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Oxford University Gazette, 18 March 2010 : 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 issue of the Gazette for Hilary Term in which classified advertisements will appear. The final issue for the term, which will be published on 25 March, will be limited to official University business, and will not contain classified advertisements. Publication for Trinity Term will begin on 22 April. The usual deadline will continue to apply.

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Volunteers Sought

Are you currently suffering from low mood and interested in taking part in a brain imaging (MRI) study? Excellent compensation provided. For more information, see: Alternatively, call 01865 223623 or email

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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 or partners of visiting scholars, of graduate students and of 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 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 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 Ltd provides professional, comprehensive service in all aspects of tree and shrub maintenance throughout Oxfordshire. Established in 1993, we have built a professional reputation of integrity, reliability and efficiency, combined with passion and dedication for tree preservation and maintenance. The combination of skills and experience provides the best tree care solutions and ensures high commitment to customer care and satisfaction. Office: 08454 582980. Mobile: 07976 261850. Email: Visit:

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:

Chauffeur/taxi service. Reliable, experienced service available for business or pleasure. Airports/docks/Eurostar, etc. Comfortable Mercedes E-class and 7-passenger XLWB Mercedes Viano for those with lots of luggage. Child seats available. Fully licensed and insured. Sample car prices: Oxford to Heathrow, £68; Eurostar, £90; Gatwick, £119. Call Clive Roberts to discuss your needs or for advice. Account customers welcome. Mobile: 07917 566077. Home: 01865 778608. Email:

Computer problem needing personal but understanding help? Want to do something and don't know how? We can put you on the Internet safely or upgrade 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.

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:

Book indexers available. Many years of experience of 'back-of-the-book' indexing in a variety of subjects from the Oxford Illustrated Encyclopaedia to the annual Oxford University Calendar. Subjects include archaeology, architecture, art, botany, history, geography, literature, music and science. Phone Ann Hall and/or Alan Lovell at 01683 221310 or email at or text 07708 571548.

Keep fit, have fun, and learn something new. Aikido is a unique martial art that teaches effective self-defence and is a dynamic way to improve fitness. At the Shudokan Aikido Oxford we believe in teaching our art in a friendly, fun environment that allows students to develop at their own pace. We run both adult and children's classes and complete beginners are always welcome. For a free introductory lesson, or to find out more about the Shudokan Aikido Oxford, call 01865 750650, email or visit

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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.

Tidy Outlook services: garden maintenance including grass cutting, hedge trimming, pruning, lopping, weeding and garden clearance. Friendly family service, weekly, fortnightly, monthly or just one visit. Fully insured, free estimates, small jobs welcome. Please tel. 01865 891749 or 01235 532136.

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Tuition Offered

Well-established tutorial centre offers individual tuition in Oxford for pupils aged 8–19 to complement the schools' provision. All subjects, examinations and boards covered, from Common Entrance/KS2 levels to A2/IB. Flexible timetabling: after school, weekends and holidays. Tailor-made Easter revision courses now about to begin, timetabled to the availability of individual pupils up to 23 Apr. Email: or tel.: 01865 763065 (mobile: 07855 780360).

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Situations Vacant

St Antony's College seeks General Maintenance Operative (full-time: 37.5 hours p.w.). Need good all-round skills including minor carpentry, decoration, repairs and renewals, and minor ground work. Plumbing and electrical experience helpful but not essential. Salary on University's grade 4: £19,743–£22,879 p.a. Generous benefits including final salary pension scheme, generous holidays and free staff lunches. Closing date: Wed. 31 Mar. Interviews: Fri. 16 Apr. Further details: or by phoning 01865 284759. Send applications to: College Registrar, St Antony's College, Oxford, OX2 6JF or by email to

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Situation Sought

Jobs sought. Gap-year 18-year-old female, planning to read French and Spanish, seeks work in France, Spain or elsewhere, from July. 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 seek quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area, we can help. QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel and other professionals. We aim to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Visit for details of all properties available. Or phone, fax or email with your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533. Fax: 01865 764777. Email:

Available 1 Aug., furnished house, Jericho. Walk to University, secluded garden, near best schools, parks, cosy, quiet, easy to maintain, c.h. Period charm, includes granny flat, all appliances, telephone, 3 bedrooms (2½ baths), £1,750 p.m. Available 1 year or less. Contact: Tel. (Canada): 613 745 1368.

