We stayed for three weeks in at end of May 2009. The villa turned out to be a hidden gem in a great little village. The Saracen towers in direct view of the garden makes you wonder if some crusader knights will pass by. The romantic medieval village of cotignac with its lovely square and local market reinforces this feeling. I drove my pushbike daily through the mountainside and made some great trail runs circling the village through beautiful wooded hillsides. The views and photo opportunities in the area are spectacular. We recommend a trip to the Lac St Croix and the nearby waterfall in Sillans-la-Cascade. The villa and great pool offered everything we wished for.