Self contained, completely private two bedroomed wing of converted farm , set in nine acres of countryside. Recent conversion with air conditioning , farmhouse kitchen / diner and conservatory /sunroom with satellite TV , laundry room and downstairs WC. Upstairs is bathroom/WC with bath and shower , and two air conditioned bedrooms - smaller one with twin beds which can lock together, and larger with double bed , cot available. The conservatory leads onto completely private small walled flower garden , safe for young children. Outside this area are the grounds of the farmhouse with olive grove , boules court and stunning family pool ( 13m X 5m) all of which the tenants may use. The owners who work as doctors in Paradou live at the other end of the long building.
2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 28 Nov 2018
About Susan Dawson
As British doctors , having always been in love with France , we set up a general practice in the village of Paradou 29 years ago , while bringing up our five children in the local schools.
Susan Dawson purchased this Farmhouse in 1988
Why Susan Dawson chose Paradou
Mas Magali is unique in that it is completely peaceful and rural but only five minutes from the bustling village of Maussane Les Alpiles and the quieter village of Paradou .
What makes this Farmhouse unique
We are so near the historic towns of Arles , Avignon, Nimes , Marseille and Aix en Provence . The Mediterranean and the hillside villages of the Luberon are both an easy drive away .
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
After some time visiting busy London and Paris it was very relaxing to visit Provence and the house outside of Paradou. Jeffrey met us in the village as promised and took us to the house. It was perfect! Very quiet and had everything one would need to fix meals. On arriving we found fresh tomatoes, bread, cheese, eggs, fruit, oh and wine, so we were able to make a tomato omelet for dinner without having to go to the store. The bed is very comfortable, plenty of room for clothing, many magazines, tourist info, even cookbooks! Included is a personal directory with local info including restaurants, market days in nearby towns etc. The local Spar grocery store even has the International New York Times! It is centrally located - we made day trips to Mount Ventoux, Camargue, Lourmarin, St Remy (Glanium has to be seen), les Baux, etc - there is so much to see. We plan on coming again to continue our explorations of this wonderful area. Thank you again, Susan and Jeffrey for letting us enjoy your peaceful surroundings.
It was our pleasure and we do hope you come again !
My husband and I along with his brother and wife spent 5 days at the Provence Farmhouse. We had a blowout tire close to arriving, didn't know what to do so phoned the Dawsons and they were incredibly helpful. And they also shared ideas of so many places to visit in the area. House was air conditioned which was appreciated as the temps were in the 90s.
This is a must stay! Also beautiful grounds! And the location to travel to St. Remy and Arles is perfect!
Thank you ! It was lovely meeting you all !
An Enchanting Holiday Let
We all enjoyed our stay. Jeremy and Sue are the ideal hosts, friendly , caring and helpful. Paradou is an ideal place to explore all the beautiful villages and towns that are in this area.
The cottage would take some finding, if not for Jeremy meeting us in Paradou! However if you love peace and quiet , and beautiful surroundings this is an ideal location - even though the roads are a bit bumpy to reach it.
The wifi is not very good - but the bonus is it stops the work emails!
The local resturant in Paradou 'Le Bistro du Paradou' is an absolute must. Wonderful rustic food, great service and excellent value for money.
Thank you for a lovely stay and truly wonderful experience .
Thank you Andrea , it was our pleasure !
Fantastic week's holiday in Paradou
If you're looking for a taste of the real Provence then this accommodation is the place for you. We, my husband and adult son, were guided to the property by our host Jeremy as it is well off the main road and a distance down a narrow track. So far so good. We arrived at the Mas to be met by Sue and both she and Jeremy went out of their way to welcome us to their house. Not only was the accommodation comfortable and typical of the farmhouses of this area, it also had many of the benefits of modern living. Ok, the WiFi wasn't 100% but that wasn't why we were there. If you want high tech go somewhere else but the the ambience of the place, the birds, Provencal nature at its best and the privacy offered make this a wonderful base for a relaxing holiday. It was sublime to wake up to the sound of nightingales and serins in the warmth of a Provencal morning. Weather was fantastic which always helps.
Sue had provided some welcoming extras; marmalade (delicious, home made I think), milk, coffee, fruit and of course the much appreciated wine to go with our first evening's meal. Sue had thoughtfully provided a lasagna for our dinner knowing we would need something substantial after travelling from the northern French coast in one day. It was very much appreciated. By the end of our week we felt like we had made new friends.
There's no doubt in our minds that next time we are visiting Provence for bird watching, visiting vinyards, or the wonderful towns in the area, this will be the place that we'll come back to. Many thanks Sue and Jeremy for making our holiday a great one.
Thank you. Jessie,we really enjoyed having you and we learnt a lot more about our own birdlife ! Here's hoping you come again !
Great short stay in Paradou
This was perfect for our young family. The farm is secluded and quiet, and safe for our daughter to explore on her own. There is a horse that grazes in a nearby field that provided endless entertainment for our daughter when we weren't out exploring. Location is great and near many of the attractions in Provence. We took day trips to Arles, the Luberon, and Aix during our four day stay.
Hosts Sue and Jeremy are very sweet and had some basic food staples (including wine) ready for us on arrival. Thank you both!
Thank you Justin - our pleasure . First guests of the season !
Serenity in Provence
My husband and I recently returned from a beautiful week long stay at Mas Migali
( east wing farmhouse). Our goal was to live as a local while in Provence and have a sense of community as well as a hub for daily excursions. This was the perfect place for us. The two story apartment was more like a cozy home than an apartment. It is surrounded by pastures and serenity! Susan and Jeremy are gracious hosts and made us feel welcome and we're extremely helpful. ( FYI: for the non French speaking guests, no worries as Susan and Jeremy speak perfect English because they are British and a lovely couple).
We brought with us an international GPS which was a "life saver" so to speak as this peaceful property is remote and it does take a bit of practice to find. No need to worry though about initially finding the farmhouse as Susan and Jeremy met us in Paradou and we followed them.😀
I cooked dinner every night and loved the kitchen, it is very well equipped. There also is a charcoal grill outside the sunroom which we used almost every night.
The beds were very comfortable; the air conditioning was wonderful; having upstairs and downstairs bathrooms were really convenient); grocery shopping in a nearby village was fun and well stocked with all the neccecities/a little bit of everything. Open air markets rotate from village to village and we truly enjoyed buying what we needed and some souvenirs to take home as well.
We highly recommend this lovely home.... we hope to return!
Beautiful tranquil location set in the heart of Provencal countryside , perfect to explore : short drive to stunning Roman town of Arles ( 20 mins by car) lovely towns and villages such as St Remy ( 20mins ) Maussane with13 restaurants in pretty village centre ( 7mins) and only 50 minutes from major historic cities such as Nimes , Avignon and Aix en Provence . The Mediterranean is only 1 hour away - Stes de Maries de la Mer , Cassis or Marseille .