Western Skies Ranch

Posted on: January 23rd, 2018 by Drew Colvin

Western Skies Ranch: Only minutes from historic Washington on the Brazos and a short drive from Brenham; you will discover this scenic 232.6 acre working ranch. Set amid a stunning countryside and large adjoining tracts, there are spectacular long-distant views extending from the main entry to the southern and western edges of the ranch. Topography is rolling while rising gently from the northeast at 300ft., plateaus in the center at 340ft. and then back to 300ft. to the southwest. Symetrically shaped, with frontage on three public roads the ranch offers privacy, space and development opportunities. Featuring an idyllic Cedar Framed Ranch Style home with large shady porches to watch spectacular sunsets. Main access to the property is by a rustic rock entry and wrought iron gate, remotely operated, and additional access is provided by pasture gates at the perimeter of the property. Made of a rich sandy loam soil, the ranch is perfect for hay and livestock production. The pastures are all native and improved grasses, extensively fenced and crossed fenced and with 5 stocked lakes. The lush landscape also features 100+ oak trees and 25 pecan trees scattered throughout that are watered, when needed, by an automatic irrigation system. There are two water wells on the property serving the home, the tree irrigation system, and several water troughs. The seller is to convey the entire mineral estate, which he advises are virtually 100% intact. Properties like this with class, views and minerals are hard to find. Relax as the warm sun sets across the gently rolling hills, casting dancing shadows across the swaying grass. This is the country life, welcome to Western Skies Ranch!

Development Potential: With approximately 9,000 feet of frontage along State Highway and County Roads, and close proximity to modern amenities this property is ideal for residential development. There are 5 stocked lakes to provide for recreation create a community focal point.

Location: Located just 15 minutes east of Brenham, or 35 minutes south of College Station, and just 1 hour west of Houston, the ranch is outside the town of Washington, the historic birthplace of Texas.

Water: Water is provided by a one of two private water wells. The property has 5 stocked lakes with several additional very suitable lake sites for future development. The home is serviced by an aerobic septic system.

Minerals: Per the seller, they are intact and are to convey without prior reservations.

Land: A gently rolling topography consisting of large spans of Coastal Bermuda pasture with scattered Live Oak trees, surrounding the 5 lakes and comfortable ranch house. The land is fenced and cross fenced into 6 pastures with for livestock. The condition of the barbwire fencing, working pens and equipment shed is in excellent condition. The property is currently under Agricultural Valuation.

House Details: The 2,289 SF cedar framed home is inviting with large covered porches, an open floor plan, and lots of natural light. The living area features a stone fireplace surrounded by beautiful built-in bookcases. The master bedroom is conveniently located downstairs and the upstairs offers two additional bedrooms, a full bath, and a secondary living area. The kitchen is appropriately sized with function in mind. It features gorgeous granite tops, stainless appliances, and an island with breakfast bar. Utility room has gas hookup for dryer and a sink. High quality features of the house are a standing seam metal roof and engineered post-tension slab. It has road frontage on three sides. Its not a stretch to say it looks as if it graced the pages of Country Living Magazine!

Kam Ranch

Posted on: January 15th, 2018 by

Outstanding place to build your home or get away for the weekend. The property is 15-20 minutes from Lampasas and has good tree cover and loads of game. The gently rolling topography offers up scenic vistas. There is a community waterline along the county road. If you need more land, there is additional acreage available for purchase. There are a few basic restrictions. This one won't last long.

Latigo Ranch

Posted on: January 4th, 2018 by Drew Colvin

The Latigo Ranch is the perfect legacy ranch. Exceptionally scenic and perfectly suited for family gatherings, entertaining, sports and livestock. Located about 45 minutes northwest of Austin and three hours from either Dallas or Houston. The setting is spectacular as the land is gently rolling with an even tree distribution, all surrounded by dramatic views and mountain sides. The pastures are placed like golf course fairways and the headwaters of Hairston Creek meanders diagonally across the entire property. The headquarters is an inviting rock home placed beside the creek. Built in 2002 consisting of 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, and it is fully up to date. Being about 2,000 sq. ft. it is just the right size and has approximately 1,200 sq. ft. of outdoor deck and covered porch, all enclosed by a welded pipe fence.

The guest house originally dates back from 1965, but was stripped down to the bare studs in 2002 and completely rebuilt. The 1,200 sq. ft. home provides modern comfort with its large open living area, up to date kitchen and 2 bedrooms with bath. Your guests will not only be kept in total comfort but will enjoy complete privacy.

The barn is a welded steel ICM 30' x 40' enclosed structure on a concrete slab with 3-12' roll-up overhead doors. There are two 40 x 20 overhangs that are used for equipment storage on one side and for a wash rack and stock shelter on the other. The working pens are located on the south side of the barn and are made of 2 3/8" welded pipe. There is also a small office/apartment (13' x 13') in the barn and the owner has installed a 1,000 gallon septic system to serve it.

