‘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
BIRDSONG AND ROSES! Romantic self-catering cottages in beautiful, secluded Devon valley. Beaches & sailing nearby, grass tennis court & pool. Children & dogs. Welcome bottle of Prosecco on arrival!
Tel: 01803 722398
DEVON – DARTMORE EDGE. Romantic thatched cottage in secluded valley.
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.
COTE D’AZUR. Owing to last-minute cancellation, La Marmotte available for one week or more from Sat 8 August. Sleeps 6 in great comfort. Pool. Attractive garden. Very quiet and private. Wonderful views towards the sea. August £1,800 pw. September £1,500 pw.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org tel: +44 (20) 7225 0359. www.anglofrenchproperties.com
LUBERON, PROVENCE. Luxury 6 bed/6 bath country house with large heated pool. Late summer sun weeks at great rates for 2-12 people. Cooking/babysitting avail.
Email: email@example.com Tel: 07905 887491
LUNGUEDOC. House with pool, tennis court, garden, 400m from Mediterranean, sleeps eight. Availability due to cancellations. July-September.
BOULOGNE-SUR-MER lovely little flats. Great for trysts, shopping & French life. £50 a night, £200 a week. Full kitchens and linen.
DORDOGNE – STUNNING VIEWS Perched high on a rock face in the very heart of the old Dordogne, charming house with large pool and stunning views. Weeks available: 4-11 July, 25 July – 1 August & 15-22 August £2,810 per week or 5-12 September £2,320 Sleeps 8 in air-conditioned comfort.
Tel: 01628 825941
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.
24 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.
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.
2013 another sell-out season for La Dogana – largely thanks to the Speccie.
V. best wishes
Mark T. 19 September 2013
ROME CENTRE. s/c apartments in royal villa, sleep 2-4. Beautiful garden, private parking.
Tel. Owner: +43 1 712 5091.
VENICE. s/c apartments in newly restored 15th century palazzetto. Sunny canal views. Sleeps 2/4. Canoe available.
Tel. Owner: +43 1712 5091.
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
VENICE CENTRAL. Tranquil, sunny apartment. Wonderful canalside location.
Two bedrooms, two bathrooms.
Tel: 020 7701 7540 or www.venicecanalsideapartment.co.uk
TUSCANY/UMBRIA border. Quick – only 3 September weeks left at La Dogana – farmhouse villa in idyllic countryside. Sleeps 10. “Saltwater” pool. SPECIAL DISCOUNT.
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
PAXOS, KEFALONIA, EPIRUS, Kardamyli. Symi. Excellent range of villas, flexible stays, high quality service, specialist knowledge.
Tel: 020 7286 9255
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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: +3027210 73601.
ZAKYNTHOS. Detached three bedroom family home with private pool and close to the beach. August/September availability.
VIENNA CENTRE. Self catering apt: musician’s country style home in peaceful Biedermeier cloister. Sleeps 2/3.
Tel: 0043 1 712 5091.
TRAVEL – GENERAL
NEAR RONDA, ANDALUCIA Ideal for couple, 2bed,2 bath. Beautiful, modern moorish style village house, with large garden & pool. Long or short let……or Sale.
EXPERT-LED CULTURAL TOURS. Peter Sommer Travels: archaeological tours, food tours and family tours in Turkey, Greece and Italy. The specialist for escorted gulet cruises and gulet charters. Tel. 01600 888220.
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.
LOOKING FOR AN autobiography with a difference. Check out Nev Mason’s book ’100%’ at
OUT-OF-PRINT BOOKS FOUND. Free search. No obligation to purchase.
Tel: 01376 562334
TRADECRAFT EXPERTISE sought in relation to exciting new business opportunity.
BYRON’S PLUMBING & HEATING. Building work & repairs, bathroom installation and design. Power flushing. All gas work. Free estimates. No call out charge. Gas Safe Certified. All work guaranteed. London and surrounding areas.
Tel: 0208 715 4558 / 07956 839 093
ARCHIVES, DOCUMENTS, albums, autograph letters, photographs, memorabilia, old books, postcards, etc. Will collect.
Tel: 0208 994 2258
FORMAN & FIELD The Best of British food.
or call: 0203 6015464 for a copy of our fabulous new copy
DOVER FLOWERS Same day delivery. 23 Churton Street, Pimlico, London, SW1V 2LY
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MELROSE SKINCARE 18g Multi-Purpose Skincare stick. Soothes sore dry rough skin & lips. Available only from chemists and supermarket in-house pharmacies. £3.20. Made by Roberts & Sheppey Ltd since 1880.
FLORENCE-BASED FOR 25 YEARS, and Italian partner, would like to look after your property and related services. Practical and conscientious.
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
SLIM, FIT, 60-YR OLD. Retired single solvent cultured male seeks like-minded companion for active golf vacations in sun. Educated discussions, Radio4 (and 3) eg. Good food/wine/hotels etc.
YOUNG WOMAN, ATTRACTIVE, intelligent, MMus graduate, looking for a relationship, children. Based in London.
BEAUTIFUL, UNDERSTATED, LAWYER This lithe, leggy woman is quite stunning. There is an ethereal quality to her that is so appealing. Impossible to imagine this gentle lover of Jane Austen is one of the most respected barristers in the city. She is self deprecating and warm with a brilliant sense of the ridiculous. Add to that her adventurous spirit and prowess on the ski slopes and you have a rather special woman.
