Salmon House

Cosy Lakefront hideaway

Exclusive Collection

Caragh Lake, Iveragh Peninsula, County Kerry

  • House
  • 7 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms

On a small private island, just off the Wild Atlantic Way, on the truly beautiful Caragh Lake, with fabulous views of the water and surrounded by the McGillicuddy mountains is the luxurious Salmon House, one of only two homes on Madam’s Island.

This is the ideal place to get away from it all, surrounded by the lake, oak trees and fields of sheep, Salmon house has beauty, peace and tranquility. Take a walk to the end of the garden and follow the short path down to your own personal slipway on the lake. This place is in the centre of the Reeks District, an area of outstanding beauty with lots of outdoor activities on your doorstep. Fancy a bit of stand up paddle boarding, kayaking or hiking, this is the ideal location. It’s perfect in the summer for eating outside overlooking the lake or cosy in the winter with a real fire lit and snuggling into the cosy couches. Enjoy the drive along the lake before arriving at your house, surrounded by the McGillycuddy Reeks, including the highest mountain in Ireland, Carrauntoohil, making for dramatic views all around..
It’s no wonder that this place was voted one of the "Top 50 Places to Stay" by The Irish Times in 2019.

For larger family gatherings and group getaways, we can also accommodate a further 7 guests at Acorn Cottage, the equally luxurious sister property a short walk down the lane

Helpful information

Please note, we have a zero tolerance policy on events and parties in the home or no excess guests above the occupancy stated s guests unless otherwise authorised by head office. For more information please do not hesitate to contact head office or you can view our terms and conditions here -

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15 minutes drive to Rossbeigh, a very long sandy beach which is great for a walk.

Pubs and Restaurant: 6km to Glenbeigh

Shop: 6km to Glenbeigh

Kerry Airport: 36.5km

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Living Area

There is a luxurious living room with views of the lake on two sides, it is spacious yet cosy with a real fire to warm you on those winter days, it has a large L shaped couch and armchairs to sink into and relax. It opens onto a lovely dining space with an elegant dining table and views out the patio door to the lake, slide open the door to let the sound of the lake in. Step out onto the flagstone patio and there is a large wooden table and chairs perfect for outdoor dining, an aperitif or glass of wine. There is an outdoor fireplace here that can be lit to keep you warm as you savour the outdoors.
There is a separate but adjoining kitchen that is fully equipped - perfect for preparing those delicious meals; and offers additional seating for breakfast or that quick cup of tea before heading back out onto the water.

Outside space

The dining area opens out onto a stone-clad patio with outdoor fireplace and kettle BBQ, so whatever the time of year, it’s the ideal setting for long lazy lunches with friends or a relaxing time looking out on the lake.


This house sleeps seven very comfortably, it has three bedrooms. The first bedroom has a double and a single and a bathroom ensuite. The second bedroom has two large singles and a separate bathroom. The third, the master bedroom has a California King Size bed (extra long for the very tall) and a large bathroom. The master bedroom has lots of space and a wonderful view of the lake. The beds are cosy and comfortable with goose down quilts, cotton bedding and luxurious mattresses.


There are three bathrooms in this home, bedroom one has an ensuite with a shower. Bedroom two has a separate bathroom with a bath/shower. Bedroom 3, the master, has a large bathroom with a bath/shower.


The cute village of Glenbeigh is nine minutes drive away, it has the fantastic Emilie’s, a bakery with great bread and cakes and a restaurant that has the most delicious sourdough pizzas as well as lots of other great food. Glenbeigh also has a lively pub and two hotels that are great for eating and drinking. There is also a shop for all your groceries and a great butcher’s counter.
There are also exceptionally good restaurants in Killorglin, including Gionvanellis, an Italian with a Michelin Bib Gourmand and the new Kingdom 1795 which is on its way to Michelin recognition. Killorglin also has a great fresh fish shop and delicatessen with local artisan foods

This is a fantastic location to tour the breathtaking scenery of the Ring of Kerry route around the Iveragh Peninsula, or head over to the Dingle peninsula and take the Slea Head drive. If you want to get active try the big 5 guided adventures of the Reeks district, climb Ireland’s highest mountain, kayak the length of Caragh Lake, Surf Inch Beach, cycle the Ring of the Reeks or stand up paddle board on Cloon Lake.

View our travel guide for Glenbeigh


Parking outside the home

Exclusive Collection

Take a break from your daily routine and enjoy the ultimate relaxing getaway in homes with exquisite décor and luxury amenities. These properties are in high demand and book very fast so if you’re idea of bliss is indulging in a luxury escape then the carefully selected Exclusive Collection is for you.

  • Refrigerator
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Kettle
  • Cooking basics
  • Trashcan
  • Heating
  • Iron
  • Washer
  • TV
  • Essentials
  • Hot water
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Private entrance
  • Wireless Internet
  • Shampoo
  • Garden or backyard
  • Free parking on premises
  • Lake access
  • Waterfront
  • Family/kids friendly
  • Clothing storage
  • Smoke detector
  • Fire extinguisher

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