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Oxford University Gazette, 30 April 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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Volunteer Needed

Help refugees gain their rights: 99% of refugees in the world have no rights. A network is being established to promote and assist the provision of legal aid for refugees in the global south (see Keen volunteer needed to help establish information platform. Essential requirements: computer literacy, organisational skills, and deep concern for the dire situation of refugees. Apply to Barbara Harrell-Bond, 298 Banbury Rd, Flat 2; 01865 424697;

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Relay for Life

Fun, friendship and fundraising! Cancer Research UK's Relay for Life, the world's largest fundraising event, is coming to Abingdon for the first time over the Aug. Bank Holiday weekend. Relay for Life brings together the whole community in 1 location for 24 hours to celebrate the strides being made to beat cancer. For more information on the event and how you can get involved, please contact Amy Kay:

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Society for Graduates

Meetings held Fri., 8 pm, Okinaga Room, Wadham College. Visitors welcome. Graduates of any university and all ages eligible for membership. Members £6 per term; visitors £2 per meeting. Meetings: 1 May: Ronald Speirs, retired professor, 'Life in the East- end of London since 1850'; 8 May: Angela Baker, Blue Badge Guide, 'Worldwide travel experiences'; 15 May: Dr Camilla Huxley-Lambrick, Ashmolean Natural History Society, 'Saving rare plants in Oxfordshire'; 22 May: Malcolm Pearce, former music director, Magdalen College School, 'Sing a merry madrigal'; 29 May: PC Simon Towers, Wildlife Crime Officer, 'Wildlife crime and the illegal trade in exotic species'; 5 June: social—meet at the Plough, Wolvercote, for walk 7 pm and/or meal/drinks 8 pm; 12 June: John Dunston, Head of Leighton Park School, ' ''Tis education forms the common mind': today's curriculum and its purpose'; 19 June: AGM and barbecue, 21 Woodcroft, Kennington, 6.30 pm. For more information: 01865 378817 or 01865 554137.

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The Centre for Muslim–Christian Studies, 109A Iffley Rd, Oxford OX4 1EH. Seminar to be held Wed., 6 May, 2.30–4 pm. Speaker: Rt Revd Kenneth Cragg. Topic: 'Seventy years' study of Islam'. For full Trinity Term seminar programme, visit or contact

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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.newco

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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.

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.

Organise your private or business life—secretary/PA available on freelance basis. Efficient, neat and organised. I can work from home or travel to your home or office on an hourly, daily or one-off-project basis. Please telephone 07990 542643 or email

Portraits: corporate, college, private commissions. Oxford and London. 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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Tuition Offered

Public speaking training intensive 1-day course in Oxford on Sat., 9 May. Learn the tips and techniques that make public speaking look easy. The day is dedicated to improving your confidence when public speaking. For more details, phone 01865 437232 or check the website

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House Exchange Sought

Oxford academic would like to exchange his house in Tours, Loire Valley, 1 hour TGV from Paris, 3 hours from the Atlantic coast, for apartment or house in Oxford, for 1 or more whole terms in 2009–10. See, property ID 27563. 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:

Lovely east Oxford home, OX4. Available late June for 1 year. Between Cowley Rd and Brookes, 1 mile to town centre in quiet residential area with excellent transport links. Two double and 1 single bedrooms, with option for fourth double bedroom/study downstairs. Two bathrooms, large kitchen/diner/living room (8m x 4m), all mod cons, (g.c.h., double glazing, Wi-Fi, dishwasher), small garden, £1,200 p.c.m., excl bills. Contact 01865 790838 or

Blenheim Palace on your doorstep: a 300- year-old, 3/4-double-bedroom, stone townhouse for rent. Fully furnished, kitchen (incl. washing machine, dishwasher, range oven), dining for 12, living room, cellar, stunning master bedroom with en suite and exposed beams into the roof. Wi-Fi, cable TV. One minute to butcher, pub, post office, buses to Oxford. Rent £1,200 p.m., o.n.o. Available 1 Apr., 12-month contract. Details and photos: 07792 224718 or

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.

Exquisite cottage on stream. Detached, prize-winning, self-contained with parking. Traditional country village 2 miles Headington, 4 miles city centre, 5 mins. M40. Large double bedroom, dressing room, bathroom, utility, sitting room, modern kitchen, terrace overlooking stream, garden and croquet lawn with gardener. Rental 3 months–2 years flexible, £1,200 p.c.m. Tel.: +44 (0)1865 358554.

Central Oxford townhouse for University staff or visiting academics with University association. Easy walking distance from libraries, museums, colleges. One double bedroom. Fully furnished, £1,500 p.c.m. incl. internet, gas, electricity and local calls. Available from 6 June. Contact

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:

Lovely east Oxford home, OX4. Available 1 June. One mile to town centre, walking distance to main University buildings, parks, river, shops and restaurants. Excellent transport links to London city and airports. Two double bedrooms, 1 study room can be arranged as single bedroom. Bathroom, comfortable diner/living room, kitchen. Double glazing, washing machine, dishwasher, charming garden. Pictures available upon request. Furnished. Rent £1,200 p.c.m., excl. bills. Contact

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:

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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

Summertown studio, Victoria Rd, attractive position and furnishing. Compact, light, first-floor studio flat with fully equipped kitchen area and well-appointed shower room. All Bosch appliances: fridge-freezer, electric oven, gas hob, washer/drier. Built-in wardrobe/storage cupboard. TV and BT phone points. Rent £675 p.c.m. (for min. 6-month lease), incl. all gas, electricity and council tax. Good security. Suit single n-s professional or academic. Available mid-June. Email:

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:

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:

To let from Oct.: ground-floor, furnished, studio apartment in Jericho, ideally central; patio garden, £540 p.m. Tel.: 07812 909943.

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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).

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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:

French Riviera: 2-bedroom, quiet, fully equipped flat with large terrace and magnificent sea views, 50m from the sea near Le Lavandou (between Toulon and St Tropez) available for rent. Comfortably sleeps 5. Direct RyanAir connection from Stansted. Price £150–440 p.w., depending on season. Available during Easter vacation. Not available from 12 July–9 Aug. See photos and details at or 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:

Andalusia. Looking for somewhere quiet, peaceful and sunny to write or research over the summer? Expenses only for the right person, in beautiful whitewashed village house with garden near Granada, foothills of the Alpujarras. The valley is full of citrus trees, avocados, olives, almonds, etc. There are many lovely walks and shady picnic spots by rivers or lakes; also 30 mins. to the sea. Contact

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

Spanish apartment to rent. Fantastic ground-floor, two-bedroom apartment situated on the popular Hacienda Riquelme golf resort in the Murcia region of Spain. Superb views over the golf course, mountains and orange groves. Only 20 mins. drive to the wonderful Mar Menor beaches. Located within easy driving distance from Murcia and Alicante airport. Discounted rates for the first year. For more details, see or contact, 01235 850650.

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

Central Florence—summer rental/cat sit. Available 3–24 Aug. (dates adjustable), charming ground-floor flat in quiet street in old Florence (San Frediano). Furnished patio, leafy garden, resident cat. Sleeps 2. For details, email

Large historic house in Spanish Pyrenees over 5 floors, beams, log fires. Cosy but spacious, sleeping 12– 14 people, ideal for families and groups of friends and for writer's retreat. Walking in mountains, swimming or just relaxing. Stunning views from exceptionally spacious roof terrace, 1½ hours to Barcelona and Girona. Availability still in June/early July, Sept./Oct., Xmas. Contact Penny: 07879 626037, 01865 429285,,

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