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Goatopia welcomes you to a bohemian hide away surrounded by a goat trail

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

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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Property Manager
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

About Barbara

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

Guestbook comments from the manager

From California - in June " Such a lovely cottage - goats grazing,chickens clucking, flowers greenery abounds.Rustic and inspired art - everywhere! It is embracing, soothing.We slept so soundly, comfortably.To look up at the trees through the skylights thru the warm wood, red ceiling- so peaceful - Thank you so much .....
Jun 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Tiverton in Newport County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Bring your beach towels. Take home all perishables Dont forget the doggy bags. Call when arriving
  • Turn off all house lights before sleeping. Keep shower curtains inside tub Leave used towels in the hamper. You can see us but we can't see you
  • Leave full garbage/recycling outside door or in the red bin.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Claw tub/ shower. Shampoo, soap, hair dryer. Hand rail, Tub seat.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , One step down, Small Nest bdrm enclosed in curtains
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , One twin on same level,one twin in a new sleeping loft
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , gypsy sleeping loft is in the large studio
  • #1 large unique, spacious bdrm/ livrm that was a dance studio, very high ceilings,King bed , a loft with twin, sky lights, work/ dining table, twin daybed, 2 couches, art table, art supplies, a guest art gallery, goat views everywhere and just added a portable crib..#2 bdrm - down 1 step, cozy, enclosed in curtains like a nest, next to the bath, , views of the goats.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Welcome. Call 4013389905 when you arrive so I can show you around..Please bring your own beach towels.. .Your dog is welcome. Don't forget puppy bags.You can play with the goats with me, not without me and not with a dog. The goat trail is 20 min or as long as you like to get to know the goats personalities. You can be completely private or get to know us. We can't see you - inside but you can see us, outside. Leave all used beds unmade and used towels on the bathroom floor. Use the recycling bin. Extra garbage can be left in the bin outside the door. Take all perishables with you.If you draw a picture & leave it I will frame and hang it on the evolving guest gallery wall. I love the guest gallery wall. If you dance ,lets talk. Any questions let us know. We look forward to sharing The Goat Cottage with you. Thank you.Mark and Barbara


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Goatopia welcomes you to a bohemian hide away surrounded by a goat trail
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Magic Kingdom!

  • 5 of 5

Goatopia is an incredibly beautiful place - on a spit of land surrounded by water, filled with light and art and everything you could imagine in terms of comfort and creative space. Barb, the owner, is absolutely delicious - warm, easy-going and incredibly generous. Fresh eggs from the chickens! Fresh lettuce from the garden! Art supplies! She even loaned us a leash for our dog, when ours proved to be too restraining. The goats are delightful! The whole experience has been magical, and we can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of a Kind!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I just spent the weekend with another couple at Goatopia, and we all found it to be a delightful sanctuary and aesthetic wonderland! The property itself is beautiful and expansive. Numerous heady and whimsical art and sculptures endow it with a far out feel. Very trippy! The house itself is a psychedelic masterpiece. Nice open space, with the kind of decor that just melts away the day-to-day and brings you to a place where you can truly relax!

Possibly the most Zen aspect of Goatopia is the goats themselves. They are adorable and curious, and they are visible from inside!

The surrounding towns are scenic and have plenty of tourist destinations. This is a great central location if you want beaches, Newport shopping and restaurants, or a relaxing country drive. We would all gladly stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Josh, It was wonderful and fun to meet all of you. I'm so happy you chose and enjoyed The Goat Cottage. I LOVED the wonderful drawings with great messages ! Thankyou ......Till we see each other again - the very best to you all from Mark and Barb
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Amazing, magical, fun and rejuvenating!!

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda and Kirk , You know the expression Kismet ? One of my favorites. It means " Magically supposed to happen, happens " . Its really true that if you hadn't called a few months ago to ask me if would help you ( never was asked before - wasn't sure how to do it or if I could) renew your wedding vows the summer circle garden wouldn't be. when you asked me in the winter my brain went round and round trying to figure out where the best spot would be. Turned out a whole new one was made just in time at the tail end of this long winter. I have happy tears reading your words. Thanks so much for calling me in person to tall about your wedding vows. 40 wedding yrs !!!! Amazing and beautiful!. Cheers to both of you and best wishes till we meet again .....Yours truly ,Barbara and Mark
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Fun, Quirky, and Memorable

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: hi - it was really nice to meet both of you and your sweet dog lucky.......the goats loved meeting 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
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It was so beautiful and such a wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jazz! 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
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Fun, Clean and a nice hideaway

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Second Beach
Beautiful beach 20 min away
Easton's Beach
Beautiful beach 20 min away
Black Goose Cafe
Best food AM - PM 5 minutes away
Evelyn's Nanaquaket Drive-In
Seashell floor by the pond seafood - yum
Helger's Ice Cream Shoppe
Best Ice cream - 5 min away
Coastal Roasters
Best river front coffee spot in New England
The Red Dory
5 stars! - 7 min away
Boat House Restaurant
5 stars - fun - 10 min away
Sakonnet Vineyards
a very beautiful winery
Fog Land Beach
beautiful, quiet beach 10 min away
Walker's Roadside Stand
best for fresh veggies and great sandwiches
Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge
A very beautiful place to walk along the ocean
Norman Bird Sanctuary
Flo's Clam Shack
Always Fun
Clarke Cooke House
always awesome
The Black Pearl
dancing , eating
Sweet Berry Farm
The White Horse Tavern
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant
The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar
Greenvale Vineyards
Bowens Wharf
Green Animals Topiary Garden
Salvation Cafe
Fort Adams State Park
A great place to visit
Bannister's Wharf
Great walking, shopping, eating, down by the boats, in the crowds
Newport Rhode Island
Got to go
The RISD Museum
a wonderful and very special museum
Gray's Ice Cream
local fav - open all year
Fluke Wine Bar & Kitchen
one of the best newport resturants
Scales & Shells
seafood - the best
Olga's Cup & Saucer
yummy always
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Green Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Little Bear
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Red Dory
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Fog Land beach
Car: necessary

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


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £37.68
Additional Guest Fee £26.38 per person per night
Pet Fee £18.84
Damage Insurance £44.47

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.