Broad Oaks Ranch

$35,000,000

Property Details

  • County: Waller
  • Zip: 77445
  • Type: Hunting Land, Ranches, Recreational Property, Riverfront Property
  • City: Hempstead
  • Price: $35,000,000
  • Acres: 1,408
  • State/Zip: Texas 77445
  • Beds: 18
  • Status: Available
  • Baths: 21.5

TALB Member:

Charles Davidson | Broker/Associate

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Property Description

Less than an hours drive from Houston, the incomparable Broad Oaks Ranch in Hempstead TX includes 1,409 acres of 3.7 miles of Brazos River frontage with beaches, several ponds, 8+ acre picturesque, stocked fishing lake, 5 water wells, improved open pastures with native pecan trees/mixed oak and mesquite trees, thickly wooded acreage providing a natural habitat for wildlife. A truly unequaled high-fence hunting ranch with white-tailed deer, exotics, waterfowl and upland game birds. Exquisitely appointed main house with 4 bedrooms/5 baths/6 half-baths, outdoor fire pit/oversized infinity edge, heated pool/water features, and bubblers/hot tub. Beautifully remodeled 3 bed/3 bath guest house. Barndominium/event center handsomely designed for entertaining with 6 bedrooms/8.5 baths/spacious living areas/commercial kitchen. 8-stall horse barn/office/conference room/workshop. 2 bedroom/1 bath overflow cabin all appointed with great attention to detail, fabulous millwork and exceptional stonework.

LOCATION
The property lies three miles south of Hempstead on FM 1887.

TOPOGRAPHY, RANGELAND & HABITAT
Approximately half of the ranch is located out of the floodplain with rolling hills covered in large oaks. The river bottom is a mix of open, improved pastures and thick woods dominated by hundreds of pecan trees and massive cottonwoods along the river.

Most of the river frontage is accessible and there are multiple large sand beaches, a unique feature to have extensive access points along the river. