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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


Travel


UK

WALKING HOLIDAYS – BRACKENBURY’S BRITAIN offers cultural and walking escapes in small informal groups for those seeking a luxury break. Exclusive holidays range from walks in glorious English countryside to unique cultural and heritage experiences guided by experts.
ABTOT bonded
Tel: 0115 9401338
www.brackenburysbritain.co.uk


FRANCE

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.
Oxon.
23.01.14

CHAMBRES D’HOTES, S Normandy Very pretty Farm Cottage set in private grounds of 10 hectares. Situated 40mins east of Le Mont St Michel. Full board available.
For info/photos please email: chezmadeleinerestaurant@gmail.com
or Tel: 0033233516968 evenings

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

CHINON, Val de Loire. Clos des Capucins, Alastair Sawday listed, sleeps 10, 4 bathrooms; each room with spectacular views of the Château de Chinon and river Vienne. 4 mins walk to town centre.
Web: closdescapucins.fr
Contact Fiona.beeston@gmail.com

Paul

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

LANGUEDOC, close Uzes.Writer’s house in vibrant village with shop and bar. Stunning views, pool +u/f heating. Short and long-term lets:
www.mas-la-clastre.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.
www.pailleres.com

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.
www.redsavannah.com

DORDOGNE, near Bergerac. Lovely 18th century manorhouse and/or cottage, pool, tennis, cook.
Tel: 07768 747610.
www.dordognerental.com

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


ITALY

Dear Paul

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

Mark T. 19 September 2013

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
www.valleycastle.com

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

BOUTIQUE UMBRIAN VILLA. BOUTIQUE UMBRIAN VILLA. Restored tobacco tower, unspoilt views, 3 double/en suites. Private pool/gardens £2k p/w: avail Sept:
Tel: +39 0758 502007.
Email: lucie.shelbourne@hotmail.it
www.labuia.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 VILLA Spring, Summer, Autumn. Spacious, panoramic views, nearby golf. Sleeps 8-10.
Tel: 0207 831 9582 Fax: 0207 405 6046
Email: geraldlevin2000@yahoo.com
www.bagnena-tuscany.co.uk

UMBRIA. Private, elegant 17th century farmhouse. 2 bedrooms/sleeps 4. Large pool, magnificent view of Spoleto valley.
www.casalastraniera.com

TUSCANY near LUCCA. Unique hamlet restored by a sculptor offers various s/c accommadation sleeping from 2 to 8. The ambience inspires, the place is beautiful, the views outstanding. Pool. Also ideal for groups (18 bedrooms).
SPECIAL COURSE: Creative Writing Course: Sept. 13 to 20
Tel: +39 0584 951 230.
www.peraltatuscany.com

LUXURY VILLAS IN TUSCANY A beautiful portfolio of handpicked villas: Chianti, Maremma and Val d’Orcia. Staff/cooks available.
Tel: 01242 787800.
www.redsavannah.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.
Email: vitosmi@gmail.com
www.ilvalico.eu

TUSCAN VILLA Spacious, panoramic views, nearby golf. Sleeps 8-10.
Tel: 0207 831 9582 Fax: 0207 405 6046
geraldlevin2000@yahoo.com
www.bagnena-tuscany.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


GREECE

Paul,

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 SELINA Book 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
www.greekislandvilla.com

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


USA

NEW HAMPSHIRE lake house Cottage sleeps 6, private beach, canoe, kayaks, bikes. Rent by week/month, August 1 – October 15 2014.
Email: Bordulac@yahoo.com for details.


AUSTRALIA

BALMAIN SYDNEY, beautiful cottage, 2 bedrms sleeps 4, s/c, all facs & linen. Close village shops, 10 min ferry to City.
Visit: balmain-cottage.com.au


AFRICA

TAILOR-MADE SAFARIS. 5* lodges & camps in Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana by safari specialists.
Tel: 01242 787800.
www.redsavannah.com


INDIA

Recce Tour: THE RAJASTHAN
INTERNATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL

more affectionately known as RIFF
consists of a grand ceremonial parade
followed by three days of inspirational
music-making staged against the
breathtaking backdrop of the
Mehrangarh Fort. The Fort commands
the surrounding desert landscape which
looks down upon the blue roofs of the
city and opulent palaces, what could be
a better setting?
Dates: 5th – 14th October 2014.
Call 0207 978 0508.
www.originaltravel.co.uk
- please enter RIFF in search box.
Email: amelia@originaltravel.co.uk

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


ASIA

TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAYS TO INDIA & SE Asia. Cultural, wildlife and beach retreats in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and India.
Tel: 01242 787800.
www.redsavannah.com


SOUTH AMERICA

TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAYSto Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina & Brazil by luxury travel specialists.
Tel: 01242 787800.
www.redsavannah.com


SPECIALIST HOLIDAYS – Morocco

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
www.kudutravel.com


General


ACCOMMODATION EXCHANGE

FEMALE FINE ART STUDENT (56) attending college in London seeking accommodation: Oct 2014-May 2015. Exchange of my house in Collioure (SW France).
Google details at
www.colliourepainting.com


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

QUALIFIED ACCOUNTANT of Chinese origin with a Masters in Finance. Looking for a challenge to utilise her skills and experience. UK passport. Fluent in English and Chinese. Worked successfully in both industry and professional practice. Excellent references. Mid 30’s. Able to travel.
Email: martingi11@blueyonder.co.uk

