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Location: JT Ranch is located 9+/- miles northwest of Stephenville, Texas, the "Cowboy Capital of the World", near the community of Lingleville, the ranch is approximately 2 hours southwest of Dallas and 1 hour 30 minutes southwest of Ft. Worth. Physical address is 22507 W. FM 8, Dublin, TX 76446.
Directions: From Dallas or Ft. Worth, take I-20 W through Weatherford, continuing 20 miles west to Exit 386 for US-281 Stephenville/Mineral Wells. Turn left and proceed south on US-281 for 26.3 miles to Stephenville and the intersection for FM-8/E Lingleville Rd. Turn right on FM-8/E Lingleville Rd and proceed west through Stephenville and Lingleville for 13 miles to the JT Ranch's gated entrance on the left.
Description: JT Ranch is a high quality combination ranch with scenic rolling topography, lush coastal pastures, superb 28+/- acre lake, abundant wildlife, beautiful hardwoods scattered throughout, numerous water wells, and first class improvements. The land offers a diverse range of use and is well suited for cattle and equestrian operations, hay production, hunting, and top quality fishing.
Headquarters: Pass through the large stone and brick walls that guard the iron entrance gate, and it's quite apparent you've arrived at a rare offering. Proceed down the concrete drive along a coastal meadow on the left and several horse paddocks on the right, and the clear evidence of a well-managed and thoughtfully cared for property is ever increasing as you reach the exquisite JT Ranch headquarters. Nestled among a canopy of mature live oaks and perched on a point above the lake is the well-appointed main ranch home, guest/pool house, and large ranch operations shop. Just a short drive to the north is a fully equipped horse barn and to the east, a large equipment barn. This combination of site improvements comes together to provide comfort, convenience, and functionality at its best.
28+/- Acre Lake: Anchoring the abundance of surface water found at JT Ranch is a 28+/- acre soil conservation lake. Perfect for water recreation of all types, enjoy your morning out on a boat chasing big bass and afternoon jet skiing, kayaking, or canoeing with family and friends. A concrete boat ramp and multi-level floating dock with boat slips are ready for your choice of water craft. The dock also offers a cleaning station on the main level and a large sitting area with water slide access on the upper deck. The lake's surroundings are well maintained and even park-like near the headquarters. A great spot to sit in the shade under a big ol' live oak and catch a cool breeze, or relax by the fire pit and watch the night sky fill up with stars.
Main Ranch Home: The main ranch home was constructed with spacious comfort in mind and the home consists of approximately 4,513 sf of living area, two bedrooms, four full baths, one half-bath, kitchen, breakfast area, dining room, living room, office, utility room, pantry, multiple walk-in closets, additional storage areas, a safe room, and two fireplaces. The home also provides an attached three-car garage and 1,622 sf of covered porches. These porches include an outdoor living/entertainment area with a fireplace for those cool fall nights. The interior finishes and appliances are all high quality and include hand scraped wood and ceramic tile flooring, granite counter tops, custom crown molding, built-in range, double oven, refrigerator, security, and intercom system. Rounding it all out, the landscaping is refined and welcoming with a variety of plantings, St. Augustine lawn, retaining walls, and irrigation system.
Additional Structural Improvements:
- 1,696 sf guest/pool house with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, living room, kitchen, dining room, and 861 sf of covered porches.
- Heated swimming pool and spa with a large gravel finished concrete deck that ties into the main home and guest/pool house porches.
- 3,266 sf headquarters shop with 5 rollup doors, office, restroom, 465 sf of insulated housing for water system tanks and pumps, and an attached 16'x60' covered concrete RV parking bay.
- 1,220 sf 4-stall horse barn equipped with enclosed tack/feed room, wash bay, and attached loafing pens.
- 7,220 sf equipment barn with 1220 sf enclosed shop space with rollup door and 6000 sf covered ranch equipment storage.
- 720 sf cabin/bunkhouse with 1 bedroom, 1 bath, living/kitchen/dining room combination, and 242 sf of covered porch.
- 6,400 sf barn with 800 sf of enclosed storage with 2 rollup doors for hay, feed, and/or equipment. The remaining 5600 sf is open sided for round bale hay and/or equipment storage.
- 3,600 sf hay barn.
- Working pens with Priefert squeeze chute, Priefert corral system panels, and a covered working area.
- and much more!!
Cattle and Hay Production: Meticulously managed and maintained for cattle and hay production, the average carrying capacity is believed to be 1 animal unit per 6 acres. The ranch is ideally setup for rotational grazing and is cross fenced into 12 separate pastures with a catch pen and good set of working pens.In two cuttings this spring on approximately 77 acres, the property produced 500 round bales of coastal hay.
Wildlife & Hunting: With portions of the property heavily wooded, there is ample cover for attracting and holding the abundance of whitetail deer, Rio Grande turkey, hog, and varmint found at JT Ranch. Two fields covering a combined total of 40+/- acres are annually plowed and sown in oats, only adding to the appeal by wildlife. Seasonal dove hunting can be excellent in the area and the lake is a proven winter stop for a wide variety of duck and other water fowl.
Terrain: Typical of this portion of the Cross Timbers region, the land is rolling and scenic with a mix of heavily wooded acreage, scattered woods, fertile pastures, and tillable fields. Tree cover consists primarily of live oak, post oak, red oak, and elm, with some mesquite and cedar intermixed. Ranging in elevations from 1579' found along a ridge near the northeast corner of the property, to 1392' near the southwest corner, the ranch yields an unexpected 187'+/- of overall elevation change and distant views of the surrounding countryside and ranch itself. Soils are primarily Windthorst and Duffau sandy loam and ideal for growing coastal and/or small grains.
Water Wells and Storage: There are 4 water wells total on the property. Two irrigation wells (144 gpm and 160 gpm) and two domestic use wells that supply water to improvements and livestock watering troughs. The water system at the ranch headquarters has a large storage capacity with three 3,000 gallon storage tanks along with a filter and pressurization system. All are enclosed in a spray foam insulated portion of the main shop.
Additional Surface Water: In addition to the lake, there are 11 stock ponds scattered around the ranch of varied sizes that serve as another water resource for livestock and wildlife.
Fences and Roads: Perimeter and cross fences range in condition from fair to excellent, with 90+/- acres surrounding the headquarters under 8' game fence. A concrete main entrance road leads into the ranch from FM 8 to the headquarters and a good system of interconnected pasture roads and trails provide easy travel through the property. Additional gated access points are found from County Road 355 on the west and by deeded easement from County Road 370 at the southeast corner of the ranch.
Leases: Believed to be no active leases for hunting, grazing, and/or minerals on the property.
Easements: A large electric transmission line runs across the north end of the ranch.
Minerals: Owner is believed to own a sizeable portion of minerals and executive leasing rights. Minerals are negotiable.
Electricity: United Cooperative Services provides electrical service.
School District: Lingleville Independent School District.
Taxes: The property is ag-exempt and annual property taxes are estimated to be $12,704.77 for 2016.
Brandon Rutledge, Agent, 254-965-0349 mobile
Bret Polk, Agent, 254-965-0349 mobile
Blake Hortenstine, Broker, 214-616-1305 mobile