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Oxford University Gazette, 29 January 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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Centre for Muslim–Christian Studies

The Centre for Muslim–Christian Studies, Oxford. Inauguration event: 2 lectures on the theme 'Bible and Qur'an: reading the one in the context of the other'. Speakers: Dr Mustansir Mir (Youngstown State University, Ohio), 'Reading the Qur'an with the Bible in mind'; Dr Ida Glaser (CMCSO), 'Qur'anic challenges for the Bible reader.' Date: 3 Feb. Time: 5 pm for lectures (refreshments available from 4 pm). Venue: Greyfriars Hall, 182 Iffley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1SB. A buffet supper will follow the lectures at the Centre for Muslim–Christian Studies, the Song School, 109A Iffley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1EH. Seminar series, Hilary Term: venue: Centre for Muslim–Christian Studies. Weds. from 2.30–4 pm, 4 Feb.–11 Mar. Opening Seminar: Mustansir Mir, 'Jesus: an Islamic perspective.' Contact: 01865 613440 or

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Oxford University Chabad Society

Events: Israeli cuisine Shabbat dinner: Prof. Yossi Mekelberg, Fri., 30 Jan., 7.30 pm; Symposium on Science and Religion, 'Evolution, Darwin, dinosaurs, and the Torah': Prof. Nathan Aviezer and Prof. Keith Ward, Tues., 3 Feb., 8 pm; Shabbat dinner and lecture: Prof. Roger Hausheer, 'Isaiah Berlin's two concepts of liberty: its relevance today,' Fri., 13 Feb., 7.30 pm; Prof. Tamar Meisels, 'The trouble with terror,' Tues., 17 Feb., 8 pm; Dr Anna Akasoy, 'Maimonides and Islam,' Wed., 25 Feb., 8 pm; special Shabbat dinner: Ambassador Yehuda Avner, 'Israel among the nations: the odd one out,' Fri., 27 Feb., 7.30 pm; pre-Purim Ladino concert: cantor Norman Cohen-Falah, Wed., 4 Mar., 8 pm, RSVP; African Shabbat dinner: Prof. William Beinart, 'Jews in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa,' Fri., 6 Mar., 7.30 pm; grand Purim party: comedian David Schneider, Mon., 9 Mar., 8 pm. All events held at Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George St. All welcome.

Classes and courses at the Chabad Society with Rabbi Eli Brackman: Lunch 'n' Learn, every Mon., 1 pm, Platnauer Room, Brasenose College. All welcome! Lunch and Learn at the Medical School: Jewish Medical Ethics, every Tues., 12.30 pm, the Graduate Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital. RSVP:

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Volunteer Cook Sought

Volunteer cook or cooks required to make soup on Fridays, approx. hours 11 am–2 pm, for lively over-60s in north Oxford. A willing band of kitchen helpers already in place. If this appeals to you or you would like more information, please contact us by email at or telephone 01865 552295, leaving your contact details.

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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:

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:

Presentation nerves/anxieties. Do presentations, lectures, meetings and public speaking fill you with dread? Do your nerves and anxieties ruin things? Deal with them in 1 day. The Fear Course. Visit, email or phone 01865 331776 and get your life back.

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.

Trinity Kings is based in Oxford and Cambridge. We are one of the leading specialists in commercialisation of innovative fabrics and materials worldwide, with a superb track record of success. If you have developed an innovative new material or fabric, completed and ready to go, please contact, in confidence,

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.

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Situations Vacant

Oxford Analytica ( invites applications for the position of Middle East and North Africa Editor. The successful candidate will commission, edit and write analysis on the politics, economy and international relations of the Middle East and North Africa for publication in the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief. A firm grounding in the region is required, developed through postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience. Analytical skills and the ability to write/edit with speed and accuracy are essential. The position is Oxford-based, and proof of eligibility to work in the UK is required. Letter of introduction, CV and details of current salary by 9 Feb. to: Ms Sally Martin, HR Manager, Oxford Analytica Ltd, 5 Alfred St, Oxford, OX1 4EH;

Braziers Park, near Wallingford, is an adult college run by a long-established idealistic community. We are looking for a Director of Studies to work 1 or 2 days a week to develop and organise weekend courses and workshops. Candidates should be suitably qualified and experienced in adult education. The work might suit someone recently retired from a university post. Further information is available from Jean Robertson:; 01628 522081.

