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Gateshead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2012

Second time I've stayed here and it's worth a visit. The house is full of interesting furniture and memorabilia. Very clean, comfortable rooms and the breakfast was lovely. I've stayed in lots of places in my travels with work but the way Gerrardine presents breakfast is second to none.

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Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewed 12 October 2012

Your hosts, Eugene and Gerardine, are the most wonderful and helpful people, making one feel at home instantly. And then your room! Oh the rooms! Exquisitely decorated, and each one dedicated to an Irish poet, (as another reviewer mentioned), you'll fall asleep with their words wending their way into your dreams. And yes - as retired Food Sciences teachers, my...

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Carlow, Ireland
Reviewed 8 October 2012

Just imagine! Waking up to the smell of freshly baked scones and a full-Irish! Well, stop imagining and experience the real thing at the Laurel Villa in Magherafelt. Gerrardine, lady of the house and fellow coeliac makes the best GF scones I've ever tasted, including my own! But the experience is more than the food. A lovingly restored Edwardian mansion...

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Dundalk, Ireland
Reviewed 8 October 2012

I found the Laurel Villa a great place to stay. The owners are lovely, they are very friendly and couldn't do enough for us. My friend is a coeliac and it wasn't a problem making gluten free scones for her. The rooms are clean, comfortable and roomy. This B&B is a must if you like your Irish poets (and even...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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Glasgow
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...

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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.

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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...

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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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“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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