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've had a wonderful time at Margarets house! The beds and shower were so comfortable, the cooking excellent and Margaret a great host- perfect :)
While we did not get to meet Margaret, we received a warm welcome by her husband Alan who was a brilliant host!
Alan was extremely attentive and considerate and made us a legendary breakfast!
The room we stayed in was spacious and very clean with a large bathroom.
I would highly recommend the Old Cable Historic House!
This was a wonderful place. Easy to find, easy walk to the waterfront. Our stay was two days and came at the end of September when things were quiet in Waterville. Quiet was what we wanted. Breakfasts were good including nice jelly/jam/marmalade for the toast. Margaret and Allen were super hosts. The place is easy to find. The room and bath were everything you would want in terms of bed comfort, space, and amenities like coffee and tea. We took our evening meals at the Old Cable House. Allen procured excellent fish each night and served a superb meal.
Jim and Abbie
Spent 2 nights with Margaret. Wonderful facilities, spacious and quiet room, great location and good choices of breakfasts. Margaret and Alan were very willing to share their local knowledge on the area and share insights into all important fishing locations. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this professional team.
Unfortunately we did not have the chance to get to know Margaret, but we met her husband. Margaret's husband was the sweetest host and waited up for us, when we arrived late. He gave us very good advice on where to go in town and what to do. The guest room is very comfortable and the en suite bathroom was very clean. The traditional irish breakfast was delicious and we felt very good taken care of. We recommend this B&B, as the owners are very kind and want to make sure their guests have a good time. All the best!
I highly recommend the Old Cable House. It's got a great location, clean rooms, excellent breakfast, and it even comes with a history lesson!
The rooms at The Old Cable House were very comfortable, clean and spacious and our host Margaret was extremely helpful and kind. I would recommend The Old Cable House to anyone looking to stay in Co. Kerry as the location in the centre of Waterville is lovely not to mention the great restaurants. Thank you Margaret for the fantastic hospitality!
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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.