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LOCATION: The Circle T Ranch is 75 miles east of Dallas, 8 miles NE of Canton, and less than 5 miles from Grand Saline in a desirable area. Physical location is: 1916 Van Zandt County Road 1222, Grand Saline, Texas 75140.
DIRECTIONS: From Dallas, take I20 east to Highway 17 (just east of Canton, TX). Go 6.2 miles on Highway 17 until County Road 1222 (Red's Meat Market sign is at intersection). Go right on County Road 1222 and travel approximately 1 mile before turning left at the "T" intersection. Continue on this county road and cross a bridge before taking a left on County Road 1223 which dead ends into the ranch.
TERRAIN: Sandy loam soils are perfect for horses and growing grass. Property is rolling and about 60% wooded with mature oaks, elm, and pine trees. There is a scenic hill covered in pines and mature trees surround most of the lakes.
WATER: There are good water wells for household use, watering livestock, etc. A total of six bodies of water are located on the property and include 2 stock ponds, 1 brood pond, a 10+/- acre lake, a 26+/- acre lake, and a new smaller lake.
LAKE #1: Lake #1 is 10.6 acres and managed intensively for bass fishing. The house sits on this lake and has beautiful views of the water. There is a nice boat dock with a rope swing and stairs. Owner uses barbless hooks and must accompany any of his guests that want to fish this lake.
LAKE #2: Lake #2 is 26.5 acres and shared with a few neighbors across the lake. This lake has a Restrictive Covenant Agreement and homes and property are to be kept nice. The owner of the Circle T Ranch has approximately 1/2 of the lake frontage.
NEW LAKE: A new deep lake was recently constructed with a pipe in the dam. This lake will be stunningly beautiful and surrounded by trees. Surface acreage is estimated to be 2-3 acres.
FISHERIES: Owner has followed the recommendations of a fisheries biologist to produce big bass in the 10-acre lake. Several 8-9 pound bass have been caught. The 26-acre lake has huge crappie and a lot of small, healthy bass.
HORSES: Property is set up to accommodate a good number of horses. There are riding trails through the woods and beautiful meadows as well. A covered arena near the barn is great for events and training. Soils are sandy loam and perfect for horses.
HOUSE: The 1500+/- square foot house overlooks the 10+ acre lake and has a nice back porch with scenic views. It is a short walk from the house to the fishing dock. The home has 3 bedrooms/ 2 baths, an attached garage, central HVAC, and is in great condition.
IMPROVEMENTS: Pipe fencing is plentiful and makes for an impressive drive to the house. There is a 10-stall horse barn in great condition with an office, tack room, bathroom, and wash bay, Next to the barn is a shop with a concrete floor and covered equipment storage on either side. A covered 135 X 75 riding arena and another 10 horse stalls are also located in this same area. There is a small two-stall horse barn located next to the house and near the lake.
LEASE LAND: 46+/- acres south of the Circle T Ranch could likely be leased by the new owner. Current owner has leased this property for several years. It is a nice place with woods, pasture, and a small fishing lake.
FENCING: The perimeter of the property is fenced and in good condition. There are several pastures and interior cross fences have been maintained. A significant amount of the fencing is pipe and has an impressive look and function.
SURFACE LEASES: None.
UTILITIES: Wood County Electric Cooperative, septic, and water wells.
ADDITIONAL 10+/- ACRES FOR SALE: The owner of the 153 acres also owns the adjacent 10+/- acres located on the shared 26+ acre lake. There is a charming rock house with a loft and porch overlooking the lake. A nice deck and walkway leads from the main cabin to a smaller one bedroom/ one bath bungalow. The property is mostly wooded, fronts on paved County Road 1222. Rural water cooperative provides water to the house and property. More information is available on request.
COMMENTS: The Circle T Ranch is a unique property with an abundance of water. It is perfect for recreation, horses, and cattle. This is an impressive property.
Blake Hortenstine, 214-616-1305 mobile
Cash McWhorter, 469-222-4076 mobile