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 of a bygone era. The breakfast in the morning was wonderful and Geraldine was delightful. It made me proud to have Irish heritage. Eugene also told me about an exhibit near where I live featuring the poet Seamus Heaney. I would definitely stay at Laurel Villa again when I return to Ireland.
- 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