‘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:
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
HIGHLAND HOGMANAY 30th December – 2nd January Join us at Crinan Hotel Argyll for a Three Day House Party. Good food (langoustines landed at our slipway), Ceilidh band, Fiddle band and, of course, a Piper. Champagne Reception! Boat trip to blow away the old year and amazing Scottish scenery!
Tel: 01546 830261
DYLAN THOMAS’ LAUGHARNE Luxury villa, Castle and sea views. Sleeps 8 in comfort.
FRENCH CYCLING HOLIDAYS Fully supported tours visiting WW1 & WW2 battlefields, Wine regions, chateaux and more. Fantastic itineraries along quiet lanes. Also Bespoke tours, Self-Guided and large Group tours / events
Tel: +44 (0)7974 148229 (24/7)
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.
LUBERON, PROVENCE. Stunning property with heated pool, 30 mins Aix en P. Sleeps 12. Baby-sitting, cooking, wine/golf tour services.
Tel: 07905 887491.
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.
20 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.
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.
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
PORTO RAFAEL Sardinia. 2 private rentals stunning architecture, secluded beach. 6 bedrms / 4 bedrms respectively. www.sardinia-on-the-beach.com
BEAUTIFUL RIPERTOLI, family owned luxurious farmhouse in own 40-acre estate 15 miles S of Florence has a few weeks availableApril/May/Sept/Oct 2014 inc. Easter- but check website! PLUS, 2015 early birds will pay 2014 rates if booked by 31 January. Excellent local cook available.
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.
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.
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.
ITALIAN ENCOUNTERS. Select choice of special places for discerning people on the Tuscany Umbria borders.
TUSCANY/UMBRIA border. Centuries old farmhouse villa – our utterly private, spacious & loved home. Sleeps 10. Salt filtered pool. Restorative vibes. Views. Culture. Everything.
Only 1 week left of 2014!
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
Mallorca situated amidst 5 acres of beautiful mature Mediterranean gardens with giant pool. Great sea and mountain views. Beaches 10 mins. Sleeps 10 in 5 en suite bedrooms. 5 mins walk across fields to village square.
Call: 07714 230838
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
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
AEGEAN - near Ephesus, small boutique hotel; pool, courtyards, library, piano,WiFi – or whole
property bookable. Tel: (+44) 7831 206764 www.museshouse.com
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.
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.
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
FAMILY QUIZ this Christmas? ‘The Quick Quiz Book of Myths and Legends’: £5.99 from assorted outlets, including online retailers.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
ALDERNEY BUSINESS & LIVING
RELOCATE YOUR BUSINESS to Alderney
- Under 2 hours travel time from Central London
- Zero Corporation Tax – Max 20% Income Tax
- Unrestricted Housing Market
- No CGT – No IHT – No VAT – Superb Lifestyle
Tel: 01481 822400
ARCHIVES, DOCUMENTS, albums, autograph letters, photographs, memorabilia, old books, postcards, etc. Will collect.
Tel: 0208 994 2258
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
ARE YOU A MAN in your mid to late fifties with intellect, joie de vivre, get up and go, financially solvent, professional, fit and full of life? If so, my client would love to meet you! She is slim, strikingly attractive, very feminine, slim, early fifties, elegant, charming and great fun. Highly creative, bright, intelligent, yet with a strong practical side, she loves a challenge and will put her mind to anything. Interested in everything and everyone around her, she’s warm, compassionate and wonderful company.
So what’s wrong with her I hear you asking? Absolutely nothing; I imagine that most men would be attracted to her, but she is simply not prepared to hang around a London bar trying to meet someone. Who can blame her!! No fee.
Contact: Heather Heber Percy at The County Register Ltd.
Tel: 020 8994 3500 or Email: email@example.com
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.
Not Just Divorcing Gracefully….
28-29 Great Sutton Street London EC1V 0DS – London and Brighton
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – 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
OLD PERSIAN RUGS. Not a shop, just a shed, telephone first. Shabby chic. DESMOND NORTH, East Peckham, Kent.
Tel: 01622 871353.
ADDICTION/Illness Spectator debate 21 November… End of row.
gray gloves… gamine hair style… fur topped boots. Please contact Box SD/30.11.13 The Spectator.
NEED HELPERS FOR CHRISTMAS? motherchristmas.co.uk Experienced network of creative ‘fixers’.
Tel: 07785 744755
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
PROPERTY FOR SALE – UK
NORTH YORKS, AONB area. Character apartment 2.000sq ft in Victorian mansion. Fishing rights. 2/3 beds, drawing room, study with balcony off, dining hall, bathroom, cloakroom; outstanding views over moor & valley; stable garage, loft over 500sq ft; weirside garden, riverside walk Pateley Bridge. Harrogate 15 miles.£350K.
Call: 01423 712022. Email: email@example.com
PROPERTY FOR SALE – West Australia
IN SUNNY BROOME, Western Australia 2-bedroom unit in Seashells Resort. About A$350K. Andrew Blackley: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
with reference ‘A33′
Enquiries to: Paul Bentley
Tel: +44 (0)20 7961 0090