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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 $31 / night after 2 guests
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
Cat(s) live in the house


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

2 nights minimum stay

263 Reviews

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Maeve User Profile
September 2017
The best little cottage in a fabulous area with fabulous hosts (hope to meet you next time jadzia) Dave was great and the kids loved their music lesson and your garden. We will most definitely be back when we come home to Ireland again. Thank you

Donna User Profile
September 2017
The millhouse is a delightful, space in paradise. As Australians coming from a steamy but relatively young country, we revelled in the history that is the millhouse. The garden of flowers, green grass and apple trees and resident chickens was a joy. The thatched cottage with its...well, thatch, what more can be said about that other than ...we would like to move in permanently! Thank you Dave and Jadzia for your grand hospitality, we wish we could have listened to you playing the pub at Stoneyford, that would have been a treat indeed to round off our ventures inIreland...maybe next time

Renier User Profile
September 2017
Great cottage. We booked for 2 nights only and liked it so much that we extended for another 2 nights shortly after arrival! Great location and decor. Dave and Jadzia both extremely helpful and hospitable. This cottage was a real find and the sort of place we would love to return to for a second visit.
Jadzia User ProfileJadzia is a superhost.
Response from Jadzia:
It was a pleasure to host Renier and his family and they seemed to really enjoy their stay with us. There are welcome back anytime
September 2017

Jeannie User Profile
September 2017
Cute house with a lot of charm. Walking distance to ruins was enjoyable.

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!

Barbara User Profile
August 2017
Magical. There is no other word for it. After 20 years of international travel we can say that there is no other place like this home. Waking here is somewhat like being in a dream, and after leaving we have had constant conversations about what a unique and magical experience this was. Our hosts were fantastic, equally warm and inviting comma and we cannot say enough good things about our stay. Just look at the photos and you will understand, but not fully until you arrive. It is a treasure.

Michael User Profile
August 2017
Very well located from Kilkenny, 10 minutes drive. The village of Kells where it's located is a real taste of true Irish life. Great 20min walk on your doorstep through some great ruins. Awesome fireplace to keep you warm on cold days as well as normal heating system. The doors to bathroom and main bedroom are quite low, so if you are tall like me 6.1foot make sure to duck. The hosts are really great and helpful. I would recommend this cottage 100 percent. The beds were also very comfortable.

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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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