‘We have been advertising in The Spectator for many years, and the number of enquiries – and bookings – which derive year after year from our ads is highly satisfactory. We do very little advertising in any other magazine or newspaper, and given our success with The Spectator, I feel that we really don’t need to do so!’
Miles Maskell, Anglo French Properties Limited
SELF-CATERING STUDIO APARTMENTS (pied-à-terre) in South Kensington, London SW7. Available nightly. Tel: 020 7590 6000 for brochure or visit website:
COTSWOLDS (nr Cheltenham) RENT ONE OF ENGLAND’S PRETTIEST HOUSES AND GARDENS Beautiful views from Landscaped garden which includes Kitchen garden, pool, sauna and tennis court Sleeps over 20 in 12 bedrooms. £3,000 per night (+vat) Min. stay 4 nights. Catered.
MALVERN HILLS Comfortable cottage for holiday lets, ideal writers/ walkers retreat, glorious west-facing views. Sleeps 6. Recently refurbished to high standard.
Call 07858 393767 or see www.gardencottagemalvern.co.uk
MIDHURST: Romantic, primitive book-filled cottage in National Park, on own wooded & hilly organic farm.
ST MAWES.Four privately owned luxury self catering houses, magnificent sea views, beautiful gardens, high quality furnishings, contemporary interiors. Accommodating 12, 10 , 8 , 4 guests. Available for short breaks & weekly rentals Discount for smaller groups in larger houses.
Tel: 08000 88 66 22.
DYLAN THOMAS’ LAUGHARNE Luxury villa, Castle and sea views. Sleeps 8 in comfort.
WYE, BRECONS, OFFA, HAY. Idyllic 18th-century house, river,grounds. Five bedrooms, three bathrooms, sleeps ten plus. £350-£650 per week incl.
Tel: 0117 9733 704. www.edwview.co.uk/
Just to let you know we have let our house in France to a couple of delightful families, so thank you so much for your help.
I wouldn’t consider advertising anywhere but The Spectator.
LANGUEDOC – S.W.France. Secluded, Stone-built house with pool. Sleeps 8-10. www.wolsplace.com Stunning scenery, ideal for relaxed family holiday.
15% discount in June, July 1st-12th.
GENUINE PROVENCE, 30 miles from Avignon, southern foot of Mont Ventoux, beautiful, authentic and comfortable family home on a 8-acre-fenced park within large estate, sleeps 14. Large pool. Lovely for multi generation holidays or writers/ artists inspirational retreat. Splendid walks, guided tours, biking, canoeing, markets and wineries.Cook available.
Tel: +33 6 78 90 58 92
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CHATEAU IN AQUITAINE Sleeps 12-20+ , Pool, Tennis, Grand Piano, BBQ, Satellite TV, WIFI
Tel 01635 291942 or 077000 36648
ST RÉMY DE PROVENCE. Smart, period farmhouse, 7 bedrooms (sleeps 12),7 bathrooms. Minimum rental 2 weeks, July Aug.
LUXURY VILLAS IN PROVENCE A beautiful portfolio of handpicked villas, all perfectly positioned, pools, staff & cooks available.
Tel: 01242 787800.
GASCONY nr Condom-en-Armagnac 13th century stone house, 21st century luxury for 12 in 5 en-suites. Unspoilt views to Pyrenees. Private pool, tennis, chef, beauty, wine tasting . . .
Tel: 07973 849 585
COTE D’AZUR. “La Marmotte”. Very comfortable, well-appointed villa sleeping 6. Tucked into a hill below St Paul de Vence, overlooking Mediterranean. Secluded, very quiet. Swimming pool. Cleaner included in rent. Some availability June/September (£1,680 pw) & July/August (£1,790 pw). Full details, photos & rents on www.anglofrenchproperties.com
Tel: 020 7225 0359.
LUBERON, PROVENCE. Stunning property with heated pool, 30 mins Aix en P. Sleeps 12. Baby-sitting, cooking, wine/golf tour services.
Tel: 07905 887491.
PROVENCE. A house for all seasons. Sun, blue sky, truffle markets, long lazy lunches, nightingales, lavender fields, cosy evenings in front of log fire. Wonderful old farmhouse with pool in tranquil position in Luberon. Available throughout year. Sleeps 8.
Tel: 07799 475502.
CHARMING COUNTRY HOUSE, 45 minutes north of Nimes. Sleeps 10. New 10m Pool installed 2010. Extensive grounds and total calm.
PROVENCE, ST REMY. Beautifully refurbished house with stunning, panoramic Alpilles views. Sleeps six. Private pool. Available through 2014. Tel: 020 7352 7555 or 07836 722957.
21 LUXURY PROPERTIES to rent for one week or more in South West France, Provence and the Côte d’Azur. All sleeping six or more, all with pools, some with tennis courts. Staff; plus cooks and/or babysitters if required.
