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Oxford University Gazette, 28 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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Chorister Open Day

New College Choir—chorister open day, Sat., 13 June 4 pm. Families of boys between 3 and 7 are warmly invited to our open afternoon. Discover everything about chorister life—singing, recording, tours, plus question and answer with the Organist and chorister families. Tea and creche for younger siblings, followed by Evensong at 6.15 pm. For more information see, and to enrol please email or phone 01865 279519.

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Garage to Let

Just available: city-centre garage to let. St Cross College has a garage to let located on Pusey St (off St Giles') in a gated area for £220 plus VAT p.c.m. Available immediately. Payment is due monthly in advance by standing order. For further information, please contact the Accounts Manager on 01865 278491 or

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Volunteer Sought

Volunteer wanted for North Oxford Association coffee bar on Mondays 10 am–12 noon. NOA is a popular community centre in Summertown. There is ample parking and bus stops are close by. If you are interested, please contact Vicky Shepstone on 558889 or 552295.

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Nursery Place Available

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

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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:

Hope Services is a family-run typesetting company established more than 35 years ago. Based in the heart of Oxfordshire, we specialise in the styling and production of published material. We regularly work on all types of publications including early learning teaching titles; single-author, first-time novels and novellas; academic law books and journals; and social, financial and technical reports. We would be happy to discuss and develop your ideas, and provide you with an individual quote. Please feel free to contact us at Hope Services (Abingdon) Ltd. Tel.: 01235 530439. Web: Email:

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:

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.

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

Oxford Analytica ( is seeking a Europe Editor/Analyst. The successful candidate will commission, edit and write analysis on the politics, economy and international relations of Europe, with special reference to the policies and institutions of the European Union, for publication in the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief. Candidates should have a firm academic grounding in these areas, developed through a postgraduate degree and/or relevant experience. Preference will be given to those with training in economics and/or expertise in markets and business generally. Analytical skills and the ability to write/edit with speed and accuracy are essential. The position is Oxford-based and confirmation is required of eligibility to work in the UK. Letter of introduction (including details of current salary) and CV by 15 June to: Sally Martin, Human Resources Manager, Oxford Analytica, 5 Alfred Street, Oxford, OX1 4EH. Email:

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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:

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 Wi-Fi. Available 1 July for 6–12 months. Rent £1,850 p.c.m. Deposit and references required. Tel.: 01865 721016. Email:

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.

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

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

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

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

Short/long let. Charming Cotswold stone cottage on edge of village 15 miles north-west of Oxford. Double bedroom plus spare bedroom/dressing room. Lots of character, beamed ceilings, inglenook fireplace. South-facing walled patio garden, g.c.h., wood-burning stove, washer/drier, etc. Suit 1 or couple. Available in first instance during period late July to early Oct., probably extendable. Contact

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:

Central Oxford summer let: 3-bedroom family house, within 10 mins. walk of city centre, ideal for academic or other visitors to Oxford. Available end of July for 2–3 weeks, dates and (very reasonable) rates negotiable. Contact:

Views over Port Meadow: small semi- detached house, lower Wolvercote, £950 p.c.m. Quiet cul-de-sac, furnished, garden, off-street parking. Two bedrooms, 1 living room, kitchen, 1½ bathrooms. Local school, corner shop, bus 6 to centre. Available immediately. Email: or Tel.: 01865 514577.

For July and Aug. East Oxford family house. Two double bedrooms. Living room and kitchen. Lovely secluded garden. Situated close to Cowley Rd, Florence Park, tennis courts and main bus route (10 mins. into city centre), £200 p.w. (for 8–9 weeks). Call 01865 722695 (leave your contact details if no reply).

Peaceful, green, Wadham Park, Marston, available from mid-July—pleasant, convenient modern 2-bed house, garden, parking. Ten mins. bike ride from Science Area, north/central Oxford, Brookes, hospitals. Suit professional couple/young family, £895 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 552855. Email:

Seventeenth-century furnished thatched cottage for long let 8 miles from Oxford in village near Thames. Three bedrooms, conservatory, garden, c.h., oak beams, open fireplaces, £1,000 p.c.m. Email: Tel.: 07739 183446.

Characterful family house for rent whilst owners away on research vacation (13 July–28 Aug.). Ten mins. walk city centre and 5 mins. from river. Quiet location, lovely garden, 2 bedrooms (single and double), study, living room with sofa bed, kitchen/diner/conservatory, reception room, newly fitted bathroom, washing machine, drier, dishwasher, Wi-Fi. Rent £450 p.w. (some watering of garden and house plants). Contact; photos at

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,, 01865 242621.

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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

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:

Central north Oxford. Close to University Parks and river, 10 mins. walk to University Science Area and 15 mins. to Bodleian Library or city centre; self-contained fully furnished garden flat in quiet, leafy street; large living room, double bedroom, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with bath and shower, walk-in closet; broadband connection; c.h. Use of large garden. N-s only. Unexpectedly available from July, £1,095 p.c.m. Tel.: +44 (0)1865 512138.

Cowley, Boswell Rd. Extremely nice ground-floor flat with nice garden. One bedroom plus sofa bed in different room; all modern comforts. Very quiet. Well-served by buses, 15 mins. from downtown. For very quiet academic person or couple, with reference. From end-Aug. to end-Jan, £550 p.m., council tax, broadband and bills excluded. Tel.: 01865 711577 (6.45–8 pm). Mobile: 07810 194454. Email:

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:

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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).

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

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.

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: or 01865 432259.

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Self-catering Apartments

Weekly Home offers fully furnished and serviced accommodation for 1 week to several months. Our properties are very high quality and include apartments in north Oxford/Summertown, popular with visiting academics from UK and overseas. Also properties for short lets in most other areas of Oxford, including city centre, plus south Oxfordshire and Woodstock. See 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:

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:

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

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.

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.

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

South-west France: lovely old stone farmhouse in chestnut grove in quiet hamlet. Spacious living areas, 4 double bedrooms and 1 triple, 3–4 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and utility room, new swimming pool, separate summer kitchen in restored bakery/barn. Near to beautiful historic bastide market towns. Reasonable rates. More info and pictures from or +44 (0)1865 559061.

South-west France, near Moissac, Tarn-et- Garonne. Set in 14 peaceful acres of garden, meadows and woodland with glorious views. Very pretty converted barn available for holiday lettings. Sleeps 4 with a large well-equipped kitchen/dining room, sitting room, study, 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a terrace with beautiful views. Ideal location for exploring Bordeaux, Montauban, Albi and Toulouse (airport 50 mins.) and within easy reach of many bastide villages. Good local restaurants. Riding, golf, windsurfing, sailing and canoeing on the river Tarn and the Canal du Midi, £400 p.w. (including linen). Also available in the grounds: beautiful spacious farmhouse with large private pool, sleeps 12 (6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms). Visit, property ref. FR2890. Email or phone 01865 841759.

Naples, charming and spacious (90sq m) apartment sleeping 4/6 on second floor of traditional building in popular area (10m to Central Station and trains for archaeological sites). Two double bedrooms, living room with double sofa bed, dining room, small kitchen, shower room. Furnished in eclectic style mixing antique with retro and modern. Available all year (except Aug. 2009), €600 p.w. (including linen and weekly housekeeping). For information:

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: Web site:

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Houses for Sale

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

House for sale in romantic Gascony. Newly restored, 3 bedrooms but with huge potential for further development. On the edge of a village in 2,000sq m of land. In the present state of the market, £240,000. Contact 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 or telephone 07919 087247.

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