Ferme de la Ruette

Cauvicourt, Calvados
Bed & Breakfast


Deep in Calvados near vibrant Caen, a cider barn with stylish bedrooms, quirky objets, a bar in the salon. Charming hosts welcome families

Bedroom

3 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 4

The
Experience

The gates glide open to a gravelled sweep and a tree’d lawn, with an old stone cider press to the side. Elegant, compassionate Isabelle looks after house, garden, guests – and rescue cats and horses – with warmth and charm; Philippe, a friendly GP, fills the game larder. The barn houses two bedrooms plus a delightful family suite under the rafters (up a steep private stair) and a cosy guest sitting room with a bar. Rooms have pretty striped wallpapers, seagrass floors and elegant Louis XV-style chairs, quirky objets on shelves and in crannies, beds dressed with white heirloom spreads. Vivacious, bustling Caen is an easy drive.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Closed
Rarely.
Meals
Restaurant 5km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €70
Surcharges
Extra bed €10.
1 Family room for 4
From €80
2 Doubles
From €70

Reviews

A beautiful house, comfortable room, warm welcome and a tasty breakfast. A shame we only stayed one night. The house is half a mile down a tiny road Chemin Hausse

Alan, Guildford

Can't recommend it highly enough. Isabelle and Philippe are absolutely lovely and so hospitable. Lovely accommodation in a stunning setting. Thank you!

Clare, Canberra australia

Many places call themselves special but this one really deserves the name. Madame is absolutely charming, elegant and generous. We booked the family room and it was super comfortable. She also thoughtfully had bottled water and cold beers in the fridge which were all complimentary. The place itself is absolutely beautiful. The breakfast was absolutely fantastic with everything you could possibly want to eat on the table and lots of it. Very reasonable price. The place is quite rural so don't arrive hungry as there is nowhere to eat locally. I feel so lucky to have found this place! GO!

Jennifer, Dublin

Perfect stay in a stunning location. Isabelle is delightful and made us feel totally relaxed in her gorgeous home. The kids loved playing in the garden and we loved our time there. So convenient for the ferry at Caen that we stayed again on the way back home. Thoroughly recommend staying here.

Adam, Hampshire

A wonderful welcome - delicious breakfast. The photos don't do it justice. Lovely atmosphere and wonderful hosts. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending it and will re-visit. Thank you Isabelle and family.

Jan, Stratford upon avon

We had a lovely overnight stay, Isabel very welcoming. The family room worked well for the four of us and our 7 and 5 year old girls loved the see saw!

Wise, Exeter

5 of us really enjoyed our 2 nights stay and were very well looked after by Isabelle. A lovely farm. A good base for visiting Calvados.

David, Hayling island

A wonderful welcome with tea and the most beautiful pear flan. Lovely room in a tranquil setting. Breakfast was a veritable feast. Isabelle is a charming host and nothing is too much trouble. Added to all this, it is extremely good value for money too! We will be back next time we travel to France

Wendy

Isabelle provided the perfect end to our stay in France this year! The farmhouse is calm and quiet and we were welcomed with home made cake and tea on a golden Autumn afternoon. The rooms are fresh, spacious and extremely comfortable and we enjoyed an excellent breakfast at an unsociable hour (the early ferry from Caen) - way beyond the duty of most hosts! We will definitely return and enjoy a corner of France most of us are racing through to reach other regions. I recommend anyone to stay here but longer than one night - savour the gentle charm of Normandy and enjoy this lovely farmhouse.

Cathy

Absolutely fabulous. Our host welcomed us cheerily with a coffee and cake reception. Isabelle could not have been more helpful - she recommended a restaurant locally and reserved us a table, our room was clean, well-equipped and spacious with a lovely view. It was perfect for our daughter (aged 1) as it had a kitchenette, so we were able to heat some food for her. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious - local produce and fresh coffee, fruit, pastries, juice, jams. A high chair was provided for the baby. We were sent off with a bottle of local cider. We shall recommend! Thank you!

Amy

A lovely stone farmhouse with attached converted stable. Isabelle provided a warm reception, good conversation and a brilliant breakfast. A genuine interest in the guest and one of the best experiences in 40 years of travelling to France!

Andrew

We have stayed here twice, each time on the way down to Spain after catching the afternoon ferry from Portsmouth to Caen. This is a truly excellent B+B, Isabelle is delightful, the room we had is the size of a small apartment, the breakfast is superb. 10/10!!

David

This is a beautiful farmhouse with lovely gardens, and our family room was immaculate, and perfect for our needs. There is even a little kitchenette. Isabelle and Phillipe were thoroughly charming, and made us feel so welcome. The children still remember fondly playing on the seesaw, and looking at the budgies! We would recommend it absolutely and without hesitation.

Mark

The perfect place to start and finish our holiday in France. Very welcoming and helpful hosts, lovely comfortable room and delicious breakfasts. We could not recommend it more highly. Thank you

Antonia

We have just enjoyed a wonderful break for two nights. The farm is extremely conveniently located for visits to Bayeux, Falaise, Caen & WW2 beaches & memorials, yet located in a peaceful rural setting. Isabelle is a charming & generous hostess. Our room was beautifully appointed, with great attention to detail & the breakfasts delicious. The family did everything in their power to make our stay special.

John

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Isabelle & Philippe Cayé

  • Area where William the Conqueror lived in the 11th century
  • Ancient farm built in 1790