The Sanctuary - A Private Equestrian Estate on 12.7 Acres | Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina | Horse Property | Equestrian Estate | Horse Farm For Sale

The Sanctuary - A Private Equestrian Estate on 12.7 Acres

Aiken , Aiken County , South Carolina

hay barn • fenced • pool • 1 barn with 4 stalls • 6 Run-in stalls

Property description

The Sanctuary offers a stunning home and spectacular setting in the midst of Aiken horse country. Privately situated on 12.7 acres, this French country inspired property offers a gorgeous home, handsome 4-stall stable, saltwater pool & spa and beautiful views across the 6 fenced paddocks. The enchanting setting is peaceful and serene with the feeling of living on a vast estate. Arriving at The Sanctuary, you will appreciate the graceful drive, the stacked-stone exterior and cupolas on the barn's roof line. From the driveway roundabout, take the walkway to the front door to step inside the light-filled entry hall and Great Room which features a soaring, vaulted ceiling with exposed rafters and limestone fireplace. The Great Room is open to the renovated kitchen and dining area - all with windows to your private oasis beyond. The kitchen boasts a central island, quartz countertops, Wolf range and 2 pantries. Beyond the Great Room, you will find a large den/library and a wall of built-in cabinetry, a perfect place for your books, trophies & treasured photographs. The floor plan design offers bedroom privacy with a main floor primary suite, a main floor guest suite beyond the den and a second level guest suite - 'The Roost' - with amazing views. The primary bedroom suite has lovely views, a stunning bath with soaking tub, newly tiled, walk-in shower and an expanded room-sized walk-in closet with quartz counter island. A covered breezeway keeps you protected coming to & from the heated/cooled garage which offers a workbench area, cabinetry and attic storage. A back hall leads to a powder room, laundry room and covered breezeway to the 4-stall stable with wash rack, wide aisle, fans, fly system and abundant storage above. For your horses, there are 6 paddocks, all with access to electric & water; 3 run-in sheds (12 ft x 24 ft); hay/equipment storage building and a level area for a grass arena. Haul-out to school in one of several nearby schooling/training facilities or to trail ride in Hitchcock Woods! After a morning out with the horses, enjoy lunch on the covered back porch or lounging by the saltwater pool with fountains. The pool surround expands your entertaining space with plenty of room for both outdoor living and dining. Recent improvements include New Roof (2021); New Road/Driveway (2021); 2 New Generac Generators (2023); New Tankless Water Heater (2023); new lighting and wiring in the barn + Many More - a full list of improvements is available. High speed Internet is now available through Breezline - no satellite needed! You will find The Sanctuary tucked down a private drive found in one of Aiken's established communities, Braeloch, off of beautiful Old Dibble Road, minutes to shopping, tack stores, equine vets, training/schooling facilities and just 15 minutes to Aiken's charming downtown. Beautifully landscaped with extensive tree work, the home, barn and property are supported by 2 wells. Truly singular in its beauty and exceptionally maintained inside & out, The Sanctuary is a treasure among Aiken's equestrian properties.


Home Features

  • - Beautifully designed and maintained, 3094 square foot French Country-inspired home
  • - 3 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half baths
  • - Gorgeous Great Room with soaring, vaulted ceilings, exposed whitewashed rafters, limestone fireplace & windows with views to both front and back
  • - Stunning kitchen with new lighting, hardware and backsplash. Current owner also has added a second pantry. Highlights include a Wolf range, drawer microwave & farmhouse sink in the central island.
  • - Gorgeous main level primary suite includes bedroom with views to pool and pasture; lovely bath with double vanity; soaking tub and newly tiled shower. Newly expanded, the primary walk-in closet is room-sized with built-in shelving and an expansive central island with quartz counters.
  • - Wonderful den/library with wall of custom painted, built-in cabinetry
  • - Main level guest suite, situated privately beyond the den, includes a walk-in cedar closet and gorgeous bath with custom tiled, walk-in shower.
  • - Second level guest suite has vaulted ceiling with exposed rafters and amazing views
  • - 2-bay heated/cooled garage with workbench; cabinetry and pull-down attic storage
  • - New roof 2022
  • - Breezeline cable/internet service has been run to home - no Satellite Service
  • - 2 New Generac generators 2023
  • - New tankless water heater 2023

Lot Features

  • - Saltwater pool and spa with fountains and generous pool deck for living / dining
  • - 4-stall stable with wide aisle, wash rack, fly system, fans and storage above
  • - 12.7 acres with newly re-graded, designed gravel driveway
  • - 2 wells service home, barn, pool, paddocks and irrigation
  • - Extensive tree work/maintenance and landscaping

Horse Facility Features

  • - 4-stall stable with wide aisle, wash rack, fly system, fans and end-to-end storage above
  • - New lighting and wiring in barn
  • - 6 paddocks in total. Each paddock has water and electric.
  • - 3 paddocks have 12 x 24 ft. run-in shelters, 2 of which can serve as 2-stall barns with feed room
  • - Level grassy paddock offers natural riding area
  • - Equipment / run-in shed in barnyard
  • - Separate equipment/storage building
  • - Short haul to the South Boundary entrance of Hitchcock Woods, with 60+ miles of riding trails, and to several of Aiken's top training/show facilities, including The Vista, the Aiken Horse Park at Bruce's Field, Highfields Show Grounds and Stableview.
  • - Short drive to several equine vets, tack and feed stores.


  • 5.9 miles to schools
  • 31 miles to airports
  • 11 miles to hospitals
  • 5 miles to shopping
  • 7.6 miles to trails

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185 Gadwall Ln, Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina


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