‘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:

ISLE OF WIGHT, Seaview. Cottage 2 mins from beach. Sleeps 8. Enclosed, sunny garden.
Tel 07786 674195 or
Email: victoriachubb@hotmail.com


COTSWOLDS (nr Cheltenham) RENT ONE OF ENGLAND’S PRETTIEST HOUSES AND GARDENS Beautiful views from Landscaped garden which includes Kitchen garden, pool, sauna and tennis court Sleeps over 20 in 12 bedrooms. £3,000 per night (+vat) Min. stay 4 nights. Catered.
Contact: Nicki@uksf.co.uk


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.


DYLAN THOMAS’ LAUGHARNE Luxury villa, Castle and sea views. Sleeps 8 in 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.

PROVENCE, Var, Bargemon, charming country house (sleeps 7) in lovely terraced garden and olive grove. Beautiful swimming-pool with full privacy. Open views. Short walk to picturesque hilltop village. 45mn drive to sea/Verdon. Ideal for families or quiet retreat. Available all year (except August). Minimum rental:2 weeks.
Tel: +33 6 07 37 26 81.
Email: jawsinparis@gmail.com

RAMATUELLE nr St Tropez and sea. 3 weeks left June/early July. Country house secluded in vines. Sleeps 8. See:

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

VALBONNE – Cote d’Azur. Exceptional secluded modernist villa by renowned architect/designer Jul – Sept. Furnished as home/not let before.Min stay 2 wk; €3500 pw. 4 dbl beds, htd pool, 1 acre gardens, next to forest, 1 mile to village/supermarket, 30 mins to Nice airport/ Antibes/Cannes/Grasse. More info/photos:
Tel: 07785 254 927.
Email: philip_talboys@yahoo.co.uk

BANYULS, Languedoc, South of France Close to the Spanish border, newly restorated townhouse with 4 apts. Sleeps 2-6. Terrace with fantastic view. AC and Wifi access. 100m to the beach, close to shops and restaurants. 550-750 EUR/apt/week.
Tel: +46702 189489.
Email: info@ginden.org

S.W. FRANCE Nr. AGEN. Beautiful country house, five beds, four baths; gardens, meadows, views, large pool.
Tel: 020 7267 1034.
Email: wfa@btinternet.com

45 MINS BIARRITZ, charming 18th century chateau set in 18 acres of land and wonderful views of rolling countryside towards the Pyrenees. Sleeps 10, available June to September.
Price: £1900 a week.
Tel: +33 6624 84538.

PROVENCE, Isle Sur la Sorgue. Wonderful 1620 stone farmhouse with tennis court and pool. Sleeps 12 to 16. Discounted for summer half term: £3,000 pw; and w/c July 12, £4,200.
Tel: 07803 891638.

PROVENCE. “Longo Mai”. Secluded, Superb property sleeping 8 in greatest comfort. Two swimming pools. Near Lorgues with its outstanding market. Cleaner paid by the owner, cook available if required. Some availability July & August @ £5,250 pw.
Tel: 020 7225 0359.
Full details & photos on
Email: miles.maskell@anglofrenchproperties.com

LANGUEDOC – S.W.France. Secluded, Stone-built house with pool. Sleeps 8-10. www.wolsplace.com Stunning scenery, ideal for relaxed family holiday.
15% discount in June, July 1st-12th.
Email: m.hussey86@btinternet.com

GENUINE PROVENCE, 30 miles from Avignon, southern foot of Mont Ventoux, beautiful, authentic and comfortable family home on a 8-acre-fenced park within large estate, sleeps 14. Large pool. Lovely for multi generation holidays or writers/ artists inspirational retreat. Splendid walks, guided tours, biking, canoeing, markets and wineries.Cook available.
Tel: +33 6 78 90 58 92
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CHATEAU IN AQUITAINE Sleeps 12-20+ , Pool, Tennis, Grand Piano, BBQ, Satellite TV, WIFI
Tel 01635 291942 or 077000 36648

ST RÉMY DE PROVENCE. Smart, period farmhouse, 7 bedrooms (sleeps 12),7 bathrooms. Minimum rental 2 weeks, July Aug.
Email: f.debrignac@orange.fr

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 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

COTE D’AZUR. “La Marmotte”. Very comfortable, well-appointed villa sleeping 6. Tucked into a hill below St Paul de Vence, overlooking Mediterranean. Secluded, very quiet. Swimming pool. Cleaner included in rent. Some availability June/September (£1,680 pw) & July/August (£1,790 pw). Full details, photos & rents on www.anglofrenchproperties.com
Tel: 020 7225 0359.
Email: miles.maskell@anglofrenchproperties.com

LUBERON, PROVENCE. Stunning property with heated pool, 30 mins Aix en P. Sleeps 12. Baby-sitting, cooking, wine/golf tour services.
Tel: 07905 887491.
Email: georgina.causton@free.fr

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.

