‘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



DEVON – DARTMORE EDGE. Romantic thatched cottage in secluded valley.


HEREFORDSHIRE/WELSH BORDER Farm cottages for couples and families. Mansion houses for large groups. 4* – 5* accommodation for 2 – 32 pax.


CHARMING COTTAGE IN picturesque downland village in South Oxfordshire Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 2 double bedrooms, one with adjoining 3rd bedroom/study. Secluded position in private grounds with excellent local walking and riding. 20 minutes to M4 or London Paddington trains, so ideal weekend/holiday retreat or family base for Glos/Berks/Oxon/Wilts boarding schools. Fully furnished, housekeeping service if required. Possible horse/pony livery. £1000 pcm.
Tel Sarah: 07747808250


DYLAN THOMAS’ LAUGHARNE SLuxury villa, Castle and sea views. Sleeps 8 in en-suite comfort.


Dear Paul

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.

Best wishes

Ruth W.

SW FRANCE – Stylish 17th Century manoir set in 100 acres of vineyards and pasture. An ideal retreat or entertaining family and friends. Sleeps 14.

RAMATUELLE NR ST TROPEZ and sea. Country house, pool, garden secluded in vineyards. Sleeps 8. Serviced. Weeks available May through July.
Phone: 07775 570021

HOLIDAY HOMES FRANCE:Provence: Escape secluded farmhouse, large grounds/woods, heated pool, endless walks from front door, t-tennis, tennis and golf nearby. Free except July
Tel: 07798 896076

SOUTH OF FRANCE VILLA for rent Lorgues, 1 hr Nice sleeps 8, 4 beds 3 1/2 baths, pool, availability in July, August, Sept. All details
Tel: 01367 252749

BEAUTIFUL GARDEN APARTMENT. Les Haneaux Propriano, Corsica.
Tel: 0033 495258663.

NEAR ST EMILION. Idyllic, comfortable farmhouse sleeps 9 in 4 bedrooms. Large pool and garden with uninterrupted views across vineyards. Bordeaux or Bergerac airports 55mins.

NEAR AIX EN PROVENCE, 18th century farmhouse in hilltop village, sleeps 10, amazing pool in large mature gardens
Tel: 0033619026113

SOUTH LUBERON, PROVENCE: Stunning Mas with large heated pool, 12 acres of grounds,
nr Aix en P. Fantastic walking/cycling direct from the house. Baby-sitting and cooking avail.
Tel; 07905 887491.
Email to:

PROVENCE, ST REMY. Beautifully refurbished house with stunning, panoramic Alpilles views. Sleeps six. Private pool. Available through 2015.
Tel: 020 7352 7555 or 07836 722957.

PROVENCE / CÔTE D’AZUR. Family house, sleeps 10 in five bedrooms. Stunning secluded location. Village (Collbrières) 2km, Toulon 40km, Nice airport 130km.Pool, barbecue and outside kitchen, boules court. Availability throughout year.
Tel: 07850 208304

CHÂTEAU DE LA 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

BOULOGNE-SUR-MER lovely tiny flats great for W/E of French life and shopping.
Email to:

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

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.


Fiona B

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.

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.

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.


Dear Paul

2013 another sell-out season for La Dogana – largely thanks to the Speccie.
V. best wishes

Mark T. 19 September 2013

TUSCAN/UMBRIAN BORDER Hill top house in 11 acres. Looks amazing on the website.
Even better in real life.
Check it out:

ROME & ARGENTARIO, stunning villas and apartments. Available for weekly rentals.

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. s/c apartments in newly restored 15th century palazzetto. Sunny canal views. Sleeps 2/4. Canoe available.
Tel. Owner: +43 1712 5091.

VENICE CENTRAL. Tranquil, sunny apartment. Wonderful canalside location.
Two bedrooms, two bathrooms.
Tel: 020 7701 7540 or

VENICE NEAR ARSENAL, spacious, sunny flat, 15th century palace, overlooks courtyard garden. 2 dbl bedrooms, 2 bath, modern kitchen. £1,000 p.w; or £200 per night, minimum 3 nights.

