Rates and Availability

These prices include bedding. Also included is unlimited WiFi usage, gas, water and 20 units/day of electricity (extra will be charged at cost price which usually only happens during winter).

Not included is ‘taxe de séjour’ which is the local holiday tax. The way the charge is  calculated has been changed throughout France for 2019. This charge has become slightly more complicated this year as River Cottage is currently ‘sans classement’ or not classed . It will however, never exceed €2.30/adult /night. To work it out, divide the weekly rate by 7 to get the daily rate. Divide this by the number of people staying during your visit (including children) and calculate 5% of this amount. This will give you the rate/adult/night.

For example: 2 adult and 2 children staying at high season for 7 nights would incur a charge of €1.29/adult /night which would total €18.

I can give you a quote for the tax when you make a booking enquiry. This taxe de séjour will be added to your final bill.

As this new way of calculating the tax has increased the overall cost to our guests’ holiday, we have not increased out prices for 2019.

2019 Low Season


2019 Mid Season


2019 High Season


 5th Jan – 8th Feb
9th March – 12th April
4th May – 28th June
28th Sep – 20th Dec
 13th April – 3rd May
31st August – 27th Sep
 9th Feb – 8th March
29th June – 30th Aug
21st Dec – 3rd Jan (2020)

During High Season the changeover days are on Saturdays. Arrive after 4pm and vacate by 10am.

The week beginning Saturday 13th July will be at a rate of €760 as this is the week that the Tour de France visits our region (stage 12 finishes in Bagnères on the 18th, 19th is a time trial in Pau and 20th of July sees a finish on the top of the Col de Tourmalet). As an incentive to book a 2 week break in this wonderful place, if you book the following week too, both weeks can be booked at the normal cost of €720/week. That will give you lots of time to watch Le Tour, cycle the Cols and have a chance to walk in the breathtaking mountains, go white water rafting, visit the excellent Saturday market at Bagnères or just relax in the garden or one of the fabulous spas.

During Mid and Low season we may be able to be more flexible with arrival and departure days so please enquire and we will endeavour to accommodate your wishes.

We can sometimes offer shorter breaks during the low season for a minimum stay of 4 nights @ €90/night.

Please make all enquiries via email to rivercottage@mail.com or use the booking request facility on the right of the page.