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Superb 18th Century Olive Mill.Private Pool,River,Waterfalls
Aups - Sillans la Cascade 3 br Vacation Rental Home

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Aups - Sillans la Cascade, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur, France




£1,400 - £2,800 per week

Non Smoking   Swimming Pool   High-Speed Internet

Vacation Home Rental Description:

Our 18th century Olive Mill faces full south across its own valley. The property has 30 acres of hills, ancient woodlands of pines, oak, and laurel, wildflowers (orchids), herbs (thyme, rosemary, mint, lavender, fennel, marjoram), cherries, plums, apricots, figs, and wild asparagus. Olive trees grow by our own river (fishing is possible). The Domain is completely private, but within easy walking distance of the village. The property has been restored to provide three completely independent dwellings, each with its own private pool set well away from the others. Please ask for details of the Cottage(sleeps 4) or the Studio(sleeps 2). Rates are also available in sterling or euros:please enquire.
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 Siemens dishwasher, 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.
Accommodation and Amenities:

  • Cooking Utensils Provided
  • Crib
  • Full Kitchen
  • Games
  • Garden
  • Gas Grill
  • High Chair
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Lounge/Common Area
  • Maid Service Available
  • Patio
  • Pool (private)
  • Terrace
  • Blender
  • CD Player
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Iron and Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Phone
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV or Cable TV
  • Stereo
  • Toaster
  • TV(s)
  • VCR Player
  • Washer/Dryer (private)
  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Live Entertainment
  • Paragliding
  • River
  • Shopping/Restaurants
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Theme Park
  • Walking
  • Water Skiing
  • Wedding

Guests' comments:
"I forgot to tell you how much I appreciated the lovely presentation of the house upon our arrival.  The girls went directly the the little table and chairs and started playing with the toys.  It made it easier to get settled in the house.  Were were charmed with the house, and we especially liked the rooftop terrace.  I think it is a bit downplayed in the description you have of the house.  I loved sitting up there in the evening.  You get such a sense of openness with the vast view, but it also feels so cozy and private.  Perfect for a book and coffee in the morning and for star gazing at night.  The overall sense of privacy combined with the extensive surroundings was absolutely delightful for a person coming from greater London. 
In fact, we could hardly be bothered to leave the house the first week because we were so satisfied with our surroundings that we could not see the point.  I don't remember if you mention the fragrance in your advertisement, but I think it could be worth doing so.  It is an absolute pleasure to walk the path between the olive trees and the broom all the while stirring up the fragrance of mint, thyme and anaise as you make your way. "
Leah, London, UK

"Many thanks for letting us share a piece of Eden.  We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Tower House, especially the roof terrace and the river!  It has certainly hit the upper end of our holiday experiences!  
Thank you again for your help in us having a relaxing, comfortable, peaceful and very memorable holiday."
Melanie (Guernsey, Chanel Islands)
"The Olive Mill was unbelievably special - the home and grounds far exceeded my expectations.We loved the river and waterfall beneath your property."
Liza, New York.
"Thank you for a lovely piece of heaven for a week."
Tom, London.
"Many thanks,the girls are still agreed that it was best holiday ever! Bearing in mind they have been to Florida,Australia,Greece and France numerous times that is saying something!"
Gary, Surrey, UK.
"Thank you both very much for a lovely stay at your property and especially for making our children feel so at home with books and toys. We hope to make it back again."
Angela , Shangai, China
"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."
"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