green. Pub and classy restaurant in village. Oxford (10 mins.), village primary school, European School Culham (5 mins.), M40 (10 mins.), Oxford or Didcot railway stations (15 mins.), £1,450 p.c.m. Available from Aug. Contact dinahs@waitrose.com.

House to rent during all of Aug. for £1,400. Three bedrooms, large living room, large kitchen, garden. Includes wireless, cable TV, dishwasher. On Middleway, Summertown (north Oxford), 2 mins. from shops and restaurants. Tenant must look after cat. Tel.: 07796 695036. Email: p.ferreira1@physics.ox.ac.uk.

Gorgeous detached listed thatched cottage opposite church in Beckley, beautiful quiet village 3 miles Headington. Very spacious 1,900sq ft plus garage, double-aspect 33ft living, enormous inglenook, flagged dining room with inglenook, kitchen/breakfast, utility/cloaks/shower. Upstairs 3 glorious bedrooms, large bathroom. Oak beams throughout, oil c.h. Third-acre mature garden to lawn, extensive terrace, Otmoor views. Beautifully furnished, antiques, Sky, cleaner available. Available immediately, £2,000 p.c.m., 6–12 months. Robin: 01865 351708, 07787 540989.

Short/long let. Charming Cotswold stone cottage on edge of village 15 miles north-west of Oxford. Double bedroom plus spare bedroom/dressing room. Lots of character, beamed ceilings, inglenook fireplace. South-facing walled patio garden, g.c.h., wood-burning stove, washer/drier, etc. Suit 1 or couple. Available late 2009 and 2010. Contact doreen.mcbarnet@csls.ox.ac.uk.

To let—available May. Detached chalet-style house, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire (cul-de-sac in Thames-side 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 £1,000 p.c.m., deposit £1,500. Council tax (2009–10) £1,748.20. Tel.: 01235 (+44 1235) 834740. Email: diamar@onetel.com.

Edwardian family home, recently redecorated and in great condition. Available mid-Sept.– early Jan. Minster Rd, close to South Park, quiet residential street, 10 mins. cycle to University. Large kitchen and living room, small, pretty garden. Three bedrooms (1 double in loft with en suite, 1 double and 1 single) plus bathroom and 2 WCs. Working fireplace and c.h., £1,200 p.c.m. (some utilities excluded). Contact Jane Bingham, binghamjane@hotmail.com, 01865 242621.

Temple Cowley conservation area—18th-century listed stone farmhouse 2½ miles from city centre, University 15 mins. by bike, frequent bus service. Very quiet comfortable family home, fully furnished, 3–4 bedrooms; modern bathroom with shower; office space with wireless broadband connection; large, light kitchen with all appliances; open fires, sunroom, terrace, tranquil walled gardens. Available from July for 12 months; n-s only; £1,450 p.c.m. (utilities excluded). Contact 01865 716273, sue@dossetts-orchard.co.uk.

North Oxford houses available from Aug., 2 bedrooms plus study and 3 bedrooms plus loft room arranged as study and guest bedroom, 2 bathrooms, cloakroom, kitchen-breakfast, lounge-dining room, small garden, off-street parking, best suited to a small family of professional visiting academic. Excellent residential area just north of Summertown amenities. Rents £1,095 and £1,350 p.c.m. exclusive of utilities and council tax. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email: a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.

West Oxford, near train station, attractive modern townhouse. Three double bedrooms (1 en suite with power shower) family bathroom (bath, power shower), ground-floor WC and hand basin, 23ft sitting room, French windows opening onto sunny courtyard. Well-equipped kitchen/diner. Private car park (1 car), double glazing, g.c.h. Available shortly, short/long let (min. 6 months, max. 3 years). Furnished/unfurnished, £1,250 p.c.m. excluding bills. Phone: 07896 339754; from outside UK: 44 7896 339754.

Charming house in Jericho. Recently modernised, refurbished to the highest standards. Sitting room, 3 bedrooms, another study or guest room. Spacious and light conservatory/dining room and kitchen. Bathroom with shower and WC plus separate toilet. Fully equipped kitchen with all mod cons. Beautiful garden with parking space at rear. Conveniently located for colleges and University, £2,000 p.m. Available 16 Aug. Email: ranilall@hotmail.com. Tel.: 01865 559614 or 07803 607112.

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Flats to Let

Academic visitor, student, or employee of the University? Also try the University Land Agent's and Accommodation Office website.

Central north Oxford: 10 mins. walk to city centre, main University buildings, parks, close to river. Available mid- Aug. 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 bedroom/study, 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.

Elegant 1-bedroom ground-floor flat in St Margaret's Rd, central north Oxford. Double bedroom, large sitting room, kitchen and bathroom. Fully furnished and equipped, washing machine and g.c.h. Use of charming shared garden. Rent £875 p.c.m. plus utility bills and council tax. Available from mid-July. Let of 6 months or longer preferred. Tel.: 01865 343384. Email: dianabelli@btinternet.com.

