Gentle rolling topography, a +4 acre lake, and a nice mix of hardwoods, brush, and cleared green pastures highlight this property in historic Gonzales County. Combined with easy access to Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, this property is perfect to enjoy hunting, fishing, and cattle & horses now, or build your country dream home. The views and spring wildflowers are fantastic. This property has been owned and enjoyed by the same family for 130 years.
Location: Approximately half way between Luling and Flatonia, the gate to the ranch is +1.25 miles from I-10. Approximately one hour from Austin & San Antonio, and within 100 miles from the western suburbs of Houston, these major metros are an easy drive away.
Habitat: The diversity of the habitat on this ranch is exceptional for a place of this size. The open pasture areas on the northern portion are dotted with hardwoods, then broken up by a densely wooded seasonal creek (with concrete low-water crossing) providing habitat for game. The pastures are well maintained and consist of native grasses and residual improved bermuda. This area is Post Oak Savannah in appearance if not geography.
The southern portion of the ranch transitions into more South Texas Coastal Plains, with Post Oaks and Live Oaks scattered in semi-open mesquite pasture.
Post oaks, burr oaks, live oaks, pecan, and elm are among the hardwoods found on the ranch.
The topography is gently rolling, with elevations ranging from +345’ – 385’, providing multiple locations for a primary residence.
Per FEMA maps, the property is outside of the 100 and 500 year flood plains.
Wildlife: Deer and hogs are the primary huntable game, with turkey making an occasional appearance. Wingshooting for dove and ducks can be good. The primary lake holds bass and catfish.
Improvements: Existing living improvements consist of a 1/1 + loft air-conditioned cabin that will sleep five, with water, electricity, kitchen, and washer and dryer. It is great for getaways or during construction of a larger home. Watch the sun come up over the lake or sunset over the creek in the evening from the covered front and back porches. The topography and available utilities lend themselves to at least two additional likely home sites on the property.
A lighted arena with covered viewing stand, a +3,360 SF covered equipment/hay shed with a loft, covered five-stall stable, and an air conditioned tack room are located near the cabin. There is a smaller shed located near the north gate.
The wire-net perimeter fencing is in good to excellent condition.
Water: Domestic water is provided by Gonzales County Water Supply Corportation. A 440 foot well with 2-hp pump was drilled in 2013, and is situated to feed the main lake (though not currently piped to it). There are three other small stock tanks scattered on the ranch.
Dry Run Creek bisects the northern portion and is seasonal.
Minerals: Surface only. There are no leases, no production, and no pipelines on the property as of the date of this writing.
Price: Asking $749,000
Disclosure: A co-trustee is a licensed Texas real estate broker.
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BROKER: William Swanson
PHONE: (281) 844-2928