Sandra and Colin Bingham-Wallis

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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LA TRUFFIÈRE

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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.

More Details

Details for La Truffière 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Studio apartment with one bedroom, designed for 21st century holiday living: The bedroom, in romantic French style, can be made up with a large double or twins allowing flexibility. Bedside tables and lamps are provided, along with a dressing table, hair-drier, and clothes storage. High quality bed-linen and towels included. The bathroom houses a 'douche italienne' with pebbled, mosaic tile floor, wc, sink unit , heated towel rail and full length mirror. There is a utility corner with washing machine and storecupboard .The living space provides a full kitchen, with ceramic hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, fridge-freezer and a comprehensive set of pans and utensils crockery and glasses, table mats, etc. Indoor meals can be enjoyed at the breakfast bar. A comfortable sofa is provided for relaxation. Wifi internet access, Satellite TV, Bluray DVD player with USB port and ipod/phone docking station. Garden furniture is provided on the terrace. Reverse air conditioning
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Sandra and Colin Bingham-Wallis (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Perfect location for touring this wonderful area. thanks for a great holiday-gite perfect!
Sep 2013
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

La Truffière
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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La Truffière
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p72804?uni_id=1264907
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Aups Haut-Var - Verdon
5

A wonderful week in rural Provence

  • 5 of 5
We spent an idyllic week at Le Diamant Noir and Sandra and Colin were the perfect hosts. La Truffiere is perfect for a couple who are looking for comfortable, clean and peaceful surroundings.

We consider ourselves to be experienced gite holidaymakers and would say Sandra and Colin have got everything spot on. This was the most well equipped gite we have stayed in.

The quality linens and extensive equipment were excellent. The innovative store cupboard also meant absolutely everything was provided. What a nice welcome that makes and what a change it makes from the ordinary.

The pool and gardens are beautiful and immaculately maintained. Full of scent from the lavender and shrubs which encourage countless butterflies.

Sandra and Colin's welcome and hospitality throughout our stay simply added to the experience. We attended both the wine tasting and BBQ evenings and the food and wine were delicious.

The region is beautiful with numerous authentic Provencal villages, markets and restaurants within very short distance. The Gorges du Verdon are spectacular, even after several previous visits. A bonus this time was to see the Lavender harvest in full flow. The air was simply full of delicious aromas.

It is a 15 mins stroll into Aups for morning coffee and bread, excellent boulangeries and shops, with the twice weekly market held on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. There were also artisan marches and brocantes during our stay.

Good restaurants in Aups with musicians playing in the street on several evenings.

We would highly recommend Le Diamant Noir if you want to experience authentic Provence.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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

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Aups Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
mid
Sep 6 2014 - Sep 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
€120
From
€120
Fri,Sat,Sun
€785
 
 
low
Sep 20 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
€105
From
€105
Fri,Sat,Sun
€690
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
€995
 
 
Low
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
€105
€680
 
 
Spring
Mar 28 2015 - May 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
€115
€735
 
 
Early Summer
May 23 2015 - Jun 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
€120
€785
 
 
High
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€995
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
€120
€785
 
 
Autumn
Sep 26 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
€115
€735
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
€995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Weekly rentals run from Saturday to Saturday

A 30% non-refundable deposit is payable on booking (reservation confirmed on receipt of funds). Balance to be paid 8 weeks before arrival.
Security Deposit of €400. This will be refunded after departure when the property has been thoroughly checked over and any utilities, damage or breakages have been deducted.
Payment via Paypal or through homeaway
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Amenities

Amenities

Aups Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 29 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom houses a 'douche italienne' with pebbled, mosaic tile floor and glass door, wc, sink unit with storage, heated towel rail and full length mirror. There is also a utility corner with washing machine and cupboard for the ironing board and vacuum cleaner.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The bed is made up as a large double but can be divided into two singels on request.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Ping Pong Table
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Beach Towels
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
We try to ensure that all the products you are likely to need are already here. Dishwasher products are provided along with washing up liquid, other cleaning products, kitchen paper, toilet rolls and gas for the barbecue. We also provide store cupboard ingredients to include herbs and spices, olive oil, vinegar, flour and sugar. There is an optional contribution towards the store cupboard fund. What we are trying to achieve is no unnecessary expense on arrival. Shopping To overcome any problems of arrival when local shops are closed, we offer a shopping service so that you can walk straight in to your apartment and have a full fridge. Catering 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-boo
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