Central north Oxford. Close to University Parks and river, 10 mins. walk to University Science Area and 15 mins. to Bodleian Library or city centre; 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; broadband connection; c.h. Use of large garden. N-s only. Unexpectedly available from July, £1,095 p.c.m. Tel.: +44 (0)1865 512138.

Cowley, Boswell Rd. 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 mins. 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 (6.45–8 pm). Mobile: 07810 194454. Email: piero.pinza@virgin.net.

North and central north Oxford apartments. North: 1 bedroom £725; 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 single) £825, all available from Aug. or Sept. Central north: split-level studio at £715 from Sept.; 1 bedroom at £795 from Aug.; 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 single) at £915 and £970 from Aug. or Sept., excludes utilities, council tax, suited to mature professional visiting academics. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email: a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.

Inner north Oxford (close to St Hugh's, Wolfson, on bus stop). Spacious, light 1-bedroom flat with picture windows, balcony, off-street parking. Unfurnished but extensive cupboards and bookcases, computer bench/desk, fridge, washing machine. Available end June, £850 p.c.m., 1-year let. Tel.: 01865 513326.

Large Edwardian 1-bedroom ground-floor flat on Woodstock Rd in North Oxford, available 1 Sept.–30 May. Fully furnished and equipped. Easy walking distance to both University and Summertown shopping. Includes sitting room/study, dining room/study, bathroom, kitchen with dishwasher and washer/drier. Private garden and carport. Ideal for academic couple. Rent £790 p.m. plus bills and council tax. Phone 01865 559174 or email estone@notes.cc.sunysb.edu.

Park Town. Furnished basement flat in quiet, pleasant area with access to central gardens. Large, sunny bedsitting- room, large kitchen, bathroom. Suitable for quiet non-smoker, £550 p.c.m. including council tax, heating, light and hot water. Available from 1 July for long-term let. To view phone 01865 554908 from 8 June.

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Accommodation Offered

Academic visitor, student, or employee of the University? Also try the University Land Agent's and Accommodation Office website.

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, kettle, refrigerator, microwave, broadband and central and independent heating. Very moderate terms. Linen, cleaning and breakfast included. Tel./fax: 01865 557879. Email: dvl23@talktalk.net.

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).

Beautiful self-contained studio barn in garden. Near Port Meadow. Lovely walks. Conducive to study, 10 mins. by bus Oxford centre. Wi-Fi, n-s, £800 p.m., bills inclusive. Available now, 6 months renewable. Contact: jennyblyth@btconnect.com.

Bed and Breakfast Summertown. Bed and breakfast is available from 20 July until 11 Sept. Ten rooms are available, located in 2 5-bedroom ground-floor apartments. A daily continental breakfast will be provided. Bookings can be made on a nightly or longer-term basis. Pricing, availability and booking information for Bed and Breakfast at Merifield may be obtained from: merifield.manager@wadh.ox.ac.uk or 01865 432259.

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Self-catering Apartments

Weekly Home offers fully furnished and serviced accommodation for 1 week to several months. Our properties are very high quality and include apartments in north Oxford/Summertown, popular with visiting academics from UK and overseas. Also properties for short lets in most other areas of Oxford, including city centre, plus south Oxfordshire and Woodstock. See www.weeklyhome.com for details of all accommodation. Or email info@weeklyhome.com, or phone 01193 811711 with specific requirements.

OxfordShortlets offers a portfolio of high- quality, self-catering, short-let properties as an excellent alternative to hotel, guesthouse or 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 to several months. OxfordShortlets caters for professional individuals, groups or families while visiting Oxford for holiday, business, academic and relocation purposes or for temporary accommodation between homes. For more information, please contact us. Tel.: 01865 311696. Fax: 01865 511010. Email: admin@oxfordshortlets.co.uk. Web: www.oxfordshortlets.co.uk.

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Office Accommodation Available

Office accommodation in 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 include 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. For details of our services or informal help and advice without obligation, contact us. Tel.: 01865 764533. Fax: 01865 764777. Email: info@qbman.co.uk. Or visit our website, 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.

Academic family is seeking accommodation in Oxford. We are looking to rent a 2-bedroom house or apartment in Oxford or in the area of east Oxford from 10 July–15 Aug. Please email Antonis at ahatzi@teiath.gr.

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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.

Papa Westray, Orkney—Holm View. Comfortable self-catering cottage (4 stars), in peaceful position near sandy beaches on small friendly island. Seals, birds, archaeological sites and well- stocked shop are nearby. Sleeps 4 (twin and double bedrooms, en suite shower rooms). Open-plan sitting, dining areas; well-equipped kitchen. Strictly n-s. Fully inclusive weekly charges £210–370. For photos and details please see www.papawestray.co.uk. To book, email tomhughes@scotnet.co.uk or phone 01857 644211.

West coast of Ireland: peaceful, cosy, semi-detached holiday home in the heart of Connemara, 1 mile Clifden town. Ideal touring base for this beautiful area. Sandy beaches nearby. Cycling, horse riding, golf, sea fishing, scuba-diving are all available; £200–£260 p.w., suitable for 2–3 n-s people. Contact brigid.carter@hotmail.com. Tel.: 01865 378620. Web: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~safe0017/Clifden/.

