‘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
SELF-CATERING STUDIO APARTMENTS (pied-à-terre) in South Kensington, London SW7. Available nightly. Tel: 020 7590 6000 for brochure or visit website:
TREBETHERICK. TREBETHERICK. Lovely holiday home in cliff-top position sleeps 14; surfing, bathing and rock pool beaches within easy walking. Tel: 07908-637708. or
GREENAWAY, TREBETHERICK. Unexpectedly available, 27th June – 4th July and 1st – 8th August, lovely well- equipped family house, sleeps 10, 4 bathrooms, stunning sea and estuary views, garden with access to beaches and within walking distance of Polzeath and Daymer Bay.
Tel: 07799 664150 or
FOWEY Luxury apartment, sleeps 6. Breathtaking uninterrupted sea and estuary views. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom. Large balcony for outdoor dining. Parking opposite apartment. Modern, light and spacious. Tel: 07966 273 416.
ST MAWES. Four privately owned luxury self catering houses, magnificent sea views, beautiful gardens, high quality furnishings, contemporary interiors. Accommodating 12, 10 , 8 , 4 guests. Available for short breaks & weekly rentals Discount for smaller groups in larger houses.
Tel: 07966 273 416.
MALVERN HILLS. Comfortable cottage for holiday lets, ideal writers/walkers retreat, glorious west-facing views. Sleeps 6. Recently refurbished to high standard.
Call 07858 393767 or see www.gardencottagemalvern.co.uk
MIDHURST: Romantic, primitive book-filled cottage in National Park, on own wooded & hilly organic farm.
The first respondent to the ad for our French property was absolutely ‘spot on’ – she has asked us to earmark her application as first in the queue for 2012, The second lady to book fell in love with the house and has taken it for the last week and the first week in August – with a possible third week – for her eldest son and his friends. We are just waiting for a third lady to get back from Australia who has asked that we reserve one or two weeks in August for her!
Altogether, we can describe the discovery of such potential clients as niche marketing!
C.W. March 2011
STUNNING FARMHOUSE RETREAT. Secluded farmhouse in unspoilt country side in midi Pyrenees, Nr Toulouse. Stunning views, 13m pool, private gardens, games room, all mod cons. Sleeps 10. Nearby fishing, golf. Call +44 (0)7770 970 202.
or visit: www.french-country-cottages.co.uk/cottages/ferme-betchat-f09104.
GORGEOUS NORMANDY HOUSE. house stunning sea views, gardens, all mod cons. 4 double bed. Games room.CH, 3 bath. Call +44 (0)7818 031815 or visit
AIX EN PROVENCE / LUBERON Two stunning properties, with large heated pools, 30 mins Aix en P. Sleep up to 14. Babysitting, cooking, golf/wine tour services. Tel: 07905 887491.
TARN Country house estate Nr Toulouse, peace, luxury, stunning views, 12m pool. Entire property, sleeping 15, available 6 July to 27 Jul & 10 Aug to 7 Sep; guesthouse, sleeping 7, all other weeks. Tel: 07930 356010 or www.houseonthehill.fr
DORDOGNE, Bergerac, charming old quarter, luxury B&B 14th Century, beautifully restored.
Tel: +33 (0)553 571599.
RAMATUELLE nr St Tropez and sea. Gorgeous May/June. Country house secluded in vineyards. Sleeps 8. 020 8876 2905.
LUXURY VILLAS IN PROVENCE A beautiful portfolio of handpicked villas, all perfectly positioned, pools, staff & cooks available. Tel: 01242 787800.
GASCONY nr Condom-en-Armagnac GASCONY nr Condom-en-Armagnac 13th Century stone house, 21st Century luxury for 12 in 5 en-suites. Unspoilt views to Pyrenees. Private pool, Tennis, chef, beauty wine tasting . . .Tel: 07973 849 585.
PARIS LEFT BANK (7eme, Rue Saint Simon) newly decorated quiet pied-à terre. All mod cons. Sleeps two. Ideal location shops, museums, metro.
