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Ancient Farmhouse in Olive Groves Medieval Hill Village - 6 Bedroom Option

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Lou Pin dei Sace

Beautiful old farmhouse on two acres of terraced olive groves. The main house has 4 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The master bedroom has a large en suite bathroom, with an antique French roll top bath plus seperate shower. Excellent new kitchen with small breakfast table, La Canche range cooker with two ovens and five burners. There is an open plan sitting/dining room with French doors opening onto a wonderful, large summer kitchen. You can eat at an old marble tale which can seat 12- we have a gas-fired BBQ, a second dish-washer and another fridge. A large seating area around the fire place is ideal for cool Spring and Autumn evenings. Lovely extended gardens; willow trees surround the pool and give perfect natural shade for hot summer days. We have built a good size boule court adjacent to the summer kitchen ( boules provided!).

There is also a smaller garden house, which can sleep a further 4. I double bedroom and 1 twin. A charming kitchen and sitting room with own satellite TV.

The village: Seillans is officially rated as one of the most beautiful villages in France. It has a population of some 1,600 people with narrow, winding medieval streets.There are excellent restaurants. Les Deux Rocs with a beautiful outside terrace. Chez Hugo chef owner , with delightful imaginative cooking. Gloire de Mon Pere with tables under the plain trees in the village square . Hermance Caro, now runs the Michelin starred Castellaras which is between Seillans and Fayence.

Seillans has a post office with a 24-hour cash point machine two boulangeries,chemist, newsagent and pizzeria, all five minutes from the house by car. There is a medium-sized supermarket,Huit A Huit,at the entrance to Seillans.

The area: Our village is forty five minutes drive from Nice airport and Cannes is thirty five minutes. In the high season the car trains come to Frejus, the nearest point on the coast from house, perhaps twenty-five minutes. Twenty minutes to one side of Seillans brings you to Bargemon, about ten minutes the other way takes you to Fayence, larger than Seillans with a large hyper-market and one of the best boulangeries in the Var and a twice weekly market.

Recreational facilities: The village has excellent tennis courts and there are a wide choice of golf corses in the area. There is a fantastic golf complex, Terre Blanche, between us and Lac St cassien;15 minutes away. We have another golf course near Le Muy about 25 Minutes away. Lac St Cassien, twenty-five minutes away, is a large inland lake with beaches, pedalos and lake-side restaurants. Fayence airport is one of the leading glider airports in Europe (and has a great value for money restaurant). We have two superb vineyards ten minutes from us: Domaine des Selves and the, multi-award winning, Chateau d'Iris.

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Scott + Denise Marshall
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Scott + Denise Marshall

We bought Lou Pin dei Sace in 1994 and have rented the property every year since then while using it ourselves as much as possible , it is very much our second home which we are delighted to share with our guests.

We were theatrical agents in London , our agency was founded in 1966 and we handed it over to the three agents working for us in 2002 and took a very happy retirement dividing our time between London and Seillans.

Our two children have given us five grandchildren who come to us in France several times a year so we have a good understanding of what gives children a happy and productive time in an area with so much to offer.

We are delighted to share this as we like to liase with our guests as much as possible and are always willing to offer help and advice.

Scott + Denise Marshall purchased this house in 1994

Why Scott + Denise Marshall chose Seillans

Guests in the past have often used the same words to describe Lou Pin dei Sace: preaceful and tranquil . SItuated five minutes outside the village it sits in a bowl in the forest with open views over two acres of olive groves towards the hills in the distance. Yet there is so much to do in the area. The Lac St Cassien with all its water sports, nearby hill walking, tennis at the village club are perfect for those who like to be active yet the beaches of the Riviera are so close , thirty minutes to Frejus, forty minutes to Cannes. But the property is less than an hour from Nice Airport!

And then there are so many good restaurants around us, three very different ones in Seillans itself . Within ten minutes are two highly respected and welcoming vineyards, Val d'Iris and Chateau des Selves. There is a particular satisfaction to enjoying chilled rose on our terraces which came from just down the road!

What makes this house unique

Please see above: "Why This Property?"

A perfect holiday for all ages............

