Nichoir

Lacapelle Pinet, Tarn
Bed & Breakfast


Easy-going place for family holidays with charming hosts, big garden, pool, small lake and boules; delicious dinners too

Bedroom

3 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 3

The
Experience

A pastoral paradise that your hosts share by setting up night cameras and bat detectors – great for children. They’ve restored their rambling farmhouse for family-friendly living with lots of books, games and space, comfortable and super adaptable sleeping arrangements. And moreover… an old bread oven (now used for pizzas) and forge untouched since its last use, a well that still provides water for the lovely garden, good dinners in the guest living room and Oska the softie Newfoundland dog. Views are magnificent, the loudest noise is the frogs on the pond, Simon and Noella, endlessly thoughtful, will give you a memorable time.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-9pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Dinner with wine, coffee & apéritif, €25. Light supper €12.50 Vegetarian dishes available on request.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €75
Surcharges
Singles €75. Dinner, B&B €100 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available €15 per person per night.
1 Double
From €75
1 Apartment for 3
From €75

Reviews

We had an utterly quiet, spacious airy room with sunset views. Simon & Nollie are friendly hosts, present & helpful without ever being intrusive. By day we explored Albi and autumn countryside, returning for a swim, subtly cooked & composed meals & wine, wood-stove, warm company & conversation. The house & garden are beautiful, full of interesting and pretty spots to sit and be, read or play. We felt really well looked-after, with everywhere such attention to detail: a truly relaxing and refreshing time, so that we came away seeing more of a sparkle in life.

Anne, Barnstaple

Simon and Noella gave us a wonderful welcome, with plenty of parking for our campervan. Being friends of the family, although we hadn't met them before, we had lots to talk about! They were so kind in every respect, and instructions on how to get there were superb! They were so helpful in giving us ideas of where to go in magnificent Albi. Altogether a wonderful two nights, with each meal superb. They set us up well for our continuing journey down towards Spain and Portugal. We can't recommend them highly enough - thank you so much! Jane and David Hall (Alcester, Warks, UK)

David, Alcester, warwickshire

What can we say, but a massive thank you for giving us such a wonderful stay, and for all your generosity with the food and drink. We all had such a wonderful time at your beautiful place.

Ed, Gillingham

Simon and Noella are extremely accommodating hosts and did everything to ensure our stay was as comfortable as possible. The house is extremely charming and is set in beautiful grounds – a great place to relax and a real home from home. The food was excellent and always well presented.

Jacqui

We visited for a long weekend and our only complaint was that we didn't stay for the whole week! Simon and Nollie are the most welcoming and accommodating hosts. We stayed with our temperamental 2 year old and nothing was too much trouble (my particular favourite was being greeted by a different soft toy at the breakfast table each morning- our daughter loved it!). The house is incredible, the grounds are absolutely beautiful, the food is to die for, and Oska the dog is the definition of a gentle giant- I would have happily taken him home with me. Thank you Simon and Nollie!

Anna, Christchurch

An amazing place to stay with a wonderful welcome from Simon & Nollie and Oska (their Newfounland dog). We had had a 7 hour drive, but the fatigue fell away as we were sat down and supplied with a cold drink. Our room was really comfortable and well decorated. The next day we simply lounged by the pool before starting our sight seeing. Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts. There are tea & coffe facilities available all the time and the meals we had were tasty and nutritious. All in all a very special place to stay and thoroughly recommended.

Michael, Westcliff-on-sea

Our stay was a wonderful experience. You cannot believe how beautiful this house is. Every corner of the house and garden reminds you of those dream homes that appear in stories or films. The rooms are magnificent, large and comfortable, and generously equipped. Breakfasts are delicious, lots of choice and full of little tasty details. And delicious dinners, served in the garden surrounded by flowers where we enjoyed the sunset, pleasant company and conversation. Simon and Nollie who created this paradise are perfect hosts. When you think of ‘Nichoir’ you're thinking "when can you return?"

Amaia, Bilbao

My small family had a wonderful time at Nichoir. Our only regret was not being able to stay longer. Simon and Nollie were the perfect hosts: patient, charming, amusing, accomplished, and helpful. Nichoir is a gorgeous property, inside and out. We were delighted with our superbly comfortable and attractive room, our delicious meals, and our easygoing, good-natured hosts (this means you, too, Oska and Snuffkin). My family rarely revisits accommodations -- since there are so many nice places to go in the world -- but we are already trying to work out how soon we can return to Nichoir. Loved it!

Anne, Greenville

Thank you for a lovely stay and for everything! We very loved staying with you and would like to say thanks again for your very nice company, all your help and hospitality in general. Hope to see you again and big kisses to Oska and the cat!. (Frank and Dagmara, Belgium)

Dagmara, Ghent

Simon and Noella are wonderful hosts, they couldn't have done any more to make our stay delightful. The evening meal in the garden was delicious. The room is extremely comfortable, everything was lovely, I can't recommend it highly enough. We'll be back next year to spend longer exploring the beautiful area and enjoy the house and garden. Thank-you !

