Location: The property is located only 1 hour and 30 minutes from the DFW Metroplex, in the northwestern quadrant of Anderson County, less than 1 mile south of Montalba, TX, and less than 10 miles from Palestine, TX. The physical address of the property is 1950 W FM 321, Montalba, TX.
Land: This beautiful ranch is approximately 457 +/- AC and a wonderful mix of improved pastures, native pasture, and thick wooded areas. This ranch is ideal for the gentleman rancher or the avid outdoorsman. Currently being used for agricultural and recreational purposes, and hay is being grown in the pastures. 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.
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: This highly improved ranch would be ideal for a corporate retreat or a large family compound. 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. In addition to the main house there are 5 more houses scattered across the ranch; the 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 with a special HVAC unit to be cigar friendly, shop downstairs, covered equipment storage, and fully enclosed garage shop area for storing vehicles and equipment. On the other side of the main house is a very well-built cabana/pool house with one bedroom and complete entertaining area, indoor and outdoor kitchen, 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.
The grounds surrounding the main house are landscaped and have been well groomed. There are trails and rough-cut roads throughout the property that have also been well maintained. The owners planted a significant number 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 outdoor enthusiast, rancher, equestrian enthusiast or hunter. With an abundance of trails for ridding horses, great duck hunting and fishing 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.