Stunning location(river&waterfalls)for Olive Mill

Private pool in Provencal gardens
Private pool in Provencal gardensTower House overlooks its own valleyPrivate valley with olive groveSwim under & walk behind our own waterfallExplore our private river, fish, swim, picnic.....Tower House interiorView through Dining roomDouble bedroomDouble bedroom
Aups, Provence, France

Overview

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps 6
Per week €1,200 - €2,700
Type: Villa
Description of the Aups vacation villa rental
The Tower House (sleeps six) was the original dwelling for the large stone olive mill which was built in the 18th century. It faces full south over an enclosed courtyard, overlooking grassy terraces which lead down to the pool. There are extensive views from each window and a panorama east, south, and west from the large roof terrace. The property has been completely restored (using period materials where possible, but incorporating the best modern equipment in the kitchen and bathrooms) and has excellent outdoors facilities: grassy terraces planted with lavender, sage, and irises, with wild mint and rosemary, mature trees for shade, a beautiful pool (ten by five meters) with natural stone surround, barbecue on the roof terrace, swings for children, and unlimited space for all games.
The TOWER(MAIN)HOUSE accommodations consist of:
* Large Ground Floor entrance hall paved with stone, with exposed beams, is ideal as a board games or relaxation area, with video (mostly English/American but also some French films), board games and books.
There is a guest water closet.
* First Floor includes double bedroom (en suite shower and water closet) with exposed beams. Good quality double bed, antique furniture and views of hills extending for miles to the east. Landing and stairs to second floor.
* Second Floor includes sunny and spacious kitchen/dining room with original Provençale floor tiles and exposed beams. The kitchen is fully-equipped with new (2004) Siemens dishwasher, new (2004) Siemens stainless steel electric oven, microwave oven, large refrigerator/freezer, and a good supply of small electrical equipment (toaster, kettle, coffee maker, juice extractor, blender, and beaters). There are extensive views south across the 18th century courtyard.
Well-decorated sitting room with comfortable new 2004 sofas, antique furniture, with exposed beams, original Provençale floor tiles, television.
Second double bedroom (king size bed) with extensive views south and west of our valley and the surrounding hills. Beautiful walnut and cherry antique furniture and original Provençale floor tiles.
Small third double bedroom (2 single beds) with views south and east through trees (mulberry and fig, as well as ash and pine) and across our valley towards the river.
Bathroom with bath, antique walnut furniture (modern basin and fittings), and third water closet. There is a fourth water closet on this floor.
Steep stairs lead to the third floor.
* Third Floor is a magnificent roof terrace paved with white natural stone, with panoramic views east, south and west across valleys and hills. Furnished (teak table, chairs, benches), with external lighting for outdoor meals. There is also a barbecue, second sink, and small refrigerator.
The washing machine is in a separate laundry room (for the exclusive use of the Tower House) at ground floor level.

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Property Rates
Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Feb 01 2014 Apr 29 2014 - - €1,200 - -
Apr 30 2014 May 27 2014 - - €1,350 - -
May 28 2014 Jun 10 2014 - - €1,500 - -
Jun 11 2014 Jul 01 2014 - - €1,800 - -
Jul 02 2014 Aug 27 2014 - - €2,700 - -
Aug 28 2014 Sep 02 2014 - - €2,100 - -
Sep 03 2014 Sep 30 2014 - - €1,800 - -
Oct 01 2014 Dec 31 2014 - - €1,350 - -
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Deposits: 25%rent
Other Fees: international calls
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
There are excellent family restaurants in the hill villages around Sillans la Cascade (Cotignac, Tourtour, Aups, Salernes, etc.) and Michelin-starred restaurants in Ste Marie les Moustiers, Tourtour &Lorgues.Our favourite is still the restaurant opened by Alain Ducasse in the medieval abbey "Hostellerie de la Celle", in the village of La Celle, just after Brignoles. There is a magical garden next to the cloisters (ask to see them) and you can stop for a wine tasting - free - next door in the Maison du Vin, which will offer you a choice of the best wines of the region.
Fishing is possible in season in our river (a licence can be obtained from the local caf in Sillans la Cascade - a holiday licence costs about euros22 for 15 days and euros6 for one day ; equipment can be hired in Salernes).
Tennis(walk to the Club behind les Baumes - you will be welcomed), horse riding in the village,swimming, canoeing and sailing in the lake(Ste CroIx), climbing (Gorges - the Grand Canyon just north of Aups), cycling, exploring the river and hills around our property.

If you need help - a maid or a cook - please let us know as soon as you decide (before or after your arrival).VISITS:
For the occasional rainy day you can choose between a city visit - Aix enProvence, Marseille, Nice, Monte Carlo for example - or stay closer to home by visiting the local museums :
Mazaugess - Ice Museum
St Maximin - regional Archeology Museum
Le Luc - Stamp Museum
Le Val - Toy and Christmas model Museum
Sollies Ville - Traditional Costume Museum
Tourtour - Fossil Museum
Draguignan - 1) Museum of Traditional Arts ans Crafts &
2) The Canon and Artillery Museum
Aiguines - Woodcarvers Museum
GARDENS ON THE RIVIERA
Garden lovers will find a marvellous selection of outstanding gardens on the French Riviera, all within an easy drive.
Owner Supplied Testimonials
Guestbook

The Olive Mill was unbelievably special - the home and grounds far exceeded my expectations.We loved the river and waterfall beneath your property.
Liza, NY.
Thank you for a lovely piece of heaven for a week.
Tom, London.
We had a wonderful holiday and the Olive Mill received the unanimous vote as our favourite part of the holiday.The Tower House was superb,we had perfect weather & loved the region.You are to be congratulated for the generous way you have provided everything - particlularly in the kitchen. We certainly would love to return.
Julie,Australia.
Our stay here was absolutely wondeful & we hope we can return in the near future. The Olive Mill is a dream come true!
D.B., Colorado.
We've had an incredible holiday - the highlight was preparing dinner while looking out over your beautiful property & drinking local wine! Everything was perfect. We hope to return!
Angela, Colorado
We just arrived home yesterday, after a great vacation. We had a wonderful time at your olive mill and we are so grateful that you rent it out.
Bitte (returning guests),Norway

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