By using this website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with the Cookie Policy

Refreshed on: 09/10/2018

Lake House, Cloonee, Tuosist, Kenmare, Co Kerry

6 beds Pubs & Restaurants 386.6 m 2 Energy Rating


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 ...

Sherry FitzGerald Daly

34 Henry Street, Kenmare, Co. Kerry

Tel: 064 664 1213

PSRA Licence No.  002809  /  002809

negotiator Elaine Daly
Elaine Daly