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Glen Cove Ranch
Location: The ranch is located 16+/- miles northwest of Coleman, Texas, near the community of Glen Cove. Physical address is 241 PR4481, Coleman, TX 76834.
Directions: For GPS directions use the address "County Road 448, Coleman, TX 76834", being sure that the route directs you in from the south off of TX-153. Once on CR 448 follow it north to the dead end and gated entrance for PR 4481.
From Dallas or Ft. Worth: Take I-20 W to the west side of Cisco, Texas, and Exit 330 toward TX-206/Cross Plains/Coleman. Proceed south on TX-206 S approximately 47 miles and turn left onto US-283 S/US-84 S/ TX-206 S. Continue south into Coleman along US-283 S/US-84 S (a.k.a. Neches Street) for 2 miles to the intersection of TX-153 W/W Walnut Street. Turn right and continue west for 13 miles to Glen Cove and CR 448 on the right. Follow CR 448 north for 3.5 miles to the dead end and gated entrance for PR 4481.
From Abilene: Take US-83 S/US-84 E approximately 17.8 miles to the community of Lawn and FM-604/Main Street. Turn right and proceed through Lawn on FM-604 for 1.6 miles. Turn left onto FM-382 S and in 0.5 miles stay left to continue on FM-382 S for 14.9 miles to TX-153 E. Turn left and follow TX-153 E for 8.7 miles to CR 452 on the left. Proceed along CR 452 for 1.2 miles to its intersection with CR 448. Turn left on CR 448 and continue north 2.6 miles to the dead end and gated entrance for PR 4481
From San Angelo: Take US-67 N, 36.3 miles to the east side of Ballinger and US-83 N for Winters. Merge onto US-83 N and continue for 0.6 miles to FM-382 on the right. Take FM-382 N for 15.8 miles its intersection with TX-153 E. Turn right and proceed along TX-153 E for 7.8 miles to CR 452 on the left. Proceed along CR 452 for 1.2 miles to its intersection with CR 448. Turn left on CR 448 and continue north 2.6 miles to the dead end and gated entrance for PR 4481.
Description: The Glen Cove Ranch is an exceptional recreational property that features a blanket covering of hardwood forest, superb wildlife habitat, top notch hunting, scenic topography, a comfortable cabin, multiple water wells, and end of the road seclusion.
Terrain: The landscape of Coleman County makes an interesting change as you travel northwest toward Glen Cove, transitioning from the vast mesquite country, to an area of predominantly oak covered rolling hills and valleys. You might even be hard pressed to find a mesquite tree on the property. Roughly 65% of the ranch is heavily wooded in live oak, post oak, red oak, shin oak, redbud, and sumac with the remaining 35% offering scattered woods, native grass pasture, and some tillable ground for establishing wildlife food plots. An elevated ridge makes a large horseshoe shaped bend through the north portion of the ranch rendering approximately 160' of overall elevation change and views for miles in all directions. This upland slopes toward the center of the property creating a large draw, visually appealing character, and provides a significant watershed with lake site potential.
Wildlife & Hunting: Coleman County is known for phenomenal hunting and ranches like Glen Cove are the reason why. Owner reports, "it's not uncommon to sit in a blind and have 30+ deer come in at a feeder." I like those odds, and while you might not have a huge number of monster trophy buck in this all low fenced setting, you certainly have plenty of good quality native deer. The ranch hasn't been hunted much at all over the past several years, but while under the current ownership a 17 point buck has been harvested, along with numerous 8-14 points. The terrain and layout of the property does lend it to being easily high fenced if desired. Rio Grande turkey are equally in good supply along with hog and varmint, and as you would anticipate in this area, dove and quail hunting can be out of this world. The ranch is set up and immediately ready to hunt with 6 blinds, 6 corn feeders, and 2 protein feeders that will convey with the property.
Wildlife Habitat: It just doesn't get much better as far as wildlife habitat is concerned. The ranch provides an overly generous amount of heavy live oak, post oak, red oak, shin oak and sumac cover. These areas provide seclusion and edge for wildlife as they travel in and around the property unpressured. Numerous tree and shrub forms of woody stem browse are available and include oak, sumac, redbud, bumelia, elbowbush, hackberry, and many others. There are obvious browse lines showing clear evidence of the healthy deer population, thick woods that hold and provide roosting locations for turkey, roots and wallows from hogs, and just the right amount of open native grass country and tillable land to promote dove and quail numbers.
Water: The property features 2 good submersible pump water wells and 3 stock tanks that provide water for improvements, recreation, wildlife, and livestock. There's also a windmill water well of unknown condition. If you crave a larger body of surface water, the topography of the ranch offers an excellent location for potentially constructing a 10-15 acre bass lake and would put this ranch off the charts for all around recreational enjoyment.
Fencing & Road: New fence was recently constructed along the northwest portion of the ranch and almost all of the 5.5+/- miles of perimeter fence is in great condition. One exception is an approximate 3/4 mile stretch along the mid-west boundary that is in fair to poor condition, but appears to hold livestock. The main ranch road leads into the property from southwest to north, with numerous trails and pasture roads peeling off along the way.
Improvements: A comfortable 688 sq ft hunting cabin is ready for enjoyment and provides 2 bedrooms, a kitchen/living/dining area, bathroom/utility room with washer/dryer, and small covered porch. Other improvements include a metal carport and an old railroad car that was previously outfitted and used for additional lodging. The railroad car isn't in the best condition, but could be brought back to life or simply remain as is for a unique showpiece.
Easements: Access to the property is provided by a deeded easement along Private Road 4481, and runs from the dead end of County Road 448 for approximately 620' to the ranch's southwest corner and gated entrance. There are no large electric transmission line easements or pipeline easements on the ranch.
Minerals: Owner is believed to own a sizeable portion of minerals and executive leasing rights. Minerals are negotiable.
Electricity: Coleman County Electrical Cooperative provides electrical service to the ranch.
School District: Portions of the ranch are located in both the Coleman Independent School District and Panther Creek Independent School District.
Taxes: Property is ag-exempt and annual property taxes were $1,250.51 for 2015.
Bret Polk, Agent
Blake Hortenstine, Broker
Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC (Broker)
10711 Preston Rd, Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75230