A look at Bonnie Doone Plantation in Walterboro, SC
If you’re looking for a home with 32 rooms and more than 130 acres of property, $2.9 million could buy it for you in Walterboro.
The Bonnie Doone Plantation, located at 5878 Bonnie Doone Road, is on the market for the first time in 40 years, when it was bought by the Charleston Baptist Association in 1978, according to the plantation’s website. The plantation is just an hour from downtown Charleston in the Green Pond community, overlooking the Ashepoo River and Horseshoe Creek.
The historic manor house, which has 12 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, was built in 1932 on the site of the original rice plantation house that was burned by Union troops during the Civil War, the listing says. It’s 9,600 square feet and has a library, large dining room, solarium/cocktail room, grand ballroom and in-ground pool.
While there are many historic details, the new owner may have some updating to do.
The exterior features weathered brick and Georgian-style columns with decorative wrought-iron accents. Surrounding the home — framing the horseshoe-shaped road that wraps around the property — are dozens of old live oak trees, according to the listing.
Altogether, the listing says, there are 18 structures on the property, including overnight cabins, a chapel, a cafeteria, a caretakers home, and several maintenance buildings.
Also included in the 130 acres is a small private island, Vesper Island, on the south end of the property, overlooking the marsh. It can be accessed via a footbridge.
A floating dock provides tidal creek access off of the Ashepoo River.
The plantation is listed with Holcombe Fair & Lane.
The plantation has served as a camp for church kids and sports teams, a site for wedding ceremonies and other celebrations.