Available short lets. £190 per day, £1,050 per week.
Tel: +44 207 229 5950.
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.
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. £200-£400 per week in season.
Tel: 020 7240 2821 or 07951 093671.
FRANCE – Specialist Tours
BESPOKE BATTLEFIELD TOURS; Ypres and the Somme. Small groups: £275 p.p. per day (all-in) with Antony and Nick Bird. Tel: 01243 775930 and
FLORENCE HISTORIC CENTRE Beautifully restored 15th century palazzo; Mezzanine 1 bedroom apartment. Tel: 01661 855385
PORTO RAFAEL Sardinia. Two private rentals stunning architecture, secluded beach. 6 bedrooms: 4 bedrooms respectively. Some late booking promotions available.
TUSCANY near LUCCA. Beautiful, inspiring, secluded hamlet in the hills with sea views. Ideal for painting, writing, walking, exploring the region or simply collecting your thoughts. Pool. Various accom. sleeps from 2 to 8. 18 bedrooms. Available for parties.
Creative Writing Course Sept. 21 – 28.
Portrait Sculpture Course Oct 3 – 13
Tel: +39 0584 951 230.
LUNIGIANA/Tuscany. Magical hillside cottage, great terrace, stunning views of valley & peaks. 30 mins to beach or walk to the local restaurant; read, rest or tour nearby Cinque Terra. 5 person Jacuzzi 75 power jets. Due to cancellations: reduced weekly price for June & July: £800.
LUXURY VILLAS IN TUSCANY. A beautiful portfolio of handpicked
villas: Chianti, Maremma and Val d’Orcia. Staff/cooks available.
Tel: 01242 787800.
ROME CENTRE: s/c apartments in royal villa, sleep 2-4.
Beautiful garden, private parking.
Tel. Owner: +43 1 712 5091.
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.
UMBRIA/TUSCANY border. Beautifully restored farmhouse. Sleeps up to 12. ‘Salt water’ pool with fence. Amazing views. Family friendly.
Tel: 01672 539075.
TUSCANY/UMBRIA border. Centuries old farmhouse villa – our utterly private, spacious & loved home. Sleeps 10. Salt filtered pool. Restorative vibes. Views. Culture. Everything . . . One week left! 7 September – sale price: £2.500.
BEAUTIFUL TUSCAN VILLAGE HOUSE between Florence and Pisa, four bedrooms, two bathrooms and terrace with stunning views. Sleeps 6-7. Prices from €600 per week.
www.homeaway.co.uk (key 826072)
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
UMBRIAN/TUSCAN border. Beautifully positioned ancient farmhouse. Sleeps 10. Wonderful views & pool. Tel: 01432 839 325; Mob: 07852124026
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CREATIVE WRITING IN ITALY 15 – 22 September 2013 All levels – Max 10 on course with award winning BBC Script Writer and Author
UNDISCOVERED MAINLAND: Kardamyli. Self-catering seafront hotel apartments with stunning mountain /sea views. Excellent walking, swimming in crystal clear waters. Direct flights – one hour from airport. Tel: +30 27210 73601.
SYMI. Elegant villa in town with pool, garden & seaviews. Avail June, 1-14 July, 18 Sep onwards. Tel: 0207286 9255.
AEGEAN – near Ephesus, small boutique hotel; pool, courtyards, library, piano,WiFi – or whole property bookable.
Tel: (+44) 7831 206764
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.
SPECIALIST HOLIDAYS – Morocco
CULTURAL WALKING TOURS
Southern Morocco in the Spring
Flowers & Festivals in Bhutan
Caucasus & Early Churches in
ARMENIA & GEORGIA.
OPERA: Aix, La Scala, Stockholm.
Tel: 01722 716 167 for a brochure
Small single room in charming Albert Square SW8. 7 minutes from Stockwell tube (Victoria, Northern Lines). Suit Speccie-reading m/f weekly commuter n/s, 40+ share bijou flat with married chap, ditto. £390 pcm plus shared utilities. Wifi, gch.