Tel: Anglo French Properties: 020 7225 0359. Fax: 020 7589 3956.
LUXURY VILLAS IN PROVENCE A beautiful portfolio of handpicked villas, all perfectly positioned, pools, staff & cooks available. Tel: 01242 787800.
PARIS LEFT BANK (7eme, Rue Saint Simon) newly decorated quiet pied-à terre. All mod cons. Sleeps two. Ideal location shops, museums, metro.
Available short lets. £190 per day, £1,050 per week.
Tel: +44 207 229 5950.
DORDOGNE, near Bergerac. Lovely 18th century manorhouse and/or cottage, pool, tennis, cook.
Tel: 07768 747610.
ETRETAT, NORMANDY COAST. Fishermans cottage, two minutes from beach. Basic accommodation sleeps four comfortably. Fully modernised kitchen and bathroom. Central heating. World famous golf on the Falaise, excellent restaurants. Supervised childrens playing area close by.
30 minutes drive Le Havre. £250-£400 per week.
Tel: 020 7240 2821 or 07951 093671.
FRANCE – Art Holidays
PAINTING with Simon Fletcher – good food, wine and conversation in a large private house and studio in France.
FRANCE – Housesitting
HOUSE SITTERS SOUGHT - northern France near Belgian border – 4 to 6 weeks over July or August 2014 – non-smoking, dog lovers (9 year old Labrador). Eurostar tickets provided from London to Lille and return. References required.
Please reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 another sell-out season for La Dogana – largely thanks to the Speccie.
V. best wishes
Mark T. 19 September 2013
PUGLIA – lovely countryside villa split into 4\ apartments. Accommodates 2-20. Large pool and tennis court. 15 mins to sea, 1 hour Brindisi/Bari airports. Tel: 0208 892 2652.
ROME & ARGENTARIO, stunning villas and apartments. Available for weekly rentals.
TUSCANY, ANSEDONIA/MAREMMA COAST. Historical beachfront property with Villa and Tower once owned by composer Puccini. Sleeps 18. Private beach access and courtyard. Family friendly. A/C and staff. Contact owner:
Tel. +39 3357 410549.
UMBRIA/TUSCANY border. Beautifully restored farmhouse. Sleeps up to 12. ‘Salt water’ pool with fence. Amazing views. Family friendly.
Tel: 01672 539075.
TUSCANY, Fivizzano. Farmhouse, sleeps 4 – 6. Pool and piano. Quiet location, but town 5 minutes away.
Contact owner direct: Tel: +852 2857 9663.
LUXURY VILLAS IN TUSCANY A beautiful portfolio of handpicked villas: Chianti, Maremma and Val d’Orcia. Staff/cooks available.
LUNIGIANA, Tuscany. Farmhouse, sleeps 2 – 6. Pool and piano. Quiet location, but small town 5 minutes away. Contact owner direct:
Tel: +852 (Hong Kong) 2857 9663.
STAY in a comfortable book-filled farmhouse with wonderful views and enjoy Tuscan cooking, guided walks/rides, cookery lessons. Or simply dolce far niente. 50km from Florence. Visit: www.rendolariding.it
PORTO RAFAEL Sardinia. 2 private rentals stunning architecture, secluded beach. 6 bedrms / 4 bedrms respectively. www.sardinia-on-the-beach.com
BEAUTIFUL RIPERTOLI, family owned luxurious farmhouse in own 40-acre estate 15 miles S of Florence has a few weeks availableApril/May/Sept/Oct 2014 inc. Easter- but check website! PLUS, 2015 early birds will pay 2014 rates if booked by 31 January. Excellent local cook available.
RIVIERA: France/Italy border Breathtaking, uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean. Romantic, spacious 2/3-bedroom flat with own huge garden. Parking. Menton and beaches 5 mins.
TUSCANY near LUCCA. Unique hamlet restored by a sculptor offers various s/c accom sleeping from 2 to 8. The ambience inspires, the place is beautiful, the views outstanding. Pool. Also ideal for groups (18 bedrooms). SPECIAL COURSES: Portrait Sculpture: April 25 to May 4 Creative Writing Course: Sept. 13 to 20
Tel: +39 0584 951 230.
VENICE NR ARSENAL. Spacious sunny flat 15th cent palace, overlooks garden/canal, 2 dbl bed 2 bath, £500 pw Nov – Feb: then £850 pw.
ROME – Newly renovated apartment on top floor of unique familly villa Set in landscaped park, near Colosseum. Sleeps four/ten. Large airy rooms, three terraces. Stunning views over St Peter’s, the Palatine, the Aventine, Caracalla and St John Lateran. Maid service and driver available. Private parking. Additional spacious areas available on main floor for seminars/entertaining. From £1,200 per week.
