‘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



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Tel: 01803 722398

DEVON – DARTMORE EDGE. Romantic thatched cottage in secluded valley.


NORTH NORFOLK RURAL holiday house nr coast at Great Snoring nr Walsingham. Large farmhouse, big garden, Aga, fireplaces, wifi. Family friendly, comfortable, not luxury. Sleeps 17 in 7 bedrooms with cots and 3 well behaved dogs. Availability early July, last 2 weeks August, September, October half term.
Tel: 01328 820259

NORTH NORFOLK – EXCLUSIVE West Wing of Beautiful Jacobean Hall on farm close to the coast near Blakeney available for 2 weeks in August. Views of marshes, sleeps 9 in 4 bedrooms. Perfect retreat.
Tel: 01263 740525
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DYLAN THOMAS’ LAUGHARNE Luxury villa, Castle and sea views. Sleeps 8 in en-suite comfort.


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.


COTE D’AZUR. Owing to last-minute cancellation, La Marmotte available for one week or more from Sat 8 August. Sleeps 6 in great comfort. Pool. Attractive garden. Very quiet and private. Wonderful views towards the sea. August £1,800 pw. September £1,500 pw.
Contact: tel: +44 (20) 7225 0359.


PROVENCE BARGAIN. Total escape. secluded house, heated pool, large grounds sleeps 8 – 11, late July/Aug/Sept dates.
£1200 a week (or dates to suit.)
Tel: 07798 896076

LUNGUEDOC. House with pool, tennis court, garden, 400m from Mediterranean, sleeps eight. Availability due to cancellations. July-September.

GAILLAC TARN VALLEY. Charming secluded farmhouse with large private pool sleeps 12. Professional kitchen. Availability 24/7 to 7/8 at £2500 p/w and 23/8 to 2/9 (10 days) at £2000. Bastide/shops 5km.

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

DORDOGNE – STUNNING VIEWS Perched high on a rock face in the very heart of the old Dordogne, charming house with large pool and stunning views. Weeks available: 4-11 July, 25 July – 1 August & 15-22 August £2,810 per week or 5-12 September £2,320 Sleeps 8 in air-conditioned comfort.
Tel: 01628 825941

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.


Fiona B

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.

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.


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.

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

TUSCAN/UMBRIAN BORDER. Hill top house in 11 acres. Looks amazing on the website.
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VENICE CENTRAL. Tranquil, sunny apartment. Wonderful canalside location.
Two bedrooms, two bathrooms.
Tel: 020 7701 7540 or

TUSCANY, FIVIZZANO. Generous discount! Available from the 15th August to 5th September. Farmhouse sleeps 4 – 8. Pool and piano. Quiet location but town 5 minutes away.
Contact owner for special rates:

TUSCANY/UMBRIA border. Quick – only 3 September weeks left at La Dogana – farmhouse villa in idyllic countryside. Sleeps 10. “Saltwater” pool. SPECIAL DISCOUNT.

PORTO ERCOLE/TUSCANY Beautiful seaside villas, some with pools and some with private directaccess to the sea.
Tel: 020 8246 6123



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

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: +3027210 73601.

ZAKYNTHOS. Detached three bedroom family home with private pool and close to the beach. August/September availability.


NR RONDA, ANDALUCIA. Because of late cancellations, HALF PRICE in July & August Lovely family house set in 30 acres of grounds & mature gardens. Sleeps 16 people; ideal for families with children. Infinity pool, library. Exquisite, unspoilt views towards the sea and the Atlas mountains.
Tel: 07711 887510

STUNNING BARCELONA FLAT, 2-Bed, sunny planted terrace, high ceilings, recently converted in old town (bohemian Raval). Available
2 weeks July and all August, £90 per night.
Tel: 07956 108078

MARBELLA/GUADALMINA AREA. Luxury Villa. 5 beds/5baths. Sleeps 10. Private garden with pool. 1 min from beach. Access to tennis courts and 5 additional pools. Quiet location within walking distance of many restaurants, bars and amenities. Close to several golf clubs. Rent from £2,650 to £3,650 per week.
Contact Julia:
Tel: +34 661190452


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



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FLORENCE-BASED FOR 25 YEARS, and Italian partner, would like to look after your property and related services. Practical and conscientious.


THE ORIENTAL RUG REPAIR CO. Rug cleaning. Rug repairs.
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Tel: 0207 556 1020

ACRES FARM Club fenders. Made to measure in Brass, Steel or Wood. Brochure and price list available on request or via download.
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MALE, 55, TALL, SLIM, sensible and supportive, likes laughter, seeks fascinating female for terrific times in London.
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SLIM STRIKING SURGEON This beautiful woman has a natural understated beauty. 48. She is also a talented artist and loves old books and vintage cars. A quiet, sanguine girl she believes actions speak louder than words and hates endless chatter. She is great fun and as with most well travelled people can be at home anywhere. As happy in the country as London she is one of the most relaxed, easy going women and a delight to be around. She lives in South West London but location isn’t an issue. She would like to meet an interesting understated man with similar values 50-68.
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DATING 4 GROWN UPSPrivate client consultations & dating introductions for the over 40′s Please tel. David who is ‘Matchmaker Extraordinary’. London/ South East.
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OLD PERSIAN RUGS. Not a shop, just a shed, telephone first. Shabby chic. DESMOND NORTH, East Peckham, Kent.
Tel: 01622 871353.


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GENTLEMAN SEEKS MALE for holidays and friendship.
Tel: 07833370191


EXTEND YOUR PORTFOLIO!Benefactors needed to invest substantial amounts in exciting English vineyard project with eminent Master of Wine. Short term returns unlikely but ideal for wealthy wine lovers and bons vivants with CGT issues.




3 BED HOUSE RURAL. Alentejo, Portalegre. 10 minutes. Ideal couple writer, retreat. All mod cons internet etc. Long or short let.
Email: lucypinson@wanadoo.fa



GUERNSEY OPEN MARKET Very pretty Cottage/House with surprisingly large rooms in sort after St Peirre du Bois. Planning permission to extend. Large field attached with distant sea views, previous owner had a horse. 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 2 reception kitchen. £1,295,000
Enquiries Victoria: 07781 113577


PRETTY, RESTORED FARM house with out buildings in SW France. 50 mins Toulouse Airport 700,000 euros.


PUGLIA PROPERTIES near Ostuni. 30 mins Brindisi Airport. 120k – 700k euros. English Speaking 25 years est. Estate Agent.
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