The Haunted Bedroom at Talliston

4.97

Private room in residential home hosted by Marcus

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1.5 shared baths
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Master bedroom in “Britain’s Most Extraordinary Home”. Decorated in Scottish Art Nouveau style, this room recreates in nightmarish detail the bed chamber of a seven-year-old Edwardian child complete with books, toys and ephemera.

The Haunted Bedroom is an intimate, low lit in period wall lighting and candles. Heavy drapes and wardrobe space. Sounds of ocean at base of cliffs outside windows.

The space
Talliston House & Gardens was once an ordinary house in an ordinary street, but has now been transformed into thirteen distinct locations each set in a different time and place – and now the setting for the fantasy adventure novel The Stranger’s Guide To Talliston by John Tarrow.

Unlike other B&Bs, guests who book The Haunted Bedroom also have access to all the rooms in the main house to explore for the duration of their stay. These include a Victorian living and dining room, Japanese teahouse, New Orleans kitchen and Boathouse bathroom. Photographs of the other locations are added to the listing and for a full list or architectural plans of the property, please visit the Talliston website.

If you have extra guests they can book one of our two other spaces: The Cabin and The Room of Dreams.

WHAT IS TALLISTON HOUSE & GARDENS?
Behind an arched oak door set in a thicket hedge lies Talliston House & Gardens. This once ordinary house hides a magical labyrinth of rooms, each set in a different time and place. Twenty-five years in the making, the project has taken the most ordinary of English dwellings – a three-bedroomed, semi-detached, ex-council house in Essex – and painstakingly transformed it into a wonderland of inspirational locations where time truly has no power.

The finished house and gardens comprises thirteen stunning locations. Each room is infused with a rich story, incorporating almost 2,000 objects sourced from 27 countries around the world – and set in a labyrinth design where guests get to leave behind the outside world and walk between the walls of reality.

Talliston is an exploration of the concept of the extraordinary within the ordinary. It’s about realising how we each have inside us the power to be whatever we want and to live any life we can imagine – and appeals to anyone who yearns an escape from the mundane modern world into a life made magical.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 double bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free street parking
Washer
Dryer
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Refrigerator

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Where you’ll be

Great Dunmow, United Kingdom

Great Dunmow is a small town and the area around Talliston is open urban/rural on a quiet cul de sac / green.

Hosted by Marcus

  1. Joined in September 2018

    Co-hosts

    • John

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      House rules

      Check-in: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
      Checkout: 10:00 AM
      Not suitable for children and infants
      No smoking
      No pets
      No parties or events

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      Carbon monoxide alarm
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