About the property
- Cottage1250 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
2 bdrms,1 daybed, a loft, goats, chickens, sunsets unplugged, in the woods
The Goat Cottage welcomes guests with their dog all year.The cottage is a transformed , spacious dance studio with a cd collection, guest art gallery wall where guests of every age are welcomed to draw. Everyone's art work is framed & hung behind a table with supplies & inspirational art books. There are playing cards, puzzles and books .The studio space is roomy with high ceilings,a king ,twin daybed ( screens for privacy) a loft with a twin, 2 tables,2 couches, a mirrored wall and room for dance or yoga. Dance sometimes happens spontaneously with skirts or veils. The separate Nest Room has a queen bed. You can see the goats from every window .Guests can eat with the goats morning & evening at the picnic table. Fresh eggs are yours from our 20 chickens.The Cottage is surrounded by the goat trail but the goats don't bother anyone. Goats are quiet, friendly and curious to meet everyone who walks over to say hello. Guests can schedule to see the musical goat show trail when all 6 goats run, jump and climb 10 stages leading to a Sakonnet river view .Guests can watch outside the fence or can follow me and climb up on the different stages with the goats.The goat show can take 20 minutes or longer so you can get to know their different personalities.The fully equipped kitchen ( used by a wonderful chef who stayed for a week) has a list of favorite places to visit. If you have any questions let us know. Yours goatly Mark and Barbara.
From California our very first guests wrote " Such a lovely cottage. Goats are grazing , chickens clucking, flower greenery abounds . Rustic and inspired art is everywhere! It is embracing and soothing . We slept so soundly and comfortably . To look up at the trees through the skylights thru the warm wood, red ceiling- so peaceful - Thank you so much ....From NYC " I came here with my two sons and my husband. We spent 2 nights and it was a wonderful experience for all of us. The kids enjoyed watching and feeding the animals. Thanks to Barbara for making this happen. This will be one of our memorable trips. Thank you Barbara for being a great host and the boys love you. We had a very comfortable stay"...... From Mass & North Carolina " We spent a delightful 4th of July in this beautiful space! Barbara was the perfect hostess, providing guidance on beaches and other fun places for adventure . We wish we could have stayed longer in this little paradise "
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
Mark and I are both from Rye NY. Our three kids, two years ago, gave us 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, beautiful mooring buoy design. I am a life time dancer and teacher.
Why Barbara chose Tiverton
We call our home Camp Tiverton. Not sure why but it stuck. Tiverton is special.
What makes this Cottage unique
The day we came to see our house we loved the driveway and the wind was blowing off the river
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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. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fun, Quirky, and Memorable
Goatopia was a fun, quirky, and memorable home rental experience!
We stayed in the Goat Cottage, which is across the yard from the main house, but still feels plenty private. The hosts respect your privacy, but they are close by and you can expect to see them feeding the goats or tending the yard. Barbara has a lot of joie de vivre. She's very friendly and seems to genuinely enjoy hosting and meeting guests. She's had interesting path in life and if you're curious, she's got plenty of stories to tell about it!
Despite the cold weather we were toasty and cozy inside, and the giant master bed was awesome. We slept like logs and had room to spare for the dog at our feet. The high ceilings were luxurious and provided tons of wonderful natural light. There's lots of space to relax and the place has a really nice open layout. This is a great spot for reading, writing, doing art, or any other relaxing indoor activities. There's also room for board games, puzzles, or watching a movie on your laptop or tablet.
The kitchen was sufficiently stocked with all the tools we needed to cook a few nice meals and even do a little baking. And it was really sweet to have a romantic dinner at the table in the main area, too. The fresh farm eggs and flowers were a wonderful touch.
It was too cold for us to enjoy the outdoor seating area much, but it looks like it would be fantastic in warmer weather. Our dog, Lucky, was so happy to join us on our stay and loved sniffing around the yard. The hosts' dog was a large, sweetheart German Shephard with a lot of energy. He clearly wanted to play, but Lucky was a little spooked by his size so we mostly kept them separate.
But the main attraction for us was absolutely the goats, and they delivered! Each day, Barbara invited us to join her while she fed them and led them through a sort of obstacle course (the "goat trail") where you can watch them climbing onto a variety of structures she's built for them. If you're up for it (we were!) you can feed them treats and pet them, which was super fun and kind of hilarious. Just be aware that they really like those treats and won't say please before seeking them out. It's a great way to see their different personalities up close, and for us city dwellers, a rare opportunity to spend quality time with some cute and playful farm animals. As Barbara would say, you'll feel like a kid again playing with the "kids".
We had a fantastic time and would definitely recommend staying there!
hi - it was really nice to meet both of you and your sweet dog lucky.......the goats loved meeting you....it was amazing when you were on top of the tallest stage with jeb and sparky on their hind legs, standing as tall as you ,reaching for treats - that has never happened before and they are getting bigger..... your friends and family would probably get a kick out of them......i loved the goat face you drew..... it's framed and on the wall......thanks so much for staying at the goat cottage.....if you can come join the ' goat party celebration' on april 21 from 11;30 on all day......till next time, yours truly mark and barbara
Amazing, magical, fun and rejuvenating!!
