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Oxford University Gazette, 7 May 2009 : 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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Holywell Music Room appeal: Oxford Chamber Music Society fundraising concert, 3 pm Sun., 17 May. The Maggini String Quartet will play Haydn in C opus 20 no 2, Rubbra's first quartet in F minor opus 35 and Schubert's Death and the Maiden. Tickets £18 in advance from Oxford Playhouse, 10865 305305, or from Chris Whitehead, Birch Cottage, Pheasants Hill, Hambleden RG9 6SN, 01491 577067 (s.a.e. please) or £20 at the door.

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Chabad Society Events

Fri., 8 May, 7.30 pm: Moroccan cuisine Shabbat dinner. Guest speaker Mr Larbi Rmiki, Moroccan Embassy, 'Morocco and the Jews'. Tues., 19 May, 8 pm, reception 7.30 pm: Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, Isaiah Berlin memorial lecture on Jewish philosophy. Fri., 22 May, 7.30 pm: Shabbat dinner with Prof. David Clary, 'Magdalen College: the first 550 years and the challenges of the 21st century'. At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George St. RSVP:

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Residential Home

St Katherine'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: Web:

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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:

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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: 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, 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 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: Website:

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 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, Web:

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 or 01683 221310.

Piano lessons. Experienced teacher; adults and children; all grades. Beginners welcome. Contact Miss P. Read, BA (Hons) L.R.A.M. (Islip, Oxford). Tel.: 01865 331147.

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

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

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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 or 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

Sunday Chef required for a small college in central Oxford catering for 20–50 breakfasts and lunches. Applicants should have relevant experience and/or qualification. Sunday 8 am–2.30 pm. For more information contact Steve or Pam on 01865 613503.

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Situation Sought

Enthusiastic, hardworking 17-year-old girl, preparing for International Baccalaureate, seeks job for minimum 3 weeks in France or Spain this summer. First aid qualification and experience of childcare. Contact

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House Exchange Sought

Sicily, near Taormina. Spacious country villa with pool and outstanding sea/Etna views, near beaches and cultural monuments, offered in exchange for dog-friendly Oxford house early/mid- Sept.–July 2010. Our house has 5 bedrooms, 4½ baths, garden, terraces, garage, 40 mins. to airport. We require a house with a garden and at least 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms within half hour of the University. Photos and property details at Email:

Summertown. Charming, newly restored Edwardian terraced home in quiet street. Four bedrooms, study, pretty garden. Close to shops, tennis courts, and bus stops (5 mins. to central Oxford). Available for 1–2 weeks in Aug. Any European or British location considered. Contact

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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 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:

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:

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

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: Telephone Canada: 613 745 1368.

Exquisite cottage on stream. Detached, prize-winning, self-contained with parking. Traditional country village 2 miles Headington, 4 miles city centre, 5 mins. M40. Large double bedroom, dressing room, bathroom, utility, sitting room, modern kitchen, terrace overlooking stream, garden and croquet lawn with gardener. Rental 3 months–2 years flexible, £1,200 p.c.m. Tel.: +44 (0)1865 358554.

Central Oxford townhouse for University staff or visiting academics with University association. Easy walking distance from libraries, museums, colleges. One double bedroom. Fully furnished, £1,500 p.c.m. incl. internet, gas, electricity and local calls. Available from 6 June. Contact

Grandpont (central Oxford), charming Victorian terraced home in quiet area, 2 bedrooms, study. Short walk to centre, colleges, libraries; near bus stops, riverside paths. Delightful outlook onto pretty garden and park. Bright, well furnished and fully equipped with usual appliances, linen, etc., ideal for mature n-s couple. Available mid-July 2009–Apr. 2011 (or parts of), £960 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: +44 (0)1865 721006. Email:

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.

Academic family going on sabbatical seeks to let their fully detached, furnished, 3-bedroom (or 2-bedroom plus study) family home in Wolvercote, Aug. 2009–July 2010, £1,250 p.c.m. (utilities excluded). Close to buses, shops, schools, nursery, Sunday farmers' market and Port Meadow. Fifteen mins. cycle ride to the Bodleian (or 20 mins. if you pedal slowly). Use of car and cycles possible. Contact

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

Available Aug., fully furnished, recently refurbished house, Iffley Village. Ten mins. bike ride to University; large, secluded garden with swimming pool; c.h.; all appliances. Three/four bedrooms, 2 new bathrooms, £2,000 p.m. including all utilities, o.n.o. Contact: Tel.: 01865 426921/07854 889294.

