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July 5, 2008 DAILY POST


DAILY POST July 5, 2008 University Education in Wrexham

University Education in Wrexham

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Taking a hit just to sell

WITH transactions in the housing market set to hit levels not seen since the 1970s, a survey claims owners have to accept a fall of nearly 10% in their asking price to sell. So is there a danger of vendors adding 10% to asking prices, so they can swiftly drop the price when offers come in? “Many vendors don’t have to sell, and many have a tendency to add a bit on to ensure they can accept a bigger hit,” said Richard Donnell of housing intelligence business Hometrack. “You get some idea of the real price gap when you compare prices which developers advertise on new homes, and prices which owners have to accept when they resell. “These owners can’t match perks which developers provide, like stamp duty paid and no deposit required. Nobody really knows where true values are, and probably won’t for months.”






● Virgin Holidays (0871 222 0304 or offer seven nights all-inclusive at Galley Bay Resort for £1,665pp ex-Manchester. Prices based on two adults sharing in July. Seven nights all-inclusive at Verandah Resort, again ex-Manchester, for £1,219pp

Owners win as rents rise

Architect-designed Ger y Dw ˆ r lives up to its name as it boasts a private beach and its own mooring


By JOANNE ROBERTS F you like nothing better than messing about on a boat and you’re on the hunt for a deep water Menai Strait mooring with a luxury family house attached, then Ger y Dw ˆ r is a must-see. It would help if you have a cool £2.5m to spend on your new property, but for your cash there’s an awful lot of home – plus outstanding views across Snowdonia. This architect-designed fivebedroomed home, built just a year ago, stands in two acres of wooded gardens and comes with both a 120m-long mooring and a private beach. There’s also an ice house, dating back to 1860.

A mile from Menai Bridge and near Llandegfan, it’s handy for the A55 and Bangor. Don’t be put off by thought of keeping pristine that huge glass frontage – it’s made from Pilkington Activ T self cleaning glass, so you don’t even have to employ a cleaner to ensure you enjoy those sweeping views. Ger y Dw ˆ r shares its driveway with another property, Craig y Don, yet is still secluded. Steps lead up to the double front door, leading into the entrance dining hall with its French chestnut panelling and galleried landing – a very grand first impression. Leading off to one side is a corridor with a formal dining room and large kitchen, with specially-made buttermilk wall and floor units with granite worktops and two Aga cookers.

Off it is an utility room with easily become a nursery – with fitted units and sink, plus a fitted wardrobes. There’s a downstairs loo. A door leads small, separate walk-in wardoutside from here, while robe room plus a fully-fitted another takes you into the bathroom and shower. large garage. Across the landing are four Leading from the other side more well-sized double of the entrance hall is another bedrooms. Two have Juliet passage, with a 19ft balconies overlooking the ● Ger y Dw ˆ r, lounge boasting a Menai Strait and their Glyn Garth, Menai Bri Cerrig granite own en-suite bath or is for sale at £2.5m thr dge ou fireplace and French shower rooms. The Carter Jonas, Bangor gh doors opening out to fourth bedroom, ( k or the front garden and overlooking the rear, 01248 360410) terrace. There’s also a comes with a shower snug with a sun room off to room and fitted wardrobe. The one side, and a lobby and fifth has fitted cupboards and house-keeper’s room. can be used as a study/office. The main stairway from the There’s also a linen store. hall again leads to two wings. Outside the grounds have On one side is the master suite, been elegantly landscaped, with a 19ft long main bedroom with many mature trees. The with Juliet balcony. There’s driveway continues down to also a large walk in dressing the foreshore, with the beach room – at 18ft long it could and moorings.

WHO wants to buy a house when prices are falling and mortgage rates are climbing? Despite all the doom and gloom, homeowners are in a stronger financial position than renters – and their advantages are increasing as rents rise – says a study from Abbey. “The housing market has changed,” said Phil Cliff, director of Abbey Mortgages. “Despite increased mortgage rates, falling house prices along with increased rent in comparative terms mean a person is better off, in terms of payment cost, by getting on the property ladder.”

New builds down 38%

APPLICATIONS by builders to start new homes fell by nearly 40% in three months from March to May. Statistics from the National House-Building Council (NHBC) show there were just over 35,000 new-build applications – 38% down on the figure of nearly 55,000 recorded last year. From March to May, the average daily sale of new homes was 452, against 549 last year. There is little doubt developers will do deals with buyers ready to proceed without delay.


LEGANT retreats, friendly locals and leisurely lifestyle... this is Antigua, sunniest island in the Eastern Caribbean. With a necklace of 365 pristine, palm-fringed beaches. Where else could you stay for a year without visiting the same beach twice? This crunchy Caribbean island can be sure its never-ending stream of celebrity visitors like the Beckhams, Peter Gabriel and Roger Moore give it an iconic appeal. Giorgio Armani owns a rather splendid place on the northwest coast at Galley Bay Heights, while Eric Clapton went one step further and not only bought a home here, but also built a drug rehabilitation clinic. There is no shortage of places for travellers to hang their hat, but Galley Bay Resort is the kind of place for which the phrase “exclusive hideaway” was invented. Nestling on one of Antigua’s western beaches, Galley Bay offers guests megadoses of superior service, great food and understated, rustic luxury. Though there are plenty of complimentary facilities for those who stir from their sun lounger – tennis, croquet and windsurfing to name but a

Galley Bay (main picture) and (from left) English Harbour, Nelson's dockyard and Verandah Resort Pictures: ANTIGUA & BARBUDA TOURIST OFFICE

few – this big-on-peace, hide and chic resort languishing in 40 acres of lush tropical gardens bursting with hibiscus, oleander and bougainvillea is somewhere to take your relaxation seriously. On the remote northeast coast, surrounded by a reef-protected bay, is Antigua’s newest eco-friendly retreat The Verandah, which opened last year. It is near Devils Bridge, a natural limestone arch carved by the sea which explodes in a never-ending frenzy of spray. Only a short boat trip away are the uninhabited nature sanctuaries Green Island and Great Bird Island, home to West Indian whistling ducks, rare lizards and laughing gulls. The resort’s low-rise villas are built in classic Caribbean design with gabled roofs and timber-clad frames, designed to blend with the perfect surroundings. It is an idyllic location where tiny hummingbirds build nests lined with cobwebs on flowering Dagger Trees and


Cruise the Caribbean on board Fred Olsen’s Boudicca for 15 nights from £1,225. Ports include Barbados, Tobago, Curacao, Jamaica, Cuba, Dom Rep, Tortola, Antigua, St Lucia, and Grenadines. Price includes return flights from Liverpool. Details from Daily Post Travel Service on 0151 227 5987.

