The pigeonière or dovecote which looks onto the courtyard is one of the finest examples in the area. Pigeonières were built in the 19th century to collect pigeon droppings, but they were also a status symbol for well-to-do landowners. A typical feature is the stone edging with rounded underside along the outside wall to keep out rats.
The pigeonière at Coty has three floors. It has been converted into apartments for 6 people. It is particularly suitable for one or two families with children staying with a larger party at the maison. There are two bedrooms for adults and a junior bedroom for two children. The salon has an extra sofa bed.
The apartment has a somewhat more rustic, simpler interior than the main house, with stone walls and large wooden rafters, wooden roofing and terracotta floor tiles. It has a large stone fireplace and double doors opening out onto a private terrace with unobstructed views. The apartment’s furnishings include children’s beds, a playpen and children’s chairs. The kitchen consists of a large central space and the bathroom has a bath with a shower.