We are currently recruiting a Classified and Sales Support Executive or Manager to work in our exciting and fast-moving Commercial department. Working across print and digital, this role offers the successful candidate the opportunity to expand and grow with the business.
If you are interested in applying or discussing the role, please contact:
Maureen McGrory, HR Consultant
T: +44 (0)20 7961 0219
‘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
DEVON – DARTMORE EDGE. Romantic thatched cottage in secluded valley.
HEREFORDSHIRE/WELSH BORDER Farm cottages for couples and families. Mansion houses for large groups. 4* – 5* accommodation for 2 – 32 pax.
DYLAN THOMAS’ LAUGHARNE SLuxury villa, Castle and sea views. Sleeps 8 in en-suite comfort.
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.
RED SAVANNAH Luxury Villas
Tel: 01242 787800
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.
CHARMING COUNTRY HOUSE,45 minutes north of Nimes. Sleeps 10. New 10m Pool installed 2010. Extensive grounds and total calm.
NORMANDY, 5mn Pont-l’Evêque, 20mn Deauville, typical Normandy house in the countryside for 6 people. Large terrace and garden. All kitchen amenities including a dishwasher and household amenities including Wi Fi. To rent from May 1st to October 31st 2015 A week minimum. May, June, September, October 1000 euro. July, August 1200 euro per week including housekeeping after the stay. Deposit 30% to guarantee the booking.
PROVENCE. Escape to secluded farmhouse in unspoilt area with stunning scenery and starlit skies. Slps 8 – 11. Large grounds/woods, 10m heated pool, t-tennis. Tennis, golf, canoeing nearby. Avail half term. Aug & other dates.
RAMATUELLE NR ST TROPEZ and sea. Country house, pool, garden secluded in vineyards. Sleeps 8. Serviced. Weeks available May through July.
Phone: 07775 570021
HOLIDAY HOMES FRANCE:Provence: Escape secluded farmhouse, large grounds/woods, heated pool, endless walks from front door, t-tennis, tennis and golf nearby. Free except July
Tel: 07798 896076
SOUTH OF FRANCE VILLA for rent Lorgues, 1 hr Nice sleeps 8, 4 beds 3 1/2 baths, pool, availability in July, August, Sept. All details
Tel: 01367 252749
BEAUTIFUL GARDEN APARTMENT. Les Haneaux Propriano, Corsica.
Tel: 0033 495258663.
NEAR ST EMILION. Idyllic, comfortable farmhouse sleeps 9 in 4 bedrooms. Large pool and garden with uninterrupted views across vineyards. Bordeaux or Bergerac airports 55mins.
NEAR AIX EN PROVENCE, 18th century farmhouse in hilltop village, sleeps 10, amazing pool in large mature gardens
SOUTH LUBERON, PROVENCE: Stunning Mas with large heated pool, 12 acres of grounds,
nr Aix en P. Fantastic walking/cycling direct from the house. Baby-sitting and cooking avail.
Tel; 07905 887491.
Email to: email@example.com
PROVENCE, ST REMY. Beautifully refurbished house with stunning, panoramic Alpilles views. Sleeps six. Private pool. Available through 2015.
Tel: 020 7352 7555 or 07836 722957.
PROVENCE / CÔTE D’AZUR. Family house, sleeps 10 in five bedrooms. Stunning secluded location. Village (Collbrières) 2km, Toulon 40km, Nice airport 130km.Pool, barbecue and outside kitchen, boules court. Availability throughout year.
Tel: 07850 208304
CHÂTEAU DE LA MOTTE BURGUNDY/CHAMPAGNE BORDER. Lovely moated château sleeps 14 – 17. Hard tennis court, heated pool and fishing in 17 acres with streams, a river and a lake. Golf, watersports, ten minutes. Calais four hours
PROVENCE, CUCURON Rental of fabulous privately owned house with heated pool in the South Luberon. Marseille airport 45 mins. Late avail due to cancellation – 30th August to 6th Sept
Tel: 07854 048029
LUXURY VILLAS IN PROVENCE A beautiful portfolio of handpicked villas, all perfectly positioned, pools, staff & cooks available.
Tel: 01242 787800.
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.
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.
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.
24 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.
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
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
ROME & ARGENTARIO, stunning villas and apartments. Available for weekly rentals.
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. s/c apartments in newly restored 15th century palazzetto. Sunny canal views. Sleeps 2/4. Canoe available.
Tel. Owner: +43 1712 5091.
VENICE CENTRAL. Tranquil, sunny apartment. Wonderful canalside location.
Two bedrooms, two bathrooms.
Tel: 020 7701 7540 or www.venicecanalsideapartment.co.uk
VENICE NEAR ARSENAL, spacious, sunny flat, 15th century palace, overlooks courtyard garden. 2 dbl bedrooms, 2 bath, modern kitchen. £1,000 p.w; or £200 per night, minimum 3 nights.
