Bristol 609 Ranch
Size: 609+/- Acres
County: Ellis County , Texas
Uniquely located at the end of two county roads (one on the north and another on the south) Bristol 609 Ranch is very accessible. The primary ranch entrance is located on Whitehouse Road to the south, while the secondary entrance is located at the end of Valdez Road approximately 2.75 miles southeast of the Trinity River. With county road frontage on Whitehouse Road, Bristol 609 Ranch lies approximately 9.9 miles northeast of the town of Ennis, TX. This location is conveniently positioned approximately 44 miles south of Dallas, TX., 67 miles southeast of Ft. Worth, TX., and 30 miles north of Corsicana, TX. Proximity to the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex area is excellent!
Bristol 609 Ranch is a well-diversified turnkey ranch teaming with agricultural features, complimented by recreation and diverse potential income sources. Lending well to the term “combination ranch,” the property is traversed by scenic Smith Creek whose creek bottoms nurture fertile hay meadows and hardwood boundaries supporting wildlife habitat . This multipurpose ranch has been used primarily for quality family time, general recreation and livestock/hay production. The remodeled ranch cabin, fire pit and scenic views area add to the comfort, character and ambiance of the property. Additionally, the ranch boasts excellent balance with modest topography, awesome build sites, hardwood lined creek banks, improved pastures and eight ponds. A barn attached to the cabin and a 1,000 yard gun range with covered firing line provide added storage and utility to the property. Under current management practices, the owner benefits from three income resources: hay, cattle production and income derived from the shooting range. Outstanding proximity to D/FW combined with excellent agricultural and recreational features, development potential and sound investment are hallmark characteristics of this featured listing.
With a spacious covered front porch, the Bristol 609 Ranch home is a well – constructed, remodeled r-panel facility with concrete slab under a corrugated metal roof. The interior of the cabin provides approximately 1,200 square feet of living space including a spacious living area, kitchen features and large bunkroom with 1 full bathroom. An attached two car garage and pull through bay compliment the cabin.
Across the creek from the cabin, stands a well -constructed covered firing line on a slab with electricity measuring approximately 35’ X 75’. The structure is also very useful as covered implement storage. A functional underground storm cellar is easily accessed on the side yard adjacent to the ranch cabin. Perimeter fencing and cross fencing are in fair to moderate condition while currently holding livestock. Other amenities to be enjoyed on the ranch include 8 ponds (many stocked with fish) and a 1,000 – yard gun range with covered firing line on a concrete slab providing added utility and potential income for the property owner.
Agricultural Production Capacities:
Under current ranch management, annual hay yields are approximately 4-5 Coastal round bales per acre on average with 2-3 fertilizer applications and 2 rounds of weed control. 125 – 135 acres of highly improved Bermuda grass is managed strictly for hay production. Conservative cattle carrying capacity is kept between 30-40 head on the northern two-thirds of the tract.
Topography on the Bristol 609 Ranch has a variance of approximately 70 feet from its lowest to highest elevation. This variance is well above average for the regional area.
Native Whitetail deer are seen on the property. Wild hogs, dove and migrating waterfowl are prevalent on the ranch. Indigenous species of varmints, toads, lizards, birds, and insects play their role in a diverse ecosystem on Bristol 609 Ranch. Fishing opportunities may be had amongst the larger ponds which also lend well to waterfowl hunting. In addition multiple ponds, Bristol 609 Ranch boasts a sizeable slough parallel to the NW boundary as additional waterfowl attractant. Waterfowl hunting can be quite good! Dove hunting could be further enhanced with planting of Sunflowers and/or cereal grain crops.
There are eight ponds and significant frontage along both sides of Smith Creek. All of the structural improvements are serviced by the rural/public water system.
The only easements known to Broker are for residential utilities – electricity and water.
The Seller may own a portion of the mineral estate. There is no oil & gas production on the property.
Electricity is provided to the ranch cabin and barn area as well as the covered firing line. A rural water meter supplies the cabin off of Whitehouse Road.
2019 property taxes were $3,078.00. The majority of the ranch qualifies for an agriculture exemption.
$2,008,012.54 ($3,295 per acre)
COOPERATING BROKER: Cooperating Brokers/Agents representing Buyers must be present for all showings to participate in real estate commissions. Hortenstine Ranch Company LLC reserves the right to determine the level of fee participation shared with a cooperating Broker.
Casey Berley, ALC
Mobile: (214) 422-7253