Tiverton Four Corners Schoolhouse No.1
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The Old Tiverton Four Corners Schoolhouse No. 1 is located within Historic Tiverton Four Corners. Let your imagination wander back to the mid 1800’s as you pass through the proper boys or girls door into this fully remodeled structure. Ring the working vintage twenty-four inch, cast-iron school bell to gather your friends and family for an old-fashioned meal prepared with local produce and cooked in our gourmet kitchen equipped with the latest fixtures for your convenience. Marvel at our collection of period décor and historic schoolhouse memorabilia as you relax in the spacious living room equipped with comfortable seating, a large LCD TV, a working wood-burning stone fireplace, and central air conditioning / heating. Wide-plank pine flooring finished with an old fashioned and environmentally friendly Tung oil with citrus helps maintain the historic charm.
Tiverton Four Corners Schoolhouse No.1 late 1880′s
Tiverton Four Corners Schoolhouse No. 1 was built in 1800 by the Manchester Family, one of the original founding families of Tiverton. The Town realized the need for public education in the mid 1800’s, which at that time was typically provided for in private homes. In 1854 the Manchesters sold the property to the town for one hundred dollars with the right to buy it back when and if the town disposed of it. The Town of Tiverton used the Schoolhouse until 1925, a period in time when the advent of motorized bus transportation afforded consolidations to regional schools. Schoolhouse No. 1 was closed in 1925 when Nonquit School was opened and subsequently sold at auction in 1928 for one-hundred eighty dollars to Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Rego. The Regos converted it into a single family home where their family lived up until the early 1970’s. Much to our surprise, the original bell is alive and well in Maine.
The Schoolhouse has two bedrooms and one bathroom equipped with a Whirlpool tub. The master bedroom has a king size bed fitted with a luxurious ten inch foam mattress covered with Egyptian linens. A wall-mounted 32″ LED TV complete with cable access will help insure a relaxing finish to your day. The second bedroom is outfitted twin bunk-beds and a 26″ LED TV to accommodate friends or family. WI-FI is provided free of charge for those of you who like to stay in touch while you are on vacation. A high-efficiency laundry system is available if you plan on an extended stay.
When you’re done exploring inside, take a walk around the five-acre grounds where you will find meandering streams, vegetable and herb gardens, plenty of chickens, a couple of goats, and a path through the woods. If your timing is right, you can help us gather a couple of eggs for breakfast, harvest some fresh herbs to complement your evening meal or perhaps pick some fresh vegetables for a garden salad. After you are done strolling the grounds, amble a short five minute walk north to visit the heart of Historic Tiverton Four Corners, a quaint three-hundred year old cross-roads village. There you will find unique shops, restaurants, Gray’s Ice Cream shop, an Arts Center, Art Galleries, and many other establishments. If you plan on cooking, be sure to visit one of the nearby roadside stands for some tender, sweet, fresh-picked corn.