TUSCANY COAST in hill village with panoramic views, pool and comfort. Sleeps 10. Available Apr – Sept (not Aug). Nr Castiglione della Pescaia.
PORTO RAFAEL SARDINIA. 2 private rentals stunning architecture & gardens, secluded beach. Kitesurfing, windsurfing and sailing nearby.
SUMMER IN TUSCANY Lunigiana. Hillside Casa, stunning peak views from house, near skiing and beach. Jacuzzi & open fires sleeps 6.
Discount Booking £800 7days (normal price £1100pw)
TUSCANY, FIVIZZANO. Farmhouse, sleeps 4 – 6. Pool and piano.
Quiet location, but town 5 minutes away.
Contact owner direct: Tel: +852 2857 9663.
ITALIAN PALAZZO, near Rome, beautiful landscaped gardens, infinity swimming pool, tennis court, full time cook & 2 maids. May to Oct, sleeps 12 to 16.
HISTORIC VILLA TUSCANY between Florence and Siena in Machiavelli/Guicciardini country,with 2 apts, one for 8 one for 4 people for short/medium term holiday/sabatical rents.
RIVIERA: Breathtaking views.
Romantic, 2/3-bedroom garden flat. Menton 5 mins.
TUSCANY BY THE SEA, Monte Argentario, charming villa sleeps 11 with large gardens and pool.
TUSCANY NEAR LUCCA. Uniqueg 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).
Tel.+39 0584 951 230.
ITALIAN ENCOUNTERS. Select choice of special places for discerning people on the Tuscany Umbria borders.
FLORENCE CENTRE Well appointed cottage in secluded garden,
sleeps two. £1000 per week.
Tel: 39 335217113
LAKE COMO. Stunning location between Bellagio and Lezzeno. Sleeps 11 in 5 bedrooms. On lake with private harbour, jetty and beach.
Tel: 07801 334 832
FLORENCE, TUSCANY. In the Very heart of the Chianti area, just 10 minutes drive from Florence you can find Villa Poggio Secco. 3 bed, 2 bath, air-con, WiFi, underfloor heating and a large garden. Sleeps between 2/8 people.
TUSCANY/UMBRIA border. Centuries old farmhouse villa – our utterly private, spacious & loved home. Sleeps 10. Salt filtered pool. Restorative vibes. Views. Culture. Everything . . .
JOHN HALL ITALIAN JOURNEYS – 2015 TOURS
We combine privileged access to private palaces and collections, culture and conviviality in beautiful surroundings.
VENICE FOR PLEASURE
Sunday 15th March – Saturday 21nd March 2015
SECRET ITALY – The Marches – A Country Tour
Sunday 10th May – Sunday 17th May 2015
ROME: PALACES AND VILLAS OF THE ETERNAL CITY – A Private View
Thursday 15th October – Wednesday 21st October 2015
John Hall Italian Journeys
Tel: +44(0)208 871 4747
LUXURY VILLAS IN TUSCANY A beautiful portfolio of handpicked villas: Chianti, Maremma and Val d’Orcia. Staff/cooks available.
Tel: 01242 787800.
PORTO RAFAEL SARDINIA. 2 private rentals stunning architecture & gardens, secluded beach. Kitesurfing, windsurfing and sailing nearby.
ITALY: PAINTING COURSES
TUSCANY. One week painting course in magnificent private house near Siena. May/June availability. Special offer for non-painting partners.
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
PAXOS, KEFALONIA, EPIRUS, Symi. Excellent range of villas, flexible stays, high quality service, specialist knowledge.
ABTA V2429 Tel: 02072869255
VILLA SELINA Fully-serviced accommodation sleeps 10, uniquely well equipped and located in a large, private garden with easy access to the sea. Booking for 2015 / 2016
Tel: 020 7961 6220 or 07785 326 164
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
DUBROVNIK, CROATIA stunning flat in the Old Town. Superb location overlooking the Cathedral. Luxuriously equipped with beaches and everything worth seeing within a short walk.
For all questions please contact Ana. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 0788 313 9664
CRUISE INDONESIAN WATERS Our luxury ship “Le Soleal” with a maximum of 264 people. The cruise features a solar eclipse as well as a stay in Malaysia. Dep Darwin on 4th March 2016.
Brochure and details please email: email@example.com
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
RED SAVANNAH Authentic Safaris
Tel: 01242 787800
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
RP Commission a portrait from the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
Gift vouchers available
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
DOES YOUR BUSINESS need re-vitalising?
Fresh approach, more clients/exports?
Experienced CEO will bring success. Part time.
Tel: 07715 803605
CYBER SECURITY SPECIALIST.
Data, phones, computers all protected.
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
ROOFING COMPANY undertakes all aspects of roofing and lead work.
Tel: 07881 803215.
ARCHIVES, DOCUMENTS, albums, autograph letters, photographs, memorabilia, old books, postcards, etc. Will collect.
