Classifieds

‘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
www.anglofrenchproperties.com


Travel


EXPERT-LED CULTURAL TOURS. Peter Sommer Travels: archaeological tours, food tours and family tours in Turkey, Greece and Italy. The specialist for escorted gulet cruises and gulet charters. Tel. 01600 888220. www.petersommer.com


AUSTRIA

VIENNA CENTRE. Self catering apt: musician’s country style home in peaceful Biedermeier cloister. Sleeps 2/3.
Tel: 0043 1 712 5091.
Email: valleycastle@compuserve.com


FRANCE

Dear Spectator

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.
Oxon.
23.01.14

SOUTH WEST FRANCE. 45 Minutes Toulouse. Beautiful 18th century Farmhouse. Sleeps 10+ 2 cots. Luxury spacious accommodation. Resident cook Stunning views, heated pool, games room, extensive grounds.
www.ownersdirect.co.uk/1934386

HILLS NEAR ST TROPEZ with Magnificent views. Stunning House with pool. Sleeps 8. Luxury style to high standard. Resident Staff.
Tell: 07770 847557
www.sttropezrental.com

BEAUNE. Charming town centre house.
Sleeps 4 poss.5. See: Beaunegite.com

DORDOGNE. Charming country cottage, sleeps 5-6, convenient location, stunning views with secluded garden & pool.
www.lovelydordognecottage.co.uk

BOULOGNE-SUR-MER lovely little flats. Great for trysts, shopping & French life. £50 a night, £200 a week. Full kitchens and linen.
www.franglaisflats.com

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

CHAMONIX HOLIDAY RENTAL. TRULY LUXURIOS CHALET. Beautifully restored farmhouse sleeps 8 in comfort Sauna, jacuzzi, pool, massage and treatments available in-house. Also chef/catering. Transfers, ski, cycling, climbing equipment can be arranged. Fabulous family/group winter or summer holiday home.
Email: ferme@chamonix-lux.com
www.chamonix-lux.com


Dear Spectator,

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.

Regards

Fiona B
25.06.14


GREECE

Dear Spectator,

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

THE STONE HOUSE, CORFU Stunning, and wonderfully well equipped villa near San Stephanos in N.E. Corfu. Fabulous views to South and to Butrint. Our much loved home is available for discerning guests. 4 double bedrooms, huge kitchen/dining room and outside terrace, living room, pool etc and resident tortoises, all in immaculate condition. Housekeeper 6 days a week plus gardener. Info at: www.thestonehousecorfu.co.uk

PAXOS, KEFALONIA, CORFU, Epirus. Variety of villas, flexible durations, expert service, specialist knowledge. ABTA V2429
Tel: 02072869255
www.travelalacarte.co.uk

DO YOU OWN a villa in the Greek Islands? Award-winning travel company Red Savannah (www.redsavannah.com) is expanding its portfolio of luxury rental villas in the Greek Islands. If you own a beautiful property in a fabulous location, please contact Nick Westwood on 01242 787 811 or
Email: nwestwood@redsavannah.com

VILLA SELINA Book your passport to paradise on the idyllic Aegean island of Symi. Fully-serviced accommodation sleeps 10, uniquely well equipped and located in a large, private garden with easy access to the sea. Booking for 2016.
Tel: 020 7961 6220 or 07785 326 164
www.greekislandvilla.com


ITALY

Dear Spectator

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

Mark T. 19 September 2013

ROME CENTRE. S/c apartments in royal villa, sleep 2-4. Beautiful garden, private parking. Tel. Owner: +43 1 712 5091.
www.valleycastle.com

VENICE. s/c apartments in newly restored 15th century palazzetto. Sunny canal views. Sleeps 2/4. Canoe available.
Tel. Owner: +43 1712 5091.
www.valleycastle.com

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

SKYVIEW. TUSCANY MONTE Argentario, villa with pool/jacuzzi, private beach club, sleeps 8.
www.silveroom.com/listing/villa-argentario/