Cornwall, cottage and restored chapel in quiet hamlet on South-west Coastal Footpath within 100m of the sea and minutes from Caerhays and Heligan. Each property sleeps 6. Comfortably furnished, c.h., wood burner and broadband. Ideal for reading, writing, painting, walking. From £200, low season. Tel.: 01865 558503. See: www.cornwallcornwall.com.

Mousehole, Cornwall. Dylan Thomas called Mousehole the most beautiful village in England. We have an attractive little harbourside cottage to let for holidays, 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 Professor J.C. Dancy, Wharf House, Mousehole, Cornwall, TR19 6RX (Tel.: 01736 731137) for further details.

Lot, France. Simple cottage in quiet rural village in beautiful valley. Sleeps 4 (2, 1+1). Private garden. Walking, cycling (some bikes available including tandem), canoeing. Flowers and butterflies. Varied visits, e.g. Rocamadour, St Cirq Lapopie. Rent £400 p.w. July, Aug.; £200 p.w./£350 fortnight, at other times. Possibility extra independent beds (2, 1+1 bunk beds). Possibility also French tuition (CEE, scholarship, GCSE). For details, photos, see http://sulpicelot.com or email johnellis46@yahoo.co.uk.

Turkish northern Cyprus (non-Euro zone). Villa with pool. Sleeps 5/6. Close Esentepe village with spectacular views over the Med, 20 mins. drive from Kyrenia, 7 mins. from 18-hole golf course and 10 mins. from huge sandy beach. From £475 p.w. For further details please email crholme@btinternet.com or telephone 01993 868892. NB: non-Euro zone.

Hambye, Normandy. For all who love walking, far from the madding crowd! Comfortable gite (sleeps 2/3) and B&B. Beside the peaceful Sienne valley. Free guided walks offered. Gite €195 p.w. B&B variable with discounts. Maureen Taylor, tel.: 0033 233614496; email: info@bandbhambye.com. Web site: http://bandbhambye.com.

Monopoli, Apulia, south-eastern Italy, 2- bedroom apartment sleeping 4 in quiet old quarter of ancient seaside town. In 18th-century palazzo with sweeping views of the Adriatic from rooftop terrace. Five mins. walk from sandy beach. Modern comforts, air conditioning, dishwasher, washing machine, Jacuzzi bath, new beds. Airports (Bari (Ryan Air) and Brindisi) 45 mins. by train or car, 10 mins. from 18- hole golf. Email: linamonte@aliceposta.it. Tel.: 003903928959730.

North Swanage, Dorset—spacious first-floor, 1-bedroom flat in Edwardian house. Comfortable, well-furnished accommodation with living/dining room, separate well-equipped kitchen, bathroom, double bedroom and g.c.h. Allocated parking space. Quiet location within a few mins. walk of beach and coastal path. Perfect for walkers and bird watchers. Further details on request. Prices from £200 p.w. Short breaks available. Email s.stokes@talktalk.net or call 07818 068892.

Sicily. Two-room bungalow on family farm available all year round, sleeps 5, all mod cons. Full or half board can be arranged, also use of car. Ten mins. drive from sea. English spoken. For details, telephone 01865 552876 or (mobile) 07961 633551.

Paris holiday lets. Stay in our beautiful rental flats and enjoy a more authentic Paris. From studios to 3 bedrooms, our flats are elegantly renovated and furnished, offering modern comforts (such as lifts, unlimited Wi-Fi and some air conditioning). Benefit from our excellent locations and friendly personalised service while enjoying more space, privacy and value for money than you would in a hotel. Paris Vacation Apartments: www.parisvacationapartments.com or call 0033 612446478.

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Houses for Sale

House for sale—Iffley village: modern, well- presented 2-bedroom town house in excellent order, featuring entrance hall, a good-sized reception room, large, well-equipped kitchen, with built-in washer/drier and dishwasher, cloakroom, and a south-facing conservatory/dining room with doors to garden. Upstairs features 2 bedrooms with built-in cupboards, linen cupboard on landing, and a modern bathroom. Gas c.h. and cooking, double glazed. An attractive medium-sized garden with shed, and private off-street parking. Iffley is a charming, quiet village by the Thames, situated 2 miles from central Oxford, convenient to buses, shops, ring road and a 15-mins. bike to city. Around £340,000. Telephone 01865 774762.

House for sale in romantic Gascony. Newly restored, 3 bedrooms but with huge potential for further development. On the edge of a village in 2,000sq m of land. In the present state of the market, £240,000. Contact rmillree@aol.com for further details.

For sale, north Oxford, 5-bedroom detached house, walking distance of Lynams Pre-Prep, St Edward's, Esporta and Summertown shops/restaurants. Four reception rooms, large kitchen diner, family bathroom, separate shower room, landscaped gardens and off- street parking for 2 cars. Quiet tree- lined side road, off Woodstock Rd, popular with University academics. No onward chain. OIRO £895,000. For further information and HIP, email ox2forsale@hotmail.co.uk or telephone 07919 087247.

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