ACE Basin - Yemassee, South Carolina
Price per Acre: $7,778
Over 150 Acres Of Controlled Waterfowl Impoundments, Manicured Quail Woods, Excellent Dove Field, Two Restored Guest Houses, Horse Stables, ALL FARM EQUIPMENT, Manager's House, And Restored Federal Style Manor! Circa 1733. No Conservation Easements.
Twickenham Plantation Campus is located in the ACE Basin of South Carolina in Beaufort County and features over 1285 +/- manicured acres. There is an abundance of upland quail woods and controlled interior duck impoundments for waterfowl hunting.
Twickenham was originally founded in 1732 under a Grant from England’s King George II and was assembled by Walter Izzard in 1733. The main Plantation house was built in 1878 by Major John Screven and is a two-story home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. It was extensively remodeled over a 3-year period, and completed in 2018. While keeping the elegance of the 18th century, the house now boasts a myriad of modern features and improvements including a chef’s kitchen with high-end appliances, expansive living rooms, plush bedrooms and renovated bathrooms. A formal dining room overlooks gardens designed by Robert Marvin and Douglas Duany, landscape architects who are credited with other works like the Augusta National Golf Club, Sea Pines Resort, and the Governors Mansion grounds.
In addition to the main house and gardens are two historic guesthouses that have also been completely restored and modernized, a manager’s house, horse barn, stables, and several additional storage barns. Away from the campus is a large pole barn, tractor shed, and grain bins.
Migrating species of all kinds call Twickenham home including teal, wood ducks, pintails, ringnecks, and many others. The current owner has re-engineered life back into the rice impoundments with major capital improvements in the functional hydraulics, reclaiming rice field ditches, widened and improved the dike system, and new trunks and risers placed with care to control water flow; all allowing the new owners to cultivate previously abandoned rice fields and expanding the footprint of hunting opportunities.
Much of the property is in old growth upland quail woods, and is a stunning example of decades of stewardship. Whitetails and turkeys have responded to proper quail management practices and are abundant on the property. Whitetails and turkeys remain largely an untapped hunting resource here. Trophy bucks and flocks of wild turkeys are regularly seen on evening outings.
Plantations across the river from Twickenham include Cherokee, Bluff, Plum Hill, Combahee, Myrtle Grove and others. On the Twickenham side of the river are Auldbrass, Old Combahee, Hobonny, Bonny Hall, Parkers Ferry, and others. To the south and east of Twickenham are Castle Hill, Cotton Hall, Tomotley, Bindon and more.
There are no conservation easements on Twickenham.
Aside from Twickenham's incredible hunting and rich history, it is one of the top investment properties in the entire Southeast. The location and neighborhood is outstanding!
- Historic ACE Basin Rice Plantation
- A++ location
- Founded in 1732 under a Grant from King George, II of England and assembled in 1733 by Walter Izzard
- 20 Minutes to Historic Beaufort, and less than 45 minutes from Hilton Head Island and Bluffton
- 1 hour to Charleston & Savannah
- Over 150 acres of interior controlled rice fields with excellent wild bird populations of teal, ringnecks, wood ducks, pintails, and other species
- Major capital improvements in the functional hydraulics, reclaiming rice field ditches, widened and improved system of dikes, and new trunks and risers
- Old growth quail woods with established courses
- Excellent wildlife with high turkey and trophy whitetail populations
- Masterfully restored 4000 + square foot Federal style historic Plantation house with 4 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths
- Restored guest cottage, lodge, stables, storage buildings, tractor shed, grain bins, and manager’s house
- 18 miles to the Walterboro Airport
- No conservation easement
Maps & Location
- 20 minutes to historic Beaufort
- Less than 45 minutes from Hilton Head Island and Bluffton
- 1 hour to Charleston and Savannah