VILLA NEAR ROME. Comfortable villa sleeps 10. Heated pool, tennis, garden. Set in 1500 olive trees.
www.romevilla.co.uk

VENICE CENTRAL. Tranquil, sunny apartment. Wonderful canalside location. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms.
Tel: 020 7701 7540 or www.venicecanalsideapartment.co.uk

CASA MUSATTI. Lovely tranquil holiday house in the Tuscan hills. Sleeps 8-12. Contact Elizabeth. Tel: 07917771514.
Email: elhb@castlestreet.net
www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/10714960

PIAZZA DI SPAGNA. In the very heart of Rome. Family run small and lovely hotel 20 comfortable rooms, free wi fi.
Tel: 020 7701 7540
www.hotelpiazzadispagna.it

VILLA LIVIDONIA.

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Tuscany Monte Argentario, spectacular villa, private pool, sea views,
sleeps 11. www.lividonia.com
 
 
 

ITALIAN ENCOUNTERS. We have a small choice of really special villas on the Tuscany Umbria borders.
www.italianencounters.com

TUSCANY/UMBRIA BORDER. Spacious farmhouse villa – our home. Sleeps 10. Pool. Views. Magical atmosphere. Everything …
www.ladogana.co.uk

RIVIERA. Breathtaking views.
Romantic, 2/3-bedroom garden flat.
Menton 5 mins.
www.ilvalico.eu

ITALY – Retreats

RETREATS BEYOND DOVER.
Retreats Beyond DoverWith Fr. Stephen Morrison, O.Praem. and Chiara Bertoglio Recitals, talks, three visiting Choirs. £1,500 full board and ensuite (if booked before 1 March, £1,750 after 1 March). No single room supplements. BA flight Gatwick-Verona.

Email: retreats@dircon.co.uk
www.retreats-beyonddover.com


BALEARICS

FINE FINCA NEAR ARTA Mallorca. Restored 3 bedroom farmhouse set in 2 acres with own pool, just 45 minutes from Palma airport.
www.richardhall.net


SRI LANKA

SOUTH POINT VILLAS. 4 luxury beach villas in Galle. 2,3,4 and 7 bedroom exclusive villas with private pools. Fully staffed with personal chef. Ideal for families or romantic getaways. 10% discount offered to Spectator readers until June 2016. Tel: 00 94 766 766 766
Email: info@southpointvilla.com
www.southpointvilla.com


TURKEY

GULET CRUISE TURKEY. Rent an entire gulet or join other people on board. Visit amazing places, try Ottoman food and deep yourself into history.
More info on this link: www.goolets.net/turkey

LEBI DERYA, KALKAN, LYCIAN COAST. Stunning, luxury 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment (sleeps 5) on exquisite, landscaped small complex. Beautifully maintained, 25 m pool, breathtaking sea views from private balcony, mountain backdrop.
Email: rosie@firebrand.global
www.kalkan-dream.com


UK: CORNWALL

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.
www.therectory.co.uk


UK: DEVON

GEORGIAN RECTORY IN North Devon. Sleeps 11. Perfect place for a family gathering. In the heart of the seaside village of Instow, yards from the beach. South facing walled garden. Aga and log fires. Dogs welcome. Available for Easter and weeks in June.
www.therectory.co.uk

DEVON Romantic thatched cottage in secluded valley.
www.greatfulford.co.uk/lower-brook


UK: DORSET

THE SANDHAVEN is a family run B&B in Swanage, Dorset, only 200 yards from the beautiful sandy beach. Ideal for exploring the Jurassic Coast, Corfe Castle, and many other days out.
Tel: John or Martine on 01929 422322
Email: thesandhaven@outlook.com
www.thesandhaven.co.uk


UK: HEREFORDSHIRE

THE LODGE, PERRYCROFT Garden Cottages Available for holiday let, a comfortable and charming arts-and-crafts cottage designed by CFA Voysey, recently refurbished with many original features. Sleeps 4-5. Situated high on the Malvern Hills with glorious west-facing views and superb walks from the door. Well-behaved dogs welcome.
Tel: 07858 393767
www.gardencottagemalvern.co.uk


