‘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.
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.
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
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.
COUNTRY HOUSE NEAR ROME. Sleeps 16, wonderful garden, swimming pool, tennis, cook, spectacular views.
TUSCAN/UMBRIAN BORDER. Hill top house in 11 acres. Looks amazing on the website. Even better in real life. Check it out:
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,
or visit www.belvederediprato.com
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
TOTAL ECLIPSE TOUR. 14 days Canada/North West USA. August 2017, Small Group, Experienced Tour Operator Brochure & Details.
Tel: +61 7 3221 4788
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.
RURAL IDYL. Immaculate 3 bed cottage to rent close to stunning Stourhead Estate and fashionable Bruton, Somerset. £2,000 p.m.
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
PRIDE OF BRITAIN HOTELS. We’ve selected and approved 50 of the best independently owned luxury hotels and spars around Britain for you to enjoy. Share the luxury by sending someone special a Pride of Britain Gift Voucher.
To order gift vouchers or your free hotel directory call: 0808 278 5079
or visit: www.prideofbritainhotels.com
BATTLEFIELD & MILITARY HISTORY TOURS. Rampart Battlefield Tours offers specialised guided tours to most of the principal theatres of war involving the British Army, the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. All our tours are bespoke; we design them in collaboration with clients. We explain campaigns and battles from both a strategic and tactical point of view. All aspects are covered from the broad historical and political perspective right down to the tactical problems encountered by individual commanders and soldiers on the ground.
TOURS: English Civil War | American War of Independence | Wellington in India | Holland and the Low Countries | Peninsular War | Waterloo | Crimean Campaign 1854-56 | Indian Mutiny | Western Front | Gallipoli | Ireland | Italian Campaign 1943-45 | Normandy. Tel: +44 7775 650217
EXPERT-LED CULTURAL TOURS. Peter Sommer Travels: archaeological tours, food tours and walking tours in Croatia, Greece, Italy and Turkey. The specialist for escorted gulet cruises and gulet charters. Tel. 01600 888220. www.petersommer.com
GULET CRUISE TURKEY. Rent an entire gulet or join other people on board. Visit amazing places, try Ottoman food and deep yourself into history.
THE TRAVEL EXPERTS. Call to discuss any of your travel needs.
The Travel Awards 2016 Winner – Most trusted travel brand.
The Travel Awards 2015 Winner – Best tour operator.
Trusted for more than 45 years.
THE PREMIUM AIRFARE AND LUXURY HOLIDAY EXPERTS
Tel: 0800 280 8920
LUXURIATE AND CHILL OUT. Fully qualified and experienced, English aromatherapist (ITEC reg.) Offers one hour treatments in Lancaster Gate.
Please call Nina on: 07597 485185.
PROFESSIONAL MASSAGE THERAPIES. UK qualified therapist, Swedish, sport, traditional Thai, pregnancy , deep tissue and holistic massage. On site massage.
Call Becky: 0794 3647151
THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF PORTRAIT PAINTERS. Commission a portrait from the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
Gift vouchers available.
THE IDEAL CHRISTMAS PRESENT. “Get On With It” A memoir by Algy Cluff. Foreword by Ian Wilson. Cluff & Sons. 5-8 The Sanctuary, London, SW1P 3JS.
Tel: 020 7887 2631
ENTERTAINERS & ENTREPRENEURS:
YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHY should be
Stylish and engaging. It can be, with the discreet
help of top ghostwriter.
A GREAT READ. The Book lovers’ club. We are an independent book club. Buy what you want, when you want – there’s no commitment! EXTRA 5% off at check out. Quote: SP16SP exp 24/09
Independent | Wide selection | Great prices. Free UK delivery!
OUT-OF-PRINT BOOKS FOUND. Free search. No obligation to purchase.
Tel: 01376 562334
GREEN INK BOOKSELLERS.
Fair prices paid, will travel within UK.
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.
MUSEUM BOOKSTORE. Beautiful art books and exhibition catalogues from the world’s greatest museums.
Tel: 0208 994 2258
DO YOU HAVE second-hand designer handbags, luggage or purses in your wardrobe that you want cash for? To make an enquiry,
please contact Natasha:
Tel: 07515 898793
LUXURY ALL – INCLUSIVE HEALTH HOLIDAYS IN THE BEAUTIFUL COTS WOLDS Cleanse your body and soul and learn about the most effective combination of juicing, raw food and hydro-colonics. Come and relax with us in a nurturing environment, receive the best care and achieve the best results. Choose a retreat to suit you, from weekend to three, five and seven day breaks.
CALL 07973616893 QUOTING SPEC TO RECIEVE AN EXCLUSIVE SPECTATOR READER DISCOUNT.
SPRITUAL MERIT in need of a boost? Take this opportunity to turn things around by donating to a project to improve the wellbeing of everyone in Britain! We plan to build a British Buddhist Meditation Centre in Oxford and are in need of funds (dana). The transfer of merit is a tried and tested system that hasbeen around for centuries. Try it for yourself and see the results!
for details or visit our donations page to donate directly. www.longchenfoundation.org
FINE FOOD & WINE
THE GOURMET HOG ROAST COMPANY.