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: email@example.com
BUSINESS MANAGER Personal business manager will handle tiresome issues. Experienced, discreet. Will make money, save money! Former CEO, excellent references.
Letters, Archives and Historical Documents Bought & sold Valuations
John Wilson Manuscripts Ltd (est. 1967) Painswick Lawn,
7 Painswick Road, CHELTENHAM, GL50 2EZ
Tel: 01242 580344
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
ASIAN PARTNERS – Marriage Introductions guaranteed. Suman Marriage Bureau (Estd. 1972).
Web: www.suman.info or
Tel: 0208 571 5145. Member ABIA
WE WANT MEN aged 40 – 75 !! That’s sounds awful doesn’t it, what I am really trying to say is that we headhunt mostly for women who are looking for a sincere relationship. So if you are interested we will happily introduce you to our female clients free of charge. The catch? No catch simply come and meet us first, that’s all. Look at our website it will tell you a lot about us, then call us. Tel: 020 8994 3500.
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Not Just Divorcing Gracefully….
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OLD PERSIAN RUGS. Not a shop, just a shed, telephone first. Shabby chic. DESMOND NORTH, East Peckham, Kent.
Tel: 01622 871353.
ROOFING undertakes all aspects of roofing work.
Call Michael, 0207 371 0478.
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
WANTED: work for young man, 26, Durham University history graduate, loves beagling, Scottish reeling, English novels, speaks Hebrew and Old Norse, currently wasting his life away in an unspeakable job. Please help! (Ad placed by his friends).
Tel: 07909 972 939.
Diocese of Chichester
Benefice of St Michael and All Angels Withyham
with All Saints Blackham
Earl De La Warr as patron and the Bishop of Chichester seek to appoint
an energetic priest who will foster and encourage this rural, central to
Catholic traditional Anglican parish with a strong choral tradition.
We seek a pastor, teacher and preacher of recognised calibre
who will relate to all ages.
Accommodation is provided in a fine Georgian rectory
adjacent to the parish church.
Full details available from
The Earl De La Warr. Buckhurst Park, Withyham, Hartfield, TN7 4BL
07836 548766, or email@example.com
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MEng/Civil STUDENT (23, Grad 2014) seeks summer internship/work exp (site, project, consultancy) UK or abroad. Spanish, French, good communicator, committed, enthusiastic.
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Last year we acquired over £70m of property for our clients. £1m pied à terres to whole investment buildings found through years of extensive market knowledge. London’s Best Kept Secret
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PROPERTY TO LET – London
LARGE STUDIO APARTMENT; sep. kitchen/diner in luxury block, Latymer Court London W6. £250 p.w. inc. heating & cleaning.
Latymers Estate Agents: 020 8741 2233.
PROPERTY TO LET – London; Short Let
NW1 OVERLOOKING Camden Sq, Looking for a more professional, personalised service from your Lettings & Management Company that has low fees, no hidden costs, and NO VAT? Then contact: GOODMAN TABINER. Call 020 33559907 or
PROPERTY TO LET – London WANTED
MUSIC PATRON OPPORTUNITY
My friend, an accomplished and increasingly high-profile international
music scholar, is also one of the world’s leading harpsichordists. His lasting
contribution to the world of classical music would be hugely strengthened if
he could focus more on his musical career by living in, or near central London,
at a peppercorn rent, in accommodation suited to securely house at least one
(ideally two) of his harpsichords.
If you are in a position to consider temporarily supporting his genius (say 2
years), I shall be pleased to tell you more about this charming, entertaining,
level-headed and gifted young man. I would also be delighted to share with
you extensive evidence of his talent and good nature, and a sea of fantastic
testimonials extolling his achievements to date.
