Tel: +44 (0) 28 7930 1459
Laurel Villa Guest Gary Lineker with owner Gerardine Kielt
Quality Accommodation in the Centre of Magherafelt
Hairy Biker Si King & The One Show crew arrive to film at Laurel Villa
Breakfast in Style
Award Winning Guest House
Hairy Biker Si King and The One Show savour Laurel Villa
Remembering Seamus Heaney at Laurel Villa
Fabulous Food
Family History Experts
The late, great Seamus Heaney at Laurel Villa
Four Star Bedrooms
Personalised Tours of Heaney Country

WELCOME to the Award Winning Laurel Villa Guest House Magherafelt Northern Ireland

You have found a boutique guesthouse in the very centre of Magherafelt Town. We offer an unrivaled blend of comfort, style, unique features, great food and personal service – all at very affordable rates. We welcome all visitors to Magherafelt and Northern Ireland but we are especially sought after for our expertise in ancestry search and as a mecca for devotees of poet Seamus Heaney 


Click on Link below to read On the Seamus Heaney trail in Northern Ireland: Revisiting the landscape that served as his muse:

Celebrating Seamus Heaney On Home Ground Festival 2014 takes place at Laurel Villa on 11-14 September.

For full information on the 2014 festival visit the On Home Ground website at

Click on this link to download the programme:

 On Home Ground Programme 2014

Tickets are on sale at The Bridewell Tourist Information Centre 6 Church St Magherafelt BT45 6AN on Fri 15 August, T +44 (0)28 7963 1510 or E

Laurel Villa is located midway between Belfast and Derry/Londonderry and just 30 minutes from Belfast International Airport. There is easy access to Belfast City/George Best Airport, City of Derry Airport, The Sperrins, Lough Neagh and the Giant’s Causeway on the Antrim coast. To locate us on the map go to the Location & Directions page.

Laurel Villa has featured on countless TV and Radio programmes, including BBC’s Northern Exposure with Gary Lineker, The One Show with Si King, Radio Ulster’s Your Place & Mine and Arts Extra

TripAdvisor rates Laurel Villa No.1 for Accommodation in the Magherafelt area – Number 1 for quality, comfort, friendliness, food, services, facilities, location and value-for-money

Classified Accommodation:  Four Star  (Excellent)

Food Hygiene Rating: 5 (Highest)

Laurel Villa Tours of Heaney Country:  Five Star  (Exceptional)

Now check out our rooms, services and prices!

With B&B prices starting at £40 per person, Laurel Villa offers boutique accommodation at excellent value-for-money. For our current rates go to Rates & Reservations page


Boutique Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
Irish Poet Seamus Heaney b1939 d 2013
Trace Your Magherafelt District Ancestors

Winner of the Highly Commended Award

at the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards