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!!
Enchanting indeed! We had a great time at this gorgeous cottage, perfectly furnished and decorated, nice and warm. Great hosts!! Loved the warm Irish welcome. They showed us the village around, took us to the pub, told us nice stories and made our trip in Ireland even more special!! We definetely recommend and definitely would stay there again! For a long time if I could, cos the place is lovely, the people, everything! Thanks for having us!!!!
Super accueil de Jadzia et Dave. Cottage fabuleux et dépaysant. Séjour inoubliable, à recommander sans modération.
The cottage is indeed enchanting and the hosts delightful. We had four lovely days at this location and it worked perfectly as our home base for travel around the area and a Kilkenny visit. The gardens at the cottage are STUNNING!!! The animals were a treat.
Jadzia and Dave were the most perfect hosts. Very generous and inviting, yet giving us the privacy when desired. And it seems that Dave is indeed the World's Most Interesting Man.
All around +++AAA.
Jadzia and Dave are two of the most amazing souls on the planet. They made us feel more like friends than guests. So willing to do anything to make our trip unique. Helping with directions. Playing the egg faerie. Teaching my husband to be a rock star. Inviting us to the pub to hear Dave and the boys play. You both ARE the crag.
The cottage is beyond words. You can only imagine the centuries of history in that place.
To think that something could be even more beautiful in person than the pictures posted of their cottage is hard to believe, but it was true! The Enchanting Mill Cottage and the enchanting hosts were all that you could hope for and more on a special trip to Ireland. They were so welcoming and helpful, as well as great to chat and laugh with. Jadzia's gardens were outstanding -- her roses were more beautiful than even Woodstock Gardens in Inistioge. I look forward to the chance to visit with them again! Thanks Guys!!
An incredible and memorable stay. Absolutely charming and magical. The hosts are so friendly and the Kells Priory ruins are amazing and so unique to have so close by. So relaxing and tranquil. Thank you so much to our lovely hosts.
Hi Natalia & Oliver, I now had a look over all our messages and can see where the error came about with the extra guest. We were corresponding over two different accounts and I did not see the information until now. So apologies for that I was only looking at our communication through Natalia's account as you requested I message through after initial contact. Hopefully this clears up any issues and again apologies... Cheers Jadzia
Thank you Jadzia and Dave for a lovely stay at the Mill cottage. It was just what we needed after several busy days in Dublin.
The cottage is unique in its history, artsy and creative in its decoration and perfectly equipped. The beds were some of the most comfortable in our weeks of travel. We relaxed and enjoyed the cozy living room with peat fire and the blooming and beautiful grounds. It was an easy stroll into the charming village of Kells and around the deserted grounds of the historic Priory.
More than anything, our stay at the Mill cottage was genuinely comfortable and peaceful thanks to our gracious hosts. We greatly appreciated their concern, kindness and generosity. Thank you for the craic and the music and your Irish warmth.
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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.