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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Norfolk
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...

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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...

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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

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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...

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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...

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1Thank Jacki51
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Geraldine and Eugene gave our family of 4 a warm and friendly welcome to their excellent guest house. Everything about our stay was excellent . My two boys particularly recommend the home made scones.

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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Fabulous tour of Heaney's haunts which commenced with cream scones and tea in Geraldine and Eugene's gorgeous dining room. This is an experience not to be missed. If you have ever read a poem by the famous Nobel laureate, Seamus Heaney and want to learn more, you will not be disappointed. Eugene will show you where he grew up and...

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North Shields, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Visited for Afternoon Tea for a number of family birthdays. Excellent from the outset - warm, friendly welcome by Eugene & Geraldine and such a beautiful setting. We were taken through to the dining room for Afternoon Tea - wow! Range of sandwiches, scones and pastries. So light, delicate and flavourful. Mini pavlovas and raspberry and white chocolate scones delicious....

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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Had afternoon tea here for my sisters 18th birthday! It was lovely beautiful sandwiches and pastries all homemade and fresh! The hosts were very welcoming you could see how proud they are of their establishment! I would definitely recommend going

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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
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Laurel Villa Magherafelt, Northern Ireland
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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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