A DELIGHTFUL APARTMENT IN AN OLD OLIVE MILL IN AUPS, VAR, PROVENCE, FRANCE

Michael Howarth

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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A DELIGHTFUL APARTMENT IN AN OLD OLIVE MILL IN AUPS, VAR, PROVENCE, FRANCE

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Sleeps 4 (2 bedrooms) plus extra double sofa bed

La Cascade takes its name from the small mill stream that tumbles down, right opposite the front door. It's part of an 18th century water-powered olive mill, Le Moulin de la Montre (spot the remains of the old sundial), and a small bridge leads to your private patio with wild fig and vines. You're only 10 min walk under the plane trees from the unspoilt village with its Wednesday and Saturday markets, bakeries, cafes and numerous exceptional restaurants. With 2 double bedrooms, a traditional kitchen, bathroom, separate WC and lounge (with an extra double sofa-bed), La Cascade enjoys a panoramic view over Aups towards the mountain ranges of Provence to the south. With many local festivals, a wide range of activities and delightful hill villages nearby it is ideally situated for exploring the beautiful, turquoise Lac St Croix (20 min by car) and the spectacular Gorge du Verdon (30 min). Parking at the Moulin for 2 or 4 wheels.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered

Michael Howarth

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Speaks french, english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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5
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A delightful apartment in an old olive mill in Aups, Var, Provence, France
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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A delightful apartment in an old olive mill in Aups, Var, Provence, France
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p463619
+44 1494 484350
Aups Haut-Var - Verdon
5

A property full of character in a great position

  • 5 of 5
La Cascade is easily found by following the signs to the Olive Mill which is sited just below it, and sells olive oil and associated products.
The door lock with a keypad is very handy as it saves hunting for keys
Basic supplies of soap, condiments, coffee etc are provided, so if you arrive late an urgent shopping trip is not needed. The whole place was very clean and tidy.
There is ample space in all rooms, and the kitchen is very well equipped, although mostly we ate at on of the many restaurants in Aups or the surrounding area.
Aups itself is very pleasant, only a few minutes walk away, and has all the shopping facilities likely to be needed, and a very vibrant market. It has the feel of a proper old settlement, and has many beautiful buildings.
It is not too touristy, and we found the locals very friendly.
The Gorge du Verdon is a must visit site, very impressive yet not widely known by many Brits.
The trendy places on the coast are also easily accessible if a change of atmosphere is desired, St Tropez best visited by a short ferry trip from St Maxime, where parking is easy.
After such expeditions, it was great to relax on the patio at La Cascade and see the distant mountain views as well as the swifts and kites flying around.
The mill is pleasantly cool inside with massive stone walls, and we both slept very well there.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Owner's Response: Dear Chris and Stella, So pleased that La C, Aups and the spectacular countryside around worked its magic for you. Of course the ever-running mill-stream and our private mini waterfall help with the heat of high summer and your week there would coincide with the best time for the lavender in all its purple sweeping glory up on the Valensole plateau. Great to know too of your having the time to make the trip down and home part of the holiday with your stop-overs. La C would welcome you back anytime. Michael
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A delightful apartment in an old olive mill in Aups, Var, Provence, France
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p463619
+44 1494 484350
Aups Haut-Var - Verdon
5

lovely, comfortable, well-equipped rental!

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved our stay at La Cascade in Aups. The apartment was perfect for our family of four. Our children loved playing on the patio and we all adored exploring the nearby caves and forest. The apartment was larger than we expected, with a living room and full kitchen as well as the two bedrooms. The view from the master bedroom was magnificent. La Cascades is extremely well located. It is literally a few minutes' walk into the wonderful town of Aups with its big markets and delicious bakeries. The nearby grocery store was excellent as well. We took a day trip to Lac St Croix and the Gorges de Verdon- both less than 20 minutes by car and absolutely stunning. The apartment was clean and well maintained with everything we need and more! Although it was cold and rainy for a few days we were warm and comfortable inside. The beds were comfortable and it was nice to find some games and books as well as lots of travel information. We especially appreciated the free WiFi. I would definitely recommend this rental to friends and family. Thanks to Michael for making us feel so welcome.
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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A delightful apartment in an old olive mill in Aups, Var, Provence, France
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p463619
+44 1494 484350
Aups Haut-Var - Verdon
5

