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Oxford University Gazette, 12 March 2009 : 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 Hilary Term will be published on 19 and 26 March. Publication for Trinity Term 2009 will begin on 23 April. The usual deadline will continue to apply (see above).

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Piano for Sale

Piano for sale. Brasted upright, in mahogany case. Bought, reconditioned (case not restored but in reasonable condition), from Roberts Pianos (Oxford) in 2005, £950 o.n.o. Images can be emailed on request. Tel.: 01865 201944.

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Oxford Chamber Music Society Concerts

Sun., 22 Mar., 3 pm: Fine Arts Quartet (USA) play Mozart in B flat K.589 'King of Prussia', Bernard Herrmann's 'Echoes' and Mendelssohn in D op 44 no 1. Sun., 19 Apr., 3 pm: Endellion Quartet play Haydn in C op 76 no 3 'Emperor', Janacek no 2 'Intimate letters' and Beethoven in E minor op 59 no 2 'Razumovsky'. Both concerts in Holywell Music Room. Tickets from Oxford Playhouse, 01865 305305, or at the door. Free Cavatina tickets for 8–22-year-olds (ID).

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Clinical Trials Participants Sought

Oxford clinical vaccine trials: participants wanted. Would you like to be involved in the development of vaccines against malaria, TB, flu and more? If you are aged 18–50 and in good health, you could be eligible and will be reimbursed for participating. For more information: 01865 857406;

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Melvyn Bragg, author, broadcaster and president of Mind, will be talking about his acclaimed series of 'autobiographical' novels (The soldier's return, A son of war, Crossing the lines, and Remember me) following the journey of a young man from Cumbria to Oxford and London. Fri., 27 Mar., 5.30–6.30 pm, Taylor Institution, St Giles', Oxford. Admission £5, pay on the door. Proceeds to Oxfordshire Mind.

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Volunteer Guides Required

The Bodleian Library offers local, national and foreign visitors the opportunity to learn more about the historic buildings and history of the library's collections at the heart of the University. For over 20 years, guided tours of the library have been conducted by a team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers. We are looking for candidates with an ability and desire to communicate accurate information in a clear, friendly manner. Full training, information and support given. For more information or application form, contact 01865 277216.

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Singing Lessons Required

Singing lessons required. Complete beginner (38) seeks patient tutor for introduction to singing. Available weekdays between 5–8 pm or lunchtimes if near Wellington Square. Please email

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Healthy Volunteers Required

The Department of Psychiatry is running a research study to assess emotional processing in healthy male volunteers receiving a single dose of a new drug for possible antidepressant and anxiolytic action. To volunteer, you must be: male; aged 18–45 (inclusive); fit and well, both physically and mentally; a fluent English speaker; able to spare 2 1/2 days and 1 full day with overnight stay; a non- or light smoker. On completion of study, you will be paid £320 plus travel expenses. More information: 01865 522966 or

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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 Calendar. Specialties include: archaeology, architecture, art, biography, botany, education, geography, history, literature. Contact Ann Hall at or 01683 221310.

Established since 1996, AA Word Processing offers a professional word processing and data inputting service for all documentation, including manuscripts, theses, dissertations and essays. We also create CVs. More information at For quotations, please contact Alison Adams on 01235 815856 (Didcot) or via

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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.

Bespoke garden design: Chelsea gold medalist, RHS judge, consultant to Hertford College and University of Georgia at Oxford, with 25 years' experience, offers consultation, layout and planting plans, construction details, plant supply and project management. Contact Jacquie Gordon, BA Dipl LA (Glos). Tel.: 01531 822743 or 07709 684976. Email: Web:

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Situations Vacant

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Oxford Study Courses Ltd (OSC) as a full-time Course Coordinator/Administrator. OSC is the world's leading provider of support services for International Baccalaureate students ( Candidates should have good administrative experience in education, event management, or marketing. Salary £22,000–30,000. Job responsibilities: administration of student applications for courses; frontline customer service on phone and email; management of venues, teachers and other suppliers; assistance with timetabling and setup of courses; on-course management; assistance with marketing, general administration. Required skills, experience and qualifications: self-motivated team player; ability to troubleshoot and diagnose problems, and to work without close supervision; fluent English, excellent communication skills (written and spoken); exceptional organisational and time-management skills; flexible; university degree plus experience in office or educational environment; strong proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel. Please send cover letter and CV to Aisha Topsakal at

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House Swap

Montreal-based family seeks home in Oxford area for a sabbatical leave house swap, for 4–6 months in the period of Jan.–July 2010. Three bedrooms plus office bungalow in Beaconsfield, 35 mins. train to downtown. Four universities plus many cultural, ski and adventure opportunities. Six hours to Boston or Toronto. Email Paul Allen:

