Staying at 'Nichoir'
We want your stay at 'Nichoir' to be as relaxing and interesting as possible. If you join us for a few nights then we hope you'll have the chance to take in the house and garden, swim in the pool, maybe have a game of boules, and find out about what the region has to offer; and join us for an evening meal.
If you are staying with us for a longer time, we can offer you a variety of information on things to do - we have a small library for this in the dining room, and there's an IT area providing a range of information, and we have a fibre-optic Internet link providing superfast broadband. We can provide suggestions and itineraries for days out, and you're welcome to join us and friends at some of the music and wine-tasting events during the main summer months.
Arrival and Departures
Usually arrivals are from 4.00pm and we will be here to greet you and show you the Garden Studio and the layout of the house and gardens. There will be tea and cold drinks in the garden or sitting room if you would like them, so you can relax and unwind - and if you are arriving a bit later, then join us for a glass of wine or an aperitif. If you are going to be earlier than 4.00pm or perhaps later in the evening, just let us know. We realise that people will want to depart at various times - it is helpful for us if you can leave on your last day by 11.00am. If you require a really early start, then just let us know and we can provide breakfast in time for that - to save you the trouble when you're busy packing and perhaps 'organising children'.
Food and wine
Booked breakfasts are from 8.00 - 10.30am and served in the dining/sitting room and can be taken in the outside summer dining area if you wish. We provide a buffet-style breakfast, with a range of fresh juices, cereals, yoghurts, and fresh and preserved fruits. There is fresh bakery produce and local jams and honeys. We can provide a cooked breakfast on request and of course we will provide special dietary requirements if we are given reasonable notice.
We are very pleased to offer guests occasional evening meals, and are always happy to provide this for your first evening. Our produce is all locally sourced and where possible our vegetables, fruit and herbs are from the garden The wines we serve are from Gaillac, Tarn and Marcillac vineyards. So that you can choose to have a light or fuller evening meal (you may have had a large lunch!), we offer three courses and you can choose to have one, two or three courses.
Our cooking embraces a wide range of cuisines and not only the regional style. So, a typical menu choice might be:
Fresh asparagus soup with lemon falafels
Slow-cooked lamb with a tagine of vegetables
Cheeseboard of Tarn and Aveyron cheeses
Honey-baked peaches with homemade meringue
wine and fruit drinks are included and we can provide some domaine-bottled, vintage wines on request and these will be charged at cost for you to try and
if you wish to buy some to take home we can put you in touch with the domaine
We always offer a vegetarian option - and providing something simpler for younger children is no problem .... we're very used to rustling up home-made spagetti bolognese at short notice!
Prices are as follows, and include wine and coffee/tea:
Entree: 7.50 euros
Main Course: 12.50 euros
Cheeseboard: 5.00 euros
Dessert: 5.00 euros
Note: children of 12 and over are charged at adult rates as above. Children of 5 years to 11 years are charged at a flat rate of 10 euros, with children of 2 to 4 years are charged at a flat rate of 7.50 euros, and babies under 2 years are free.