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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

North Oxford family home in cul-de-sac ending in park. Available 2 Jul.–9 Aug. Accommodation includes 4-plus bedrooms, 2-plus baths, lovely, sunny extension overlooking enclosed garden, recently remodelled kitchen and all mod cons. Ground floor adapted for wheelchair user. Easy bus access to city centre, £325 p.w. all inclusive, except telephone. Use of car could be arranged. Email: Tel.: 01865 454274.

North Oxford bungalow to rent (within ring road, top of Woodstock Rd). Two double beds, 2 baths (1 en suite), kitchen, sitting room and conservatory. Garden. Off-street parking. Suit couple or young family. Unfurnished (can be semi-furnished if required), £1,200 p.c.m. (excluding all bills). Available immediately. Tel.: 01865 435862.

Two-bedroom, modern terrace house with garden. Ideally situated in quiet cul-de-sac in Rewley Park next to Saïd Business School and close to Oxford city centre, train and bus stations. Fully furnished and fitted in excellent condition, gas c.h., washer/drier, TV. Ample storage space in attic with ladder access. French doors to garden. Reserved parking space. Available minimum 6 months from early Feb., £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 421234. Email:

Available late Feb. Detached, chalet-style house, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire (cul-de-sac in quiet 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 £1,200 p.c.m., deposit £1,600. Council tax (2008–9) £1,682.60. Tel.: 01235 (+44 1235) 834740. Email:

Lucerne Rd, Summertown, OX2 7QB. Period: 1 Apr.–30 Dec. Available space: large living room, bedroom, bedroom/study, 2 bathrooms, piano, quiet garden with pond. Convenient access to the University and the city centre by bus, bicycle path or by a pleasant walk. Easy walking distance to local shops. This house should prove ideal for visiting academics. For further details, please contact:

Wheatley Village, stone, detached cottage. Comfortable, furnished, 3 bedrooms (2 double, 1 single). Lounge 15ft x 14ft, kitchen/diner 15ft x 10ft. Upstairs bathroom and toilet, downstairs toilet. Small garage plus parking space, g.c.h. Loft space, medium-sized cellar, small gardens. Near bus stop (to and from Oxford), close to post office, village shops. Easy connection to M40. Rent £885 p.c.m. (excl. utilities, council tax). Available now. Contact 01932 563335 for appointment.

Bright and modern, end-terrace, 3-floor, family town house. Waterways, north Oxford, close to University, Summertown and Jericho for shops, amenities and schools, and next to canal and Port Meadow. Four bedrooms (2 en suite), family bathroom, spacious living room, modern kitchen with appliances, integrated dinning space and conservatory looking onto mature garden and wildlife area. Garage and parking space. Unfurnished, £1,600 p.c.m. Contact Rob: 07816 835520;

Summertown. Edwardian, terraced house on Oakthorpe Rd. Three double, 1 single bedrooms. Two bathrooms, living, dining room, storage/sun room. Full kitchen. Cellar. Off-street parking. Private garden with patio and utility shed. Half block to Summertown shops including M&S and Cooperative, 10 mins. cycle to city centre. Bus route. Room dimensions and photos available, £1,600 p.m. Call 07912 358466 or email

Beautifully restored house (from 18th cent.) in centre of pretty village, 6 miles Oxford. Four bedrooms, 3 sitting rooms, farmhouse kitchen, dining room, large study, all mod cons, garden, cleaner. Village all services; good range of shops. Excellent 24-hour bus service to Oxford centre from door (20 mins. journey). Perfect for visiting academic family. Available 1–21 Apr.; 15 July–31 Aug., £460 p.w. Contact:; 01865 483951 (work); 01865 880142 (home).

Deddington: on the edge of the Cotswolds, in beautiful English countryside, with easy access to Oxford and a regular bus service. A 4-bedroom, period terraced house with hallway, sitting room with open fire, dining room, fitted kitchen/breakfast room with fridge and freezer, cloakroom, cellar, 2 first-floor bedrooms, family bathroom, 2 second-floor bedrooms, easy-to-maintain walled garden. Available immediately, unfurnished, £695 p.c.m. Phone 01608 683771.

