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Welcome to Magpie Cottage, the artist’s cottage between Wilmington and Arlington in East Sussex, run by Jim and Josie Tipler.

With walls adorned with original artwork inside and murals and mosaics outside, this beautiful and secluded rural home is the perfect location for relaxing but inspiring breaks.

A delightful 2 bedroom, single story, artist’s cottage close to the South Downs National Park. It has its own charming walled garden, within the gardens of Pickhams, complete with murals. Stripped wood floors, original artist’s work in each room, the comfortable accommodation is suitable for families and dogs are welcome.

Art Holidays

Add the option of either one-to-one or group art tuition with artist, Josie Tipler, to enjoy a highly creative Art Holiday. 

  • Sleeps up to 6 - 2 double bedrooms, double sofa bed in living room
  • Dog friendly - private walled garden, walks on the doorstep
  • Family friendly - travel cot and highchair available
  • Secluded location but within walking distance of 2 rural railway stations
  • Off road parking on driveway shared with main house
  • Private garden with access to main house gardens
  • Wifi, TV, DVDs, books
  • Self catering - breakfast ingredients provided on request
  • 2 local pubs within walking distance, both serve excellent food
  • Dark night skies perfect for star gazing
  • Option of art tuition with all materials and equipment supplied

Jim is a graphic designer, Josie is an artist and they are both musicians in the folk duo, Milton Hide. Many of their songs are inspired by the local area and characters. 
They live at next door with Josie's mum, Jill, a dog and 2 cats.

Covid - Cleaning

In the current climate (Covid 19) we have committed to the extra cleaning regime to make sure you are safe during your stay. 


Living Room

Living Room

Large room with wood burner, television, wifi, double sofa bed, armchair, electric points, usb charging sockets, electric heater, lamps, DVDs.

Main bedroom

Bedroom 1

Large room with double bed, built in wardrobe, bookcase, mirror, bedside tables with lamps, chair, electric points, electric heater.

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 2

Smaller room with double bed, storage cupboard with drawers, bedside lamps, chair, electric points and electric heater.

Artwork on walls


The cottage hosts a display of art by Josie Tipler, the resident artist, most of which is for sale. 

Country kitchen


Large kitchen dining room seats 6, gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge freezer, toaster, kettle, dishwasher. 

Mosaic bathroom details


Small bathroom with shower over bath, toilet, basin, cupboards, heated towel rail, extractor fan, shaving point. * New bath grab rails *

Walled garden

Walled Garden

Charming walled garden with shaded patio seating area, terraced lawns, murals, mosaic, two loungers, fire basket, small barbeque

Main gardens

Main gardens

Guests at Magpie Cottage can also access the main gardens at Pickhams featuring a pond, labyrinth and art installations.

Get In Touch


Contact us

Magpie Cottage is between Wilmington and Arlington in East Sussex.

+44 (0) 1323 705153

Check in / out times

Check in 3 pm - 10 pm
Check out 11 am

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