PORTO RAFAEL SARDINIA. 2 private rentals stunning architecture & gardens, secluded beach. Kitesurfing, windsurfing and sailing nearby.

EASTER, SUMMER IN TUSCANY Lunigiana. Hillside Casa, stunning peak views from house, near skiing and beach. Jacuzzi & open fires sleeps 6.
Discount Booking £800 7days (normal price £1100pw)

TUSCANY, FIVIZZANO. Farmhouse, sleeps 4 – 6. Pool and piano.
Quiet location, but town 5 minutes away.
Contact owner direct: Tel: +852 2857 9663.

ITALIAN PALAZZO, near Rome, beautiful landscaped gardens, infinity swimming pool, tennis court, full time cook & 2 maids. May to Oct, sleeps 12 to 16.
Tel: 02079319995.

HISTORIC VILLA TUSCANY between Florence and Siena in Machiavelli/Guicciardini country,with 2 apts, one for 8 one for 4 people for short/medium term holiday/sabatical rents.

RIVIERA: Breathtaking views.
Romantic, 2/3-bedroom garden flat. Menton 5 mins.

TUSCANY BY THE SEA, Monte Argentario, charming villa sleeps 11 with large gardens and pool.

TUSCANY NEAR LUCCA. Uniqueg 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).
Tel.+39 0584 951 230.

ITALIAN ENCOUNTERS. Select choice of special places for discerning people on the Tuscany Umbria borders.

FLORENCE CENTRE Well appointed cottage in secluded garden,
sleeps two. £1000 per week.
Tel: 39 335217113

LAKE COMO. Stunning location between Bellagio and Lezzeno. Sleeps 11 in 5 bedrooms. On lake with private harbour, jetty and beach.
Tel: 07801 334 832

FLORENCE, TUSCANY. In the Very heart of the Chianti area, just 10 minutes drive from Florence you can find Villa Poggio Secco. 3 bed, 2 bath, air-con, WiFi, underfloor heating and a large garden. Sleeps between 2/8 people.

TUSCANY/UMBRIA border. Centuries old farmhouse villa – our utterly private, spacious & loved home. Sleeps 10. Salt filtered pool. Restorative vibes. Views. Culture. Everything . . .

We combine privileged access to private palaces and collections, culture and conviviality in beautiful surroundings.
Sunday 15th March – Saturday 21nd March 2015
SECRET ITALY – The Marches – A Country Tour
Sunday 10th May – Sunday 17th May 2015
Thursday 15th October – Wednesday 21st October 2015
John Hall Italian Journeys
Tel: +44(0)208 871 4747

TUSCAN VILLA Spring, Summer, Autumn. Spacious, panoramic views, nearby golf. Sleeps 8-10.
Tel: 0207 831 9582 Fax: 0207 405 6046

LUXURY VILLAS IN TUSCANY A beautiful portfolio of handpicked villas: Chianti, Maremma and Val d’Orcia. Staff/cooks available.
Tel: 01242 787800.

TUSCAN VILLA Spacious, panoramic views, nearby golf. Sleeps 8-10.
Tel: 0207 831 9582 Fax: 0207 405 6046


PORTO RAFAEL SARDINIA. 2 private rentals stunning architecture & gardens, secluded beach. Kitesurfing, windsurfing and sailing nearby.


TUSCANY. One week painting course in magnificent private house near Siena. May/June availability. Special offer for non-painting partners.


MOUNTAINS OF ANDALUCIA IMPOSING VILLAGE HOUSE Ideal purchase for a company to use as a retreat for its employees. Hiking, mountaineering, canyoning, birdwatching, swimming, 4×4 trails, yet centrally located only one hour from several airports and the coast. 8 ensuites, separate bar, restaurant Euros 1.300.000.
Also for sale: owner’s nearby riverside property, pebble beach and large pool.

