About This Listing
* RATE IS BASED ON RENTING COMPLETE COTTAGE WITH UP TO 4 PERSONS SHARING
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.
Special rates are available for children
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.
WOOD BURNING STOVE
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...
Main train station in Kilkenny city.
Excellent nationwide bus service - Kilkenny city
We are a laid back bunch so just appreciate that you treat our home as you would your own. Other than that no real restrictions but to enjoy!!
From the moment we booked the Enchanted Mill, I knew that we had made the right decision! Jadzia's communication was excellent and she and Dave were the best hosts we could ever ask for! They were welcoming, kind, prepared and went out of their way to help us! The cottage blew us away!!! The Priory, the garden, the small local pubs and the proximity to Kilkenny were great. But it was Jadzia and Dave who made these few days the highlight of our ten day trip to Ireland!
When we arrived to the Enchanting Mill Cottage, we were so glad to see the place (even with Irish rain ^^). Dave welcomed us and gave us all the explanations needed to take care of this beautiful old house. We felt directly comfortable. We also received a lot of advices on what to do around. It was very nice. We would like to thank Dave and Jadzia for making people from outside Ireland discover such a lovely place.
Mill Cottage is wonderful! Better than the pictures portray. Dave and Jadzia are gracious and accommodating hosts. Kells is a quiet Irish village that provides a great Celtic experience. We had the priory grounds completely to ourselves. The cottage is immaculately clean and well stocked. We would gladly visit again.
We loved this cottage and its wonderful garden. Dave was a very nice host always there when needed ihm for information, a chat or a helping hand to change the flat wheel of our car!
Our very accommodating hosts Dave and Jadzia made us feel at home in this magical place! We are very pleased the way Dave briefed us about the house rules and manuals, etc. He gave fantastic recommendations for pubs, food and must-see places. Dave even gave us eggs for breakfast from his chickens in the yard! The lovely couple always made sure that we are comfortable and showed us around the property and Jadzia being a green thumb has thousands of different plants, flowers, herbs and veggies in their elevated backyard.
The neighborhood is so idyllic and everyone is so friendly and so helpful when we actually lost our way, two joggers made sure we found the cottage. The cottage is just a 5 minute walk from Kells Priory and the best way to get there is through the Old Mill where the tree lined road is between a creek and the river.
This is a must visit cottage and it is a destination by itself you can stay a day or two without going anywhere else. I strongly recommend to come here on the lovelier days of summer where the flowers are in full bloom and 20 apple trees are ready for picking.
This place really enchanted the whole family and our daughter thought she is in a fairy tale movie!
The cottage is the ideal getaway. If you want to relax and get away from it all, this is the place. Jadzia and Dave were so hospitable and the cottage was so comfortable, it was hard to leave. From relaxing in front of the 300 year old hearth or taking a stroll along the river and up into the village for a pint or two, we really enjoyed our weekend of 'doing nothing'. The cottage is easy to find, so warm and comfortable, and it has all the amenities and bits and bobs you'd need. Both Jadzia and Dave are so house proud about their cottage, caring and thoughtful in their approach to guests and the stories about their music passion will want you coming back for more. Can't wait to get back for another break. Two nights just isn't enough though!
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About the Host, Jadzia
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.