Overview

Once an ordinary house in an ordinary street, Talliston House and Gardens have been transformed into a series of inspiring locations, each set in a different time and place.

In 25 years, the project has taken a three-bedroomed, semi-detached ex-council house in Essex and transformed it into what The Sunday Times calls ‘Britain’s most extraordinary home.’

Each room or garden has a rich story, its own smells and sounds and incorporates 1,821 objects from 27 different countries – all combining to create a truly magical whole. If you’ve fallen in love with a Grimm’s fairy tale, delighted over Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland or dreamed of flying with Peter Pan to Neverland, you’ve arrived at the right doorway.

This property is viewable only through Invitation to View

Tour features

A full guided tour of the house and gardens by a member of the creative team, room by room, mapping out the labyrinth of the property and exploring each of the locations.

Directions

From the M11, take the A120 and turn off at the Great Dunmow exit (watch for Ancient Flitch Town brown tourist signs). Go over three small roundabouts and at the fourth, turn left into Dunmow. Almost straight away, you will see the Queen Victoria pub on your right where the tours begin. We will send a parking plan a week before the event.

For the Invitation to View events, we will be starting your tour outside The Queen Victoria, a public house 1 minute’s walk from the house (The Queen Victoria, 79 Stortford Road, Dunmow, Essex CM6 1DL). This aids parking and allows for people to gather if wet.

Refreshments

Tea, coffee, cake and snacks.

Access notes

Unfortunately there is no access for disabled.

Restrictions

No large bags, high-heeled shoes/stilettos, no dogs.

 

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Opening
Opening

2019 tour dates

  • 24 February
  • 31 March
  • 28 April
  • 26 May
  • 30 June
  • 28 July
  • 25 August
  • 29 September
  • 27 October
  • 24 November
  • 15 December

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Admission
Admission

All 2019 tours, bar two, are £16.50 per person, with a discount for Historic Houses members.

Sunday 27 October - £18.50: Includes Halloween ghost tour.

Sunday 15 December - £18.50: Christmas candlelight tour including festive food and drink.


Upcoming events

26 Jan 2020

Talliston House & Gardens, East

Once an ordinary house in an ordinary street, Talliston House and Gardens have been transformed into a series of inspiring locations, each set in a different time and place.

In 25 years, the project has taken a three-bedroomed, semi-detached ex-council house in Essex and transformed it into what The Sunday Times calls ‘Britain’s most extraordinary home.’

Each room or garden has a rich story, its own smells and sounds and incorporates 1,821 objects from 27 different countries – all combining to create a truly magical whole. If you’ve fallen in love with a Grimm’s fairy tale, delighted over Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland or dreamed of flying with Peter Pan to Neverland, you’ve arrived at the right doorway.