Lou Pin dei Sace
Scott + Denise Marshall
- english, french
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............
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
REFUND POLICY: PLEASE SEE UNDER RENTAL AGREEMENT. 1) Smoking is only allowed outside.However, great care must be taken during the summer months when
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
20th Wedding Anniversary Celebration
We rented this property for the occasion of our 20th wedding anniversary. We had the most lovely stay and lived in the outdoor kitchen / terrace at the house. Just perfect for outdoor drinks and meals. Thank you Scott and Denise Marshall for having us. We will be back.
Thank you for giving us five stars. You were great guests and we loved hearing about all the lovely things you did for your wedding anniversary. We are so pleased you could enjoy the house with your guests. We would love to see you in Seillans again.
Perfect for family get together
Tranquil, beautifully set up for summer outdoor living. The property copes with numbers very well. The pool area is great and multiple outdoor seating areas make for relaxed holidays!
A true five-star experience!
Everything was perfect, and we will defenetly return some other time. We enjoyed every minute.
The hot summer of 2018
We enjoyed our vacation in Seillans. Unfortunately the many stairs were not suitable for my husband who has back problems. We did have a good family reunion. The heat was somewhat a problem for the ones without air conditioning in their rooms. Enjoyed the summer kitchen. Some of the lights there never worked.
We are delighted that you had a good family reunion and enjoyed Seillans. We are quite proud of what we provide and are always happy to welcome back returning guests.
There are stairs around the property but , in fact, we are quite level compared to other properties in the area built as they are on some rather steep slopes. As you know, we are on one level from the kitchen of the main house, through the dining room right to the other side of the summer kitchen with just two steps up to the boule court
Yes, as you indicated in your heading, 2018 is proving to be a near record-breaking hot summer all over Europe (including England!). In normal conditions our guests using the fans provided in the three non air-conditioning bedrooms find that they work well. But it has been quite an exceptional year.
We do wish you had contacted us about the problems with some of the summer kitchen lighting. The dimmers are eccentric but we could have advised you on how to make them behave. As soon as we read your review we contacted our current guests in case there was a particular unexpected problem needing our electrician to have a look; but they report that all is well and that all the lights are working .
Hopefully, you will find your way back to us in Seillans sometime in the future.
Scott and Denise
An Utter Delight - book now!
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
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
Perfection in Provence
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!
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.
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