Riverside, half-timbered cottage in quiet village 8 miles south of Oxford. Fully furnished to very high standard, with 2 bedrooms, modern bath/shower room and separate WC. Galleried library/study adjoins living room with wood stove in inglenook, and a large farmhouse kitchen opens onto beautiful, mature garden beside the river Thame. Hard-standing for 2 cars and garage for storage. Available now. Tel.: 01865 890321.

Headington. Spacious, comfortable and recently decorated detached house with a stylish and modernised annexe set in a large and well-maintained garden. Available to rent either separately or as a single unit. Both houses are fully furnished including oven, dishwasher, washing machine. Main house: 3 large bedrooms plus spacious study, kitchen- diner, large L-shaped family room, beautiful sitting room, utility and 2 bathrooms. Rent £2,300 p.c.m., ono. Bills separate. Annexe: large open-plan living area and nearly new fully equipped kitchen, state-of-the-art bathroom, very large and light bedroom (with 4 Velux windows) in the eaves. Rent £900 p.c.m., ono. Bills separate. Rent for main house and annexe together £3,000. Set in quiet and very friendly cul-de-sac but still close to bus stops (to central Oxford and London), parks, shops and hospitals. Available: from 1 Aug. for a 1-year contract. For further details, photos and floor plan:

Freestanding stone cottage in quiet cul-de- sac, Old Headington. Walking distance to shops, buses and hospitals. Non- smoker. Open-plan with loft bedroom, furnished and fully equipped. Broadband compatible. Suit couple or single. Rent £925 p.c.m. Available Mar. Long lease preferred. Contact Rosemary: 01865 437750,

Live in comfort near the Thames, a short walk to the river and city centre. Beautiful eclectic Victorian house, 4 bedrooms, large split-level living room, Wi-Fi, dining room, modern and fully equipped kitchen. New bathroom with spacious shower, free-standing bath, double sinks, bidet, WC; new shower room with WC. South-facing garden. Residents' parking, bicycle(s). Available: end of June to beginning of Sept. Price negotiable. Tel.: +44 (0)1865 725193.

Furnished 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom house in north Oxford, excellent position for Summertown shops, sports centre, schools, buses; 5 mins. bike/bus to centre Oxford. Open-plan sitting room with sunny south-facing dining area, further reception room. Fitted kitchen, utility room. Off-street parking, easily managed gardens, £2,195 p.c.m. Contact: 01865 554142/07779 392229 or

Family house in Wolvercote: well furnished and equipped, 4 bedrooms (1 double, 3 singles), 1 bathroom, 1 shower room, large sunny living room/dining room/kitchen, also separate sitting room. Garage with bikes, washing machine and freezer. Large sunny garden, 10 mins. by bus to Oxford city centre. To let from Aug. for 12 months plus, £1,545 p.m. Email: Tel.: 00 33 (0)5 55 28 50 46.

House to let, 3 double bedrooms, OX4, St Clement's. Great location for town and Headington hospitals. Furnished, washing machine, dishwasher. Small garden. Suit professionals (sorry, no students), £1,200 plus bills. 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.

Visiting Oxford? We have studio, 1- bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments conveniently located for the various colleges and University departments, available for 1 week to several months. Apartments are serviced, linen provided, rental includes all bills. Most of our guests are visiting academics like yourself. Details, photos and prices on our website: Email: or tel.: 01993 811711.

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 more than 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

Garden flat for Oxford summer vacation period, perfect for, e.g., academic researcher. Very quiet, near city centre, on bus route. Newly finished, modern, spacious, all services included, £675 p.m. Contact:

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., £400 p.m., council tax, broadband and bills excluded. Tel.: 01865 711577 (6.45–8 pm). Mobile: 07810 194454. Email:

Light airy modernised 1-bedroom flat on top floor of family house overlooking green, within Oxford city boundary. From Apr. initially for up to 6 months, 2 months notice either way. Stunning views, all mod cons incl. dishwasher, and weekly cleaning if required; 2½ miles city centre, walking distance and nearer to parts of University. Regular bus route, unproblematic parking, £945 p.c.m. incl. bills except telephone and Internet. References required. Contact

