The L Bar F Ranch is a pure 357+/- acre recreational powerhouse in the coveted 1.5 hr drive envelope of Austin. Featuring approximately 340+/- acres under high fence, improved white-tailed deer genetics producing up to 200+ class trophy’s, Little Elm Creek with a dam to impound up to 1+/- acre of water, 5 stock tanks, enormous live and post oak trees, rolling topography, rock outcroppings, a comfortable owners home and fully restored 2-story rock house circa 1877. This is a turnkey ranch ready to go day 1 offered at the aggressive price point of $1,775,000 / $4972 per acre.
Located between the iconic Hill Country towns of Llano and Mason just over the Mason county line off of the county maintained Hickory Grove Road. A short scenic drive takes you to Castell, located along the Llano River with kayaking, fishing and of course the Castell General Store.
There are two homes located on opposite sides of Little Elm Creek:
The Historic German Rock, Anderle House, built in 1877 was artfully restored in 1999. The 2-story, 2-bedroom / 1.5 bath home features large sitting porches overlooking Little Elm Creek. Inside, there are beautifully restored hardwood floors, a wood burning fireplace along with all the creature comforts of a modern home.
The “cabin” is a comfortable 2-bedroom / 2-bath house with an open floor plan. This home was designed to be fully handicap accessible. Attached to the cabin is a large carport and tool room that could easily be expanded to created additional living space.
Adjacent to the cabin is a beautiful old rock cistern planted with crape myrtle trees and flowers, creating a focal point for the pavilion. The pavilion, overlooking Little Elm Creek is a wonderful place to sit and relax while viewing the variety of wildlife that passes nearby. Many of evening have been passed with family and friends enjoying dinner and tall tales bathed in stars and the clean fresh air of Hill Country nights around this table.
A short distance away is the barn with attached equipment shed/carport. Inside the barn is a “rodent proof” feed storeroom. All outbuildings have electricity and water.
Though not utilized since 2006 there is a 2+/- acre soft release pen for deer. Being high fenced this would be an excellent spot for a vineyard should the next steward of this property not choose to utilize it for its original purpose.
While the real draw to the L Bar F Ranch is its comfort, location and attractive year-round recreational opportunities the wildlife and especially the white-tailed deer herd is exceptional! Beginning in the early 2000s the ranch was strategically groomed and prepared for a minimal input high fence operation. Unlike some high fence properties the deer herd on this ranch does not require a high volume of supplemental feeding. With abundant acorns, mesquite beans and other browse the deer have many natural sources for protein.
South Texas typical genetics were introduced and have been carefully managed for the past 12 years to produce several 160-180 B&C trophy’s annually along with at least one mature 180-200+ class trophy annually. Meticulous records have been kept chronically 3, 210+ trophy’s along with every other deer taken during the last 12 years. Helicopter surveys are done annually, as mentioned harvest records are meticulous to keep a healthy balance of number, age and doe-to-buck ratio. All management practices have been implemented through the thoughtful oversight of Texas Parks and Wildlife biologists.
Since no new genetics have been introduced post-2006, CWD is of minimal concern and no special requirements are necessary under current TP&W rules.
And the other wildlife on the ranch include dove, duck, quail, turkey and typical varmints. Outside the high fence on the 11+/- acres one can find free ranging deer and hogs.
Water is plentiful on the L Bar F Ranch with over 3500+ ft. of both sides of Little Elm Creek and 5 stock tanks. So much so that near the cabin is a hand dug well that still holds water.
There is a water well at the cabin that services the headquarters as well as a windmill in the north pasture.
2 septic systems service the headquarters.
Layout, Topography & Terrain:
The layout of the L Bar F are two regular rectangles each comprising of approximately 170+/- acres each. These rectangles are encompassed by the high fence and divided by one low fence. Being in the northern area of the Hill Country and Llano Uplift the topography is gently rolling with interesting outcroppings of granite and sandstone. The mixture of the two rocks provide for a rich soil basis where live oak, post oak and mesquite trees intermingle.
Ample investment opportunity exists by dividing the acreage basically in half. An easement runs along the west side of the property from Hickory Grove Road giving unencumbered access to the north pasture.
Owners believe to own 100% of the Mineral Estate. Minerals are negotiable upon receipt of a acceptable contract.
Disclosure: Co-Owner is a licensed Texas Real Estate Broker. Co-Listed with George Liebes, The Caldwell Company.
CONTACT: Jason D. Hawn
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