MALLORCA – STUNNING FINCA Hosted accommodation, perfect location for cycling, walking and exploring. Tranquil setting for writing and painting. Breakfast included. Home-cooked meals/picnic as requested.



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!

Warmest wishes,
Geraldine Paliatseas
Anniska & Liakoto
Kardamyli August 2012

BEAUTIFUL HOUSE IN GREECE Beautiful house to let this winter in Koroni S Peloponnese. Greece, sleeps 5, £500 pcm ex heating.
Images and details on: property GR4342
Contact direct: or
Tel. +44 (0) 20 7691 1292 / +44 (0) 7811 532 905

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.

GORGEOUS STONE VILLA Corfu Beautifully designed, built and equipped. With A/C, pool and great views. N.E. Corfu, overlooking San Stephanos. Sleeps 8. A few weeks still left.


VIENNA CITY OF MUSIC Attractive, newly renovated flat in romantic, leafy Biedermeier cloister, view over two courtyards, heart of the old town. Spacious, sunny; third floor (with lift) sleeps three persons. Special atmosphere of typically Viennese elegant cosiness and warmth. Comfortable furniture, books, chintzes . . . Balls . . . Carnival.
Tel/owner (0043) 1 712 5091 Fax: (0043) 1 715 4291


LES DIABLERETS, nr Villars/Gstaad. Luxury Family Chalet, Sleeps 10/12. Ski in/out.
From £1,800 p.w.


SEVILLA. Semana Santa or other times? Quiet duplex to rent. 2 Dbl beds with en suite baths.
2 Terraces. 5 Mins walk from Cathedral.
Contact: 07971-410838


RED SAVANNAH Luxury Villas
Tel: 01242 787800


MADE IN AFRICA Tours & Safaris are dedicated to offering you a choice of the best tours, safaris and lodge accommodation throughout Southern Africa. Our experienced team of Africa based safari consultants are your best option when booking your dream African Safari. We only offer Safaris to Ebola free areas.
or visit the website:

TAILOR-MADE SAFARIS. 5* lodges & camps in Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana by safari specialists.
Tel: 01242 787800.


3 Mile long beach – 2 Minutes away – Large gardens – 4 Large suites additional garden – Studio lodge – Top privacy & Security – Safaris – Golf – Surfing – Tennis – Deepsea fishing – Montain walks – Double open log fires.


TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAYS TO INDIA & SE Asia. Cultural, wildlife and beach retreats in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and India.
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.


A VILLA IN SERENDIPITY. On a bluff, overlooking a lake, in southern Sri Lanka. Minutes from the Indian Ocean and wafted by fragrant breezes. An escape from winter? A retreat for a writer or an artist? Luxury, comfort and serenity guaranteed.
Mail to:


ARGENTINA. Our farm offers peace, privacy, time to think.Write that book! Riding, swimming, birdwatching, blue skies, photography, endless horizonsand much more. Open October to April.

TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAYS to Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina & Brazil by luxury travel specialists.
Tel: 01242 787800.


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


RED SAVANNAH Authentic Safaris
Tel: 01242 787800


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



PROF GENT, 50 and Spectator reader. Easy to get along with. I am looking for a room /ensuite if possible for Monday and Tuesday nights only. Easy access to Canary Wharf by Underground important. From November 2014 at least to end February 2015. No meals required.
Tel: 07767671578


HELP NEEDED: Musician Seeks Flat ASAP One bedroom pref. Recovering from illness, so can pay housing benefit.
Tel: 07793 494841.

CIRCUIT JUDGE SEEKS congenial accommodation, ideally self-contained, in/near Reading, Mon-Thurs only.


RP Commission a portrait from the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
Gift vouchers available

GALLERY JKL Modern & Contemporary French Art
Experience the Emotion – Own the Experience
Tel: +44 (0)7739 596826


PICK A FIGHT Twelve Great British battles from Hastings
to The Falklands Audio Books on CD – ideal presents


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.
Tel: 01398 323169.


