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The Haunted Bedroom at Talliston

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The Haunted Bedroom at Talliston

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean7 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process 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
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years) - The house is filled with period features and antiques, plus stone stairs and fine furniture.
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM


17 Reviews

Jasmine User Profile
July 2018
This place is Ahmaaaazing! This was my first Airbnb so I wasn't sure what to expect but I was treated like a queen, had the most fantastic food and the great company of John & Marcus. Talliston really is something special and I am so glad I randomly decided to book myself a stay…
Katie User Profile
March 2018
John said something amazing to us on our visit to Talliston, and it was this: 'that this is reality, not the world outside', and it resonated with me massively. John has created his truth, and a world he loves, in a space that so many others feel limit them. Not only were John an…
Daniel User Profile
February 2018
We stayed for one night in the haunted bedroom and could have spent a week exploring the house and still not have seen everything! If you want a truly unforgettable experience, book yourself into Talliston!
Gill User Profile
February 2018
My partner and I enjoyed an exceptional evening at Talliston. John and Marcus could not have been more hospitable and their home truly is extraordinary. A stay here is an experience that should be on everyone's bucket list! I was celebrating my birthday and we enjoyed a delicious…
Kerry User Profile
February 2018
My husband and I had a fantastic stay and will definitely be returning. What has been achieved in this house is nothing short of incredible and we couldn’t have been made to feel more at home. The hosts went above and beyond what could ever be expected and the food was outstandin…
Haydn User Profile
January 2018
I can’t put into words how incredible our night stay was! Booked as a surprise for my partners birthday and New Year, we certainly celebrated in style! The food was outstanding, the hosts beyond words and we will be returning without a doubt!
Rose User Profile
December 2017
I was treated to this break as a surprise gift. We had one night in a truly magical environment. How one place and someone can make you believe you are in Japan in one room, New Orleans in the kitchen and a castle tower while dining is breath taking. Each room is perfectly create…

Hosted by John

Great Dunmow, United KingdomJoined in May 2013
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35 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…
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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About the home
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This is John’s place.
Marcus helps host.

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