George Best's childhood home to become holiday flats


George Best's childhood home to become holiday flatsGeorge Best with his parents, Dick and Anne: Rex

The Belfast home where George Best lived until the age of 15 is set to be turned into holiday flats.

The house at 16 Burren Way, off Cregagh Road, was bought for £100,000 by a community regeneration group called Landmark East, who are looking to turn it into self-catering accommodation, according to the BBC.

The company's chief executive said profits from the venture would be invested in the local community.

He told the BBC: "As well as safeguarding the childhood home of one of east Belfast's most famous residents, the investment has allowed us to create and build a profitable social economy business by turning the property into holiday accommodation."

He said the house had been refurbished but mainly unchanged, adding: "The only thing we've done is with George's room, where we've turned it back to how it was when he left home."

The footballer shared the mid-terraced house with his parents, Anne and Dickie, and five brothers and sisters.

A plaque has been put up in memory of George at the house, which will be available to rent later in the year.

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