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Laurel Villa

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West Byfleet, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2012

The hosts, Geraldine & Eugene, could not have been more welcoming. The decor of the house is quirky which added interest, and one might describe it as a very small stately home (it's given me some ideas). Seamus Heaney is known to them, and his poems decorate their walls. As part of a wedding party, we were even given a...

1Thank Valerie N
Reviewed 18 September 2012

Stayed here as part of a wedding party. We all thought Laurel Villas was great, very friendly and welcoming. Was even given a lift to the Church! Great decor and very cosy. Really liked the bedrooms and the bedside table was a nice touch... Would definitely go back if I'm in the area.

Thank AmyNozza
Coleraine, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2012

We visited Laurel Villa late in August 2012 with two Japanese friends. Eugene and Gerardine made us very welcome, gave us a splendid meal and then took time to tell us about the unique nature of Laurel Villa and its association with Seamus Heaney and other Northern Irish poets. Eugene's encyclopaedic knowledge of SH and other poets is only matched...

1Thank Christine T
Reviewed 27 August 2012

We stayed at Laurel view Saturday 25th into Sunday 26th August. We are fortunate to be able to travel a lot and are a bit tired of souless chain hotel bedrooms so we always try to find somewhere different. Laurel Villa is totalley unique and charming , as are their owners Gerardine and Eugene. We were made to feel so...

Thank nevernevernever
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2012

Amazing place that made it hard to go out explore when the surroundings are so nice! Very helpful hosts with beautiful breakfast and scones that kept us going all day! Stayed in room 2 it had no faults.

Thank Jenna H
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 August 2012

My wife and I stayed at Laurel Villa for two nights in August, and were charmed by the warmth of the welcome we received from Eugene and Gerardine. We loved the ambience of the Irish poetry environment, and the informative assistance Eugene gave to our family history research. The accommodation was excellent, and the breakfasts were just great. The attractive...

1Thank Vince C
Dayton, OH
Reviewed 17 August 2012

If you want a unique experience & a central place to stay while touring Northern Ireland, I'd highly recommend Laurel Villa. I was there in July & I'm so glad I chose this guesthouse instead of some characterless, cold hotel in Belfast. Both Eugene & Geraldine are friendly gracious hosts. Breakfast is a wonderful buffet of fresh fruits & yogurt...

Thank buckeyeDayton_OH
Manorhamilton, Ireland
Reviewed 8 August 2012

Having just stayed in Eugene and Geraldine's beautiful Laurel Villa, how can we be expected to stay anywhere else again. We were welcomed into the absolutely beautiful characterful home and treated like royalty.Laurel Villa just invites you in and wraps you in comfort. We had the beautiful Seamus Heaney room, the luxury, the poetry, the comfort, the extras, the atmosphere,...

Thank Mary M
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 July 2012

I brought my wife to Laurel Villa as she writes her own poetry. We stayed in the Seamus Heaney room. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to going back and staying in the Michael Longley room. Our hosts were welcoming and so friendly that I felt like one of the family. Fabulous place!

Thank conijoni
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 July 2012

Quintessential Irish B & B in beautifully maintained house, leadlight windows and grand furnishings, comfortable beds, friendly helpful hosts, superb quality hot and cold breakfasts. The house contains many literary and other momentos giving it a special feel. Is a central base for exploring rural Londonderry.

2Thank 291mike

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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“Any room is a charming room!”
Sansfear, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The view across the street to the church at the front of the house is delightful”
davidsB50FX, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Seamus Heaney room in the attic is the best but you will still really like the others if not.”
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.
grey236, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at back quieter but top floor Heaney room very comfortable and spacious.”
996ChrisM996, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
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