Ethridge Hills

Posted on: January 30th, 2019 by Drew Colvin

A versatile 342-acre live water ranch, turnkey and centrally located in Gatesville Texas between Dallas, Houston and Austin.

Land:
The ranch possesses a scenic and gently rolling topography with sweeping Hill Country views. Perfectly suited for both livestock and native game animals. An excellent mix of improved grass pastures, stands of huge oak trees in native grass fields and almost 1 miles of shady wooded bottom land along Dodd Creek. Fenced and cross fenced for the stockman, native stands of brush and food plots for the hunter.
The ranch headquarters should satisfy the expectations of the most demanding of owners. A 2,243 sq. ft. home built in 2010 with quality and energy efficiency in mind! A short list of these features would include; Bose surround sound/speakers on porch & living room, sprayed foam insulation, insulated walls, hardwood floors/tile, wide 36" doors w/lever pewter handles, granite in kitchen/baths/study/makeup area, formal dining room with Schwartz chandelier, Custom hickory cabinetry built-ins throughout, stainless appliances, alarm system, commercial ice maker, ceiling fans, custom iron/glass exterior doors, double pane/tinted tilt out windows, mud room with built in benches/storage, Culligan water softener w/ reverse osmosis system, 500 gal underground propane tank, 600+ft deep to 2nd trinity water well w/3.5 HP submergible pump, sprinkler system, huge covered and tiled front porch, 35yr comp roof.
No less attention was given to the outbuildings which include a 6,000 sq. ft. warehouse on slab, double insulation, 1,445 sq. ft. living quarters w/double insulation, 3 huge walk-in closets w/lots of shelves and walk in pantry, 2 Trane A/C units, insulated double doors. The warehouse includes guest quarters with an electric hot water heater, LG black appliances, two LG washer/dryers on storage stands, grey upright freezer, hickory cabinets, reverse osmosis water system, 2 large attached carports on concrete, 2 insulated (one automatic, one manual) large doors to get in autos/tractors, separate septic system. Built with efficiency and economy in mind, the seller advises that the total electric bill for house/warehouse/water well avg only $90.00/mo. for systems for everything!
Additional amenities include approximately $100,000 invested in excellent new net fencing with barbed wire on top and bottom, gates and cattle guards, $42,000 invested in built-up all-weather gravel road from entrance to house, sheds for livestock, 5 Oak trees planted around house from George W. Bush property in Crawford, most cedar and scrub brush excavated leaving oaks and hardwoods, both a private well and public water meter on the property and tasteful landscaping around the house.

Properties this improved and manicured are very hard to find. Priced to sell, make an appointment to see it today, before its gone.

Note: More photo's coming soon.

Reed Ranch

Posted on: January 17th, 2019 by Drew Colvin

Reed Ranch 2381.68 acres Hwy. 29 Burnet County

In the heart of the Texas Hill Country, along the edge of the Highland Lakes sits the magnificent Reed Ranch. The beauty of this area has captured the hearts of all who have passed through it. Straddling the Llano Uplift, the ranch provides vantage points for unmatched, panoramic views of the Colorado River Valley. This ranch traverses from lush creek bottom land to spectacular granite hilltops. For the past 60 years, the Reed Family and its estate, have been diligent stewards of this 2,381.68 acre ranch.

Water: The City of Burnet main water supply line traverses the property and houses a lift station. This supply line also provides water to the ranch. Spring Creek meanders through the property. With limestone bottoms and scenic bluffs, the creek drains into Inks Lake. In addition, there are two unnamed creeks and multiple drainages throughout the ranch are seeping and running water as a result of continued cedar clearing and improving weather patterns. The ranch gets an average of 28-30 of rain per year.

Utilities: Pedernales Electric Coop. Private Septic systems. City of Burnet municipal water.

Wildlife: This ranch has an abundance of native wildlife and up to the 2017 season, had been leased to hunters. Large trees throughout allow for turkey roosting sites. Wildlife includes whitetail deer, turkey, hogs, dove and varmints, and Aoudad.

Easements: Details on easements found on the property are contained in the Schedule B. of the Title Commitment, and can be viewed at the link below.

Topography: This property has tremendous elevation changes, with heights ranging from 900 feet in the west to 1,352 feet in the east. The property has a variety of lush creek bottoms and rugged granite hilltops with outstanding views. Spring Creek offers prime arrowhead hunting, and interesting mineral rocks are commonly found throughout the property.

Vegetation: This ranch has and abundance of trees throughout, including Post Oak, Live Oak, Pecan, Black Cherry, Cedar Elm, Hackberry, Sycamore, Spanish Oak, Walnut, and Mesquite. Good native grasses and brush give wildlife excellent cover. Consistent with this part of the state, the ranch also has cedar, algerita, prickly pear, persimmon and much more.

