Spencer's Brazos River Ranch
Overview: Live water river frontage, unique ranch home, private getaway, seclusion, scenic views, are just a few of the words that quickly come to mind when considering all the features found at the Spencer's Brazos River Ranch. This remote oasis is perfect for full time country living or your very own weekend retreat, and the many local attractions and amenities only add to the appeal of this hidden gem.
Location: Located along the banks of the Brazos River in eastern Somervell County between the towns of Glen Rose and Cleburne, Spencer's Brazos River Ranch is approximately 45 minutes south of Fort Worth and 1 hour 10 minutes southwest of Dallas. The physical property address is 2400 N FM 199 Cleburne, TX 76033.
Water Features: Approximately 645' of highly sought-after Brazos River frontage anchors the water features found on the property. Not only does the river provide opportunities for fishing, swimming, kayaking/canoeing, or simply sitting in the shade and listening to the water flow by, but the river and its riparian areas can provide lots of adventure and hours of exploration for families to share. There's also a seasonal stock pond on the property that provides water for wildlife. A private water well was drilled in 2003 and serves the home.
Residence: The ranch home is perched near a high bluff that overlooks the Brazos River and river valley to the north. Comprised of approximately 1,985 square feet the two-story 3/1.5 rock home was constructed in 2003 and offers unique custom craftmanship and charm. The exterior of the home is a mix of Arkansas moss stone and brick masonry with cedar trim all covered by a metal roof.
First Floor: A large custom Mesquite double front door imported from Mexico offers impressive entry into the home. The main floor primarily consists of a large open concept living, kitchen, and dining room that all fit and flow together nicely under 12' foot ceilings with Saltillo tile flooring. The living room has a large floor to ceiling Arkansas moss stone fireplace as a wonderful focal point. The kitchen boasts solid wood custom cabinets made by a local craftsman near Glen Rose, copper countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Just off the kitchen & dining area you'll find the downstairs 1/2 bath and nearby bedroom. The home has Anderson wood frame windows throughout and solid wood doors all with Emtek hardware.
Second Floor: Upstairs you'll find a wonderful second living area/game room along with 2 comfortable bedrooms and a full bath. This living area features a scissor truss raised ceiling, 100 years old oak wood flooring, and a wood burning stove. There are cedar decks that extend off the upstairs living room and north bed room offering some awesome vantage points by which you can take in views of the property, river, and surrounding portions of Somervell and Hood County to the north. The upstairs bath room resembles and has the finishes of a small resort, with marble tile, large corner jacuzzi tub, and glass shower.
Terrain/Topography: For its size the property packs a punch in terms of topography and features almost 200' of elevation change with the highest point near the ranch home and lower elevation found along the river. As you would expect, this amount of elevation change creates some jaw dropping views while also making the property feel a good bit larger than its acreage suggests. The land offers a nice mix of rough and rugged terrain that can be found along the river bluff and switchback road that leads to the river, and varied, gullied, and gently rolling pasture that makes up the southern 2/3rds of the property. Tree cover consists of a variety of oaks which include live oak, post oak, and red oak, as well as some cedar and mesquite. The owner reports finding arrow heads and spear points on the property and there are many unique geologic features to investigate as well.
Wildlife: The property and area are home to an abundance of wildlife that include deer, turkey, hog, bobcat, fox, coyote, squirrel, rabbit, and all kind of song birds. For those interested in bee keeping, the property offers multiple areas for placing bee boxes.
Roads & Fencing: The ranch has a good all-weather main road that meanders its way from the entrance near the southwest property corner to the house, and provides good access through the interior of the ranch. An improved all-weather switchback road winds back and forth from the house along the river bluff and down to the river. This road is a must for reaching the river and the owner wisely invested in creating this means by which the river can be accessed and enjoyed.
The property boundary is not fenced at this time, but there are line posts in place along the perimeter.
Utilities: United Cooperative Services provides electrical service to the ranch and all service lines are underground.
Easement: An automatic gate entry provides access at the north side of the intersection of FM Highways 199 and 2174. From there you travel along multiple deeded easements and an all-weather gravel road to the southwest corner of the property where you enter the Spencer's Brazos River Ranch. A large electric transmission line runs along the access road just south of the property with minimal impact.
School District: The property is located in the Glen Rose Independent School District.
Taxes: The annual property taxes for 2021 are estimated to be around $8,300. The property is not ag or wildlife exempt.
Minerals: Owner is believed to own some minerals and may consider conveying a percentage with an acceptable offer. Buyer will assume responsibility and expenses associated with a mineral ownership report if one is desired.
Area Attractions and Amenities: Local attractions and amenities include the town of Glen Rose and its historic downtown district for dining and shopping, Squaw Valley Golf Course, home to the area's two acclaimed 18-hole championship golf courses, the Comanche Lakes Course ranked #1 and the Apache Links Course ranked #4 municipal courses in Texas by the Dallas Morning News, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Dinosaur Valley State Park, and Rough Creek Lodge & Resort just to name a few.
Asking Price: $749,000
Contact: Bret Polk, Agent - 254-965-0349
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.