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.
2018 will be our 12th 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.