Yemassee SC plantation on the ACE Basin sells for $ 7.9 million

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A century-old private rice plantation in Yemassee has just been sold for $ 7.9 million.

The 1,010 acre land, known as Tomotley Plantation, is found along the ACE Basin in Beaufort County. It was founded in 1698 and has a passage draped in moss bordered by holm oaks planted in 1820.

The plantation was previously listed on Zillow for $ 10 million in October 2018, according to a previous report.

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The main house on Tomotley Plantation. CJ Brown Submitted

“The entrance and the grounds are one of the most coveted in all of the South East,” said a press release from Sublime Public Relations.

The land is also steeped in history.

During the Civil War, the plantation was burned down by the troops of General William Sherman, as were others in the Lowcountry, according to the South Carolina Plantations website. The website also says the plantation enslaved 138 people in 1860, working on land that mainly produced rice and corn.

The land also included a 14-acre lake, which “provides a scenic backdrop to this quintessential Lowcountry estate,” nearly 250 acres of controlled waterfowl dams, 240 acres of old quail antlers, and 770 acres. acres protected by conservation easement.

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The main house on Tomotley Plantation. CJ Brown Submitted

About 125 acres are still in rice production.

The former owners, Billy and Barbara Mixon, bought Tomotely in 1990 and restored and enlarged the house.

The one-story main house measures 5,586 square feet with a “large fireplace, large rooms”, five bedrooms, five and a half baths and “magnificent views of the back porch”.

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A room inside the main house at Tomotley Plantation. CJ Brown Submitted

The other buildings include a five-bedroom, three-bathroom hunting lodge, a shed, a manager’s house, barns and stables.

The plantation was sold on April 30. The buyer’s name was not disclosed by the broker, who raised privacy concerns.

More photos of the interior of the main house:

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A dining room inside the main house on the Tomotley plantation. CJ Brown Submitted

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A room inside the main house at Tomotley Plantation. CJ Brown Submitted

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A room inside the main house at Tomotley Plantation. CJ Brown Submitted

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The kitchen inside the main house at Tomotley Plantation. CJ Brown Submitted

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A bathroom inside the main house at Tomotley Plantation. CJ Brown Submitted

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A bedroom inside the main house at Tomotley Plantation. CJ Brown Submitted

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A bathroom inside the main house at Tomotley Plantation. CJ Brown Submitted

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A bedroom inside the main house at Tomotley Plantation. CJ Brown Submitted

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A bedroom inside the main house at Tomotley Plantation. CJ Brown Submitted

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Lana Ferguson typically covers stories in northern Beaufort County, Jasper County, and Hampton County. She joined The Island Packet & Beaufort Gazette in 2018 as a criminal affairs and breaking news reporter. Before coming to the Lowcountry, she worked for publications in her home state of Virginia and graduated from the University of Mississippi, where she was editor of the student daily. Lana was also a member of the University of South Carolina Media Law School in 2019.
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