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La Haute Fariniere, Torce Viviers en Charnie
Torce-viviers-en-charnie, France 53270


First Review by dawncampbell
  • vegan

Raw veggie food paradise in Nth West France

Posted on 01 / 13 / 2013

We had the pleasure of discovering this wonderful solely vegetarian/vegan/raw guesthouse cum retreat in a fabulous setting situated close to the historic and picturesque St Suzanne.
We were utterly spoiled, in an atmosphere of luxury and quality, yet felt completely at home in Dawn and Robert's relaxed, easy company.
Having been warmly greeted, we found in our room a 'welcome' drink and a mix of various olives & nuts to whet our appetite!

Our first evening's 4-course meal was completely raw and we feasted on the delights of;

Amuse Bouche: - cashew nut cheese-stuffed mushroom; seaweed pate on rye; cucumber sushi roll up
Starter: lentil curry-stuffed avocado on a bed of sprouts
Dinner: mushroom & spinach 'lasagna' with cauliflower mash; peas & sweetcorn in Basil; asparagus and palm heart salad
Dessert: pineapple filled with banana ice-cream topped with pineapple rings, diced mango and passion fruit.

Cooked meals are also available.

Our hosts seemed to anticipate our every wish and did all they could to satisfy our needs. No expense has been spared in furnishing and decorating their home, and not only does it boast a large separate guest lounge/dining room with log fire, but we were also made most welcome in their own very cosy lounge and kitchen/breakfast room.

Upstairs is equally luxurious, comfortable and well-equipped, comprising one large double bedroom, huge bathroom with large bath and double shower and a good sized bedroom with 2 single beds, thereby being very convenient for families. However, tall people beware! La Haute Fariniere is a 16th century converted traditional farmhouse and the attractive beams could be a hazard!

In view of inclement weather, we were unable to explore fully but from the house, we could see a pond, attractively set across the courtyard with views to the hills beyond. We enviously imagined an evening meal being served outdoors in the tranquil surroundings but will have to wait for another time in better weather to experience this ourselves. The area is full of beautiful walks and cycling opportunities, and many interesting places to visit. For visual appeal, historical interest and welcoming people, St Suzanne is highly recommended, with views from the ramparts of the castle looking back towards La Haute Fariniere.

For more general details and information on Dawn's additional services for your wellbeing, visit:

Mike &Gina UK

Pros: all excellent
Cons: non


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