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Quality Accommodation in the Centre of Magherafelt
Laurel Villa owners Gerardine & Eugene
The Heaney Room - one of our Four Star Bedrooms
Laurel Villa guest Gary Lineker with owner Gerardine Kielt
Fabulous Food - Good home cooking
Breakfast in Style
Award Winning Accommodation
Hairy Biker Si King and The One Show enjoyed Laurel Villa
Remembering Seamus Heaney at Laurel Villa
Gerardine & Eugene in the Poetry Garden at Laurel Villa
Family History Experts with lots of experience
The late, great Seamus Heaney at Laurel Villa
The Longley Room
Eugene Kielt Five Star tour guide
Hairy Biker Si King & The One Show crew arrive to film at Laurel Villa

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

You have found boutique 4 STAR guesthouse accommodation in the very centre of Magherafelt Town. We offer an unrivalled blend of comfort, style, unique features, great food and personal service – all at very affordable rates. We are specialists in ancestry/family history research and Laurel Villa is a mecca for devotees of the late Nobel Laureate poet Seamus Heaney. If you are visiting the new Seamus Heaney HomePlace in Bellaghy this is the place to stay.

Laurel Villa is unique among accommodation providers for its owners’ authentic and longstanding interest in Seamus Heaney and his work, a passion that continues today.

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Latest News:

11/12/2016: Renowned Irish musician & singer-songwriter Liam Ó Maonlaí was our guest recently. Liam performed at a marvellous event in Seamus Heaney HomePlace on 10 Dec 2016

Media Reviews:

Read Review of Laurel Villa Accommodation & Tour in Journal of Retired Teachers Association of Ireland (Winter 2016):

Journal of The Retired Teachers Association of Ireland

Read what The Guardian says about Laurel Villa and our Tour of Heaney Country, October 2016:

Rhyme and reason: Seamus Heaney HomePlace pays lyrical tribute to the poet

Read the Irish Times review of our Tour of Heaney Country, Aug 2015:

Lesser Spotted Ireland: On the trail of Seamus Heaney’s ghost

Read the Sunday Telegraph review of Laurel Villa:

On the Seamus Heaney trail in Northern Ireland: Revisiting the landscape that served as his muse

Read October 2014 Review of our Tour of Heaney Country in Travel Extra, Ireland leading travel Newspaper:

Travel Extra Review of Tour of Heaney Country Oct 2014


We are 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. We are just a 10 mins drive from Seamus Heaney HomePlace visitor centre in Bellaghy. To locate this boutique hotel on the map go to the Location & Directions page.

Laurel Villa on TV & Radio:

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

Gary On Home Ground

Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol was a guest at our On Home Ground 2014 festival at Laurel Villa

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)

Check out our boutique hotel style rooms, services and prices!


With B&B prices starting at £42.50 per person sharing, Laurel Villa offers boutique accommodation and 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