The Goat Cottage welcomes guests and pets all year to spacious, colorful comfort with high ceilings,lots of light, a chefs kitchen. There is an art gallery with art supplies where all age guests are welcome to draw. Some find their inner artist here. Everyone’s drawings & paintings are hung together. Play assorted cds, cards, puzzles,enjoy the book collection.The goats can be seen from every window. They can accompany you at the picnic table ,in the garden, by the gazebo or over by the camp fire, river view. Fresh eggs are waiting from our chickens.The cottage is surrounded by a gardened goat trail. Goats are quiet, curious & love to meet everyone who walks over to say hello. Schedule a 20 min goat show trail.6 goats run, jump and climb 9 stages in organized chaos leading to the Sakonnet river view. Watch outside the fence or follow the trail with the goats, feed them treats at the end of the trail, a fun time for pictures. Cook on the grille, make a fire by the goat field , swim in the pool day or night by lights ( bring your pool/ beach towels ),lie in the hammock by the goats near the river view. DIRECTIONS I95, 24s, get off exit after Fish rd. L off exit on main rd, down hill thru blinking light , Sakonnet river on R, Coastal Roasters on R , Red Dory L , Cumberland Farms L , Bridgeport Seafood R, Black Goose Cafe L - Take a R over Nanaquaket fishing bridge - we are 9th driveway on R , look for tall flower pot on L side of wall - park in driveway to L of house in front of the lights .If you have any questions please ask . Welcome - Yours truly Mark and Barbara.....
Sunsets by the fire,unplug in the garden woods with your pet, goats & chickens
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- Jan 17, 2019
Mark and I are both from Rye NY. Our kids gave us two goats. As they say" the rest is history". Mark and I are both from sailing families. He works on boat contracts and sells the newest mooring buoy design. I am a life time dancer and teacher.
Why Barbara chose Tiverton
We call our home Camp Tiverton. Tiverton is special.
What makes this Cottage unique
Unplug, there is no tv on purpose .....deeply relax...... It's quiet, private......Rest ........or be social with us.....walk around the gardens.....watch the goats .......goats can be comforting and entertaining.....they are gentle, funny, whimsical....if you have time you can go in their space to get to know them......swim any time - day or late at night......it's special ........You are in your own world here but we are close to anything you might need for food, fun, entertainment.......between beautiful Newport and interesting Providence where there might be amazing Water fire ....or spend hours walking around Tiverton four Corners galleries and shops or drive over to Bristol.......or bring your bikes for wonderful bike rides.......or draw as many pictures as you like......I would love to have time to do that and there are lots of wonderful art supplies and art books for ideas........many guests say they can't draw and then they draw the most wonderful pictures......If I was taking my family on a vacation I would love to surprise them by taking them to a place just like this one.......a creative world unto itself near lots of fun
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Barbara is lovely and very helpful in her knowledge of the area. Surrounded by artwork(outside too) we were inspired ( by her encouragement too) to do a little drawing. We accomplished our goals of rest( comfortable king) and getting away from it all. Stayed 2 nights but 3 would have been even better. Pups loved the big space. Oh, and the goats and River are a treat to behold. The goat trail is like nothing you've been on lol! Lots of great shopping nearby and the beautiful Sakonnet river . Thanks Barbara!
Perfect Getaway Cottage
From the second that I drove up to this location it made me smile. The walkway from my car to the cottage is a beautiful mulched pathway with plants, lights, and beautiful decorations along the way. The cottage has a full kitchen, bathroom and plenty of space for entertaining or just relaxing. There are trees and forests that make you feel like you have escaped for the time being. When looking out the back door you have a view of 6 goats that just want to say Hi! Barbara is also an amazing host! She made sure we were comforatbale and had everything we needed. She gave great recommendations for places to eat and drink and see. This is a place that I will definitley be traveling back to in the future!
Hi Sarah -
It was lovely to meet both of you .I hope next time you can stay longer. All the best on your adventures!!!!
Thank you , Barbara
Bathing experience stressful due to tub/shower step over height.
Queen size bed very comfortable
Hi Carl - Did you mean to write Quiet instead of Quite ? I hope it was quiet enough for you. I'm glad you liked the bed. Others have said they liked it too.. i'm very sorry the tub was difficult. I wish you had told me you had trouble. The wooden bench in the bathroom is very helpful if you put it in the tub. There was a well known chef who stayed with us for a week last summer. He had a very bad back and leg issues. I showed him how to easily get into the tub sliding in and lifting one leg after the other.He had no trouble after I showed him. It was nice to meet you and talk with you about life and family and farming. All the best from Barbara
A Special Place
I can be crusty and kind of fussy, but there is a magic about this place that warmed me up and made me happy. The Goat Cottage is well appointed and our hosts were down to earth and most gracious. Hope to be back next year!
