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Tomlins Vegetarian Guest House

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Worthing, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We were staying in a nearby gites and mentioned to the owner that we tend to self cater as finding vegetarian food in this part of France was so difficult. He recommended Tomlins and arranged for us to have lunch there on our last day. What a lovely experience. The meals are served table d'hote, but with reference to any...

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We have recently got back from our holiday in chambon and stay at Tomlins. The accommodation was clean and comfortable, and it was well situated for trips to La Rochelle and other local attractions. The most impressive part of this holiday was however the friendliness of the owners, and the outstanding quality of food. Lorraine and David were always around...

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Tregomeur, France
Reviewed 27 May 2016

This was our second visit and not the last. David and Lorraine couldn't be more welcoming. Our room was very clean and comfortable, nothing was too much trouble. The evening meal was three courses of beautiful tasty, fresh food. We recommend Tomlins to all our friends and anybody who is looking for a perfect vegetarian experience. I hope we can...

1Thank coopercarol49
Reviewed 29 February 2016

I travelled to The Tomlins Guest house a while ago. A friend and I stayed for a week on one of the cookery courses. We stayed in one of the gites and had a fantastic time. I was a bit of a novice on the cookery front. I found the weeks instruction invaluable. Other people were a lot more accomplished...

1Thank PitVillageLad
Radstock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

We arrived at Tomlins in a bit of a pickle with some urgent repairs needed for motorbike. La Rochelle ( with Harley dealership) and many beautiful beaches are not too far away thpugh we on the whole preferred the beautiful inland roads for fantastic riding. ( plenty cyclists as well as motorcyclists) David could not have been more helpful or...

1Thank Dood T
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 August 2015

we arrived here and after arguing with the sat nav we arrived. you don't chose who you dine with you just sit with them.... which could go either way... but actually two days there on our journey to Spain and we met really lovely interesting people. Food and drink great value and plentiful. Family David and Lorraine and their lovely...

1Thank Paula D
Reviewed 31 July 2015

I stayed here with my brother and his family for one night. They'd been previously and really enjoyed it. I can see why. Hosts David and Lorraine are really friendly, very welcoming and run a very comfortable and clean establishment. We had dinner with them and the food was superb: imaginative dishes beautifully prepared, full of freshness and flavour. Vegetarian...

Thank gloucesterlad
Harpenden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2015

Stayed at Tomlins Feb14-16, while picking up a pure-bred puppy from a farm nearby. Our drive from Calais was long, and we arrived after 1AM, but David stayed up to welcome us warmly. He has gites specially made to be comfortable but also accept dogs - just right for us. Next evening, we stayed in for a dinner prepared by...

Thank MonsonTheKnole
Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Exceptional vegetarian food, relaxing and hospitable - We’ve stayed numerous times, in June, July and September, in the guest house and the gites and both are very comfortable. The Charente Maritime region has countless places to explore inland and by the sea. The countryside around the guest house is relatively flat and quiet which makes it a great place to...

Thank Rhosyn-Rose
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2014

We only stayed for one night (April 2014) and wish we'd stayed longer. David was very welcoming and the room was lovely. We used to visit David's restaurant in Penarth many years ago and I remember the food being very good then - I wasn't to be disappointed this time around either. The food was fantastic and the whole experience...

Thank Fiona A

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Tomlins is set in the beautiful Charente Maritime area of France. Ideally situated to explore the Atlantic coast and the historic sea port of La Rochelle. Other places within easy rreach are Cognac, the Marais Poitevin and the iles of Ré, Oleron and Aix. The nearest airport is at La Rochelle and there are airports at Bordeaux, Nantes and Poitiers all within 2 hours drive. The TGV from Paris stops at Surgeres, a mere 10 minutes away. ... more   less 

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Address: 23 rue du Fief Gourmand | Chambon, 17290 Chambon, France
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Charente > Chambon
Number of rooms: 7
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“We did not stay at the guest house”
 of 5 bubbles pammiep25, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you travel with a dog, the gites are very good; if no dog, stay in the charming, period, main building.”
 of 5 bubbles MonsonTheKnole, 21 Feb 2015 | Read review
“I recommend taking a cooking class and including the dinner option. Loved our day trip to Ile de Re, a little over half an hour drive from the guest house. Don't need to be vegetarian to enjoy!”
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