A half way stopping point on world famous Ring of Kerry, this Milestone Heritage Site situated in Waterville Village traces its origins to the First Transatlantic Telegraph Cables layed from Ireland/Europe to USA in 1866. The remarkable story of the telegraph and the nineteenth century's online pioneers - stay with us and experience this remarkable aspect of Irelands history and culture.
That incomparable Irish mist, we reveal the Ireland you had only dreamed of - colourful, unstuffy, and a 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, everchanging skies, magical wishing wells. Believe every word you hear about the beauty of Waterville Ring of Kerry, however its the warm hearted friendly people whose healing inheritance will nurture and settle you along with a majestic landscape and its power to embrace and nourish you.
FREE Wireless Internet Access
FREE Tea Coffee Making facilities in rooms
FREE Secure Car Parking (no reservation required)
FREE Soaps Shampoos / Clean Towels Daily
FREE Booking Service for local activities
Let us book Skellig Michael, Golf or Fishing
Pets welcome - prior arrangement required
48 hr cancellation policy on all secured bookings
Situated in Waterville Village - Open All Year
" A NICE PIECE OF FISH" COD - HAKE - TURBOT- SALMON - PLAICE - LEMON SOLE - MUSSELS - OYSTERS COOKED DAILY
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My wife and I had dinner here, and stayed for two nights. Dinner was good, and the room and bathroom were very clean what I like to see. However, what made this B&B really shine was the owner. She was very gracious and accommodating, really putting us at ease. She arranged for our trip to Skellig Michael and even packed us a lunch.SSSSS
Germany (August, 2013)
We loved our stay at the Old Cable House. It was comfortable and welcoming. The breakfast was fantastic. Mrs. Brown even help with getting us on a boat to tour Skellig Michael Island. The house has so much historical info about the Trans Atlantic Cable. This little bit of history was a bonus!!SSSSS
Ireland (July, 2013)
This B and B was a lovely place to relax for the evening after enjoying the coastline drive from Kenmare. The owners Margaret and Alan did a wonderful job getting us settled in and then enticing us with a scrumptious dinner. Once we accepted we knew we were going to be spoiled as they made sure it was prepared just the way we liked it. We slept well and then had a delightful breakfast of banana pancakes.We then walked around and took pictures of the town of Waterville and headed on our way to the Cliffs of Moher.SSSSS
Kelly Hughes -
United States (June, 2013)
We had a wonderful stay here in June. Had a last minute injury to one of our party and the Cable House had a fully handicapped accessable room that was PERFECT. Clean, and staff was very courteous. Met the owner at breakfast and had a wonderful time learning about the area. Great being off the beaten path, Would definately reccomend this fo anyone making the drive around the Ring of Kerry.SSSSS
Kelly Hughes -
United States (August, 2012)
I really enjoyed my stay in the Old cable house in 2013. It is a wonderful guesthouse - With friendly and helpful people. The location is perfect and is within close proximity to everything in the area - local village, Restaurants etc. The dinning area is beautiful, it captures the morning sun. I loved the ornaments in the dinning area. It was all about the history of the old cable house - It was very interesting. Breakfast was also just delicious. Many thanks for your superb hospitality. Hope to visit again soonSSSSS
An Irish Food Experience. Kerry is fast becoming a must-visit destination for food lovers our guests return more and more to sample our delicious cooking. We are doing all that is good with Irish food, Ireland's natural resource, Fish from the Atlantic - Beef from the local Farms & Kerry Lamb from the Hillside. Free range eggs with local smoked Salmon are amongst our Breakfast choices. Share our passion for good food, book dinner with us & complete your stay - returning home well rested with a host of wonderful memories to cherish forever. Great value for good food.
Breakfast Menu Options
Chilled Fresh Orange /Apple/Cranberry Juices
Homemade Organic Muesli - Hot Organic Porridge
Served with demerara cane sugar
Traditional Full Irish Breakfast (1)
Bacon Fried Crispy - Free Range Eggs
Pork Sausage Grilled & Potato waffles
Black and White Pudding
Vegetarian Breakfast Option (2)
Oak Smoked Salmon with Scrambled Eggs
Continental Breakfast Option (3)
Compote of Fruit with Natural Yogurt & honey
Browns Cinnamon Pancakes (4)
Served with spiced poached Apricots
Poached Fish of the Morning (5)
'when the boat's come in'
Browns Breakfast Omelette (6)
Ham ,Cheese, Onion.
Inhouse Guests Online Special Dinner
Seasonality Dependent For Freshness
Fresh Ballinskelligs Bay Mussels
Smoked Haddock and Leek Chowder
Crispy Duck & Mango Salad with sesame & soy vinaigrette
Main Course Choice
Pan fried chicken in cider sauce with pineapple dressing
Steamed Atlantic Salmon finished with a herb beurre blanc sauce
Roasted Peppers stuffed with vegetable cous cous, anchovies, garlic, and topped with goats cheese
Directions: Just off the N70 Ring of Kerry Road Waterville drive into Cable Station continue into Station - keep right - winding with the road. The Old Cable House is at the other end of the Station on right hand side - white coloured building (not to be confused with Cable Office Building which is a natural stone building). You are home now - welcome.
Old Cable House Guesthouse
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