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

ROOFING COMPANY undertakes all aspects of roofing and lead work.
Call Michael,
Tel: 07881 803215.
www.fulhamroofing.co.uk

COLLECTABLES

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


COMPUTERS

Let your Apple(s) blossom!
iPhone – iPad – Mac
(and all other lesser known members of the Apple orchard)
iTeach • iGuide • iInstall • iFix (booh).
Based London, but will travel.
Anywhere. Learn – and enjoy it!
Excellent references available.
Francis Hughes
Tel: 07973 269654
Email: sfrancishughes@mac.com


MEDIATION

PROBLEM-SOLVING AND RECONCILIATION
End disagreements with peace and goodwill, not at court!
Fast, inexpensive, stress-free and confidential service
Contact Miller’s Mediation
Email: sdht.miller@btinternet.com
Tel: 07919 154924


FLORIST

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


GIFTS

STYLE NEVER GOES OUT OF FASHION
COBRA & BELLAMY
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
www.cobrabellamywatches.co.uk
or call 01736 732112


INTERIORS

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
www.acresfarm.co.uk


INTRODUCTIONS

SUCCESSFUL, STYLISH, vivacious lady just into her 50s seeks dynamic, strong man with feet firmly on the ground for LTR. If this strikes a chord, please contact in confidence:
sue@electclubclassic.co.uk.
NO FEE required

ATTRACTIVE, SLIM, dark brown hair and eyes. My client is a London based, Oxford educated advertising consultant. Aged 61, 5’ 2”, tall, generous, witty, vivacious, happy, bright, feminine and fun. She enjoys walking in the hills, cross country skiing, writing, art galleries, the ballet and opera. You should be professional, fit, and youthful. Aged up to 71ish and looking for a committed relationship.
Please call Karen at Sara Eden on 020 7499 9626 or
Email some brief details about yourself including a recent photograph to: info@sara-eden.co.uk
in the strictest confidence. NO FEE REQUIRED.


JEWELLERY

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
www.harryfane.com


LEGAL SERVICES

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

Not Just Divorcing Gracefully….
BILMES LLP

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


PERSIAN CARPETS

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


PASSPORTS

BRITISH PASSPORT THROUGH ANCESTRY OR EX COLONY? We prove claims to British & Irish citizenship through ancestry, legal anomalies or family links to old British territories.
We also do all types of UK visas. Alex Finch MA Cambridge, LLB.
Tel: +44 20 7993 8975 or +27 10 500 9812
Email: email-info@passportia.org
www.passportia.org/spec


SPEECH WRITING

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


Tuition

SPANISH LECTURER, offers general Spanish & Spanish for business courses. All levels welcome! Italian lessons also available on request. Please call Marie-Carmen Falcon on 07543 327441 or
Email: falcon@unive.it


Property


PROPERTY FOR SALE – UK

Isle of Wight

Gurnard, ISLE of WIGHT. Magic beachside house, Architectural gem showcasing special Solent views open plan living, parent’s retreat with ensuite, triple bunk kids’ cabin, double guest room, wet room and secluded garden with matching shed. Low maintenance, lock-up and go with excellent holiday lettings. 15 minutes walk to Cowes 2.5 hours by fast ferry and train to Waterloo.
Please call owner on 07711 183418 for full particulars and price.

Norfolk

CHARMING, L-shaped 4 bedroom cottage. In need of some tlc. 1/2 acre garden. Quiet, near to beaches, nature reserve, Hickling Broad. £400k o.n.o.
Email: jennifer.boland242@btinternet.com

Northamptonshire

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE: M1 Jt 16. Euston 1 hour. Central village location (excellent amenities) extended stone cottage 15 rooms including ‘granny annexe’, attractive walled garden. OIR £625k.
Email: richardfoulkes@btinternet.com

PROPERTY FOR SALE – Scotland

MORAY FIRTH near Lossiemouth. Quality 2 bedroom flat immediately adjacent to scenic golf course; spectacular cliff scenery, marina and beaches nearby. OIR £135k.
Email: ndt4@btinternet.com

PROPERTY FOR SALE – Wales

WYE VALLEY AONB. Access to ancient woodland, 5 miles from motorway link and Monmouth: secluded stone cottage with faded garden and about ¾ acre of rough pasture. 3 bedrooms Living room with wood burner, kitchen with vintage Aga. Some restoration required Could be perfect artist/writer’s retreat/ holiday home. /earlyretirement project. POA.
Email: jhthorneycroft@gmail.com

A SECLUDED VALLEY 7 miles from Hay-on-Wye: well-appointed stone farmhouse and detached cottage with 20 acres including streamside garden, two ponds, woodland and pasture; private nature reserve. Ideal hillwalking and riding,
Details McCartney’s Tel: 01497 820778
Email: ryan@mccartneys.co.uk

BRECON BEACONS near Abergavenny & Crickhowell. Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage: bolt hole, gorgeous views, wood fires, quiet. Outstanding biking, walking, riding on the doorstep. £210,000 o.n.o. Easy access from M4 and by train.
Email: kirstyohyes@yahoo.com

PROPERTY FOR SALE – France

ARTISTS FARMHOUSE On edge of peaceful hamlet. Renovated, beautiful and unspoilt. 4/6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pool. Set in almost a hectare of gardens, orchard, barns and fields.£300,000.
16 photos and Email: frenchhouse@gugenheim.net


The Spectator Classifieds Enquiries to: Paul Bentley

Tel: +44 (0)20 7961 0090

Email: paul.bentley@spectator.co.uk

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