House in Aups, Var, Cote D'Azur, France - Peaceful Location, 10 Minutes Walk From The Centre Of Aups
Lut & Geert Blockx - Kerckhof
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Why Lut & Geert Blockx - Kerckhof chose Aups
The situation of the house : very quiet at a walking distance of the centre with shops, at 1 km of an Intermarché (big supermarket) and with an exceptional view!
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Beautiful property with great views
The house was very big and well equipped, we had a lovely stay so close to the beautiful village of Aups.
I would really recommend this place!
Fantastic spacious house with stunning views
Stunning house and views. Very clean with lots of space for our three families and enough bathrooms to keep everyone happy. The pool was lovely if a bit cold for some of us but there is the option of paying for pool heating. We would highly recommend the property and the surrounding area as there is so much to see and do. Lac de Ste Croix was a particular favorite and we hired electric boats, canoes and pedalos at different times. Other day trips included Monaco, Nice, St Tropez, Gorge du Verdon and numerous picturesque villages such as Aups itself, Tortour, Ville Croze, Cotignac and perhaps the prettiest Moustiers Sainte-Marie. The owners Geert and Lut could not have been more helpful and all emails and transactions were actioned promptly. One more tip, two out of three of our sat navs took us to the wrong 'Rue' so use the map provided when your are within half a mile of arrival!
Lovely old house with great views
Bastide de Borne is a lovely old property nicely restored. We had a great family holiday. We especially enjoyed the long terrace with stunning views looking south across the hills of Provence. Aups is a pretty town with good restaurants.
Stunningly beautiful and characterful property
The photos on the website certainly do not do justice to this property.
The views from the lovely swimming pool across Aups and the hills beyond are amazing.
There are lots of outside and internal eating areas and 3 lounges - so space for all.
7 showers meant no queueing and the 7 bedrooms were all spacious and charming.
Aups is easily walkable and lakes are at 25 minutes and Gorge do Verdon about an hour.
We were 3 families totalling 12 - 6 adults, 4 late-teens and two toddlers and found it hard to drag ourselves away from this charming place.
Thanks for your appreciation! It is our priority to guarantee our guests a wonderful stay and we are glad to hear that you have spent a nice holiday in Aups!
Best regards, Geert and Lut
Wonderful villa and location.
This a wonderful property with plenty accommodation and good outside areas. We were a group of 16, 8 adults and 8 children. There are 7 bedrooms with 4 having been upgraded recently, although the other 3 are perfectly fine. There are 2 large living rooms and a large, well stocked kitchen with dining area. However even better is the outside space. It has been imaginatively designed so that there are always areas in the sunshine or in the shade. The pool is great and there are stunning views from here over the countryside. The property is only 10 minutes walk from Aups, a lovely traditional village with plenty restaurants, bars (Cafe Centrale a favourite) and cafes together with twice weekly markets. We also visited many other beautiful villages and vineyards, to taste the local rose.
Many thanks for a great holiday.
We thank you for your positive reaction! This is highly appreciated and means for us a reward for the works we have been doing these last years.
We are looking forward to welcoming you again in Aups at any occasion!
Geert and Lut
A great Holiday Home
We visited as a group of 14, and had a lovely week at the house in a great location approx 10 mins walk from the centre of Aups. The bedrooms were spacious and well equipped, some having been recently refurbished, and Aircon was available which we did not need as the house kept nicely cool even though outside temperatures exceeded 30 degrees.
The property is perfect for large groups, with a great Pool and lounge area, plenty of sun loungers and chairs, and a lovely patio area for eating outside in the evenings.
There is ample off road parking.
There is a supermarket a 5min drive away. We walked in to Aups a few times, everything you need from a small town, eating / drinking and shops.
In the week we were there, we drove up to the lake, and enjoyed various activities including swimming, pedalos, Canyoning and Parapenting in the stunning Gorge Du Verdon.
The house provides loads of info about local attractions, (enjoyed TourTour, Salle du Verdon) so we found it easy choose what we wanted to do while we there on holiday. Wi-fi worked well (important for the teenagers in our group). The kitchen is well stocked, and the barbecue area was used a couple of times.
The beaches of the Cote d'Azur are just an hour drive away at St Tropez. Nearer to home is the Lac St Croix which is 20 mins drive from Aups and offers a range of bathing and boating activities.
BA, BMI, Ryan Air & Easyjet flights to Nice (90 mins)/Toulon (60 mins)/Marseille (90 mins) airports; Eurostar/TGV to Avignon (2 hours). Car recommended, but not essential: you can walk to the village (shop, café, restaurants, PO etc).
Fast train to Marseille- then 1 hour drive by hire car. Fly to Nice 110km (66 miles), Toulon / St Tropez airport 100km (60 miles), Marseille 100km (60 miles). Eurostar/TGV to Avignon.
Tourtour - The village in the sky - 10 mins
Cotignac - Outdoor amphitheatre with Summer concerts
Lorgues - Large weekly market
Draguignan - Nearest large town, hyper markets etc 40 mins
Local vineyards 5 mins
The French Riviera - St Tropez, St Maxime, Cannes 1 hour drive
Lac de St Croix - Beaches and watersports 20 mins.
Aups is a 'Village of Character' as reported by the regional tourist boards and is the ideal place from which to explore Provence. There is a range of local shops including those famous French Boulangeries and Patisseries. Great local restaurants and typically French bars. Twice weekly market. This is the true experience of Provence.