Customer Testimonials


We are back in England, where we were greeted with a major downpour. How typical of our good old British summer. We just wanted to thank you both for making our holiday as relaxing and stress free as possible. The house, food and your hospitality were outstanding. We are all craving your food tonight and I’m missing beer on tap.

The kids have already asked me why I can’t cook like Henry and Laura. Oh I have my work cut out for me now. Better get my cook books out and start being a bit more creative. Millie is so chuffed with her new pen, I’m not so chuffed with my expanding waistline (haha). We couldn’t have wished for a better holiday. Kids have had a ball!

 The Rowland Family, 2013

Thank you again so much. We hope to see you all very soon.

Dear Henry, Laura, Isabella and Kate What a holiday! Your concept is truly unique and never have three families had such a relaxing two weeks. It’s going to be quite a shock to the system going home and having to shop, cook, clean and unload the dish washer etc. Thank you for looking after us so superbly. The food has been a gastronomic feast, washed down with excellent wines. The children have eaten well too and really enjoyed the simple pleasures of collecting acorns, raspberry, blackberry picking, going on the swings and trampoline, numerous walks around your amazing gardens and of course the daily swimming. We do hope to return again and again in years to come. Heartfelt thanks to you all.

The Sawtell family 2012

Dear Henry, Laura, Isabella and Jacqueline. Wow. What a memorable holiday we have all had. Justin and I so needed a break and your amazing hospitality and beautiful chateau have achieved that for us in abundance. We will take away many happy memories, most notable of which are: – baking sessions for the children with Laura, – the children’s afternoon teas with Henry’s great ability to engage the little people to eat, – the twins growing confidence in the water and first steps in learning to swim with Isabella’s excellent tuition, – last but not least the outstanding food especially the deserts!! We have been so inspired by the food such that we hope to go home and replicate some of our favourite dishes. Thank you for the recipes! Thank you from us all for such a wonderful stay.

The Capstone family 2012

What a magical 4 weeks stay, many thanks for the endless small and sometimes not so small actions, for the times the chef and maid went out of their way to make our stay even more enjoyable. It has truly been an enjoyable holiday and as city dwellers, even though there are many parks and play areas in Sydney, to see the children going off on adventures in your magical gardens, hanging from tyres oiand jumping on the trampoline, heavens what fun. Memorable too because the two eldest learned how to swim and Toby, god bless him, took his first steps at the house, what a complete joy! With all our love and sincere thanks.

Raynor family 2012

This was our second visit to the chateau and by no means our last. In all our years taking our summer hols in France we arrived with our newest arrival of nine months, whereas our other children would happily eat anything, chef produced baby food fresh on a daily basis, even the fruit cups were freshly made. I cannot express to you enough what a godsend that was. The children have not stopped talking about returning and even write notes to the owners. They felt at home as indeed we all did. We can only praise the owners for their caring and genuine desire to provide every possible means to make our holiday just that, a real holiday. What a pleasant Surprise it was the first time, how unusual to find consistency in these times. Huge thank you to the team.

Peter Wright and family 2012

A truly unique and splendid holiday with the children and grandchildren with amazing hosts. Such a joy to relax and enjoy the time without having to lift a finger which is something I can assure you is a rarity for a grandparent. We will definitely be back, cannot think of a better venue for our family. Many many thanks for all of your hard work.

The Armstrong family 2012

Thankyou so much for a truly wonderful holiday at your fabulous chateau. Your hospitality and service was amazing, food fantastic (the two vegetarians have also been exceptionally happy). The children have had a marvelous time and will be very sad to leave as we are.

Willsden family 2012

We have stayed at many five star resorts and boutique hotels over the years and can honestly say that the chateau des etoiles goes one step further, far beyond the call of duty, there was nothing the staff would not do to ensure we had a fabulous holiday from restaurant bookings, massages arranged, wine tasting, information on local events to even organising a tractor ride for our sons birthday. A big thank you to the owners for their attention to detail in so much that even the food was monitored for our son who suffers from a serious nut allergy. We will see you next year since we have already reserved our holiday for the next three years knowing how busy you get.

The Banks family 2012

We felt welcome and at home and will certainly be back… “My family and my friends’ families spent 2 weeks at the ‘Chateau des Etoiles’ last year and we used the flexibility of the chef and the catering services on many an occasion after the wonderful welcome meal. […] The children thoroughly enjoyed the pool and the baby sitting service was a godsend as it freed us up to spend time at night markets and jazz and other music festivals held in the town, we felt welcome and at home and will certainly be back.”

Unsworth family 2009

We stayed at the Chateau and as is always the case, we all had a splendid time. The quality of the food was, as usual, just incredible and the children enjoyed their little saunters to the farm to visit the ducks and rabbits and most importantly my wife didn’t wash a dish or clean up after the grandchildren the entire time. We came away having felt we just had a holiday. We took advantage of the free laundry service and returned home without having to catch up on things. This was a holiday in its full sense and our thanks must go to the owners who were relentless in their efforts to make certain there was no work for us to do during our stay.

Grundy Family, 2009

“Chateau des Etoiles far exceeded our expectations for quality and space. The food was fabulous and the service was outstanding. The best part of our stay was the lack of chaos in organising daily chores; the staff were brilliant in organising everything and for that we truly thank them. We will definitely be back!”

The Mannering family 2009

“A unique experience”

Foley Family Aug 2010

We cannot thank you enough! “After having spent out first week in France in non-Tots accomodation, we found that we ended up spending more at the first house than the final costs of our stay at the beautiful Chateau des Etoiles. The food was the highlight of the trip and not having to shop and wash up was a godsend! We shall be recommending the Chateau to all of our friends!”

The Beardsley Family. (June 2013.)  What a wonderful stay.

Words cannot describe just how marvelous our stay was. When we first heard of the house we thought it was too good to be true, however, once we had spoken to 2 other families who had stayed there, we felt reassured.  We have never seen our children so captivated and inspired during any of our earlier holidays in France. The dedication of the staff and the “beyond the call of duty” services were just too many to mention. We have already booked our spot for next year. We would be pleased to talk to any prospective enquirers about the Chateau des etoiles because, hand on heart, what a place, and the food, too wonderful to describe. Thank you for the experience. See you next year.






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