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Oxford University Gazette, 25 February 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 the remaining Gazettes of Hilary Term in which classified advertisements will appear will be published on 4, 11 and 18 March. 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 (see above).

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New College Musical Events

New Organ Recitals: Sat. 27 Feb. at 7.05 pm (following directly after Evensong). Lawrence Thain, Organ Scholar of New College, will play works by Bach, Duruflé ;, Messaien and Dupré ;. Everyone is welcome (no charge). Web:

New College Choir: Bach, St John Passion, Sun. 14 Mar. at 3 pm (with short meditation by The Very Revd Robert Grimley, former Dean of Bristol). There are a number of antechapel tickets and a limited number of chapel tickets now available to the public. Please contact the Chapel Administrator on or phone 01865 279108. Web:

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Muslim–Christian Studies Lecture

Centre For Muslim–Christian Studies, Oxford, annual joint lecture: Tues. 2 Mar., 5 pm at the Examination Schools (refreshments from 4 pm). Prof. Mahmoud Ayoub, Co-Director, Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations, Hartford Seminary, Connecticut: 'The concepts of revelation in Islam and Christianity: a help or a hindrance to dialogue?' Dr Martin Whittingham, Director, Centre for Muslim–Christian Studies, Oxford: 'A history of Muslim views of the Bible.' All Welcome. Information: 01865 613440;;

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'Do we know our own minds?—An inquiry into the nature of consciousness from differing viewpoints,' 6 Mar., Friends' Meeting House, 43 St Giles', Oxford, 9.30 am–5 pm. Speakers: Dr Serena Roney-Dougal, Rita Carter, Paul Devereux. There will be time for audience participation. Tickets: £12 for students (student ID at door will be required), £24 for others. Contact: Scientific and Medical Network,, tel. 01608 652000.

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Carers Sought for Interviews

Are you looking after an older person and in employment? Have you ever combined work and care for an older person? If yes, the Oxford Institute of Ageing would like to interview you for the Carers@Work project. We want to find out how people combine work and care, and what employers and government can do to help them. If you're interested or have questions, contact Kate Hamblin: 01865 612810 or

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Oxford Oratory Event

Robert Hardy, the actor, and Vox Angelica perform readings and settings of Hildegard of Bingen's sequences and Gerard Manley Hopkins' poetry. Includes part of 'The Wreck of the Deutschland' for mezzo soprano, and readings from Hopkins' journals and from a contempoary of St Hildegard. At the Oxford Oratory (St Aloysius' Church), 25 Woodstock Rd, 12 Mar., 8 pm. Undergraduates only £5, otherwise £10 (£8). Interval bar. Tickets: Oxford Playhouse (

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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:

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.

Deal with presentation, lecturing and public speaking nerves in 1 day. Brilliant course at Oxford Brookes, Mon. 8 Mar. Only 14 places left—when they are gone, they are gone. Visit or call 01869 340022 to book.

Piano lessons and piano accompaniment (string, woodwind and singers). I have taught and accompanied for years at the Belgrade Faculty of Music and the Academy of Fine Arts. I am now based in Summertown, Oxford; £25 for 1 hour, £20 for 45 mins. or £15 for a half hour. Flexible time table. Adults and children; all welcome. Dada Toskic, 19a Staverton Rd, OX2 6XH. Tel.: 07769 653075. Email:

Oxford Digital Media provides filming and video production services using high-definition video equipment in the heart of Oxford. We also provide Internet broadcasting of lectures, conferences and other live events as well as on-demand Web delivery of pre- existing video material. Call 0845 5193045 or see our Web site at for more information.

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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Situations Vacant

A London-based public relations consultancy is looking for a bilingual English and French speaker for a part-time position (approximately 10 days per month), working on an ongoing campaign in France for a medical company client. Duties will include carrying out research, writing up case studies, media relations with French press, liaising with key opinion leaders and third-party organisations, further copy writing as necessary, and timely results reporting. Candidates must be results driven with a strong academic record and confident telephone manner. Salary: £12.50 p.h. Candidates can work either from Lindsell Marketing's London office or freelance from their own accommodation. Candidates should be available to start ASAP. For further information on Lindsell Marketing go to Send CV and covering letter to Corrie Stirling-Aird, Account Manager, at

Part-time, exceptionally bright Internet researcher required by writer/nutritionist in OX4 ( Landline essential. An interest in travel and/or health and nutrition would be helpful. Please call 01865 423065, mornings preferred.

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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:

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

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.

Eynsham—centrally positioned 2-bed cottage just having been updated with new c.h., bath/shower and decoration, etc. Courtyard garden. On-street parking, £760 p.c.m., available now. Tel.: 01865 883697.

Meyseys Close, Headington. Spacious end-terrace 3-storey townhouse. Kitchen/diner, WC, shower, bed 4/study, main bed with en suite shower room, living room, 2 further bedrooms, bathroom, gas c.h. Garden with side access, garage and space, £1,495 p.c.m. Available 1 June. Family preferred, sharers may be considered. Tel.: 01865 883697.

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,

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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.