Flat to let in Kidlington, OX5 2EE, at only £80 a week, all inclusive, in exchange for daily dog-walking, occasional house-sitting. Suit single graduate student. Tel.: 01865 842103. 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, free wireless broadband and central and independent heating. Very moderate terms. Linen, cleaning and breakfast included. Tel./fax: 01865 557879. Email:

Reduce your kinetic energy and apply an equal and opposite force to a sofa in one of our homes. Finders Keepers—helping Oxford's physicists decelerate for 35-plus years. Tel.: 01865 311011. Web:

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/drier) plus wireless broadband, flat-screen TV, DVD, CD player, c.h. Serviced and fresh linen weekly. Off-road car parking. Tel.: 07504 927615. Email:

Fantastic double room for rent in Headington, £650 p.c.m. (incl. bills, except calls from landline). Furnished double bedroom with own bathroom in modern 2-bed flat to share with young professional. Flat is situated within gated complex in central Headington. Close to Headington, hospitals, universities and city centre. Walking distance to coach stop for buses to London, Heathrow and Gatwick. Available early Apr. No Smokers. Contact:

Rent-free room in Grandpont, central Oxford. Mature, caring graduate student or professional wanted. Room offered in exchange for some help around the house assisting Oxford graduate, mid-60s, active and independent but affected by MS. A car and/or an interest in gardening would be an advantage. For further enquiries please call 07968 271283.

Visiting parents, academics, or just need a weekend away? Oxford Cottages offers 3 spectacular period country cottages 2 miles from Oxford available for 2 nights to several weeks. Featured in Period House and Your Home interiors magazines and on ITV's Live the Dream. Inglenook fireplaces (we supply the logs!), Jacuzzi baths and luxurious bedrooms for the perfect Oxford retreat in unspoilt stone village location. Call Ann: 01865 351530. See:

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Self-catering Apartments

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 surrounding villages. Wide selection of quality homes available for short-stay lets from 1 week to several months. OxfordShortlets caters for professional individuals, groups or families visiting Oxford for holiday, business, academic and relocation purposes or for temporary accommodation between homes. Tel.: 01865 311696. Fax: 01865 511010. Email: Web:

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Office Accommodation Available

Serviced offices. Central Eynsham close to bus stops. We have a range of offices of varying sizes (12 sq m–200 sq m) all include rates, heating, electricity, building insurance, some cleaning. Other facilities available. Up to 100 mbps synchronous broadband, server hosting, back-up facilities, printing facilities, hardware and software rental, Leases available short or long term. Contact Pimms: 01865 881222.

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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 academics, professionals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good-quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. For details 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.

Milton Friedman the landlord would surely hate the increasing rental legislation, but would inflation boosting his rental income cause him sleepless nights? Finders Keepers—assessing buy-side demand for Oxford's economists for 35-plus years. Tel.: 01865 311011. Web:

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Holiday Lets

Midhurst. Romantic old-fashioned cottages in national park: open fires, polished floors, simple kitchens, many books, no TVs. Gorgeous unspoiled 5-bed 17th-century farmhouse also occasionally available. Own 190-acre organic farm—woods, valleys, river, wildlife. Absurdly cheap in winter. 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. Short winter breaks available from £200. Tel.: 01865 558503 or 07815 296675. See:

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

Tuscany: Nozzano castello, Lucca. Built on lower slopes of castle rampart; 15 mins. from town centre. Converted, restored, fully furnished, equipped stone barn for rental to holiday-makers or businessmen. Upstairs double bedroom with en suite bathroom; ground-floor living room with en suite kitchen, second bathroom; basement room with single and double sofa beds; laundry room. Small front garden. Sleeps 6. Near Pisa, Florence and seaside resorts. Contact

Cevennes: Mediterranean climate, dramatic mountain scenery, superb walking/river-swimming. Roman Provence/Rhone and Languedoc vineyards. Two spacious, refurbished, entirely independent apartments with c.h. and covered terraces in 17th–19th cent. stone 'mas' near Mont Lozere, sleeping 8 and 5/6 respectively. Shady gardens/boulodrome/barbecue, quiet hamlet—near shops/markets. Available separately but particularly suitable for groups holidaying together. From £280 p.w. Easy access via trains/budget airlines. Further details: 01527 541360.

