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4 **** Contemporary Apartments with Pool, in the Heart of Rural Provence- Aups - L'Amandier

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No


L'Amandier: Aups Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 72804ha

This attractively decorated, light and airy one floor garden apartment has two comfortable bedrooms, with generous storage. One bedroom has a double bed and the other twin beds, bedside tables and lamps. Each has a dressing table with mirror and hairdrier. A large, tiled shower room with beautiful vanity unit, also houses a washing machine .Both bedrooms have tasteful soft furnishings, and high quality bedlinen is included in the price. The ope-plan living space has a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, cooker, hob, oven, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and comprehensive utensils.There are ample glasses and sufficient crockery for dining. The dining and sitting areas are well-furnished and comfortable, with contemporary decor and soft furnishings Satellite TV and wifi. French doors open on to a covered terrace, providing an outdoor living space for al fresco dining. A gas barbecue and tools are provided . Garden furniture is provided.
This apartment accommodates 4 people maximum

About the Property

2 elegant purpose built apartments 1x 2 bedroom 1x1 bedroom - beautiful gardens

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

2017 will be our 11th year at Le Diamant Noir, so we have learned a lot about our guests' requirements and preferences.

We have a two- bedroomed apartment , perfect for two couples or a family of four and next door a bedoom with one bedroom for a couple

Each apartment has been individually styled with great attention to detail , providing the necessary equipment, not only to reach four star standard, but to make your holiday experience as easy and comfortable as possible. The apartments are clean and comfortable, each with a private, covered terrace and small garden area, provided with garden furniture

The two- bedroomed apartment l'amandier has a double bedroom furnished in romantic bastide style with hand painted furniture to include wardrobe, wash stand and bedside tables, with matching headboard. The second bedroom has twin beds, offering a bedroom for children or two adults. Bedside tables, lamps and hanging space, complete the furnishings. This room has been inspired by the seaside.
High quality linens are provided in each room and are included in the price.
Fluffy towels and swimming towels are also provided.
L'amandier has a lovely shower room, with grey tiled shower enclosure and beautiful, contemporary vanity unit, with plenty of storage for your holiday toiletries.
Tissues , toilet rolls and complimentary Occitane products are supplied.
In the corner of the bathroom is a washing machine, so you can pop a load in to wash, while you relax round the pool. An iron and ironing board is provided
The living space is open plan, and has been equipped with a full kitchen to include cooker, fridge freezer and microwave.There is a table and chairs for dining inside and a comfortable sofa and two comfortable chairs for time spent indoors.
Flat-screened TV, satellite receiver and music station and wifi are provided.
The apartment is tastefully decorated and finished with high quality soft-furnishings to add to your comfort.
Outside there is a private, covered terrace for outdoor dining- a perfect place for that glass of locally- produced, chilled rose Garden furniture is provided so that you can all enjoy the provencal climate.
Gas BBQ provided (including gas)

Le Genévrier- our apartment, designed for a couple to stay in absolute comfort.
A lovely bedroom is supplied with a king-size bed and high-quality bed linens, adapted to the season. Pretty fabrics are used throughout. Dressing table , wardrobe and bedside tables, with lamps are provided for your convenience
A large shower room is at your disposal, with tiled shower cubicle, wash basin and toilet. A washing machine is also in the room along with , hooks and storage.
The open-plan living space has a full kitchen with stainless steel dishwasher and fridge, oven, microwave and all the utensils you require to cook a mouth-watering meal from the high quality local ingredients.
The rest of the living space has a very comfortable sitting/dining area with leather sofa and high quality furniture. Colourful soft furnishings complete the look..
The apartment is provided, with TV, satellite receiver, sound bar and wifi, to keep you connected whilst on holiday.
For al fresco dining there is a table and chairs under the covered terrace and BBQin your private garden area is at your disposal for those warm summer evenings.

The two apartments are situated next door to each other, screened by a well established laurel and elaeagnus hedge. A larger party can easily be accommodated by booking L' Amandier for 4 and Le Genévrier for 2 This enables you to holiday with family or friends, but at the same time keep your independence.

The gardens have been purposely designed to give everyone their privacy. Planting has been thought out to provide year round colour. The garden is full of provencal species to include rosemary, lavender, and olive trees, along with hibiscus around the pool and colourful oleander. Buddleia bushes attract several species of butterflies. a short woodland walk takes you form your apartments to the pool. Unbreakable glasses are provided for your use and eveyone's safety. The pool is alarmed to meet the French regulations.
In the grounds we have a purpose- built boulodrome for those who want to participate in the local game of petanque. There is also a table tennis table for everyone's use. Picnic table and further seating are provided for mid- tournament refreshments. All in all a lovely setting for a relaxing holiday

There is ample secure off-road parking with a designated parking place for each apartment. The grounds are secured by electric gates, and therefore provide a safe environment for all.

