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
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 contracts with Derecktor shipyards. I am a life time dancer and goat muse.
Why Barbara chose 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
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
We greatly enjoyed our stay at the goat cottage. Barbara and Mark were great host. The goats - Tack, Jybe, Jeb, Sparkey, Moca and Daisy along with River the dog added to our vacation experience. Our niece was overjoyed at watching the goats. We highly recommend staying here for a peaceful vacation and excellent seafood cuisine.
Goatriffic! I love that new, happy goat word expression !!! Thank you! I'm impressed you remembered all the goats names. I like the spelling of their names, your unique way ,much better than mine. I'm glad you enjoyed the fresh eggs.They do taste so much better. It could be a fun adventure for you to find a farm that sells fresh eggs together near where you live. If you do let me know. I'm sorry I didn't get to see Raj but it was really nice to meet his family.He sent me a sneak peak trailer of the movie he shot here. It is a wow ! Thank you for staying with us. Happy spring and all the best from Barbara and Mark.
Cozy and charming place for our family getaway
Our family loved the goats and all the nature surrounding the cottage. We loved the serenity that comes with no tv. We played drums and made artwork. Barbara has lots of good suggestions for restaurants and places to visit. She provided flowers and decorations for my birthday and also provided lovely soaps, shampoos and lotions. Cottage is great for a group that is very comfortable together since some of the beds are in the main common area. This was no problem for us. We would love to come back in the summer when everything is in bloom and the pool is open. Overall we had a wonderful time.
Dear Doug, Maryanne and your whole family! It was so very nice to meet all of you. All your wonderful art work blew my mind!!!!! .so much talent in one family! I rearranged a new corner space where I was able to hang all the pictures together. I texted you the picture of all of your pictures together. I hope you got it. If you didn't let me know. If you took any pictures you love, I would love to see them. I wish I had, had an art teacher like Maryanne. Those students are so lucky! If you'd like to visit for a sketching day with the goats let me know. I would love it - so would the goats. Thank you for celebrating your dancing, drumming, art birthday here. I hope I see you in the summer to see the gardens, to swim ( maybe with bonnie the mermaid) and have a camp fire by the goats and sunsets.Till next time - all the very best , ox Barbara
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!
Hi Virginia!!! Time got away from me! I'm so sorry I didn't write back to you right away! In the fall I was traveling alot. It was so nice to have you with us here. Happy May Day to you! All the best from 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
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.)