About Jonathan French
I am an artist (studied at Chelsea School of Art in London), designer and business owner of Mayflower wallpaper. I love David Bowie and all things British chocolate and black tea. I have three sons and a daughter.
Jonathan French purchased this House in 2014
Why Jonathan French chose Tiverton
Our home and property are the perfect confluence of secluded getaway in a lovely and welcoming community. We are close to the water, close to the woods and close to the fresh farms. It is serene, quiet and large family gathering equipped. This house was on the market for one day before it was snapped up, and over the course of one week, every neighbor on the street stopped by for an impromptu meet and greet. Tiverton is an incredible blend of people and environment, we are very lucky to call this area home.
What makes this House unique
There are so many hidden nooks on the 3.5 acres. Whether under the grape trellis (beautiful area to pitch a picnic), the outdoor art installation (space to sit around out of the sun and admire the flowers), the greek ruin (from a play in the 1980s at Brown University that was moved here by the college students), to the lovers lane bench (secret spot), the bonfire pit at the end of the garden (perfect for s'mores) or the ever present volleyball/backgammon net overlooking the water, there is always something to do, somewhere to be and you are never in anyone else's space - unless you want to be. There is plenty of wide open space to be together and still be free.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Jonathan couldn t have been more helpful. Any question or problem he was there immediately. The house is extremely clean and comfortable as well as interesting with Jonathan s artwork and lots of great books.
The fields and gardens are heaven for anyone who loves the outdoors.
Thank you so much, Paula. It was very nice to meet you and I hope you choose to stay again :-)
Don't think twice to book this beautiful property!
Just stayed here and was blown away with how perfect this home is! Not only that, the surrounding area is past wonderful! The house is spotless, beautifully appointed with the talented homeowner's artwork, the grounds reach out way off into the distance to the water. Many quiet hideaways around the property to sit with someone or get away by yourself. We brought our fur family with us and they loved romping over the yard. The kitchen is chock full of everything you need. Even a suet cake hanging outside a bank of windows so you could watch the woodpeckers, sparrows and cardinals! Birds chirping every morning. Beautiful breezes coming off the water cooling down the house. Bathrooms are very well stocked with towels, designer soaps and shampoos. The homeowners are quick to respond before and during our visit. Super nice and very hospitable. Wanting to make sure our visit was special. So special there were flowers on the table and GREAT!!!! brownies waiting for us upon arrival. Very nice touch. There is a really good ice cream shop on the corner, Coastal Roasters is a super coffee shop, fresh seafood shop, and a great drive-in where we had Blueberry Vodka Lemonades that were so good we had to have two! And the food was delicious too! Had a chance to visit the mansions in Newport and I can only say that this home with the rolling lawns was like living in one for the weekend. If you are looking at other properties in the Newport area, stop. Book this home. You will not be disappointed. Thank you Jonathan & Stephanie!
Thank you so much Susan, you were a wonderful guest. I hope you choose to stay again someday. Thanks so much, Jonathan and Stephanie
Hello and Welcome! These are a few of our favorite local eateries and attractions, in addition to the basket of flyers by the front door. Please feel free to contact us for any recommendations as well:
Jonathan 401-824-6968 Stephanie 646-713-4938
Tom’s Market in Tiverton
Bridgeport, Tiverton (fresh seafood only)
Lee’s, Westport, MA (wine store attached)
Market Basket, Fall River, MA (wine, beer and liquor store, Kappy’s next door)
Stop & Shop, Fall River, MA (they deliver via PeaPod)
Green Grocer, Portsmouth, all organic and hard to find ingredients, as well as an attached apothecary
The Cheese Wheel, Tiverton (cheeses, local goods, honey, jams, specialty treats)
Farmer’s Market and Local Growers:
Walker’s, Little Compton (seven days a week)
Young’s Family Farm, Little Compton (Tuesday-Sunday)
Bristol Farmer’s Market (Saturday 9am-12:30pm)
Newport Farmer’s Market (next to Newport Vineyards. 8:30am-12:30pm) Weatherlow Farms, Westport MA (Wed-Fri 11-6, Sat & Sun 9-3)
Gnarly Vines Farm, Tiverton (Wed 3-6, Sat 9-Noon) eggs, butcher
Gray’s, Tiverton (cash or check only)
Helger’s, Tiverton (personal favorite) (cash or check only)
Restaurants in Tiverton:
Boat House (great view on the water, upscale, on OpenTable)
The Red Dory (innovative New England cuisine, call for reservations)
Evelyn’s (great view on the water, New England fried seafood, burgers, etc)
Plouf Plouf (inventive French cuisine)
Lil’ Bear (American style diner)
Provender (sandwiches and baked goods, coffee/tea) located in Tiverton Four Corners, along with galleries, boutiques and
Four Corners Grill (New England Fare, local wine from Sakonnet Vineyard Vidal Blanc)
The Black Goose (sandwiches, baked goods, quiches, pies)
Shared private beach at the end of the grassy lane (please read main house pamphlet for directions)
Fogland Beach, Tiverton $10-$20 depending upon the day, cash only Sakonnet Point, Little Compton
Goosewing Beach, Little Compton
Weetamoo Woods, Tiverton (dogs can be off leash)
Simmons Mill Pond/Reserve, Little Compton (dogs can be off leash, and stroller friendly -pneumatic tires)
Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge (no dogs allowed)
Sakonnet Vineyards, Little Compton
Newport Vineyards, Middletown
Greenvale Vineyards, Portsmouth (Saturday Jazz Tasting Series, 1pm-4pm) Westport Vineyards, Westport MA
Blithewold, Bristol (Wednesdays 6-8pm, July 10-August 28th, Music, Picnics, Sailboats, Sunsets)
South Coast Open Studio Art Tour, July 20-21st & August 17th-18th, Tiverton, Little Compton, RI. Westport & Dartmouth, MA
Newport Folk Festival, Fort Adams State Park, July 26-28th
Sweet Berry Farm Market & Cafe, Middletown, Tuesday night concert series
Boats, Kayaks, SUP:
Boatsetter.com: rent boats with a captain
Sight Sailing in Newport: private or public, sunsets or day trips
Jamestown Outdoors: stand up paddle boarding at sunset, or with a wine and cheese option, or taco tasting. Or kayaks. https://www.jamestownoutdoors.com/pages/tours