Price Reduced...this property is an absolute must see!!
Two homes on a beautiful 1.5-acre pond set amid a stunning 100-acre tract of land. This property is just 20 miles south of Columbia and 6 miles east of Swansea in the horses neck of Lexington County. It is an absolute must-see for anyone looking to retire or escape the big city after work and live in a quiet, serene country setting!
The current owners have meticulously cared for this incredible property for over 40 years. They are getting up in age now and have made the difficult decision to sell so that younger folks can enjoy this amazing place. The property entrance is off a paved county road, approximately one-half mile off SC Highway 6. Coming onto the property on a smooth gravel road, you pass through the middle of a 15-acre field lush with Bahia grass and dotted with mature live oak trees. There are multiple home sites that could be chosen around the perimeter of the field, should the buyer wish to build a new home with an expansive, open view. The field could also be easily fenced should the buyer wish to raise cattle or graze horses.
Leaving the field, the gravel road changes to asphalt as you pass through an old homesite with several 100-year-old red oaks and massive pines. Theres also a large garden area here with its own water well and electricity. This is one of the owners' favorite spots to sit in the evenings and look out over the field!
Next, you enter a mature, managed pine plantation which the owner has maintained like a park with open understory and pine needles carpeting the ground. This is a wildlife sanctuary with plentiful white-tailed deer, wild turkey, fox squirrels and many other species. There are trails cut throughout the wooded property, for nature walks, horseback or ATV rides. With the exception of the field and the approximate 5-acre homes/pond site, the remainder of the property is heavily wooded with both mature pine and hardwood timber. With the exception of some selective thinning, the owners have not harvested the timber on this property. Therefore, the buyer could quickly recover some of his/her initial investment after purchase by harvesting the timber as desired.
After a scenic, quarter-mile drive through the open pine plantation, you come to a fork in the road. The left fork takes you by a 60 x 40-ft, 5-bay pole building with storeroom and electricity. The owners stored tractors, implements and lawn equipment here. This is a very spacious, lighted building. Continuing the drive, you loop around, down and enter behind the two homes, first passing a large, covered firewood storage building and a 2-bay storage building with large shop/storeroom. You then enter the driveway and parking area for the two homes, all of which is paved with sealed and well-maintained asphalt. If you take the right fork before reaching the pole-building area, you loop around and enter on a hill overlooking the pond. This is a beautiful approach to the pond, expansive yard and two homes. The drive connects with the left fork behind the homes, completing a large, circular loop! There is also another large, irrigated garden area just uphill from the two homes, equipped with fencing and raised vegetable beds.
The main home is approximately 1,400 square feet, all on one level with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, den or study, kitchen, dinette area, and large living room with cathedral ceiling. But perhaps the feature of the main home the owners have enjoyed most over the years is the incredible, spacious 32 x 11-ft screened porch that spans the entire width of the home and looks out over an outside deck and the beautiful pond. The owners have several rocking chairs and a large, farm-sized dinner table on the porch and spend much time out here reading, sharing meals with family and friends, and just relaxing looking out at the natural scenery! The home has central heat and air, and the living room has a large brick fireplace with wood-stove insert for supplemental heat and coziness in winter. In fact, the best description of the owners main house is comfort, warmth and the welcoming feeling of home!
As if the main home wasnt enough, the property has a second, guest home approximately 100 feet from the main home. The two homes are connected by a beautiful, in-laid brick walkway, and there is a peaceful patio with comfortable seating between the two homes. The guest home is approximately 1,000 square feet on two levels. The ground level includes a 2-bay carport with large storage room. Inside the house is a large, combination bathroom/laundry, kitchenette and open living area with free-standing wood stove. Two bedrooms are upstairs along with a very large, walk-in attic space for storage. This home is perfect as a guest home, mother-in-law suite, caretaker cottage, recreation facility, or could be used to generate significant rental income to help offset the buyers investment cost.
Both homes are perfectly landscaped with shrubs, flowers and mature trees including dogwoods, crepe myrtles and even a large palmetto tree. The spacious lawn is lush with Charleston grass, and there is even mature, producing plum and fig trees and a grape trellis.
A word about the pond. The pond is fed by Beaver Creek which runs year-round. Its a clear, cold water creek with a white, sandy bottom. This gives the pond that classic South Carolina black water look which is extremely beautiful and acts similarly to a mirror, reflecting the trees and sky above. The pond is fully stocked with large bream and bass, so the fishing is excellent! There is also a floating dock which is great for fishing or sunning after a refreshing swim! Below the pond dam is a magical area of stunning, immense hardwoods that Beaver Creek meanders through. This part of the property can also be accessed by vehicle over a sturdy wooden bridge built over Beaver Creek behind the main home. Even in hot summer, the creek-bottom area is cool and refreshing and is just one more feature that makes this incredible property so special and a must-see!
Additional location facts: 22 miles to Orangeburg, 25 miles to Columbia Metropolitan Airport, 27 miles to Lexington, 30 miles to Lake Marion (Santee-Cooper), 35 miles to Congaree National Park, 40 miles to Lake Murray, 70 miles to Augusta, 75 miles to historic Charleston, 130 miles to Savannah, 155 miles to Myrtle Beach and 215 miles to Atlanta.
We look forward to personally showing you our wonderful property and home place. This has been our labor of love, but we are now ready to entrust it to new owners who will love and care for it as much as we have for so long!
Reduced sale price: $779,000. Includes any furnishings the buyer may wish to keep.
Owners: Jim and Sylvia Ellisor. For showing and inquiries, contact Jim at 803-413-4574 or 803-413-0327.
Note about pictures: The exterior of both homes was very recently professionally re-stained including the decks, wood siding, trim and shutters. The main home screen porch was also freshly painted. Many of the pictures were taken before these recent improvements and may not perfectly reflect the current, fresh look of both homes. Plus, pictures cant fully express the beauty, value and possibility of this property. You must come see it in person to fully appreciate it, so give us a call!!