About Mallamoore House
Mallamoore House is proud to offer guests a relaxing getaway in Heart’s Content, Newfoundland. Our cozy oceanfront bed and breakfast boasts four beautiful rooms-- two with a panoramic view of the sea. Our mission is to make each of guests feel at home from the moment they arrive at our doorstep to the minute they step out the door. Whether you are staying with us for the weekend or you are staying a week or more, you are sure to fall in love with our charming rooms, hearty breakfasts and spectacular ocean views.
The History of the Family Home
Mallamoore House is more than just a bed and breakfast. It’s a part of town of Heart’s Content’s rich history as the gateway to global communications.
Did you know that Heart’s Content was where the trans-Atlantic Cable landed back in 1866? This amazing technological advancement allowed nearly instantaneous communication between the “New World” and the “Old World”. The transatlantic cable started in Valentia Ireland and was laid along the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean ending in Heart’s Content Newfoundland.
While Heart’s Content had existed as early as 1612, the trans-Atlantic Cable gave Heart’s Content a place in the history books and it also created employment and wealth for those working in the Cable Station.
In 1866 the Great Eastern Ship sailed into Heart’s Content harbor successfully laying the transatlantic telegraph cable between Valentia, Ireland and Heart’s Content.
In doing so this established the Heart’s Content Cable station which was in operation for almost 100 years. This Cable Station has been designated as a provincial historic site and now operates as a museum.
Prior to the transatlantic telegraph cable being laid it would take ten days for information to travel between Europe and North America.
The cable station employed over 200 people at its peak and was a central hub of international communications.
In addition to telecommunications, Heart’s Content was an important fishing community, a tradition that continues today, as reflected in the many fishing trawlers seen at the town’s public wharf.
This beautiful house is part of the history of Heart’s Content and the historic province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The house was originally owned by William Mallam, a Morse code operator at the historic Cable Station during the early 1900s.
It was built specifically for William and his family by the Anglo Telegraph Company. William, his wife Miriam and their five children: Ted, Phyllis, Sylvia, Winnifred and William, lived there. After William and Miriam passed away the house was transferred to their middle daughter, Sylvia, and her husband Kitchener Moore. Sylvia and Kitchener, and in fact many of the family members, loved to spend their summers and holidays at the house.
Some years after Kitchener and Sylvia passed away, their son Wayne and daughter-in- law, Susie, took possession of the house. With much love and hard work, they have redeveloped the home to honour the memory of their mother and father and to ensure that the same welcoming smile greets those who enter its doors just as Sylvia would have wanted. The home is called Mallamoore House in honour of both families and still remains a place for a comfy family visit. The current owners, Wayne and Susie, who are grandson and grand daughter-in-law of William Mallam.
You will check in as a guest, but we hope you check out as a friend.
We are fully committed to providing our guests with a wonderful experience every time they choose to stay with us. Our goal is to make you feel like you are part of the family and we’ll do everything we can to make your stay a memorable one. Guests are treated to a lovely continental breakfast and/or can order the home cooked breakfast. Feel free to take your breakfast in our dining room or you may also choose to sit with us in the kitchen and take your breakfast alongside our owners for a pleasant morning chat.
Each room has a comfortable queen-sized bed and modern amenities like flat screen television, complimentary WiFi, private bathroom, and more. Our two largest rooms offer a large balcony with panoramic views of the ocean offering a perfect backdrop for photos with your family.
If you would like ideas for places to go and things to do, please do not hesitate to ask. We can help you arrange tours and suggest activities and/or events. You may wish to explore more of the Avalon area or broaden your touring to different parts of Newfoundland.