West Oxford, available soon, long/short let. Attractive town house (built 2003). Furnished/unfurnished, 23-ft sitting room, 3 double bedrooms (1 en suite). Kitchen/diner, family bathroom, g.c.h. Double glazing. Pretty courtyard garden. Private parking, ¾ mile city centre, ¼ mile train station. Quiet, residential road, near park, school, corner shops, heath centre, bus route. Rent £1,400 p.c.m., excl. council tax, utility bills and water rate. Phone 07896 339754.

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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- 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, newly refurbished modern kitchen, bathroom. Broadband, large secluded garden, off-street parking. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789 092274. Email:

Small, well-appointed, comfortable, self- contained flat on top floor of family home for rent within Oxford ring road, suitable for academic or other professional. Available immediately for at least 6 months. Regular bus route, parking unproblematic. Stunning views, c.h., washing machine, dishwasher, and all mod cons. Rent £795 p.c.m., incl. bills except internet and telephone. References required. For further information, email with your details.

Observatory St—sunny, first-floor flat suitable for 1, n-s only. Large bed-sitting room, eat-in kitchen and full bathroom. Fully furnished and equipped. Separate entrance to flat (owner uses ground floor as study), £800 p.m., incl. all utilities and council tax, excl. telephone. Tel.: 01865 515608. 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).

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:

Wolvercote: lovely, newly converted, single garden studio available now to n-s. Weekday or short-term let only. Bed/sitting room plus shower room. Small kitchen area. On bus route to city centre. Possible wireless connection from my house. Rent dependent on type of let. Please email:

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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:

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 £420 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:

Responsible visiting academic couple currently living in north Oxford seek pleasant, furnished flat for Apr. and May. Two bedrooms and broadband preferred. We are n-s, quiet and neat, and can provide excellent references. Please contact or or telephone 01865 276259 (days) or 01865 556274 (evenings).

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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:

Porec, Croatia. Fancy a spring break in the Mediterranean? Lovely apartment in old town, 100m from harbour. Lots of history, glorious Mediterranean light, lovely walks, good restaurants. Sleeps 6, £200 p.w. (or long weekend).Very cheap flights by Ryanair to Trieste or Pula (only 40 mins. away). Contact: or ring 01865 424576.

Tuscany near Bagni di Lucca. Farmhouse sleeps 8 in 4 double/twin bedrooms. Own 15m swimming pool. Rural hillside position with wonderful views. Restaurant nearby, village about 1 mile. Pisa 1 1/4 hours, Florence 1 1/2 hours. July, Aug. £1,200 p.w., Sept. £750 p.w. Email: or phone 01869 331566.

French house situated in the quiet village of Rodes, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, La Maison aux Volets Bleus is a fully furnished holiday home for up to 6 people. The location offers visitors fantastic walking, excellent beaches and the beautiful and varied scenery of the Roussillon wine region. Available all year round. Visit the website at and/or contact Tim Davies on 01865 343558 or

France: Charente/Dordogne border. Fully restored, early 19th-century luxurious house in Villebois-Lavalette. Five bedrooms (4 with modernized en suite bathrooms); 2 bedrooms are interconnected and could be family suite. We do limit the number of guests to 8. Heated swimming pool 5m x 10m. Available early May to mid-Oct., £1,400 p.w. See website (has contact email address)

Cevennes. Mediterranean climate, dramatic mountain scenery, superb walking/riding/river-swimming. Roman Provence/Rhone vineyards. Two spacious, refurbished, c.h. apartments with covered terraces in stone 'mas' near Mont Lozere; sleeping 8 and 5/6. Shady gardens/boules/barbecue, quiet hamlet—near shops. N/s, please. Available separately, but particularly suitable for families wishing to holiday together but retain independence. From £245 p.w. Easy access via cheap flights Nimes/Montpellier. Further details: 01527 541360.

To let in Languedoc (south of France). Small, stone cottage in mountains above Lodeve. Sleeps 4/5 outside picturesque village. Two bedrooms. Beautiful views of mountains. Private garden with little pool, private parking, €350–400 p.w. See: Tel.: 00 33 5 61 07 28 71. 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:

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Houses for Sale

Church Cowley. Two-bedroom town house, end- of-barn conversion in private close. Ground floor—entrance hall, dining room with patio doors to garden, kitchen, cloakroom. First floor—2 bedrooms, bathroom. Second floor—large sitting room with original exposed beams. Small, south- facing walled garden. Garage and private parking. Gas c.h. and cooking. Convenient for shops, buses, ring road, 12 mins. bike to city centre, £290,000. Tel.: 01865 770657.

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