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The Enchanting Mill Cottage
The Enchanting Mill Cottage

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

The space

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.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: 2PM - 5PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Property type: Other
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $23 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 16%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 5PM

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...



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

233 Reviews

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Lisa User Profile
May 2017
Amazing and cool, quaint cottage! Way nicer that pics show! Very welcoming hosts, beautiful gardens, and sweet hens!
Jadzia User ProfileJadzia is a superhost.
Response from Jadzia:
Thanks so much Lisa, sorry to have missed you too!! Have to come back??? Have a great onward trip.. Jadzia
May 2017

Glenys User Profile
May 2017
One of the best places we stayed - charming, romantic, the scenery is amazing - close enough to kilkenny to go in for a meal while the local pub also had amazing food - hosts were exceptional! Made us and our baby feel welcome - supplying a baby bath, high chair and toys! Cant stay enough!! You must stay here if you can!

Megan User Profile
April 2017
A quaint, cozy cottage with friendly hosts. We enjoyed sitting by the fire in the evenings and looking at the beautiful back garden. Watch your heads, the doorways are low! People were shorter 300 years ago. =)

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 ProfileJadzia is a superhost.
Response from Jadzia:
Thank you Suzy, twas lovely to meet you and delighted you both enjoyed!! Jadzia
April 2017

Richard User Profile
April 2017
Great location for a visit to south or southeast Ireland. Charming traditional Irish cottage in a beautiful setting

John User Profile
April 2017
The cottage is wonderful. Our young girls loved the beautiful gardens and loved to follow the five chickens around the yard. Yadzia made everything easy for us and had loads of tips. The location is great if you want to get away from it all, yet its only 20 mins outside of Kilkenny which has lots to offer. An added bonus is that the cottage is only a five minute walk to the Kells Priority which is a spectacular ruins.

Garner User Profile
April 2017
The Thatch Roof Cottage in Kells was incredible and special in so many ways! From the minute we entered this quaint village to the last walk by the Priory we felt right at home. Jadzia was so attentive and kind in helping us with suggestions on places to go and even took the time to call ahead to a local pub owner who offered up the best in Irish Hospitality in the nearby village. Jadzia was the highlight of our trip and the people of Kells could not have been kinder for our first visit to Ireland! We would highly recommend a trip to this Enchanting place! Cheers!
Jadzia User ProfileJadzia is a superhost.
Response from Jadzia:
Thank you so much Garner, was great to meet you both and hopefully we can get your way and hook up again... very best wishes, Jadzia
April 2017

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Kells, Ireland · Joined in January 2012
Jadzia User ProfileJadzia is a superhost.

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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