cheeky bananaquit birds swoop down at breakfast to steal sugar from the tables. But if – perish the thought – all this luxuriating in heavenly hotels should begin to pall and you are hell-bent on wasting energy, you could cycle or take a drive round the island. The minus side is negotiating pot holes large enough to hold a party in. On the plus side, driving is on the left. Wherever you venture, you will see crumbling sugar mills, remnants of the old plantation days. A thriving sugar industry once drove the island’s economy. Betty’s Hope, built in 1650, was one of Antigua’s first sugar plantations and its success led to the island’s rapid development of large-scale sugar production. Antigua is still proud of her British ties, and for a bit of historic atmosphere visit Nelson’s Dockyard, the only working Georgian dockyard in the world. Nelson was stationed here 200 years ago to develop British naval facilities at English Harbour and enforce stringent commercial shipping laws that made him unpopular with locals and traders. Due to hostile attitudes, Horatio spent almost all of his three years in Antigua on board ship. He declared sulkily in correspondence the harbour was “a vile spot” and the

island was an “infernal hole”. High above English Harbour and the dockyard stand the ruins of garrison buildings and fortifications of Shirley Heights with Guadeloupe and Montserrat visible in the distance. On Sunday afternoons, the bar at this former British lookout station, with its gasp-inducing drop to the churning waters of English Harbour, pulses with harmonious rhythms. Steel bands pump out old Bob Marley songs and the whole area becomes an impromptu open-air club where tourists and locals enjoy boogying and sizzling barbecues. While most leisure pursuits for visitors to Antigua involve the sea or golf, cricket is the national passion. The island’s most famous son is cricketer Sir Vivien Richards who has a home here. St Johns, the island’s capital, a mass of wooden houses brightly painted in bold poppy reds, rich saffrons and giddy neon pinks, has renamed the rickety street where he was born in his honour. There isn’t really much to see in St Johns, though some may feel it is worth a visit for the duty free shopping. For seekers of a chilled-out holiday, the slice of paradise that is Antigua is one big stress buster... the perfect antidote to the strains of everyday living.





July 5, 2008 DAILY POST




University Education in Wrexham

A GREAT ESCAPE RIGHT ON YOUR DOORSTEP Hywel Trewyn finds a haven close to home

late deals COASTAL KENT Kingsdown Holiday Village (01304 361 205) offers seven nights’ self-catering in Scandinavian-style lodge in the seaside village of Kingsdown sleeping five for £495 from July 12, with privately-owned beach, indoor pool, bar and bistro ISLE OF ARRAN PGL (08700 507 507) offers seven nights’ full-board at Loch Ranza adventure centre from July 19 & 26 from £1256, saving £314, for family of four, incl canoeing, abseiling, orienteering, pony trekking ISLE OF WIGHT Wightlink (0871 376 1000) offers seven-night B&B Green getaway at Heatherleigh Hotel, Shanklin, from July 26 from £186pp (two adults, two children aged 1-10). Incl return car crossings from Portsmouth/Lymington DUBAI Destinology (0800 072 2227) offers three nights’ B&B at five-star Atlantis The Palm Dubai on Palm Jumeirah from £899 for travel Nov 10-Dec 9, Emirates flights ex-Birmingham LYON VFB (01452 716 838) offers four-night escorted tour for £549, departing July 24, Aug 7 & 21, incl Eurostar returns, coach transfers, two dinners and tour manager TURKEY Jewel in Crown (0870 067 2352) offers seven nights’ B&B at three-star hotel above famous Blue Lagoon beach at Olu Deniz from July 18 ex-Manchester £344, incl flights/transfers CORFU Kosmar (0871 7000 747) seven nights’ all-inclusive at three-star northern resort of Sidari ex-Manchester Aug 7 for £489, children £259 KEFALONIA Monarch (0871 423 8642) offers seven nights’ half-board at four-star hotel in Sunny Beach, exManchester July 14 for £385 BARBADOS Virgin (0844 557 3859) offers seven nights’ full board at four-star Tamarind Cove from £1,119 through July, Virgin flights exManchester and transfers

FLIGHT OFFERS DUBROVNIK Monarch (0871 423 8564) sevennight charter return exManchester July 20 £179 DALAMAN, TURKEY Monarch (0871 423 8564) seven-night charter return ex-Manchester Aug 4 £299 BARCELONA Monarch (0871 225 3884) one-way fares ex-Manchester July 29/30 from £49.50 VENICE Monarch (0871 423 8564) seven-night charter return ex-Gatwick July 6 for £141

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OMETIMES we need to get away from frenetic workplaces and the hustle-bustle of home life and head for somewhere special to relax. And getting away from it all doesn’t mean you have to jet off to distant shores, or start and end your trip in a traffic jam on a snarled-up motorway. The trick is to choose somewhere local, somewhere you can reach within the hour rather than taking most of the day to get there. With that in mind, we checked out a guide called Welsh Rarebits, featuring 55 of Wales’ best hotels – mostly small, privately-owned places of character. Some boast exceedingly talented chefs, including Ty’n Rhos Country House near Caernarfon, which was right on our doorstep. Martin James, who owns the hotel along with wife Janet, is an award-winning chef who has worked at the Dorchester in London, Union League Club in New York, Munich’s Bayerisherhof and Bodysgallen Hall, Llandudno – where he was head chef for eight years. A former farmhouse, Ty’n Rhos has been extensively refurbished and recently awarded five stars from the Welsh Tourist Board. A fine restaurant, relaxation and such a short travelling distance ticked all the right boxes for us. Nestling in the hills above Caernarfon, Ty’n Rhos is not far from the mountains of Snowdonia. It is easy to get to, being only a few miles from Bangor, Caernarfon and Llanberis. From the moment we wiped our soggy feet on the doormat Relaxation is everything at Ty’n Rhos, where owners Martin and Janet James (right) attend to all your needs we felt at home. We were warmly welcomed by Janet, originally from Swansea, who showed us the comfortable guests’ sitting room complete with log fire and the light and airy conservatory looking over a lake and green pastures, before leading us to our bedroom – all are named after wild flowers, ours was called Welsh Poppy. On the way upstairs we marvelled at prints of landscapes and Welsh cottages by artists such as Sir Kyffin Williams adorning the walls. Our room offered fantastic views over the Menai Strait to the twinkling lights on Anglesey as well as to the Aber foreshore near Caernarfon and further west to the peaks of yr Eifl mountains. Other rooms have views to Snowdon, making Ty’n Rhos ideally situated for walkers In our room, and giving despite the restaurant’s two room in a converted farm wanting to explore the area. afternoon tea a miss, we helped rooms being busy. We retired to building. Our en-suite room was ourselves to a cup of tea and the lounge to enjoy our coffees It’s also popular for weddings, tastefully decorated in the took time out to relax before and after dinner drinks. though more for smaller aubergine signatory colour dinner. We settled in the cosy We awoke next morning ceremonies. favoured by the proprietors, bar to peruse the fixed price feeling refreshed, and despite the Surrounded by 50 acres of with quality furnishings dinner menu (£32.50pp), with a previous evening’s gastronomic green fields, Ty’n Rhos has a and fittings, Egyptian choice of four for each course, feast we descended on the carp-stocked lake where cotton bedding using freshly prepared, local breakfast tables like two they hope, in time, to with matching produce, meat from local gluttonous gannets. have a honeymoon fe wi d an n wy ● Hywel Tre bedspread, farmers and butchers, freshly And a memorable affair it was lodge. s at Ty’n Gwenllian were guest, Seion, curtains and caught local fish, and, in too, with homemade rolls, Martin and Janet Rhos Country House on (01248 blinds. summer, vegetables and herbs preserves and yoghurt, freshly can provide a arf ern Ca n, ole Llanddeini Ty’n Rhos has from the garden. squeezed orange juice, kippers Bed limousine and 670489 or www.tynrho fast from 11 bedrooms and We were treated to delicious and other delights like kedgeree, chauffeur service to ak and full Welsh bre two cottages – Yr amuse-bouche, little savoury haddock with Welsh rarebit or take guests around r night. pe m roo r pe 50 -£1 £75 Hen Llaethdy and morsels including lamb kebab, full Welsh breakfast with Snowdonia, to the e Fixed price three-cours Owl Cottage – ideal anchovy quiche and savoury homemade oatcakes & airport at Valley or across m fro r ne din for those craving more cheese puff pastry, before laverbread. the border to Liverpool and £32.50 privacy. feasting on chicken liver terrine, After breakfast many guests Manchester. They have a field Afternoon tea at Ty’n Rhos is a poached seafood, cream of picked up packed lunches before big enough to accommodate treat, with bara brith, freshly carrot and coriander and fillet heading off to the hills. For us, it four helicopters landing at the baked scones and even steak flamed in brandy. was time to head home, relaxed same time, and a Land Rover to champagne. And Janet and All courses were beautifully and refreshed – and without the take guests on off-road green Martin have an eye on local cooked and the whole hassle of an airport check-in or lane tours with champagne businesses with a conference experience was very relaxing, motorway jam. picnics.


