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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...

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Family/kid friendly
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
Wide doorway to the home’s entrance
Wide doorway to the bedroom

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Sarah User Profile
October 2017
Dave and Jadzia were so kind and informative about the area as well as very accommodating and hospitable. The home has such a cozy charm to it. One the best and most memorable places I have ever stayed. If you're looking for a true Ireland getaway near historical towns and friend…

Carrie User Profile
October 2017
This idyllic cottage is perfectly situated just outside of the charming medieval city of Kilkenny. It has all the iconic Irish country charm but with beautifully restored modern conveniences to make this a comfortable setting for a single person to a whole family. I was greeted…

Shirley User Profile
October 2017
We loved our stay at the Enchanted Mill Cottage. It is decorated with charm and care. Every detail was taken care of to make us feel welcome down to the fire in the living room stove. The gardens surrounding the cottage were lovely. We enjoyed walking to the Kells monastery and m…

Cathleen User Profile
September 2017
The Mill Cottage is indeed enchanted. The location is amazing and the cottage is SO COZY! My husband and I LOVED it and will definitely be back.

Alena User Profile
September 2017
The enchanting mill cottage was everything we expected and more. Truly a magical location. Beautiful surroundings with breathtaking sceneries ranging from a historical castle, Kells Priory, to local mills and a charming quaint town. The perfect balance of seclusion and local inte…

Margie User Profile
September 2017
What a wonderful cottage! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Kells. The setting was perfect, the cottage and gardens are charming. It was the perfect next relaxing stop after a couple of days in busy Dublin. The walk to the Priory is a must-do!

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…
Jadzia User Profile
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

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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