Grace Restored ~ Chicora Wood is a 1,000+/- acre historic rice plantation on the Pee Dee River in Georgetown, South Carolinas Lowcountry. The restored house and surrounding buildings are some of the finest preserved examples of historic rice plantation architecture and grounds in the state. The 10,000+/- square foot, fully restored plantation house dates to the 1700s, was remodeled and enlarged by the Allston family in 1838 and features ten bedrooms and eight-and-a-half baths and is situated overlooking the river, gardens, and is surrounded by majestic live oaks. The plantation has tremendous and untapped recreational opportunities. Water resources include nearly one mile of both sides of the Pee Dee, over two miles of Chapel Creek, and a two acre lake. Of his seven plantations amounting to 13,500+/- acres, Chicora Wood was the chosen home place of Governor Allston in the 1800s. Chicora Wood has an exclusive Plantersville Road address, shared with about a dozen other notable plantations such as Exchange, Rosebank, Arundel, Hasty Point, and Weymouth. Like Chicora Wood, many of the nearby plantations have also placed conservation easements on their land, ensuring the integrity, grace, and charm of the neighborhood is preserved for generations to come.
The Facts: ~ 1000+/- acre idyllic riverfront plantation located near Georgetown, South Carolina ~ Nearly a mile of frontage on both sides of the Pee Dee River ~ Located on Plantersville Road, one of the premier plantation neighborhoods in the south, nearby to Rosebank, Exchange, Hasty Point, Weymouth and others ~ Meticulously restored 10,000+/- square foot 1838 plantation house featuring 10 bedrooms and 8.5 baths overlooking the river and surrounded by ancient live oaks ~ Some of the best preserved plantation grounds and historic dependencies in the Lowcountry: Rice mill and chimney, rice shipping barn, summer kitchen, brick smokehouse, schoolhouse, carriage house/barn, drivers house, and gatekeepers lodge ~ Formal gardens designed in the 1930s by Loutrel Briggs, landscape architect responsible for developing Charlestons distinctive garden style ~ Other improvements include a carpentry shop, barn/boat shed, dock and boat ramp, tennis court, great road system, private bridge over Chapel Creek, plantation office, and additional equipment barns ~ Apx 80 acres of old rice impoundments with well-maintained levees ~ Over two miles of frontage on both sides of Chapel Creek ~ Two-acre lake ~ Private and serene with house set mile off Plantersville Road ~ Just a 20+/- minute boat ride to the historic seaport of Georgetown ~ The river provides access to great fishing and recreational opportunities ~ Very interesting template for developing duck, dove, and quail hunting opportunities ~ Incredible turkey populations and lots of deer ~ One of seven plantations in a row protected by a conservation easement ~ Well-documented provenance commencing with King George IIs land grant in 1730s ~ One of the most successful rice plantations of its time ~ Chicora Wood served as the family seat for generations of the prominent Allston family ~ Of his seven plantations and 13,500 acres, Chicora was the most favored property of South Carolina Governor Robert F. W. Allston ~ The property has only been sold (outside of family) three times since the Kings Grant of the 1730s