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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3, 2 & 1 bedrooms 2 , 1 & 1 bathrooms sleeps 6, 4 & 2

Apartments with pool in Provence- Le Diamant Noir offers 4 star accommodation in three, tastefully-furnished garden apartments, surrounded by lovely gardens and easy access to the swimming pool, where sun loungers are provided to enjoy the climate of Provence.

Each apartment has been individually styled with great attention to detail and the necessary equipment to make your holiday experience as easy and confortable as possible. We are situated 1km from the market town of Aups- an easy and pleasant walk. A typical Provencal town, Aups offers all the necessary amenities with shops, restaurants, cafés, a wealth of history and its twice weekly market, brimming over with the local produce of the surrounding area.

Ample off- road parking is at your disposal. Evening meals are available on request, as are picnics for those days in the beautiful countryside.

All linen and towels are included in the price

Aups is the Southern gateway to the Gorges Du Verdon - known for its picturesque scenery and many sporting activities. Located in the Verdon National Park, close to the Gorges du Verdon and the Lac Sainte Croix there are numerous outdoor pursuits for those who are actively minded. White water sports to include rafting canyoning and kayaking are available along with sailing and fishing. Climbing, hiking, horse riding and mountain biking are available in the area.

The lavender plateau of Velensole is only a short drive away and for those who want to venture furtherboth the Alpes of Haute Provence and the resorts of the Côte d'Azur, such as St Tropez, Antibes, Cannes and Nice are easily accessible by car.

The Haut Var area is steeped in history and there are many medieval villages to visit all telling their own stories. These perched, hilltop villages can be found around us - Aiguines, Tourtour, Moustières, Saint Marie, Moissac Bellevue, Cotignac, Villecroze to name but a few.

There are provençal markets in the region every day. Aups itself has a twice weekly market overflowing with colourful produce. during the winter moths theres is an active truffle market every Thursday

We are surrounded by domains and chateaux all producing their own very drinkable wines. Most of these establishments offer wine tasting. You are not compelled to buy wine in bulk. You can buy a single bottle. Some of the vineyards also have shop selling other local specialities.

Le Diamant Noir is situated 1km from the town of Aups. Aups is a very attractive, genuine provençal town and provides all the amenities that you require - banks, post office, pharmacy, medical service, numerous food shops, twice-weekly market, cafés, bars, several good restaurants, gift shops, tourist office, tennis courts etc. All of these are within easy walking distance. The well-stocked supermarket is conveniently situated just across the road.

As an alternative to self-catering we offer home-made, pre-prepared meals, from finest local ingredients, frozen to be reheated at your convenience at any time during your stay, or a meal of your choice to have ready with accompaniments, on your arrival to make that first evening totally hassle free.Evening meals are available with pre-booking. BBQs - we hold a weekly BBQ during summer months.

Perhaps you are celebrating a special occasion during your stay - let us know in advance if you would like us to cater for this special occasion.

We also offer picnics and if you wish, the hire of a car-operated cooler to keep your provisions cool as you explore the local countryside.

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Details for L'Amandier 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

This attractively decorated, light and airy one floor garden gite has two comfortable bedrooms, with generous wardrobes. One bedroom has a double bed and the other twin beds. A large, tiled shower room also houses a washing machine. The fully equipped kitchen with microwave, cooker, hob, oven, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and various utensils, leads on to a dining area and sitting area with TV and DVD player. There is also a CD player. French doors open on to a covered terrace, providing an outdoor living space for al fresco dining. A gas barbecue and tools are provided for outdoor cooking. Garden furniture is provided.
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only

Sandra and Colin Bingham-Wallis

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Speaks english, french
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

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L'Amandier
average rating of 4.9375 based on 19 reviews
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L'Amandier
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p72804
+33 (0)977 716 244
Aups Haut-Var - Verdon
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Reluctant to leave!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
A very big thank you to Sandra & Colin for your hospitality. We enjoyed every moment of our stay at Le Diamant Noir and were very reluctant to leave! Our gite was extremely well equipped and clean. Having the supermarche across the road was very handy for fresh croissants and bread in the morning. It’s walking distance into the beautiful ancient town of Aups where there is a market twice a week, beautiful shops including a wonderful pottery, and many very good restaurants and bars. The area’s great for cycling and walking. A visit to the Gorges du Verdon is a must! We drove there twice to enjoy the breath-taking views. Two weeks really isn’t enough time to explore this beautiful area, so we will definitely be returning again! - See more at: http://www.provence-holidayrental.com/?p=14#comments
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L'Amandier
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Aups Haut-Var - Verdon
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Sad to Leave!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We were very sad to leave our little gite after a lovely two weeks stay. The gite was comfy, clean and very nicely furnished. Our twin girls loved their bedroom. We felt very at home there. We had a lot of fun times in the pool, most of the time we had it to ourselves. Sandra, Colin and Gail were very friendly and welcoming. We like to do our own thing and didn’t feel obliged to join in with bbq etc, although we think it’s a great idea. We found some very nice restaurants in Aups, our favourite being Auberge, which we visited 3 times. I was recovering from a broken foot so we always went to Aups by car, but wouldn’t be too far to walk, if you’re able. Very convenient having a supermarket across the road, Graeme went across every morning for fresh bread for our breakfast. We went through the Gorges du Verdon in a pedalo. I didn’t pedal. Can I recommend that people phone up and book one of the electric boats, much easier. They get booked up quickly. A beautiful place. We found a pony club and our girls went riding. We love the South of France and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Le Diamant Noir. We look forward to staying there again. - See more at: http://www.provence-holidayrental.com/?p=14#comments
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L'Amandier
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Aups Haut-Var - Verdon
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Beautiful apartment in perfect setting.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
La Truffiere apartment at Le Diamont Noir is brand new and beautifully appointed, with lovely individual touches. It's just big enough for two, with a lovely private terrace. Colin and Sandra are wonderful hosts and the position is perfect; ten minute walk into the lovely village of Aups with its market, restaurants and shops, or 100 yards across the road to the supermarket for fresh bread for breakfast. We have to return, as we are two matches all in table tennis and three matches all in boule! It will not be a hardship; we simply adored it.
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and the village. For those who have never been to Aups before- We are surrounded by hilltop villages,steeped in history, but Aups itself, has achieved the status of "village de caractère" So not only does it provide all amenities, you can stroll through history on our doorstep,following the tourist office's guided map which highlights and explains the points of interest, as you venture down the quaint old streets. Such a good place to have a coffee and watch the interesting local characters.
La Truffière has been specially designed for 21st century living,and to provide a couple with a good base for exploring our region, and with a little touch of luxury for the times spent " at home". Pleased that you appreciated the finishin touches. We will look forward to welcoming you back.
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L'Amandier
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Aups Haut-Var - Verdon
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Our stay in Provence

