Lazy C Ranch
Overview: Priced to sell, the Lazy C Ranch features a custom ranch-style family home, equipment barn, and an earthen fishing tank surrounded by prime hunting and farming land with two cultivated fields perfect for the upcoming dove season. If desired, the buyer can purchase all home furniture resulting in a "turnkey" property ready to move in on day one. This option is perfect if you desire a plug-and-play getaway for the fast-approaching fall hunting season. Located in beautiful Shackelford County between Cisco and Albany, Texas, the farm sits just south of Moran with easy access from the Dallas/ Ft. Worth area. An all-weather rock road leads from the front entrance to the secluded headquarters towards the back of the property. Well kept and manicured, the landscaping from the gate to the house creates an attractive drive-up appeal. The Lazy C Ranch is ideal for hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.
Location: Approximately 19 miles north of Cisco, TX, and 15 miles south of Albany, TX, the drive time from the DFW metroplex is approximately 2.5 hours from Dallas and 2 hours west of Fort Worth, Texas. The entrance gate is located along FM 880, just south of Moran, Texas.
Directions: From Cisco, TX, proceed North on Highway 6, approximately 18 miles toward Moran. Turn left (or west) on FM 880 about 3 miles before reaching Moran. Continue straight on FM 880 for 2.6 miles. The ranch entrance gate will be on the left and outlined with cedar posts.
Improvements: A secluded 5 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 2255+/- square foot ranch style home surrounded by large bull mesquite trees features a grand family room, formal living room, spacious kitchen, laundry/mudroom combination, full-length front and back porches, and a two (2) car attached carport. The home already has rural water and electricity with central heating and air conditioning. The yard surrounding the house is manicured to perfection. Sitting on the wide porches for sunrise or sunset is truly an experience. Close to the home is a 900 square feet metal barn that can be used for larger farm equipment or extra storage if needed. Perfect for fishing, a one (1) acre earthen tank is located close to the home.
Terrain: The Lazy C Ranch has a subtle rolling topography with some excellent draws on the front portion. The higher elevation on the property is back to the west, gradually slopping to the east or front of the ranch. Beautiful open views to the west make for memorable sunsets from the back porch throughout the year. There are two cultivated fields on the property, 3-acres and 2.5-acres in size. These fields can be used for foot plots during deer season, sunflower fields for dove season, or as a place to garden and grow vegetables. The choices are many.
Vegetation: Tree cover consists mainly of mature mesquite trees with some scattered live oaks, post oaks, and hackberry alongside a mix of other trees commonly found in this area. The home site is surrounded by large, groomed mesquite and hackberry trees with a few scattered fruit trees. Forbs, browse, and cactus species, including elbowbush, skunkbush, bumelia, prickly pear, and lotebush, are all present around this ranch and provide excellent cover for wildlife. Native grasses include switchgrass, Texas winter grass, and a variety of other grasses. Wildlife habitat and pastureland are above average and in excellent condition.
Stock Water: Two earthen stock tanks provide a reliable water source for cattle and wildlife. The larger tank is located in the central portion of the ranch close to the home and is approximately one (1) acre in size. The second tank is smaller and located close to the front fence line. The water catch for both tanks is good, but levels fluctuate with area rainfall totals.
Wildlife: Whitetail deer, turkey, hogs, dove, ducks, and native wildlife species are plentiful and provide hunting and viewing opportunities. The larger of the two earthen tanks has fish and provides a fun family fishing spot. This property also offers excellent hunting for varmints of all kinds. The ranch is in a good location for several wildlife species.
Fencing: Fencing is in good to fair condition. The majority of the fence rows are older but still hold cattle inside the property very well. Currently, there is no boundary fence on the western border of the ranch.
Internal Roads & Access: A quality system of ranch roads is in place to move you through the property. Access is enjoyable, with thickly covered areas opening up into nice size cultivated fields at several points. The owner has recently added a rock base road from the entrance gate to the homesite, improving access to headquarters. FM 880 runs along the eastern boundary allowing all-weather access.
Surface Leases: No cattle or hunting lease is currently in place.
Utilities: Westbound Water Supply Corporation, out of Cisco, Texas, currently provides water to this property, and Comanche Electric Co-Op provides the electricity.
Minerals: The seller owns no minerals.
School District: Moran ISD.
Estimated taxes: 2022 estimated taxes are $2065.37. The ranch is Ag Exempt.
Broker & Commission Disclosure: Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be identified upon first contact with Listing Broker/ Listing Agent and Buyer's Agent/ Broker must be present at the initial property tour in order to participate in the real estate commission. Commission splits will be at the sole discretion of Listing Broker.
Jack Fauntleroy- Broker
All information is deemed reliable, but is not warranted by Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC. All information is subject to change without prior notice.