Perfect tranquility, perfect relaxation

  • 5 of 5
If you're looking for a rustic apartment where a fig-fringed patio sits above a rushing waterfall, then come here.
If you want to read a book in a window bay overlooking Provencal peaks, hills and villages before wandering to a host of character-filled restaurants (£13 three courses), then come here.
If you want to make a day of touring the Cote D'Azur but enjoy the charm of the hills in the evening, then come here.
If you want to leave London at breakfast and fly for lunch, enjoying the fact that towels, linen and loo rolls are already stocked, then come here.
If you want to marvel at Europe's Grand Canyon, enjoy an entrancing azur lake and 30 minutes later be on the terrace enjoying a sundowner, then come here.
La Cascade's description is completely accurate in terms of what is provided both on a functional and aesthetic level. Unlike many holiday lets describing a 'five minute walk' which takes half an hour, it really does take five minutes to stroll into a village which has a very real character. There's an ironing board, a cot, French and English television, games, books, wifi, etc. The sound of the waterfall may take a day to get used to but is instrumental in allowing visitors to forget work stress and to appreciate this building's former role as a mill.
Michael was in Aups when we visited (couple in our 30s, car hired from Marseille airport 100 minutes away) and was a very generous and knowledgeable host. He has left a comprehensive set of instructions to allow visitors to make the most of the flat and the area.
It is true that the apartment adjoins another (being re-furbished but not constantly and not noisily) but there is more than enough room for four adults in La Cascade, more than enough window space from which to admire the countryside and in the patio a unique private space meaning you will not feel overlooked or stifled.
Since returning we have been waxing lyrical about the tranquility and typical French atmosphere La Cascade provides, which is ideal for working couples seeking a break, for friends on a re-union or for a small family. The only item which was mentioned in the guest book was the softness of the main bedroom mattress, but Michael has installed (removeable) boarding which resolved this.
The highlights are the lake (20 mins), the boats/canoes into the gorge (30 mins), a high waterfall and series of clear pools (10 mins), hilltop villages (1hr up to full day trip) and the Cote D'Azur is 70 minutes away.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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A delightful apartment in an old olive mill in Aups, Var, Provence, France
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p463619
+44 1494 484350
Aups Haut-Var - Verdon
5

La Cascade

  • 5 of 5
Just completed a delightful 2 and a half weeks holiday in France, The first week we stayed at La Cascade and thoroughly enjoyed our visit- The Owner was extremely helpful and attentive and quickly sorted out any little problems, the Garden Patio just opposite the Front door was a wonderful place to sit and relax or have Lunch on - it only took 10 minutes to walk into the Village where we found some good Restaurants,Shops and Cafes.and the whole area around Aups had many attractive and interesting Towns and Villages.All in all an excellent holiday venue.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Marseille or Nice
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Marseille
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Les Arcs
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
St Maximin
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Lac Ste Croix
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Cafe du Cours
Nearest Ski
85 Kilometres
Val d'Allos,Seignus
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Barbaroux, Brignoles
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Kilometres
Le Restaurant des Gourmets
Car: necessary

Lac St Croix, a magnificent 12 mile freshwater lake is 20 min away with beaches and coves, boating, canoes, pedaloes and windsurfing all available during the summer. Safe swimming and perfect for children. At the end of the lake (30 min) is the spectacular canyon of the Gorge du Verdon with all sorts of adventure activities from canoeing, climbing, abseiling, white-water-rafting, paragliding and bungy jumping! There is a magnificent golf course at Barbaroux some 25 min away. Also St Endreol at La Motte which features a fabulous spa. Airports at Nice, 90mins; Marseilles (MP2) and Toulon-Hyeres (90 min). Rail to Les Arcs (37km). Eurostar/TGV 8 hours London to Aix en Provence.

Eurotunnel/Ferry and drive, 12 or 13 hours from arrival in France. Nearest car hire is in Draguignan 35 min away. A vehicle is pretty much essential in this area. The nearest sea is at Frejus and St Raphael with the French Riviera, St Tropez, St Maxime and Cannes all a 1.30 hr drive. Aix-en-Provence (81km).

Other Activities: white water rafting, canoeing, canoeing, abseiling

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Availability & Rates

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Aups Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 5 2014
7 night minimum stay
£550
 
 
Late
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 3 2014
7 night minimum stay
£425
 
 
Autumn
Oct 4 2014 - Nov 7 2014
7 night minimum stay
£400
 
 
Winter
Nov 8 2014 - Dec 20 2014
7 night minimum stay
£375
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £100
Notes A 30% non-refundable deposit is taken at the time of booking. Final payment is due no later than 6 weeks prior to arrival.
A security deposit of £100 is required, preferably by cheque at the same time as final payment. This will be returned within a week of the end of stay unless there is undue damage or breakages.
Full terms and conditions including cancellation's policy available on request.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Aups Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Flexible: single,twin or super king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Though normally for up to 4, the lounge has a double sofa/futon bed which can sleep another couple.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • museums
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • forests
  • live theater
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • spelunking
  • whitewater rafting
  • rafting
  • mountain climbing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
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