Schoolhouse No.1 in the press:
What others are saying about visiting Tiverton Schoolhouse No. 1 :
“Should have written this long ago, but time got away on me! This place is absolutely gorgeous! It has everything you need and it is extremely clean and beautiful. We are a very picky family and this rated 10 stars!! Hope to visit again sometime.” -JPWB
“The Schoolhouse is sparkling, the location perfect for exploring the area, and the fresh eggs a real treat. The rooster next door is a friendly reminder to get going early to see all the glorious Rhode Island sights.” -Stuart
“I stayed in schoolhouse for 3 nights in June and thoroughly enjoyed using it as a base to explore the Farmcoast area. It could not be in a better location. The living space is huge and the bedrooms roomy with very comfortable beds. The kitchen, bathroom, and laundry area are all very contemporary and user-friendly. The comfort was enhanced by the attention paid to all the nostalgic touches; very charming while heightening the historical significance of the property. The farm fresh eggs were appreciated, as were the frozen meat and fish available in the freezer. I would definitely recommend staying at the Tiverton Four Corners Schoolhouse.” -Trixie
“My husband and I stayed in the Old Tiverton Four Corners Schoolhouse during the month of December. The accommodations were excellent as were the friendliness and and hospitality of the owners. The schoolhouse has two wonderful bedrooms with very comfortable mattresses and a gourmet kitchen that was a delight to cook in. The location is in a very historical area with the ocean less than a few miles away. Being able to feed the farm animals next door and get fresh eggs is a bonus. Would highly recommend this delightful schoolhouse for your next vacation or weekend away.” -Scott
“We used the schoolhouse as a starting point for our fall foliage,historical tour of the Northeastern US. We stayed 2 nights and used it as our base for visiting Cape Cod and Newport. The schoolhouse was comfortable and refreshing after a long touring day and its charm was unforgettable. The rehab on the schoolhouse was first rate and our chalkboard hello put a smile on our faces. The bed was very comfy and the bath and kitchen were well equipped. If you are looking for a wonderful option to a bed and breakfast or a hotel to highlight your trip we heartily recommend the Tiverton Four Corners Schoolhouse #1.” -Olive
“What a beautiful job the Silveiras have done with an old schoolhouse. The outside has the nostalgia from the past while the inside is very contemporary & comfortable with the old touches that make it absolutely charming. What a perfect place to stay and make all kinds of day trips. The Silveiras are wonderful owners with a busy life but an incredible sensitivity and warmth. A very special family! We cannot wait to try and get back there. It was more than we had hoped for.” -Gogo
Adam and Kristin have paid special attention to detail in this totally renovated Schoolhouse. From the comfort of the memory foam bed, to the luxurious bathroom, to the upscale living area and kitchen, you will feel right at home. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay which was made extra special with fresh eggs, milk, and flowers. Next time you’re in the Farmcoast area I would highly recommend staying at the Four Corners Schoolhouse, though I tend to think the availability will be limited in the very near future. Thank you for hosting me Adam and Kristin! I look forward to visiting again sometime.” – Sharon
“Spent a great weekend at the Schoolhouse! It’s very charming and has every modern convenience while still staying true to its schoolhouse roots. Loved walking around the farm! Tiverton is a lovely town with fun shops to visit! Excellent vineyard to visit nearby too!” -Jannelle
“My traveling companion handled most of the rental arrangements, but everything seemed to go very smoothly. The home was beautiful. It was a perfect home for a weekend away as the open format lent very well to entertaining. We loved cooking and drinking wine in the kitchen! Tiverton was a picturesque seaside New England town. We enjoyed walking to the farm and the little shops nearby. Even better was the nearby winery, providing a great afternoon of wine tasting. It was fun to be staying in a historic schoolhouse, and to know the family had a part in decorating the home. The ‘Welcome message’ they left on the blackboard was a lovely touch and all the antique schoolhouse decorations were perfect.” -Kgrims
“Comfortable and complete accommodations in a beautiful New England town. Within walking distance of the town center where you can find a few restaurants, antique stores, farmers markets, and boutique shops. We visited the winery 3 miles away and had a fabulous afternoon wine tasting. This is a perfect location for a relaxing girls weekend or romantic getaway!” – Katherine
“The school house combines historic charm with all of the modern amenities. The house has all new stainless steel appliances and washer and dryer. Located within walking distance to shops and restaurants. The beach is about a mile away and the town of Little Compton is just down the road. The owners are very accommodating and have really thought of everything to make your stay very comfortable including farm fresh eggs from their working farm next door. I was here for three weeks and hope to return in the future.” -Alice
“My family and I stayed at Schoolhouse No. 1 over Labor Day weekend and could not have been more pleased with the accomodations. The Schoolhouse was charming, so very tastefully decorated with school memorabilia. We had to dress for an event and the spacious quarters were a plus. We enjoyed many amenities which included a coffee maker, washer and dryer, flat screen televisions, up-to-date kitchen and bathroom, and farm fresh eggs. Kristin and Adam were wonderful to work with, and we are hoping to return again for another visit to Schoolhouse No. 1 in the near future.” -Cynthia
“We spent Memorial Day 2011 at the schoolhouse and look forward to visiting again. The schoolhouse is beautiful. It’s newly renovated and is very comfortable with every amenity we could possibly need. The main room has an eat-in kitchen, plenty of chairs, and windows overlooking a scenic country field. The master bedroom has a king size bed and a big closet. The second bedroom is smaller, with bunk beds and a closet. Every room has a TV and the mudroom has a washer and dryer. It’s decorated with lots of interesting historic items related to the region or schoolhouses, including maps and pictures. It’s obvious that Kristin went to a lot of trouble to make this a very comfortable and interesting place to stay. In the immediate area, Tiverton Four Corners is a short walk up the road. It has a couple of restaurants, an antique store, some art galleries, and Gray’s ice cream, which is really terrific. The beaches are about 20 minutes away by car. In short, it was a beautiful house in a terrific location! ” -Brendan
Potters Corner by Sakonnet Farm
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We are pleased to offer Potters Corner for guests visiting the Tiverton and Little Compton area. We feel Potters Corner nicely compliments our other VRBO property, The Old Tiverton Four Corners Schoolhouse No.1. in neighboring Tiverton. We are excited to have connected with the South Coast Artist community and other local artists to showcase their Artwork in Potters Corner. Enjoy meandering through Potter’s Corner enjoying the various and unique Artwork that is so prevalent in Little Compton and the surrounding area.
