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All 6 Magherafelt B&Bs / inns

Laurel Villa

60 Church Street, Magherafelt BT45 6AW, Northern Ireland
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Laurel Villa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had reservations for the night in another town, but when the windshield wipers on our rental car quit working in the middle of a downpour, we were forced to stop for the night in Magherafelt. We happened to stop just beside the Laurel Villa, and we are so glad that fate stepped in the way it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I had afternoon tea at Laurel Villa guesthouse on Saturday past and it was second to none! From the minute we arrived, we were made very welcome into this characterful guest house. The afternoon tea was served in the dining room, a beautifully presented room with many items of interest, including several of Seamus Heaney's poems adorning the walls. Fresh... More

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Snellville, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I loved staying at Laurel Villa. It was built by William John Derby my 2nd great grandfather's brother for his daughter. Eugene is knowledgeable about not only local town history but about local family history sites that we could go to. I loved our rooms. They were comfortable and charming. The decor gave the whole house a pleasing ambiance reminiscent... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed the memorable experience of our overnight stay at Laurel Villa. The warm welcome by Eugene and Geraldine including information about the local area (especially Seamus Heaney landmarks), the vintage decor and furnishings and the beautiful breakfast all contributed to an experience we'd want to repeat and highly recommend.

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enniskillen, fermanagh
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9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Had a spacious ensuite room with front view. Clean and comfortable. Nice breakfast in beautiful dining roorm. Very different to other accommodations. Alot of interesting things to keep your eyes busy admiring and reading Enjoyed my stay.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

Staying at Laurel Villa for te second tine this year and can only sa what a delight. Rooms again first class with service that you'd expect to see at a 5 star hotel for the elite. What was truly an amazing experienxe was dining for breakfast and lunch in the beautiful dining room. The meals were presented in such an... More

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Vancouver, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Clearly Eugene Kielt loves his Magherafelt childhood home, Laurel Villa. Overnighting there recently, I could understand why. Tucked into Seamus Heaney Country, the comfortable house is a haven for poets, genealogists, or simply folks hoping to connect with rural Northern Irish life. Poet Laureate Heaney, who passed away in September, was a frequent visitor. Admiration for his friend inspired Kielt... More

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Few things genuinely deserve to be described as 'unique': but Eugene & Geraldine's B & B is one of them. It is an absolute 'must' for anyone interested in Irish literaure, especially Ulster poetry, even more especially the poetry of Seamus Heaney: the house is a treasure trove of Heaney memorabilia, some of it very rare. The room we had... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I have just spent 3 days in Magherafelt staying at Laurel Villa on the occasion of the Open Day to mark the Tercentenary of my old school, Rainey Endowed. The excellence of the event was matched by the excellence of Laurel Bank. Eugene and Geraldine were so friendly and helpful, the breakfasts were lovely, the standard of cleanliness could not... More

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I spent two weeks touring Ireland and my only regret is that I planned only one night in Laurel Villa, Magherafelt, the hometown of my great paternal grandfather. After visiting the archives in both the National Library in Dublin and the Public Records of Northern Ireland in Belfast, and finding nothing on my ancestor, Eugene was able to search and... More

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Also Known As:
Laurel Villa Magherafelt, Northern Ireland
Address: 60 Church Street, Magherafelt BT45 6AW, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Londonderry > Magherafelt
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Magherafelt
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Award-winning 4 STAR boutique family guesthouse located in Heaney Country, specializing in Irish/Ulster-Scots genealogy and Seamus Heaney Poetry & Tours. This Poetry Society landmark runs unique poetry weekends with poets such as Seamus Heaney making a guest appearance. Conveniently located with shops, restaurants, bars etc all within a few hundred yards. Recommended by all the best guide books including National Geographic, Good Hotel Guide and Georgina Campbell. ... more   less 

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