The Goat Cottage welcomes guests and pets all year to spacious, colorful comfort with high ceilings,lots of light, a kitchen for a chef & inspiration all around.There is an art gallery with art supplies where all age guest artists, drawings & paintings are hung together in a colorful jumble.Play assorted cds, cards, puzzles, parooze 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.All 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 great 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 . If you have any questions please ask . Welcome - Yours truly Mark and Barbara.....
- Cottage1250 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay1 - 2 nights
Sunsets by the fire,unplug in the garden woods with your pet, goats & chickens
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- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 16, 2018
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
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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.
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
Peaceful and beautiful paradise!
Everything about this property was magical! The interior is decorated artfully with bright bohemian colors and just designed to lounge, play games, or create art! Outside the fairy gardens are lit up at night to enjoy dinner or a bonfire with s'mores. Barbara was a wonderful host and our dog Cooper enjoyed playing their dog. Having access to the pool was a huge bonus and I even took a mermaid swimming lesson from her friend.
Kitchen was well appointed. Linens for the bath were fluffy. We had everything we needed for a nice vacation. Thank you so much!
Hi Laura ! I show everyone your beautiful drawings . Emma is the only one who has painted a picture so far ! Hello to Emma and Hugh and sweet cooper! I loved having you all stay with us at The Goat Cottage - all the best to all of you . I hope you come back again ! Ox Barbara & Mark
By far the most enjoyable place we’ve stayed! Wonderful hosts . Great location, and recommendations of local sites,winery,beaches etc!
It was so nice to meet all of you !!!! . Im so glad you all met Bonnie Blue & Erin was a beautiful mermaid ! I loved teaching you a snippet of belly dance ! All the best to you - Thankyou for staying at The Goat Cottage !
Great vacation spot. We will be back. Gracious hosts and adorable animals. Close to everything you need including eating places, coffee, biking roads, etc. One little suggestion: Us vertically challenged people could use a step stool to get into the bathtub!
Hi Lynn - I loved meeting both of you so much . I hope you’ll be back here soon or maybe we will see you singing in NY first . The couple staying here now brought their bikes too! We do have great riding roads around us. Btw - there is a “ step up “ on the side of the tub. . I’ll put it out . Thanks so much for reminding me ! Till we meet again - Find us on The Goat Cottage FB & Instagram page to post or tag or share pictures - you took some great ones ! All the best to both of you !
Fun, goat-filled relaxation.
We were looking for a place to unwind for a few days, and Goatopia delivered. Our two-year old was thrilled by the goats and chickens, and the adults enjoyed them as well. We found Goatopia a quiet and relaxing place to hang out, and the goats and grounds added to the ambiance. Barbara is wonderful, and is deeply concerned that her guests enjoy their stay.
The art, the wrap-around goat pen, the fairy garden, the big tub, dining al fresco with the fireflies (and goats), and the fresh eggs made for a unique vacation we will always remember!
Hi Ned , I enjoyed meeting and getting to know your family very much . Calla Lily is precious . I hope you find your dream farm home . If you ever have any questions about chickens or goats give me a call. We’ve been through many phases. Looking thru my phone last night I found some great pictures of you . I will send them .Best wishes to you - Yours truly Barbara ox
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