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Oxford University Gazette, 14 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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Harcourt Arboretum Event

Busy Bees: come along to the Harcourt Arboretum during half-term holiday and join our free family-friendly activities, Tues., 26 May, 1–4 pm. Bees are an essential part of our environment but they are in decline. Learn what you can do to help save our bees. Make your own bee finger puppet and a flower for it to pollinate, and take them home. Drop-in session free with entry (adults £3; children, university staff and students free). Open 10–5 (last admission 4.15 pm). Web: Tel.: 01865 343501.

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Organ Recital

New College organ recital—Sat. 16 May, 7 pm. Immediately following evensong there will be the first of a new termly series of short organ recitals in New College Chapel. Steven Grahl, Assistant Organist at New College, will play a programme of works by Bach, Mendelssohn and Liszt. Everyone is most welcome (there will be no charge).

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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:

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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:

IT Support. Computer problem needing personal but understanding help? Want to go Broadband and don't know how? We can put you on the Internet safely or upgrade to your system: PC or Mac. We have lots of experience of Oxford IT, supporting people as well as their computers. Happy to give advice for free and work on a no fix/no fee basis. Call Bob on 01865 880600 or 07768 732123.

Berkeley Executive Cars. Safe, comfortable and reliable travel by chauffeur-driven Mercedes E-class, BMW 7 Series or MPV for larger groups. Door-to-door service for airport transfers, special occasions or evening engagements. Police and licensing-authority approved. References available. Freephone 0800 6 118538 or +44 (0)7775 647790. Web:

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:

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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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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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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:

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.

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:

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

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:

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:

House to let: Summertown. Semi-detached house in quiet side road, off-street parking and secluded garden. Sitting room, large living/dining room with fully equipped kitchen, 3 double bedrooms, bathroom and shower room. Available mid-July to mid-Sept. (dates are flexible) at £300 p.w. Email:

North Oxford , Upper Wolvercote. Two- bed cottage, g.c.h.; open fire; garden. Available Sept., initially for 6–9 months. Suit visiting academic or postdocs; n-s veg. Owner retains 1 room for storage/very occasional use, hence only £700 p.c.m. for 2 or £650 p.c.m. for 1. Sorry no children but small pet welcome. References and deposit, please. Email:

Beautiful east Oxford mid-terrace Victorian house, ideal for couple/visiting academic, 3-month summer let, available 22 May. Front room/guest room, dining room, kitchen, wonderful conservatory, wooden floors throughout ground floor. Bathroom, double room on first floor. Delightful garden. Fully furnished, dishwasher, washing machine, wireless broadband. Ten mins. city centre, excellent bus connections. Reliable tenants to look after and enjoy real home, £1,100 p.c.m. or £550 per room inclusive,, 07733 432494.

Summer sublet: 2-bedroom furnished house in east Oxford (between Cowley and Iffley Rd) from 1 July–30 Sept. Clean and quiet, with wireless Internet, TV/DVD, garden. Downstairs is a living room, dining room, and kitchen. Upstairs 2 double bedrooms and bathroom. Five mins. walk to shops and buses on Cowley Rd, 20 mins. walk to city centre. Rent £865 p.m. plus bills. Contact

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Flat to Let or Exchange

Paris (France). Two-bedroom flat to let or exchange. Academic year 2009–10. In the immediate vicinity of Bibliothèque Nationale de France, on major public transportation lines. In a recent building, fully furnished, all wooden floors. Kitchen fully fitted, 2 bedrooms, living room with convertible bed for guests, full bath, separate WC, little balcony, €1,500 (tax included, wireless high-speed internet access). Floor plan and pictures on request:

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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:

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

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:

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.

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:

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:

North Oxford : spacious, comfortable flat with 2 large double bedrooms both looking out onto quiet courtyard. Available July for 6-month let or longer. Visiting academic short let considered. Two bathrooms (1 en suite), modern kitchen, large sitting room/dining room. All tastefully furnished. Private off-street parking. N-s only, £850 per month. Contact or telephone Julie, 01865 513739 (evenings).

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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).

From May/June, for someone in London part-time—bright, quiet double room in 2-bed flat in NW6 (owner living in too). Three stops from Paddington—and brilliant for all transport—and 2 mins. from Sainsbury's. Bedroom has big built-in wardrobe and room for a desk; also large living room, power shower, cleaner, WiFi. N-s, rent to be determined, depending on how part-time. Three (seemingly) happy previous tenants. Daniel 07989 602428.

Attic room including kitchenette and separate shower room in semi-detached house in south Oxford, 1 mile from city centre. Available from 1 July for a year. Self-contained but for shared main entrance and stairs. Overlooking open country from the back. Fully furnished. Suitable for a postgraduate student, £480 p.c.m. including bills. Contact Dr M O'Brien, email:

Double room on Oxford's loveliest street. We seek a lodger for a big double room (16 x 16 ft) with private en suite bathroom in our large family home on Charlbury Rd, OX2. The ideal person would be an academic who eats in college (there is ample space for a desk) or someone who needs a room Mon.–Fri. Rent £450 p.c.m. including utilities and broadband. Call Dan 07798 878301.

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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:

Former Oxford family with 2 children returning for July to visit elderly relatives living on the Woodstock Rd. We are able to provide impeccable references (personal and as tenants). We need 2 double bedrooms and 1 bedroom with 2 singles or bunkbeds. Our dates from 26 June to 30 July or thereabouts. Please ring Lyn on 01865 739486 or email Margaret at for further details.

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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:

Italy, Le Marche. Spacious, 3-bedroom house in quiet, rural location, 20 mins. Urbino, 40 mins. to clean, sandy beaches. Sleeps 6. Large bathroom, large sitting room, kitchen/dining room, c.h. Terrace with magnificent views and small garden area, £250 p.w. Email or phone 01865 276543 (work) or 01865 351754 (home) for photographs and further details.

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.

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.

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, drier. '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

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.

SW France: 16th- century cottage with pool in truffle country near Périgueux. Sleeps 5. Fully equipped and heated, £650 p.w. July, Aug., Sept.; £600 p.w. May, June, Oct.; £550 p.w. rest of year. Additional separate accommodation in former cart shed sleeps 3, fully equipped and heated, available £400 p.w. July, Aug., Sept.; £350 p.w. May, June, Oct.; £300 p.w. rest of year. Contact: or tel./fax 33 553 07 81 03.

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 or email

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