Location: Hidden Spur Farm is located approximately 8 miles northwest of Gladewater, Texas, at 1472 Shamburger Road. The farm is also conveniently located only 11 miles from the town of Gilmer, and only 120 miles east of Dallas.
Overview: Hidden Spur Farm is a beautiful 30+/- acre rural homesite nestled in a very desirable area of south-central Upshur County. The property consists of dramatic rolling hills, pristine hardwood timber, and an incredible 5+/- acre pond. The surrounding property consists mostly of mature growth timber, with some meandering open areas between the house and pond. Surrounded by similar homesites, larger ranches, and within 7 miles of Lake Gladewater, recreational opportunities abound both on and off the property.
Improvements: There is a beautiful, custom-built 3-bedroom, 3-bath, 2,200+/- SF Victorian style home located on a high ridge on the eastern portion of the property. The home was built in 2000 and has been well-maintained since, having updated the two exterior A/C units in 2014, and the inside unit in 2015, all outfitted with a Honeywell security system. The kitchen has also been updated with Quartz countertops, new stainless-steel GE appliances and a new gas stove. The stove and water heater both run off propane. In addition to these updates, new wood floors lead through the main living area and dining room, into an additional living area which provides room to entertain or privacy from the central portion of the house. New tile has been added throughout as well. Numerous updates have been added throughout the house including a new pantry, garbage disposal, new blinds and window treatments, updated closet shelving/racks, new water filtration system (kitchen) and many others as well. The back doors open from the kitchen onto the deck overlooking the outdoor BBQ/sitting area with a view toward the lake.
The entire downstairs and master bedroom upstairs is powered completely off of solar power. Inside the garage is a unit of batteries and power inverter which makes the home incredibly energy efficient. The power is stored until used, then recharged each day, making it nearly 100% sustainable off the grid. The average electricity bill runs from $35-60/month in the heat of the summer and can actually create a credit during the spring and fall. A new TAMKO Metalworks roof was installed in 2010 and comes with a transferable 50-year pro-rated warranty.
One main barn is currently being used to store equipment and a 30’x 40′ metal shop with roll-up door provides additional storage and workspace. Attached to the two-stall barn is a tack room and chicken coop complete with exhaust fans and water. Adjacent to the house is a fully enclosed well-house that serves the property’s irrigation. The perimeter of the property is mostly fenced with good cross fencing around the house and within the interior of the property. There is an electric gate for a nice, secure entrance along with the entire front and backyard being fully fenced.
Trees, grass, forbs: The property’s sandy loam soils foster Coastal Bermuda in the open areas as well as native grasses and forbs throughout the property. Towering mature hardwood timber dominates the landscape. The timber has not been cut or harvested in the last several decades providing scenic and productive wildlife habitat. Tree cover consists of a healthy stand of virgin hardwoods including a variety of red and white oaks, black gum, elm, hickory, dogwood, walnut and some pine. Native forbs and browse such as pokeweed, beautyberry, trumpet creeper, and green briar are also plentiful and provide robust habitat for wildlife.
Water: The property has an incredible deep, spring-fed pond, approx. 5.0+/- acres in size as well as access to Rocky Creek along the western edge of the property. There is also a water well near the main home accessing the Carrizo Wilcox Aquifer for an additional source of water.
Topography: Rolling to sloped terrain with an impressive 75 feet of elevation change provide a scenic view, especially from the house to the east, while the timber maintains privacy from all other directions. The house is arranged on the higher, somewhat level ground, while the timber encompasses the majority of the watersheds and hillsides. Such diversity offers the landowner countless options for recreational opportunities and possibly an additional building site.
Wildlife and fisheries: This property has been successfully hunted in recent years, but only sparingly. It has never been leased and has been managed in such a manner to provide the new owner with a turnkey recreational property. There is an abundance of deer in this part of Upshur County and plenty of other wildlife species including waterfowl for recreational enjoyment. Well stocked, the 5.0+/- acre pond fishes well for bass, crappie and bream and is easily accessible from the house.
Easements: One easement for an electric line and one easement for a gas line.
Utilities: Electricity is provided by Upshur Rural Electric and runs from the east boundary into the home site on the property. Co-op water is provided by Pritchett Water Supply
Property Taxes: All but 2 acres of Hidden Spur Farm currently carries a Timber Exemption. Ask Broker for details.
Schools: The new owners could attend Gladewater or Gilmer ISD.
Price: $798,600.00 ($25,853/acre)
Contact: Stephen Schwartz – Agent, 903-738-7882
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.