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Bryn Hyfryd Moelfre, Abergele

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65 Maenan Road, Llandudno

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14 Gemini Drive, Liverpool

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4 Trem Y Gardden, Penycae, Near Wrexham Lot 382: Freehold end of terrace 3 bed house with gardens. Vacant.

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Apartment 1, 4 Lawson Road, Colwyn Bay

Lot 514: Long leasehold GF 1 bed flat. Vacant. To view: Property Portfolio Solutions: 01492 536622

24 Gardeners Way, Rainhill, Liverpool

Lot 520: Freehold detached 3 bed house with garden, forecourt and driveway. Vacant. To view: Halifax

Estate Agents: 0151 426 0302

‘Elm House’, High Street, Bagilt

Lot 481: Freehold semi detached 2 bed house with garden to the rear.

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Lot 385: Freehold mid terrace 4 bed house subject to an occupancy.

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Y FELINHELI Flat to let, unfurnished. 2 large bedrooms, large lounge, kitchen, bathroom, off road private parking, Excellent order throughout includes white goods & storage heating. (No DHSS, No Pets, No Smoking)

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BLAENAU FFESTINIOG 3−4 Bed house, Large lounge with Bay window, DG, CH, Combi boiler, New kitchen and bathroom, Enclosed rear garden, No DHSS. Reference required

£475p.m. 07760 310721

LLANEDWEN NR LLANFAIR PG Fully furnished spacious house, 2 miles from A55, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, newly fitted large kitchen, 2 reception rooms, newly fitted DG, GCH. No DSS, refs required.

£650 pcm 01248 440151

RHOS ON SEA HOUSE SHARE Fully furnished double bedroom & own lounge, off road parking & garden, suit professional or mature student.

£110pw Includingall bills 07921 559201

VERY LARGE ONE BED Garden Apartment Llandudno

£500 PCM

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Bryn Onnen, £179,950 (BARGAIN) Detached Bungalow, 2 double bed, new kitchen/diner, intergrated appliances, new bathroom suite, combi boiler (Wochester), cavity wall and loft insulation, GCH, DG. Private rear garden, garage, south facing and all amenities. (01745) 832018 or 07772 492719

TRELOGAN Village Location New 2 bed mid terraced house. Fitted kitchen. C/H. D/G. Off street parking. No DSS

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PENMAENMAWR Unfurnished 2 double bed semi detached bungalow. Off road parking & garage, sea & mountain view, GCH.

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07780 931577 ACCOMMODATION In Bangor. Whether you need a room or house. Student or professional, single or group we can accommodate you. Excellent condition throughout, please call for details.

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ST GEORGE ABERGELE Bright, attractive barn conversion to rent. 2 Double Bedrooms, intergrated appliances, multi jet power shower dedicated parking, stunning views over the coast. Would suit couple, deps & refs required. No Dss

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£595pcm 0845 296 0026 CENTRAL LLANDUDNO Large 1 bed flat in quiet location, GCH, DG. Recently refurbished. Immaculate throughout. No DSS.

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UPPER PRESTATYN 3 bed cottage. Superb location with views. No DSS, smokers or pets

£649 pcm

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Craig y Don. Rooms to let in shared house newly refurbished throughout. Available immediately. No Dss Refs required


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PENMAENMAWR 3/4 bed, 2 bath, lounge, kitchen, dining, utility, GCH, log burner, patio, views.

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LLANDUDNO PERMANENT EN−SUITE rooms,in former hotel. All inclusive, for older active persons. Meals provided.If required. Reasonable rates Tel:01492 875504

SPACIOUS 2 BED FLAT Part furnished, Penisarwaun area, convenient to Bangor/Caernarfon

£390 pcm

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DENBIGH 2 bed unfurnished mid terrace with CH, deposit & references required.

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• Return flights to Nice or Marseille direct from Liverpool John Lennon Airport • Return airport to resort transfers • Five nights’ B&B at the three-star Adagio City Aparthotel (the three-star Best Western Le Galice hotel at a supplement) • A walking tour of Aix-en-Provence • A guided tour of Avignon • The services of a Tour Manager in resort

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2, 3 & 4 bed properties within 10 miles of Bodelwyddan

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Two bed unfurnished first floor flat. Recently refurbished, designated parking

Ref required 07710 088341 (01745) 850425

£450 pcm Tel: 01690 760284 or 07989 347548

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• Return flights to Italy • Return airport to hotel transfers • Five nights’ half-board at the Hotel Royal, Riva del Garda (four-star Hotel La Vela at a supplement) • Five-course New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner • The services of a Tour Manager

Killarney & the Ring of Kerry £369

5 days from .00 24 September, 1 & 15 October 2008 Experience one of Ireland’s most unspoilt regions with its spectacular lakes, mountains, warm hospitality and stunning coastline.

Cheltenham Open £129.95

From for two days 15th November Join us at Cheltenham’s beautiful racecourse for the popular Paddy Power Gold Cup - two days of racing action. Price includes: * Return coach travel * One night 3* hotel accommodation with dinner and full English breakfast * Admission on both days to the Best Mate enclosure * Services of a tour representative

Marrakesh & the Atlas Mountains £349

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6 days from .00 25 September, 2, 8, 16 & 23 October 2008 Spend a relaxing few days in a wonderful spa resort in the chestnut groves of the rolling Apennine hills, and take in some fascinating sights and the elegance of one of the Mediterranean’s finest spots, above the blue Bay of Naples. • Return flights to Rome direct from Liverpool John Lennon Airport • Return airport to hotel transfers • Five nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation at the centrally located three-star Hotel Terminus in Fiuggi • Visits to Pompeii and Sorrento • The services of a Tour Manager in resort

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Seven peaks of the Carneddau Ridge THERE’S LOTS MORE TO SEE plan great days out and get loads of ideas of things to do at ...

