Read some reviews.

We are in the top 3 on the 400 best gîtes in France.

Below is a list of reviews for the Beachouse. The property is perfect for filming and photography projects.

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Getty Images, 2007.

“The beachouse was rented to a film crew as accommodation and as a location for shoots for six weeks. Some pictures of the Beachouse i.e. the West flat bedroom have been used as the book cover for “The Rector’s Wife” by Joanna Trollope.” Property of Getty images.

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Leila Lindholm, 2011.

“Right now I’m on the beautiful French Atlantic coast to shoot my new television series. I love making my programme here in the beautiful house we rented” (Beachouse). SWEDENS TOP CELEBRITY COOK. Stayed for 6 weeks of filming with full production crew, her small son Walter and family.”

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The Guardian, 2008.

“Good things come to those who wait. Now the Beachouse season extends until the end of November, and it has built up a strong fan base among families who relish the location at the centre of the market town of Montalivet and just five minutes from the beach.”

Beach Tomato, 2011.

“Built in the 1930s as a rustic holiday retreat for the French bourgeoisie, Beachouse, Montalivet is the delightful epitome of shabby chic – old fashioned furniture and pretty floral bed linen.. “its definitely worth packing up a picnic and setting off on a wine tour of the region”

Tatler, 2012.

“Creche pads: Here Grey Gardens meets Cath Kidson – on acid… A short stroll from an unspoiled, never-ending sandy beach (popular with surfers) it sits on top of a daily market selling everything from Panama hats to rotisserie chickens… Settle back with lashings of local rose, let the little ones run wild and you will have a blast. It doesn’t matter if you’ve lost your shoes, spilt your supper the kids refuse to sleep, because anything goes… Just switch off.”

The Times, 2011.

“Painted green and white, it”s simple but inviting with period furniture including the beds long verandah is a great spot for lunch”

 
 

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Read some of the reviews we have had over the years

 

REVIEWS AND PUBLICITY.

• PAUL GETTY IMAGES 2007

filming at Montalivet stay at the Beachouse for six weeks. Some images of Beachouse i.e. ( West flat bedroom) have been used like the cover for “The Rectors Wife” by Joanna Trollope.. Property of Getty Images.

• THE GUARDIAN 2008

9 August. “ Good things come to those who wait.” “Now the Beachouse season extends until the end of November and it has built up a strong fan base among families, who relish the location at the centre of the market town of Montalivet and just 5 minutes from the beach”

• blog.olivelovesalfie.co.uk, August 2013 .

“We created our own seaside commune and waited for friends to arrive and for the bliss to commence.”

• Pat Varney

“We were with Australians. 3 separate houses and a wonderful verandah worked so well for us.”

• TATLER; SEPTEMBER 2012

“Creche pads”. “Here Grey Gardens meets Cath Kidson – on acid…A short stroll from an unspoiled, never-ending sandy beach (popular with surfers) it sits on top of a daily market selling everything from panama hats to rostisserie chickens…. Settle back with lashings of local rose, let the little ones run wild and you will have a blast. It doesn’t matter if you’ve lost your shoes, spilt your supper the kids refuse to sleep, because anything goes…just switch off”

• Mary Harper, 1st August 2011.

“The BEACH HOUSE is perfect. You have created a paradise there. Perfect for all generations. There were three generations of Harpers, and it suited all of us. We had the kids wing, the adults wing and the quiet wing. I even managed to finish my book there.”

Olive loves Alfie, 2013.

Stylist/shop owner “There’s a lovely shop in London called Olive loves Alfie” The Guardian.

“bursting with an assemblage of vintage curiosities, rattan chairs and embroidered and patchwork fabrics… long soaks in the shell encrusted bathroom that had been neatly if rather eccentrically squeezed into a cupboard under the stairs. It had all we needed and more… we ..created our own seaside commune and waited for friends to arrive and for the bliss to commence.

