Ferme de la Ruette

Cauvicourt, Calvados
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)2 31 78 11 82

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


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

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.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurant 5km.


Nightly price
from €80
Singles €80-€90. Extra bed/sofabed available €10 per person per night.
1 Family room for 4
From €80
2 Doubles
From €80



We received a very warm welcome at La Ruette. The farm is beautitular and the large family room suited our family of four very well. The room has lots of space and even has an equipped kitchenette. The breakfast, much of which was homemade was delicious and plentiful. The farm is within close reach of both Falaise and Caen.

Pippa, Reigate

We were completely charmed by our hosts and the accommodation. Stayed in the family room, complete with small fridge, table and basic kitchen facilities. Home made refreshments were laid out on arrival. We would love to return and bring our grandchildren as well.

Lorraine, Guildford

My husband and I stayed at La Ferme for only one night and it was a most memorable experience. The beautiful Isabel and charming Phillipe could not have been more accommodating from helping us with directions, to organizing dinner in Falaise and much more. The place exhudes charm and is an authentic example of an historical farm. The breakfast Isabel served was by far the best of our two week stay in France and overall is exceptional value for money.

Katrina, Gold Coast Australia

Really lovely place… Really charming and welcoming hosts. Beautiful room.. Absolutely delicious breakfast.. Full of charming touches.. Very conveniently situated near Ouistreham..We'll be back very soon! Very highly recommended! Merci pour votre accueil!

Catherine and Graham, 17470 - Blanzay-sur-Boutonne

Absolutely outstanding. Wonderful welcome, delicious breakfast (fresh apple juice from the farm), cosy accommodation, very family-friendly. We would love to visit again.

Stewart, Dublin

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


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.


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!


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!


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!!


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.


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


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.


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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