The Secondhome Team


Meet the Secondhome team, and our specialists in the French Alps, the South of France, the West coast of France, Mauritius and the Seychelles.

General description

At Secondhome we research and select the best investment and leisure destinations and properties based on experience, knowledge and insight of the property market.  We pride ourselves on providing a 5* service to our clients who recommend us for our knowledgeable and personalised service and for our network of contacts.

Kristell Thornton - Managing Director and Owner of

Kristell studied law to postgraduate level and started working in property in 2003, working with French expats relocating to London. She then diversified for a few years, working in the City in London in Management Consultancy, before coming back to the property world. Working for a Canadian, then French Developer has taught her the in's and out's of the property world. Buying two properties in France gave her the best insight in to purchasing and owning abroad. Managing Secondhome since 2008, Kristell has owned the business entirely since April 2014.

Bethan Stacey - French Alps

Bethan holds a BA honours degree in Linguistics and French from Newcastle University, and a postgraduate diploma in Anthropology and Sustainable Development from Aix-Marseille University in Provence. She has lived for a large portion of the last 12 years in France, mostly indulging her passion for skiing in towns and ski resorts in the Rhone-Alpes region, including Lyon, Bourg St Maurice, Les Arcs and Peisey-Vallandry.

In property, Bethan spent a year and a half as an International Property Sales Assistant in the ski resort of Arc 1950, followed by some years working part time with Secondhome on marketing and translations. She turned to property consultancy with Secondhome in 2014.

A lover of the mountains, she has first-hand experience of all the major ski domains of the French Alps and many smaller resorts too, refreshing and extending her knowledge with regular trips to the region.


Secondhome is owned by Compton Global Investments Ltd.

Information & enquiries:

Kristell Thornton

Owner and Director

+44 (0) 7725 869 724


  • Free service
  • Extensive network of contacts
  • Experience
  • Recommendations
  • Strong customer feedback

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OwnershipWe aim to provide the best client support and service during the whole search and purchase process.

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