Iconic Quail Plantation with Classic Revival Home
Guest Houses, Stable, Kennel - Turn-Key
1,166 Total Acres, Or May Be Divided
1,289 acres or 818 acres or 907 acres or 471 acres or 436 acres
Oldfields is a 1,166 acre± recreational quail plantation just 15 minutes east of Tallahassee and just few miles from the Lloyd and I-10 interchange. The plantation is absolutely beautiful and extremely well-managed. There are bountiful live oaks, rolling red hills, two large floodable duck ponds, pastures, several large bass ponds, and the famous Lake Drain. Best of all, it contains one of the ten most beautiful natural features in North Florida, Old Fields Canyon. Letchworth-Love State Park, featuring the tallest Indian Mound in the State of Florida, borders the property. The plantation contains one of the most significant archeological sites in Florida including the site of a prehistoric city. The plantation has been protected from development by a conservation easement.
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The first surveyors, when Florida was under Spanish ownership, came across abandoned Indian old fields and noted it in their journals. Hence the name Old Fields. Today, these “old fields” are hunting courses bounded by numerous flowing streams. Water from Lloyd Creek (flowing north) and the Lake Drain (flowing south) meet and both go underground into the Floridian Aquifer below Old Fields Canyon. This is one of the most beautiful and indescribable areas in North Florida.
This is an intensely managed plantation. The quality of the wing-shooting is incredible. Everything is first class. Duck, dove, and quail hunting are spectacular. There are two floodable duck ponds totaling approximately 15 acres. The "Big Pond" is one of the largest floodable duck ponds in North Florida and features four walkout blinds with additional permanent blinds. Lake Miccosukee borders the plantation to the north and attracts some of the highest concentrations of migrating waterfowl in North Florida.
Whitetail deer and turkey have also been intensively managed. The groves of mature white oaks and pristine hardwood bottoms offer both natural feed and sanctuary.
The plantation house at Oldfields stands on a hilltop surrounded by tall pines, native grasses and sprawling oaks. Its placement and architecture is breathtaking and alludes to an era gone-by, but is in fact less than five years old and features all the modern amenities and details one could imagine. There is a saline pool, pool house/guest house, and detached garage, all to the same standards and style of the main house. The main house is 6,881 square feet plus the separate 975 square foot guest house/pool house, and three-car garage.
Closer to the plantation headquarters, there is a manager’s house, equipment barns, a lakefront camp house, and dog kennels that are some of the nicest on any plantation in the Red Hills.
Archeologically, this is one of the most significant sites in the State. In fact, the State holds a conservation easement to forever preserve its treasures. The plantation is at the center of what was once a prehistoric city. The plantation is famous for being one of the premier Weeden Island cultural sites. The Weeden Island culture dates between A.D. 200-900. This was one of the first cultures to develop mound building and incorporate artwork on ceramic vessels. It is believed that they built Letchworth Mound, the tallest mound in Florida. It is located on the state park bordering the plantation. The actual villages are located on the plantation. Not only is the soil and location ideal for game and crops but the Lake Drain offers an incredible natural flint quarry. This is one of the few sites in Florida where flint is naturally exposed. That resulted in wealth for the inhabitants did not have to trade or import chert for tools or arrowheads. Today, bountiful artifacts are commonly found throughout the plantation. Numerous papers and studies have been written about these sites.
This plantation is one of the premier entertainment properties in the Red Hills. It offers a wealth of recreational opportunities and a rare opportunity to purchase a plantation in the belt. Surviving a time when development interests over-powered recreational and family interests, it is comforting to own a property where the recreational memories will grow from generation to generation. With the protection of a conservation easement, this is an opportunity to purchase a plantation for recreational and family purposes without the development price or pressure. This is truly a rare find.