SPECIALIST HOLIDAYS

IF CRUISES AND BEACHES aren’t your thing why not try a Political Tour. Top diplomats & political experts lead you through Russia, Iran, US elections 2016, Brexit. Tel: 0843 289 2349 or
Email: info@politicaltours.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.
www.goolets.net/turkey


General


AFTER DINNER SPEAKER

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LAUGHTER! Delivered with intelligence. Prepared precisely for Companies, Clubs and Conferences.
Tel 0207 412 8918 or 07470 007 515
JOHNNY DEXTER.
www.johnnydexter.com


ARTS

ART TO SELL? Best prices achieved.
Contemporary and traditional work.
www.dominicwestonsmith.com


BOOKS

GREEN INK BOOKSELLERS. BOOKS BOUGHT. Fair prices paid, will travel within UK.
Tel: 01497822870.
Email: books@greeninkbooksellers.co.uk


BOOK CLEARANCE

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


BOOK SEARCH

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


BUSINESS SERVICES

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
Email: byronsplumbing@hotmail.co.uk


COLLECTABLES

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


COUNSELING

MATURE MALE COUNSELLOR. Qualified & Registered. Sessions offered in London EC1, Hertfordshire and by Skype. Anxiety, Depression, Eating disorders, Addiction, Loss, Life Transitions etc. Short and Long-term. Call for an initial chat.
www.helps2talk.me.uk


EVENTS

CELEBRATING BLETCHLEY PARK.
Celebrating Bletchley Park
March 19th -20th. Two full days of fascinating talks by broadcasters, historians, & veterans. Choose your own ticket package. Hosted by The Spectator writer Elisa Segrave, author of The Girl From Station X.
 
To be held at The Riding School, Firle Place, East Sussex. Tel: 01273 782278
Visit: www.celebratingbletchleypark.co.uk


FINE FOODS

FORMAN & FIELD
Forman and field
The Best of British food.
Visit: www.formanandfield.com
or call: 0203 6015464 for a copy of our fabulous new catalogue.
 
 


FLORISTS

 
DOVER FLOWERS Dovers Flowers Same day delivery. 23 Churton Street, Pimlico, London, SW1V 2LY
Tel: 020 7834 8784
www.doversflowers.com
 
 


FURNITURE & SOFT FURNISHINGS

WILLOW & HALL.Willow & Hall Logo
Over 35 years of quality British craftsmanship Extensive fabric and customisation options Luxury 14cm deep mattresses on all our sofa beds. Exceptional value compared to the high street. Call 0845 468 0577 or visit: willowandhall.co.uk/spectator to request free samples, a catalogue and showroom information.

GIFTS

STYLE NEVER GOES OUT OF FASHION.
Cobra 620x413COBRA & 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


INTERIORS

ACRES FARMAcres 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
www.acresfarm.co.uk


INTRODUCTIONS

STUNNING ITALIAN DOCTOR
This slim brunette is ‘jaw droppingly’ beautiful (48). She is vibrant, funny, understated and totally irresistible. She is fluent in 4 languages, runs her on practice and still finds time to support her charity foundation in Africa. A force of nature she is fit, fantastic and refreshingly down to earth. A loving, affectionate, caring woman it’s people not possessions that are important to her. She would like to meet a successful man who realizes it’s the simple pleasures that matter. A rather special woman…
For a complimentary introduction call Sarah at Carpe Diem Introductions 020 8313 0918 or email sarah@carpediemintros.com

ACROSS THE ROOM.
ESSEX * SUFFOLK * NORFOLK * CAMBRIDGE * LONDON.
Specialist Introduction Agency. An exclusive, discreet service to find your perfect partner.
Call Eleanor for a friendly chat & free brochure. All Age Groups Welcome.
Tel: 0800 591 274
www.acrosstheroom.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.
Tel: 01728 635064 – 07986 213120
www.dating4grownups.co.uk