Tel: 0208 994 2258
COOKERY CLASSES – PRIVATE AND COPORATE EVENTS Perfect team building activities Hens, stags, birthdays…all groups welcome. Great alternative Christmas meal. Fun, lively, informative classes full of useful tips and advice. Completely hands on, you cook it then eat it! World cuisine including Eastern Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavours. Various venues around London and Essex
Tel: Hulya – 07590 526309
FORMAN & FIELD The Best of British food.
or call: 0203 6015464 for a copy of our fabulous new copy
DOVER FLOWERS Same day delivery. 23 Churton Street, Pimlico, London, SW1V 2LY
Tel: 020 7834 8784
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
or call 01736 732112
MELROSE SKINCARE 18g Multi-Purpose Skincare stick. Soothes sore dry rough skin & lips. Available only from chemists and supermarket in-house pharmacies. £3.20. Made by Roberts & Sheppey Ltd since 1880.
FLORENCE-BASED FOR 25 YEARS, and Italian partner, would like to look after your property and related services. Practical and conscientious.
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
ENGAGING, SMART, NATURALLY pretty, slim and feminine, my client is 40, lives in London, is cultured and interesting company – she has travelled all over the world and lived in both Asia and The States. She would love to meet someone who shares her natural curiosity about the world and has enthusiasm for life. If you’re currently single, a professional male in your 40s, who has a sense of integrity but also able to see the humour in life, you may be the man for her. No fee and no catch.
To find out more, please contact Zara Heber Percy @ The County Register, Bespoke Introductions Agency est. 1984
Tel: 020 8994 8222 or
HAVE YOU SIPPED a Tom Collins at the Hilton Skylounge? Will you join me? You; male, 40-50, single, we don’t want any irate wives ruining our cocktails for two. Attractive, or at least in candle light, GSOH, tall a bonus, but not obligatory, seeking a fun, serious relationship is. Intrigued?
EXCLUSIVE MAYFAIRMatchmaking Agency is offering eligible, single London-based male readers complimentary open membership. Our lady clients are attractive, educated, fun and fit.
DATING 4 GROWN UPSPrivate client consultations & dating introductions for the over 40′s Please tel. David who is ‘Matchmaker Extraordinary’. London/ South East.
Tel: 01728 635064 – 07986 213120
Tel: 01489 578867
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
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.
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.
TOP JOURNALIST/WRITER. Wanted Interesting Project – Fat Fee. I seek an experienced business journalist and writer of proven ability who can maintain a strong narrative thread while setting out a complicated financial story. About 20,000 words. Immediate start. Apply in confidence to:
LIVE-IN CARER/COMPANION required for active elderly lady in lovely N Yorks town. Part-time cooking, housekeeping, driving (own car). Must be intelligent, versatile nonsmoker, nursing/caring experience an advantage. S/c accom. Refs essential.
Tel 01439 770800
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 – CORNWALL
NORTH CORNWALL. 10.5 acres. 3 miles from the coast. Cottage type house. Secure and secluded. 5 acres of mature deciduous wood. 4 acre meadow. Mature garden. Substantial outbuildings. Worth a call. O.I.R.O £775,000.
Tel. 01288 321 472
UK – Suffolk
SUFFOLK Unusual group of 3 cottages and farm buildings in 54 acres 30 mins Suffolk Heritage Coast. Wildlife haven. Offers in excess of £1:2m.
UK – Wales
ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY! Idyllic 3 bedroom cottage on the Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal. Extended & refurbished to a high spec. Lawned private garden and elevated deck area to enjoy stunning views including Sugar Loaf, Skirrid and Blorenge Mountains. Beautiful country walks from your front door. Offers in the range of £450k.
Further details & photo email: email@example.com
£100,000 INCL FEES. Traditional Breton longère, 3 beds, agreeably modernised, with pretty woodedgarden and 2 stone barns. Edge quiet village, unspoilt country easy reach Rose Granite coast. Details/photos: firstname.lastname@example.org
PROPERTY TO LET
CHARMING COTTAGE IN picturesque downland village in South Oxfordshire Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 2 double bedrooms, one with adjoining 3rd bedroom/study. Secluded position in private grounds with excellent local walking and riding. 20 minutes to M4 or London Paddington trains, so ideal weekend/holiday retreat or family base for Glos/Berks/Oxon/Wilts boarding schools. Fully furnished, housekeeping service if required. Possible horse/pony livery. £1000 pcm.
Tel Sarah: 07747808250
WANTED! WING OF COUNTRY HOUSE TO RENT. TCountry loving Oxford graduate, 58, seeking wing of large country house with history and charm, to rent by the year. 2 bedrooms, large drawing room and kitchen, minimum – preferable much more. Non-smoker, married, no children, no pets, frequently abroad. Excellent references.
The Spectator Classifieds Enquiries to: Sophie Longhurst
Tel: +44 (0)20 7961 0090