Bonjour! Kia Ora! Hello!
We’re proud to introduce ourselves as the Owners / Operators and Guardians of the Château which has been in the Stosser family for over 20 years. Michael (that’s him) is the eldest son and originates from Switzerland while Sonia Townshend, (that’s me), hail from the land of the long white cloud - New Zealand.
As self-confessed gourmands we share a love for good food, wine, music and great company which can be found in abundance in the surrounding region of the Loire Valley.
Michael trained in Hotel and Restaurant Management in Lucerne and in the ‘off’ season works as a private tour guide in New Zealand. This is perfectly combined with Sonia’s background in hospitality and wine and spirits marketing to set a relaxed and friendly yet efficient style of management.
As a well travelled European Michael is fluent in Swiss (German), French (well mostly) and English while I am very fluent at ‘Kiwi’ and currently working on my French.
We adore France and take any opportunity to explore the region and all it has to offer. You will find us most days in the office (up by the pool) or working in the garden. We live above the office and you can expect us to be as discreet as you require while ensuring your stay is easy and enjoyable.