Potter’s Corner is located at the bottom of Potterville Rd where in the 1800’s an old mill could be found at the base of Cold Brook; the outflow from Simmons Pond out to Quicksand Pond. Enjoy an evening sitting on the deck listening to the waves crashing at the beaches.
Enjoy our brand new 3000sf Colonial with luxurious appointments including; a gourmet eat-in kitchen, three bathrooms all with Granite tops and whirlpool tubs, Two full size living rooms down stairs, one with a 46” LCD, another (The Red Room) with a 39” LCD and gas fireplace, A very large master suite with 15’ high Cathedral ceilings, Private Sauna, Two person Whirlpool tub, pebbled floor steam shower with two shower heads, wet bar/coffee station with microwave and beverage cooler, deck overlooking the backyard, stately Millennium king size bedroom set , Corner Gas Fireplace, and even a ladies changing room with a sink and vanity; One guest room with two full size beds and LCD TV, another guest bedroom with LCD TV and King Size Bassett Bedroom set; Office on first; large deck off the living room and kitchen; Central AC/Heat, WIFI and Cable TV throughout.
Little Compton is perfectly situated for short day trips to the Newport attractions, Middletown Beaches, Martha’s Vineyard, Boston, Cape Cod, Horseneck Beach, Providence, etc…
About the surrounding area;
Sakonnet Farm’s newest addition is ideally situated at the base of Quicksand Pond between South Shore Beach in Little Compton and the Acoaxet Club in Westport. South Shore Beach and Goosewing Beach are located just three miles from Potters Corner. CNN travel rated Goosewing Beach one of the world’s best eco-friendly beaches due to the effort by the Nature Conservancy to protect the endangered piping plovers. During the summer you can often see areas of the beach roped off because the piping plovers have made their nests. The Benjamin Family Environmental Center is located at Goosewing Beach and is ideally situated to offer visitors a stunning view of the barrier beach and dune, coastal salt pond and historic meadowland. Through expanded programs, walks and rotating educational exhibits, visitors will learn about important natural features and local flora and fauna (nature.org).
Little Compton is a very small, rural and bucolic town with approximately 3500 full time residents. Situated on the southeast of the Sakonnet River; the area is abundant with farmlands, stone walls, and remains untouched by urban sprawl; it’s as if time stayed still in many ways. The Town Commons is located within two miles of Potters Corner and enjoy the local watering hole, Crowther’s, which is within walking distance. For a beautiful collection of photos of Little Compton, please visit our friend Sharon’s blog- A New England Life at http://www.anewenglandlife.com/2012/04/little-compton-ri.html. The area is also very popular for bike riding; the roads are less traveled and very scenic and there are also many choices for hikers.
