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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LE GENÉVRIER

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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 Le Genévrier 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

This attractively decorated, light and airy one floor garden gite has one bedroom, with generous wardrobe. It provides spacious accommodation for a couple. 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
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
We would like to say a big thank you to Colin and Sandra for providing such a clean and comfortable place to stay. The “Genvrier” is a beautifully appointed one bedroom gite. We came to the area to research gite business opportunities and we have to say that we learnt a great deal from all the thoughtful touches provided in our gite from the dishwasher tablets through to the beautiful surprise gift on our arrival. Sandra and Colin had thought of everything and it was a pleasure to spend a week there. Really handy for the Verdon Gorge and villages such as Tourtour and Villecroze (lovely gardens). We walked into Aups regularly for the markets and meals etc (great not to have to drive back to the gite). Thanks again Colin and Sandra - See more at: http://www.provence-holidayrental.com/?p=14#comments
Sep 2013
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Sandra and Colin Bingham-Wallis

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Speaks french, english
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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4.7
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Le Genévrier
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
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Le Genévrier
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p72804?uni_id=57813
+33 (0)977 716 244
Aups Haut-Var - Verdon
5

SUPERB GITE

  • 5 of 5
This is a well appointed gite in an extremely beautiful area of France. We shall certainly visit the area again. Our fortnight at Sandra and Colin's gite was excellent. They are very welcoming hosts and they have lots of ideas and suggestions for their guests to consider. Great gite, great location, great holiday.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Le Genévrier
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p72804?uni_id=57813
+33 (0)977 716 244
Aups Haut-Var - Verdon
4

LE DIAMANT NOIR, AUPS IN PROVENCE

  • 4 of 5
Would thoroughly recommend a stay at Le Diamant Noir just outside Aups. The gite we stayed in is one of three in large grounds with a lovely pool. A lot of care and attention has gone into furnishing and equipping the gite. But the indoor living space is rather small - though large private terrace with chairs and table makes up for this.
The owners live on site and couldn't be more helpful or welcoming without being intrusive. They gave us great tips about where to visit and where to eat. They even printed out bus timetables for us as we don't drive and relied on public transport to get around.
The gite is a short walk from the centre of Aups, which is a lovely small town. It's a great base from which to vist the Verdun Gorges, for which unfortunately you need a car, but you can get to the Lac de Saint Croix on the bus and canoe down a smaller gorge from the lake.
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We feel that to see the area at its best a car gives more flexibility. However, when this family decided to come withour a car, we did study the local bus services prior to their reservation. We were pleasantly surprised that the local villages were accessible with routes that would suit our visitors. Just to clarify- the two-bedroomed apartment is 43m2. We have just undergone the rigorous inspection procedures laid down by the French tourist authorities and L'Amandier comfortably meets the area to people ratio required for a four star grading.
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Le Genévrier
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p72804?uni_id=57813
+33 (0)977 716 244
Aups Haut-Var - Verdon
4

GREAT GITE, GREAT AREA

  • 4 of 5
A wonderful relaxing stay at Le Genevrier. We were made very welcome by the Sandra and Colin who are friendly, approachable and professional without being intrusive. The attention to detail in the gite was fantastic. The very thoughtful provisions supplied were over and above what one would normally expect and added to the very homely feel.
Aups is a great base with many local attractions and beautiful scenery, all easily accessible. The super market opposite the gite is very handy and although the gite is close to the road there is no traffic noise to disturb you. The pool is well maintained and set in a picturesque private garden and is lovely to come home to after a day of sightseeing and or adventure.
The coast is an easy drive away as is the magnificence Gorge du Verdon. During our stay the lavender fields where in full bloom and Aups is a great base for driving around the lavender routes. Great markets in Aups and Cotignac and the local town of Tourtour is well worth a visit. The nearby lac de Ste-Croix has a variety of water sports but is big enough to find a quite spot for solitude and swimming. We would highly recommend the gite and surrounding area.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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Le Genévrier
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p72804?uni_id=57813
+33 (0)977 716 244
Aups Haut-Var - Verdon
Shipley Yorkshire England
5