Took the kids to their surfing lessons at Frankie’s surf school (the kids loved him and so did I picnicked on the beach, encountered the thrilling waves of the atlantic and took it in turns to prepare long drawn out suppers on the porch each evening” www.frankie-surfschool.fr”

• LIVING FRANCE MAGAZINE AUGUST 2014

‘COASTAL CHARM’ 6 page article – completefrance.com LIFE’S A BEACH …HOW A
DREAM SEASIDE HOLIDAY BECAME A REALITY FOR AN EXPAT IN MEDOC

“With Jane’s eclectic style, its not surprising that her properties caught the attention of film crews and photographers”

I’d done up houses for a long time in London so that came naturally to me..I was an antique dealer, so I’ve got a collection of antiques and light fittings, which I love… They are the tools of my trade. Seaside living is a far cry from her former London life…. but offered a welcome change. The antiques work well in the rentals, because I’m not one of those people who worries that guests are going to scratch or break things. People often ask how I can let people rent the house with all my lovely antiques in them and I think the more generous you are and the more you give,the more people seem to appreciate it – with one notable exception!”

• REISMAGAZINE. COLUMBUS, 2002.

COLUMBUS TRAVEL MAGAZINE

“ A sun shining house. Some holiday homes are just so divine you never want to leave them. Well all right, maybe just to lay yourself down on the terrace”French Grande Dame”

“I hope you are alright and can breathe fully again…we had a wonderful stay and are looking forward to visiting next year..included you will find the translation of the article about the beach house. I hope the sentence structure is ok” Ronald

Winters http//www.projectsally.nl www.themovingcinema.com

• JAN (Dutch magazine) June edition 2014

“I read about your house in a Dutch magazine and got enthusiastic straight away” lieneg@hotmail.com article “You have the pleasure not the Jet Lag”. (Beachouse).

• BEACHOUSE used for BEST SELLER “Hello Cupcake” book

and for 2 series of 10 cooking programmes with Leila Lindholm for Swedish T.V were filmed here. It was her tenth TV series!

“Dear Jane! I hope you are doing fantastic and had a great summer..will send you some stuff soon so you can have a look…you look gorgeous….Also ordered books for for you of my other titles! Should show up by post this week.

– Lots of love, Leila

• FRENCH BEACH HOUSE OF DREAMS:

PipandPea.com
We really loved it!

“I’m so glad you are on the mend that’s wonderful news.. I can’t imagine the work of running two houses if you are not feeling well…here’s the link to the pics of your gorgeous house”

Hopefully we can make it out again next year! xx

• FRANCE MAGAZINE 1/07/2015

“Original features, bleached floorboards and vintage touchesevoke childhood holidays and memories of sun-drenched trips to the beach armed with buckets and spades, blankets and picnic hampers. The house has seven bedrooms but still feels cosy.

• ROOMIDO, 2014.

http://www.roomido.com/

“Ein gelungene Mischung aus Boho Chic, romantischen Blumenprinte und Surfercharme, die en drei individuell gestalt Apartments zu purem“Savoir Vivre” animiert” (??) It is a wonderful mixture of Boho Chic romantic flower prints and surfer charm, divided into three individual apartments. And once there you have that feeling of pure “Savor Vive”.

• SUD OUEST NEWSPAPER 6th June 2015 BEACHOUSE voted 2nd BEST GITE IN FRANCE

400 best gites in France ANGLOPHONE SITE.

Sud Ouest

Vendays-Montalivet : no 2 des gites les plus populaire en France: The Beachouse a Montalivet, la demeure de Jane Butler. Jane Butler, qui a ete antiquaire a Londres, a fait l’acquisition de cette maison des années 20 du cote du Pin Sec. il y a plus de vingt ans.

-Ditto 2014 between 2 and 4th place. SUD OUEST. JUNE BEACHOUSE.

• MARCH 2014 TERRE BLEU BELGIAN FASHION SHOOT FOR WINTER.

www.kurtanthierens.be production company

“You can trust on this, we work already 10 years for the client and they are always correct – catalogue looks very nice..

“I have here some catalogues and happy to send them over. Enjoy the winter days..”
Eveline Antihero

• Keith Tullet, 2014

We first started going to Montalivet and your beach comber house in avenue de la Brede in August 1999. We had previously been on many summer holidays to France but the combination of the innate appeal of the cottage, the daily market, proximity of the sea and quality of thw Beach continued to attract us. We know of no other location in France that fulfils our needs quite as well …”