‘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
WALKING HOLIDAYS – BRACKENBURY’S BRITAIN offers cultural and walking escapes in small informal groups for those seeking a luxury break. Exclusive holidays range from walks in glorious English countryside to unique cultural and heritage experiences guided by experts.
Tel: 0115 9401338
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, CUCURON Rental of fabulous privately owned house with heated pool in the South Luberon. Marseille airport 45 mins. Late avail due to cancellation – 30th August to 6th Sept
Tel: 07854 048029
CHAMBRES D’HOTES, S Normandy Very pretty Farm Cottage set in private grounds of 10 hectares. Situated 40mins east of Le Mont St Michel. Full board available.
For info/photos please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Tel: 0033233516968 evenings
LUXURY VILLAS IN PROVENCE A beautiful portfolio of handpicked villas, all perfectly positioned, pools, staff & cooks available.
Tel: 01242 787800.
CHINON, Val de Loire. Clos des Capucins, Alastair Sawday listed, sleeps 10, 4 bathrooms; each room with spectacular views of the Château de Chinon and river Vienne. 4 mins walk to town centre.
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.
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.
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.
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 – Homesitters
BEAUTIFUL RURAL SETTING South West France. Housesitters required from mid Oct-March or longer To care for cat, chickens and 2 Vietnamese pigs. Own 2 bedroom house, bills +wifi paid. Owner comes and goes in main house.
Tel 07774 691764 or 01485 518397
2013 another sell-out season for La Dogana – largely thanks to the Speccie.
V. best wishes
Mark T. 19 September 2013
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.
TUSCANY near LUCCA. Unique hamlet restored by a sculptor offers various s/c accommadation sleeping from 2 to 8. The ambience inspires, the place is beautiful, the views outstanding. Pool. Also ideal for groups (18 bedrooms).
SPECIAL COURSE: Creative Writing Course: Sept. 13 to 20
Tel: +39 0584 951 230.
LUXURY VILLAS IN TUSCANY A beautiful portfolio of handpicked villas: Chianti, Maremma and Val d’Orcia. Staff/cooks available.
Tel: 01242 787800.
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
ITALY – Painting Courses
TUSCANY. One week painting course at Arniano, a magnificent private home near Montalcino. 6-13 September last minute availability: £1,200 p.p. For details
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
VILLA SELINA Fully-serviced accommodation sleeps 10, uniquely well equipped and located in a large, private garden with easy access to the sea. Booking for 2015 / 2016
Tel: 020 7961 6220 or 07785 326 164
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
NEW HAMPSHIRE lake house Cottage sleeps 6, private beach, canoe, kayaks, bikes. Rent by week/month, August 1 – October 15 2014.
Email: Bordulac@yahoo.com for details.
BALMAIN SYDNEY, beautiful cottage, 2 bedrms sleeps 4, s/c, all facs & linen. Close village shops, 10 min ferry to City.
TAILOR-MADE SAFARIS. 5* lodges & camps in Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana by safari specialists.
Tel: 01242 787800.
SOMERSET WEST – 30 min from CAPE TOWN. Stunning property at the foot of the Helderberg Mountains. Ideal for a large family, sleeps 10+. Close to Stellenbosch – wine estates, championship golf courses and beautiful beaches.
For photos/info see:
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Recce Tour: THE RAJASTHAN
INTERNATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL
more affectionately known as RIFF
consists of a grand ceremonial parade
followed by three days of inspirational
music-making staged against the
breathtaking backdrop of the
Mehrangarh Fort. The Fort commands
the surrounding desert landscape which
looks down upon the blue roofs of the
city and opulent palaces, what could be
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Dates: 5th – 14th October 2014.
Call 0207 978 0508.
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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
FEMALE FINE ART STUDENT (56) attending college in London seeking accommodation: Oct 2014-May 2015. Exchange of my house in Collioure (SW France).
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
QUALIFIED ACCOUNTANT of Chinese origin with a Masters in Finance. Looking for a challenge to utilise her skills and experience. UK passport. Fluent in English and Chinese. Worked successfully in both industry and professional practice. Excellent references. Mid 30’s. Able to travel.