Available Rentals

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Please note that in the high season both the main house and the cottage have to be taken together; this period is defined as the beginning of June to the end of August 2015.

A deposit of 25% of the rental total is required to secure a booking.

The remainder is due eight weeks before the start date of the booked period together with a returnable 'security' deposit of £600


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Seillans in Var

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , en suite
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , en suite
    Bathroom - Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet
  • Two of the bathrooms are very spacious and have large old French roll top baths plus seperate shower enclosures. The cottage has a new shower room with huge rain drop shower head.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 2 Cot
  • 2 new large luxury king size double beds, 1 standard double 6 twin beds, 1 full wooden cot .
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
We know several excellent caterers in the area who will either deliver food to you or come and cook on the premises. Valerie,our gardien, can easily arrange babysitters.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Perfection in Provence

  • 5 of 5

Where to begin?! Denise and Scott's fabulous home in Seillans was everything and more we could have asked for. From the classic yet updated French decor to the beautiful property with a full-sized pool, our stay was true perfection from start to finish!

The fully equipped indoor and outdoor kitchens and living areas provided ample space for our family of nine to cook and lounge about comfortably. We especially loved the large outdoor dining table where we could sit, talk, relax and eat for hours on end.

Our days began with the most perfect croissants and pastries from La Gourmandine (thank you, Denise, for recommending this wonderful boulangerie), enjoyed poolside while planning our day's adventures.

Out favorite day trips included hiking through les Gorges de Verdon and enjoying a spectacular cooking class at the world renowned Chateau de Berne (an hours' drive from Seillans). Highly recommended!

Denise and Scott suggested lovely dining spots, our favorites being Chez Hugo and Hotel des Deux Rocs, both located in the charming village of Seillans, which was a short walk/drive from the property.

Thank you Denise and Scott for sharing your wonderful home with us. We are already planning our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. You were perfect guests. We love it when people enjoy our house and the area as much as we do.
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An Utter Delight - book now!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot recommend this property enough. We have just returned from two weeks of complete bliss. We were a party of 12 covering every age from 4 to 85 and every single person had a holiday that suited them down to the ground.

Denise and Scott are the perfect hosts, ensuring that every aspect of our stay was perfect, warm, welcoming and relaxing. It honestly was like staying in the house of dear friends. The property is wonderful, beautifully decorated, child friendly and a with real, fully equipped cooks kitchen - two kitchens in fact with the amazing outdoors area - something you rarely find in holiday lets.

The gardens are idyllic, peaceful and completely secluded, the pool is large and deep, perfect for keeping cool and relaxing or indeed for keeping four energetic boys entertained all day! Also the comfiest sunbeds I have ever encountered in all my year of holidaying- and more than enough for everyone ensuring no fights!

Bedrooms are cool (all with fans for those particularly hot provencal nights), simply yet tastefully decorated and the annexe/cottage is a great addition for those who like to sleep in and not get woken up by rowdy youngsters.

From a well stocked collection of bestsellers, thrillers and literary reads, through jigsaws, board games (scrabble and scrabble dictionary!) boules court and a fabulous selection of pool toys, this home has everything any family would need to keep everyone happy.

A short (5 min?) drive from the picturesque village of Seillans with cafes, restaurants and a local supermarket, and a 15 min drive from Fayence with a large hypermarket you'll be spoilt for choice with food whether you want to eat out or cook for yourself, and with all of the various terraces and tables back at the house you could eat in a different position every night, with a different gorgeous view, and never need to eat out at all!

Jaques, Valerie and Nadine who help look after the house were all friendly and always on hand to help or answer a question, this is a home where you will be taken care of.

To top off your break I would recommend a day at least at Lac du Saint Cassien, (arrive early for parking) swimming, pedaloes, floating obstacle courses and great lunches.

For a truly memorable, relaxing and utterly delightful Provencale getaway, you will not find a better choice.