Southmoor Rd—newly refurbished 4-bedroom Victorian family home. Large open-plan kitchen/living/dining area, further reception room, 4 double bedrooms (1 with en suite shower room), family bathroom, downstairs cloakroom and garden. Available now, unfurnished, £2,000 p.c.m. For details, please contact Sarah at Lucy Properties. Tel.: 01865 559973. Email: Web:

Lovely east Oxford home, OX4. Available 1 June. One mile to town centre, walking distance to main University buildings, parks, river, shops and restaurants. Excellent transport links to London city and airports. Two double bedrooms, 1 study room can be arranged as single bedroom. Bathroom, comfortable diner/living room, kitchen. Double glazing, washing machine, dishwasher, charming garden. Pictures available upon request. Furnished. Rent £1,200 p.c.m., excl. bills. Contact

North Oxford house available Sept. for 3 weeks. Dates can be flexible. Under 2 miles from city centre. Five bedrooms. Sleeps 8/9. Large garden facing west and backing onto playing fields. Easy access to shops, sport and leisure centre and beautiful scenery and sights; £450–£700 p.w., depending on numbers. Email:

Iffley village: 4/5-bedroom town house in Iffley village. Recently refurbished and in lovely condition. Three double (or use 1 as lounge), 2 single bedrooms, 2½ baths. Large kitchen diner/lounge, garage. Beautiful location of Iffley village, 1½ miles from town centre. Furnished or unfurnished. Available from July, £1,600 p.c.m. Contact Robin Edwards, tel.: +44 (0)7768 712534; email:

Central Oxford, Western Rd. Comfortable attractive Victorian house with garden, in quiet friendly street, 7 mins. walk city centre. Near river, schools, swimming, sports. Three double bedrooms, large kitchen/dining room, library/study, garden room, working fireplaces, all appliances and WiFi. Available 1 July for 6–12 months. Rent £1,850 p.c.m. Deposit and references required. Tel.: 01865 721016. Email:

Available now, roomy partly furnished 3- bedroom semi-detached house in delightful west Oxford village of Eynsham. Good lounge/diner, utility lobby, garden and driveway parking. Excellent transport links. Rent £700 p.c.m. Contact 01865 883108 for more details.

Available shortly, 6-year-old, 3-double- bedroom house (1 bedroom en suite). Separate family bathroom. Generous 23ft living room, with French doors opening onto sunny courtyard garden. Well-equipped kitchen/diner. G.c.h., double glazing, private landscaped car- park area. Convenient for city centre, train station, medical centre and schools. Quiet residential road, leading to delightful park, £1,200 p.c.m. Furnished/unfurnished. Tel.: 07896 339754 (within UK); 44 7896 339754 (from abroad).

For July and Aug. East Oxford family house, 2 bedrooms, living room and kitchen. Lovely garden. Situated close to Cowley Rd, Florence Park and main bus route (10 mins. into city centre), £200 p.w. (for 8–9 weeks). Call 01865 722695 (leave a number if no reply).

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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:

Summertown studio, Victoria Rd, attractive position and furnishing. Compact, light, first-floor studio flat with fully equipped kitchen area and well-appointed shower room. All Bosch appliances: fridge-freezer, electric oven, gas hob, washer/drier. Built-in wardrobe/storage cupboard. TV and BT phone points. Rent £675 p.c.m. (for min. 6-month lease), incl. all gas, electricity and council tax. Good security. Suit single n-s professional or academic. Available mid-June. Email:

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:

Modern, quiet and light single and double studio apartments and 2-bedroom flat available for short- or medium-term rental—weekly or monthly. Pleasantly situated in east Oxford, 10 mins. walk to Magdalen Bridge, 5 mins. to shops, etc. Self-contained, fully furnished (including linen) and equipped for cooking, laundry (washer/drier) plus wireless broadband, flat-screen TV, DVD, CD player, c.h. Serviced and fresh linen weekly. Off-road car parking. Contact 07504 927615;

