‘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
VIENNA CENTRE. Self catering apt: musician’s country style home in peaceful Biedermeier cloister. Sleeps 2/3.
Tel: 0043 1 712 5091.
FINE FINCA NEAR ARTA Mallorca. Restored 3 bedroom farmhouse set in 2 acres with own pool, just 45 minutes from Palma airport.
PAPHOS & POLIS. 2 wheelchair accessible villas with private pool and hoist, wet room and more. Villa Timily and Villa Ampelitis (heated pool).
Tel: 020 8440 6219
PAPHOS & POLIS. 1 to 6 bedroom villas and cottages, all with own pool, near sea. Wi-Fi, heated pools, 2 person discounts.
Tel: 020 8440 6219
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.
PROVENCE. Luxury 6 bed/6 bath country house with large heated pool. Last minute great discounts. Tel: 07905 887491
CHÂTEAU DE LE 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. Tel: 01225 310822
Delightful cottage, sleeps 4,
private swimming pool, garden, terraces lovely views.
Available 22/4 – 27/5. Special rate £475 p.w.
Tel: 07941 419859
BEAUTIFUL HOUSE IN THE DROME with spectacular views up to the mountains of the Ardeche and down across the valley of the Drome. Architect-renovated house with pool and extensive garden. Sleeps 10.
DROME, PROVENCE. Enchanting village house. Sleeps 12, heated pool, garden, orchard. Available June, July 2016.
AUGUST HOLIDAY LET. Provence, Bonnieux. Beautiful 5 bedroom 18th century Bastide.
HILLS NEAR ST TROPEZ with Magnificent views. Stunning House with pool. Sleeps 8. Luxury style to high standard. Resident Staff.
Tell: 07770 847557
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.
FRANCE – Travel Services
VISITING DIFFERENT SITES IN FRANCE? 24/7 Pentangular Chauffered Cars provides you with top-level bespoke services. Top of the range vehicles & proven drivers. At your disposal for your most exacting requirements. Paris, Normandy (beaches), Champagne and Cote d’Azur etc. Possibility to offer a “Self-Protection” service. Quotations offered. Pentangle Transport: Never get worked up when driving in Paris.
Contact to explore options:
Pentangular SAS, 3 rue Troyon, 75017 Paris, FRANCE.
Tel: 00 33 6186 15408.
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.
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.
2013 another sell-out season for La Dogana – largely thanks to the Speccie.
V. best wishes
Mark T. 19 September 2013
VENICE. s/c apartments in newly restored 15th century palazzetto. Sunny canal views. Sleeps 2/4. Canoe available.
Tel. Owner: 00 43 1712 5091.
VENICE CENTRAL. Tranquil, sunny apartment. Wonderful canalside location. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms.
Tel: 020 7701 7540 or www.venicecanalsideapartment.co.uk
ROME CENTRE. S/c apartments in royal villa, sleep 2-4. Beautiful garden, private parking. Tel. Owner: 00 43 1712 5091.
ROME VATICAN AREA. Sunny top floor apartment. Free Wi-Fi & aircon. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms.
VILLA NEAR ROME. Comfortable villa sleeps 10. Heated pool, tennis, garden. Set in 1500 olive trees.
COUNTRY HOUSE NEAR ROME. Sleeps 16, wonderful garden, swimming pool, tennis, cook, spectacular views.
TUSCAN/UMBRIAN BORDER. Hill top house in 11 acres. Looks amazing on the website. Even better in real life. Check it out:
SICILY, spacious 5 bedroom villa with pool near Taormina. Stunning sea and Etna views. Tel: 07952 578523.
Photogallery at: www.villaama.net
TUSCANY, FIVIZZANO. Farmhouse, sleeps 4 – 8. Pool and piano. Quiet location, town 5 minutes away.
Contact owner direct: Tel: + 852 2857 9663
TUSCANY, RADDA-IN-CHIANTI(4.5kms). Restored stone-built house in quiet hamlet. Peaceful forest views, gorgeous garden and superb pool. Sleeps 8.
Tel: 07855 962 650
FLORENCE, CENTRE. 14 perfectly appointed apartments in mint condition. Sizes range from large (for up to 8 occupants) to one-bedroom. Beautiful historic palazzo. One week and longer.
