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A Designated Milestone Heritage Site - tracing its origins to the First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable from Ireland to USA in 1866. Situated at the halfway stopping point on the world famous Ring of Kerry the best land and seascapes in Ireland.
A Designated Milestone Heritage Site - tracing its origins to the First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable from Ireland to USA in 1866. Situated at the halfway stopping point on the world famous Ring of Kerry the best land and seascapes in Ireland. Rooms of character - full Irish Breakfasts and Seafood Dinners.
“ That incomparable Irish mist , we reveal the Ireland you had only dreamed of colourful, unstuffy, and infectiously attractive mix of styles and people. Polished floors, robust Irish cooking, medicinal whiskeys, fly-fishing and storytelling characters, Islands, mountains, and goats who own the road, boat trips and magical wishing wells, just do absolutely nothing , breathe in the impossible beauty”
All our Guests are welcome to stay and feel at home. Lounge with open log fires and garden with outside seating for relaxation.
Interaction with Guests
We live here at the House so available to offer advice on all local " secret locations" private beaches all to yourself, off the beaten track roads and byways.
The small seaside village of Waterville has often been referred to as the ’Jewel’ on the famous Ring of Kerry.Nestled on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, hugging the shores of Lough Currane (famous worldwide for salmon & specimen sea trout) and enjoying a magnificent backdrop of lush, rugged mountains, it is little wonder that Charlie Chaplin fell in love with this idyllic, picturesque location.Chaplin returned to Waterville for many years with his wife Oona and their children, as, according to members of the Chaplin family, Waterville afforded him a tranquil haven where he could enjoy spending time with his family in relative anonymity. Many locals remember him strolling along the seafront promenade which runs along the centre of the village, his privacy always respected.
One of Chaplin’s favourite pursuits while in Waterville was fishing on Lough Currane.
His grandson Julien (a regular visitor to Waterville today) recounts a story of his grandfather having had a fruitless day on the lake, deciding to head to the fish shop in Caherciveen to buy some Salmon and return to the Butler Arms Hotel claiming that it was he who had caught them, an obvious indication that Chaplin was not only a comedian on screen, but also a bit of a joker in reality!
We offer a Shuttle to and from Train and Airport ( small charge ) . Local bus stops right outside house for arrival and departure to Old Cable House.
Other Things to Note
Explore your Ancestry here with us. Visit local Parish Churches and Old Graveyards to trace your relatives back to the day of old, wonderful local ancient consecrated sites to visit - browse the names and nameplaces and town lands.
We operate a 48 hour cancellation policy. Outside of this no charge applies - inside of this time limit 1st night applies.
About the Host, Margaret
Enjoy my work - welcoming and taking good care of our Guests, a great pride of place - something very special about living in a place where people come from all over the World to see and visit Skellig Michael our 6th Century Monastic Settlement , to enjoy our Dark Skies and ever changing land and seascapes, walk along the Seafront promenade - enjoy an ice cream cone and do nothing but to breathe in the space and beauty , we are lucky enough to live here and to ensure all our guests enjoy their experience of all South Kerry has to offer. I enjoy well cooked good food especially our local Seafood - Kerry Lamb and small local produce, Veg and Breads, also Foreign Cinema , Jazz Music , Radio and Internet, Irish Social History and of course family.