Red Oaks Ranch
Location: Red Oaks Ranch is located at the end of County Road 2363 near Mineola, TX. The ranch is adjacent to the Wood County Airport, which has a 4,000' runway. Conveniently, the property lies 8.5 miles north of Mineola, 18 miles north of Lindale, TX. and only 85 miles east of downtown Dallas, TX. The town of Mineola offers dining, ranch supplies, retail shopping, grocery shopping and more.
Overview: Red Oaks Ranch is a scenic and well-balanced 566+/- acre combination recreational and agricultural production ranch with excellent water features, a spacious custom home and supporting improvements. The property boasts pristine hardwood timber, fertile/productive pastures and abundant fishable surface water including a beautiful 12+/- acre lake that lends to a gorgeous view from the home site. Whitetail deer and other wildlife thrive in this location. The quiet, asphalt county road and interior ranch road offer all-weather access into the property. The ranch has access from CR 2363 on the west side near the headquarters and barns, and along CR 2339 providing another convenient access point on the far east side of the property.
Improvements: The gated entrance leads way to the winding paved driveway providing a view of the pristine lake and surrounding pastures. The ranch house is nestled amongst old growth hardwoods in a private and secluded location with an incredible view of the 12+/- acre lake. This custom two-story home features 5,320 SF (Per CAD) boasting 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 3 living areas and a 3-car garage. From the custom brick paver driveway and sidewalks to the stone walls, courtyard and outdoor sitting areas there are unique details at every turn. The roof has a transferrable 50-year warranty and is currently only 3 years old.
As you walk in the main entrance, you're greeted with an open floor plan, a quiet sitting room and large dining room. From the dining room, you're treated to a uniquely large kitchen and breakfast area. An over-sized laundry room and pantry which are positioned directly adjacent to the kitchen space. The main living area has a comfortable, yet elegant feel with large pane windows and 25' high ceilings.
The master bedroom and bathroom are located on the main level with two walk-in closets, a separate bath tub, walk-in shower, double sinks and vanity areas complimented by plenty of storage space. Directly down the hall from the master suite is a private his/her study, a 1/2 bath and additional sitting room.
A short walk upstairs reveals 3 bedrooms and 3 private bathrooms (each bedroom has its own private bathroom). Each bedroom includes a large walk-in closet, built-ins and an additional sitting area.
Located near the home sits a 1,596+/- SF insulated wood shop with corrugated metal exterior on a concrete slab and outfitted with electricity and water. South of the house lies a spacious R-panel shop comprising approximately 4,410+/- SF and constructed with steel frame on a concrete slab. With 220 Amp power, water, covered area for parking equipment, implement storage and two roll up doors, this farm shop is turn-key and capable! Adjacent to the shop, stretches a great set of working pens with pipe rail fencing, water and electricity. Completing the working pens, an additional 7,900+/- feet of pipe rail fencing and two alley ways provide for convenient livestock gathering and sorting from across the ranch. Rounding out the functional and well-maintained ranch improvements is a 10,200+/- SF steel framed hay barn completely enclosed in R-panel metal with a covered parking space for tractors and implements.
Trees, Grasses, Forbes and Soil: The ranch is located within the Post Oak Savannah region of East Texas. With approx. 231+/- acres of native timber, the tree species include varieties of Red and White Oaks, Post Oak, Black Oak, Hickory, River Birch, native Pine, Elm, Cedar, Willow and an abundance of native browse for deer and other wildlife. The ranch consists of 310+/- acres of native and improved pastures. Most pastures have an abundance of Common and Coastal Bermuda together with native grasses such as Little Bluestem and bunch grasses. The ranch is fenced and cross-fenced into 11 pastures for grazing and hay production. The majority of the hay on the ranch comes from the pastures adjacent to the main home and shop along with the 18.5+/- acre hay meadow in the SE portion of the ranch. The majority of the property's upland terrain is dominated by Freestone & Wolfpen fine sandy loam while Woodtell and Manco loam can be found within the creek drainages.
Water: The focal point of Red Oaks is the 12.7+/- acre lake, located in the NW portion of the ranch adjacent to the ranch house. The lake fishes very well for Largemouth Bass, panfish and other game fish. The ranch boasts surface water from east to west with additional ponds and lakes ranging in size from approximately 7.3 acres., 2.7 acres, and 2.2 acres in size. There are also three stock tanks approximately two tenths of an acre in size. Approximately 1 mile of Turman Branch flows through the property from the SW corner up towards the NE corner providing water for both cattle and wildlife production. There are an additional 1.6 +/- miles of seasonal creeks and tributaries flowing through the property as well. Serving the improvements on the ranch, a deep water well positioned within the Wilcox Aquifer sits near to the ranch house.
Topography: The ranch has rolling to flat terrain with well-drained soil and only 20+/- acres located within the FEMA floodplain. The highest point on the property is approximately 440' ASL near the main home eventually sloping down to the lowest point just below 370' ASL on the NE portion of the ranch.
Wildlife and fisheries: The ranch has not been hunted in over two decades and consequently possesses a healthy deer population. There are several areas that could be developed into food plots and hunting areas for deer. Waterfowl can be frequently found on the lakes and ponds across the property. The main lake is an established, mature fishery having been stocked with Largemouth Bass, panfish, and baitfish. A few of the other lakes/ponds offer good fishing in addition too. Dove are also abundant in this location in late summer and early fall.
Livestock Production: With rotational grazing practices, utilization of winter pasture and ample hay production, carrying capacities may reach or exceed 90 AUs.
Easements: The only easements known to Broker are for residential electric lines.
Minerals: Ask Broker for details.
Utilities: A 500+/- feet deep water well within an insulated well structure supplies water to the improvements. Electricity is provided by Wood County Electric Co-op.
Property Taxes: The majority of the property carries an agricultural exemption.
Schools: Alba-Golden ISD
Price: $5,350,000.00 ($9,441/acre)
Stephen Schwartz- Agent
Casey Berley, ALC - Broker
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 Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC.