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The Haunted Bedroom at Talliston

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The Haunted Bedroom at Talliston

Private room in house
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1.5 shared bathrooms
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 shared bathrooms
Sparkling clean
8 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
John is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.

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. Unlike other rooms, guests who book for the Haunted Bedroom are guaranteed exclusive use of the entire house and gardens for the duration of their stay. But if you have extra guests they can book one of our two other spaces: The Cabin and The Room of Dreams.


Indoor fireplace
Hot water
Unavailable: Smoke detector
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide detector
The host hasn't reported smoke or carbon monoxide detectors on the property.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed



35 reviews
Cate User Profile
November 2019
Talliston house is a stunning home, full of intrigue and wonder. John is an exceptional host, sharing stories of the house and it's creation. Marcus made a wonderful dinner and breakfasts tailored to our needs. It really is a unique and stimulating experience. I highly recommend…
Barney User Profile
October 2019
Talliston House is an experience not to be missed - look at the website and view it on Netflix and when you visit you won't be disappointed - it's better in real life and your hosts are outstanding, nothing is too much trouble. Thoroughly recommended for a unique break away from…
Rebecca User Profile
September 2019
Talliston is something else. The most magical, amazing house I've ever had the pleasure of staying in. The tour at the start was very interesting and gives you an insight into each room. We then had the house to ourself to explore and take photos. Breakfast the following morning…
Fran User Profile
September 2019
It is quite impossible to put down in words what you will experience when you stay at Talliston House and Gardens, as it is different for everyone. What I can say however, is that you will find much more than you were looking for, and will take away much more than you went with…
Deirdra User Profile
July 2019
I cannot really explain how special Talliston is, you MUST experience it. And it is an experience... not just a place to stay. The hosts John and Marcus are wonderful and catered to our every need. I’ve travelled and lived all over the world and it’s certainly something I…
Erika User Profile
June 2019
Mind blowing place you will fall in love instantly ! Thank you
Nada User Profile
June 2019
I'm torn with writing a review at all as I feel like I stumbled into a delicious secret and am reluctant to share it. But, given the superlative hospitality of John and Marcus, it is only fair to give them credit for one of the best experiences (AirBnB or otherwise) that we have…

Hosted by John

Great Dunmow, United KingdomJoined in May 2013
John User Profile
60 Reviews
John is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I'm a writer, author and the creative force behind the house and gardens. I love travelling and the Great Outdoors, ancient cultures, castles and am most at home walking in forests. We cook a lot of world cuisine at Talliston and immerse ourselves in embracing all this planet has…
Interaction with guests
We will be on hand to give you a tour of the property's unique environments and set you up for your stay.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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About this place
When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying at someone’s place.
This is John’s place.
Marcus helps host.

The neighbourhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: After 3PM
Checkout: 10AM
After 3PM

House Rules

  • Not suitable for children and infants
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events


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