San Saba County 530 +/- Acres
Richland Springs, Texas
Water is king! It is no exaggeration to say that this 530 +/- Acres boasts one of the largest bodies of water weve seen in years on private land in the Texas Hill Country. When it comes to surface water, you will be hard-pressed to find a ranch in San Saba County with more! At a time when water is becoming more and more scarce, properties with reliable surface and groundwater become extremely desirable.
This ranch has an abundance of water, gentle hill country topography, outstanding hunting potential, ample hardwoods, desirable improvements, and is easily accessible with over 5,300 feet of road frontage along CR 260 and nearly 6,500 feet of road frontage along CR 264.
Water is abundant on this ranch! The property is highlighted by a beautiful private lake that has been measured at 40.916 acres, per the owner, when at full capacity. The lake is stocked with largemouth bass, channel catfish, crappie, and red-eye perch. The magnitude of this body of water allows for recreational activities such as kayaking, jet-skiing, and even boating. The lake dam is maintained by San Saba County along with the USDA and was recently examined by engineers for soundness. Per the owner, an artesian water well is capped at the bottom of the lake.
In addition to the private Lake, the property also has 5 stock tanks spread throughout 5 separate cross-fenced areas.
A rural water line supplied by Richland Springs Utility District with 2 taps/meters is present along with three water wells, and a private 1 inch PVC piped water line running along the boundary from the Southeast corner up to the house.
Native wildlife such as white-tailed deer are found in abundance along with turkey, hogs, and dove.
During the winter months, the private lake sees an incredible number of migrating birds visit its waters including sandhill cranes, various species of ducks, and even pelicans.
Other wildlife potentially seen on the property can include raccoons, ringtail cats, skunks, armadillos, bobcats, beavers, jackrabbits, cotton tail rabbits, bobwhite quail, fox, coyotes, mourning dove, white-winged dove, painted buntings, hummingbirds, numerous songbirds, and squirrels.
The gently rolling hills on the ranch are covered in numerous varieties of hardwoods including Post Oaks, Blackjack Oaks, Elms, and even Pecan trees along with areas of Mesquites and a few Cedar trees.
This ranch has a healthy variety of grasses including around 80 acres of Coastal Bermuda (Coastal, Jiggs, Tipton), 120 acres of Willman Love Grass, and the remainder in native Texas Grasses including Little Bluestem and Switchgrass.
Upon entry through the 24-foot commercial electric main gate sits a custom 2000 SQFT, 2 bed, 1 bath home shaded by a towering Post Oak and is constructed with a standing seam metal roof and structurally Integrated panels with an R-Value of 25 plus. The exterior siding is covered with sandstone, while the interior of the home is completely trimmed with aromatic cedar. The home is powered with a 200-amp electric service and is equipped with an oversized septic for future expansion.
Internet is available and is currently 10gbps. High-speed 100 Gbps conduit has been installed, and CTTC is scheduled for installation within 12 months, per the owner.
A 12x20 greenhouse constructed of high-density fiberglass lies just East of the home. It includes a thermostatically controlled propane heater, 2 swamp coolers for cooling, and is wired with numerous electrical plugs, lighting, and a ceiling fan.
To the south of the main gate is a large Mueller 60 x 40 steel barn complete with lighting, electrical, 110/220 electrical plugs, and 12-foot-tall roll-up doors for drive-through.
Working Pens built-in 2019 are constructed of 2 3/8-inch pipe with 4x6 wire panels, an alleyway, a squeeze chute, and a head gate. It has 3 water troughs, 13 pens, 15 gates, and 6-foot steel fence panels. These pens can comfortably handle 100 head of cattle and is designed to be worked on the ground or horseback. Recently a vet and 3 cowboys worked 70 cows, 70 calves, and 30 steers in less than 2 hours without being on the ground in pens.
There are three electric meters on the property (200-amp/200-amp/150-amp)
Located in the Heart of Texas, this ranch is just 10 minutes from Richland Springs, 25 minutes from San Saba, and 30 minutes from Brownwood. It is also less than 2 hours from Austin, Abilene, Killeen, Waco, and San Angelo, and not much further to Fort Worth.
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