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Location: St. Helena Island, South Carolina
Price: $2.95 million
Embodying Lowcountry life, Camelot Farms is a 63.5-acre equestrian estate with every conceivable horse-related amenity, plus the rare luxury of a private trail from the waterfront property. According to listing agent Lori Bembry Weldon, the estate – which includes a three-bedroom guesthouse in addition to its extensive equestrian facilities – “could be enjoyed as a private equestrian estate, or could continue to be operated as a business, or both.”
The main residence, built in 2001, is Mediterranean in style with custom Venetian finishes throughout its interiors. It has a beautiful courtyard, as well as lush landscaped gardens with mature oak trees, which can be enjoyed from the house’s spacious verandas.
However a buyer chooses to use the unique property, it presents a rare opportunity to acquire a quality estate with expansive acreage and direct beach access, according to Ms. Bembry Weldon.
The 2,800 square foot main residence has three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, while a guest house called “Selle Pad” has three additional bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The 63+ acre estate is fully equipped with an impressive range of luxury equestrian features, including a state of the art horse barn with 14 stalls, a 2,600 square foot barn office with sitting area, tack storage , a kitchen and toilets. There is a fully covered and lighted riding arena with a ventilated viewing pergola, $165,000 sprinkler system, full-size dressage arena, jumping arena with practice obstacles, 28 pastures one-acre fenced grounds for horses to roam freely, and riding trails through the expansive property.
In addition to its equestrian facilities, the estate benefits from private access by a path leading directly to the beach. “It’s one of the only places in America where you can be horseback riding on the beach in minutes,” Ms. Bembry Weldon said.
Wildlife is plentiful for the hunter on Camelot Farms, wild turkey and deer are abundant and can be harvested or simply observed sitting on the back porch overlooking a large pasture leading to the marshes of The Saint Helena Sound.
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A potential source of income, the property includes a three-bedroom guest house called “Selle Pad”, which brought in $55,000 in 2021 in rental income. The saddle pad proved particularly attractive for equestrian guests, with paddocks next to the house for guest horses and plenty of space for parking horse trailers.
The property as a whole has operated as a very successful business for several years, generating a revenue stream of $452,000 in 2021, between the rental property with its six-slot RV campground and its equestrian offerings, including including beach rides, boarding and lessons, according to the agent.
Nestled down a scenic palm-lined lane, Camelot Farms is a rural estate located on St. Helena Island in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. It’s 20 minutes from Beaufort, “a quaint town that feels like a little Charleston, dripping with southern hospitality,” Ms Bembry Weldon said, adding that it had been named America’s Best Small Town. by Southern Living Magazine.
The historic town is packed with surprisingly eclectic waterfront homes, artwork, live music and southern cuisine, all of which are influenced by the heritage and flair of the Gullah culture in the region – that of the African-American people who historically settled in the Lowcountry of the United States, according to Ms. Bembry Weldon.
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The house is one hour from Savannah, Georgia, and one hour and forty minutes from Charleston. The property is also conveniently located about a third of a mile from the Atlantic coast, as well as many local fishing spots along the creeks and rivers. Hunting Island State Park is less than 10 minutes from the house, a popular tourist spot with miles of Atlantic coastline and home to the oldest known portico in the world, according to Ms. Bembry Weldon.
Agent: Lori Bembry Weldon
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