‘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
Tel: + 44 (0)2027 225 0359
VIENNA CENTRE. Self catering apt: musician’s country style home in peaceful Biedermeier cloister. Sleeps 2/3.
Tel: 0043 1 712 5091.
BEAUTIFUL, LUXURY TYROLEAN CHALET Unique, secluded 370 year-old traditional chalet, near Kitzbühel. Sleeps 10. Indoor pool. Steam room. Sauna. Grand piano. Staff. Close access to the large Skiwelt area. New to the rental market, thus introductory rates. Available Christmas/New Year/Hahnenkamm downhill.
THE STONE HOUSE. Stunning, and wonderfully wellequipped villa near San Stephanos in N.E. Corfu, with fabulous views. Our much-loved home is available for discerning guests. It is usually fully booked by returning visitors, 3 weeks have become available, including May half-term. 5 double bedrooms (nb max 8 guests please), huge kitchen/dining room and outside terrace, living room, pool etc and resident tortoises, all in immaculate condition. Housekeeper 6 days a week plus gardener.
PAPHOS & POLIS. From £350 week. 1 to 6 bedroom villas and cottages, all with own pool, near sea. Wi-Fi, heated pools, 2 person discounts.
Tel: 020 8440 6219
PAPHOS & POLIS. 2 wheelchair accessible villas with private pool and hoist, wet room and more. Villa Timily and Villa Ampelitis (heated pool).
Tel: 020 8440 6219
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.
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.
CORDES SUR CIEL. Idyllic 18th century holiday cottage. Two bedrooms.
Tel: 01798 342354
A DORDOGNE SUMMER RENTAL. Magical and peaceful home in the Vezere valley. Sleeps 10.
ST TROPEZ. Ramatuelle, country house secluded in vineyards. Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms/baths. 3 acres, garden, pool, serviced, near sea.
Tel: 020 8876 2905
23 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.
BEAUTIFUL HOUSE IN THE DROME with spectacular views up to the mountains of the Ardeche and down across the valley of the Drome. Architect-renovated house with pool and extensive garden. Sleeps 10.
LA NAPOULE. Magnificent villa. 7 AC bedrooms/ bathrooms, heated pool, summer kitchen. Overlooking sea. Available due to cancellation.
Tel: 07710 412223
CHÂTEAU DE LE MOTTE Burgundy/Champagne Border. Lovely moated château sleeps 14 – 17. Hard tennis court, heated pool and fishing in 17 acres with streams, a river and a lake. Golf, watersports, ten minutes. Calais four hours. Tel: 01225 310822
Great work! Just to say that I had one inquiry , following the ad last week, which has become a firm 3-week rental for a family in August. And they sound charming. So it was well worth it. Many thanks.
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
MAKRIGIALOS. SE CRETE. Villa Estia. Stunning 200sqm 4 bed villa (sleeps 10), with own pool, linen and towels. Wi-Fi. Very private. See holiday lettings ref: 137527
Tel: 07971 963797
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.
Another sell-out season for La Dogana – largely thanks to the Speccie.
V. best wishes
VENICE. s/c apartments in newly restored 15th century palazzetto. Sunny canal views. Sleeps 2/4. Canoe available.
Tel. Owner: 00 43 1712 5091.
VENICE CENTRAL. Tranquil, sunny apartment. Wonderful canalside location. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms.
Tel: 020 7701 7540 or www.venicecanalsideapartment.co.uk
ROME CENTRE. S/c apartments in royal villa, sleep 2-4. Beautiful garden, private parking. Tel. Owner: 00 43 1712 5091.
VILLA NEAR ROME. Comfortable villa sleeps 10. Heated pool, tennis, garden. Set in 1500 olive trees.
RIVIERA. Breathtaking Mediterranean views.
Romantic, 2/3-bedroom garden flat. Menton 5 mins.
COUNTRY HOUSE NEAR ROME. Sleeps 16, wonderful garden, swimming pool, tennis, cook, spectacular views.
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TUSCANY/UMBRIA BORDER. Renaissance Italy. Brilliant farmhouse villa – our home. Etruscan/Roman site. Sleeps 10. Pool. Magical views. Therapeutic atmosphere. Amazing feedback.
SICILY, spacious 5 bedroom villa with pool near Taormina. Stunning sea and Etna views. Tel: 07952 578523.
Photogallery at: www.villaama.net
TUSCANY, FIVIZZANO. Farmhouse, sleeps 4 – 8. Pool and piano. Quiet location, town 5 minutes away.
Contact owner direct: Tel: + 852 2857 9663
TUSCANY, RADDA-IN-CHIANTI(4.5kms). Restored stone-built house in quiet hamlet. Peaceful forest views, gorgeous garden and superb pool. Sleeps 8.
Tel: 07855 962 650
FLORENCE, CENTRE. 14 perfectly appointed apartments in mint condition. Sizes range from large (for up to 8 occupants) to one-bedroom. Beautiful historic palazzo. One week and longer.
UMBRIA/TUSCANY. Villa with tennis court and pool. Our beautiful farmhouse sleeps 12 (6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms). Magnificent hillside location near Monterchi. Call us on 01732 762013,
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VILLAS IN TUSCANY AND UMBRIA Small family agency renting their own villas and their neighbours’ in and around the Niccone Valley for more than 30 years. All with private pools, from 1 bedroom cottages to 6 bedroom villas. www.tuscanyumbria.com
MALLORCA. Fine finca near Arta. 3 bedroom farmhouse set in 2 acres with own pool, just 45 minutes from Palma airport.
SUN SEA AND OPERA. Stay in a luxury villa in South Sri Lanka and learn to sing opera 18-25 March 2017.
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We booked a five week insertion for our advertisement in the Spectator to let our Chelsea apartment. Two weeks later we had a really perfect tenant.
A remarkable response – thanks to the Spectator.
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Holiday let house in the middle of the UK.
Goosey near the White Horse Hill, available all year round.
Great for family/friends get together.
Please ring: 07881 822415 with any questions.
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Tel: 07770 921341.
THE NARE HOTEL.
Stunning sea views from Cornwall’s most comfortable hotel with luxurious rooms, two restaurants, heated indoor and outdoor pools and a beautiful beach. Door to door chauffeur service, preferential train fares from London and courtesy car from the station or airport. Tel: 01872 501111 www.narehotel.co.uk
GUYERS HOUSE HOTEL Lovely friendly country house hotel in Wiltshire. 8 miles from Bath. Surrounded by glorious gardens. Wonderful cooking. Privately owned. Pretty stone villages of Corsham, Laycock, Castle Combe nearby. Croquet and tennis. Lots to see nothing to do. Eat drink and be merry.
Tel: 01249 713399
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For Sale – UK: Bath
REGENCY BATH VILLA to let. Beautifully restored detached house, situated on lower Bathwick slopes of Sydney Buildings, 7 minute walk to Bath Spa station. Panoramic views of city and Abbey. Large West-facing walled garden unusual for houses so central. Period features. 5 Bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, modern family kitchen, 4 bathrooms, 2 utility rooms, 3 WCs. Includes separate 2-floor annex. £4,500pcm.
All enquiries; Tel: 07843 800856.
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