SHOWCASE HOME: 1033 Cottonfield Road, Darien
This may be your perfect retreat. Cotton Field Farms sits far off the road and is serenely nestled in the middle of more than 9 acres. Bordered entirely by the Hudson Creek on the west side of the property, the creek leads to the Atlantic Ocean through Doboy Sound passing by the Sapelo Dock.

Situated on a bluff overlooking the marsh and tidal creek, this home has a vintage feel due to the heart pine beam floor construction, but provides all the amenities of modern living. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, the floor plan offers an open living style.

The den features a wood-burning fireplace built from reclaimed brick with window seats and storage flanking each side. The fully equipped kitchen boasts double ovens, custom Birds Eye Maple Wood Countertops and a center-island with a pull out table. Convenient to the den and kitchen is the sun porch, which is just the place for a fantastic view of the creek. The main focal point of the home is the fabulous outdoor living area on the 16-by-24 screened porch and open deck. Many peaceful days and nights have been spent in rocking chairs on those porches!

The first structure to be built on the property was the barn, complete with four 10-by-10 stalls, two tack areas and storage. The barn has full electric, concrete center aisle, auto watering and wash down area. The barn opens to a 1-acre riding ring. Above the barn is the hide-a-way apartment that provides rental income potential. Also on the property is a large pole barn that has two 12-by-16 bays and loft storage for all your toys, equipment or tractors. Close to the barn is the "Dixie Chicks" house and pen. This chicken house is home to egg layers that produce about a dozen eggs per day.

When building this home, starting in 1998, the vision of the owner was to create a natural, eco-friendly home without disturbing the natural surroundings. This home was built with 90 percent repurposed materials gleaned from a cotton farmhouse in Hazlehurst and other structures from historic Darien.

There are 120-year-old Heart pine floors in the main house at Cotton Field that are more than 35 feet long with no joints and there are 36-foot barn beams supporting the floor of the hide-a-way apartment that are from the old farmhouse.

Cotton Field Farm received its name for a couple of reasons. The house and barn were built with lumber from a treasured farmhouse located on a cotton farm.

Secondly, on this very land, Sea Island Cotton was grown and marsh mud was hauled up from the creek in ox carts to fertilize the base of the cotton plants.

Over the past few years, Cotton Field has been home to horses, goats, chickens, guinea hens, ducks, turkeys, rabbits, parrots and numerous wild visitors including bald eagles, great horned owls, screech owls, painted buntings, osprey, otters, raccoons, herons, storks, deer, and many more. Whether a farmer, horse lover or an outdoors enthusiast, this property has it all.

Located at 1033 Cottonfield Road in Darien, the farm is for sale at $449,000. Cotton Field Farms is within 5 minutes of downtown Darien and located at the entrance of Tolomato Island. The property is zoned Conservation Use/Agriculture and it has no covenants and/or subdivision restrictions.

Contact Stephanie Foster, Associate Broker at Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, at 912-638-4750 or 912-223-0604. To request a plat and more information, please send an email to steph@hodnettcooper.com.