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
ROOFING COMPANY undertakes all aspects of roofing and lead work.
Tel: 07881 803215.
ARCHIVES, DOCUMENTS, albums, autograph letters, photographs, memorabilia, old books, postcards, etc. Will collect.
Tel: 0208 994 2258
Let your Apple(s) blossom!
iPhone – iPad – Mac
(and all other lesser known members of the Apple orchard)
iTeach • iGuide • iInstall • iFix (booh).
Based London, but will travel.
Anywhere. Learn – and enjoy it!
Excellent references available.
Tel: 07973 269654
PROBLEM-SOLVING AND RECONCILIATION
End disagreements with peace and goodwill, not at court!
Fast, inexpensive, stress-free and confidential service
Contact Miller’s Mediation
Tel: 07919 154924
STYLE NEVER GOES OUT OF FASHION
COBRA & BELLAMY
make affordable, classically designed watches, conveying timeless elegance. Pictured is the new addition to the range the Ultra Slim Sennen available in Stainless Steel at £139. 21 Carat or Rose Gold Plated at £159. The Sennen is the new favourite of Sienna Miller. She says, “Cobra & Bellamy watches are classic, beautiful and affordable, I love all of them”. To see the full range of Cobra & Bellamy Watches visit
or call 01736 732112
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
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
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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.
RETIRED AUTHOR of three challenging books and a UKIP supporter seeks lady collaborator for a new book on the problems of our times.
If interested, phone: 01923 252906.
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
SPANISH LECTURER, offers general Spanish & Spanish for business courses. All levels welcome! Italian lessons also available on request. Please call Marie-Carmen Falcon on 07543 327441 or
PROPERTY FOR SALE – UK
Isle of Wight
Gurnard, ISLE of WIGHT. Magic beachside house, Architectural gem showcasing special Solent views open plan living, parent’s retreat with ensuite, triple bunk kids’ cabin, double guest room, wet room and secluded garden with matching shed. Low maintenance, lock-up and go with excellent holiday lettings. 15 minutes walk to Cowes 2.5 hours by fast ferry and train to Waterloo.
Please call owner on 07711 183418 for full particulars and price.
PROPERTY FOR SALE – UK
Suffolk Unusual group of 3 cottages and farm buildings in 54 acres 30 mins Suffolk Heritage Coast. Wildlife haven. Offers in excess of £1:2m.
CHARMING, L-shaped 4 bedroom cottage. In need of some tlc. 1/2 acre garden. Quiet, near to beaches, nature reserve, Hickling Broad. £400k o.n.o.
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE: M1 Jt 16. Euston 1 hour. Central village location (excellent amenities) extended stone cottage 15 rooms including ‘granny annexe’, attractive walled garden. OIR £625k.
PROPERTY FOR SALE – Scotland
MORAY FIRTH near Lossiemouth. Quality 2 bedroom flat immediately adjacent to scenic golf course; spectacular cliff scenery, marina and beaches nearby. OIR £135k.
PROPERTY FOR SALE – France
BUILDING PLOT, LOT, SW FRANCE – 6680m2 plot with permission for 1 or 2 houses, walnut orchard, beautiful views to Dordogne Gorge. £38K.
Tel: 01747 830720.
ARTISTS FARMHOUSE On edge of peaceful hamlet. Renovated, beautiful and unspoilt. 4/6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pool. Set in almost a hectare of gardens, orchard, barns and fields.£300,000.
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PROPERTY FOR SALE – Portugal
ALENTEJO. A farm with two homes; a 5-bed house and a 3-bed traditional farm cottage. Nestled in its own private valley with stunning views. 20h of land. £250,000.
PROPERTY TO LET – UK: Somerset
SOMERSET BARN CONVERSION edge of beautiful village. 4/5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen with full size aga, v. large living room, quiet, lovely views. 20 mins from Taunton Station (1hr 50 mins from Paddington). Ideal for weekending. Rent £1,490 per month.
The Spectator Classifieds Enquiries to: Paul Bentley
Tel: +44 (0)20 7961 0090