Orangeburg County, SC
The Santee Farm tract is a well-appointed recreational and timber investment in the Four Holes Swamp area of Orangeburg County. The 140-acre tract includes 45 acres of Loblolly pines nearing suitability for first thinning, 20 acres of Longleaf pine plantations and 8 acres of managed food plots. Bush Branch, a tributary of Four Holes Swamp, traverses over 3300’ throughout the property and is adorned by beautiful natural hardwoods.
The property supports high populations of deer and turkey through a combination of natural habitat features and supplemental plantings. Native grasses in and around the pine plantations provide cool season cover for deer and nesting areas for quail and turkey in the spring. The natural hardwoods are perfect warm-weather sanctuaries for early season bucks and ideal roosts for spring gobblers. Numerous shrub and tree plantings including various oaks and pear trees border the food plots. Bush Branch bisects the property and provides an ideal travel corridor for wildlife moving through the property. Bush Branch also provides ideal nesting sites and preferred wintering habitat for wood ducks, with several duck boxes maintained on the property. Numerous deer stands are on site to take advantage of the food plots, and associated travel lanes. A series of game cameras have recorded incredible pictures of wildlife visiting the planted patches.
A nice 25’ X 36’ pole barn provides a comfortable setting with all the amenities of home. It is fully insulated with 200-amp electrical service. It contains a full kitchen and full bath with a 40-gallon hot water heater, with washer and dryer hook up. An HVAC unit provides dependable heating and cooling. The garage of the pole barn is equipped with attic storage, tools, tool cabinet, and work bench. A 20’ x 10’ screened in porch is on the front of the building. An adjoining 20’ x 30’ block house provides ample room for guests and includes a bathroom and full kitchen. An engineered dual septic system serves both buildings. Water is provided by the city of Orangeburg. The buildings are quietly tucked away at the front of the property so not to disturb the interior wildlife haven.
The property is conveniently located half-way between Charleston and Columbia with an easy 1-hour interstate drive from both cities. Frontage on US Highway 176 provides a short 5-mile drive to Interstate 95 and a 10-mile drive to Interstate 26.