The Goat Cottage is not “just a place to stay”. It is a magical experience. Barbara’s creative spirit shines through in every aspect of the cottage and grounds. Yes, it is everything that is described – well equipped, bright, spacious, colorful, airy, super soft king bed you can almost float in, lots of music, games (including bocce), art supplies, huge soft bath towels, etc. etc. But it is so much more – fun, peaceful, eclectic, inspirational, and relaxing. After finding this site and talking with Barbara, I shared with her that it was our 40th wedding anniversary and asked her if she would “officiate” a ceremony to renew our vows. She agreed and went above and beyond to make this a memorable event for us! In addition to the fresh eggs and beautiful flowers, she also greeted us with a bottle of champagne and a special goat Anniversary card and prepared us a delicious goat cheese cake, decorated of course with a colorful goat! She even snagged her tree trimmers who happened by to be our photographers (and they were also quite fun and great photographers)! Barbara was so entertaining to be with and shared many interesting life stories. We even got to see some of her lovely dance moves. Mark was also very fun and interesting to talk to and both responded to any questions or issues immediately. The goats are delightful and even wore flower leis and neck adornments for our ceremony. The ballet was awesome.
This is a joyful place and perfect for so many different types of stays. With all the candles lit at night it was so romantic and the views through the many skylights and windows added even more to the mood. This would also be perfect for a family, a girl’s weekend or a creative retreat, alone or with a group. Great memories and a new friendship were created here!!!
It was so beautiful and such a wonderful experience
I had been looking for a place to just have my birthday party because my house wasn’t exactly equipt for one but every place I looked didn’t quite fit. Eventually I found this listing and I am so happy I did. I had my seventh birthday party here and all my friends can agree it brings a nice chill vibe to it. I would definitely recommend it to anyone at any age. Definitely planing to go back and visit in the summer once again. Its very spacious and the inside and outside for photos.
I'm so happy you celebrated your birthday here at The Goat Cottage!. It was very nice to meet you, your Mom and your friends! Your party inspired Goat Parties ! I hope you come visit when everything is green!
Yours truly, Barbara
Fun, Clean and a nice hideaway
This is one of the most fun places we have ever stayed. The cottage is delightful and filled with beautiful colors and artistic flair. Barbara has filled the cottage with the most stunning accents and art. You can come alone, as a romantic getaway, or with your entire family! I would also highly suggest it for a 'girls' weekend. It's close to the beach in Tiverton and some nice shopping areas in local Tiverton, Little Compton, and Westport. My husband and I really enjoyed it. The goats are there but not ever present as I had expected, but it wasn't about the goats, it was about a nice get away and that was perfect! Thank you Barbara for making our stay lovely. There's a full kitchen if you want to cook but enough places nearby to eat out. Go try it and be prepared to have FUN!
Hi Pam - It was really nice to meet you and Bruce and your sweet dog. I hope he's ok. Thank you for choosing The Goat Cottage for your get away. Next time your kids and grand kids can meet the goats. Till next time.....
Yours truly, Barbara
Perfect cottage for an animal lover / artist!!
Very cute cottage with cute goats!
You can feed them, and draw them later.
The owner will hung your drawing on the wall!
Hi Arian - It was so nice to have you stay at The Goat Cottage with your wonderful family ! Thankyou for your Goat drawings that captured their two personalities so well and Thankyou for your reading . See you next time ! Yours truly , Barbara
The most magical stay!
Every nook and cranny of this luxurious little cottage is a delight! If you want an especially cozy and very funky vacation getaway, then this place is definitely for you. Nestled away in hand designed fairy gardens, goatopia is very private and so magical - the entire group we stayed with all agreed that we wished we could just spend our whole vacation hanging out there. The lovely hostess, Barbara, has thought through every aspect of a beautiful stay - from setting up a guest drawing station, to leaving farm fresh eggs. The whole place has a kind of therapeutic and intensely creative energy - and not for nothing, but it was by far the most comfortable bed I have EVER slept in!
I also had the particularly special experience of connecting with Barbara. We are both dancers by profession, which quickly got us talking. It wasn't until long that I discovered what an openhearted, iridescent joy she is to be around, and her kindness made our stay that much better. The beautiful space she has curated really reflects her generosity.
Oh, and make sure you don't miss a chance to check out the goats - Barbara can make them do all kinds of tricks and she really lets you get up close and personal!
Hi Taylor - It was great to meet you and your family!!! Thank you for visiting The Goat Cottage. See you next time!. Yours truly, Barbara
Farm Stay at The Goat Cottage ( a transformed spacious dance studio) and The Captains Quarters, a roomy two fl apt ( 2 min apart).Guests are welcomed with fresh eggs, garden flowers. Everyone can private or social with us. Both share the musical goat trail wrapped around the Cottage. Guests can eat near with the goats in the garden, lit by night, by the fire pit or lounge in the hammock by the river view and walk on the musical goat trail. In Tiverton on The Sakonnet River we are near 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.). We are a 1/2 hour from Newport , the beaches and Providence ( Water Fire) .We look forward to meeting you and sharing the goat trail with you . If you have any questions let us know. Yours truly - Mark and Barbara
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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