What’s the attraction? A demanding hiking marathon with stunning views

• Return flights to Ireland from Manchester or Liverpool John Lennon Airport • Return airport to hotel transfers • Four nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation at the three-star superior Quality Hotel, Killarney (evening meals at a supplement) • A scenic tour of the Ring of Kerry, a trip to the Lakes of Killarney and a visit of Muckross House in Killarney National Park • The services of a Tour Manager

• Return flights to Marrakesh from Manchester • Airport to hotel transfers • Four nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation at the three-star Oudaya Hotel (upgrades available at a supplement) • Guided City Tour and a tour of the Atlas Mountains • The services of a Tour Manager


Where is it? The spine of high moorland and peaks that runs southward from the North Wales coast between Bangor and Conwy to Llyn Ogwen

• Return flights to Rome direct from Liverpool John Lennon Airport • Return airport to hotel transfers • Five nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation at the three-star Carlton Elite Hotel in Chianciano Terme • A day in Florence • The services of a Tour Manager


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Join us for a wonderful value few days in Italy’s stunning heartland, visiting the great Renaissance capital of Florence.

Lake Garda at Christmastime

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From for four days 3rd October This autumn, experience fashionable Longchamps and all the excitement of Europe’s richest horse race. Price includes: * Return coach travel * One night bed and continental breakfast accommodation * Return coach transfers to Longchamps and admission * Free time to explore Paris

6 days from .00 17 September, 1 & 22 October 2008

Welcome in 2008 on the shores of Italy’s largest and most spectacular lake, a perfect picture-postcard location in which to celebrate! Rest and relax, or join optional excursions including Venice, Verona and the Dolomites!

Cosy 2 bed cottage; carpets, curtains, heating, DG. Convenient location.

Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe

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6 days from .00 22 & 27 December 2008

£580 pcm

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Colwyn Bay. Professional people only


6 days from .00 4 September, 2 & 9 October 2008 A vineyard-covered landscape, dotted with breathtaking hilltop villages and medieval fortified cities.


Room to let in shared house, deposit & references required

Beautiful Provence

Tel (01492) 877771

2 bed semi detached house. Unfurn. D/G. C/H. Garden. Lovely property. Deps & refs required. No pets or smokers. No DSS.

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From for two days 15th November Attendance at a race meeting is always more fun when there’s someone to share it with. For every full paying passenger, a second can travel free! Price includes: * Return coach travel * One night bed and breakfast accommodation * Admission to the Best Mate enclosure on day one * Visit to Stratford-upon-Avon on day two

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How do you get there? Start from Aber, a village between Llanfairfechan and Bangor. If you’re lucky enough to have someone willing to drive you to the start and pick you up at the finish, great. Otherwise, Aber is served by four buses an hour running between Llandudno and Bangor. Buses from the finish at Ogwen Cottage, near the outflow of Llyn Ogwen, can take you north west to Bethesda with connections to Bangor, and also east to Capel Curig and Betwsy-Coed with connections up the Conwy Valley. Check ahead, because the bus services from Ogwen aren’t that good. Parking at Ogwen or Bethesda and bussing it to the start is another option How long will it take? For ever – or at least it may well feel like that. This is a 12 or 13-mile hike that switchbacks over seven peaks from almost sea level to more than 1,000m. You should allow about nine hours, so this is a day-long expedition. Start early because evening bus services can be elusive. Take enough supplies and warm clothing, and check weather forecasts Difficulty rating? Tough. No scrambling, but the sheer length of the walk and the repeated climbs take it out of you, even though the height of the main ridge means that, after the first two summits, each climb is short. A very steep final descent Let’s go... ● I know several people with bus passes who’ve done itthis walk, so don’t be put

Carnedd Llewelyn, Wales’ second highest peak, seen from the shores of Ffynnon Llugwy reservoir

off. From the Aber bus stop, walk up through the village on a lane that later follows a stream. It passes the entrance to a path leading to Aber Falls, crosses a bridge, then starts to climb steeply. It ends at a small parking area above the tree line ● There’s a stile at the back (left) of the parking area. Cross it and follow a path over open country. Sweeping sea views and the likelihood of mountain ponies grazing near the path. You’re now on an old Roman road to the Conwy Valley ● When you see a signpost at a crossroads of paths, go right, following the sign for Drum (pronounced Drim), the first and

bird notes



EEDING garden birds can be rewarding, but there are certain things to get right. Firstly, the location is important – if the aspect is too open then crows, herring gulls and feral pigeons will eat the lot; too concealed and nothing will find it. A good tip is to watch where birds currently feed and perch, and provide a few feeding spots so you can attract more birds – you may

Provide food in your garden and you can attract birds like this greater spotted woodpecker Picture: ADRIAN FOSTER

lowest peak. It’s a steady slog up a long shale path over rough mountain pasture. Peak two, Foel Fras, comes into view, a great grassy mound rising above Llyn Anafon, a reservoir way down to your right ● There’s a small stone shelter on windy Drum, which is a good place to stop for a snack – great views of the Conwy Valley. Then its onwards and upwards to Foel Fras, descending a little at first, past some rocky outcrops, then climbing a steep path to a flattened stony summit ● From here, Drum already looks like a dwarf peak and you can see the line of the

even get rarities such as this greater spotted woodpecker. Feeders can be hung among branches, but the ground below should be clear so ground-feeding birds can benefit from any spills. A bird table is a good idea but should be regularly cleaned to prevent bacteria spreading. Take care not to put out too much – put out little and often rather than leaving out piles of uneaten food, which will just attract rodents. Many people stop feeding during the summer but this is also a crucial time with high numbers of young around. The only thing that should change between winter and summer is the variety of food. If you can provide a source of


Conwy RSPB is holding a moth ID event tomorrow with the Butterfly Conservation Society at 10.30am – a fun day for all the family. Call01492 584091 for further details

broad ridge you’ll be following to the next destinations, Garnedd Uchaf and Foel Grach ● Garnedd Uchaf is really no more than a stumpy heap of stones rising out of the pale moor grass and dark clumps of peat, but Foel Grach is a proper summit, although no more than a few minutes of struggle up a shale path ● Then it’s the big one: Carnedd Llewelyn, the highest point of the Carneddau at 1,064m and the second highest in all Wales. Llewelyn was a prince of Wales and there’s a princely view from the this peak – range after range of mountains stepping away in all directions with glints of sea to north and west. Exhilarating ● After Llewelyn, the ridge narrows and curves westward. Take a cautious peak down to your right at the giddying cliffs of Ysgolion Duon dropping 400m or so to the bleak valley of the Afon Llafar above Bethesda ● The ridge rises to reach the next summit, Carnedd Dafydd, and now you’re on the last leg (possibly also on your last legs, but let’s hope not). The ridge path takes you to the summit of Pen yr Ole Wen, peak no 7, and now all you have to do is hold your nerve on the final sharp descent. The path is on the south side of the summit and seems to lead down vertically through shale and rocks ● You arrive at the foot of these shattered cliffs near the western end of Llyn Ogwen. Ogwen Cottage is just across the road. By now you’re probably as shattered as the cliffs, so let’s hope your bus planning has worked out or there’s a car waiting nearby

shallow fresh water and refill it each day, then this will also help the birds throughout the year. Don’t be put off if all you get is starlings or sparrows, as some gardens don't get either. If you don’t get any birds at all then adding a few fruit or native trees, shrubs, and, if possible, a natural pond will all act like a magnet. The only time I’ve noticed a decline in birds visiting the garden is late summer and early autumn, when natural food is at its peak. But this will only last a few weeks before numbers return again. Peanuts and sunflower hearts are generally good for feeders, while a songster seed mix is ideal for table or ground feeding.