VENICE CENTRAL. Tranquil, sunny apartment. Wonderful canalside location. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms.
Tel: 020 7701 7540 or www.venicecanalsideapartment.co.uk
VENICE: s/c apartments in newly restored 15th century palazzetto. Sunny canal views. Sleeps 2/4. Canoe available.
Tel. Owner: +43 1712 5091.
ITALIAN ENCOUNTERS. Select choice of special places for discerning people on the Tuscany Umbria borders.
TUSCANY/UMBRIA border. Centuries old farmhouse villa – our utterly private, spacious & loved home. Sleeps 10. Salt filtered pool. Restorative vibes. Views. Culture. Everything.
Only 1 week left of 2014!
LUXURY VILLAS IN TUSCANY. A beautiful portfolio of handpicked
villas: Chianti, Maremma and Val d’Orcia. Staff/cooks available.
Tel: 01242 787800.
BEAUTIFUL TUSCAN VILLAGE HOUSE between Florence and Pisa, four bedrooms, two bathrooms and terrace with stunning views. Sleeps 6-7. Prices from €600 per week.
www.homeaway.co.uk (key 826072)
TUSCAN/UMBRIAN BORDER Hill top house in 11 acres. Looks amazing on the website. Even better in real life.
Check it out: www.myhomeinumbria.com
I just wanted to let you know that some guests have just arrived and I showed them into our 2 bedroom penthouse suite (which they loved !). They are here for two weeks and it’s obviously a substantial booking for us at this time of year. They told me they spotted our recent advert in The Spectator. Also here are repeat Spectator guests from last year – so that’s really encouraging!
Anniska & Liakoto
Kardamyli August 2012
ASTURIAS, XVII c house in spectacular Nature Park with a Roman road in a leafy province with superb cider. 6 bedrooms, 6 bath. Orchard. Swimming pond. 45 min from Atlantic beaches, 60 from Oviedo Airport. Avail. July/August. Wi-Fi. Great treks. Writer’s paradise.
ISLAND of SKOPELOS
Villa for rent at water’s edge of sheltered cove. Sleeps six.
UNDISCOVERED MAINLAND: Kardamyli. Self-catering seafront hotel apartments with stunning mountain /sea views. Excellent walking, swimming in crystal clear waters. Direct Easyjet flights – one hour from airport. Tel: +30 27210 73601. www.anniska-liakoto.com
AEGEAN - Stay in our 53rd floor Sky Penthouse, The RIVER Condominium – a world class icon of waterfront living – next to the Peninsula & opposite the Shangri-la hotels.
ALGARVE - the garden of Europe, the year round destination for sun, sea, sports & birdlife. Quality Vale do Lobo villa for 4. Nr. beach. Free Tennis & pool. Discounts on golf. Large private balcony, sea views.
Tel/fax: 01935 891241.
TAILOR-MADE SAFARIS. 5* lodges & camps in Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana by safari specialists.
Tel: 01242 787800.
DELHI without hotels. Try en famille Tikli Bottom – airport 45 minutes. Farming, fresh air, walks and hills, peace and quiet. 4 couples in luxury. Book early – we are getting better known.
TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAYS TO INDIA & SE Asia. Cultural, wildlife and beach retreats in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and India.
Tel: 01242 787800.
TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAYSto Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina & Brazil by luxury travel specialists.
Tel: 01242 787800.
SPECIALIST HOLIDAYS – Morocco
CULTURAL WALKING TOURS Walking: Kerala, the Western Ghats Flowers & Festivals in Bhutan. Caucasus & Early Churches in ARMENIA & GEORGIA OPERA: Aix, La Scala, Stockholm.
Tel: 01225 436 115 for a brochure
STONE AGE, Ancient Egyptian, Roman, Medieval, Tudor items for sale – mainly from old collections. Also meteorites, fossils, including of dinosaurs. Includes many educational items for young people. Dealer in antiquities since 1956. Mail order lists on request.
Tel: 01590 677663.
THINKING OF MOVING??? We buy mainly housefuls of books; we thin existing collections and clear deceaseds libraries. History, Art, Architecture, Travel, other subjects. Prompt payment; no commission or charges.
ROTHWELL & DUNWORTH. Tel: 01398 323169.
OUT-OF-PRINT BOOKS FOUND. Free search. No obligation to purchase.
Tel: 01376 562334, Email: email@example.com
WANTED TO BUY Philosophy & Social Science or any Academic Books. Fair prices paid – will travel to view/buy. O’Donoghue Books, Hay-onWye .
Tel: 01497 821 153 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WANTED Autograph letters, books, signed photographs, interesting memorabilia. I have clients worldwide, eager to purchase quality material. Auction prices paid with immediate cash payment. Daniel G Andrews
Tel: 0130 526 1969
Dealing in autographs for over 40 years.
