SOUTH CAROLINA GENTLEMEN'S RETREAT Bishopville, SC | County: Lee | Acres: 937
One quarter of a mile down a virtually private road, this 5,300 square foot ultra-comfortable home, all on one level, appears and amazes. The home is surrounded by 937 acres of land (700 Acres in row crops and 220 acres of harvested timber) while the home itself is ringed by mature timber. Although none of the farm land is irrigated, it is currently planted in cotton and peanuts; with center-pivot irrigation (currently in place at many nearby properties) a realistic addition to the property if changes in crop selection were to make it desirable. Outbuildings located behind the home, include a 32X41 two-stall barn with tack room and storage areas, a 20X30 two-car garage and a 16X20 equipment storage shed, all with electricity available. In addition, a centrally located 980 square foot guest house and a 3,800 square foot operations building on Highway 34 are included. The house itself is framed to the East by a walled courtyard and to the West by an oval in-ground pool (surrounded by a fenced patio). The interior of the home reminds one of a gentlemens club of eras long gone by, richly appointed with wood paneling, hardwood flooring and top end fixtures and appliances. Entering through the front door, the formal living room with its striking fireplace, massive furniture and furnishings is on the left while a wood paneled office, also with fireplace, makes up the right side of the home. Progressing through to the hallway reveals a half bath and steam room to the left and an entry to the formal dining room to the right. Entering the spacious dining room reveals a galley kitchen to the left, followed in turn by an 18X25 billiards room flanked by ample storage areas and ending at sliding doors giving access to the deck and walled courtyard on the eastern side of the house; to the right of the dining room is the sitting room (overlooking the fenced patio and pool). Continuing deeper into the home reveals the master bedroom, a second sitting area with fireplace and thence to the master bath with its top end, and private, bathing, showering and other facilities. Beyond the master bedroom, and carrying through to the rear entrance and making up the eastern corner of the home, is a magnificent 25X31 ballroom with fireplace and appropriate furnishings; the western corner of the house is made up of a two room exercise facility flanked by another sauna. The furnishings are all included in the price of the home! Many possibilities exist for adding additional bedrooms and baths, such as by redeploying all or much of the ballroom area for this purpose. A 1,900 square foot owner's residence on five adjoining acres immediately west of the main house would be available to the purchaser of the main property. Although the setting is bucolic in the extreme, every-day shopping is available in Bishopville, about ten minutes away, and it is only about 15 minutes to I-20, providing easy access to Camden, Charleston or Columbia, South Carolina and to the Atlantic Ocean.