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Oxford University Gazette, 30 July 2009 : Advertisements


Respondents to advertisements are asked to note the following, which is an extract from the Terms and Conditions of acceptance of advertisements:

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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Gazette publication arrangements

Advertisers are asked to note that this is the final Gazette of this academic year. Publication for 2009–10 will begin on 24 September. The usual deadline will continue to apply (see above).

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Harcourt Arboretum

Geocaching trails, 21 July–1 Sept. Outdoor treasure hunt-style game for family groups—use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver to locate hidden containers. Free with entry to Arboretum. Adults £3, children and University members free (refundable deposit required). Web:

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Botanic Garden Event

The Great Story Picnic Season, Sat., 1 Aug., 1–4 pm, drop in any time. Giant fruit and veg is the theme, courtesy of Roald Dahl's James and the giant peach. Check out produce growing in 4 huge vegetable beds. Plus music, activities and stories. Free with entry to Garden. Adults £3, children and University members free. Web:

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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 up to 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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Green Economics Institute conference: clash between ecology and economy; transformation at a time of economic crisis; women's unequal pay and poverty. Fri., 31 July–Sat., 1 Aug., Mansfield College. International range of speakers from 20 countries including Prof Graciela Chichilnisky, Columbia University, and Dr Joseph Halevi, Sydney University and Nice. Event must be pre-registered, pre-paid (£89 per day, concessions £39). For further information/booking visit: or

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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: Web:

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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:

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 or 01683 221310.

Portraits: corporate, college, private commissions. London, St Martin's Lane, and Oxford. For information, please see:

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 next Fear Course is 28 Sept. Visit, email or phone 01865 331776 and get your life back.

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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

Vacancy: part-time role available. Press relations executive for agency acting for medical technology company. Would suit academic (medicine) with relevant PR or marketing experience. Ideally 3 days p.w., but flexibility possible. Salary commensurate with experience. Client is based in Oxford. Work would be from home and/or in our London office. Interested parties should send CV and covering letter to:

Jesus College requires Tutorial Office Administrative Assistant to provide administration and secretarial support for Senior Tutor and College's academic services office team (Tutorial Office), which oversees delivery of student academic administration and policy. Salary 17,026–19,645 pro rata (22.5 hours p.w., Mon.–Fri., usually 10–3), plus benefits. Closing date Fri. 14 Aug. Interviews week of 7 Sept. Further details and application form Or contact Mrs Jo Knighton, Home Bursary Administrator: 01865 279764 or

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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

Temple Cowley conservation area—18th-century listed stone farmhouse 2½ miles from city centre, University 15 mins. by bike, frequent bus service. Very quiet comfortable family home, fully furnished, 3–4 bedrooms; modern bathroom with shower; office space with wireless broadband connection; large, light kitchen with all appliances; open fires, sunroom, terrace, tranquil walled gardens. Available from July for 12 months; n-s only; £1,450 p.c.m. (utilities excluded). Contact 01865 716273,

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 min. to butcher, pub, shops, post office, buses to Oxford. Rent £1,350 p.m., ONO. Available mid-Aug., 12- month contract. Details and photos: 07792 224718 or

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 autumn, some flexibility. Contact

To let—available now. 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:

Elegant and spacious Victorian family home in north Oxford (Summertown) to let during Christmas holidays (12 Dec.–16 Jan.). Situated in quiet residential street, 10 mins. on bus or bike to city centre. Four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 studies, fast broadband/Wi-Fi. Special rate offered to cat lover for taking care of our Bengal cat. For further details and pictures see: Contact: Tel.: +44 (0)1865 554407.

Gorgeous detached listed thatched cottage opposite church in Beckley, beautiful quiet village 3 miles Oxford. 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. Unfurnished/furnished (antiques), cleaner available. Available immediately, £2,000 p.c.m. Robin: 01865 351708; 07787 540989.

Central Oxford townhouse for University staff or visiting academics with University association. Easy walking distance from libraries, museums, colleges. Two bedrooms. Fully furnished, £1,500 p.c.m. incl. internet, gas, electricity and local calls. Available from mid-Sept. Contact:

Woodstock: coach house to let from 1 Sept. Idyllic setting overlooking Blenheim Park. Regular bus service to Oxford. Accommodates up to 2. Kitchen, dining/sitting room. Double bedroom. Bathroom. Partially furnished. Parking for 1 car. Rent £650 p.c.m. References required. Ring 01993 813569 or 07976 438336 for appointment to view.

Available for Aug. Lovely 3-bedroom terraced house and garden in Oxford, walking distance of the town centre, with parking, £1,200 p.c.m., inclusive. Email:

For rent from Sept.—4-bedroom house in Combe, 17 Akeman St. Garage and driveway parking, half-acre garden, Aga, old-style home. Rent c.£1,100 plus council taxes, utilities, phone. Email or phone 01993 891232 from 1 Aug.

Furnished, modern townhouse with garden and all amenities. Comfortable reception room, 3 bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms and parking. Located in quiet enclave of Merton Court by the canal and opposite Port Meadow, north Oxford. Available for 3 months from end of July or end of Aug., £1,200 p.m. plus utilities. For further information: 01608 678960.

