The property is in Montalba, TX only 1.5 hours from the DFW Metroplex, between Athens and Palestine, TX.
Land: This beautiful ranch is approximately 447 +/- AC and a wonderful mix of improved pastures, native pasture, and thick wooded areas. This ranch is ideal for the cattleman or the avid outdoorsman and is currently being used for agricultural and recreational purposes. Currently the property is in hay production. The general condition of the land is very good, and it has enjoyed excellent land management practices.
Water: The water on this property is good. Lake Creek flows through the property with approximately 1.4 miles of frontage on both sides. The creek is backed up in some locations creating some small tanks and ponds. The largest body of water on the property is approximately 1.3 AC just below the larger hay barn. There are two additional draws or tributaries that appear to flow into Lake Creek. There are also 3 stocked ponds not connected to the creek.
Topography: The ranch has rolling sandy soil, and the elevation ranges from 439 +/- feet above sea level at the highest point of the property in the northeastern corner of the property where the main residence sits, to 340 to 330 +/- feet above sea level on the southern end of the property along the banks of Lake Creek. Both of these measurements were taken from a USGS topographical map online.
Improvements: The subject property is highly improved. There are 6 homes on the property. The main house has incredible finishes with a total of 6 bedrooms, covered porches that wrap around the back of the house, meeting rooms, multiple laundry rooms, and a gym. There are another 19 bedrooms throughout the rest of the property and are referenced as the main house, pool house, barn (with bedrooms), camp house, cottage, stone cabin, and adjacent bunk house. Adjoining the main home is a well-built barn with four bedrooms, a party lounge upstairs (cedar, stone and leather with special HVAC to be cigar friendly), shop downstairs, covered equipment storage, and fully enclosed garage shop area for storing vehicles and equipment. Adjoining the house on the other side is a very well-built cabana/pool house with one bedroom and complete entertaining area, indoor and outdoor kitchen, commercial quality swimming pool, and sport court. In addition to the barn/shop at the house, there is a large storage barn in the interior of the property used for storing hay, tractors, and equipment. All the homes on the property are well- appointed with quality finishes and would be ideal for a corporate retreat or large family compound.
The grounds surrounding the main house are landscaped and have been well maintained. There are trails and rough-cut roads throughout the property that have also been well maintained. The owners planted hundreds of trees surrounding the main house that contribute to the grand drive up appeal. The property has perimeter fencing and some cross fencing.
Recreation/Hunting: This ranch is well suited for the avid outdoorsman, equestrian enthusiast or hunter. With an abundance of trails for ridding horses, great duck hunting in one of the many ponds or stock tanks, and excellent cover for wildlife and deer.
Minerals: Consult with Listing Broker about mineral estate.
This ranch is being offered For Sale and is Exclusively Listed by Harlan Ray & David Burgher of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.
Buyer’s brokers must be identified on first contact, and must accompany buying prospect on first showing to be allowed full fee participation. If this condition is not met, fee participation will be at sole discretion of the Listing Broker. Prospects may be required to provide proof of funds prior to scheduling a showing.