Le Logis de Bellevue-La Colomberie & Le Pigeonnier

Coulon, Deux Sèvres

Tons to do in lovely 'Green Venice': walk, cycle, punt, picnic. Then retreat to Pigeonnier or Colomberie - for colour, sunshine and space


2 places


Each sleep 5


Drive straight in to a walled garden with lawns, cedars and acacias, within strolling distance of Coulon, the prettiest village of the Marais Poitevin. These two gîtes, converted from a long barn, have their own entrances and a beautiful, bright, contemporary feel. La Colomberie has views over the pool, a cosy wood-burning stove in the sitting room and an antique dresser crammed with books; south-facing Le Pigeonnier has a charming dining room and a sweep of tiled floor. Each for a family get-together or a group of friends, they have hugely functional kitchens with plenty of space and a friendly, sunshiney feel. Bedrooms are done in nautical or farmhouse style: shell pictures, white tongue and groove walls, wooden floors, super rainshowers, beds dressed in cool cottons. Marylyn and Anthony, consummate B&B hosts, are a delightful pair. The pool is shared with their guests but there are plenty of private corners in the garden. As for ‘Green Venice’, it’s a magical, watery region tailormade for walking, cycling, punting and birdwatching. Visit La Rochelle’s old port, stroll round Eleanor of Aquitaine’s Abbey.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 5pm Saturday
Check out
9.30am-10am Saturday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2/3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
1 October - 1 May.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £184
Weekly price
from £1285
Damage deposit
Weekend stays available: 2/3 nights in May and June, £550 to £735 per gite.
1 Cottage for 5
From £1844 beds2 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 5
From £1844 beds2 bedrooms


Dear Marylyn and Tony, We would like to say a big thank you to you for making our stay with you so very pleasant and relaxing. Thank you for your delicious treats to us and your warm welcome, we should have stayed longer. Lots of love. Peter and Jane.

Sherwood, Congleton

We had the most wonderful holiday in this beautiful property. Marylyn and Tony could not have been better hosts. The gites are pretty and comfortable and so well cared for, the garden is beautiful and the swimming pool, immaculate. Our children loved the experience and I really hope we can return one day. A huge thank you to Marylyn and Tony for a lovely holiday.

Hester, Brighton

Dear Marilyn and Tony, I just wanted to thank you both for a wonderful and relaxing holiday. Your gite was beautiful and very comfortable. Both Andrew and I felt most relaxed and it was sad to leave. Iona especially wished she could have continued swimming! We would love to return in the future and enjoy the Coulon hospitality. Kindesr regards to you both. Louise and Andrew

Louise, Horsham

We have had the most gorgeous stay at the Logis Bellevue. Tony and Marylyn are the most welcoming and helpful owners. And the gites are beautifully decorated and looked after. The location is ideal with a short stroll in to the village, with shops and restaurants. We would highly recommend a stay here.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Marylyn & Anthony Kusmirek

  • THE BEST THEME LEISURE PARK IN THE WORLD, THE PUY DU FOU is nearby, our rich European history is RE-ENACTED LIVE to the delight of all the family with spectacular scenery, GLADIATORS in a ROMAN ARENA, VIKING Invasions by Boats and MEDIEVAL castle BATTLES.
  • A PATCH WORK OF NARROW STREAMS, crossed by Golden Gravel tracks enclosing Tree shaded Pasture land, hosting Cows, BEAVERS and KING FISHERS where you can spot HERONS and STORKS in this Lush Marsh bordering a River slowly meandering its way to La Rochelle
  • FESTIVALS ARE PLENTIFUL FROM MAY TO SEPTEMBER. Each commune has several traditional fêtes. THE MAGNE PAINTERS COMPETITION in July draws 300 artists of all ages to capture on canvas or paper the BEAUTIFUL RIVERSIDE SCENERY and sell their work to the public
  • THE FLOATING BOAT MARKET IN LE VANNEAU draws large crowds to BUY FRESH PRODUCE brought in ON PUNTS There are farmers markets every day as well as the NIORT FOOD HALL at the foot of the MEDIEVAL DONJON where you can taste the regional WINES and buy SEAFOOD
  • THE AWARD WINNING BREWERY IN COULON making 100% organic, pure MALTED BEER and wild hops, can be bought with at the small BISCUIT SHOP nextdoor. THE LOCAL VINEYARD offers free tastings so you stock up with PINK BUBBLY, FINE WHITE SAUVIGNON or CABERNETS
  • TRY PUNTING OR GO CYCLING TO EXPLORE the Peaceful landscape of the lush GREEN VENICE crossed by the river Sevre. The MARAIS POITEVIN REGIONAL PARK is a mosaic of waterways interlocked with PRETTY LIMESTONE COTTAGES and PICTURESQUES VILLAGES, to photograph.