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Anglesey, Trefdraeth

Anglesey, Rhosneigr

Anglesey, Trearddur Bay Holywell, Lixwm

Maeshafn, Nr Mold

Hall, 2 sitting rooms, kitchen, 4 bedrooms, bath & shower room, extensive attic rooms, outbuildings, stabling, lawned gardens with hot tub, paddocks and woodland to about 12.9 acres.

A beautifully situated stone built house with outbuildings for conversion with superb views to the Snowdonia range

A substantial marine residence within a stone’s throw of the beach in this popular resort.

Guide Price: £895,000

3 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast area, 4-5 bedrooms, former barn/games room, 2 bedroom letting cottage, 1 bedroom flat. Courtyard with 3 stone outbuildings, 1 with p.p. to convert. Garden stores, workshop, gardens to approximately 3.3 acres Ref 3881

Nr. Ruthin, Bontuchel

2 apartments each with 1/2 receptions rooms, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms, walled gardens, courtyard and 2 garages.

A detached marine residence occupying a stunning headland position with water frontage and superb views over the bay

Hall, 3 reception rooms, kitchen, 2 w.c.’s, 4/5 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, attic rooms, garaging, gardens and extensive headland to approximately 3.6 acres.

A beautifully situated equestrian property set in approximately 7 acres with superb views to the Clwydian hills

Guide Price: £775,000

Guide Price: £725,000

Guide Price: £595,000

Ref 3934

Harlech, Llanfair

Ref 3954

Hall, cloakroom, 2 reception rooms, kitchen, 3 bedrooms and bathroom. Former mill house, gardens and paddocks, woodland and stream to about 15 acres.

Guide Price: XS £535,000

Guide Price: £535,000

Guide Price: £475,000

Ref 3933

Ref 3958

A delightfully appointed stone farmhouse Listed Grade II with commanding views across the valley

A detached seaside property occupying an extremely private position with superb views

Guide Price: £450,000

Guide Price: £395,000

• CHESTER 01244 328361 • email


During the consultation make professional body, such as sure you see their portfolio of Society of Floristry work – ask if it’s their work or ( or just ideas from wedding the British Florist Association magazines. ( Does it include designs Make an ● For for the bouquet, other appointment and details on bridal flowers, and set aside plenty training as a florist to decorate the of time – at with Welsh College of venue? least an hour – Horticulture, Northop, visit A good florist to sit and or call will listen to discuss your 01352 841000. To book an your ideas and ideas in detail. appointment with Northop suggest options Often the Garden Centre and styles for you initial chat will floristry shop call to consider. This be followed up 01352 841014 could include designs by a further from their portfolio, or meeting at which the wedding magazines, but a supplier’s ideas and the skilled florist should also be able quotation will be presented. to sketch, design and create a unique bouquet or table centre that interprets your ideas and preferences. If your needs are very specific they should also be prepared to Hoe regularly to keep weeds down, make up samples. and start to push soil up around the The initial meeting will give plants to encourage blanching you a good idea of their ● Watch out for potato blight, capabilities, but remember it’s especially if the weather is warm and important to get two or three damp quotations from different ● Harvest salads and vegetables florists to be sure of choosing regularly the right one. ● Deadhead to prolong flowering After all, nothing should be overlooked on your big day.

also a good idea to draw up a check-list when choosing a florist. It takes up to seven years of training to become a top florist. Just as you wouldn’t trust your hair, dress or wedding album to an amateur, it’s worthwhile finding a good professional florist for your bridal flowers and to decorate the wedding venue. So ask any potential florist a Pictures: STACEY ROBERTS few questions. Do they have level 4 or 5 in their professional qualifications? Check out their certificates, which should be on show in the shop. Do they belong to a

Paul Raven with some wedding day bouquets – he has loads of top tips on choosing flowers that are right for you

WHAT TO DO THIS WEEK ... ● Wet weather encourages weeds, so hoe regularly to prevent them establishing. You can pull out larger weeds by hand ● Don’t forget to keep watering the hanging baskets and containers, even if it’s raining ● Thin apples if still overcrowded after the June drop

● Remove old canes from summer fruiting raspberries when they have finished fruiting – take care not to damage the new canes, and tie them in lightly if needed ● Plant out purple sprouting broccoli and winter kale relay for winter harvest ● Plant out late autumn cauliflowers ● Leeks should be planted by now.

diary dates today ● Trelawnyd Conservation Group open garden day, Crown Inn, Trelawnyd, noon3pm. Admission £3. CS Landscapes Conservation Cup to best kept garden ● Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra performs The Four Seasons at Ness Gardens, Wirral. Gates open 5.30pm, performance starts 7.30pm. Call 0151 353 0123 to buy £27.50-£25 tickets. Details or tomorrow ● Open gardens in national gardens scheme at Caerau Uchaf, Sarnau, Bala, 2pm-5pm. Admission £3, children free; Caereuni, Ffordd Ty Cerrig, Godreir Gaer near Corwen, 2pm-5pm. Admission £2.50, children free; Cottage Nursing Home, 54 Hendy Road, Mold, 2pm-5pm. Admission £2, children £1 (share to British Heart Foundation); Waen Wen, Llandyrnog near Denbigh, 2pm-6pm. £2.50, children free wednesday ● Jilly Hodge of Rolleston on Dove, Staffs, gives a demonstration called Home Thoughts From Abroad to Colwyn Bay Floral Art Club, Methodist church hall, St George’s Road, Rhos on Sea, 7.30pm ● Events to or see address on page 2 of main paper

Ref 3963

Conservatory porch, 2 reception rooms, 3 bedrooms, family bathroom, carport and store rooms, mature lawned gardens.


UMMER is the peak season for UK weddings – the dress, hair, food, photos, honeymoon and, of course, flowers are all essentials today’s brides can’t do without. As with everything for the Big Day, the happy couple need to find a supplier who understands their ideas and preferences. Personal recommendation is always good, especially if it comes from another professional, such as a photographer or where the ceremony is to be held. But it’s

Ref 3932

Hall, 3 reception rooms, conservatory, kitchen, breakfast room, 4 double bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms (2 en-suite), double garage, garden stores, gardens to approximately 1 acre.

A charming period property extended to provide a well appointed family house occupying a tranquil position

Ref 3733

Guide Price: £595,000

Nr Aberdovey, Bryncrug Anglesey, Four Mile Bridge

A stone built house with views over golf course, sea and mountains Conservatory, hall, sitting room, study, dining room, kitchen, 4 bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, garage, lawned terrace hillside garden.

Ref 3966

An attractive half timbered cottage in a secluded rural setting with views to the Clwydian hills and Moel Famau

Anglesey, Nr. Moelfre

An extremely spacious yet a most unusual house created from a former village Inn on the banks of the Afon Clywedog

Hall, 2 reception rooms, snug, study/office, garden room, games room, sauna/shower,kitchen, breakfast room, 4 bedrooms, bathroom, en-suite shower room, garaging, lgardens and timber deck overlooking the river.

Conservatory, hall, 2 reception rooms, study, kitchen/living room, 4 bedrooms, bathroom & en-suite shower room, garaging, gardens, American-style barn with 6 stables, 4 paddocks and 3 fields.