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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 May and June: family home in Iffley Borders. Three bedrooms, garden, off-road parking and good local amenities. Close to Iffley Village, river walks and local pubs. Excellent bus connections to city centre 2 mins. walk. All mod cons (WiFi, dishwasher, Freeview digital TV, etc.). Fully furnished, £1,200 p.c.m. Call 01865 274044 for further details or email

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, £2,700 p.c.m. For details, please contact Sarah at Lucy Properties. Tel.: 01865 559973. Email: Web:

Jericho—newly built, spacious, detached 4-bedroom family home located on a gated development a short walk from Oxford city centre and train station. Sitting/dining room, kitchen, further reception room, downstairs cloakroom, 4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, enclosed garden and off-street parking for 2 cars. For details, please contact Rachel at Lucy Properties. Tel.: 01865 559973. Email: Web:

Comfortable 3-bedroom house in a quiet cul-de-sac in Headington Quarry available early Mar., preferably for a long let. The house has 2 good reception rooms, moderately sized garden with shed and off-street parking. It is well situated for access to the hospitals and is near bus routes into Oxford, London and the airports. Available unfurnished or partly furnished for £950 p.m. For further details, contact or ring 01865 738986.

A delightful, detached, 2-bedroom, Cotswold stone period cottage is available from 1 Apr. for rent in the peaceful, sought-after village of Wootton (7 miles from Oxford) near Blenheim Palace, Woodstock. A wood-burning stove, built-in bookshelves in 1 double bedroom and a well-tended garden. Suitable for a n-s single professional or a visiting academic couple. Car essential, £750 p.c.m. Tel.: 01235 446802. Email:

Family house in Wolvercote: well furnished and equipped, 4 bedrooms (1 double, 3 singles) 2 bathrooms, large sunny living room/dining room/kitchen, also separate sitting room with fireplace. Garage complete with bikes, washing machine, freezer. Large sunny garden. Ten mins. by bus to Oxford city centre. To let from Aug. for 12 months plus, £1,470 p.m. Email: Tel.: 00 33 (0)5 55 28 50 46.

Summertown (near St Edward's School). For rent: large comfortable 3-bedroom semi-detached house with garden and patio. Easy access to the city and colleges. Available 5 July–1 Sept. (approx. 8 weeks). Rent £2,000 for the period plus phone (with free broadband) and utilities. For careful and caring tenants. N-s please. Deposit and references required. Email: Phone: + 44 (0)1865 516556 (drop the '0' when phoning from abroad).

Oxford. Small house, fully furnished, Jericho district. Charming workman's terraced cottage, completely modernised, quiet residential street, walking distance colleges, shops, rail, bus. St Barnabas primary school area. Steep stairs. Two small bedrooms, bath with shower, open-plan downstairs, patio doors to garden, kitchen appliances, TV, g.c.h. Utilities, china, linen, residential taxes, broadband all included. Ideal sabbatical. Owner in USA. Available from Sept., £1,900 p.m. Details:

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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: 2 ground-floor flats available, 10 mins. walk to city centre, main University buildings, parks, close to river. Available June. 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, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom. Broadband, large secluded garden, off-street parking. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789 092274. Email:

Two-bedroom apartment for rent, Mar. and Apr., Woodstock Rd, £900 p.c.m. Contact

Flat for rent in Paris: 85 sq m, 2 bedrooms, 1 study, dining room, sitting room, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, separate toilet. Fully furnished. Situated near the Place des Abbesses, marché Lepic, and all possible shops. Near metro stops (Pigalle, Abbesses, Place de Clichy), bus stops, and conveniently placed for the RER. Rent: €2,000 p.m. Available from 1 May as well as for next academic year. Email:

Summer let: 2-bedroom, first-floor flat, with balcony overlooking Oxford marina, and parking space. Available June–Sept., dates negotiable. Would suit couple and older child or 2 sharing. Nicely furnished and well equipped. Situated close to rail station and 5 mins. walk to city centre. Rent £1,000 p.m., incl. Contact or phone 020 692 0439.

Furnished studio flat for rent in Upper Wolvercote, separate kitchen and bathroom. Suitable for academic or other professional. Available from mid-Apr. for minimum 6 months. Comfortable, sunny flat in good condition, c.h., washing machine, all mod cons. On bus route, parking unproblematic, walking distance to Summertown and Port Meadow. Rent £600 p.c.m., excl. References required. For further information, please email

Central north Oxford. Comfortable flat with large rooms, a piano and books, and a garden, to let in June and July. It is well equipped, including broadband. It would suit 1 or 2 non-smokers. Very convenient for city centre and all University buildings. Tel.: 01865 514983.