NEW BOOK GROUP starting in March. Two Crouch End journalists tired of reading (and writing) journalese would like to set up a book group to read well-written, contemporary novels.
Please email us on:


OUT-OF-PRINT BOOKS FOUND. Free search. No obligation to purchase.
Tel: 01376 562334


MIDDLE EAST BUYER wishes to discreetly acquire a European Old Masters Collection. Principals only.


ESCAPE FROM EXCEL! Running your business on spreadsheets? Let Philip help you switch to Filemaker, a simple, powerful, flexible database system. Perfect for small businesses, not expensive, a joy to use.

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.
Call Michael,
Tel: 07881 803215.


ARCHIVES, DOCUMENTS, albums, autograph letters, photographs, memorabilia, old books, postcards, etc. Will collect.
Tel: 0208 994 2258


COOKERY CLASSES – PRIVATE AND COPORATE EVENTS Perfect team building activities Hens, stags, birthdays…all groups welcome. Great alternative Christmas meal. Fun, lively, informative classes full of useful tips and advice. Completely hands on, you cook it then eat it! World cuisine including Eastern Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavours. Various venues around London and Essex
Tel: Hulya – 07590 526309


FORMAN & FIELD The Best of British food.
or call: 0203 6015464 for a copy of our fabulous new copy


DAISY DOODLE DANDY Private flower-arranging and wreath-making classes. Party flowers for fun 21st birthdays, weddings and Christmas events.
Tel: 07523 055579


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


PENILE catherisation – or Male Genital mutilation? A life-long sentence to pain and disability? Experiences and opinions welcomed.
Please Email:

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.

RETIRED MILITARY GENTLEMAN offers to safeguard your property over the Winter months in South of France. Modest expenses only.
Tel: 07801 904752.

THE ORIGINAL HOMESITTERS Who will cherish your pets, care for your home, baffle the
burglars and reduce your insurance premium? We stay when your away.
24 hr brochure line. Tel: 01296 630730 or


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


VIBRANT YOUTHFUL LADYWLTM intelligent realistic nonsmoking gentlemen between 57 – 70, grumpy ocassionally ok.
Tel: 07939 682785

SOFT, SWEET, SOPHISTICATEDtall green-eyed blond, successful, divorced with one child. 38, stunning figure, vibrant and unbelievably feminine, sporty, cultured, seeks adorable, accomplished man to 55, London/Oxford with desire to love and be loved, children welcome.
Photo/bio to:

SEEKING SINGLE GENTLEMENtall between 35-65 for introductions with successful, attractive lady members of our London dating agency. COMPLIMENTARY MEMBERSHIP to eligible gentlemen. Call Hayley 07931 743122 for more information.
Email contact details to

BEAUTIFUL, UNDERSTATED, LAWYER This tall, 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.
For a complimentary introduction Contact Sarah at CARPE DIEM.
Tel: 0208 313 0918

ELEGANT BEAUTY, GOOD ALL-ROUNDER, in her young 40s, warm, successful enjoys travel and interiors,seeks successful handsome man 40-55 for liaison and future, London/Cotswold.
Reply inconfidence.

PROFESSIONAL, WELL EDUCATED, divorced ,widowed, single men WHERE ARE YOU? This is a genuine request for you to come forward and meet some of our female clients who prefer not to do internet dating and instead choose a safer way of meeting people. So if interested and between the ages of 55 – 75, call Heather Heber Percy on 020 8994 3500 NO FEE.
Probably the best and most well respected matchmakers in the UK today.

STUNNING TALL GREEN EYED BLOND. Model features, amazing figure, eye catchingly memorable. Warm, soft, romantic nature. Enjoys skiing, travel and more, seeks accomplished, tall, romantic, London/Oxford marriage minded man 40-52 with charisma.
Your bio/photo to:

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

MIDDLY ECCENTRIC ENGLISH window living in S.W of France seeks gentleman to share live, the sun, the wind, the apéros and the like.
Tel: + 33 689894377.

