For well over a century, the famed Red Hills of southwest Georgia has been known as the quail capital of the world. The dense concentration of intensively managed habitat has made the region a mecca for sportsman and upland wing shooting enthusiasts. After four generations of family ownership, Beverly Plantation, with its unique location along an 8 mile expanse of the Ochlocknee River, is now available for a discerning buyer seeking an exceptionally unique recreational property.
Consisting of 3107+/- acres, the property exhibits incredible rolling terrain. The vast uplands feature mixed age classes of pines and intact native grasses, while the hardwood bottomlands along the river corridor are beautifully intact and look the same today as they did centuries ago, with specimen white oak, chestnut oak, beech, and magnolia. A series of creeks and gentle ravines are interspersed between these upland and lowland areas, creating an unusual amount of connectivity for the prolific whitetail deer and turkey population found on the property. As a result, Beverly is not only suited for bobwhite quail, but a full array of wildlife, greatly enhancing the overall recreational opportunities.
Situated at the end of an oak lined drive and positioned along a hardwood ridge is a rare southern example of a Cliff May house. May, known as the father of the California ranch house, revolutionized residential architecture in the mid-20th century. Cliff May’s architectural style is deeply rooted in a profound connection to nature, reflecting a philosophy that emphasizes harmony between the built environment and the surrounding landscape. Inspired by the traditional ranch houses of the American West, May’s designs often featured open floor plans, low-pitched roofs, and an emphasis on natural materials such as wood and stone. The Beverly main lodge and guest house seamlessly integrates with the outdoors, blurring the boundaries between interior and exterior spaces. Large windows and sliding glass doors allow natural light to flood the interior while offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. The home incorporates elements such as courtyard gardens, covered patios, and outdoor living spaces, seeking to create a sense of continuity and engagement with the natural surroundings.
Outside the main house, Beverly hosts a wide array of improvements. The gated front entry gives way to a managers house. Within this headquarters site there are newly fenced paddocks, a 12 stall horse barn, 28 run dog kennel, whelping kennel, and a variety of work shops and outbuildings. Two additional employee houses are located at various entry points along the road. A well defined internal road system provides access across the entire property, including the river road which parallels the Ochlocknee for several miles. A plant and flood duckpond can be found at the heart of the property and has historically attracted wood ducks, teal, and ring-necked ducks in large quantities. The property also contains 3 stocked spring fed fish ponds along with a historic picnic shed. There are 7 well established quail courses across the upland components of the property, while food plots along the river and creek corridors offer exceptional whitetail deer and turkey hunting.
Beyond its recreational amenities, Beverly is a testament to conservation. The property’s exceptional diversity, along with its varied flora and fauna as the upland hills give way to the intact river corridor, provide habitat and sanctuary for the innumerable species of plants and animals that reside here The plantation’s management practices prioritize sustainable forestry and habitat protection, ensuring that the land remains a sanctuary for wildlife for generations to come. With its combination of natural beauty, recreational opportunities, and conservation values, Beverly presents a unique opportunity to establish not just a lifestyle but a lasting family heritage. This sprawling property offer a rare chance to embrace a way of life deeply rooted in tradition and the outdoors. Beverly Plantation represents more than just a real estate investment; it is a legacy waiting to be embraced, a testament to the enduring allure of the Red Hills region.