Lake House, Cloonee, Tuosist, Kenmare, Co. Kerry, V93 R762€360,000 C2

6 Bed Detached House 387 m² / 4166 ft² For Sale

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Lake House, Cottage & Dance Hall

The Lake House is a family run country pub, restaurant, guest accommodation with a private residence. 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 14 km west of the heritage town of Kenmare and 33 km to the port in Castletownbere in Co. Cork.

This substantial property is set over 2 levels with an area of c.386.4 sq.m (4162 sq.ft. approx). Located on the ground floor there is a bar/lounge, kitchen and dining areas. Located on the first floor are 5 guest rooms, of which 3 have lake views over the Cloonee Lakes. The area above the bar is a private residence with views over the Cloonee Lakes. There is potential to create a substantial family residence or to continue with a traditional bar and restaurant with guest accommodation and 7 a day bar licence ( there is an additional cost for the bar licence).

Currently 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.


The cottage was built in the 1950's and was a residence in the early 1960's. 264 sq. Ft (24.5sqm) This pretty building is set on the shores of the Cloonee Lakes. In later years it was used as a tearoom.

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.


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. A lease is required to fish on the lake.


1.03 acres surround the Lake House, cottage & Dance Hall


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, family residence, 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 cottage/tea room was built in the 1950's.


There is parking for approx. 30 cars to the rear and side of the Lake House.


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. 9 hole golf course at Castletownbere. 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 14 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.


  • Electricity.
  • Gas for commercial kitchen.
  • Heating Lake House - Oil central heating, back boiler with heats 6 rads, and electric heating.
  • Cottage/Dance hall No heating chimney in cottage.
  • Water supply - local group water scheme
  • Septic Tank - Lake House Septic tank work was carried out in 1998 to the septic tank associated to the Lake House.
  • Cottage - the septic tank requires upgrading.
  • Telephone
  • Fiber Optic Broadband available



Elaine Daly

BER Details

BER No: 800658254
Energy Performance Indicator: 653.74