Bespoke catering for corporate functions. Weddings. Private functions. Tasting available. Canapes. Traditional hog roasts. Grilled meats. Sides. Using the Best of British Produce.
Tel: 07810 842774 | 07825 533440
FORMAN & FIELD
The Best of British food.
or call: 0203 6015464 for a copy of our fabulous new catalogue.
THE LONDON WINE CELLAR
Do you know what your wine is worth? Contact us now for a free valuation. Nationwide collection.
129 Richmond Road, London Fields, London E8 2NJ.
Tel: 020 7377 8097 or 020 3091 0733
Same day delivery. 23 Churton Street, Pimlico, London, SW1V 2LY
Tel: 020 7834 8784
WHERE TO SELL. Where should I sell my…?
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HEALTH AND WELLNESS
RELAX, REJUVENATE AND revitalize with Swedish, Holistic, Pregnancy and Sports massages. Traditional Thai, Aroma and Deep Tissue massage. ITEC and IPTI City and Guilds Qualified.
Tel: 07943 647151
SLEEP NATURALLY on natural, organic and sustainable materials. Naturalmat. Organic Mattresses and Beds made by Hand in Devon, UK. Showrooms in London and Devon.
Tel: 01392 877247
THE ORIENTAL RUG REPAIR CO.
Rug cleaning. Rug repairs. Free. uplift and delivery.
Tel: 020 7556 1020
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
DATING 4 GROWN UPS. Private client consultations &dating introductions for the over 40’s
Please tel. David who is ‘Matchmaker Extraordinary’. London/South East & East Anglia.
Tel: 01728 635064 – 07986 213120
N Bloom & Son. Interesting old jewellery. Our website – Worth a look.
STYLE NEVER GOES OUT OF FASHION. COBRA & BELLAMY is the leading name in classically designed watches, retro in style reminiscent of the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Pictured here is the Cobra watch available in Stainless Steel at £99, Rose Gold Plated and 21 Carat Gold Plated at £115. Sienna Miller has chosen to eschew more established watch companies to fly the flag for Cobra & Bellamy’s retro inspired watch collection, here is a quote from her “Cobra & Bellamy watches are classic, beautiful and affordable, I love all of them”. To see the whole Cobra & Bellamy watch collection go to: www.cobrabellamywatches.co.uk or call 01736 732112
GARDINERS SOLICITORS. Domestic & Commercial Conveyancing.
Tel: Paul Gardiner, 020 7603 7245.
Not Just Divorcing Gracefully….. BILMES LLP
28-29 Great Sutton Street, London EC1V 0DS – London & Brighton
Solving Difficult Problems Effectively.
Tel: 020 7490 9656
Property | Litigation | Professional Negligence | Insolvency | Director’s Liability | Asset Tracing | Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
17 Manchester Street, Mayfair, London W1U 4DJ
Tel: 020 7998 7777
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.
OLD PERSIAN RUGS. Not a shop, just a shed, telephone first. Shabby chic. DESMOND NORTH, East Peckham, Kent.
Tel: 01622 871353.
GENTLEMAN SEEKING MATURE gentleman for friendship and 2016 Christmas U.K. based holiday. I am a genuine man who is from the Leeds area, but is willing to travel.
Tel: 07833 370191
PROFESSIONAL COMPANION available for all social engagements. Profile picture on request
Tel: 07880 765 401
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
VALUATIONS AND ANTIQUE EXPERTISE
THE JOHN PARKER GALLERY 40 + years & counting. The 4th generation of Antique Dealers providing valuations for insurance, probate and division as well as offering expert advice on buying & selling at a sensible & transparent cost. Love to travel.
Telephone: 07468 454 001
PART COMPLETED / ABANDONED Landrover Defender or Series rebuild project. Any stage considered. Reclaim your garage!
Tel: 07876 141255
Accommodation Offered – UK: London
ROOM IN QUIET London flat (fulham) Mon- Fri.
Tel: 01962 773436
For Sale – France
BEAUTIFUL 19th CENTURY classic family apartment in central Paris for Sale. Spacious six-room apartment (151 sq.) with high ceilings and excellent light on the third floor of a lovely cut-stone building with elevator. Vast living room (29sq.m.), adjoining study (22 sq.), four beautiful bedrooms (15 to 21 sq.), great layout. Original parquet floors, elegant moldings, fireplace, central heating, cellar. Partial professional use possible. Located in historical 9th district, 5 min. walk from the old Opera House, Galleries Lafayette, and 2 min walk from vibrant Rue des Martyrs, near metro lines 7, 12, 8 and 9 and 7 bus lines. 1,485,000 Euros.
For a private viewing Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To Let – UK: SOMERSET
RURAL IDYL. Immaculate 3 bed cottage to rent close to stunning Stourhead Estate and ashionable Bruton, Somerset. £2,000 p.m.
Tel: 07770 921341.
To Let – UK: LONDON