Butterfield Plantation - Outdoorsmans Paradise on 1680 acres
Allendale, Allendale County, South Carolina
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Butterfield Plantation – a Blend of preserved history and quality hunting and recreational amenities at its best, with good ol’ Southern Hospitality and Old World Charm. The Plantation has many features to make it the perfect fit for the Sporting Enthusiast or Conservationist looking to purchase their legacy property.
Boasting 1,680+/- acres, the Plantation combines nature with its mature hardwood bottoms and upland pine timber that provides excellent areas for Quail Hunting, Wild Turkey and Deer. The property also has superb duck hunting in the upper ponds and osprey ponds on the Savannah River, which the Plantation has over a mile of frontage with areas of High Bluffs and unsurpassed views.
The 5,200 sq ft Plantation home built in 1929 by The Campbell’s (he was a stock Broker), was masterfully built and the architecture is to be appreciated. The name Butterfield comes from the maiden name of Mrs. Campbell, whose family owned the famed Butterfield Overland Stage Company (service St Louis – San Francisco). The front lights on the porch are from one of the stagecoaches. The general floor plan of the house closely follows the layout of the “Roselawn, “ one of only three large plantation homes not destroyed by General Sherman in his “March to the Sea”. Many of the sills and joists in the house were hand hewn from trees on this tract, with much of the work accomplished on this site. Some of the present area residents are direct descendants of the original landowners and slaves in the county. Eli Whitney was said to have placed the first cotton gin constructed in SC on this tract. Numerous Indian tribes inhabited the general area for thousands of years, and artifacts can still be found on the property today.
The Plantation is located in Allendale, SC, on the northwest bank of the Savannah River, on us HWY 301. It is next to the 13,000-acre Millberry Plantation, Willingham Plantation as well as 17,000-acre Wade Plantation across the river, and in proximity to Groton, Erwington Creek and Milhaven Plantation. Butterfields location, within the center of this unique ecosystem, enhances the overall value of the property. There is no conservation easement on the Plantation, creating the potential for substantial tax credits for the future investor.
The Plantation House:
Old World Charm, approximately 5,200 of heated square feet, consisting of 3 levels, 6 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, sleeping accommodations for 20+. Features – formal dining room, 8 fireplaces, beamed Hitchcock ceiling, wrap-around porch, chef’s kitchen. Bedrooms names: The Executive, The Governor, The General, The Campbell, The President.
Front and rear entry, maids room with bathroom, game room with bathroom, fireplace and built-in gun cabinet, meat processing room with a 16 cu ft, storage room & furnace room which supplied steam heat in the winter – now converted to heat pump/forced air heat.
Two entrances onto the 700 square foot “rocking chair” front porch. Chefs kitchen, pantry, breakfast room, formal dining room with fireplace, living room with fireplace and built-in bookcases. 2 bedrooms with fireplaces and 1.5 bathrooms.
3 bedrooms with fireplaces, 2 bathrooms
a..k.a “Huntmaster’s Cottage” – constructed and painted to blend with the main house & outbuildings. Offering 1,800s.f., 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, dining room, office & kitchen.
Open concept bunkhouse w/ bathroom and screened porch
Over 1+miles of Savannah River Frontage, cabin/bunk house w/ wrap around porch views of the river, picnic area, outdoor shower
6 stalls, tack room, feed room, pastures
6 bay equipment shed/pole barn with 3 offices and bathroom, 4 additional outbuildings for storage/equipment
Access to all portions of the tract is excellent with 15 mile network of roads designed to facilitate ease of hunting and riding the trails
Bird Dogs, 6 dog run kennels, and storage
A beautiful 6-acre spring fed pond is located just below the skeet range. This pond was drained and restocked years ago with bass, brim and “Georgia Giants”, a hybrid brim famous for its size and fighting ability. Additional 12-acre duck pond that attracts Wood Ducks and Mallards, plus other wildlife. There are also several Cyprus and wet weather ponds on the property near the Savannah River that also provide excellent duck hunting.
Located in the heart of some of the best hunting territory in the entire south, Butterfield exemplifies the type and quality hunting, while the plantation abounds in game species common to the area. Wild turkeys range from the river swamp up through the cultivated area, and the deer hunting has been said to be fantastic, as well as great quail and duck hunting. The hunting season for deer in South Carolina is one of the longest in the United States, running from August 15 – January 1, with liberal bag limit. Butterfield is located on the Savannah River flyway, making for an excellent location for jump shooting ducks in the beaver ponds and river swamp, as well as a 12-acre duck pond is available for the less active hunter.
Regulation Skeet Course:
Located 200 yards from the Plantation House – a regulation skeet range with concrete walkways, high and low towers, and self-loading, electrically operated throwers.
Longleaf & Loblolly Pines, mixed hardwood / pine and Bottom Land Hardwoods. Substantial timber value with several hundred acres of over stocked pine that can be thinned to create additional quail habitat, and will also provide income to the purchaser. Estimated timber value over $1.5m. Other trees on property: Palmetto Palm, Sweetgum, Magnolia, Dogwood, Redbud, Pear & Holly.
Flowering Shrubs are scattered in abundance around the house and grounds including: Wild Azalea, Camellia, Gardenia, Wisteria, Holly Hedge & Redtip Hedge.
Distance from Augusta GA. – 1 hr (home of the Masters, Augusta National)
Savannah & Hilton Head – 1.5 hr
Columbia SC – 1.5 hr
Airports servicing Plantation:
Allendale – 10 miles from Butterfield – twin prop planes, small jets
Barnwell – 20 miles from Butterfield – twin prop planes, small jets
Augusta – 45 miles from Butterfield – large aircraft, jets.
Sharer Dale, RE/MAX Tattersall Group