UMBRIA/TUSCANY. Villa with tennis court and pool. Our beautiful farmhouse sleeps 12 (6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms). Magnificent hillside location near Monterchi. Call us on 01732 762013,
or visit www.belvederediprato.com
VILLAS IN TUSCANY AND UMBRIA Small family agency renting their own villas and their neighbours’ in and around the Niccone Valley for more than 30 years. All with private pools, from 1 bedroom cottages to 6 bedroom villas. www.tuscanyumbria.com
SIENA 15 KM TYPICAL Tuscan farm house surrounded by rolling hills. Very peaceful. Completely refurbished to high standard, five double rooms, 4 bathrooms, open fire and private swimming pool. Cleaner available.
Tel: 00 32 479 38 99 77 www.nathalie-selection.eu
CENTRAL TUSCANY HOTEL Molino d’Era is perfectly located for Pisa, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano. Family run, informal atmosphere. Excellent restaurant of typical Tuscan cuisine.
UMBRIA. 3 weeks left, summer 2016. Converted 800 year old Chiesa + farmhouse. Sleeps 14. Peaceful valley of vines, olives and truffles. Daily maid service. Catering available. Very few of our guests only come once.
TUSCANY/UMBRIA BORDER. Spacious farmhouse villa – our home. Sleeps 10. Pool. Views. Magical atmosphere. Everything … Succulent reductions up to 20% plus
UMBRIAN HILLS. Magical ex woodcutter’s cottage, sleeps 3, tranquil view to distant hills. Resident cook can supply meals (if required) on sun soaked terrace. Tel: 00 39 347 218 4274
HEART OF PIERO COUNTRY. Lovely secluded farmhouse, large pool, sleeps 10/12. Close to Anghiari.
ITALIAN ENCOUNTERS. We have a small choice of really special villas on the Tuscany Umbria borders.
RIVIERA. Breathtaking Mediterranean views. Romantic, 2/3 bedroom garden flat. Menton 5 mins.
ITALY – Retreats
RETREATS BEYOND DOVER.
With 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.
ALGARVE,the garden of Europe. An all year round destination of sun, sea, sand, sport and birdlife. Vale do Lobo Villa for 4 persons near Beach. Free tennis & pool at the tennis centre, good discounts for twilight golf. Large Balcony with sea view and awning suitable for extra people June and September. Tel/fax: 01935 891241.
or visit: www.1valedolobo.co.uk
CONSTANTIA CAPE TOWN. Magical cottage on the Green Belt for rental 15/06/2016 – 15/11/2016. Studio for shorter stays (3 days or more) for holidays.
See website: www.33strawberrylane.co.za
SOUTH POINT VILLA. 4 Exclusive luxury beach villas in Galle. 2,3,4,7 bedroom villas with private pools. Fully staffed including personal chef. Ideal for families and romantic getaways.
Tel: 00 94 766 766 766
Spacious modern chalet with spectacular views in delightful Alpine village. Perfect for walking, cycling, swimming, tennis and relaxing. Sleeps 10 comfortably. Available all summer.
www.chantalouchampery.com / email@example.com
GSTEIG NEAR GSTAAD. Bernese Oberland Rustic, but cosy, authentic Alpine Chalet in the heart of the village. Sleeps 7-8.
KALKAN ENCHANTING SEA front villa.
Sleeps 8, Swimming Pool, Full time Housekeeper.
Tel: 01256 896705
TREBETHERICK. Lovely holiday home in cliff-top position sleeps 14; surfing, bathing and rock pool beaches within easy walking. Weeks available in July & August.
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. Tel: 01872 501111 www.narehotel.co.uk
We booked a five week insertion for our advertisement in the Spectator to let our Chelsea apartment. Two weeks later we had a really perfect tenant.
A remarkable response – thanks to the Spectator.
GUYERS HOUSE HOTEL Lovely friendly country house hotel in Wiltshire. 8 miles from Bath. Surrounded by glorious gardens. Wonderful cooking. Privately owned. Pretty stone villages of Corsham, Laycock, Castle Combe nearby. Croquet and tennis. Lots to see nothing to do. Eat drink and be merry.
