The Cabin at Talliston

Private room in barn hosted by Marcus

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1.5 shared bathrooms
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Period log cabin in “Britain’s Most Extraordinary Home” and finalist for Channel 4 / George Clarke's Shed of the Year 2016. Decorated in rustic 1940s style, this room is filled with all the fittings and fixtures of a trapper's house in the Canadian wilderness.

Sleeping in The Cabin is in The Snug. This is a raised sleeping gallery at one end of the room. Guests should be able to climb a ladder and we would not recommend for anyone who is taller than 6.1" (185cm).

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 Cabin also have access to the courtyard with summerhouse and outdoor table and seating, plus the bathroom/toilet/shoer room and kitchen. While you will get the chance to view the other rooms in the main house, either on a tour or for dinner, after this guests are asked to embrace the rustic outdoor experience and keep the the areas mentioned above. 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 Haunted Bedroom and The Room of Dreams.

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

1 double bed

What this place offers

Free on-street parking
Washing machine
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Dedicated workspace

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Where you’ll be

Great Dunmow, England, 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


    • John

    During your stay

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      Things to know

      House rules

      Check-in: 15:00 - 19:00
      Check out: 10:00
      Not suitable for children and infants
      No smoking
      No pets
      No parties or events

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      Carbon monoxide alarm
      Smoke alarm

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