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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 (email hidden)aplin 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.
We very much enjoyed our stay. Our rooms were spacious and clean. Margaret was very welcoming, friendly and gave us good suggestions for places to visit. She served a delicious breakfast in the attached restaurant. The location is very convenient to Waterville Golf Club.
If you've pictured yourself going to a cosy, Bed and Breakfast on the Ring of Kerry with a rosy-cheeked, bright eyed host ready to greet you, then you've come to the right place. Although they are a professionally run B&B, you still feel as if you're not just any customer there and will be treated with such personal care, you wish you'd never left.
Our rooms were cosy, warm and very clean. After a long day along the Ring of Kerry, it was nice to come here and relax. It is also a seafood restaurant of high calibre. Alan gets the fish fresh from the harbour everyday and prepares the dinner together with his lovely wife, Margaret in the evening for the guests. Margaret's home made Honeycomb Charlotte Cake is something YOU CANNOT PASS UP. This time, DO order desert.
After we told them that we'd like to go to Skellig Michael, but had no luck with the boat companies in terms of vacancies, Margaret and Alan called "their guy" for us and we had a seat the very next day! Aside from enjoying their company, it was a novel experience staying in a building of historical significance, which you will find out once you're there. On a rainy evening, you can play chess in the sitting room or join the other guests and have some tea.
Margaret is welcoming, cheerful and happy to made trip suggestions. The location is just outside of the town center, so it is quiet and green with free on-site parking, but it was an easy walk into town for a couple drinks at the local pub - so no need to drive once you're settled in. Also an easy walk to the beach, where the views are excellent.
Margaret's hospitality was warm and kind. The room was lovely and the living area had a fire in the heath for our arrival. Allen is an amazing chef who made it difficult for us to decide what to have as it was all so delicious!! We also enjoyed meeting other guest in their b&b. We would return anytime.
Margaret is a wonderful host!
Unfortunately, due to some flight booking incidents, we missed a day with Margaret and The Old Cable Historic House. Margaret was quick to respond to our emails and inquiries and made us feel right at home.
The room was clean and the bathroom was very spacious. Lots of towels and soap / shampoo / conditioner was made available to us too.
Their breakfast is AMAZING.
Margaret, thanks so much for having us over. We cannot say enough good things about you!
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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.
Waterville Championship Golf Course. Links 18 hole Course set up by the Engineers who came to man the Old Telegraph Cable station in Watervillle started as 9 hole course by these wonderful pioneers.Waterville Links Waterville Kerry
World famous for Salmon and Seatrout Fishing.Kerry
Family home of the great Liberator Daniel O Connell.Caherdaniel, Killarney Kerry
Place of the First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable layed in 1866 from Ireland to USA. One of 3 significant Telegraph Stations also in Waterville and Ballinskelligs do the Cable Trail from Cable House.Kerry
Skellig Michael 6th Century Monastic Settlement 15 miles out to Atlantic Sea from Waterville Coastline. A wilderness outpost which will be the highlight of your trip to Ireland - wonderful photography
Take a shopping trip 40 minute drive from House - wonderful crafts woollens and food.Kerry
Combine 2 wonderful Golf courses.Killorglin
Explore this wonderful Park - best to hire a bike take a picnic and spend the day there,
Start from here with us at the half way stopping point and enjoy the 114 mile route of the best Sea and Landscapes in all of Ireland breathtaking amazing views to Sneem, Kenmare, Killarney, Glenbeigh.Ring of Kerry Killarney Kerry