Tomotley Plantation: Historic ACE Basin Rice Plantation With World-Class Duck Hunting & Elegant Lowcountry Estate, South Carolina
Property Types: Farms, Ranches, Waterfront, Plantations, Home, Cabin, Recreational, Timber Land
Activities & Amenities
- Attached Garage
- Off Street
1010.7 +/- Acre Historic ACE Basin Rice Plantation in Yemassee, South Carolina. Legendary Oak Allée Planted In The 1820s, World-Class Wild Waterfowl Hunting and Quail Woods, Manicured Grounds, And Elegant Lowcountry Estate. Circa 1698.
Tomotley Plantation is among the finest Plantations in the ACE Basin for its wild ducks, historical, and ecological wealth. It is certainly one of the most prestigious, aesthetically pleasing, and iconic duck hunting Plantations in the entire region. This is the first time this property has been offered since 1990 and could likely be the last in our lifetime. Waterfowl hunting traditions date back to the early 1900s and remain strong today.
Tomotley consists of 1010.7 +/- acres. Dual half-mile canopied avenues of live oaks planted in 1820 create a beautiful moss-draped passageway into the heart of the Plantation. The entrance and grounds are one of the most coveted in the entire Southeast. Structures and grounds are meticulously manicured yet remain warm and inviting.
While all Plantations in this region are revered for their ecological significance, Tomotley ranks among the very best. The flora and fauna overwhelm the senses, and along with the abundance of wild ducks are a tremendous variety of coastal birds and wildlife. Nearly 250 acres of the plantation are controlled impoundments for waterfowl hunting. Approximately 125 acres are still in rice production. Hundreds of years of imprinting make this a hotbed for wild bird species of all kinds including teal, wood ducks, pintails, ringnecks, and many more. Other bird species that are commonly seen are large numbers of egrets, an annual flight of white pelicans, Canadian geese, herons, storks and many others
Approximately 240 +/- acres are old growth quail woods, which are managed by fire and are prime habitat for whitetails and turkey. The mature quail woods surround the Old Sheldon Church Ruins that were formerly owned by William Bull of Newberry Plantation and are not protected by a conservation easement. The remaining 770.7 +/- acres are protected by a conservation easement.
Broken rice fields on the southeastern end of the Plantation offer unique fishing opportunities for tailing redfish, and other brackish water species along Huspah Creek. This is a very unique feature and adds another great sporting element to an already action-packed property.
The original Plantation house was destroyed in the Civil War. The current Plantation house was built by Robert McCurdy in 1910. Mr. McCurdy was a member of the Okeetee Club and a wealthy businessman from New York. He and many others purchased lands in this region because of the high quality sporting pursuits, especially ducks and quail. In 1990 the current owners purchased Tomotley and restored and expanded the home. The main Plantation house is a grand one-story construction with large foyer, expansive rooms, 5 bedrooms and 5 and ½ baths, and gorgeous back porch views. Adjacent to the house is a 14+/- acre lake that provides a picturesque backdrop to this quintessential lowcountry estate. The house has been classically modernized, restored, and improved.