Our new luxury show home is now open for viewing at Trem-y-Dolydd, Dolgarrog in the Conwy Valley. Prices start at just £124,995 Trem-y-Dolydd is our new development of just ten delightful 2 and 3 bedroom semi-detached homes which are packed with luxury features including full designer ‘Magnet’ kitchens with range cookers and luxury bathrooms as standard. We even include a delightful patio deck. Enjoy luxury living in the Valley and be just 15 minutes from the A55 Expressway. The show home is open this Saturday and Sunday from 11am until 5pm. Driving south through the village, Trem-y-Dolydd will be seen on the right. Take the first right and the entrance is on the right hand side.

Sales information line 07920 140226 open 7 days 9-6

Ask about our incredible range of launch offers

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PENNANT ISA, NANTGLYN, DENBIGH A character rural property comprising the Imposing, Detached, 4 Bedroom Period Farmhouse (believed to originate from the 1600's) together with outbuildings & land extending in all to 82.39 acres (33.34ha) or thereabouts having extensive views of open countryside & being located approx 1.5 & 6.5 miles from Nantglyn and Denbigh respectively with Chester being some 40 miles distant. LOT 1 - Farmhouse, Outbuildings & land in 9.52 acres approx LOT 2 - Agricultural land in 15.44 acres approx LOT 3 - Land Parcel in 53.60 acres or thereabouts LOT 4 - Paddock Land in 3.83 acres approx

FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION (subject to conditions and unless previously sold) at The Brookhouse Mill, Denbigh on Wednesday 16th July, 2008 at 7pm


A rural property located in an eminent position with superb views of countryside scenery (including towards the Clwydian Range & the North Wales Coast) comprising a 3 bed BUNGALOW, former 'FARMHOUSE' (with planning consent for conversion to a 3 Bed Det Dwelling) and Agricultural land in all extending to 81.66 acres (33.04 ha) approx being some 1.5 & 6 miles from Nantglyn & Denbigh respectively. LOT 1 - Bungalow & land in 9.97 acres approx, LOT 2 - 'Old Farmhouse' with planning consent for 3 Bed Dwelling & land in 33.41 acres approx LOT 3 - Productive Agricultural land in 38.28 acres or thereabouts.

FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION (subject to conditions and unless previously sold) at The Brookhouse Mill, Denbigh on Wednesday 30th July, 2008 at 7pm

THE BARN. LIXWM ROAD, NANNERCH A traditional, period, Outbuilding of immense character, situated in a unique, favoured, rural setting, with planning consent for conversion to create a 2/3 Bedroom, individual, Family House of merit within grounds of 0.85 acre (0.34ha) or thereabouts, having exceptional views of idyllic countryside scenery, with outlook towards the Clwydian Hills (including Moel Fammau); being conveniently located 0.75 mile, or thereabouts from the Villages of Nannerch and Lixwm and 7 & 10 miles approx from Mold & Denbigh respectively with Chester being some 19.5 miles distant.



HOUSES FOR REFURBISHMENT 001 50 Mount Grove, Birkenhead 002 44 Grassville Road, Birkenhead 003 6 Eldon Terrace, Neston 004 141 Hornby Road, Bootle 005 182 Rodney Street, Birkenhead 006 1 Seabank Avenue, Wallasey 007 17 Alwen Street, Birkenhead 008 45 Fountain Street, Birkenhead 009 50 Ross Avenue, Leasower 010 1C The Clubhouse, 149 Boundary Road Bidston 011 5 Moss Lane, Prenton 012 36 Silverlea Avenue, Wallasey 013 18 King Street, Wallasey 014 22 Malpas Road, Wallasey 015 59 Langdale Road, Liverpool 15

£90,000-£120,000 £120,000-£130,000 £65,000-£75,000 £50,000-£60,000 £95,000-£110,000 £100,000-£110,000

RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENTS 016 7 Parkstone Road, Birkenhead 017 6 Highfield View, Liverpool 13 018 20 Liversidge Road, Birkenhead

£65,000-£75,000 £70,000-£75,000 £65,000-£70,000

£30,000-£40,000 £60,000-£70,000 £70,000-£80,000 £40,000-£45,000 £55,000-£65,000 £60,000-£70,000 £60,000-£65,000 £75,000-£80,000 £90,000-£100,000


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30 Union Street, Wallasey £40,000-£45,000 21 Livingstone Rd, Ellesmere Port £50,000-£55,000 38 Glenwood Road, Little Sutton £75,000-£85,000 22 Elgar Avenue, Eastham £95,000-£105,000 31 Princes Avenue, Eastham £100,000-£110,000 270 Claughton Road, Birkenhead £80,000-£85,000 67 Willmer Road, Birkenhead £70,000-£75,000 16 Priory Wharf, Birkenhead £90,000-£95,000

VACANT RESIDENTIAL 027 19 Alexandra Road, Oxton


COMMERCIAL INVESTMENTS 028 52 Mill Lane, West Derby


VACANT COMMERCIAL 029 8-10 Lower Bridge Street, Chester £425,000-£450,000 030 158d Bebington Road, Bebington £30,000-£35,000 RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT LAND 031 33 Seabank Road, Wallasey £425,000-£450,000

PADDOCK LAND ADJOINING LLANBEDR HALL, LLANBEDR DC, RUTHIN A productive parcel of paddock land in 5.5 acres (2.22hectares) or thereabouts situated on the outskirts of the rural village of Llanbedr DC, approximately 1.5 miles from Ruthin

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This sale is conducted through our Denbigh Office (Tel: 01745 81 2049) Joint Agents – Davis Meade, Mold Office (Tel : 01352 706242)

Further details from Clough & Co. Denbigh Office (01745) 812049 Joint Agents - Davis Meade, Mold Office (01352) 706242

Tel 01492 574466 or 01286 671111

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A valuable parcel of fertile freehold agricultural land strategically situated to the south of the A533 Sandbach to Alsager Road adjoining the M6 Motorway contained within a single block with the benefit of council road frontage and a mains water supply EITHER AS A WHOLE OR IN TWO LOTS LOT 1 18.37 ACRES LOT 2 8.29 ACRES

Further details from Chester Office 01244 317833

Some of the styles Mark Jones will be offering in his new role at TH1 Hairdressing in Bangor


FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION (subject to conditions and unless previously sold) at The Brookhouse Mill, Denbigh on Wednesday 30th July, 2008 at 7pm

FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION (subject to conditions and unless previously sold) at The Brookhouse Mill, Denbigh on Wednesday 30th July, 2008 at 7pm

T’S going to be a glamorous summer according to hair stylist Mark Jones, who has just joined one of the hottest salons in North Wales. It’s the latest move in a highflying career which has seen him work in hair companies patronised by soap stars and premiership footballers in London and Chester. The 36-year-old ex-soldier has taken on the role of style director at TH1 Hairdressing in Bangor, adding to the growing reputation of the showcase salon. The celebrity world’s current clamour for glamour, with stars like Duffy, Kylie Minogue, Christina Aguerrilla and Amy Winehouse paving the way, gives Mark the chance to work on some trend-setting signature styles. “Fashionistas are going back to big hair, with lots of volume. It’s very much following the lead set by big music stars who are looking back to times past when natural glamour ruled,” he said. Having initially trained at Llandrillo college before moving on to international salon Toni & Guy, Mark has long been at the cutting edge of hair fashion. “The key is to listen to what your clients are talking about, listen to what they want and stay tuned to what’s on the catwalks



