If you enjoy staying in places that are that little bit different then you’ve found the perfect spot. This Victorian house has real character and a chequered history. Of the surviving nineteenth century buildings in Magherafelt, this is one of the most recognizable and interesting. It has featured in the European Heritage Open Days scheme and is regarded as one of Magherafelt’s landmark buildings.
The house as it stands today owes much to the work of Mary Kielt, Eugene’s late mother, who purchased it in 1961 from the Kilroe family. With the help of her family she transformed it into the guesthouse that has, over the years, become synonymous with Magherafelt.
Over the past thirty years, Gerardine and Eugene have put their own special stamp on the house, creating features and facilities inside and out that make it such a special, boutique place to stay.
As well as it’s its rich and lengthy history guests just love the warm and homely feel of Laurel Villa, a characteristic that is so often lacking in most modern hotels and stately homes.