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Loveridge Plantation

MLS Number: FL238330
Price : $29,600,000
Features: Barn, Home, Hunting, Hwy-County Rd Frontage, Lake, Lake Frontage
Acreage : 4,563.35
State: Florida
County: Leon
Status: Active
Property Documents: N/A
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Loveridge Plantation is a 4,563+/- acre turn-key wild quail plantation located in the heart of the Red Hills plantation belt and bordered by other similarly exceptional quail plantations. The plantation has been intensely managed for quail for nearly 100 years and all 14 courses on the plantation consistently produce strong bird numbers. The landscape is high, rolling, and open with longleaf, shortleaf, and slash pines and the occasional stately oak. The propertys Lake Thompson is a historic and renowned 100 acre duck hunting impoundment. With an incredible view, the main house is situated on a ridge along the 1.25 miles of frontage on the 6,000 acre Lake Miccosukee. Located on the Florida side of the plantation belt, its location in the heart of the Red Hills is convenient to both Tallahassee and Thomasvilles amenities. Many of the surrounding properties are protected from development by a conservation easement. Loveridge is not yet encumbered by an easement.

*Select photography provided by Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

The Facts:

~ 4,563+/- acre quail plantation located in the Red Hills in northeast Leon County, Florida offered turnkey and ready to hunt
~ Borders Sunny Hill, Foshalee, Beechwood, Borderline, Norias, and Ring Oak Plantations
~ 1.25+/- miles of frontage on the 6,000+/- acre Lake Miccosukee
~ Exclusively managed for quail for nearly 100 years and totaling 14 hunting courses that grow exceptional upland cover with strong bird numbers
~ ~90% in upland pine habitat
~ Lake Thompson, 100+/- acres, a historic and renowned duck hunting impoundment on key Red Hills waterfowl flyway
~ Originally part of Sunny Hill Plantation, established by L. S. Thompson, one of the sportsmen credited with bringing Herbert Stoddard to the region to do his famous quail research
~ Beautiful rolling topography with some of the best vistas in North Florida
~ Formerly owned by New Jersey Governor Walter Edge from 1937-1956
~ Homeplace purchased by George H. Love (Chairman of the M.A. Hanna Co, Consolidated Coal, and Chrysler) in 1946 and then the core hunting tract in 1956
~ 5,794+/- square foot, four bedroom/four full two half bath main house overlooking Lake Miccosukee
~ Other improvements include four additional staff houses, stables and fenced pastures, 28-run kennel, several barns, extensive road system, and more
~ Beautiful, idyllic oak avenue leading to historic site of the original Sunny Hill plantation house, lost to fire
~ Great staff: First-class multi-generational plantation manager and esteemed dog handler
~ From the gates of the home place, about 20 minutes to Thomasvilles Broad Street shopping and restaurants and also 20 minutes to north Tallahassees Bradfordvillle area
~ Frontage on Hwy 59/Veterans Memorial Parkway, Old Centerville Road, and the main houses stately entrance is on the historic and canopied Old Magnolia Road, one of the oldest roads in the Red Hills
~ Located within 6.4 miles of Tallahassees city limits. Not yet protected by a conservation easement; exceptional and strategic conservation easement donation-potential for a new owner

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