Central north Oxford: 2-bedroom flat in Banbury Rd. Short walking distance to Summertown, colleges and city centre. Exceptionally bright, cheerful, contemporary. Award-winning modern block with parking and communal gardens. Furnished, open-plan living room, floor- to-ceiling picture windows and balcony. Photos available, £1,200 p.c.m. Available now. For more information, please call 07791 515492 or email

Available now, very special 2-bedroom open-plan apartment in unique, quiet location in listed converted stable block in grounds of Wytham Abbey in the idyllic village of Wytham, 3 miles from central Oxford. Shared medieval walled courtyard garden. Modern interior has been newly decorated and carpeted. Parking space. Permit to walk in Wytham Woods. Not suitable for children, smokers or pets, £925 p.c.m. unfurnished. Prefer long-term let. Contact:, 01865 726919.

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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:

Flat-share. Central/north Oxford. Large room in a spacious, sunny, quiet flat. N-s. Two toilets. Broadband, washing machine, television, DVD/video player. Ample storage, off-street parking. Suitable for visiting academic, postgraduate student or professional, £395 p.m. plus contribution to utilities. Tel.: 01865 511555 or 07866 653619.

Accommodation for visiting academics. Double en suite bedroom, sitting/dining room, kitchenette with hob, microwave, fridge in striking modern house on western outskirts of Oxford set in open fields. Television, Internet, heating, electricity, bed linen and towels, use of washing machine. Bus service to Oxford centre. N-s only. Single occupancy £200 p.w., £650 p.m., maximum 6 months, corresponding double occupancy £240, £750. Phone 01865 721644 or email

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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

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.

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:

Fitfy-six-year-old n-s professional male seeks long-term accommodation in Summertown. Reasonably sized room or bed-sit preferred. Good rapport with landlady/landlord essential. Willing to help with chores, etc. My interests: art, meditation, painting (I have use of a studio in Summertown), wine. I'm a BACP-accredited counsellor (not practicing at present); this would never overlap with accommodation. Nearby parking important. No urgency to move. Please leave message for James on 01865 513541 or email

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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

Aegean Turkey. Beautifully restored, refurbished stone house near the old aqueduct in Selcuk. Visit Ephesus, Priene, Claros, Magnesia and dozens of other ancient sites from this charming agricultural town. Sleeps 4 in comfort. Large fully equipped kitchen, sitting room, bathroom, second WC, washing machine. Secure sunny courtyard—no swimming pool. Car hire, Wi-Fi, satellite TV available, £390 p.w. Tel.: 01865 558603. Email:

Turkish Northern Cyprus. Villa with pool. Sleeps 5/6. Close to Esentepe village with spectacular views over the Mediterranean; 20 mins. drive from Kyrenia, 7 mins. from 18-hole golf course and 10 mins. from huge sandy beach. From £475 p.w. Email: or Tel.: 01993 868892. NB: non-Euro zone.

Gozo: charming Mediterranean island. Superb views from our comfortable villa with pool, suitable for families of up to 8/9. Rates dependent on occupancy but from £900 p.w. high season (end July to beg. Sept.). Lower rates available for couples out of summer season. Full-colour photos and more details on or phone 01367 240049.

Fancy some Mediterranean sun? Apartment to let in Porec, Croatia. Sleeps up to 8. Lovely in spring. Historic area, lots to do all ages. From £280 p.w. Cheap RyanAir flights to Pula. Contact

Andalucia. Whitewashed village house near Granada available to let at discount rates for Gazette readers: £200–£250, depending on season. Sleeps 6. No pool. Large garden with orange trees. Lovely walks and shady picnic places by rivers. The valley was the food growing area for the Moors, with the original water channels to bring the snow melt to the fields still keeping it all going. Contact:

West coast of Ireland holiday cottage, 1 mile from the lovely and vibrant town of Clifden in the heart of Connemara, available all year round. Well equipped and suitable for 2–3 n-s adults, £200–£260 p.w. See: For more information, contact Brigid: 01865 378620,

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.

Mousehole, Cornwall. Dylan Thomas called Mousehole the most beautiful village in England. Wharf-side cottage to let for holidays (sleeping 4) offering kids safe sandy beaches inside the harbour and rocky pools outside with fishing from the quays. Multifarious attractions nearby include cliff walks, surfing, art galleries, archaeological sites, etc. From £200–£500. Winter breaks £100 (3 nights). Apply Professor or Mrs Dancy, Wharf House, Mousehole, TR19 6RX. Tel.: 01736 731137.

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.

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk. On central green near harbour. Georgian cottage, 3 bedrooms, sleeps 5–6. Washer, fridge, cooker, toaster, TV, heating. Parking outside, small gardens. Ring 01223 356384.

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Seeking House to Purchase

Wanted to buy, 5-bed house. University fellow desperately looking to buy large (3,000+ sq ft, 5+ bedrooms), period family house in quiet road in central north Oxford. Boar's Hill and nearby villages also considered. I am not an agent, investor or developer and am chain- free. If you're looking to sell, please contact directly at

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