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 by the fascinating ambience of this wonderful home. It was so very refreshing to find someone taking an interest in, and making accessible to others, the contemporary poetic heritage of NI.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Laurel Villa Magherafelt, Northern Ireland