You Can Book To Stay In These Amazing Grand Designs TV Homes For Vacation
GRAND Designs fans can book vacations at some of the amazing properties featured on the show, which are now open to the public.
Here are some of the best in the UK now welcoming Brits to book their stay.
Dingle Dell, East Devon
Dingle Dell, introduced in 2018, was built as a zero carbon eco house with a wildflower meadow roof.
Although you cannot stay in the main house, you can stay in the annex, with homemade tea, coffee and flapjacks included in the welcome pack.
The annex has three bedrooms, bathrooms with heated floors and a rain shower.
Nights start from £ 209, but book a week for a 10% discount.
Dome House, Lake District
Dome House, which was completed in 2011 after costing over £ 1million to build, was eventually sold by the Grand Design family who built it.
It is now a luxury hotel, with a number of rooms each featuring a private sitting area and a flat-screen TV.
It is also just 600 meters from the world of Beatrix Potter.
- Book Dome House on Booking.com – find here
The Apprentice Store, Bath
Featured in Grand Designs series nine, The Apprentice Store has been named as one of Kevin McCloud’s five favorite properties.
It took five years to convert the four-bedroom house and is just a mile from Bath.
It offers stunning countryside views and is modern inside.
You can rent the house from £ 495 per night.
- Book The Apprentice Store via Airbnb – find here
Wooden Cottage, North Cornwall
The Cornwall Cottage, built by couple Gregory Kewish and Rebecca Sturrock on their parents’ land, was created using wood throughout.
Also a favorite of Kevin McCloud, it is surrounded by the Cornish countryside with 20 miles of rural views.
Indoor swings and a ladder to the upper deck of the house are some of the original features of the house.
However, it’s only open when the family leaves – with a seven-night stay for August currently open to the public.
- Book the Timber Cottage via Airbnb – find here
Kennington Water Tower, London
This Grand Designs property, featured in Series 12, was a converted water tower in the middle of Kennington in London.
The Grade II listed building cost £ 380,000, but the owners have spent £ 2million to convert it and has the UK’s largest sliding doors.
It offers some of the best skyline views, with 10 stories topped by a four-sided glass tank.
One of the bedrooms is open to guests, as you cannot book all 10 floors, but the stay includes exclusive access to the reservoir.
- Book Kennington Water Tower via Airbnb – find here
Peckham House, London
The Peckham House, which was built in 2005, is also featured on Grand Designs.
Its best feature is the huge glass roof that opens fully – but closes automatically when it rains.
There’s also a two-person spa tub under the queen-size bed that can be pushed out, as well as a pull-down cinema.
The property doesn’t allow parties, but up to seven people can book from just £ 235 per night.
We’ve rounded up some of the other quirky properties you can book in the UK this summer.
Unique rentals include lighthouses and even old windmills.