Blanco River Ranch

Status: Sold

Description-Improvements:This is a fabulous live water property that has 1,976± feet of the beautiful Blanco River. The entrance to the ranch crosses a dam on the river, creating an impressive large water feature on the ranch that allows for excellent recreational river frontage. The main residence and nearby guest house are oriented for views and access to the grounds along the river.

Improvements: Overlooking the river is a comfortable main ranch house consisting of 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and several living areas including a living room, family room, office with outside access and upstairs media room. There are 2 stone fireplaces and beamed ceilings, plus the warmth of native woods for paneled walls or wainscoting. A side flagstone patio and porch face the manicured lawn which slopes gently towards the river. Near the main residence is a wood frame Guesthouse consisting of 1 bedroom, 1 bath and kitchen. Bordering the parking court and driveway is an oversized garage with 2-car bay and 1 car bay with large workshop. The Caretaker’s home is located centrally on the ranch and has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.

Ranch improvements: Large metal barn for hay and feed storage, metal cattle pens plus other outbuildings/sheds.

Wildlife: The ranch is 100% game fenced and has been under a deer management program for many years. The ranch has been hunted by family members only, with a 168 Boone and Crockett buck recently harvested on the property. Additionally there is a small herd of Blackbuck, plus a small herd of Elk on the ranch. The present owner also runs a cow/calf operation on the ranch, utilitizing both Coastal Bermuda irrigated pastures and native pasture.

Water: There are 1,976± ft. of Blanco River which has been dammed on the property. There are 3 water wells, one currently non-operational. There is City of Blanco public water supply for the residence. The City ‘gray water’ is stored in a tank on the western edge of the property for irrigation use. A pivot operates on 1 field. 7 watering stations are piped throughout the ranch for cattle and wildlife.

Terrain-Vegetation: The topography consists of gently rolling pastures along the river area rising to elevations over 1,400 feet offering expansive views of the surrounding Hill Country. Surrounding the headquarters are manicured grounds with towering trees. The ranch has been selectively cleared of cedar leaving a combination of open pasture studded with beautiful large Live Oak and other hardwoods, and native brush allowing for game cover. Excellent soils provide for 2 fields planted in Coastal Bermuda plus seasonal food plots for wildlife.

Minerals: Negotiable. See Broker.

Taxes: $12,120.± Ag Exempt.

Schools: Blanco I.S.D.

Location: Located 1± mile east of Blanco on the north side of FM 165, with gated entrance. Additional access off an easement road on Heimer Lane which runs along the eastern boundary of the ranch. The ranch is 45± minutes from Austin, Marble Falls or San Antonio.. 

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