Homes for Horse Lovers in Oldfield, Bluffton, SC
The beauty of the lowcountry is not only about the Atlantic Ocean, The Intracoastal, or all the pretty beaches; we also have exclusive communities that provide for people who love horses and want to live in a development that provides for boarding, trails, show rings, and pastures.
With a background stretching back to 1732, Oldfield is replete with lowcountry history. Beginning with ownership by a Lord Proprietor's Grant, the land passed through several hands - and even had a plantation home that was shelled by Union gunboats in 1782. Time and generations passed and in 1972 Ms. Robin Carrier carried on the tradition of a working 972 acre plantation by raising horses, pigs, sheep, soybeans, corn and tomatoes. Entertainment was enjoyed by guests on the weekends with hunts for deer, wild turkey, and wild boar. In 1985 Ms. Carrier sold the property to a developer who continued to expand the equestrian area building over 6 miles of fences and creating beautiful pastureland and incorporating the views into the focal point of the community.
LIFESTYLE AT OLDFIELD
Not only is Oldfield an equestrian community, it is also home to a superb golf course by Greg Norman. Norman was so enthralled with the beauty of the lowcountry in general and Oldfield's location specifically that he laid out the course to take advantage of the gentle undulations of the land as well as highlight the views of the Okatie River and moss-draped oaks. The commitment to the environment continues today and the Course at Oldfield enjoys the distinction of being in the 2% of courses throughout the country to whom the Audubon Society has bestowed the "Certified Aububon Cooperative Sanctuary."
Oldfield has 860 acres right along the Okatie River which provides for an opportunity to enjoy fishing, crabbing, and shrimping. The River House sits with a striking view of the river and you can enjoy the community oyster roasts right along the river.
For people who enjoy hunting, Oldfield has a cooperative arrangement with Turkey Hill Plantation, a 21,000 acre grassland with opportunities for duck, turkey, and quail hunting.
The Sports Club affords those who prefer indoor exercise and has numerous classes, instruction, and exercise equipment - as well as as wonderful pool with adult and children areas.
WHAT ARE THE HOME STYLES
Generally speaking, homes in Oldfield harken back to the time when homes had front porches, and neighbors got together in the afternoons. Homes are sited amongst the moss-draped oaks, with some homes on very large homesites as well as along the river. Homes range in price from the high $300's to well over $1,000,000. Many of the homes make note of "sleeping porches", "parlors", as well as separate "carriage homes" or "dependencies."
WHAT IS THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION
Because this is a luxury, equity membership community, the fees for 2014 were announced to be $6850/year. A small price to pay for amazing amenities and the opportunity to have all the best of the lowcountry.