NEW SUPPER CLUB single men 50′s +60′s only needed to join fun events in Chelsea + Mayfair.
Please contact:

ANYONE FOR PUCCINI? Strikingly attractive writer, still in love with London. Blonde and slim. 50. Graduate, cool head, warm heart, adores classical music and opera. Appreciates the arts, quick wit and good wine. Seeks cultured, affectionate chap with lively mind for a passionate loving relationship.
Contact CARPE DIEM for a complimentary introduction.
Tel: 0208 313 0918


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:


Tel: 01489 578867

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


FRENCH BARRISTER with 30 years call will provide a standalone confidential second opinion, in English, on pending French civil or commercial litigation (not criminal), particularly as to merits or otherwise of appeals.

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: – Tel: 020 7490 9656
Solving Difficult Problems Effectively.

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

MEDIA – Digital Magazines

RETIREMENT FORCES SALE of Monaco’s No 1 digital newspaper (English language). Fantastic Monaco lifestyle. Seller can provide ongoing editorial/PR support. POA.
Email Owner:


FADE TO BLACK – THE ALBUM A collection of unforgettable music from iconic TV and Film dramas Featuring 23 Tracks from the very best of Nordic Noir, US Crime Series and Home-Grown Thrillers such as Breaking Bad, Peaky Blinders, True Detective, The Killing and The Fall. With Sleeve Notes By Acclaimed Author Ian Rankin.
Available to Purchase From Amazon Now.


OLD PERSIAN RUGS. Not a shop, just a shed, telephone first. Shabby chic. DESMOND NORTH, East Peckham, Kent.
Tel: 01622 871353.


WRITER/ACTOR/SINGER seeks sympathetic elderly person in need of housework help and companionship in return for room, use of k & b.
Tel: 079843 33738.
Email Owner:


CIVIL COURAGE PRIZE For steadfast resistance to evil at great personal risk.
The Trustees of The Train Foundation Congratulate
The 2014 Civil Courage Prize Honoree
Nicola Gratteri
Relentless Prosecutor of the Italian Mafia


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:

WANTED: SCINTILLATING SHOVEL. Would suit copywriting youngster with gumption and ambition. Must love language, work like a Trojan. Gloucs/Norfolk ideal. Pain of death NDA applies. Want to dig in? Tell me
Email Owner:


PRIVATE PA/EA AVAILABLE for administative/research work. Highly skilled in project management, shorthand, audio and typewriting and all Microsoft applications. Experienced in travel, events management, arts through to historical research projects. Previous experience HNW clients – wealth management, property, economic consulting, arts. Excellent professional references. Trustworthy, diplomatic, articulate and meticulous work ethic.
Call Elaine on 07931 141213 for quotes.

ENERGETIC OE WITH BLUE CHIP experience in estate management and hospitality sector now available to engage in relevant business opportunities at home or abroad. Strong management and people skills. Seeking fresh challenge.
Please contact:


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


BEEN IN FILMS, OPERA AND TEDX. Done journalism, teaching and corporate coaching. Now running an NGO in Poland, advising a minister and needing a break that pays. A gent and 60. Any suggestions?
Contact Richard at


PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATE in battleground Midlands seat requires PA to run perations, diary and public meetings. Computer savvy and good letter writer. Purple politics preferred. Job requires being in Shropshire and comes with own period cottage until May 7.


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


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


WANTED FOR OCCASIONAL part-time work. Assistant to help with historial research based in London.
Call Paul on 0208 672 2309.



UK – Suffolk

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.