Minerals: Minerals are negotiable, seller believes that the mineral estate is intact. No production and no leasing present.

Soils: The soils on the ranch consist of mostly Keese – Rock association, a gravely clay based soil, including associations of Eckrant, Voca and Hensley. The gently sloping hills feature these thin soils over hard layers of resistant granite, the underlying layers of which are often exposed to form escarpments that produce the scenic topography typical for the area.

Taxes: $14,072. (2017) The ranch is taxed with an agricultural 1-D-1 valuation.

Location: This property is located 6 miles west of Burnet. Burnet is the County Seat, and features many excellent restaurants, shopping, hotels, and the Seton Medical Center. Burnet also has a municipal airport with a paved 4,200-foot runway with instrument approaches, fuel farm and an FBO. The ranch is also just 60 miles northwest of Austin, 90 miles north of San Antonio and 12 miles east of Llano. This property fronts both State Hwy. 29 and Inks Lake State Park.

Range and Carrying Capacity: The Reed Ranch is located on the Western edge of the Edwards Plateau and Eastern occurrence of the Llano Uplift. It has consistently been a very productive ranch with mostly native grassland species of gramma grasses, curly mesquite, and thick big bluestem. Per the county ag extension agent, average carrying capacity county wide is one animal unit per 14 acres on native pasture.

Improvements: Only significant improvements are an equipment barn and livestock working pens.

Price: $6,300. per acre, or $15,000,000. Seller will provide their existing survey (dated 2017). Highland Lakes Tile Company has completed a title commitment for the ranch and will provide the owners title policy. The law offices of Hutto and Lucksinger, will act as the closing agent. Contact Texas Ranch Brokers LLC for sellers contract form and conditions.

NOTE: Texas law requires all real estate licensees to give the following Information About Brokerage Services: trec.state.tx.us/pdf/contracts/OP-K.pdf

NOTE: Per new survey shows 2381.68 Appraisal District showing 2357.23.

All properties are shown by appointment with Texas Ranch Brokers LLC. Buyer's Broker(s) must be identified on first contact and must accompany client or customer on first showing to participate in compensation.

Rock Creek

Posted on: November 14th, 2018 by Drew Colvin

Rock Creek is located in Lampasas County, consisting of rolling pastures with strong native grass and clear water in Long Hollow Creek.
Due to abundant water and native grass habitat, dove populations are exceptional and quail are on the come-back. The Whitetail Deer population is healthy and has had very little hunting pressure for many years. Turkeys roost and roam along the creek bottoms.
This ranch sits in a scenic location between Starr, Lometa and Adamsville, and is very clean and well-maintained. Has a working windmill and well to provide good water resource as well as excellent fences, extensive county road system, and does not have any easements or oil and gas production. It is priced competitively for this area, and it is ready to go! $3,000 per acre.

Big Lake

Posted on: November 13th, 2018 by Drew Colvin

Big Lake is 577 acres of gorgeous Hill Country with exceptional views, partially wooded and native grass land. Current owner presently uses for Cattle Ranch due to abundant water and grass habitat, dove populations are exceptional and quail are on the come-back. The Hill Country known as the Deer Capital of Texas this ranch has had very little hunting pressure for many years. Ranch has a water well, electricity, fully fenced and has County Road frontage with no restrictions. This is an exceptional combination ranch ready for a proud new owner priced right at $3,000 per acre. Owner will divide.

Westview

Posted on: November 7th, 2018 by Drew Colvin

Scenic treed home 10 acre site. Located between Burnet and Lampasas with level terrain and good deep soil. Access is along paved Farm to Market road, lightly restricted, mobile homes allowed. Small acreage tracts like this are very hard to find. Well and septic required, electricity already in place. Call to see it today. Owner licensed REALESTATE Agent.

J E RED ANGUS RANCH

Posted on: October 23rd, 2018 by Drew Colvin

J E Red Angus Ranch is a desirable dual-purpose working ranch for the sportsman and rancher. It has interesting topography, some elevations with wooded habitat, balance being rolling pastures with strong native grass and clear water in Long Hollow Creek. Currently the owner operates the ranch as a Red Angus cow-calf operation which can run up to 200AU. It is fully equipped and featuring two ranch homes, three wells, a barn, outbuildings, roping arena and working pens.
Due to abundant water and native grass habitat, dove populations are exceptional and quail are on the come-back. The Whitetail Deer population is healthy and has had very little hunting pressure for many years. Turkeys roost and roam along the creek bottoms.
This ranch sits in a scenic location between Starr, Lometa and Adamsville, and is very clean and well-maintained. It has a good shape, excellent fences, extensive county road system, and does not have any easements or oil and gas production. It is priced competitively for this area, and it is ready to go! $3,500 per acre.