Wolvercote. Bright, furnished/unfurnished 2-bedroom, ground-floor flat. Twenty-foot lounge/diner. Fully fitted kitchen. Bath with shower over. Built-in desk/study area. Substantial storage. Quiet, friendly cul-de-sac, views over Wolvercote Green. Near the Plough, local shop, weekly farmers' market. New c.h., double glazing, wooden floors throughout. Garage and reserved parking. Close bus stops, ring road, Port Meadow, A34. Beautiful communal gardens, private patio, £900 p.c.m. Available 18 May. Contact Meike 07876 213887;

Stunning penthouse apartment—located on the popular Eagle Works development in Jericho. Open-plan living/dining room leading out to terrace, kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Furnished to a high standard. Available now for short inclusive lets or long-term tenancy. For details, please contact Sarah at Lucy Properties. Tel.: 01865 559973. Email: Web:

Central north Oxford (OX2). Elegant, convenient, sunny, comfortable, well-outfitted, top-floor flat. Two double bedrooms, 2 modern bathrooms, eat-in modern kitchen, large living/dining/study room, garage plus parking space. Broadband, TV, DVD, many books. Close to colleges, amenities, nice walks. Available 22 July–7 Oct. N-s, no pets. Especially suitable for academic couple. Exact rent depends on length of stay. Contact

One-bedroom fully furnished flat in north Oxford. Two-storey flat with bedroom and shower room (shower, WC, basin) on first floor. Living area and fully fitted kitchen/diner (including washer/drier) downstairs. Off-street parking, £650 p.c.m., inclusive of bills. Available end May. N-s, no pets. Please contact Clare on 01865 556787.

The Plain, central Oxford. Extremely central 2-bedroom unfurnished third- (top) floor flat with garage, 100 yards from Magdalen Bridge. Available now for 6- or 12-month contract. Newly refurbished to a high modern standard with new kitchen, and refurbished bathroom. New wooden floors. Large living room/dining room, with separate kitchen. In the heart of the restaurants and cafes surrounding the Plain. Full brochure available. Rent £980 p.m. Email:

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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:

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).

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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 for details of all accommodation. Or email, 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: Web:

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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: Or visit our website,, 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:

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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:

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 To book, email or phone 01857 644211.

Northern Corfu. Private and spacious, Cosmos beach house is an idyllic place for a relaxing holiday. Right on the beach, backed by hills of broom and myrtle, it sleep 6 in 3 bedrooms, each with own bathroom. Stunning views, fully equipped, stone floors. Taverna and shops within walking distance. Direct charter flights easily available. Weekly rates from €800–€1,340, depending on month. All enquiries:

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

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 Tel.: 01865 378620. Web:

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:

Dordogne: 17th-century stone house in the Vézère valley. Former pavillon de chasse 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. Dining terrace with barbecue—and boules! Private 10m x 4m pool with glorious views. Garage. From £800 p.w. Low-season or extended-stay rates on request. Email or visit Web site

North Swanage—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. 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. University and college members only. Email or call 07818 068892.

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: Tel.: 003903928959730.

Slovakia. Timber cottage deep in unspoilt forests, a good place for walking, bird watching, fishing. The peaks within 3 miles are higher than Snowdon or Table Mountain. One can walk for miles above an altitude of 1,000m where in summer the air is warm, clean, scented with meadow flowers and forest resins. Walking trails maps: Fishing guide: Cottage sleeps 4–6, £250–£390 p.w. Tel.: 01844 339754.

Eastern Algarve. Delightful fully equipped 3-bedoom villa in gated condominium in peaceful Manta Rota, near historic Tavira. Fully equipped. Sleeps 4–6. Two bathrooms. Sunny patio with BBQ and shower. Air conditioning. TV and DVD and CD players, 5– 10 mins. stroll to lovely beach, excellent inexpensive restaurants, market and supermarkets, cafes. From £250 p.w. Email: Tel.: 01865 769328.

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House for Sale

Berlin lakeside property. Two small dwellings, each with 1 double and 1 single bedroom, on 1,727sq m plot, own jetty, no further building allowed. Mostly beautiful unspoilt woodland, 50km south of central Berlin, 26km south of Schönefeld airport. Photos available, €150,000 or offer. Email or telephone 01865 556808.

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