£115 for two days

1st November Departing Liverpool, Warrington & Crewe Enjoy impeccable service and wonderful cuisine on this Christmastime journey as we take you to Scotland’s stately capital for an afternoon of festive shopping and sightseeing. Price also includes: • Three-course Bucks Fizz brunch • A full afternoon in Edinburgh • Four course dinner with half bottle of wine per person • Coffee and petit fours

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For further information and a FREE brochure

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Don’t miss the breathtaking Cirque du Soleil as they perform another of their phenomenal shows. Price includes: • Return coach travel from the local area • One night bed and continental breakfast accommodation • A £22 ticket for Quidam performed by Cirque du Soleil at the Royal Albert Hall • Time for shopping and sightseeing in central London

Call: 0151 227 5987


We’ve a £150 Nanomax treatment up for grabs, helping to restore glossiness to damaged hair. For your chance to win, just tell us TH1’s website address. Answers on a postcard with name and daytime phone number to TH1 Hairdressing Competition, Daily Post, Vale Road, Llandudno Junction, Conwy LL31 9ZD.

and the celebrity world,” he said. “Then work with the individual to optimise their hair’s potential. Everyone’s hair has the ability to look glamorous.” Originally from Prestatyn, Mark now lives with wife Victoria on Anglesey. He became a hair stylist almost by chance after a back injury forced him to leave the army. “I had not long signed up when I was ● TH1 injured. Then when I left Hairdressing, at 19 I didn’t know what Caernarfon Road, Bangor, else to do. I started working at a salon, and or 01248 353 703 never looked back. I had a natural flair for hair style.” Dawn Tidgewell, owner and creative director at TH1, persuaded Mark to move to the salon in a restored chapel in Bangor, where he is based on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Among treatments offered is Nanomax, which repairs hair permanently damaged due to colouring, heat or dehydration. He said: “At one time people were under the impression you have to go over the border to get a decent hair cut, but that’s just not true. North Wales has seen some dramatic changes – TH1 is proof of that.

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weekendPOST Christopher Proudlove on a golfer’s dream sale CRICCIETH Memorial hall ANTIQUES AND COLLECTORS FAIR Held every Monday Throughout the Summer Open 10am - 4pm

Tel: 01492 582151 or 01407 720560 Sat Nav LL52 0HB


GAERWEN AUCTION CENTRE Tel: 01248 421582 Fax: 01248 421908

Antique and Fine Art Auction Wednesday 13th August at 10.30am Viewing times: Sunday 10th August at 10am - 1pm Monday 11th August at 9am - 4pm Tuesday 12th August by appointment and on the morning of the sale from 9am We are still accepting items for the above auction until the 30th July For information:Telephone: 01978 353553 Email:

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Our Next Household/General/Collectables Auction

this TUESDAY, 8th JULY at 10.30 am Viewing: Monday, 7th 1 - 7 pm “Special Mention” Lots - Adjustamatic Beds, Good Electricals incl Flatscreen TVs etc,All Manner of Collectables & Furniture Lots, Jewellery etc Early Pre-Sale Notification - TUESDAY 15th JULY Executors & Property Clearance Auction to include The Residual Chattels from the Studio of the late Sir Kyffin Wms RA amongst others

Our JULY Antiques Auction - Tuesday 29th Quality Items Invited - Entry Deadline Monday 14th ALL our dates, times & auction catalogues can be viewed at The Auction Rooms, 33 Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay, LL29 7RU

Telephone: (01492) 532176 Fax: (01492) 533308



'VE never struck a golf ball in anger. But I have been to a few sales of golfing memorabilia in my time, most of which were held either in London or in such illustrious venues as Musselburgh, seven miles east of Edinburgh, where the game has been played since 1774. The big two London auctioneers felt it was necessary to make their sales follow the course of the British Open, while provincial auctioneers, which hold such sales, continue to prove that’s not necessary. Among them are auctioneers Maxwell's based in Wilmslow, Cheshire, whose golfing specialist Colin Palmer has a lifetime's experience of the game. His latest sale is on Tuesday July 15, which features a section devoted to memorabilia from Southport’s Royal Birkdale, Royal Liverpool and Hoylake clubs, and also sought after and valuable rarities from the golfing collector community on both sides of the Atlantic. Indeed, one lot might well set a world auction record. Niche market it may be, but Colin made it clear this week that despite the current financial squeeze, few of his buyers or sellers have retreated to the clubhouse. Fact is, this is a market that is collector-driven. Yes, there are those who choose to invest in golfing memorabilia but they are easily outnumbered by players and followers of the game who are passionate about the subject. However, it is true to say golfing memorabilia can be volatile and prices can swing with scary regularity. For example, fingers were burnt when it was first realised that feathery golf balls were rare and valuable. When they were in common use, allowing a feathery to get wet was a big mistake. Clout that little damp leather pouch down the fairway and chances are that hand-stitching would give way and the ball could disappear in a cloud of, well, feathers. When examples in pristine condition signed by an important maker such as William Gourlay first came onto the market, they were making eye-watering prices. The predictable happened: it seemed like featheries might not be as rare as was first thought, depressing prices accordingly. Things have now levelled out. Maxwells’ sale contains three good examples, the cheapest of which is likely to be an 1840s example (£1,750-£2,000). It is unsigned and with one seam parting company slightly with the rest of the ball, not in the best of condition. The other two are more desirable. The better is an exceptional example by William Gourlay junior, which appears to be unused and has retained virtually all its original paint. The father and son Gourlay partnership was making featheries during the first half of the 19th century. This example is stamped with the maker's mark and has the number 26 written on it in ink. It is estimated at £5,000-£7000, as is another stamped Allan for Allan Robertson. Rarest item is the silver gilt Open Championship winner's medal won by Willie Fernie at Musselburgh in 1883. It is estimated at £50,000-£60,000 and could fetch more. If it sells, it will break the auction record set four years ago for a similar medal awarded in 1874 to Mungo Park, also at Musselburgh. The figure to beat is £48,000.

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DAILY POST July 5, 2008


Farmers Marts (R. G. Jones) Ltd., Llys Meirion, Dolgellau, Gwynedd. Tel: (01678) 520495.


As we are emigrating later this year we are offering our UK properties at below market value even in today’s difficult climate!! RUTHIN | BRIDGE HOUSE

Ffridd Y Gog, Corwen

(voted in top 40 of country market towns in UK Sunday Telegraph 2008) Valued at £695,000 welcoming serious offers over £500,000 Featured in Sunday Telegraph as a special country house, featured as house of the week in Daily Post twice! River setting set in 1.5 acres. Dramatically reduced probably the best value on the market in North Wales currently Perfect for families, dependent relatives, Bed and Breakfast (Possibility of converting to 8 bedrooms) Café or restaurant subject to PP, offices from home, work from home, many possibilities Or just a fabulous country home!

1890 Open Champion John Ball captured in this silver statue estimated at £8,000£12,000


A rare original photo of John Ba ll and Andrew Stuart in the 1890 Amateur Championship at Hoyl ake

ST ASAPH | HEN WALIAU Ideally located in exclusive cul de sac on edge of St Asaph, originally showhome, property in excellent order throughout. 4 Double Bedrooms, 2 en-suite, family bathroom, lounge, dining room, office, kitchen diner, utility, double garage

Perthi is a brick built detached two bedroom bungalow under a tiled roof in a very desirable development on the outskirts of Corwen. The property requires some modernizing and updating, scope for extending (subject to planning). Open views over farmland to the rear. Accommodation: sitting room, hallway, kitchen/diner, bathroom, separate w.c., two bedrooms, gas central heating, garage and additional parking. Garden to front and rear.

