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On the market: 1970s George McDermott-designed Cultra house in Holywood, Northern Ireland

George McDermott-designed Cultra house in Holywood, Northern Ireland
George McDermott-designed Cultra house in Holywood, Northern Ireland

Thanks to G Hall for flagging up this particular property, a former George Best hangout known as Cultra, a George McDermott-designed house in Holywood, Northern Ireland.

George McDermott-designed Cultra house in Holywood, Northern Ireland
George McDermott-designed Cultra house in Holywood, Northern Ireland

It dates back to 1971, described as ‘ahead of its time’ and a house where George Best spent time ‘back in the day’, especially in the snooker room. According to the agent, this house was also the inspiration for best’s notorious house build in Cheshire and was also used as a location for the film about his life.

George McDermott-designed Cultra house in Holywood, Northern Ireland
George McDermott-designed Cultra house in Holywood, Northern Ireland

The exterior and some of the key features still scream that particular period of time, but over the 7000 sq. ft. of space, much of the interior has been modernised and to be honest, looks more like your typical modern-day family home right now. Albeit a very large family home.

George McDermott-designed Cultra house in Holywood, Northern Ireland
George McDermott-designed Cultra house in Holywood, Northern Ireland

Not that the house is all you get. On top of the main living space, you also get an outdoor heated swimming pool and pool house, along with a self-contained apartment with private access and around 1.5 acres of gardens.

George McDermott-designed Cultra house in Holywood, Northern Ireland
George McDermott-designed Cultra house in Holywood, Northern Ireland

As for the main house, the ground floor offers up a WC and walk-in cloakroom, a drawing room with double height ceiling and floor to ceiling windows, a separate dining room, a modern kitchen that’s open to the living area, a study/hobby room and a family room.

George McDermott-designed Cultra house in Holywood, Northern Ireland
George McDermott-designed Cultra house in Holywood, Northern Ireland

Upstairs, you’ll find five ‘versatile’ bedroom spaces, three of which have en-suite and one with a dressing room and bathroom, a first floor drawing room with burning stove and a shower room. Head to the large lower ground area and you’ll find storage space and a large snooker room with bar area.

Offers around £1,200,000 if you fancy this.

Find out more at the Property News website