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LOCATION: Located 45 minutes east of Austin and 6 miles north of Paige, Texas on Stockade Ranch Road. Houston is an easy 2 hour drive on U.S. Highway 290. Ranch is 20 miles Northeast of Bastrop in a desirable area near the Lee County line.
DIRECTIONS: From intersection of U.S. Highway 290 and Highway 21, go east on Highway 21. Turn left on road next to Shell Station and go north 5.8 miles until ranch entrance on the right. Property address is 1293 Stockade Ranch Road, Paige, Texas 78659. This is the last entrance on the paved road and there is a 1/2 mile of frontage.
TERRAIN: Beautiful rolling hills of coastal Bermuda and Tifton 85 with scattered pecan, blackjack oak, water oak, cedar elm, and other desirable trees. There is about 70 feet of elevation change with scenic hills on either side of the creek and impressive views.
CREEK: West Yegua Creek runs through the middle of the property and is lined with mature trees. This is a year round creek that feeds into Lake Somerville. Water depth is good and creek is a reliable source of water for livestock and wildlife.
WATER: There are 5 stock tanks and a long, spring fed pond is parallel to the creek. Water well is 1100 feet deep with a 5hp pump and two 80 gallon pressure tanks. Water well supplies the house, barn, pens and also irrigates the landscaped entrance and around the headquarters. Household water goes through reverse osmosis and then dialysis processor creating medical grade water. Aqua Water Supply has a rural water line running down Stockade Road that could likely be utilized.
WILDLIFE: Deer, turkey, and feral hogs are commonly seen with a variety of other animals. Owner has bird feeders around the house and property is not hunted. There is one deer stand for viewing wildlife and turkeys can be heard gobbling along the creek.
CATTLE: Highly productive cow/calf operation. Owner is currently running approximately 40 head of Beefmaster cattle and could likely run many more. Rotational grazing is utilized to enhance pasture productivity.
HAY FIELD: 35+/- hayfield is heavily fertilized and baled. Field averages 2 cuttings and 90 bales per cutting. There is also a fenced hay lot for storing hay bales.
SOILS: Typically sandy loam soils perfect for horses, cattle, and hay production. General soil type is known as Crockett-Wilson.
HOUSE: There is a well built 3 bedroom/ 3 1/2 bath, limestone house tastefully furnished and decorated. House was built in 2006 and has 4704 square feet. An additional 2592 square feet of covered porches are perfect for sitting outside. House includes top of the line Miele appliances and much more. No expense was spared on this house!
BARN: A 3040 square foot metal barn was built in 2004 and has rollup doors at both ends. The water system and shop are inside the barn with plenty of excess space. There is also an internal one bedroom/ one bath apartment. Tractors and equipment are stored outside under an attached 1840 square foot pole barn.
FENCING & PENS: Steel pens are very well designed and include squeeze chute, water, and electricity. Perimeter and cross-fencing are in excellent condition with 8 pastures.
LANDSCAPING: Landscaping is impressive. Irrigation system has 26 stations watering a variety of flowers, shrubs, and numerous trees. A brick courtyard and walking path is surrounded by vegetation creating a relaxed setting.
UTILITIES & SERVICES: Bluebonnet Electric Coop provides electricity to house, barn, and pens. Aqua Water Supply has a water line at property's entrance. Geothermal heating & cooling system keeps electric bill below $200 per month average. Propane bill is approximately $400 per year. Trash service costs $300 per year. Home is on a septic system and has Direct TV satellite service.
FURNITURE & EQUIPMENT: Owner would like to sell a majority of the furniture and equipment, but these items are not including in the asking price. Owner will also sell aluminum cattle trailer, 2 tractors, Bush hog, 6' mower, fuel tanks, Gator, and more.
RESTRICTIONS: Property is deed restricted until February, 2015. No mobile or manufactured homes are allowed on the property. There will be no rifle hunting. Property shall not be used as a junk yard or as storage for old cars, tractors, etc. Please contact broker to request complete list of restrictions.
TAXES: Property is agriculturally exempt.
OTHER: Arrowheads and stone hand tools are numerous along the creek and date back about 8000 years. This general area has habitat suitable for the Houston Toad.
CONTACT: Blake Hortenstine, 214-616-1305 mobile
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