Sarah, Hythe

We spent three splendid days at le Nichoir, where Simon and Nolly made us feel like visiting friends. Simon showed us the garden, designed to be wildlife-friendly. The swimming pool is a salt-water one. The pond is full of frogs and water-lilies. The house is filled with unusual and beautiful objects. Everything is the highest standard, yet the feeling overall is of homeliness and friendliness. The best of England in the best of France. I cannot recommend le Nichoir too highly.

Lindsey, Kings langley

Delightful house beautifully decorated; a very welcoming and thoughtful host and hostess - nothing was too much trouble. Well selected menu for our evening meal with accompanying wines and a delicious breakfast completed the enjoyment of our stay. We would be happy to recommend Le Bruel to anyone visiting this part of France. Our host went far beyond the call of duty in recovering mislaid documents and forwarding them to us. Five stars.

David, Lochgilphead, argyll

Autumn in the Tarn - spectacular colours in the countryside, a visit to the Musée Toulouse-Lautrec in Albi, cosy suppers chez Noella and Simon at Nichoir - perfect!

Gill, Palluau

Ça vaut le détour! This certainly applies to ‘Nichoir'. So much to see and do that you will be spoilt for choice and after a day out you return to 5 star accommodation where every detail has been taken care of and you only have to ask Simon and Noella in the unlikely event of your needing something more. One of the many great things about this B&B is that you really can spend a day relaxing by the pool, if you so wish. Breakfast, evening snacks and meals are all delicious and beautifully presented. And of course, no review is complete without a mention of Oska, the very lovable Newfoundland.

Wendy

Revez au 'Nichoir' Séjour exceptionnel à tous les points de vue : maison 'so lovely' ; Noëlla et Simon Mauger sont très raffinés tant pour la décoration que pour la cuisine. L'accueil est parfait, Noella et Simon sont comme des amis attentifs et discrets... iIs parlent très bien le français ; que de belles soirées où nous avons échangé avec plaisir : une adresse à conseiller dans ce lieu magique et si confortable!

Astrid

We spent 3 days at Le Bruel and had a truly wonderful time. The house and gardens are beautiful and Nollie and Simon are perfect hosts. This is an ideal place to stay if you enjoy lovely surroundings, first rate accommodation with sumptuous bed linen and exceptional home grown and home cooked food. On a warm summer evening you can relax by the pool enjoying a glass of wine and on cooler evenings the visitor lounge is very inviting. We highly recommend that you stay at this wonderful chambre d'hôte - we certainly will return.

Diane

Nichoir in June was lovely - perfect weather and a fine location with far reaching views. Simon and Noella are the perfect hosts, serving delicious meals in their beautiful garden. So many memorable places to visit just a short drive away - a trip to Albi is a must - don't miss the cathedral and the Toulouse-Lautrec museum.

Gillian

A lovely week at Le Nichoir - an old house renovated with excellent taste in perfect harmony. We had a large bedroom and bathroom, as well as a large sitting room where we sat by the fireplace in the evenings. The house is surrounded by a huge garden and we enjoyed our apéritifs, watching the sun setting beyond the hills. Food was first class: local produce, fine dining, beautifully served. Noella and Simon have succeeded in creating an atmosphere where we felt welcome and at ease, with privacy and presence well balanced. We could feel that they love this place, and so did we.

Elina

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Simon & Noella Mauger

  • 'Nichoir' is in the Tarn and next-door to the Averyon, two of the most beautiful Departments in France with a wonderful natural environment and a varied landscape, from river valleys and dramatic gorges, to the wilds of the Aubrac and the Black Mountains.
  • We are surrounded by superb walking and cycling country, from an easy wander to serious trips. Beautiful lakes and rivers for swimming, sailing and gentle to demanding white-water canoeing, and some great water and adventure parks for children.
  • We are 20 minutes from the beautiful World Heritage city of Albi, with its magnificent cathedral. You can take a gabarre on the river, enjoy a leisurely lunch by the covered market, visit the Toulouse-Lautrec museum and explore a great range of shopping.
  • In our garden set up a night camera to film the wildlife and at breakfast see what you’ve recorded. Go for a night walk with our bat detector and see what's what's in the night sky. Relax by our lake listening to the frogs, the birds and watching the fish.
  • We are surrounded by many of the most beautiful villages and small towns in France - like Cordes-sur-Ciel and Najac. On roads that are a delight to drive you can take in an easy, relaxing tour of these places - with plenty of places to picnic and swim.
  • By car, bike, or river barge visit the Gaillac winegrowers in the welcoming domains or at the summer wine festivals - family occasions, with picnics, games for the children, fireworks and lots of music - and, of course, a chance to taste delicious wines.