Sound and valuable advice. Kristell and her team have a great deal of experience in the real estate business. Rather than trying to sell a property at any price, the agency prioritises customer satisfaction. I would recommend them without hesitation.

May 2022. F.V

We are v. grateful for Kristell's guidance & knowledge, she is attentive, dedicated & has a wealth of knowledge. We feel v. lucky to have found someone so helpful. A service second to none. Thank you!

Steve & Susie, Feb 2020

I was looking for a service to help me furnish our new apartment. Secondhome Interiors helped us furnish our apartment with the style we wanted, helped with the deliveries, organised the storage and a professional installation team. Communication was efficient and continuous. I will definitely recommend Secondhome Interiors. Thank you for all your efforts and support. The place looks really good so thank you also for your recommendations and suggestions on the furnishings!

P.M January 2023


At Secondhome we pride ourselves on providing a 5* service to our clients and we have the feedback to prove it. Our customers recommend us for our knowledgeable and personalised service.

We work as "property consultants" in the true sense of the term, hunting for properties to meet the needs of our clients. We have a very strong global network of contacts, developers and agents based on our professional experience.

Secondhome Purchase, Interiors and Rental Services is owned and directed by Kristell Thornton, Managing Director.

Secondhome Purchase was created in 2000 and owned (since 2014) and directed (since 2008) by Kristell Thornton. The team helps clients looking to purchase a second home or an investment property in France and Mauritius. We provide a service of research and advise to find a property to meet our clients needs and make the purchase process as smooth as possible at no extra cost to you. We can also provide contacts on all subjects relating to purchase abroad (legal, tax, currency, mortgage).
We have a very strong network of contacts, developers and agents that we use extensively to the benefit of our clients.

Secondhome Interiors was created in 2019 and provides a service for clients looking to furnish or update their property in France. Based on clients tastes and wishes we do the research to provide mood boards and lists of furniture for you to choose from. We also collaborate with a renovation company and we work on the interior colour scheme, materials and accessories. We are very much guided by you and co-ordinate purchase, delivery and installation. Our clients have been very pleased with the end results and we would be happy to share photos of previous projects with you. We can provide you with a no obligation competitive quote for our services.

Secondhome Rental Services was created in 2020. We offer a service of holiday rental assistance for property owners, preparing the marketing, assisting with enquiries and organising liaison with the property’s concierge and the Taxe de Séjour office. Get in touch for more information and our fees for this service.

We also work with a large rental company in France allowing us access to their vast rental portfolio for clients wishing to book holiday rental in the French Alps. We endeavour to match your search criteria with available properties, there is no additional cost for our property search service.

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