VAL D’ISERE PRIVATE SALE A luxurious interior-designed, four bedroom, four bathroom, 130 m2 duplex in a superb piste-side location. Three balconies, 2 underground parking spaces and ski locker, being sold fully furnished at €1,850,000.
Email the owner:

AN ARTIST’S OR WRITERS DREAM In the hills of the South of France a secluded south- facing converted bergerie offering complete privacy and with panoramic views of the Mediterranean, the Esterel, and the Massif des Maures. 12 acres of terraced and wooded land; 400m private driveway. Accommodation (3,700 sq.ft,): 1,000 sq.ft. living room with open fireplace; 750 sq.ft summer and dining room; study; modern fully fitted kitchen; 5/6 double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms, 2 shower rooms; dressing room; cloakroom. Separate 2 room caretaker’s chalet (with caretaker if wanted) 40 ft. x 20 ft. heated swimming pool; covered poolhouse and BBQ area; boules pitch; 4 garages. Additional 850 sq,ft. room can be converted to separate apartment, work room, games room. Grasse 15 mins; Cannes 30 mins; Nice airport 45 mins. Euro 1 million o.n.o.
Tel: 00 60 17 249 0043; 00 44 7785 340 003

BRITTANY – STUNNING MODERN Town Chateau in landscaped grounds (3/4 acre).
Drawing room, study, dining room. Six bedrooms (3 ensuite), shower room. Swimming pool. Ideal second home. Electric gate & security. 4-car garage. Euros 1,100.000 o.n.o.
Tel: +33 2974 49690 or 07948 880668


ALGARVE. COUNTRY GEM For Sale. Pretty converted Quintinha. Near Loule. Sea and country views. 20 mins Faro airport. 3 Beds. Pool. Garden , Land, Fruit Trees. Furniture and car included. £340k Photos available.

ALTO ALENTEJO. Beautiful Quinta 10 acres. Exclusive Natural Park situation. Modern House, landscaped Garden set in Cork parkland. Unsurpassed views. 15 minutes from Town. Permanent potable Spring Water supply. 4 large double Bedrooms, bathrooms en-suite. Dining Room adjacent Large Kitchen/ Breakfast area. 2 Reception, cloak room, Atrium and large basement garage/storage area. Good Internet connection and good security in a peaceful, private location. £395,000.

ALGARVE, Silves, furnsd stylish Villa +Pool, 2bdrm, 2bthrm, 60m2 grge ideal for extn; 6000m2 orchard, stunning views, trial monthly rent £800, refund if buy at reduced £205.000. Private NO agencies.


MOUNTAINS OF ANDALUCIA IMPOSING VILLAGE HOUSE Ideal purchase for a company to use as a retreat for its employees. Hiking, mountaineering, canyoning, birdwatching, swimming, 4×4 trails, yet centrally located only one hour from several airports and the coast. 8 ensuites, separate bar, restaurant Euros 1.300.000 Also for sale: owner’s nearby riverside
property, pebble beach and large pool



LONDON FLAT SHARE Retired couple’s spacious Central London flat, often unoccupied needs mature flat sharer.
Phone or text: 07798 896076 to discuss.

DEVON – DARTMORE EDGE. Romantic thatched cottage in secluded valley.

Marylebone, London Brand new garden studio sleeps up to 4 people. Includes sofabed linen, towels, daily maid service and wifi. From £99 per night.

UK – Norfolk

NELSON HOUSE, HOLT, NORTH NORFOLK. Grade II listed property of significant historical interest, in the centre of the beautiful Georgian market town, Holt. 1,500 sq ft of accommodation arranged over 3 floors, it was used until recently by a Chartered Surveyor and Auctioneer. Planning permission has been granted for conversion into a 3 bedroom townhouse, as it had been previously. Named after Admiral Nelson, whose uncle owned it – Nelson reputedly stayed there as a boy during his journeys around Norfolk. The property may require some modernisation but much of its charm lies in its original layout and features. It has been many years since the property was last on the market and it’s anticipated there will be considerable interest, in acquiring such an iconic and well known building in Norfolk.

The Spectator Classifieds Enquiries to: Sophie Longhurst

Tel: +44 (0)20 7961 0090


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