The Dundery Brook trail runs through a forested wetland and then into an open meadow and pond habitat. Seasonal changes in flora and fauna can be observed all year long. Highlights include the spring return of migratory birds and emergence of amphibians of all kinds. Flowering wetland plants that include jack-in-the-pulpit and some very rare plants can be observed along the trail. Particularly suitable for younger children and those for whom getting around can be a challenge, this trail provides visitors with an opportunity to explore a myriad of wetland habitats which support a changing variety of creatures throughout the year.
In neighboring Tiverton, RI there are two miles of trails in Emily Ruecker Wildlife Refuge; a 50-acre parcel of woods and salt marsh with trails and fine views of the Sakonnet River. The refuge has blinds for observing and photographing nature. Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, and Glossy Ibis are among the birds that frequent the marsh. Jack’s Island, a peninsula that extends into the Sakonnet River, is home to breeding Ospreys.
Very close to the Refuge are three interconnected trails at the 230 acre Pardon Gray Preserve. All are marked with white blazes. The Cemetery Trail passes an active vernal pool near the start. It connects with the Ridge Trial at a point close to the Yellow Trail in Weetamoo Woods. The Ridge Trail ends at a small parking area on Lafayette Road. From the parking lot go about 200 yards west on Lafayette Road to get to the start of the Lafayette Connector trail, which leads back to the parking area along Main Road. Access to the lightly used South Trail is from the Town Farm Recreation Area parking lot at the south end of Pardon Gray Preserve. The cemetery in the center of the 67 acre farmland is that of the family of Pardon Gray. Pardon Gray provided bread and other staples to the soldiers stationed at Fort Barton during the Revolutionary War (all trail info was obtained from exploreri.org).
Westport Massachusetts is located in the next town over where you can find a quaint shopping area and Horseneck Beach, a large, public state beach reservation where the Westport River joins Buzzards Bay. Also in neighboring Westport is Osprey Kayak where you can take lessons for kayaking or stand up paddling. They also have a huge variety of tours. Their River Tour series offers time in the river or the sea. Their Eco Tour series focuses on exploration of the area at www.ospreyseakayak.com.
What others are saying about Potters Corner:
“We were there for our daughter’s wedding at Sakonnet Vineyards in Little Compton for the weekend… What a terrific place this was.. the home was beautifully decorated, updated, comfortable and well laid out. The area is so lovely and peaceful.. I Highly recommend this beautiful home!” -Vannie
“We had an amazing honeymoon at POTTERS CORNER! !!! The property is absolutely beautiful and the owners have gone above and beyond to provide a luxurious vacation home. We can not wait to go back!!!!” -T&T
“I rented this home for a girl’s getaway reunion over Memorial Day weekend and could not have been more pleased. From the moment I contacted Adam and Kristen, they were responsive, trustworthy and helpful. They answered all of my questions and even offered recommendations for nearby restaurants and local wines. 7 of us slept comfortably here and both the design and décor had us feeling right at home in minutes! The attention to detail was such that I can’t imagine ever renting from anyone else in RI. You will not be disappointed! -Heather
“This house is simply fantastic! We had the pleasure of spending the Christmas holiday at this home. My husband and I traveled with two teens and my Sister her husband and young daughter joined us later in the week. There was plenty of room and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the house! There is a living room with TV and fireplace and also a large family room with a smart TV. Plus every bedroom had a TV as well. This allowed our teens to be able to play on their game systems, while the little one watched a kids movie and we adults cooked dinner together one night while listening to music on the surround sound system. This home far exceeded our expectations!! The attention to detail in the amenities and all the little extra touches ranks this house a five star from my family of very discerning travelers! Everything was fantastic! From the fully stocked gourmet kitchen to the incredible master with the sauna, fireplace and steam shower you will not be disappointed! Although we found it hard to leave the house we were there to see RI and MA. You will need to drive to visit the sites however it is a short day trip to Newport and Boston! Easy 40-45 minutes into Newport or Providence and an hour or so into Boston. The owners are great folks who have not left anything to chance by providing extra pillows, batteries for remotes should you need them, towels, blankets and they even had a beautiful Christmas tree waiting for our arrival! Simply one of our best vacation yet. We have already contacted them to request a few weeks in 2014. Conclusion of a rather long review, we highly recommend Potters Corner!” -SH