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Laurel Villa

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60 Church Street | Northern Ireland, Magherafelt BT45 6AW, Northern Ireland
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for one night, and what a friendly welcome we received. Whether you love poetry or not, this is a wonderful B&B to stay in! Our room was comfortable, and the breakfast excellent, especially the scones!! No hesitation in recommending this B&B.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very special guesthouse full of character and rich in the poetic memorabilia of Seamus Heaney. Geraldine and Eugene were wonderful hosts, and a great help to my family history research. Our attic room was delightful and the breakfasts sumptuous. Good parking and right in the centre of town with excellent restaurants nearby. Geraldine's gluten free scones were particularly appreciated.

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Toulouse, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My one-night stay at Laurel Villa was a unique, special experience. Combined with the thorough and sensitive Tour of Heaney Country conducted by Eugene, it was the highlight of my trip in Northern Ireland. As an MA student working on Seamus Heaney, I found the tour and the abundant information given by Eugene very helpful for my research. Gerardine and... More 

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We arrived at this beautiful home late in afternoon, and were welcomed by Geraldine and Euguene. Our room was at the top of the house, very spacious and with everything you would need for a pleasant stay. The amount of collectable art and information they have on Seamus Heeney is incredible. Breakfast was great, cereals, fresh fruit and a well... More 

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Naas, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Laurel Villa is a true find for poetry lovers, lovers of art, good food and home baking. While the breakfasts and scones are wonderful Eugene's poetry tour of Heaney country is respectful, sensitive and totally comprehensive. Absolutely worth travelling North for those of us in the South who forget to venture up North. An insight into Seamus Heaneys times and... More 

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cork ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Thank you to Eugene and Geradine for introducing us to this poet in such a real and interesting way. We followed advice and visited the grave which was a very powerful experience for us. Your home is welcoming and cosy and the breakfasts are a wonderful way to start the day. Loved the scones too. Would love to return someday.

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Naas, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Laurel Villa is a haven of tranquility. Eugene and Geraldine offer a sincere welcome. The room was really comfortable and the whole house tastefully decorated. For Heaney lovers the tour is a must! Eugene is a mine of information who brings the poet and poetry alive for his listeners. And Geraldine 's breakfast.... Marvellous!! Helen, Naas

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I would give this hotel a higher rating if I could. A very warm welcome from Geradine and Eugene to us and the rest of the guests attending our sons wedding. A very lovely comfortable hotel with great breakfast, and yes Geradines baking is to die for. Thank you for a wonderful stay and can't wait to return.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We received a very warm welcome from Gerardine and Eugene when we arrived at Laurel Villa . The room was very comfortable and showers lovely and hot . I can honestly say it was one of the nicest breakfasts I have ever had with everything clearly homemade . Gerardine,s baking is to die for and the presentation was fantastic .... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I stayed here for a school reunion. Eugene and Gerardine are helpful, friendly and so entertaining. The guesthouse is quirky and fun with warm rooms, comfortable beds and hot showers! I loved the Louis McNiece room and if you are a Seamus Heaney fan you will adore the dining room and want to book one of Eugene's tours to learn... More 

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