Yemassee SC plantation on the ACE Basin sells for $ 7.9 million
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.
“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.
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.
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”.
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: