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Oxford University Gazette, 18 June 2009 : Advertisements


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Recruitment Campaign for Experiments

The Centre of Experimental Social Sciences seeks participants to join database of people potentially interested in taking part in paid experiments. Experiments carried out via online procedure or in lab and typically last 1–3 hours. Average pay £10–£15 p.h. No particular knowledge required. Registration does not involve commitment to participate—simply receive emails of upcoming experiments. Register at www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk\experiment. Information: www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk\cess or email cess@nuffield.ox.ac.uk.

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Botanic Garden and Arboretum Events

Sat., 20 June—the Great Story Picnic Season, Botanic Garden, 1–4 pm. Drop in any time. Take a story promenade around the Garden based on Tom's Midnight Garden, listen to live music, enjoy a picnic. Sun., 21 June—Drawing with Oil Pastels, 1–4 pm, Arboretum. No need to book. Experiment with colour to create tree-themed drawings. Suitable for families and adults alike. Both events free with entry. Adults £3, children free, University members free.

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Events at Magdalen College School

An evening with Tony Benn, Thurs., 25 June, 7.30 pm: the veteran Labour politician will be talking about his life in politics and what he thinks about the changes in the Labour party. John Caird, Mon., 22 June, 5 pm: the leading theatre director will offer his views on performing Shakespeare. Both at Magdalen College School. Tickets: 01865 253404, www.mcsoxford.org.

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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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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.

Nerves getting to you? Do you get too anxious doing presentations? Are you terrified by a viva? Are examination nerves spoiling your performance? Get everything you need to deal with your anxieties, nerves, fear and panic in one day—guaranteed. Just see the feedback. The Fear Course, 8 July at Oxford Brookes University. Book now. Places strictly limited. Email admin@fearcourse.com or call 01865 331776. Web: www.fearcourse.com/location-a- price.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl .

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Recently refurbished and extended Victorian terraced house located in the centre of Jericho. Sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room with double doors to rear garden, shower room, bathroom and 3 bedrooms. For details please contact Lucy Properties on 01865 559973 or visit our website www.lucyproperties.co.uk.

Attractive stone-built cottage in small Cotswold village of Bladon, 8 miles from Oxford centre, near Blenheim Palace. Living room (wood-burning stove), dining room, large study, modern kitchen, 2 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms, g.c.h. throughout, secluded garden. One mile from Hanborough station for Oxford, London. Village primary school. Rent £950 p.c.m., plus utilities and council tax. Available fully furnished Aug. for year or part-year, academic sabbatical visitors preferred. Email: paul.fiddes@regents.ox.ac.uk.

A light and airy modernised semi- detached, 3-bedroom (2 double, 1 single) house in popular, quiet area of Risinghurst, Headington. Living/dining room, modern kitchen and bathroom (with shower), conservatory, double glazing throughout, g.c.h., washing machine, fridge-freezer. Ample street parking (no permit required) and off- street parking for 1 car. Lockable garage. Large secluded garden with outbuildings. Close to hospitals. Available 7 July. Rent £1,015 p.c.m. (excluding bills). Contact 07817 323158.

Florence Park. Furnished, 3-bed house to rent near Florence Park from Sept./Oct. Two double rooms, 1 single. Big lounge, piano, kitchen and dining area. New double glazing, g.c.h., wireless internet, TV and HDD, 2 off-street parking spaces, upstairs bathroom, separate WC, shared garden with seating area. Rent £900 p.c.m. plus bills ONO. Cowley centre (5 mins. walking), 24-hr garage (2 mins.), Cowley Rd area (15 mins.). Email: teddy.wilkin@zoo.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 07947 260345.

North Oxford . Family house in Park Town available for rent, partly furnished. Near city centre and excellent local schools. Available from Aug. Four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 shower room, study, kitchen/dining room, sitting room, utility room, garden. Rent £3,000 p.c.m. excluding bills. Contact jan.lewendon@queens.ox.ac.uk.

Four-bedroom terraced house to rent in East Avenue, off Cowley Rd. Garden, modern kitchen, washing machine, g.c.h. Sitting room, downstairs double bedroom, upstairs single, 2 doubles—1 is very large with basin. Landlords live in Oxford and maintain house regularly as needed. Rent £1,400 p.c.m., start from 17 Aug. Email: alexkdavis@googlemail.com. Tel.: 01865 767850.

Three-bedroom house to rent for short let from 21 July to 27 Aug., east Oxford/Cowley area. Excellently placed for local amenities and 24-hour bus route to Oxford city centre. Two bathrooms, living room, kitchen, Wi-Fi, garden and carport. Photos available upon request, £1,500 inclusive of all utility bills. Start date and end date could be altered slightly if required. Please contact me on 01865 712845 or email cocoba@talktalk.net.

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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.

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.

Flat for rent in Paris, Montmartre: 85sq m, 2 bedrooms, study, dining room, sitting room, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, separate toilet. Conveniently 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 (Gare du Nord). Rent €2,000 p.m. Available from 1 July and for next academic year. Contact: alexis.tadie@stcatz.

