Annandale Plantation

Annandale Plantation

2685.5 (approximately)


One of the most pristine natural settings on the Eastern Seaboard, South Carolina's Santee River Delta is laced with meandering creeks, marshes, rivers, and picturesque islands renowned for their unspoiled beauty and bountiful wildlife.  Rich in history, the region is beautifully preserved with coastal plantation properties dating back to the 18th century, when the marshlands were enclosed with dikes and cultivated as the nation's principle rice-growing area.

Part of Annandale Plantation, this magnificent property embraces 2,685.5 acres surrounded by plantation neighbors including Rive Hope, Kinloch, Pine Grove, Rochelle, and Estherville.  A splendid bounty of pristine marshlands, rice fields, and uplands, the acreage spans more than two and a half miles of shoreline on the Intracoastal Waterway, with a deepwater dock provided.

Annandale is one of the most well-known duck hunting plantations in the country and also offers excellent fishing, crabbing, and shrimping.  Presently improved with a main lodge, a caretaker's house, and two guest residences, the magnificent property enjoys serene splendor in the South Carolina Low Country. Within close proximity of historic Georgetown and the Atlantic Ocean, this rare offering represents an exceptional investment opportunity.


Annadale Plantation is situated in the Santee River Delta, approximately 10 miles south of historic Georgetown, South Carolina, 47 miles north of Charleston, and 5 miles by water from the Atlantic Ocean.  Annandale is bounded to the east by the Intracoastal Waterway, across which lies the nature preserve of Cat Island.  To the south lie the Santee River Delta and the Santee Gun Club, now owned by the State of South Carolina.  The Georgetown County Airport, accommodating private aircraft, is within 15 minute drive.


A total of  2,685.5-acre includes 779.5+/- acres of marsh, 1,147+/- acres of impounded rice fields, 759+/- acres of uplands.  The marshland is located primarily on Minim Island, a locale offering excellent hunting, fishing, and crabbing and excavated periodically for Indian artifacts.  Annandale is one of the few plantations in the area that was able to reclaim a large portion of its original rice fields, prior to 1970s legislation that gave the state ownership of coastal navigable waters below the high water mark.  Since the early 1900s, the rice fields have been used primarily for duck shooting.  In recent years the duck fields have been leased to a hunting club for approximately $100,000 per year, with about 30 blinds scattered around the rice fields.  The plantation spans more than 2 1/2 miles of frontage on the Intracoastal Waterway, providing a deepwater Dock on Minum Creek offering safe harbor for large sailing vessels and motor yachts, with 12' draft at low tide.  The uplands comprise natural hardwood, ancient live oaks and pine forests, open fields and pasture, and a freshwater pond.  Game including deer, turkey, dove, and quail abounds.



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The dwellings are located approximately a mile from a paved county road that runs along the western edge of the plantation.  Capturing spectacular views overlooking the waterway and rice fields, the Main Lodge is set amidst a knoll on al point where hunting, fishing, shrimping, and crabbing are literally available from the front yard.  Built in 1982, the single story brick residence comprises 4,842 square feet including a large Living Room with cathedral ceiling, an enclosed heated Pool, Guest Quarters, a Cooking Porch, a Shop, and Kennels.  Additional improvements include a Caretaker's House and 2 Guest Houses overlooking the rice fields.  One charming guest house dates from the 18th century and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Tax Advantages: 

Presently without conservation easements, this exceptional property offers an outstanding investment opportunity.  The natural beauty and the proximity to Georgetown, the Intracoastal Waterway, and the Atlantic Ocean make the property attractive for carefully planned future development.  Substantial tax incentives exist for restricting future development of such a property.

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Plantation Services Inc. specializes in real estate sales and management of farms, timber tracts, rural land and hunting plantations.
These southern plantations comprise thousands of acres and are some of the most beautiful estates anywhere. Sportsmen from
around the world visit to hunt deer, doves, turkeys, ducks, and especially bob white quail.

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