Tel: 01249 713399
PRIDE OF BRITAIN HOTELS. We’ve selected and approved 50 of the best independently owned luxury hotels and spars around Britain for you to enjoy. Share the luxury by sending someone special a Pride of Britain Gift Voucher.
To order gift vouchers or your free hotel directory call: 0808 278 5079
or visit: www.prideofbritainhotels.com
JUMP INTO HISTORY WITH SOPHIE’S GREAT WAR TOURS Sophie’s Great War Tours is a family-run, bespoke tour operator. We create exceptional trips to the First World War battlefields of France and Belgium. With an end-to-end service, we take care of all your needs including transfers from the UK, travel in Europe and accommodation. www.sophiesgreatwartours.com
EXPERT-LED CULTURAL TOURS. Peter Sommer Travels: archaeological tours, food tours and walking tours in Croatia, Greece, Italy and Turkey. The specialist for escorted gulet cruises and gulet charters. Tel. 01600 888220. www.petersommer.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.
ADMIN BUSTER PA, NW LONDON Experienced exec PA, ex-BBC, offers weekly/monthly admin-busting sessions for busy professionals who loathe filing. Think Mary Poppins with an iPhone. Sweeps your unattended bills/mail/stuff into terrifyingly efficient filing systems complete with shouty Post-It note reminders. Flexible hours. A-list client references.
AFTER DINNER SPEAKER
LAUGHTER! Delivered with intelligence. Prepared precisely for Companies, Clubs and Conferences.
Tel 0207 412 8918 or 07470 007 515
RELAX AND DE-STRESS. Fully qualified female aromatherapist offers a range of treatments including massage in her private west London home.
For further details please call: 07597 4851853
THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF PORTRAIT PAINTERS. Commission a portrait from the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
Gift vouchers available.
SPOT-THE-CRASH. 100 Vehicle Collisions to Solve. Engaging. Intriguing. Difficult! ISBN: 9780953601691. Just £5!
OUT-OF-PRINT BOOKS FOUND. Free search. No obligation to purchase.
Tel: 01376 562334
GREEN INK BOOKSELLERS.
Fair prices paid, will travel within UK.
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.
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
Tel: 0208 994 2258
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.
LUXURY ALL – INCLUSIVE HEALTH HOLIDAYS IN THE BEAUTIFUL COTS WOLDS Cleanse your body and soul and learn about the most effective combination of juicing, raw food and hydro-colonics. Come and relax with us in a nurturing environment, receive the best care and achieve the best results. Choose a retreat to suit you, from weekend to three, five and seven day breaks.
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GREYS CHEESE DIRECT
Choose any three of our incredible artisan cheese and receive a fourth completely free.
FORMAN & FIELD
The Best of British food.
or call: 0203 6015464 for a copy of our fabulous new catalogue.
THE LONDON WINE CELLAR
Do you know what your wine is worth? Contact us now for a free valuation. Nationwide collection.
129 Richmond Road, London Fields, London E8 2NJ.
Tel: 020 7377 8097 or 020 3091 0733
Same day delivery. 23 Churton Street, Pimlico, London, SW1V 2LY
Tel: 020 7834 8784
FURNITURE & SOFT FURNISHINGS
WILLOW & HALL. The Ashwell Sofa/Sofa Bed in Linen Cotton Stone. 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. To request free samples, a catalogue and showroom information:
Call: 0845 468 0577 Visit: willowandhall.co.uk/spectator
WHERE TO SELL. Where should I sell my…?
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HETHERINGTON HATS We are the foremost dealers in vintage black silk top hats and gorgeous vintage grey, our stock is breath-taking. we can fit a top hat to your head precisely whithin minutes, and you can pay for it – interest free – over three years. Please type ‘Style like nowhere else’ into Google to get the feel of what we could do for you. Tel: 020 7730 2948
SLEEP NATURALLY on natural, organic and sustainable materials. Naturalmat. Organic Mattresses and Beds made by Hand in Devon, UK. Showrooms in London and Devon.
Tel: 01392 877247
THE ORIENTAL RUG REPAIR CO.
Rug cleaning. Rug repairs. Free. uplift and delivery.