Renault House, Iffley Rd. A modern, spacious 4-bedroom apartment in a secure block with newly fitted kitchen and large open-plan living/dining room. Shower room and separate WC. Bike storage on site and close to the University gym and shops. On bus route to the city centre and train station. Further details from Finders Keepers, 01865 260111.

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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).

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.

Available beginning of July—room available in spacious 2-bedroom flat. Central Headington, very close to all hospitals and bus routes to Oxford. Fully furnished. Fitted kitchen. Washing machine, bathroom, separate shower, c.h. Small garden at rear. Part of pleasant small crescent with parking. Professionals and academics only. Females preferred. Rent £350 p.c.m. plus shared outgoings. Phone 01865 768504.

Jericho: 2 lovely rooms available in shared house of 3 for a tenancy beginning 28 Aug. for 1 year. Friendly house with sunny garden, 10 mins. walk from St Giles'/city centre, 5 mins. to Port Meadow. Would suit mature academic/professional. N-s. Rent £500 plus bills. May be a possibility of starting agreement 1 July to lead into new tenancy. Please contact 07712 282439 for more details.

Room to let. Study/bedroom and own, separate sitting room for single person in family house in east Oxford. Wireless access. All bills included. Two miles from city centre. Close to buses, shops, and South Park. Suitable for academic or academic visitor, £100 p.w. (£433 p.c.m.). Long-haired cat in house. Available from 1 July. Contact gavin.williams@spc.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 249767.

Room to let from Sept. through Jan. in a lovely shared house, William St, OX3 0ER; 5–10 mins. from city center, near to shops in Cowley and Marston. Good kitchen, large garden, internet/phone/TV, some storage space in garage and shed. Rent £395 p.m., excluding utilities, etc. N-s preferred. Email: evert.vanemdeboas@classics.ox.ac.uk.

Short-term lets, weekly or monthly, in comfortable and spacious 1-bedroom flat. Fully furnished, double bedroom with en suite bathroom, open-plan living area, kitchen, wireless broadband, Freeview TV, all linen and towels, ample parking. Self-contained annexe of private house in Cassington, 3 miles west of Oxford along A40. N-s only. Weekly £250, monthly £850, everything included. Email: john.hemingway@blakeproject.com. Tel.: 01865 883991.

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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.

Excellent refurbished office near University Plain available now. Own intercom, security, fire alarm, kitchen, 2 WCs, £450 p.c.m. plus utilities. Contact oxhomes@aol.com or 01865 201717.

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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.

University administrator is seeking to rent a family house in central Oxford. Preferably in the Grandpont area from Aug. or Sept. for up to a year. Please contact mdh€7219@yahoo.co.uk or 07982 950708.

Academic family on sabbatical requires 3-bedroom house in Oxford over the period Sept. to Dec. Willing to rent or exchange for similar accommodation in either Cape Town or Stellenbosch, South Africa. Contact Michael on mic@sun.ac.za.

Accommodation sought for female graduate 11 Jan.–6 Aug. 2010 within Oxford ring road, and with private bathroom facilities. Ivy is visiting on a voluntary basis from the USA to help Consultant Neurologist Dr Martin Turner with research into motor neuron disease, and she has a place at medical school upon her return. She has very limited funds. Please telephone 01865 231893 or email martin.turner@clneuro.ox.ac.uk.

Dog-sitter. Mature scientist and dog lover available for long-term house- and dog-sitting in exchange for free board. Ideal for sabbaticals. Oxford preferred. Available from 25 July. Excellent references. Contact deborah.scott@childrens.harvard.edu.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

A large Grade 2 listed Georgian house sleeps 2–12 people, situated in the market town of Llandeilo nestling in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons. Enchanting turreted walled garden and woodland, excellent fun for children. Barbeque available. National Trust Dynevor Castle, Aberglasney Gardens and picturesque beaches all close by. Available for holiday lets and weekend breaks this summer from £350. Email: bayshill@googlemail.com. Web: http://bayshill.googlepages.com/home.

Czech Republic. Fabulous town house in a historic city close to UNESCO World Heritage site of Litomysl. Large luxury apartment sleeping 4/5, new kitchen, all mod cons. Landlords at hand most of the summer. Plenty to do—beautiful countryside, dense network of cycle tracks, picturesque historic towns, castles, chateaux, museums, aqua parks. Good pub meal can cost under £3. From £350 p.w. See www.praguespecials.com/Myto_gallery for pictures. Contact helena@abaka.com.

Coming to New York and don't want to pay for a small, expensive hotel room? Enjoy comforts of home at our light- filled, 2-bedroom, 1-bath apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Pre- War charm and designer furnishings. Two-mins. walk to Riverside Park and express subway line, and a short walk to Columbia University campus and Central Park. Ideal for couple with young child/children. Air con/utilities included, $1,200 p.w. For photos, email julie@julielasky.com.

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Houses for Sale

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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