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Villa with Private Heaetd Pool (mid-May - mid October) in Medieval Village

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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.

dr steven cox
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About dr steven cox

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.

dr steven cox purchased this villa in 1998

Why dr steven cox chose Sillans-la-Cascade

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.

What makes this villa unique

Four double bedrooms,all en-suite.

Lovely pool,heated from Mid-May to early October.

Secluded pretty garden with traditional lavender,pine and olives.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sillans-la-Cascade in Var

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • 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
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
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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Villa with Private Heaetd Pool (mid-May - mid October) in Medieval Village
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 12 reviews
Woking, UK.

Peaceful house in a beautiful location.

  • 4 of 5

We spent a lovely week here in April and were blessed with better than average weather for the time of year. The house is very well equipped with good quality appliances and furnishings, a real home from home. The bed we slept in was the most comfortable I have ever used in over 12 years of holidays in France. Each of the four bedrooms has an en suite toilet and bathroom too. We used the wifi and it was very good when it worked. The router had minor conection problems but this was with the outside network which was apparently playing up for a few days, after this initial hiccup it worked fine. The raised patio surrounds half of the house so you can chase the sun arround for the best part of the day and there is a lovely eating area outside under the canopy. The living room is very airy and bright with two sets of doors leading straight out onto the patio.

This was our first holiday in the Provence region (we normally go to the Languedoc & Pyrenees) and we found the surrounding countryside very peaceful and beautiful and local people were friendly. Everywhere is a drive away though, with a limited amount to see and do in the immediate area. This was not a problem though as the drives are full of lovely things to take in as well. We had our dog with us and spent the majority of our time in various parts of the Verdon Gorges. It is a must see place with plenty there to see and do and is breathtakingly beautiful. Try the pedalos, great fun and pooches were made welcome here. We found the coast not very dog friendly so didn't come back after our initial visit.

So why 4* and not 5? I try not to give reviews in the rose tinted afterglow of a holiday to keep things in perspective. The house is beautiful, comfortable and in a lovely location, however there were a few very minor maintenance issues which prevents 5*. Please note though that I am being very picky. The question is, would I return? Absolutely, in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great place in a lovely part of the country

  • 5 of 5

We, 7 members, three generations, ages 18 months to 66 years stayed in this villa for 7 days recently. We had a fantastic holiday. There was everything that we needed. The place was clean, well equipped, spacious and airy. Beautiful waterfall in the village nearby. Lovely markets in the small villages and towns nearby. Central for travel to Monaco, Nice, Saint Tropez and Cannes. The swimming pool, bat and ball, boules, cards kept us all entertained when not traveling. We hope to go there again!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay...thank you for your kind comments and we would be delighted to welcome you back in the future.
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New Forest, Hampshire

Lovely house and pool in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

For the last two years, we have spent two weeks at this welcoming house. We loved being in such a quiet location with the only noise being the birds and the cicadas! The house has everything we need – and we appreciated each bedroom having their own bathroom. The gardens and the heated pool are wonderful especially on a hot sunny day – and there were plenty of those!

There are walks for when it is not too hot including various walks to the Cascade in Sillans-la-Cascade. The boulangerie is a short walk and sells not only bread, croissants, pain-de-chocolat etc but also delicious whirly-gig ice creams! The Epicerie in the village doubles as a bar.

There are numerous places to visit including the Gorges du Verdon and its villages and the coast is not too far away either.

This house is perfect for our family holiday – and really feels like a home away from home. So good – we have already booked for next year! Highly recommended....

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you all had a great time and will be delighted to welcome you back next year. Steven and Maria.
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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: 14-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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: 04-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 15-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
nice or marseilles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
in Sillans village
Nearest Golf
28 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
les arcs ,Var
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
A8 Aix to Nice,stop brignoles or draguinan
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
three in Sillans village
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
fou d'allos or Isola 2000,Nice
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
ste maxime or frejus plage
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.


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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

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.