House Exterior.Local Headland Cliffs
The Old Cable Historic House c.1866

Private room

10 guests

1 bedroom

4 beds
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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.

The space

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”

Guest access

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.

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.

The space
Accommodates: 10
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Property type: Other
Room type: Private room


Extra people $31 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

We operate a 48 hour cancellation policy. Outside of this no charge applies - inside of this time limit 1st night applies.

All children and infants must be booked into the family room by prior arrangement.

Pets Welcome strictly by prior arrangement only. Small charge applies.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

72 Reviews

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Will User Profile
September 2017
Margret is the true gem of this B&B. She was taking good care of me before I arrived by helping me book a landing tour to Skellig Michael. That alone made the trip worth going. The B&B is just wonderful as advertised and a short walk to the beach. If I make it back to Waterville I will make sure to stay again.

Liv User Profile
August 2017
Staying at the old cable house was great. It was a quick walk to the main pubs and shops in waterville. Great breakfast in the morning. A special thanks to Margaret who posted us back some gifts we had accidentally left in the room. Thank you! :)

Kevin User Profile
August 2017
Margaret's B &B was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was good and both Margaret and her husband were extremely warm and accommodating.

Richard User Profile
August 2017
Not a good experience. We had to wait half an hour in front of the house. No apologies by the host when he arrived. He showed us the room and suggested to eat in his restaurant where he cooks himself, he burped a few times while he said it. We paid €120,- for a small room without a view. Too much for what it was. Next morning we found out that we got the wrong key for the (locked) outside door, so in case of fire that's very dangerous. Breakfast was not good. As cheap as possible, no love. Our daughter (3 years) got pancakes, which she usually loves, but these ones where from the factory (you can tell from the little holes in the pancakes), not home made and the taste was bad. She stopped eating after one bite. I think you can find better and friendlier places at the Ring of Kerry!

Bebhinn User Profile
August 2017
A wonderful host.

Søren User Profile
July 2017
Wonderful stay at The Old Cablehouse. Nice and clean room for four persons. We were warmly greeted by Margaret and there was a possibility for eating dinner that night. Breakfast was really nice with choices of smoked salmon, Irish breakfast and pancakes. Great hospitality!

Ray User Profile
July 2017
Lovely place in a lovely town, with the centre only a few minutes walk away. We were very well looked after. We would go back again.

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Margaret User Profile

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.

Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a day

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