Hi Richard - I’m so happy you found magic here . We hope to see you next year . Maybe your son would like the goats too . All the best ! Thankyou from Barbara & Mark
Fun and unique place to stay
I chose Goat Cottage with the idea of enjoying something a little more memorable with my family. We were not disappointed. The space was nice, the hosts accommodating, and we were all inspired and relaxed in the artistic quirkiness of the days we stayed there. We especially loved the art area and did some creating. The goat trail was fun to experience and we appreciated Barbara’s passion and the fresh eggs she gave to us (thanks, Barbara)! Aside from enjoying the cottage, the surrounding area was gorgeous with much to do. We especially enjoyed Newport and the quiet, dog friend beach up the road.
It was really nice to get your know your whole family. I'm glad you were here long enough to see so many sites around our area but were also able to spend time relaxing here. It was really nice that you and Alanna joined us by the camp fire and that we managed to walk the goat trail in between everything you planned, The very wonderful drawings, full of so many images, colors and designs by your husband and both daughters are framed and hung on the wall by the big fica plant. I showed them to my daughter who has a discerning eye for everything creative .She said " very cool Mom". She doesn't give compliments easily. I wish Anya the best with her dance journey. Once a dancer, always a dancer. A happy fall to all of you - Barbara
Fun, Relaxing Hideaway
The Goat Cottage is a relaxing and peaceful place where you can truly unwind but also have fun watching the goats and River - the tireless German Shepherd - herding them.
The cottage gets lots of natural light from the many windows and skylights, it is very nicely decorated in an eclectic style and it’s so comfortable. Our doggie had lots of room to run around in the spacious living room.
When you live in a busy city, getting back to nature really makes you forget about all the stress, traffic and noise.
Me and my husband have had a wonderful time there even if it was just for a few days: the fresh forest air, all the greeneries, all the animals on the property, the goat trail, the awesome swimming pool, the hammock with river views, the camp fire, everything we’ve experienced created unforgettable memories for us.
The goats are really whimsical and Barbara is such a great trainer – it’s obvious that the goats love her and they love to perform for her and all the guests.
Even if our puppy didn’t get along with River there were still many places around where we could walk him and he didn’t even want to leave. When it was the time to leave, he was just sitting there, in the backyard sniffing the crisp fresh air, like he was trying to tell me that he has found his new home and he loves it. :0)
Barbara & Mark are such wonderful hosts, very caring and friendly, lovely people.
Barbara & Mark, thank you for sharing your magical place with us.
Hi Mihaela and Chris,
I very much enjoyed meeting and getting to know both of you and sweet , strong Bailey. We should have gotten our big boy dogs to go for a long walk together - next time. We are so glad you visited The Goat Cottage - till next time - all the best to you ox from Barb and Mark
We are a 1/2 hr away from beautiful Newport and from magical Water Fire in Providence and ocean beaches in Westport ,Mass. The Black Goose Cafe, Evelyn's Seafood, The Red Dory, Coastal Roasters ( 5 min) The Boat House, The Sakonnet Vineyard, Sakonnet Pt Drive, Tiverton Four Corners shopping ( 20 min.)
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Options and Extras Don't forget the doggy bags. The Goats - You can eat with the goats in the cottage garden or by the river view ( if you want to.) Text to me know. Our friendly German Shepherd River thinks he is a goat herder. Don't forget beach towels! Swim in our pool if no one is around . Extra Directions ......Off 24 S, get off exit after Fish Rd, ....Tiverton/ Little Compton exit ,facing Sakonnet Bay Brookdale, turn left ,follow rd down hill towards Sakonnet River, pass Coastal Roasters ( best coffee) on R, Cumberland Farms on L, see The Black Goose Cafe ( great food) on L...... Take R over Fishing Bridge , bear L, 9th driveway on R behind stone walls, park L at the top of the driveway, in front of cones & lights, follow lighted path to The Cottage, Text or call when you arrive.I'll show you all around. No key is needed...... Welcome to The Goat Cottage Thank you for visiting us on your vacation .....Sincerely Mark & Barbara