ARCHIVES, DOCUMENTS, albums, autograph letters, photographs, memorabilia, old books, postcards, etc. Will collect.
Tel: 0208 994 2258
The Temenos Academy Foundation Course in the Perennial Philosophy
A one year part-time diploma course introducing our spiritual heritage through engagement with key texts of metaphysics, the visionary imagination and mysticism.
Email: : email@example.com
ACRES FARM Club fenders. Made to measure in Brass, Steel or Wood. Brochure and price list available on request or via download.
Tel: 0118 974 4305
FOR THE SUCCESSFUL ALPHAMALE: Bright, green-eyed beauty, successful, cheerful, delightful (in her young 40’s) seeks successful, alpha-male (40’s-50’s) for love, laughter, romance, and lasting relationship.
Reply with bio/photo in confidence:
ARE YOU MALE & SINGLE? Accomplished, genuine with a sense of fun, intrigued by life, it’s opportunities? Aged 50-60, passion for travel, life and love with a propensity towards radiant, feminine shapely brunettes? If so, this lovely educated, fun-loving London-based woman seeks genuine man for committed relationship. Complimentary introduction.
Details to Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
DATING 4 GROWN UPS Private client consultations & dating introductions for the over 40′s. Please Tel. David who is ‘Matchmaker Extraordinary’. London/ South East.
Tel: 01728 635064 – 07986 213120
HARRY FANE wishes to purchase vintage clocks, CARTIER cigarette cases, powder boxes, desk accessories, photo frames, jewellery, etc. “Be sure of getting the best price.”
Please contact: Tel: 020-7930 8606 Fax: 020-7839 5834
GARDINERS SOLICITORS. Domestic & Commercial Conveyancing.
Tel: Paul Gardiner, 020 7603 7245.
Not Just Divorcing Gracefully….
28-29 Great Sutton Street London EC1V 0DS – London and Brighton
Email: email@example.com – Tel: 020 7490 9656
Solving Difficult Problems Effectively.
HAMILTON DOWNING QUINN SOLICITORS
London and Singapore.
40/41 Museum Street, London WC1A 1LT.
Company, Employment, Private Client, Litigation, Property, Divorce.
Contact: W L Eddlestone
Telephone: 020 7831 8939
OLD PERSIAN RUGS. Not a shop, just a shed, telephone first. Shabby chic. DESMOND NORTH, East Peckham, Kent.
Tel: 01622 871353.
ARTS-MAD BLONDE, 52, professional, London-based, seeks sophisticated male chum for relationship. Age 50 to early 60s; 5’10″ plus.
ROOFING COMPANY undertakes all aspects of roofing and lead work.
Call Michael, 07881 803215.
Relax, I’ll Write It For You! You’re due to speak / present at a wedding / event. Don’t worry – call Lawrence on 020 8245 8999 or check www.greatspeechwriting.co.uk
WELL-ESTABLISHED, slightly difficult author/actor requires highly organised and skilled PA for personal and office support for immediate start to fill a part-time or full-time role.
FORMER CITY PA, Spectator reader, available on part-time and occasional basis. Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells area. Excellent references available.
PROPERTY FOR SALE – UK
CHALKE VALLEY near Salisbury. Pretty two-bed thatched cottage, bolt hole, writer’s dream, remote, quiet; pub 100 yards. £330,000. Not at its best in February but cosy and DRY.
Come and see!
PROPERTY FOR SALE – France
LOT et GARONNE. Beautiful traditional farmhouse, 30 mins from Bergerac airport. Delightful family holiday home, with many original features and spacious grounds. Five bedroom house, owned and loved for 25 years will accommodate large family plus guests. In need of some modernisation. Reluctantly selling due to changed family circumstances. Ideal investment for a family who love France and want a logterm holiday home for €225,000.
IN THE HEART OF CATHAR COUNTRY, beautifully restored secluded 19th century house in Château domaine, set in 1 acre of land, with avenue of 150-year-old Plane trees and nearby stream. 4 bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen, 2 bathrooms, office, utility room, double garage. 1 hr from Pyrenees and ski slopes, 1 hr from Mediterranean, 1 hr Toulouse, 1.5 hrs Spain. Mediaeval village and shopping facilities 1 km. 20 mins Carcassonne Airport. Price: 295,000 euros.
Contact: Sarah Murphy: +336 2595 3874 or
PROPERTY FOR SALE/RENT – France
AVEYRON. Charming mediaeval farmhouse, sympathetically restored. Beautiful, tranquil surroundings. 4 beds/3 baths. £245,000 o.n.o.
PROPERTY TO LET – France
TANGIER: quaint two-bedroom, two bathroom cottage in leafy garden for long-term let. Quiet rural village 14km from town centre, overlooking Atlantic. £750 pcm. Gardener included.
The Spectator Classifieds Enquiries to: Paul Bentley
Tel: +44 (0)20 7961 0090