Our location is ideal for a holiday.We are not situated down an inaccessible country road, but instead, it is only a 1km easy walk into the centre of Aups, where you can find all amenities and medical services. There are several very good restaurants and bars, no need to take the car. An added bonus is the very good supermarket across the road. Fresh baguettes are available from the supermarket bakery or from several bakers in town.
Aups is an authentic provencal town, a wealth of history and its twice weekly market, brimming over with the local produce of the surrounding area. Olive oil, goat's cheese, honey, saffron, an abundance of vegetables---------
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 further, both 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. Several of 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.

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.
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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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Additional information about rental rates:

A 30%deposit is payable on booking. Balance becomes payable 8 weeks before arrival. A security deposit is payable of €400. Payment via direct transfer or 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 SPECIAL PRICES for low and mid season, for one couple occupancy- please enquire

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 43 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are two steps to get from the ground into the apartment- a step onto the terrace and then a step into the apartment....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Lovely vanity unit with sink and cupboards for storage...moreless

Other Amenities

  • For extensive information on the accommodation and the area do consult our blog site For those with reduced mobility, there are two small steps at the entrance of each apartment 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. 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 "hassle-free" ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    The indoor area consists of a table with extendable leaf and four chairs. The outdoor terrace has a dining table and chairs...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heating by electric radiators ( extra charge in winter months)...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    weekly linen change...moreless

  • Parking:

    Secure off-road parking on the property, behind security gates...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All towels are provided plus swimming towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machine is provided ( in bathroom)...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Complimentary wifi is available...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes and utensils are all provided, enabling you to cook anything from a simple snack to an elaborate meal. There is enough crockery and glasses provided for you and guests....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    The open plan living space, has a very well equipped kitchen, with all the utensils to cook an excellent dinner from the abundant local produce ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas hob with electric cooker...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We supply basic store-cupboard ingredients. Washing up liquid, tablets for dishwasher and bin-liners are provided, along with toilet rolls and tissues...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Private covered terrace with dining table and chairs...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small private garden are with chairs and brolley...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas barbecue provided...moreless

  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Pool in the garden with enough sun loungers for all guests. Although this is a shared pool, it is rare for all our guests to be around the pool at the same time....moreless

  • Outdoor Pool

Building Type

  • Villa

Property Descriptor

  • Semi-Detached


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

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. In Aups you will find the Maison de la Truffe-providing an insight into the truffle growing countryside, the treasured harvest and the gastronomy related tothis precious product. 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.

There are walking paths and cycling routes throughout the area.

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

Boating on the river Verdon is a popular pursuit.

We have a zip line near Lorgues.

The charming towns of Aups., Tourtour, Villecroze, Cotignac and Moustiers Sainte Marie are all close to us

The area is steeped in history including pre-history. The museum at Quinson offers a permanent collection displaying the results of all the research work and archaeological excavations in the Verdon


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Having moved to France, for a change of life-style, over fifteen years ago, we spent some time on the coast. Being country lovers, we were delighted when the opportunity arose to move inland We chose our property at Aups, just inside the Parc regional du Verdon, and started to welcome guests from all over the world. We are going into our 11th season here.

Why the Owner Chose Aups, France:
We chose this property as it lent itself to a holiday letting business. The property allows us to live on site, and to be able to welcome our guests ourselves.The gardens have been designed so that each apartment having its own privacy. Because this is our home, we are able to offer a personal touch, and also we are able to keep our eye on any maintenance that is required. We feel privileged to live in such a beautiful area. The scenery on the doorstep is spectacular.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Each apartment is individually designed and equipped and furnished to a high standard The property stands in 2500m2 of pretty well-kept gardens We are only 1km from the centre of Aups, one of the Var's "villages de caractère" We love the bustling village and its cafe culture. As we live onsite, we are available to deal with any problems that may arise, and having lived in the area for several years, we can offer advice on local landmarks, if required.

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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Le Diamant Noir Pool

    Le Diamant Noir Pool

  • Fun on the Verdon

    Fun on the Verdon

  • Truffle market

    Truffle market

  • Pool


  • l'amandier bedroom 1

    l'amandier bedroom 1

  • local lavender fields

    local lavender fields

  • Lac Sainte Croix

    Lac Sainte Croix

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