CHARMING COUNTRY HOUSE, 45 minutes north of Nimes. Sleeps 10. New 10m Pool installed 2010. Extensive grounds and total calm.

PROVENCE, ST REMY. Beautifully refurbished house with stunning, panoramic Alpilles views. Sleeps six. Private pool. Available through 2014. Tel: 020 7352 7555 or 07836 722957.

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.
Email: miles.maskell@anglofrenchproperties.com
Web: www.anglofrenchproperties.com

LUXURY VILLAS IN PROVENCE A beautiful portfolio of handpicked villas, all perfectly positioned, pools, staff & cooks available. Tel: 01242 787800.

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.
Email: moorederry@aol.com

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.
Email: phyllismcmahon_701@hotmail.com


Dear Paul

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

Mark T. 19 September 2013

RIVIERA: France/Italy border. Breathtaking, uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean. Romantic, spacious 2/3-bedroom flat with own huge garden. Parking. Menton and beaches 5 mins.
Email: vitosmi@gmail.com

PORTO RAFAEL Sardinia. two private rentals stunning architecture & gardens, secluded beach, attractive last minute offers.

CASTELLINA in CHIANTI. Let. Stunning view, garden, pool, tennis. 3 double bedrooms, 2 bath;. Gardeners & staff. Available mid-June: also end July/start August. £1,900 week.
View www.Homeaway.co.uk (Search 1216286).
Email: farrish123@aol.com

LAKE COMO. Beautiful, relaxing and great food too! Large modern apartment on the lake shore. Sleeps 8: four bedrooms, four bathrooms; large dining terrace.

UMBRIA. – Private, elegant 17th century farmhouse. 2 bdr/sleeps 4. Large pool, magnificent view of Spoleto valley.

TUSCANY, ANSEDONIA/MAREMMA COAST. -Historical beachfront property with Villa and Tower once owned by composer Puccini. Two houses can sleep up to 18. Private beach access and courtyard. Family friendly. A/C and staff.
Contact owner:+39 3357 410549.

PUGLIA – lovely countryside villa split into 4\ apartments. Accommodates 2-20. Large pool and tennis court. 15 mins to sea, 1 hour Brindisi/Bari airports.
Tel: 0208 892 2652.

ROME & ARGENTARIO, stunning villas and apartments. Available for weekly rentals.
Visit: www.silveroom.com

TUSCANY, ANSEDONIA/MAREMMA COAST. Historical beachfront property with Villa and Tower once owned by composer Puccini. Sleeps 18. Private beach access and courtyard. Family friendly. A/C and staff. Contact owner:
Tel. +39 3357 410549.

UMBRIA/TUSCANY border. Beautifully restored farmhouse. Sleeps up to 12. ‘Salt water’ pool with fence. Amazing views. Family friendly.
Tel: 01672 539075.

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

LE MARCHE. Farmhouse, sleeps 6 – 7. Large pool and garden. Quiet location but hilltop village 5 minutes away.
Visit: www.marcheholidayhouse.com
Email: jfanshawe@aol.com

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

LUNIGIANA, Tuscany. Farmhouse, sleeps 2 – 6. Pool and piano. Quiet location, but small town 5 minutes away. Contact owner direct:
Tel: +852 (Hong Kong) 2857 9663.

PORTO RAFAEL Sardinia. 2 private rentals stunning architecture, secluded beach. 6 bedrms / 4 bedrms respectively. www.sardinia-on-the-beach.com

RIVIERA: France/Italy border Breathtaking, uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean. Romantic, spacious 2/3-bedroom flat with own huge garden. Parking. Menton and beaches 5 mins.

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

TUSCANY near LUCCA. Unique 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). SPECIAL COURSES: Portrait Sculpture: April 25 to May 4 Creative Writing Course: Sept. 13 to 20
Tel: +39 0584 951 230.

VENICE NR ARSENAL. Spacious sunny flat 15th cent palace, overlooks garden/canal, 2 dbl bed 2 bath, £500 pw Nov – Feb: then £850 pw.
Email: gilesfitzherbert@gmail.com

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.
Email: valleycastle@compuserve.com

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. Castellina in Chianti. 3 Beds (sleeps 6). Pool, Tennis Court. £1950 wk June -Sept still available. Exceptional.
Email: farrish123@aol.com

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

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

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


ASTURIAS, XVII c house in spectacular Nature Park with a Roman road in a leafy province with superb cider. 6 bedrooms, 6 bath. Orchard. Swimming pond. 45 min from Atlantic beaches, 60 from Oviedo Airport. Avail. July/August. Wi-Fi. Great treks. Writer’s paradise.
Email: dcanedo@msn.com



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

VILLA SELINABook your passport to paradise on the idyllic Aegean island of Symi. A beautiful, unspoilt island steeped in history. Villa Selina, which sleeps 10, is especially well-equipped and has a large, beautiful, private garden. Booking for 2014 / 2015
Tel: 020 7961 6220 or 07785 326 164

SYMI. Classic villa on this captivating island, great location, pool, gardens, seaviews.
Tel: 0207 286 9255.