200 Ranch

Posted on: September 24th, 2018 by Drew Colvin

Wildlife Galore!!  The 200 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 tree cover, are ideal for food plots or improved grasses. Cover consists of various oak species, elm, mesquite and cedar.

Outstanding hunting on 200 acres and if you are looking for a ranch to high fence, this one fits the bill.  Fantastic hunting for whitetail deer, turkey, wild hogs, dove, quail and varmints.  Ranches of this size and quality are getting few and far between, within a short drive of Austin.

Electricity on-site. Surrounded by other large ranches.  Seller is ready to go!  See listing agent Drew Colvin 512-755-2078 or Mike Bacon 512-940-8800 for more information.

Big View

Posted on: July 20th, 2018 by Drew Colvin

The Big View Ranch is a great hunting/recreational ranch, about an hour and fifteen minutes from Austin and 20 minutes from Lampasas. This is a place with lots of character and variety. With over 100 feet of change in elevation, the varied terrain gives the property a bigger feel than it is. There are outstanding views from many locations. The topography and watershed 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. If you need a bigger place, THERE IS ADJOINING LAND AVAILABLE FOR SALE.

Reavis River Ranch

Posted on: June 23rd, 2018 by Drew Colvin

Riverfront, less than 1 hour from Austin. Beautiful land, that has a multitude of possibilities. There are towering pecan and oak trees along the banks of the Lampasas River and productive soils that are ideal for hay production, food plots, or sunflowers for the bird hunter. Hunt for deer, turckey, dove, and the cool, clear waters of the river provide fishing opportunities. This land has been in the same family over 100 years. This is a rare chance to own your own riverfront acreage!

Old Thomas Ranch

Posted on: June 23rd, 2018 by Drew Colvin

Old Thomas Ranch can be found just 60 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Austin and features the highest end of authentic Texas ranch lifestyle. Established in 1880 by early Texas pioneers, the stewards of this historic Hill Country ranch have lovingly restored its sprawling period ranch house and transformed it with the very best in modern amenities. Sitting on the porch carries the owner and guests to a simpler time, while offering extensive comfort and convenience. The additions of two wonderful guest homes, equipment barn, arena and multiple other amenities make this ranch one of the finest offerings to be found in Texas.

The original owners had wisely placed the headquarters at the bottom of a hill to catch the heavier cool air, and next to a flowing spring for water, with massive oaks and pecan trees providing cool shade. Made of huge limestone blocks and adobe brick, the ranch house stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Large rooms with high timber beam ceilings accent this antique home. There are three bedrooms and two full baths and one half bath in the main house, while the two guest homes each have a single bedroom, kitchen, living area and full bath. The main house includes large entry hall, den, spacious dining area, office area, a chefs kitchen, separate pantry room , and full utility room. The main house also has numerous porch/patio areas to enjoy the lush native landscaping. Such features are the cool and inviting screened-in Texas-size patio with outdoor kitchen, big shady front porch, flag stone patio overlooking the spring and a fenced-in outdoor court shaded by massive oaks. One might believe that only in an Austin Historical District could you find this fine of a home.

The ranch itself is located 4 miles west of Burnet, on top of Back Bone Ridge which overlooks the rugged red granite hills of the Llano uplift and sky-blue Highland Lakes off in the distance. The Highland Lakes are home to some of the best boating, skiing and championship Striper Bass fishing in all of Texas. Being over 420 acres of spectacular rolling topography, trees, 3 natural springs, abundant native game and scenic views. The property is low fenced and is sanctuary to an abundance of native wildlife. It is heavily wooded except for pastures and natural glades of native grasses. There are interior ranch roads suitable for ATVS, hiking and horseback riding. The headquarters and outdoor arena are accessible by an all weather paved road. This is an exceptional ranch property with a lot of appeal and diverse options for recreation.

In the morning catch the serenity of nature and the world coming to life and, in the evening guests can marvel at the spectacular sunsets at the overlook, then gather around the fire pit before bedding down in the main home or one of the guest houses.

If you are looking for a truly special place to create unforgettable memories, the Old Thomas Ranch is just the place for you and your family. Come visit this Hill Country jewel and experience its magic.

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Note: Buyers agent must be present at initial showing to participate in real estate commission. This write-up may contain errors and omissions and is for information only. The above has been deemed correct but is not guaranteed and is subject to changes, corrections, and or withdraws from the market without prior notice.