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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were attending an event a few weeks ago in the beautiful Homeplace centre in Bellaghy which we loved. Staying with Geraldine and Eugene was pure magic. Their home is a relaxed yet incredibly thoughtful homage to Seamus Heaney, Irish literature and art. Their hospitality was warm, good humoured and kind. Breakfast was delicious. We can't imagine staying anywhere else...

2Thank Catherine G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended up in Magherafelt for the sole purpose of visiting the Seamus Heaney Homeplace, the places mentioned in his poetry and to visit his grave. We booked Laurel Villa for the night, as it's near the Homeplace by car. What a find. Hosts Eugene and Geraldine are marvellous people who couldn't do enough for us. They are devoted to...

2Thank markdevlin
Stranorlar, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having spent 2 nights at Laurel Villa recently while away on business in Magherafelt I rate it as an excellent place to stay. First and foremost I received a very warm welcome from the extremely helpful and friendly hosts. The house itself is most pleasant. It's very elegant offering accommodation in beautifully quaint rooms. The relaxed surroundings and comfortable bed...

3Thank JosephBonner
Anderson, South Carolina
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Came with my dad and sister and found Laurel Villa. It's close to one of our cousins. We liked Laurel Villa a lot. The owners are very nice and so are the rooms. If I could go back and visit I would totally do it. I'm thankful for the Laurel Villa and the things they do to make sure the...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2016

A very friendly welcome, beautifully furnished and comfortable bedroom, and a fine breakfast to start off a busy day exploring South Derry - host Gerardine's breakfast scones a real treat. And strongly recommend Eugene's literary and historical tour of the area, and a visit to the new Heaney museum in the nearby village of Bellaghy.

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Reviewed 25 October 2016

One of the friendliest and most pleasant small hotel we have ever visited in Britain.he place is steeped in Ireland's extremely rich literary culture, but especially in the poetry of Seamus Heaney, on which its manager Eugene and Gerardine Keilt are experts. They also run unique tours about Heaney's life. But you can enjoy this place whether you like poetry...

1Thank Apusminor
Morpeth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Laurel Villa Guest house had all that I had hoped for in an Irish B&B; A warm welcome, humorous, entertaining talk, quiet, comfortable rooms and an excellent breakfast (including, what must be Gerardine’s signature dish, the freshest and most extensive fruit salad I have ever tasted). For all these reasons I strongly recommend Laurel Villas as a place to stay...

2Thank Ja5per13
South Carolina
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Came to Laurel Villa in June and loved it. There aren't enough words to describe how cool this place is. They are incredibly nice people who keep the place very well maintained. Not only were they nice but also helpful to my family. Plus. Their food is good. Thankful for a place like Laurel Villa

1Thank livi-17
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a beautifully restored Victorian house on the Main Street which exudes old world charm and has wonderful period furnishings in the opulent bedrooms. If you like poetry and particularly that of Seamus Heaney then you will be in heaven with what you see around you on the walls. The full Irish breakfast was perfect in every detail and...

1Thank davidpatricia21
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We visited Magherafelt to research my late mother's family; my cousin lives there and I have others in the area. The guesthouse is positioned on a main road but set back to allow parking in front. We had a front bedroom which overlooked a church on the other side of the street. Despite the busy road the room was not...

1Thank Jacki51

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Looking for a small family-run hotel in Magherafelt or the Mid Ulster District? Look no further. Just read the reviews and see what others have to say about this top class Magherafelt accommodation. This is an award-winning 4 STAR boutique townhouse located in the centre of Magherafelt town in Northern Ireland. Secure parking.Specializing in Irish/Ulster-Scots genealogy and Seamus Heaney Poetry & 5 Star Tours of Heaney Country. Personal service guaranteed and good home cooking. Excellent value for money. Conveniently located with shops, restaurants, bars etc all within a few hundred yards.Less than 1 hour takes you to Belfast, L'Derry, Antrim Coast/Giant's Causeway.Has received outstanding reviews in The Guardian, Observer, Irish Times, Sunday Telegraph etc. Recommended by all the best guide books including National Geographic, Good Hotel Guide and Georgina Campbell. ... more   less 

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Address: 60 Church Street | Northern Ireland, Magherafelt BT45 6AW, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Londonderry > Magherafelt
Hotel Class:4 star — Laurel Villa 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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“The Seamus Heaney room in the attic is the best but you will still really like the others if not.”
 of 5 bubbles davidpatricia21, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The Heaney room is a must for fans. The Longley room is very comfy.”
  • With the late Barney Devlin outside the forge on Laurel Villa Heaney Tour.
 of 5 bubbles grey236, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at back quieter but top floor Heaney room very comfortable and spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles 996ChrisM996, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The Heaney Room is my favourite!”
  • The Heaney room which of course has its own en suite
 of 5 bubbles Ballyeamon, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
“No need they are all splendid!”
 of 5 bubbles WilliamAnthonyP, 31 Oct 2015 | Read review
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