Although it’s 1,000 acres, comparatively small for a plantation, it has “all the features and amenities” of a larger tract in regards to quail, deer, duck, dove and fishing, McCollum said. “And Conifer is surrounded by approximately 300,000 acres of larger hunting plantations…If you have neighbors managing intentionally for wildlife you will all benefit accordingly,” McCollum said.
The Wright Group is pleased to announce the sealed bid sale of Conifer, one the region’s most unique and coveted plantation properties. This rare offering is a classic embodiment of the rolling landscape that has come to define the Red Hills region. Conifer represents a true once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of the area’s most desirable legacy properties – the exclusive sealed bid sale is due May 10, 2019.
Conifer is one the most well positioned and smaller acreage tracts to hit the market in years. It beautifully exemplifies the Red Hill’s renowned southern landscape, with towering longleaf pines, majestic oaks and native grasses. The location of Conifer is second to none as it is 10 minutes from historic Thomasville, Georgia and charming Boston, Georgia. It adjoins established plantations that manage for wild bobwhite quail which greatly impacts the overall wildlife habitat.
The plantation has long been considered one of the most dynamic properties in the area, with its vast diversity and bountiful wildlife habitat. One of the most distinctive features is the Aucilla Sinks, also known as the Howell Sinks. A high bluff overlooks this significant body of water that serves as headwaters to the Aucilla River, before it returns underground in this mysterious aquifer.
Conifer represents a rare opportunity to own a prestigious legacy property in the heart of plantation country. For more information on this exclusive offering, please contact our firm to receive a comprehensive bidding packet for the sale on May 10.
Located just outside of charming Thomaston, Reid Place Farms is 411 acres of the prettiest land the Piedmont in Georgia has to offer. Huge, rolling topography with mature hardwood stands will make you feel as if you are in the mountains of North Carolina. This picturesque property has several miles of frontage on pristine Potato Creek and well as Reid Creek that offers multiple waterfalls and rocky shoals. The property also includes multiple established food plots with permanent deer stands and open fields. Additional improvements include a small quaint cabin with bath house, pole barn with enclosed storage, gated entrance, great interior road system, and small fruit orchard.
Tucked away in the southwest Georgia town of Thomasville, this circa-1916 house has all the charm you’d expect from a 100-year-old house, but after an extensive renovation by the current owners, there’s nothing dated about it. Currently listed by The Wright Group for $749,000, the opportunity to be the next owner of this 4,595-square-foot home, dubbed the Chisolm House, is up for the taking. From the landscaping to the fireplaces, no detail of this elegant home was overlooked. Our only question is: Can we keep the decor as-is?
Peacock Plantation comprises 1,459 beautiful acres in Colquitt County, Georgia, with both history and Warrior Creek flowing through its rolling hills. This legacy property has been in the same family for almost 50 years and has been impeccably managed for wildlife, timber and agriculture. Owned by the Davison family of New York, the plantation was named after their beloved family estate known as Peacock Pointe, overlooking the Long Island Sound. Their love of nature and hunting pursuits attracted the family to the mild winter climates of South Georgia and eventually lead to the purchase of this plantation along the banks of Warrior Creek, a noted game rich corridor.
Peacock Plantation boasts the classic quail woods aesthetic that has come to define this region, with established mature stands of longleaf pine and native grasses. That said, the overall plant and wildlife diversity found on the property is what distinguishes Peacock from other plantations on the market. One of the biggest highlights is Warrior Creek as it flows for over 2.5 miles and provides superior whitetail deer genetics, while the established hardwoods also create exceptional turkey habitat. There are numerous ponds throughout the grounds, two of which can be planted and flooded for duck hunting. Rare pitcher plants can be found along the flat woods bordering Warrior Creek along with prolific songbirds, while bee pollinator wildflowers have been established alongside young longleaf pine stands. This further enhances the flora and fauna and also creates a revenue stream through agricultural leases and the timber management program.
The cabin on the property was designed by Frank McCall, a famed area architect with an esteemed following – his work and influence span from Federal buildings in the nation’s capital to noteworthy homes on Sea Island, Georgia. The classic “dog trot” style cabin at Peacock makes for a perfect country getaway and features three bedrooms and two baths, with heart redwood paneling and custom moldings throughout. There are two additional homes on the property for overflow friends, family, or corporate use. Other improvements include 2 barns, a 14 run dog kennel, plantation office, and grain bins.
Well priced at $4,655,000, Peacock Plantation offers exceptional hunting and wildlife habitat in a beautifully managed environment. Currently no conservation easement exists on the property. Contact The Wright Group for more information on this exclusive listing.
Managed for bobwhite quail for more than a century, this 3,267- acre Red Hills masterpiece has come to market for the first time in generations. Improvements are too numerous to mention and include this 38,000-square- foot Spanish Revival mansion that dates back to 1908.
“The secret delight of Millpond, however, is Thomasville itself. In the Red Hills of Georgia on the Ochlocknee River, the town has three art galleries, an antiques market, and a folksy main street with a bookstore, barber, and cheese shop.”
“Very little has changed over the 100+ years at Millpond,” says Ben McCollum, broker for The Wright Group. “The family still owns approximately 10,000 acres. Their stewardship of the land demonstrates an unparalleled conservation and preservation ethos. Almost the entirety of their vast land holdings have been protected utilizing conservation easements, thus ensuring that the landscape and sport enjoyed by five generations of Wades will be protected and maintained in perpetuity.”
“McCollum, who founded The Wright Group real estate firm, and deals mostly in plantations and hunting tracts, says the well managed plantation properties significantly influences the real estate market. “Land values are strong, especially for hunting tracts,” he says. “The price per acre is higher, and you also get more stable prices.” While values plummeted 30 to 40 percent in other regions during the Great Recession just a few years ago, there was only a slight drop of maybe 10 to 15 percent within the plantation corridor. “Plantations help support land values across the board,” he says.”
“Beyond the bird…What amazed me most about Thomasville was the culture that the community there has created and, more important, maintained.”