Sitting on the doorstep of Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, and wedged between the Francis Marion National Forest and Intracoastal Waterway, Windfall is a place that defines the importance of location. On the outskirts of the old McClellanville village, 40 minutes north of Mount Pleasant and less than a half hour south of Georgetown, this 161-acre getaway has provided decades of family memories on land and water – from dock time to deer stand, pig-pickings to quiet solitude around a fire, screen porch to boat rides, and plenty more.
The four-bedroom cottage is a classic low country structure with a tin roof, big screen porch, serious cooking equipment, and comfortable details like “pecky” cypress walls, and a big central wood-burning fireplace. Plenty of sleeping space in the main house is complimented by two small guest cabins – one of which is a bunkhouse perfect for the kids, and the other a one bed one bath suite. The two-acre home parcel is bordered with old live oaks and includes a rustic barn and large pole shed, a brick fire pit area, plenty of open yard, and room to build more if desired.
Starting at Dupre Road and driving southeast toward the ocean, Windfall is composed of mature pine woods on either side of a long live-oak drive. The pines transition to a small pecan orchard/field, live-oak flats, then across needlegrass marshes to a fully intact and functional brackish water impoundment, then out to an oak and cedar hummock on the bank of the Intracoastal Waterway. The covered dock looks north to the massive Santee Coastal Reserve, east to Cape Island, and south toward McClellanville.
As coastal places go, Windfall is rare gem. Peaceful, wild, and just minutes north of heavy traffic – very few saltwater “farms” like this come to market.
*Windfall is protected by a Ducks Unlimited conservation easement that restricts development on the property, but allows for a number of additional improvements, including the construction of more living space and hunting habitat.