STUNNING SLIM JOURNALIST (48) is funny, understated and refreshingly normal. She symbolises all that is great about British women: Quick wit, smart, quirky, warm and loving with a keen sense if the ridiculous and just the best person to spend time with. Certainly not gluten free she lives life with wonderful exuberance. For a complimentary introduction Contact Sarah at CARPE DIEM. Tel: 020 8313 0918
Email: sarah@carpediemintros.com


LEGAL SERVICES

GARDINERS SOLICITORS. Domestic & Commercial Conveyancing.
Tel: Paul Gardiner, 020 7603 7245.
Email: paulgardiner@gardinerssolicitors.co.uk

BILMES LLP. Not Just Skilfully Resolving Disputes… Solving Difficult Problems Effectively.
28-29 Great Sutton Street, London EC1V 0DS – London & Brighton
Tel: 020 7490 9656
Email: law@bilmesllp.com

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Bloomsbury Law are leading Family Law and Children Law Solicitors that specialise in the following areas:
Annulments | Specific Issue Orders | Postnuptial Contracts | Judicial Separation | Separation Agreements | Ancillary Relief | Divorce | Civil Partnership Dissolution
020 7998 7777
bloomsbury-law.com
17 Manchester Street, Mayfair, London W1U 4DJ

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.
Email: contact@frenchlawsecondopinion.fr


LUXURY GOODS

ORDER NOW FOR MOTHER’S DAY Box Dog
Our artist can hand-enamel your mother’s favourite pet onto one of our silver boxes. Plus a short personal inscription inside the lid. All we need are colour photographs.
Contact us now for the perfect gift.
M.P. LEVENE OF LONDON
Tel: 020 8954 3572
Email: silver@mplevene.co.uk
www.mplevene.co.uk

HARRY FANE wishes to purchase vintage clocks, CARTIER Jewellery, clocks, objects, watches, etc. Please contact: Tel: 020-7930 8606
Email: info@hfane.com
www.harryfane.com


MOTORING

OLD CAR GATHERING DUST? Any condition. Best prices achieved.
Tel: 07493027833
Email: max@ex-machina.co.uk
www.ex-machina.co.uk


PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COUNSELLING

THE COURTYARD GARDEN. We provide psychotherapy and counselling, to help when faced with life’s challenges – divorce, depression, bereavement, addiction, eating disorders. We are based in Belgravia/Victoria.
Tel: 020 7730 1242 / 07900 431528
Email: info@TheCourtyardGarden.org
www.TheCourtyardGarden.org


PERSIAN CARPETS

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


SPEECHWRITING

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


STORAGE

EXTREMELY CHEAP STORAGE, 50% cheaper than London. Dry secure buildings overlooked by main house, 23 miles south of Charing Cross. Many customers from F.C.O. and armed forces.
Tel: 01483 274463.
Email: campbellsim@gmail.com


Property

PROPERTY FOR SALE – South of France

FOR SALE BY UK COMPANY 449,000. Modern Apartment on two floors in Victorian mansion beautiful views over Mediterranean and Isles D’Or. 3 Bedrooms, with 3 ensuite Baths, Lounge, Dining, Kitchen, Cave, Air-con, Infinity pool, 2 Parking spaces Easy walk down to tennis, beach, wind and kite surfing. Ideal family holiday home.
Email: ksbceng@gmail.com

PROPERTY TO LET – UK: Wiltshire

HINDON, WILTS. TO LET FROM MARCH. Interior Designed Georgian House. Fully furnished. All mod cons. Parking, garage, walled garden, separate office. Restored 2013. Suit older non-smoking professional couple. Two double beds, two bathrooms, 4 wcs. Excellent amenities and transport. Immaculate. Seeking £2,000 pcm for 3-5 year let.
Tel: 020 8748 9993 evenings. Local agent.
Email: gkidston@hotmail.com


The Spectator Classifieds Enquiries to: Tracey Carey

Tel: +44 (0)20 7961 0145

Email: traceyc@spectator.co.uk

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