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Villa with Private Heatd Pool in Medieval Village



Updated: 07-Dec-2016
Villa in Sillans-la-Cascade, Var, Provence - Alpes Cote D'Azur, France - 5 mins walk to Village, 1 hour from Gorges Du Verdon and St Tropez

This detached villa situated in Sillans-la-Cascade (Haut-Var) can act as either the centre for a quiet family holiday around the pool, or as a base from which to explore the villages of the Haut-Var and the beaches of the Cote D'Azur. The spectacular Gorges Du Verdon and Lac St-Croix lie 45 mins by car; Saint Tropez and Sainte Maxime are 1 hour away; Marseille and Nice are within 90 mins. Local amenities include daily Provencal markets, tennis, horse-riding, golf, excellent trekking trails and water-sports at the Lac St-Croix. The 4 bedrooms (3 double, 1 twin) all have en-suite facilities - the 2 ground-floor bedrooms having bathrooms, the upstairs bedrooms have shower-rooms. There is a generous lounge with dining area and open fireplace, whilst outside there is a tiled patio overlooking the pool, ideal for outdoor dining or barbeques, whilst the private pool lies at the heart of the lawned, level, enclosed garden. Satellite TV with English channels, CD/Tape deck.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We bought the house from a Marseiles couple in April 1998 and have spent wonderful hols there at all times of the year. We've slowly worked on the house (not ourselves, home DIY is not our speciality) to bring it to its present condition. We are both winding down from full time medical practice and one of our goals is to spend more time with our children and grandchildren(three so far) -so it's very much a second home for us as well as a lovely holiday villa.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

''Lovely house ,beautiful location,we had a wonderful time - suggest more crockery to keep down washing up' (now provided) - July 2009.

'So much to see in the area , we visited Aix and Marseiles but liked the Gorge du Verdon and Lac St Croix best. A microwave would be useful for quick children's dinners (now provided), August 2009.

'Despite the lovely local food and drink we are now much fitter from using the pool everyday, it's still warm' - September 2009.
Jun 2009
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Great house and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We spent ten delightful days with our two married children and a 9 month baby.

We especially enjoyed the quietness (inside and outside), the full washroom with every bedroom, the space inside and outside with 2 terraces and of course the swimming pool.

The house is in a very quiet area with no traffic, but only a ten minute walk to the bakery (great bread and croissants for the morning breakfast). It is located in Provence with its markets (Aups and Lorgues were the best). The coast is not too far ( Calanques) but there is lots to see around as well (but you need a car).

It is like having your own house in Provence

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you or your friends again.
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Great House with lovely pool

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely holiday with scorching temperatures, so the pool is a super asset with space for 81/2 (the 1/2 a 2 year old) of us. The house is very well proportioned, so at no time did it feel crowded, with plenty of space in the living room and the two terraces wich were all well furnished and the grill was used regularly. The kitchen is large and well stocked with everything you could wish for.

The house is a home and this is apparent in a very positive way, and we felt very comfortable there - the bigger children loved having a tv and DVDs in their bedroom!

There is a really good restaurant in the village, the Hotel et Restaurant les Pins where we had a superb meal.

The cascade is absolutely worth a walk and if you take the path through the village, there is an area where you can swim.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very nice villa in lovely area

  • 5 of 5

The villa was very spacious, comfortable, clean and tidy with everything you needed (and more) and was situated in a lovely area within walking distance to the village. On arrival, the first thing that hit us was the glorious smells coming from the plants in the garden which is delightful to sit in. There are lots of nice walks around the village although it took us a couple of attempts to find the Cascade which is well worth a look at. You definitely need a car to see some of the surrounding places that are also well worth a visit. Cotignac was really nice and the medieval ruins a must to see.

Thank you to the owners for sharing their lovely holiday home with us. It was a very enjoyable holiday despite the 3 days of rain which didn't spoil it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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great holiday

  • 5 of 5

we had a fantastic stay in this lovely house. Furnishings, equipment etc. were excellent. Local village had everything we needed, enjoyed fabulous day trips to Gorges de Verdon, Lac St Croix and Monaco. We also had a great day on beach at Frejus. Would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Ideally situated between sea and mountains,not as busy as the coast but with beautiful walks,a lovely waterfall and the Gorges du Verdon and Lac de St.Croix half an hour away.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : nice or marseilles at 100 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : in Sillans village at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Roquebrun at 28 Kilometres Nearest Train : les arcs ,Var at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A8 Aix to Nice,stop brignoles or draguinan at 25 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : three in Sillans village at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : fou d'allos or Isola 2000,Nice at 100 Kilometres Nearest Beach : ste maxime or frejus plage at 45 Kilometres Car: necessary


45 mins to St Maxime or Frejus/St Raphael - though roads busy in summer. There is a short boat transfer across the bay to St Tropez from St Maxime if you prefer. One of our favourite beaches is at Bauduen on the lac st-croix - pebbly but freshwater, clear and with opportunities for many non-motorised water sports eg pedalo, wind-surfing - this is only 35 mins away, on the routes to the Gorge du Verdon.


Car essential - it takes us 11 hours for the 1100km from Calais - but we often fly to Toulon 75 min. Nice 80 min or Marseilles 90 min - all have regular budget flights and easy car hire facilities.


Sillans 500m. La cascade(waterfall)1km. Larger villages with supermarche, markets, Salernes, Aups, Cotignac all 5-6km. Towns with hypermarches, hospitals - Brignoles , Draguinan both 30 min. Culture/history - Aix-en provence 60 min. Avignon/Nimes 2 hours. Wine-tasting-many vineyards and co-operatives within 30 min drive. Pre-history - museum at Quinson 40m.

Further Details:

Banks, doctors, garages Salernes 5km. Restaurants - good: Hotel des Pins in Sillans and many in Cotignac and Aups15 min. Excellent : La Table in Tour Tour (30 min) or Bruno's in Lorgues 30 min or Abbeye du celle , Brignoles 35 min.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Dec 2016 - 24 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
spring 17
25 Mar 2017 - 12 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
early summer 17
13 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
summer 17
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early autumn with heated pool
2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late autumn 17
7 Oct 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

*****LATE AUGUST PRICE REDUCED due to late cancellation - 20th August - 2nd Sept 2016******

Payment - 10% deposit on booking, 50% two months before arrival. 40% four weeks before arrival. Deposit 200 euros against breakages payable on arrival returnable on day of departure.

Changeover Day:
Saturday unless otherwise agrred - arrive any time after 4pm. Please leave by 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 07-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

Four double bedrooms,all en-suite. Lovely pool,heated from Mid-May to early October. Secluded pretty garden with traditional lavender,pine and olives.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family


  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Floor Area

  • 160 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • 4. All en-suite. 1 bathrooms with bidet, 2 shower rooms.,1 bathroom with bath and separate shower. All have WCs and basins.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 (ground floor) double bed, bathroom, French doors to patio / garden. Bedroom 2 (ground floor) double bed, bathroom. Bedroom 3 with double bed, shower room. Bedroom 4 with twin beds, shower room (children or teenagers). Cot available.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Cot available for children. Outside: Outside garage with washing machine in garage and additional large fridge/freezer. Level, lawned garden, with central private pool. Sun beds for 8. Patio furniture for 8 (included sun umbrella) and pool alarm. Pool 8m x 4m - private, pool alarm, pool lights. Sun beds for 8. Outside dining furniture for 8. Barbeque. Washing line. Gravelled area for boules. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels (bath and pool) included. All bedlinen included. Cleaning at end of stay. Additional cleaning (at extra cost) on demand.

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