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Rose Hill

The Hilton Head Area's Only 150-Year-Old Historic Mansion

Rose Hill Plantation, South Carolina, received its name from the historic Rose Hill Mansion that still stands majestically as a symbol of the glorious history of the area. Located on US 278 in Greater Bluffton, Rose Hill Plantation is an exclusive, gated community. It is five miles from the popular Hilton Head Island, SC.

A Brief History of Rose Hill Plantation

The earliest residents at the Plantation were the Yemassee Indians. The first titled owner of what became Rose Hill Plantation, however, was Sir John Collation, who was given tens of thousands of acres by the king of England. It was later sold to the Kirk family that grew cotton and indigo in the mid-19th century and built the mansion in 1860. The privately owned Rose Hill Mansion is awe-inspiring, offering stunning views of the river and marshes, and is marked by a magnificent Gothic architectural style. The Mansion is open for tours.

Meanwhile, plenty of fascinating history was happening on the Island and in Bluffton.

The Rose Hill Plantation Development Company took over the property in 1980, and that launched the modern community with state-of-the-art amenities as it known today. The community includes more than 960 homes today as well as lots on either side of US 278. The regular 1/3 to 1/2 acre lots can be found on the Golf Side south of US 278 and the estate size lots in the range of one to five acres are on the Equestrian side north of US 278.

Equestrian and Golf

The Equestrian Side of the plantation is marked by not only the Rose Hill Mansion but also the famed Equestrian Center, which includes a polo field, stables, and paddocks. The horses are kept at the Equestrian Center by their owners, or in barns at their homes. Owners can freely ride their horses on trails that wind through the length and breadth go the Equestrian Side. The Equestrian Center is a unique amenity within Beaufort Country. Other amenities include the Colleton Point area with a ramp for boats, a dock, a meeting center, two tennis courts, and a swimming pool.

Residents on the Golf Side experience beautiful views that the 18-hole golf course provides. The area is dotted with magnolia trees, and lagoons and ponds, which have turned it into a natural Lowcountry heaven where exotic water fowl, deer, and several other Southern flora and fauna abound. The Golf Side is also home to two clay tennis courts and two swimming pools. The community at Rose Hill Plantation is richly diverse, including families, empty nesters and retirees.

Real Estate in Rose Hill Plantation

Rose Hill Plantation has a great variety of homes for sale from smaller attractive homes on the Golf Side to larger estate size residences (some with barns) on the Equestrian Side.