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
We spent a lovely week staying at Le Diamant Noir. The gite couldn't have been better equipped and the whole environment of the pool and garden was beautiful and relaxing. It was the perfect base to explore the surrounding area.
Sandra and Colin couldn't have been more welcoming and had lots of great advice on where to visit and eat!
We hope to come back...
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L'Amandier
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p72804
+33 (0)977 716 244
Aups Haut-Var - Verdon
5

Au(ps) Pays des Merveilles !

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Un gîte absolument superbe, conforme en tous points au descriptif proposé ! Mieux même, j'allais oublier la bouteille de vin qui n'est pas sur les photos et que les propriétaires avaient posé sur la table pour notre arrivée ! Colin & Sandra sont très sympathiques et accueillants, à la fois désireux de répondre aux sollicitations ou besoins tout en restant très discrets. A 10 minutes à pied du centre du village, vous vous épargnerez le bouchon le jour de marché ! Et le gîte est également à une distance très raisonnable en voiture des fabuleuses gorges du Verdon (environ 25 kms). Et quand vous vous serez bien promenés sous la chaleur, vous apprécierez le calme de la piscine et la quiétude et l'ombre du parc ! Si vous hésitez...et bien n'hésitez plus ! Et vive l'Entente Cordiale Franco Britannique !!!
Owner's Response: It is a great pleasure to welcome our guests from all over the world- and of course from France.
Le Diamant Noir is ideally situated for the Gorges du Verdon and about an hour from the coast.
July and August are busy monthsin our area, and Aups is truly bustling, especially on market days. the popularity has led to some very good stalls with a huge variety of local produce and crafts. It is great bonus to be able to go into the village on foot, with no need to find a parking space.
Likewise the accommodaation is an easy walk back from town, after a night in the bars and restaurants!
For those who prefer for things to be a little quieter, September abd October are lovely months and autumn is the Verdon is beautiful
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Map

Nearest Airport
114 Kilometres
Nice ,Toulon/ St Tropez, Marseille
Nearest Train
34 Kilometres
Les Arcs
Nearest Motorway
43 Kilometres
Le Muy A8
Nearest Beach
59 Kilometres
Frejus
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Aups
Nearest Ski
136 Kilometres
La Foux, Allos
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Aups
Car: recommended

Provence holiday accommodation- Var-Aups. Join us at Le Diamant Noir for a memorable stay in the Verdon National Park. Although you need go no further than our local and historic town of Aups for a taste of real Provence with its famous truffle market, we are in a region of extreme natural beauty with a wealth of flora and fauna for nature lovers. Situated at the foothills of the alps we are surrounded by spectacular scenery, from fortified medieval hill-top villages to the magnificent Gorges du Verdon, from the Lac Sainte Croix to the Lavender Plateau of Valensole. Surrounded by local producers there are gastronomic delights at every corner not forgetting many hectares of vineyards and wine-tasting opportunities. Both the Alpes of Haute Provence and the resorts of the Cote d’Azur are easily accessible by car.

Other Activities: kayaking, canyoning and rafting in the Gorges Du Verdon.

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Availability & Rates

Aups Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Low
Feb 1 2014 - May 16 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
€185
€185
Fri,Sat,Sun
€995
3 nights
 
 
Mid
May 17 2014 - Jun 20 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
€190
€190
Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,125
3 nights
 
 
High
Jun 21 2014 - Sep 5 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
€1,455
7 nights
 
 
Mid
Sep 6 2014 - Sep 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
€190
€190
Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,125
3 nights
 
 
Low
Sep 20 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
€185
€185
Fri,Sat,Sun
€995
3 nights
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
€1,455
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €400.00
Notes A 30%deposit is payable on booking. Balance becomes payable 8 weeks before arrival.
A security deposit is payable of €400.
Payment via Paypal or online through homeaway
Linen, towels and end of stay clean are included in the rental rates. There will be an extra charge for electricity during the winter months.
Changeover days for weekly lets Saturday to Saturday
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Amenities

Aups Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 43 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • tennis
  • swimming
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