Village house in Aups, Var, Provence-Alpes-Cote DAzur, France - Located On A Quiet Pedestrian Street Yet Close To All The Excellent Shops And Cafés Of Aups
Cool in summer, warm and cosy in the fresher months, this is a delightful small house for a couple. Bedroom with king-size bed and adjacent separate bathroom on the top floor; beamed sitting room with French door and balcony overlooking the garden and comfortable double sofa bed ; very pretty kitchen with antique country table and chairs in dining area opening through French doors onto paved terrace with Provence-tiled round table. Steps down to small, private garden with deck chairs. Overhanging fig trees for welcome shade but still with areas for catching the sun. At the highest part of town so far reaching views from the bedroom window. Beautiful and well-marked walks in the forested hills immediately behind Aups. Excellent touring base for this special corner of Provence with wonderful hilltop villages, wild dramatic scenery of Gorges du Verdon; swimming in the pure waters of Lac St Croix or day trips to the beaches of the Cote d'Azur.
About the Owner
I live in London and work with the wonderful wines of Provence
Guestbook comments from the owner
A note of thanks for the Small House in Aups. I'm starting to look a bit familiar to some of the locals like the waiter in St. Marc restaurant - where I ate about 1/2 a dozen times. Just the friendliest lot of people. Steve, Los Angeles (regular guest)
Activity and Interests
Nearest beaches are St Maxime/St Tropez and Frejus, both around 60kms.
The Lac St Croix, 15 minutes drive, has pebbly beaches and pedalos. Great for swimming.
Both Nice (BA, EasyJet) and Marseille (BA, EasyJet and RyanAir) are 90 minutes drive. Toulon/St Tropez airport at Hyeres is served by RyanAir and is about 80 minutes away.
Nearest train station is Les Arcs/Draguignan, a 40 minute drive.
Aix-en-Provence TGV station, with car rental facilities and 3 hours from Paris, is 100 minutes drive
Tourtour, the village in the sky - 15 minutes drive
Cotignac, very pretty with Tuesday market - 25 minutes drive.
Salernes, centre for tiles, Sunday market - 15 minutes drive
Draguignan, major shopping - 30 minutes drive.
Abbaye de Thoronet, fine C12th Cistercian Abbey - 35 minutes drive.
Seillans la Cascade waterfall - 15 minutes drive.
Aups is a large medieval village with narrow winding streets to explore. Three butchers, three bakers, cafes and good local restaurants. Excellent market under the plane trees in the central square on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.
Intermarche Supermarket is on the edge of Aups towards Salernes or Casino Supermarket on the edge of Salernes.
Caisse Epargne and Credit Agricole Banks in Aups.
Pharmacy, English-speaking Doctor's surgery.
Aups Tourist Office next to La Mairie will give details of leisure activities and local places of interest. Local walking maps for the wooded hills behind Aups. The dramatic Gorges du Verdon, 25 minutes drive north, has more challenging hikes. One of the most spectacular natural sites in Europe it is also known as the French Grand Canyon and is an excellent location for rock climbing, hang gliding and white water activities. Three Grand Randonée trails cross through the park, the GR4, GR49 and GR99.
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Additional pricing information
Please get in contact with the dates you are interested in and I will send you a booking form together with terms and conditions. Return these with a 30% deposit and your booking is confirmed. Balance of rent being due 6 weeks before arrival.
Changeover day is Saturday though can be more flexible out of season.
We ask guests to arrive after 4.30pm and depart by 9.30am. Sometimes the housekeeper may arrive at 9am on Saturday morning of departure to make a start on the laundry.
30% deposit at time of booking; balance of payment due 6 weeks before arrival
- Available arrival
- Ceiling Fans
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Satellite / Cable
- children welcome
- pets considered
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- laundrette - serviced
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Tiled bathroom on third floor with full size bath and shower over. Basin and WC.
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with king-size bed on third floor with views over roof tops to the distant hills. Ample wardrobe and drawer space.
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: The house has a wood stove and electric radiators for cooler months Outside: Double French doors open onto paved terrace with Provence-tiled round table under Banks Rose. Steps down to small, private garden with deck chairs. Fig trees over nag the garden for welcome shade but there are still areas for catching the sun. Small BBQ and washing line. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linens, towels and tea towels provided at beginning of stay