2020 is the year of the staycation, so why not see whether your favourite Grand Designs TV self-builds here in the UK have availability for a getaway?
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Image: The Apprentice Store, Bath. Photo: Thomas Stewart
It's one thing watching an amazing build come to life on the TV, but there's a certain thrill that comes with spotting a Grand Designs in real life.
Why not go one step further and book a stay in one of these unique homes as seen on the programme?
We've uncovered 9 Grand Designs properties that are either taking bookings for 2020 or are best bookmarked for post-pandemic holidaying, alongside compiling the episodes for essential viewing before packing your bags.
Dome House, Lake District
Image: Jefferson Smith
Located in the hills of bowness, overlooking Lake Windermere, Dome House in the Lake District is an idyllic rural retreat.
After completing the build in 2011, with the help of an anonymous donor, Grand Designer Robert and his family later decided to sell the home in 2016, to move to London. The home has since been converted into a luxury hotel.
Watch the episode: Lake District, 2010
Peckham House, London
Image: Edina Van Der Wyck
13 years ago, Monty Ravenscroft and his partner Claire, built their dream home in the bustling Peckham area of London.
With savvy space-saving features, a retractable roof in the main living space and a spa bath in the master suite, you can rent the entire house on your next London visit.
Watch the episode: Peckham, 2005
Dingle Dell, East Devon
Image: Mark Bolton
Kevin McCabe's eco Cobhouse in East Devon was a labour of love, which was only completed on a Revisited episode of Grand Designs.
While you can't stay in the main house, you can rent the annexe of Dingle Dell and stay in one of the most iconic Grand Designs of all time.
Watch the episode: East Devon, 2013
Timber Cottage, North Cornwall
Image: Paul Ryan-Gof
Gregory Kewish and Rebecca Sturrock built this beautiful cross-laminated timber home on the grounds of Rebecca's parents' land to house their growing family. Now you can rent the cottage to stay in this picturesque part of the country.
Watch the episode: North Cornwall, 2014
The Dairy Cottage, New Forest
Image: Sean Myers
Located at the edge of the New Forest, this quaint dairy cottage makes for a special place to stay. After being devastated by fire in 2003, Cheryl and Alex Reay lovingly restored it to its former glory on Series 3 of Grand Designs.
Watch the episode: Hampshire Revisited, 2009
The Apprentice Store, Bath
Image: Thomas Stewart
Featured in series 9, episode 1 of Grand Designs, the Apprentice Store is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, complete with rolling hills and woodland areas.
Watch the episode: Somerset, 2009
The Rockhouse Retreat, Worcester
Image: Andrew Wall
Situated near the 'Wyre Forest', Worcestershire, The Rockhouse Retreat is a converted cave, elevated amongst the tree canopy.
Watch the episode: Wyre Forest, 2015
The Water Tower, Kennington, London
Image: Jefferson Smith
Featured in Series 12, episode 5, this water tower conversion is one of the most renowned Grand Designs projects in London.
Along with its close proximity to many sights, it also boasts a top floor glass tank, from which one can enjoy a spectacular 360-degree view of London, best enjoyed when the sun goes down with a glass of wine in hand.
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