Your reward, whilst non-financial, would comprise playing a part in helping
him become one of the music world’s most acclaimed classical musicians
in his field. If you love music and this ad captures your interest, and you
happen to have a spare flat in London, I look forward to hearing from you,
or someone you know.
PROPERTY TO LET -Italy
TUSCANY-PANZANO. Five Bedroom Villa sleeps 10-11. Glorious hilltop location. Mature gardens, oiive grove and orchard. Pool. Well appointed home not a rental property.
WRITE THAT BOOK. Six month Italian villa winter rental. October-March for £4,500 (plus gas) total. Perfect peace.
PROPERTY FOR SALE – Shropshire
VERY WELL MAINTAINED bungalow nr. Ludlow. 2/3 bedrooms, spacious, sunny gardens, garage, hardwood doors, windows and sills, triple glazed. Room for extension. Popular village, school. Contact MC Cartneys, Ludlow. Tel: 01584 872153.
PROPERTY FOR SALE – UK
LOVELY COUNTRY HOUSE. Over- looking beautiful village in SW. 1hr.15 London. 5 beds, 2 acres. Walk to superb golf club and Michelin restaurant. Off market. £1.95M.
Tel: 07784 516417.
PROPERTY FOR SALE – UK : Oxfordshire
SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME. 5 beds with office/studio in popular commuter village. 1hr. London.
Parking 5 cars. South-facing cottage garden Offers £600K+
Tel: 01608 810265.
PROPERTY FOR SALE – France
CAP FERRET: “All Seasons” Villa Our magnificent contemporary house, designed by Mme Gonfreville, is nestled in the Aquitaine pine forest, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Bay of Arcachon. In addition to the main spacious house, (ca.220 m2), the property also includes a fully independent guest apartment (41m2) with a 20m2 terrace and a separate “home office” in the gardens (ca. 1500m2). Quiet but centrally located and close to all commodities. Short walk from ocean and bay beaches, surf, tennis, sailing.
VILLAGE HOUSE in the beautiful forested Fontainebleau- Barbizon region, 50 km from Paris. Built around 1800, it has great charm – stone walls, huge fireplaces, beams, allied with modern comfort. It consists of 2 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a bright separate kitchen, a terrace overlooking peaceful fields, a large garden and outbuildings. Gas-fired C.H.
PROPERTY FOR SALE – France
DORDOGNE, Bergerac. Private sale: Beautifully restored 18th Century town
house with courtyard garden and terrace with magnificent river views.
FRENCH COUNTRY HOUSE 30 mins Toulouse. Exquisite restoration. stunning views. Main
House & 3 cottages. 12m pool, Landscaped Gardens, outbuildings
Much reduced. See www.toulousecountryhousesale.com
PROPERTY FOR SALE – Italy
TUSCANY, APARTMENT FOR SALE Beautiful apartment for sale in historic centre of Sansepolcro. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 balconies €250,000
PROPERTY FOR SALE – Malta
ST PAUL’S BAY. Spacious 1st floor 3 bedroom appt. Balconies to front and rear+ roof space. Views of St Paul’s island from front and communal gardens to rear. A snip at 170,000 Euros.
Tel: 01872 530491
or see www.franksalt.co.mt
PROPERTY FOR SALE – Portugal
ALGARVE – ALMANCIL Uniquely beautiful Portuguese property. Comprises 2 separate houses plus extensive outbuildings, pool etc. Main house with 3 doubles en-suite. Guest house with 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Set in 2 acre walled garden. 15 mins from Faro Airport. Further details – price etc. from: Tel: +44 (0)7785 225 453 or +44 (0)1689 852 684
See: Photo Album
PROPERTY FOR SALE – Spain Balearics
LARGE, elegant renovated traditional townhouse with guest annexe for sale in Andratx Mallorca (old quarter). Charming courtyard lemon trees, roof terraces. Near to golfing and beaches: great views. Photos avail. €515,000 ono. Contact +34 676 576 475 or
Enquiries to: Paul Bentley
Tel: +44 (0)20 7961 0090