Offers in the region of

VALUED AT £395,000 REDUCED TO OFFERS over £300,000 for quick sale

ABERSOCH | CHALET T26 THE WARREN Luxury Chalet beach home on exclusive holiday park, completely refurbished, like new, excellent position near to beach. A FAMILY HAVEN. VALUED AT £159,995 WELCOMING OFFERS OVER £99,000


One of the best value chalets on the Warren currently available

Please phone on 07786071117 or 01824710371 for more details or to arrange viewings

Contact R G Jones Bala (01678) 520495 The 1883 Open Championship winner’s medal awarded to Willie Fernie (inset) is estimated at up to £60,000

The golden era of swing Of more local interest, though, is a rare silver statue of John Ball (1861-1940) who was the Open Champion in 1890. Ball was born in Hoylake and grew up to become a highly prominent amateur golfer playing out of Royal Liverpool Golf Club. After winning the British Amateur in 1888, Ball became the first English-born player to win the Open, and later became the first golfer to win both titles in the same year. He subsequently won the Amateurs a record eight times and was runner-up in the 1892 Open. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1977. The nine-inch high statue of him was hallmarked in Birmingham in 1893 and is expected to sell for £8,000£12,000. It comes from the estate of a former Hoylake Golf Club member and is the highlight of a small collection of memorabilia

sent for sale by his executors. Another gem from the collection is a rare and early programme for the 1924 Open Championship played at Hoylake, the event being won by Walter Hagen. The simple monochrome leaflet is estimated at £1,500-£2,000. Another, this one for the Saturday of the 1936 Open at Hoylake, won by Alf Padgham, is more affordable at £700-900. Elsewhere, the sale also

includes a trio of original photographs taken at the 1890 Amateurs Championship at Hoylake featuring John Ball and Andrew Stuart. Pick of the three shows Ball approaching the third hole during his second-round match with Stuart, Ball winning 6 and 4. Interestingly, it shows Ball about to play a shot with the tip of a long-nosed play club, a tactic forced upon him by the lie of the ball. It is estimated at £600-800.

Vast Selection at our Extensive Showroom Quality Antique Restoration, Valuations etc Open 7 Days Mon to Sat 9.00-5.30 Sun 10.30-4.30

Stock always Changing Conway Road • Llandudno Junction • 01492 580022 •

Tyn Llan


Perfect village location Showhome Kitchen

A rare opportunity to view this detached 4 bedroom property located in the sought after village of Llandyrnog, nestled between the market towns of Ruthin and Denbigh this location offers easy access to the A55. If village life appeals then this picturesque, tranquil setting and unique development will fulfil all your dreams. The last remaining property affords the latest design specifications and visibly shows the exceptional attention to detail, benefits include:designer granite work surfaces and porcelain tiles in kitchen and all bathrooms, including the 2 luxurious en-suite wetrooms. Priced at only £435,000, call now to arrange an early inspection. Direct Sales : 07795 432 047 Head Office : 01745 585 410 E-mail :


July 5, 2008 DAILY POST

23 Bodfor Street Rhyl LL18 1AS

Turkish Properties

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DAILY POST July 5, 2008

University Education in Wrexham


Small wonders left us hungry for more tastetest

Glyn Môn Hughes at Oddfellows, Chester


T came highly recommended. “You’ve got to go to Oddfellows,” they said. “They’ve spent a fortune on refurbishing the place and it really looks good. They also mix the best cocktails in Chester.” We did try to go several times but were knocked back at the time of booking. Once we cleared the first hurdle, we realised why: this is clearly the place to be seen in Chester, the hang-out for the trendy. And it is an interesting venue. They’ve clearly spent a great deal converting this temple-like city centre venue into a boutique hotel – there are four bedrooms on the top floor – and the bar area is a cross between a tall ship and a gentlemen’s club, with practically every bottle of spirit available. There’s a private members’ lounge on the first floor and, outside, there’s an array of Bedouin-like cabanas arranged around a centre garden feature. But we’d arrived to sample the restaurant, all glass and dark leather which has the uncanny effect of making you feel as though you’re eating al fresco. We’d chosen not to sit at the bar but went straight to the table and, despite the staff having to ring us back to ensure a table was available, there were only two other couples dining. And, while service is impeccable and attentive it tended to be a little overly so. The wine list is certainly impressive, if a little on the pricey side, and the cocktail list a veritable book of temptation. We spotted something of a rarity on restaurant wine lists: an Austrian white. The Gruner Veltliner Weingut Stadlmann Traiskirchen, at £19, was light, crispy and rather unusual. While the fine dining menu looks enticing – celeriac and cep veloute as a starter followed by, perhaps, noisette of salt marsh lamb with sautéed sweetbreads (two courses £32.50) – we stuck to the a la carte. Again, there’s plenty to tease the palate here. Curried sweet

potato soup as a starter, or in this starter,” he proclaimed, maybe the Port of Lancaster just as I discovered a mere two smoked salmon. I chose air-dried asparagus heads among my ham with asparagus, pea-shoot rather meagre portion of onsalad and lemon dressing. Mark plate foliage. opted for warm chicken salad What was there was good, an with a roasted peanut dressing. explosion of tastes which He looked disappointed when complemented each other – but his starter arrived. “Style over that’s where it stopped. We substance,” he muttered as he agreed this was only the starter embarked on a search for the and things would get better. lost peanuts. “There In some ways they are three peanuts ● Oddfellows, did, because the plates were 20 Lower Bridge But my Street, Chester (visit bigger. fillet of red wine £19 snapper, served with preserved chicken salad £5.95 or call 01244 lemon, a fennel air-dried ham £6.95 400001) and olive salad and fish and chips £13.50 elderflower dressing red snapper £13.50 was diminutive – nouvelle dessert x2 £11.90 cuisine on a diet. total £70.80 Mark went for Oddfellows’ fish and chips which, very traditionally, comprised beerbattered cod, fat-cut chips, open mon-sun 7am-10pm mushy peas and a tartar sauce. surroundings smart chic “The batter is non-salty and is disabled access not good – up steps on crisp and delicious,” said Mark, entry, toilets down stairs “and the fish is beautiful. The service impeccable if overly attentive small tower of chips is an parking on street intricate work of art and, while value for money reasonable there are no more than nine

The food is stunning but portions are tiny at Oddfellows ... think nouvelle cuisine on a diet

the bill

the facts

chips, they are something else.” My snapper was excellent, for what there was, which was miniscule. The lemons were pretty inedible and the accompanying salad mean. Fortunately, I did ask for a salad of rocket and Parmesan, nothing more than a small handful of leaves, a bit of cheese and a dribble of balsamic vinegar. Desserts – all £5.95 – are a fine balance of adventure with playing it safe: ice cream, iced tiramisu, profiteroles. Mark chose Eton mess, which was impeccably presented and, apparently, was sumptuously rich. But compared with similar offering in rival establishments, it was a miniature offering. I asked for an apple and blueberry crumble served with cinnamon cream, which was a trifle overcooked and tended to be a little toffee-like in its consistency. It’s certainly a stylish venue and the food is locally sourced and impeccably presented.The problem was the chippy near where we live was overly enticing as we wended our way home.


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