This is a true trophy ranch that many desire but rarely find. Call today, additional acreage available. Property is co-listed with Robby Vann with Chas W. Middleton & Son.

123 Ranch

Posted on: December 28th, 2017 by Drew Colvin

Great hunting/recreational ranch, about an hour and fifteen minutes from Austin and 20 minutes from Lampasas. With over 140 feet of change in elevation, the varied terrain gives the property a bigger feel than it is. There are outstanding views from many locations and the watershed and valley offer opportunities for ponds or a lake. The property has excellent tree cover that provides cover for wildlife. Great hunting for deer, turkey, dove, quail, and varmints. There is a community waterline along the county road. THERE IS ADJOINING LAND AVAILABLE FOR SALE.

415 Ranch

Posted on: October 4th, 2017 by Drew Colvin

The 415 Ranch is an excellent hunting/recreation ranch located about an hour from Austin, 15 minutes from Lampasas or Burnet, and 25 minutes to the Highland Lakes. The ranch fronts paved County Road 103.

With over 100 ft. of elevation change, the rolling topography offers outstanding views, but is not rugged. Numerous open meadows, surrounded by heavy tree cover, are ideal for food plots or improved grasses. Cover consists of various oak species, elm, mesquite, and cedar. The owner is in the process of reworking and expanding 3 ponds and the topography and watershed present the opportunity for more ponds or lakes. In addition, the owner is cutting interior roads to make all parts of the ranch accessible by vehicle. Outstanding hunting and if you are looking for a ranch to high fence, this one fits the bill.

Ranches of this size and quality are getting few and far between, within a short drive of Austin. Being located in the popular and fast growing corridor northwest of the Capitol City, the potential upside of this land can't be stressed enough. If you are looking for a bigger place, there is additional adjoining land available.

Greystone Ranch

Posted on: October 3rd, 2017 by Drew Colvin

The Greystone Ranch is a beautiful 74.08 acres, with a multitude of uses. Only 45 minutes to Austin, 35 minutes to Georgetown, and 20 minutes to the Highland Lakes. Burnet is a short 15 minute drive, and provides grocery shopping, restaurants, wineries, and medical facilities. Not too far are several championship golf courses, at Horseshoe Bay.

The gently undulating land has great views of the surrounding countryside and is very horse/cattle friendly. Most of the cedar and brush has been cleared, leaving areas with a park of live oaks. There is the potential for a series of ponds or a large lake and the meadows are perfect for improved grasses for livestock or food plots for game. Abundant wildlife, including deer and turkey.

Improvements consist of a 5,160 sq. ft. metal barn on a concrete slab. The building has 3 bay doors and is insulated and has electrical and plumbing connections in place. The barn can be finished out with an office, living quarters, party barn, in addition to equipment storage.

There is a partially remodeled 2 bedroom and 1 bath home, with metal roof, fireplace, and tile floors. The home is great for a weekend home or guest house.

The ranch is under a wildlife exemption and the 2016 taxes were $2,883.73.

If you are looking for a weekend getaway, recreational, horse, cattle ranch, or a place to build your dream home, the Greystone Ranch is worth a look. The owner will consider dividing.

Cox Ranch

Posted on: September 11th, 2017 by Drew Colvin

The best way to describe this outstanding ranch is it is loaded with character and variety. The ranch fronts a paved, county road and is 20 minutes east of Lampasas and a little over an hour from Austin, 2.5 hours from Dallas/ Fort Worth, and an hour from Waco.

The varied terrain has over 140 feet of elevation change and a flat top ridge bends along the northern and part of the western part of the ranch. The hill tops are some of the highest elevations in the area and have magnificent views and 360 degree panorama from multiple points. The lower elevations are suited for food plots, improved grasses, or native pasture. There is plenty of game cover, consisting of live oak, Spanish oak, elm, and cedar. There is a spring fed pond stocked with bass. Excellent hunting for deer, turkey, dove, hogs, and varmints.

Improvements include a 16 X 38.5 cabin that is 2 bedroom and 1 bath, a loft, kitchen/living area, and an 8 X 38.5 covered front porch. Next to the cabin is a Morgan building that has been converted to living quarters. It is 14X20, has a bathroom, loft, and window A/C unit. The third building is frame construction, 11X16, and has a window unit. Water is supplied to the cabins from Kempner Water Supply. Near the cabins is a 20X30 metal garage.

Whether you are looking for a hunting/recreational ranch or a home place, the Cox Ranch is worth a look.