WONDERFUL SUMMER HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
Arrived to find a wonderful gite in a lovely setting. All you could wish for, and the extra touches of fresh flowers, wine and very warm welcome.
Sandra and Colin are great hosts. They had the knack of being around when you needed them but not intruding into your holiday.
We tried lots of Sandra's different dishes that you can buy and all were lovely. The BBQ was worth every penny and was a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
The gite is located walking distance from a, lovely old French town.The surrounding area is just full of picturesque interesting small towns and villages some within fifteen minutes drive and is within thirty minutes drive of the Gorge de Verdon and the fantastic lake.
We had a memorable holiday and will be returning.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Le Genévrier
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p72804?uni_id=57813
+33 (0)977 716 244
Aups Haut-Var - Verdon
Bristol, UK
5

PEFECT SUMMER HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in Le Genevrier for two weeks in July/August 2008. The accommodation was spotless, well equiped and comfortable. Sandra and Colin were good hosts - there if you needed them but not obtrusive. Sandra cooked us a meal for our anniversary which was delicious. The pool was a godsend during exceptionally hot weather. The supermarket and petrol station are handily placed and the twice-weekly market in Aups is well worth a visit (there was also a night market when we were there which sold crafts etc).
We had some nice meals in Aups, Tourtour and other places of which I have forgotten the names.
Le Diamant Noir is in an excellent place for sightseeing, watersports on the Lac Ste Croix and isn't too far from the coast for a day trip. The Grand Canyon du Verdon is a marvel and the Route des Cretes has outstanding views. We only saw a couple of fields with lavender on the Valensole Plateau as most had already been cut by the time we arrived, but the views and aroma must be magnificent when in full bloom. Steve played golf at Golf de Barbaroux in Brignoles, which was a challenging course but well worth the visit. We went to St Tropez for the day - take Colin & Sandra's advice, park up in Ste Maxime and get the ferry across. If you don't, you will end up stuck in traffic along the coast for hours! If you want to go further afield, the Villa Ephrussi-de-Rothschild on Cap Ferrat is well worth a visit - beautifull gardens in a magnificent setting.
All in all, we had the perfect summer holiday.
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Le Genévrier
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p72804?uni_id=57813
+33 (0)977 716 244
Aups Haut-Var - Verdon
Edinburgh
5

GEORGE AND SYLVIA HANSEN - SCOTLAND

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week at Le Diamant Noir in Genevier. the accommodation was comfortable, extremely clean and well-maintained. There was everything you need to have a pleasant stay. The kitchen was very well equipped and had all the basic store cupboard items ie stock cubes, salt, herbs, tea, coffee etc. The pool was clean and there weren enough sun loungers for everyone - with padded covers. Colin and Sandra were great hosts and their BBQ on Thursday is well worth going to with good food and wine! Aups itself is a lovely little village with plenty of restaurants. The area around Aups is super for anyone wanting an acitive holiday with the Gorge and Lac St Croix only a 20 minute drive away. Good walking in the area. There are also lots of lovely little villages to visit and sit in the sun with a glass of wine!
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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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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Aups Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
high
Jun 21 2014 - Sep 5 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€970
 
 
mid
Sep 6 2014 - Sep 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
€117
From
€117
Fri,Sat,Sun
€770
 
 
low
Sep 20 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
€102
From
€102
Fri,Sat,Sun
€675
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€970
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes A deposit of 30% is payable at the time of booking. Balance becomes payable. 8 weeks before arrival date. A security deposit is payable of €400 per week.

Payment via Paypal or through Homeaway

Rental rates include linen and towels

There will be a charge for electricity during the winter months.

Changeover days for weekly lets Saturday to Saturday

Personal welcome on site
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Amenities

Aups Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 34 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • All bedlinen and towels are provided and included in the price
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • winery tours
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
For those with reduced mobility, there are two small steps at the entrance of each apartment Electrical adaptors available Cleaning products included
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