THE LAKE HOUSE:
The Lake House is a family run country pub, restaurant and accommodation. In addition to this there is the former dance hall, tea rooms and boats for fly fishing on the Cloonee Lakes. This charming property is located on the Wild Atlantic Way along the Ring of Beara and on the shores of the Cloonee Lakes. The lake House is set in a picturesque location nestled between the Caha Mountains, Cloonee Lake and Kenmare Bay, located just 14kms west of the heritage town of Kenmare and 33kms to the port in Castletownbere in Co. Cork.
The Lake House has a traditional bar and lounge area that serves food and drink. The bar is open all year around and food is currently served from March to the end of September. There is seating for 40 people in the bar and an additional 12 people in the lounge. The bar is renowned locally for its traditional music sessions.
There are 5 guest rooms, of which 3 have sea views over the Cloonee Lakes. In addition to this there is a dining room suitable for functions and a 2 lounge areas. The area over the bar is being used for storage but there is potential to create further guest rooms or living quarters.
The Lake House is 386.4 sq.m (4162 sq.ft. approx). The Lake House is being sold with the benefit of a 7 day bar licence and an off licence. The Lake House is being sold as a profitable going concern.
The total area of land is c.1.038 acres (c.0.42 ha). 0.568 acres surround the Lake House, 0.47 acres surrounds the former dance hall and Tea rooms.
Prior to 1922 The Lake House was a family business selling flour and meal to local farmers and a family home. In 1922 The Lake House was extended to include a bar, guest rooms, boats for fly fishing and pony trekking. In a family long established in hospitality it is run today by the fourth generation Mary O'Shea. The former dance hall was licensed for dances in 1945. The tea room was built in the 1950's.
The small pier is ideal for mooring boats. The Cloonee Lakes are renowned for brown trout and some sea trout fishing. There is an option to purchase 6 lake fishing boats.
There is parking for approx. 30 cars to the rear and side of the premises.
There is the option to purchase the contents including the commercial kitchen equipment, 6 fishing boats can also be purchased.
- Gas and electricity for commercial kitchen.
- Oil central heating, back boiler with heats 6 rads, and electric heating.
- Water supply - local group water scheme
- Waste disposal - Septic tank
- Broadband via SCC
FORMER DANCE HALL
From the mid 1940's this was the place to be seen. The dance hall operated as a dance hall until 1975. The original sprung maple floor still remains in this 12.9.1 sq m (1,390 sq.ft approx) building which is set on the shores of the Cloonee Lakes. The dance hall is now used to host local community events.
This was built in the 1950's as a tea room for the dance hall. This pretty building is set on the shores of the Cloonee Lakes and is currently used as a tea room for fishing competitions.
- Water Supply - Local group water scheme.
- Waste disposal - Septic tank services both buildings.
There are a wide range of outdoor activities right on your door step, including lake and sea fishing, cycling along the Wild Atlantic Way, hill walking along the Beara Way and in Gleninchaquin park. Water sports at Star Outdoors and swimming in Kenmare Bay. 18 hole Golf courses in Kenmare and at the Ring of Kerry. Derreen Gardens is located 10 km away. Set on the Wild Atlantic Way and the Ring of Beara and ideal location for visiting Kenmare, Glengariff, Adrigole, Castletownbere, Eyeries, Ardgroom, Dursey and Bere Island.
Located on the main Kenmare to Castletownbere road - R571 on the Ring of Beara. This prime property is located 12 km from Kenmare Town and is within an easy drive of Ardgroom. 33 km to the port of Castletownbere. 73 km from Kerry airport. 112 km from Cork Airport, 177 km from Shannon airport. 377 km from Dublin airport.
Strictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Kenmare on 064 6641213
BER No: 800658254
Performance Indicator: 653.74