Western France, 40 mins. from La Rochelle and Atlantic beaches in Venise Verte village. Comfortable, charming village house sleeping 6-plus in 3 bedrooms with large bathroom. Beams, books, log fires and piano! Enclosed garden with wood oven. Access to canal network and private canoe. Ideal for cycling, walking, boating, fishing, painting, writing, touring. Good location for days out or just pottering locally, £465 p.w., high season. Email: Web:

French Riviera: 2-bedroom, quiet, fully equipped flat with large terrace and magnificent sea views, 50m in line of sight from the sea near Le Lavandou (between Toulon and St Tropez) available for rent. Comfortably sleeps 5. Direct RyanAir connection from Stansted, €40–90 per night. Available during Easter vacation. Not available from 21 July–19 Aug. See photos and details at Email:

Greek island holidays. Since 1992, Thalpos Holidays has been personally selecting holiday properties and locations for independent travellers and their families. Villas with private pools and charming cottages by the sea in Skopelos, Skiathos, Alonissos, Corfu, Paxos, Lefkas, Kefalonia, Zante and, new for this year, coastal locations in the southern Peloponnese. Prices start from £65 per night! Visit us at or contact us at Tel.: +30 24240 29036.

Our Loire valley, tranquil riverside village house of character near Saumur is available from Apr. to end-Sept. Simply furnished but with all mod cons. Fishing from the garden, good food, cycling, walks, etc. nearby; £300–£600, discounts available. Sleeps up to 6. Further details available from 01993 813569 evenings, or 07976 438336 anytime.

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 June to mid-Oct., £1,400 p.w. See website (has contact email address):

Swanage, Dorset. Spacious first-floor, 1- bedroom flat in Edwardian house. Comfortable, well-furnished accommodation with living/dining room, separate well-equipped kitchen, bathroom, double bedroom and g.c.h. Quiet location within a few mins. walk of beach and coastal path. Perfect for walkers and bird watchers. Suitable for 2 n-s adults. Further details on request. Prices from £200 p.w. Short breaks available. Email or call 07818 068892.

Venice: spacious, gloriously sunny apartment looking south across Campo Santa Margherita, in the heart of Dorsoduro. Three bedrooms, 1 in the 13th-century campanile, 2 bathrooms, sitting room, large kitchen/dining room. Terrazza floors, wood-beam ceilings. Sleeps 6. From £1,200 p.w. Contact

Scotland, Moray Firth. Spacious holiday house in the pretty coastal town of Cullen. Located in the 'Seatown' conservation area near beaches, harbour, golf course and walking routes. Excellent restaurants, pubs and shops nearby; 60 mins. drive from Aberdeen airport. Sleeps 6+. Contact: Tel.: 07979 872067.

North Spain—beautiful duplex for rent in historic centre of Gijon, Asturias. Sea views, <50m from beaches and marina. Surrounded by historic buildings, restaurants, shops, etc. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms—sleeps up to 6. Families welcome (cot, highchair available). Close to Picos de Europa mountains and 30 mins. from Asturias airport served by Easyjet from Stansted; €450–€700 p.w. Experience a different Spain! For more details: or contact

Porthleven, Cornwall. Two-bedroom bungalow with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Sleeps 4. Extensively refurbished, and fitted out with new luxury furniture and fittings. Double glazing, c.h. and wood burner. Five mins. walk from harbour and coastal path. It consists of: lounge, dining room, conservatory, 2 double bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, utility, gardens, driveway; £212–£587. Contact Peter Meredith at or call 07745 479151 for more information.

Dordogne, near Mussidan. Two homes: a comfortable, recently restored farmhouse (Lavaure-Haute) and a charming converted barn (La Grange) set in 15 acres of woodland with complete privacy from one another and from other properties. Lavaure-Haute sleeps 8; La Grange sleeps 5. Tranquil setting, shared pool, landscaped grounds. Perfect for family holidays or rural retreats, 30 mins. from Bergerac, 1 hour from Bordeaux. For details see: Email: Tel.: 01865 862519.

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House for Sale

Lovely 4- bedroom family house for sale in the heart of Summertown close to shops and local schools. Frequent bus service into Oxford. Great neighbours and sense of community, £750,000, ono. Contact Kate: 07810 092098 (mobile) or email:

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