Tel: 020 7556 1020
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
BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL BRUNETTE. This slim, stunning writer (50) divides her time between London and Venice. A succesful author, she has no interest in possessions or brands. For her it’s all about experiences. A keen traveller, she is fluent in Italian and exceptionally well read. She lectures in London and Europe and has had countless papers published. A very fit woman. She is currently attempting the Munros and loves wild swimming. She is a warm, loving, sensual woman who has remained remarkably grounded and understated. She has a wicked sense of humour…and is totally captivating. For a complimentary introduction Contact Sarah at CARPE DIEM 020 8313 0918
PROFESSIONAL COMPANION available for all social engagements.
Profile picture on request.
ACROSS THE ROOM. 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
DATING 4 GROWN UPS. Private client consultations &dating introductions for the over 40’s
Please tel. David who is ‘Matchmaker Extraordinary’. London/Home Counties Manchester & Edinburgh.
Tel: 01728 635064 – 07986 213120
TALL SUCCESSFUL MALE Exceptionally handsome, 6’1”, athletic and sporty. Portugal based, with regular/frequent visits to London and the UK seeks life partner. Blonde, deep blue eyes and a charismatic personality. Highly successful yet grounded with a romantic adventurous spirit. Great passion for skiing, tennis and travel. You ideally: 5’6”+ age 45-55, sporty, fresh-faced, feminine, fun and romantic.
For a complimentary introduction please send a photo/personal bio to Jill: Jrh@rh-introductions.co.uk
STYLE NEVER GOES OUT OF FASHION. COBRA & 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
Steinway Boston Model UP-118 Upright Piano. Ebonised high polish finish with matching stool.
Two and a half years old, used for lessons by one lady for one year.
£5,000.00 Tel 020 8525 1262
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.
WILLS BY BARRISTER
Fast reliable service at low cost.
Inheritance Tax advice available. Plain English spoken!
GARDINERS SOLICITORS. Domestic & Commercial Conveyancing.
Tel: Paul Gardiner, 020 7603 7245.
Not Just Building Corporate Strength……. BILMES LLP
28-29 Great Sutton Street, London EC1V 0DS – London & Brighton
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Tel: 020 7490 9656
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17 Manchester Street, Mayfair, London W1U 4DJ
Tel: 020 7998 7777
OLD PERSIAN RUGS. Not a shop, just a shed, telephone first. Shabby chic. DESMOND NORTH, East Peckham, Kent.
Tel: 01622 871353.
PROFESSIONAL COMPANION available for all social engagements. Profile picture on request
Tel: 07880 765 401
HETHERINGTON HATS The best investment you will ever wear.
We are the foremost dealers in vintage black silk top hats and gorgeous vintage grey, our stock is breathtaking. We can fit a top hat to your head precisely within minutes, and you can pay for it – interest free – over three years. Please type ‘Style like nowhere else’ into
Google to get the feel of what we could do for you.
Tel: 020 7730 2948
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
STEINWAY BOSTON MODEL UP-118 Upright Piano. Ebonised high polish finish with matching stool. Two and a half years old, used for lessons by one lady for one year. £5,000.00.
Tel 020 8525 1262
TIME TO SORT OUT THE STORAGE! We sort, catalogue, consolidate precious possessions (art/antique expertise) & dispose of unwanted items.
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.
VALUATIONS AND ANTIQUE EXPERTISE
THE JOHN PARKER GALLERY 40 + years & counting. The 4th generation of Antique Dealers providing valuations for insurance, probate and division as well as offering expert advice on buying & selling at a sensible & transparent cost. Love to travel.
Telephone: 07468 454 001
WANTED – MAYFAIR OFFICE. Specialist auction house seeking to rent quirky space in Mayfair.
Contact Sarah on: 020 7099 7114
Property to Let
UK: ISLE OF WIGHT
COWES WEEK. Stunning 9 bedroom waterfront property in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, (sleeps 16). Private jetty and mooring. Available for short let, August, or long let from September.
Tel: 01983 760 039.
Property for Sale
DETACHED STONE BARN. Conversion. ½ ml. from the famous book town. OIRO £575k. 4 beds, 2 baths, modern garden room with bifold doors. Large south facing garden. Views to Brecon Beacons. Breathtaking sunsets
Tel: 01497 822979
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