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The Enchanting Mill Cottage
The Enchanting Mill Cottage
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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Welcome to the other Kells, in the county of Kilkenny; our cottage is located opposite the King's river in the historical village of Kells. This lovingly restored thatch-roofed cottage is nestled in an area of great natural beauty and unique archaeological heritage. Originally built in the late 18th century by a local entrepreneurial family, the Mill Cottage was the Mullins family ancestral home. Today the charming cottage has been sympathetically refurbished and restored to recreate old world charm, with a modern twist. The house is surrounded by lovely gardens nurtured by the previous and present owners and resulting in a peaceful and visually stunning landscape.

The Mill Cottage has a warm and homely atmosphere from the moment you step inside. The accommodation offers two beautifully furnished and decorated bedrooms (one double, one twin), bathroom with waterfall shower, a large cosy living room with original open fireplace and wood burning stove, and a modern kitchen with all mod cons (electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, etc.). A hall leads out to the gardens, with steps leading up to a small apple orchard from which are views of the surrounding countryside, mills, church spires and the nearby historic Augustinian Priory. Situated in an idyllic rural location, the Mill Cottage is for someone looking for something special and unique.

Camping within the gardens is available and great fun!!, You can email me for more information.

Kells is a beautiful rural Irish village surrounded by rolling fields leading down to the lively Kings River. With numerous historic buildings, the music and craic in local pubs, as well as local shops and other amenities, Kells is a pleasant place to take a break and relax as well as visiting nearby places of interest, such as Kilkenny, Thomastown, Graiguenamanagh and Inistioge. Walking in and around Kells village is peaceful and full of discoveries. A 12th century Augustinian Priory adjacent to the Mill Cottage is one the most magnificent medieval monuments in Ireland. Kilree, an old religious site with an impressive round tower, high cross and ancient church, is a pleasant 1.5km walk from the village centre. There are also a number of activity trails throughout the county and can be found by searching local websites.

Located just 13km from Thomastown and Kilkenny city, the Mill Cottage is within easy reach of amenities such as restaurants, pubs, shopping, and transport, including train stations in both Thomastown and Kilkenny city. The county also boasts outdoor activities such as golfing in the nearby Mount Juliet Hotel grounds, scenic fishing spots along Kings River and River Nore, and various other attractions (Kilkenny Castle, Black Abbey, Jerpoint Abbey and Dunmore Caves). The newly built motorway from Dublin is 3km from Kells Village which is ideal for traveling throughout the entire sunny southeast of Ireland.

Kilkenny: The mediaeval capital of Ireland as well as home to Ireland’s crafts industries and famous festivals – Rhythm and Roots Weekend (May bank holiday weekend), the Cats Laughs Festival (June bank holiday weekend), Thomastown Traditional Irish Music weekend (August bank holiday weekend), Kilkenny Arts Festival (10th Aug – 19th).

Some of Ireland’s finest studio workshops are located in the scenic valley of the River Nore. The Craft Trail is perhaps the best way to sample each artist and their workshops, which are easily found in Kilkenny city, Bennettsbridge, Thomastown and Inistioge. Information on The Craft Trail is available at the cottage.

Internet access is available however due to our rural location it may not be as quick as you may find in main cities & towns


Heating is provided in the cottage through oil central heating via radiators which is set for morning and evening times. There are extra oil radiators available if necessary. During winter months we have a fuel surcharge of 10.00 euros per day.
You also have a large solid fuel stove in the main living room that burns turf and logs.

The extra costs are calculated on standard utility rates... depending on your usage this cost is approximately 3.00 euros per day.

On your arrival we provide a complementary basket of logs for the stove in the living room for your first night stay.

The local shop also sells bags of coal, fire logs and briquettes...

Other things to note

No tanning or hair dye on towels and sheets please.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Family/kid friendly
Extra people €25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee €50
Weekly Discount: 16%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 2PM - 5PM
Check out by 11AM

Pricing is based on 4 guests including children...

The first evenings fuel for the fire is complimentary, any subsequent nights must be paid for.. approximate cost between €5 - €7 per nights depending on what is used. We will clean out and set the fire each day for you...

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - cat & hens
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

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Aideen User Profile
October 2017
Stayed here for 4 nights with our 14 month old daughter and it was wonderful from start the finish. The cottage is just as nice as the pictures, fire was set and ready to go when we arrived. Well equipped kitchen, cosy furnishings and the bed was really comfy - can't fault the place. It's perfect for a digital detox, put your phone away for a few days and enjoy the simple pleasures in life like reading a book by the fire in the evenings. Can't wait to return for a second visit!

Olivia User Profile
October 2017
Five stars! If it's an experience you're after stay here and soak up the wonderful tranquil atmosphere. This is Ireland at its very best, stunning location, quality accommodation and hospitality that couldn't be bettered. It's the personal touch you don't get in 5 star hotels, stay here for unforgettable memories
Jadzia User Profile
Response from Jadzia:
Olivia, It was lovely to meet you all, thank you for your kind words and look forward to seeing you here again...
October 2017

Casey User Profile
August 2017
We had a wonderful time in Jadzia's place. Kells is idyllic and the cottage really is like something out of a fairytale. Couldn't recommend highly enough!

Suzy User Profile
April 2017
Incredible that the experience outlived my dreams of what it would be like to stay in the cottage, but it did. The cottage, village and hospitality of Jadzia and Dave made for the most enjoyable, relaxing and magical time. And close to Kilkenny - completely rounded experience. Doesn't come any better than this.
Jadzia User Profile
Response from Jadzia:
Thank you Suzy, twas lovely to meet you and delighted you both enjoyed!! Jadzia
April 2017

Chris User Profile
February 2017
Lovely spot for a weekend getaway! Great for walkers!

Daniele User Profile
January 2017
We spent our new year's eve at the cottage. That was simply an amazing experience. Dave welcomed us with a big smile and showed us all the rooms. It is exactly like in the pictures, really beautiful! We also found fresh eggs, homemade apple juice and, cherry on top, Dave gave us a CD with traditional Irish music. Dave lit the fire every day we stayed at the cottage, which created such a warm atmosphere. We also had a lovely conversation with Jadzia on a beautiful sunny day and discussed about the beauties close to Kells. If fairy-tales were real, some of them would definitely take place in this cottage. Jadzia and Dave were really great hosts and made possible to us to have such a great experience. Warmly recommended.

Kanzi User Profile
December 2016
My partner and I booked this cottage for a romantic weekend in the countryside, and every single one of our hopes and expectations were exceeded. Dave welcomed us at the cottage with open arms, wonderful cheer, and fantastic recommendations for sites and experiences surrounding us. He even offered to drive us to and from town so as to avoid the taxi fare. The cottage itself was absolutely stunning, warm, cozy, and the perfect secluded getaway. Dave and Jadzia's home is situated right next door and is surrounded by stunning gardens. I highly, highly recommend this home for your vacation.

Kells, IrelandJoined in January 2012
Jadzia User Profile

Hi, I'm Jadzia and I have a beautiful cottage in Kells, Co Kilkenny. Ireland. My interests are walking, the open countryside, a love of nature and a passion for gardening & music.

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