George Best House

UK Northern Ireland Ulster NI

  • Sleeps 5
  • Quirky & Unique
The family home of George Best, now available for overnight stays

There's a local saying that goes something like this, "Maradona great, Pele better, George best!".  Many believe, and not just those from Northern Ireland, that George Best was the world's greatest footballer.  He hailed from East Belfast where his family first took up residence at 16 Burren Way in 1949. The Best family were the first to move into the new Cregagh Estate, and this is where they stayed until his Dad died in 2008, 3 years after George himself. George spent his childhood kicking a football around Burren Way before leaving for Manchester United in his teens.

George returned to the family home often and requested that his body leave from the house when he died.  In 2011 Landmark East purchased the house and after extensive renovations, visitors can now stay in George's old home.  His boyhood bedroom has been preserved as a 1950s time capsule and the house is crammed with memorabilia,  from football kits and books to DVDs of his greatest footballing moments.  Any money raised from the project is channelled back into the local community, preserving the East Belfast legacy and helping the residents of the Cregagh Estate.  It's a wonderful opportunity to hop into George's bed for a night or two and to eat breakfast at the kitchen table just as he would have done decades earlier.

Details

Open

Available all year.

Pricing

£60–£125 per night depending on season and length of stay.

Location

Contact Website  07595 710 916  George Best House, 16 Burren Way, Belfast BT6 0DW

Show Map

Facilities

Related Guides

See B&Bs in Ulster NI

Reviews

Add Your Review

Be the first to leave a review!

List Your Property

Do you have a Cool Place to stay you'd like us to know about?

List my place

Other Cool Places near George Best House

What Customers say about Cool Places

Everything I needed for a stay

I'm already looking forward to going again and would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the area. It definitely deserves a five star rating!

Nathan, Verified Customer

6 out of 5!!!!

This place was amazing… I could not recommend this place enough, I’ll be singing their praise for many years to come and we are going to book again soon.

Barbara, Verified Customer

Easy to navigate

Great site that offers a really broad range of places to stay across the UK. Easy to navigate and book holidays.

Patrick, Verified Customer

Such a great variety of properties

Found this website when looking to book a staycation for later in the year. Such a great variety of properties and the website is really easy to use. Already shared with my family and friends.

CT, Verified Customer

Great, simple, straightforward

Great, simple and straightforward. I will definitely be using Cool Places again.

SM, Verified Customer