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EXCLUSIVE MATCHMAKING for Men, where men are understood and a feminine partner is key. Tel Jill: 0845 226 3189
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EXCLUSIVE MAYFAIRMatchmaking agency is offering eligible, single London-based male readers complimentary open membership. Our lady clients are attractive, educated, fun and fit.
DATING 4 GROWN UPSPrivate client consultations & dating introductions for the over 40′s Please tel. David who is ‘Matchmaker Extraordinary’. London/ South East.
Tel: 01728 635064 – 07986 213120
M.P. LEVENE OF LONDON A UNIQUE PAIR OF CUFFLINKS. Our artist can hand-enamel your favourite pet, car, boat, crest or house onto our silver or gold cufflinks. All we need are colour photographs. Contact us now for the perfect gift. Tel: 020 8416 0096
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.”
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GARDINERS SOLICITORS. Domestic & Commercial Conveyancing.
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Not Just Commercial Property Lawyers….
28-29 Great Sutton Street London EC1V 0DS – London and Brighton
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HAMILTON DOWNING QUINN SOLICITORS
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40/41 Museum Street, London WC1A 1LT.
Company, Employment, Private Client, Litigation, Property, Divorce.
Contact: W L Eddlestone
Tel: 020 7831 8939
YOUNG LADY WITH ILL HEALTH seeks the help of a caring endocrinologist.
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A MEMORIAL CONCERT for Michael Kennedy will be held on 5th October at 7.30pm in the Concert Hall of the Royal Northern College of Music, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD, and will be conducted by Sir Mark Elder and Sir Andrew Davis. It will include a performance of Vaughan Williams’s Serenade to Music. Tickets, price £20 each, can be obtained from the RNCM Box Office. Proceeds from the concert will go to a new Michael Kennedy Memorial Fund which will support RNCM students through bursaries and scholarships.
RNCM Box Office telephone: 0161 907 5555.
OLD PERSIAN RUGS. Not a shop, just a shed, telephone first. Shabby chic. DESMOND NORTH, East Peckham, Kent.
Tel: 01622 871353.
TOP JOURNALIST/WRITER. Wanted Interesting Project – Fat Fee. I seek an experienced business journalist and writer of proven ability who can maintain a strong narrative thread while setting out a complicated financial story. About 20,000 words. Immediate start.
Apply in confidence to: firstname.lastname@example.org
LIVE-IN CARER/COMPANION required for active elderly lady in lovely N Yorks town. Part-time cooking, housekeeping, driving (own car). Must be intelligent, versatile nonsmoker, nursing/caring experience an advantage. S/c accom. Refs essential.
Tel 01439 770800
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
EXTREMELY CHEAP STORAGE,EXTREMELY CHEAP STORAGE, 50% cheaper than London. Dry secure buildings overlooked by main house, 23 miles south of Charing Cross. Many customers from F.C.O. and armed forces.
Tel: 01483 274463.
FORMER SENIOR MILITARY officer, with broad experience, seeks interesting opportunity from estate/family office management to high level security.
HETHERINGTON HATS We are the foremost dealers in vintage black silk top hats and gorgeous vintage grey, our stock is breath- taking. we can fit a top hat to your head precisely whithin minutes, and you can pay for it – interest free – over three years.
Please type ‘Style like nowhere else’ into Google to get the feel of what we could do for you.
GENTLEMAN SEEKS MALE for holidays and friendship.
EXTEND YOUR PORTFOLIO!Benefactors needed to invest substantial amounts in exciting English vineyard project with eminent Master of Wine. Short term returns unlikely but ideal for wealthy wine lovers and bons vivants with CGT issues.
PROPERTY FOR SALE
LA TREPINIE Luxuriously Fully Furnished Villa To Let/For/Sale.
Take advantage of low priced Euro to buy delightful Dordogne/Riberac residence exquisitely furnished 6b/r en suite, 2 hectares woods, gardens, heated pool, air con, sprinklered gdn, alarm syst. P/time gdnr/c/taker willing to stay. Commands £1000 pw peak periods. AS IS: €335.000. Ideal boutique b&b for retiring couple.
Tel: 07527 077035
GUERNSEY OPEN MARKET Very pretty Cottage/House with surprisingly large rooms in sort after St Peirre du Bois. Planning permission to extend. Large field attached with distant sea views, previous owner had a horse. 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 2 reception kitchen. £1,295,000
Enquiries Victoria: 07781 113577
PRETTY, RESTORED FARM house with out buildings in SW France. 50 mins Toulouse Airport 700,000 euros.
PUGLIA PROPERTIES near Ostuni. 30 mins Brindisi Airport. 120k – 700k euros. English Speaking 25 years est. Estate Agent.
Email David: email@example.com
LOVINGLY RESTORED FARM HOUSE, 137m2. Own, private beach. Year round activities. Ski slopes 25 min, golf 45 min. Good access, 50 min from local airport.
www.kivipiste.fi/myytavat-kohteet –> Kiinteistot-Golden Hill.
550,000€. Tel: Paivi Geront +358-45 1122 045.
PROPERTY TO LET
19TH CENTURY STONE HOUSE in Ardèche, long term rental from September. Peaceful, tastefully decorated, private pool, wonderful views, lawns. Forrest hikes at doorstep, wine tasting nearby. 70mn from Lyon Airport. Sleeps 6-8. £1,100 pm + util’s. Link upon request.
The Spectator Classifieds Enquiries to: Tracey Carey
Tel: +44 (0)20 7961 0145