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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).

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/dryer) plus wireless broadband, flat-screen TV, DVD, CD player, c.h. Serviced and fresh linen weekly. Off-road car parking. Tel.: 07504 927615. Email:

Comfortable, quiet B&B accommodation. Iffley Borders; a mile and a half to University. Frequent bus service to High St. Bus stop 1 min. away. Pleasant walks along river into town. Single £45. Complete Mon.–Fri. rate £35 per day. Monthly concessions. Unrestricted street parking. Tel.: 01865 770501.

Large double room with own bathroom in spacious house for rent between 1 Apr.–30 June. Ten mins. walk from the city centre. Would suit postdoctoral or visiting academic, £475 p.c.m. Please contact Robin or Bethan: 07765 425917 or

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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:

Short-let apartments—choice of studio or 1-bedroom apartment, furnished and equipped to high standard and conveniently located in Jericho, a short walk from Oxford city centre and train station. Ideal for anyone visiting Oxford for short period who prefers home comforts. Available for minimum 1 week. From £400 p.w., inclusive of bills and unlimited internet access. For details, please contact Lucy Properties. Tel.: 01865 559973. Email: Web:

One-bedroom flat, Banbury Rd, north Oxford. Third-floor, 1-bedroom apartment in Banbury Rd complex, private balcony. Seven mins. walk from Summertown shops, bus stops to and from city centre outside entrance. Off-street parking, all modern conveniences. Linen and towels provided, broadband/wireless. All costs included in price. From £400 p.w. Tel.: 07787 124247 (mobile) or 01844 237327. 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:

Visiting professor from New Zealand seeks house-sit from mid-June to mid-July, Headington area or walking distance to NOC, JR, Churchill ideal, dates flexible. Happy to care for pets. Email Jill at

Seeking let for 3–4 months in Oxford from Easter to July for local family of 4. Two double bedrooms minimum. Unfurnished or furnished. Mobile: 07939 226494. Email:

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Holiday Lets

Two pretty, isolated, old-fashioned Sussex cottages for rent by week or weekend. Open fires, polished floors, large studies, lots of books, unfitted kitchens. No TV, no telephone. Set in own organic farm with woods, valleys, river and views of South Downs. University, OUP and College members only. Prices from £125. Email:

Dordogne holiday rental. Stone house with pool, patio, terrace, table tennis in an acre of garden, with a fabulous 270-degree panorama with views to the cliffs of the Dordogne. Sleeps 10 in 6 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms, dishwasher, washer, dryer. 'We were very happily surprised by the magnificent house and brilliant view. Really, a perfect holiday'. Prices £350–£950 p.w. Private owner. Details via 01223 353603 or

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:

For rent France, Dordogne: restored stone house on a hillside overlooking the Dordogne valley and close to medieval châteaux. New kitchen/dining room, living room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, swimming pool 12m x 6m. Sleeps 6/7. May, June, Sept. £750 p.w., July, Aug. £950. Tel.: 07798 828758. Email:

Northern Cyprus. Villa with pool. Sleeps 5/6. Close Esentepe village with spectacular views over the Med., 20 mins. drive east of Kyrenia, 7 mins. from 18-hole golf course and 10 mins. from huge, sandy beach. From £475 p.w. Email: Tel.: 01993 868892.

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.

Southwest France, near Cordes: 100-year- old stone farmhouse with large pool. Extensive grounds and gardens. Sleeps 8 with 2 bathrooms, spacious living and terrace. Available for holiday rents. Local markets, vineyards, canoeing, riding, tennis and wonderful walks nearby. Family owned. Reasonable rates for caring tenants. Contact Sally Simpson. Email: Mobile: 07960 960298.

Pretty thatched ironstone cottage in Wroxton, north Oxfordshire, available for weekly, weekend and mid-week breaks. Ideal location for exploring Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and the Cotswolds. Tastefully renovated and beautifully set up, the cottage is brimming with beams, wooden floors and a huge inglenook fireplace. Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms (2 doubles, 1 small twin/double and 1 twin/king). Full details available at or ring Alison Moore on 07826 553033 for details.

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Houses for Sale

Florence Park. Bright, 3-bedroom, semi-detached house near the park in quiet street. Ground floor—dining room/sitting room, large kitchen, bathroom/WC and garden. First floor—bedrooms, library/study. Medium- sized mature garden. Private parking. G.c.h. and fully double glazed. Convenient for shops, buses, ring road, 20 mins. bike to city centre, £260,000. Tel.: 01865 770706.

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