Tinkerbell Cottage in Boars Hill, Oxford. Four miles city centre. Charming terraced cottage with gardens and stunning countryside views. Many footpaths in area. Double bedroom plus study with sleeping loft. Furnished, working fireplace, off-street parking, close to Oxford buses and local shops. Suit couple or single person, £900 p.c.m. incl. utilities except phone. No pets. Short let considered. Contact 01865 735305 or

In the heart of Wytham—newly refurbished, terraced cottage. Living room, kitchen/dining room, 2 bedrooms with exposed beams and family bathroom. Open garden to front and private garden to rear. Courtyard parking. Super views. Available end of Aug., £1,100 p.c.m. Contact Finders Keepers 01865 311011, website reference 4586,

Thatched charm—detached cottage with flexible layout. Entrance hall with cloak cupboard and storage. Living room with fireplace and front and rear aspect. Bedroom/study with side aspect. Kitchen. Large first-floor landing with pitched ceiling and exposed beams, could be used as bedroom/study. Master bedroom with small window to front. Garden with river running through, gravel driveway, open garage. Available early Sept., £1,375 p.c.m. Contact Finders Keepers 01865 311011, website reference 4312,

Village property—semi-detached red brick cottage with 2 reception rooms, kitchen/dining room, downstairs bathroom and 3 bedrooms. Large garden and garage. Newly refurbished. Available end of Aug., £1,395 p.c.m. Contact Finders Keepers 01865 311011, website reference 4587,

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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:

Cowley Rd/St Clements'. Available late Aug./early Sept. Large, recently refurbished flat (unfurnished), within 4 mins. walk of Magdalen Bridge; 3 bedrooms, large sitting room, separate dining room, fully fitted kitchen, bathroom, shower room and separate toilet. Off- peak c.h., double glazed throughout, £975 p.c.m., no deposit. Email: Tel.: 07980 796009.

North and central north Oxford apartments. North: 1 bedroom £725 from Aug. or Sept.; 2 bedrooms (1 double 1 single) £825 available from Aug., Sept. or Oct. Central north: 1 bedroom £795 from early Oct.; 2 bedrooms £915 from Aug. Rents exclude utilities, council tax. Suited to mature professional visiting academics. Good residential amenity area with easy access to most University departments. Tel.: 01865 516144. Email:

Inner north Oxford (close to St Hugh's, Wolfson). Spacious, light, 1-bedroom flat with picture windows, balcony, off- street parking. Unfurnished but extensive cupboards and bookcases, fridge, washing machine, cooker. Available end-July, £850 p.c.m., 1-year let. Tel.: 01865 513326.

New furnished flat, Jericho. Two- bedroom flat (Walton Well Rd), available 6 Sept. for 1 year or less. Fully furnished, finished to exceptional standard. Large terrace, all appliances, walk to University, near best schools, parks, quiet, easy to maintain, under-floor heating. Two full bathrooms, 1 off master bedroom, built-in cupboards, washer, drier, £1,395 p.m. Allocated inside parking additional £100 p.m. Contact A Gaston. Email: Tel.: 613 745 1368 (Canada).

Light airy modernised 1-bedroom flat on top floor of family house overlooking green, within Oxford city boundary. From Sept./Oct. for up to a year, 2 months' notice either way. Stunning views, all mod cons incl. dishwasher, 2½ miles city centre, walking distance and nearer to parts of University. Regular bus route, unproblematic parking, £845 p.c.m. incl. bills except telephone. References required. Contact

One-bedroom flat for rent—very spacious, modern, excellent condition in desirable location of Waterways development (near Summertown, north Oxford) with parking. Partly furnished. Suit professionals/academics; 6-month to 1-year let, available end of July; £875 p.c.m. (ONO) plus bills. Tel.: 07766 815947. Email:

For long-term let from 9 Aug., £120 p.w. Two rooms, c.h., hot water, shared bathroom. In old Headington, fine views. Only for 1 male, non-smoker, reference required. Call 01865 437750.

Moreton Rd, Summertown. Furnished first-floor 2-bedroom apartment in age-restricted 60+ development. Additional communal benefits include laundry room, guest suite and gardens. Available end Sept. Minimum 1-year let. N-s and no pets, £700 p.c.m., excluding utilities and council tax. Tel.: 01865 556227.

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House in Taipei to Share

Taipei House on Yangmingshan. Retired professor and Art Historian invites quiet, creative, n-s adult to share large 3- story house on Yangmingshan with greenery on each floor, enormous kitchen, Internet and hot-spring bath; 15–20 mins. fresh-air walk to Chinese Culture University or Yangmingshan National Park. By month or year. See are. 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).

North Oxford : large, light, quiet rooms in beautiful, spacious family house. Very comfortable, tastefully furnished, luxury bathrooms, lovely garden. Short or long term, good rates, wireless, parking. Suit prof/graduates/academics. Tel.: 07725 037775.

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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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Accommodation Sought in Paris

Paris apartment: 2 nice tidy female English students (University of Bath) seek apartment in central Paris Sept. to Dec. while on work placement. Contact: Isobel Gillham, 53 Hill Top Rd, Oxford, OX4 1PD. Tel.: 07746 123076.

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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:

Superb French holiday. Luxury Gascone- style farm house in the Lot et Garonne, south-west France. Near the village of Monclar de Agenais. Sleeps 6. Barbecue area and pool. Sample excellent cuisine and wines of the region. Christmas special £1,200 p.w. Nearest airport Bergerac approx. 40 mins. Late availability July, Aug., Sept., Oct. Email: for prices.

Cornwall: traditional, rural, comfortable (night storage heaters) terraced cottage near St Just. Upstairs has wide sea views to Land's End and Scilly Isles; wonderful walking and beaches. Huge inglenook (multi-burner stove) dominates sitting room. Galley kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, etc.). Sleeps 2/3 (small second bedroom), bathroom with bath and shower. Available from late Sept. for rentals of 1 week or longer. Sorry no pets. Contact, 07739 107043.

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House for Sale

Ideal academic home: 4-bed cottage in sought- after village without through traffic but good communications and excellent primary school. Low-cost geothermal heating, sauna, large, beautiful garden and attached granny/nanny flat or office with tuned, built- in sound system. For sale by Oct. Offers invited. Contact

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