‘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
BANFFSHIRE. Lovely fishing lodge available off season Jan to May. Sleeps 13, 5 baths. More home than lodge. Location Location Location
Tel: 07850 179403
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 / 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
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.
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.
2013 another sell-out season for La Dogana – largely thanks to the Speccie.
V. best wishes
Mark T. 19 September 2013
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 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.
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 . . .
JOHN HALL ITALIAN JOURNEYS – 2015 TOURS
We combine privileged access to private palaces and collections, culture and conviviality in beautiful surroundings.
VENICE FOR PLEASURE
Sunday 15th March – Saturday 21nd March 2015
SECRET ITALY – The Marches – A Country Tour
Sunday 10th May – Sunday 17th May 2015
ROME: PALACES AND VILLAS OF THE ETERNAL CITY – A Private View
Thursday 15th October – Wednesday 21st October 2015
John Hall Italian Journeys
Tel: +44(0)208 871 4747
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
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!
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: www.ownersdirect.co.uk property GR4342
Contact direct: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. www.anniska-liakoto.com
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: www.madeinafricatours.com
TAILOR-MADE SAFARIS. 5* lodges & camps in Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana by safari specialists.
Tel: 01242 787800.
PRIVATE HOUSE – PLETTENBERG BAY SOUTH AFRICA – FEB 2015
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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
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.
ROTHWELL & DUNWORTH.
Tel: 01398 323169.
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.
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
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 flowerarranging and wreath-making classes. Party flowers for fun 21st birthdays, weddings and Christmas events.
Tel: 07523 055579
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
PENILE catherisation – or Male Genital mutilation? A life-long sentence to pain and disability? Experiences and opinions welcomed.
Please Email: Farsight.email@example.com
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
LOOKING FOR A HUSBAND, tall, mid-thirties to mid-fifties, London based.
NEW SUPPER CLUB single men 50′s +60′s only needed to join fun events in Chelsea + Mayfair.
Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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: 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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
Relentless Prosecutor of the Italian Mafia
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
SEEKING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
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.
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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 – 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.
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.
PROPERTY TO LET
UK – London
Marylebone, London Brand new garden studio sleeps up to 4 people. Includes sofabed linen, towels, daily maid service and wifi. From £107 per night.
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