Escape the ordinary

Welcome to Talliston

​Behind an arched oak door set in a thicket hedge lies Talliston House & Gardens. With a name that means ‘the hidden place’, this once ordinary house hides thirteen rooms, each set in a different time and place. Twenty-five years in the making, the project has taken a three-bedroomed, semi-detached, ex-council house in Essex and transformed it into a wonderland of inspirational locations. Now we invite you to explore this unique interior design project, art installation and private home.

Yet the essence of the house is more than how it looks. It is also how it sounds, smells, tastes and feels. And while images of the house are astonishing, it is not enough to just see the house – instead you must experience it. So please become a Friend of Talliston to join us on our continuing fantastical journey...