Thank you Denise and Scott, a holiday to remember


  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a good review. We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed yourselves so much. Hopefully, we will see you again? Very best wishes Scott & Denise
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Wonderful place to enjoy southern Provence

  • 5 of 5

We spent only one week in this lovely property and wish we could have spent the whole summer! The main house is large and comfortable and loaded with charm. The guest house is well-maintained and also quite comfortable. (The abundance of bath and beach towels was very much appreciated!) Our kids found the upstairs attic bedrooom a little too warm and stuffy, but with room for six in the other 3 bedrooms, sleeping arrangements were not a problem for us. And having 3 nicely renovated full bathrooms was very convenient. But the best part of this property is what is outside--the garden is simply beautiful with lots of space and activities for everyone (soccer nets, petanque court, swing set, benches for reading) and the outdoor kitchen with its large sitting/dining areas was wonderful. The pool seemed to always get sun which warmed the water but the many large trees provided welcome shade for the pool-side chairs. The nearby village of Seillans is a real treat to visit and our kids adored the facilities of Lac St-Cassien less than 30 minutes away. Denise and Scott could not have been easier to communicate with and responded immediately to any questions or concerns we had. Overall a highly recommended A++ property!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco

Could not have been better. AMAZING, special place.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home and the guest cottage for our family of four (two adults, one baby and one toddler), my husband's sister and her husband and toddler daughter and my husband's parents. It was FABULOUS. First of all, they have the most amazing taste - the entire home is decorated in this gorgeous french country style, with an amazing attention to detail. The kitchen (both inside and outdoor summer kitchen) are a true chef's dream, fully equipped. We did oysters, squid, grilled on both the gas and charcoal grill. The bathrooms all have both a fabulous bathtub and shower - the showers are tall and super comfortable. Strong wifi (a must) made the stay so pleasant. English TV if your kids need some TV time while you sip your coffee on the patio. The pool is amazing and has an alarm if you are concerned about the kids. Even little details like the sheets on the beds were amazingly comfortable. The grounds are breathtaking with a swing set and lush grass to enjoy while they run around. Denise and Scott think of EVERYTHING and are perfect hosts. And while you feel totally secluded and away from the world there are a few villages really close by where you can get anything you need. It was nothing short of perfect and I hope we can return one day!!!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Meon


  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your beautiful house with us. We had the most perfect time and have completely fallen in love with it. I don’t know where to start. It was a complete home from home with everything provided: no having to buy ready ground pepper from the supermarket as you normally do when you rent; the SKY and WIFI meant we didn’t miss Wimbledon and were able to use our laptops to keep in touch with the world. It is a cook’s paradise, with every piece of equipment any chef would need. We read your cookbooks in the morning, shopped in the markets and indulged in creating gourmet meals in the evening in the beautiful summer kitchen. What a delight the summer kitchen is, being able to sit in such tasteful comfort, with everything (drinks fridge and ice cream fridge) to hand. The gardens are also lovely – so tranquil with gorgeous planting, not all hard landscaping like you get in many villas. And so many comfy seating areas in shady nooks and crannies to get the books read. I could go on and on but just wanted you to know that we all felt we couldn’t have found anywhere more perfect. I trust we took good care of your home, and we hope to return many times. We have already been discussing whether we could squeeze in another week in the autumn.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2010
  • Date of Stay: June 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Surrey, UK

Douceur de Vivre

  • 5 of 5

Stylish living. Lovely old house decorated with flair in a large and beautiful garden. We loved the boule court and pool and having meals in the stunning au vent. It is much more than the usual holiday let. It gives us what we go to the South of France for - a taste of the douceur de vivre. And up the road in Seillans there are half a dozen places giving a taste of good French cooking. And there's the Bar Charlot - a great place to watch the French being French. Loved it all. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2010
  • Date of Stay: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Terre Blanche( 2 courses): St Endreol
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
exit 39 on the A8
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Audiberg/ Grolieres les Neige
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: necessary

This lovely, tranquil property is minutes by car from the medieval village of Seillans, one of the 'perched' villages of the Var it is annually selected as 'one of the most beautiful in France'. We are about forty-five minutes from Nice Airport and the whole of the Riviera is within easy access: you can reach the centre of Cannes in thirty-five minutes, Frejus and St. Raphael in a little less.Grasse in also thirty-five minutes away, the extraordinary Gorges du Verdon not much over the hour.

Other Activities: large inland lake 20 minutes from the house with swimming, pedalos and waterside restaurants