Co- listed with Michael Hess, Walker Land Company and Cattle Company 512 923-8268

School Creek Ranch

Posted on: September 9th, 2017 by Drew Colvin

One of the best live water ranches in the area. Located approximately 15 minutes from Lampasas and around 1 hour 15 minutes from Austin. Rolling topography with over 150 ft of elevation change and outstanding views from many locations. Most of the cedar has been cleared, leaving thickets of hardwoods, including live oak, Spanish oak, elm, pecan, Burr oak, and mesquite. Clear flowing School Creek meanders through the ranch. There are several dam sites on the 2,000+ ft of creek frontage. Additional surface water includes a beautiful multi-acre lake, stocked with bass (8-10 lb bass have been reported caught). The lake held up very well during the recent drought. There are two coastal fields along the creek and there is a good cover of native grasses. The ranch has a good mix of woods and open pasture. Deep wooded draws have seep springs and there are old dry stack rock walls above the fields.

Hunting and fishing is excellent. Game includes deer, turkey, dove, quail, ducks, and hogs.

There is a neat 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with two living areas, and screened in porch. The house was remodeled a few years ago and is an ideal weekend home. Water to the house is supplied by a well (approx. 50 GPM). A community water tap has been purchased and is available for use.

This ranch has a lot of variety packed into one place- great surface water, strong well, hills, draws, productive fields, and towering trees.

Crescent Ridge Ranch

Posted on: September 8th, 2017 by Drew Colvin

The best way to describe this outstanding ranch is that it is loaded with character and variety. The ranch has frontage on two paved county roads and is 20 minutes east of Lampasas and a little over an hour from Austin, 2.5 hours from Dallas/ Fort Worth, and an hour from Waco.

The varied terrain has over 140 feet of elevation change and a flat top ridge bends along the northern and western boundaries. The upper elevations have big time views and 360 degree panorama from multiple points. The lower elevations are suited for food plots, improved grasses, or native pasture. There is plenty of game cover, consisting of live oak, Spanish oak, elm, and cedar. Several ponds are scattered about and construction of a new lake is complete and should be around 5 acres when full. The lake and a spring fed pond are stocked with bass. There is a 248 acre pasture that is high fenced. The owner has been feeding protein and bucks in the 150+ class have been spotted. Additional hunting options include turkey, dove, and varmints.

Improvements include a very nice single story ranch house, built in 2006. The 2,320 sq ft home is limestone, has a metal roof, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, stained concrete floors, vaulted ceiling, stone fireplace, propane stove, front and back covered porches, and a two car garage. Water is provided from Kempner Water Supply.

Not far from the house is a 30X50 barn/shop with an 8X50 overhang. The barn has a concrete floor and includes a hydraulic lift.

There is a 616 sq ft cabin that is 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, a loft, kitchen/living area, and covered front porch. Next to the cabin is a Morgan building that has been converted to living quarters. It is 14X20, has a bathroom, loft, and window A/C unit. The third building is frame construction, 11X16, and has a window unit. Water is supplied to the cabins from Kempner Water Supply.

Near the cabins is a 20X30 metal garage.

There is a travel trailer, in very good condition, that is hooked up to a well and septic.

This is a magnificent ranch that is ready to go and offers year round enjoyment. The owner will sell the 248 acre high fenced pasture or the 443 acre low fenced pasture separately.

Co-listed with Michael Hess, Walker Land and Cattle Company 512 923-8268.

Big W Ranch

Posted on: September 7th, 2017 by Drew Colvin

The Big W Ranch is a fantastic high fenced ranch with loads of character. The ranch is located on a quiet paved county road, 20 minutes east of Lampasas and is a little over an hour from Austin, 2.5 hours from Dallas/ Fort Worth, and an hour from Waco.

With over 140 feet of elevation changes, the diverse topography offers everything from spectacular 360 vistas to productive bottomland fields. Good tree cover provides cover for game and there are plenty of locations for food plots. Two ponds provide water for game and livestock.

Improvements consist of a really neat 3 bedroom and 2 bath home. Built in 2006, the 2,320 sq. ft. (Lampasas CAD) home, has a metal roof, limestone exterior, stained concrete floors, rock fireplace, covered porches, and a 2 car garage. Water to the home is provided by Kempner Water. In addition there is a 30 X 50 metal barn/workshop, with concrete floor and includes a built hydraulic truck lift. A small travel trailer is near one of the ponds and is hooked up to a well and septic.

Excellent hunting for white tail, dove, and turkey. If you want to stock exotics, the high fence is in place and ready to go.
The Big W Ranch is an exceptional place that is ready to go. Nothing to do here, but hang your clothes up, fill the feeders and enjoy.

Co- listed with Michael Hess, Walker Land Company and Cattle Company 512 923-8268.