ZAKYNTHOS. Secluded villa in idyllic location to the north of the island with magnificent views over the Ionian Sea. Sleeps 10. Pool. Maid service.
Tel: 01892 870349 or information at www.storeali.co.uk

Villa for rent at water’s edge of sheltered cove. Sleeps six.

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


DALMATIAN ISLAND VIS Beautiful unspoilt coastal village house, sleeps 6,
Tel: +44 1435 883338


TAILOR-MADE SAFARIS. 5* lodges & camps in Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana by safari specialists.
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.
Visit www.tiklibottom.com


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.


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



STONE AGE, Ancient Egyptian, Roman, Medieval, Tudor items for sale – mainly from old collections. Also meteorites, fossils, including of dinosaurs. Includes many educational items for young people. Dealer in antiquities since 1956. Mail order lists on request.
Tel: 01590 677663.
Email: bcpickard@fsmail.net


BIBLIOPHILE BOOKS Only Royal Warrant holding publisher. 3,500 titles, regularly changing stock of new books at half price or less: art, biography, crime fiction, children’s, history, military, erotica, cookery, religion, music, travel, crafts, philosophy, science and 30 more topics. FREE mail order catalogue
Unit 5 Datapoint, South Crescent, London, E16 4TL (Star Lane DLR).
Tel: 020 74 74 24 74 or online
Email: customercare@bibliophilebooks.com
Quote code SPEC03


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.
Email: rothwellm@aol.com


OUT-OF-PRINT BOOKS FOUND. Free search. No obligation to purchase.
Tel: 01376 562334, Email: jeremy.dore@tesco.net


WANTED TO BUY Philosophy & Social Science or any Academic Books. Fair prices paid – will travel to view/buy. O’Donoghue Books, Hay-onWye .
Tel: 01497 821 153 Email: odonoghue.books@zen.co.uk


I WAS A TEENAGE CATALOGUE STEALER at postwar Motor Shows. I wish to buy prewar motor car sales catalogues (the older the better) and a motoring library. Also a top quality old fashioned brief case with a lid (i.e. not a music case).
Email: sinfo@kennethball.co.uk
or 7 Mulberry Lane, Ditchling BN6 8UH.
Tel: 01273 845000 mornings.

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


THE TEMENOS ACADEMY FOUNDATION COURSE IN THE PERENNIAL PHILOSOPHY A one year part-time diploma course introducing our spiritual heritage through engagement with key texts of metaphysics, the visionary imagination and mysticism.
Email: : stemenosacademy@myfastmail.com


Pimlico based Florist with online ordering.
w: www.olivebranch.net
e: sales@olivebranch.net
t: 020 7630 1868 F: 020 7233 8844


COBRA & BELLAMY STYLE NEVER GOES OUT OF FASHION. 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


Author and Journalist
Died on 13 March 2014, aged 94.
All enquirIes to:
Roger Poat & Partners
Tel: 01730 812094
Email: enq@polo-art.com


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


SENSUAL, SHAPELY, successful Australian redhead. Sharp intellect, very attractive, expressive, cultured, sportive, funny, passionate, with style and substance. Seeks accomplished male 52-60 ready for a committed relationship. NO FEE.
Your photo/bio to Email: jrh@rh-introductions.co.uk

DATING 4 GROWN UPS Private client consultations & dating introductions for the over 40′s Please Tel. David who is ‘Matchmaker Extraordinary’. London/ South East.
01728 635064 – 07986 213120


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.
Email: paulgardiner@gardinerssolicitors.co.uk

Not Just Divorcing Gracefully….

28-29 Great Sutton Street London EC1V 0DS – London and Brighton
Email: law@bilmesllp.com – 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


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


ROOFING COMPANY undertakes all aspects of roofing and lead work.
Call Michael, 07881 803215.


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


COLLECTOR wants Patek Philippe watch Calatrava model 1980 – 2000.
Details to: cassalands@gmail.com


SENIOR EDITOR wanted for Taki’s magazine. Must have writing, editing, CMS experience. Full or part time position available. Starting April.
Please email cv to: editors@takimag.com



COIMBRA, PENELA. Restored Family farmhouse, 3/4 bdr, CH: pool, 1/4 acre land, good potential and location. £125k ovno’.
Email: b4mrs@yahoo.com

PROPERTY TO LET – United Kingdom

SURREY/WEST SUSSEX BORDERS. Less than an hour from London, quiet, charming, roomy 4-bed cottage; wood-burning stove. Edge village. Beautiful views. Use of tennis court, fabulous walks, perfect weekend retreat.
£2,950 PCM ono. 01483 200245.


TANGIER: quaint two-bedroom, two bathroom cottage in leafy garden for long-term let. Quiet rural village 14km from town centre, overlooking Atlantic. £750 pcm. Gardener included.
Email: barbarycoast20@gmail.com








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