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The Enchanting Mill Cottage
The Enchanting Mill Cottage

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...

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Pet(s) live on property - cat & hens



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

2 nights minimum stay

240 Reviews

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Hilary User Profile
June 2017
"The Enchanting Mill Cottage" is perfectly named -- the cottage itself and the surrounding village is honestly like stepping into a fairy tale. The house and gardens are as beautiful -- if not more so -- as in the pictures, and were a perfect place to relax and enjoy nature. In June, the gardens and surrounding fields and forests were incredibly gorgeous and were great for going on long, relaxing walks. The cottage is also very comfortable inside. Despite being there for an unusually hot couple of days, inside the house was very cool. Even though it technically doesn't have air conditioning, the amazing thick walls and thatched roof made it feel like it did! We're told it has a similarly amazing effect keeping the place warm inside during the winter. Dave and Jadzia were extremely considerate and really went out of their way to make sure our stay was as good as it could be. We were traveling to Kells from Dublin by train, and Dave was kind enough to pick us up at the station and give us a ride (otherwise, taxis are available though.) He also gave us a ride into Kilkenny one night, and during our stay made a point to introduce us to several interesting locals. While it certainly would be useful to have a car when you travel to Kells -- especially if you want to explore a lot of the surrounding area -- we did not have one and were perfectly happy for the few days we were there. There is a small (really small) village just a few minutes walk away with a couple of great pubs and a small grocery/convenience store. Kells Priory, a historic landmark that's nice to walk around and explore, is also very close by. Another small village is about a 35-45 walk away and taxis are available if you want to travel into the bigger town of Kilkenny. All in all, if you're looking at these pictures and daydreaming about spending some time in this storybook cottage, definitely do it!!

Linda User Profile
June 2017
Phenomenal stay!! Every aspect was top notch! Communication, check-in/out, & cleanliness were all easy and great! We couldn't have enjoyed ourselves more! Easy drive to Kilkenny and we loved walking Kells Priory. Safe to say it is the cutest Cottage we'll ever stay in!! If you get the chance, enjoy a bit of Irish country life at Mill Cottage!
Jadzia User ProfileJadzia is a superhost.
Response from Jadzia:
Thank you Linda, Hope your enjoying your trip around Ireland... Looks like you got lucky with the weather!! Enjoy....
June 2017

Lynette User Profile
June 2017
Jadzia & Dave are wonderful hosts with a beautiful property for astute travelers to enjoy. The cottage gardens are gorgeous & the cottage is like something out of a fairy story- so pretty. It is comfortable & has everything you need. Relaxing on the couch in front of the fire at the end of each day of sightseeing was bliss. The cottage is short stroll to the Kells Priory ruins- a must see. Also a short easy drive to Kilkenny. Definitely stay in this accommodation- you won't be disappointed.

Christy User Profile
June 2017
Jadzia and Dave were such wonderful hosts! We enjoyed the warm welcome and felt very cared for during our stay. They provided plenty of recommendations for us to eat and see live music. The house is perfect and cozy, and great for a relaxing vacation while only being 15 minutes from Kilkenny. The neighborhood is gorgeous and worth a walk around the block! We would absolutely stay here again.

Katelynn User Profile
June 2017
Jadzia's partner, Dave took care of my mother and me, while we explored Kilkenny and Waterford the first two days of our week in Ireland. He built the fire for us; gave great tips for food and Irish music (he plays in a local band); and gave us easy directions to the Kels Priory and the water mills near the house. We couldn't have asked for a more gracious and hospitable host. Thanks, Dave (and Jadzia)!

Kristine User Profile
May 2017
This cottage was perfect. Two separate bedrooms, a lovely living room with a fire prepped by Dave each night, fantastic bath (huge showrr) and a kitchen with everything we needed. Dave and Jadzia had some fresh eggs, butter, bread and milk for us upon our arrival. The house and gardens were bright, cheerful and very inviting. Hospitality was wonderful. I highly recommend!!!
Jadzia User ProfileJadzia is a superhost.
Response from Jadzia:
Thank you Kristine, hope the rest of the trip is going well!! Jadzia
May 2017

Jim User Profile
May 2017
This cottage was lovely and located in an idyllic setting just 20 minutes drive to Kilkenny. The right place to unwind and enjoy the countryside. The hosts were inviting , very engaging and informative about the area. A very pleasant stay. We would return in a heartbeat.
Jadzia User ProfileJadzia is a superhost.
Response from Jadzia:
Thank you both... hope you had a great trip out West!!
May 2017

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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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