"Drake Creek Retreat" - a Beautifully crafted Country retreat! "Southern Living" Custom Main Home, Attached Guest Cottage, Covered Parking, Huge Barn, Pastures, Border Creek, Internal Spring Branch, Mature Hardwoods.

21.10 Acres, Clay County, Alabama

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General Description

Beautiful farmhouse plan (very open & lots of windows/views) with attached guest cottage, separate barn, covered parking.

21.10 acres, 75% pasture, very nice hay producer, mature hardwoods. Keep the hay or let the great neighbors cut the pastures for you!

Back border to the North and Northwest is named Drake Creek. Also, a small spring branch runs internal to the property with a great potential pond site.

Nice rolling topography.

Coastal Living's 2002 "Cottage of the Year" home design. One of Southern Living's "Top House Plans" #593 design and build... See multiple articles on Southern Living's web site here. Custom built in 2007.

Survey in place and available upon request.

Thousands of acres of Talladega National Forest are accessible due west from this property on Highway 148 - known as "Scenic Bill Nichols Highway" - that kinda sums up the beauty of the area! Just down this highway and just before you hit the National Forest you will find a really neat U Pick It Farm and my personal paradise - the 140 acre "West Fork Ranch."

Custom Home & Structures

Southern Living House Plan #593 - see the standard house plan here.

Includes the Main House and attached Guest Cottage.


Main House

3 open porches - wide porch across the front. Screened dining porch off the main kitchen with large fireplace that connects the main house to the guest cottage.

Vestibule leads from the open living area to the private master bedroom.

The master has his and her custom vanities with Silestone counter tops, large mirrors, walk in closets w/ custom cabinets, large wet room with gorgeous tile shower and large soaking tub.

Custom cabinetry with Silestone counter tops, 4-burner propane cook top island, prep sink, wine cooler, convection oven, microwave, French door refrigerator in the roomy kitchen.

2 additional large bedrooms upstairs, open to below. Both have private dressing and lavatory areas with a shared bath and shower enclosure.

The Main House is cooled and heated by a ground source heat pump exchanging air through (4) 200' deep wells.

In addition, the Main House has a very efficient, 47,000 BTU rated Woodstock Soapstone wood stove, Keystone model.


Guest Cottage

The attached (via screened in dining area) Guest Cottage has a loft bedroom, full bath w/ shower, sitting/TV area, and a sitting porch with beautiful views to the west.

The Guest House and Upstairs have separate high efficiency, 2-speed heat exchange units.



Insulated Barn for all your equipment and toys, built in 2013, insulated & cement floor, with hay loft.


In General...

All outside walls have 2 inch sprayed-in foam insulation.

Windsor Low-E, dual paned, Argon gas, aluminum clad windows are energy efficient and easy to maintain.

All inside walls contain R-13 fiberglass matting insulation, crawl space with R-19 fiberglass matting.

Ceiling fans in every room.

Metal roof.

All electric except for a propane gas cooking stove top.

3-5" hardwood floors throughout; the Main living area is hickory with oak in all other rooms.

Solid wood, 5 panel doors with knotty Alder entrance doors in the main, guest, and master bedroom.


County maintained Peppers Road off Highway 9 near Millerville.


Underground electricity from the road, high speed Internet and phone, well with 3 stage filtering system, septic, Dish satellite, garbage pick-up at road.

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Location / Directions

  • Located just south of Ashland, Alabama just outside of the Millerville community - 1493 Pepper Road, Ashland, Alabama 36251

  • Directions: Meet Don here. Once on Google maps, enter your starting point. Alternatively, here's GPS: 33.177184, -85.915278

    Shown by appointment only.

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Contact Broker

Email (DonEllers@landcrawler.com) or call / text Don Ellers (770) 424-5800 for a property tour. Generally need 2-3 days advance notice to schedule a tour.

Asking Price

$449,000 Custom main home w/ Guest Cottage, Barn, Pastures, Creek, Spring Branch, Mature Hardwoods. Buyer Broker participation welcome.


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