Here's Why This Historic Farm is the Perfect Family Retreat!!

May 22, 2020

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NV Realty Group announced the listing of the historically significant Bessinger Farm in Orangeburg, SC. The Bessinger Farm sits on 101 acres, just south of the City of Orangeburg, 30 minutes from Columbia and 1 and 1/2 hours from Charleston. The original owners, Mack and Lizzie Bessinger, raised 12 children on this farm. One of the children, Big Joe, started the famous SC BBQ restaurants. Later, Big Joe’s son, Melvin, took over the farm and restored the house and grounds to its current pristine condition. The house was built in 1888 and has been completely renovated. There are wood floors throughout with a wide central hall to the living room and bedroom areas, and there are four fireplaces. The farm includes stocked ponds, fenced pastures for cattle or horses, and well water for each. There are outbuildings and a detached garage with a studio apartment. The modern metal building is currently being used as a shop but could easily be converted into a barn. There is also a metal roof machinery shed for farm equipment.


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Todd Vance, COO of NV Realty Group says “The farm is a family sanctuary for outdoor living at its best. The entire property is very private with no road frontage and tree lined property boundaries. There are hunting and fishing opportunities with abundant deer and stocked stream fed ponds. When you enter the gate, you see the entire 101 acres - the ponds, some woods, and the house at the center of the property. This is an ideal horse or cattle farm. There are several fenced pastures, with well water piped into each. The house has been totally restored. An elegant farm property.”

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For more information please contact Listing Agent Jim Heslep

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