About The Property
Willtown Plantation, a 2,245-acre property only 40 minutes from Downtown Charleston, offers unparalleled beauty, recreational opportunities, and privacy in the heart of the globally celebrated ACE Basin wildlife refuge.
Willtown’s well-reputed, turn-key quail operation boasts consistently and intensively managed Bobwhite quail habitat meticulously maintained by the same dedicated, knowledgeable family for several generations. The current manager, who has worked at the property for 28 years, also maintains the 33± miles of dirt roads that enhance access for hunting and other activities. With predominantly sandy soils and 87% upland acreage, Willtown is uniquely suited for quail hunting.
This recreational paradise provides unlimited sporting opportunities well beyond quail including dove hunting on plant-ready fields and duck hunting in several green tree reservoirs ideal for wood ducks. Plans designed by Ducks Unlimited for a 20±-acre upland duck impoundment are in place. Mature pine and mixed hardwood stands support ample deer and turkey populations. And for the fish enthusiast, the property has a tiered 14.5-acre stocked pond system, broken up into five distinct fishing ponds.
The majority of Willtown is protected by a conservation easement with The Nature Conservancy that allows the property to be divided into four parcels (400-acre minimum) and allows for limited residential development and agricultural improvements. 144 acres of the property are not subject to a conservation easement. This non-eased area includes three rustic yet charming, clapboard-sided cottages – a one-bedroom, two-bedroom and a manager’s house – all which overlook the pond system. This non-eased area also has several equipment storage buildings and dog kennels for up to 15 dogs. In keeping with the long-standing conservation ethic of the region, all neighboring properties are also similarly protected.
Only three miles to the public boat landing on the Edisto River, twelve miles from a grocery store, and 32 miles to the peninsula of Charleston, this legacy property offers convenience to a lifetime of memories and adventures on a treasured Lowcountry landscape.
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