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st.helens
Reviewed 30 April 2012

Just returned from 2 nights at the laurel villa-absolutely fantastic service from 2 brilliant hosts. Breakfast was outstanding with scones and bread fresh from the oven!!!! was there last year and going back next year chris.

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Ireland
Reviewed 30 April 2012

Laurel Villa is the perfect place if you think perfection is about a warm and genuine welcome, a lovely room themed to a poet, with books to dip into - clean, airy and comfortable. Eugene and Gerardine Kielty have provided all of the above in their beautiful home. Eugene's tour of Séamus Heaney country brought a typical Irish landscape of...

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Shropshire
Reviewed 29 April 2012

Arrived on Friday with 4 friend's for this years Cookstown 100 with a very warm welcome on our arrival now for our second stay,it is a long way to travel from Shropshire but my is it worth every mile. It was great to see another star on the sign which is everything that they deserve for the service given during...

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navan
Reviewed 27 April 2012

Laurel Villa Magherafelt, the home of Gerardine and Eugene Kielt,is the perfect base from which to explore Heaney country.The house is teeming with fascinating memorabilia of the poet's life and work ; framed poems,photos,first editions theatre tickets,posters, paintings and much more. Eugene's knowledge and love of Heaney's work became even more apparent during the tour he gave us to the...

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 April 2012

From the moment we arrived at Laurel Villa we were made to feel very welcome. With characterful rooms, each themed to an Irish poet - ours was the Longley room, the decor was stunning. The breakfasts were lovely, and Eugene and Gerardine expressed genuine interest in our visit, and ensuring our enjoyment of our stay. We would definitely visit again!

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2012

Stayed here for one night with two other couples. Great location and easy drive from international airport. Beautiful place to stay and delightful hosts. Wonderful rooms beautifully decorated and really warm welcome. Highly recommended. A hidden gem, don't miss it.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
Reviewed 5 April 2012

This is a wonderful place to stay. Especially if you are interested in Irish poets and Seamus Heaney. Eugene and Gerardine are most gracious hosts. Eugene is also very interested in genealogy and we had numerous excellent conversations. We plan to return there in the future. The location is right in town and Magherafelt is centrally located to get to...

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 25 March 2012

I stayed here with a friend and we both loved this b&b! It's absolutely adorable, and Geraldine and Eugene are fabulous. And another 5 stars for the Seamus Heaney tour too!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2012

From the moment you enter this guest house you feel you are somewhere special , a lot of time and money has been spent on the little things that make all the difference , and you can see it s been a real labour of love . Our only regret was that we were unable to stay longer . You...

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Clarens, South Africa
Reviewed 15 March 2012

My husband is from Ireland, lives in South Africa now, we have been over there 4 times and every single time we stay at the Laurel Villa. It is perfect. Noel spends hours chatting to the knowledgeable Geraldine and Alistair about everything. I love the beautifully kept home and the warmth they show us every time. If we go away...

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  • Free Parking
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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 view across the street to the church at the front of the house is delightful”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 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
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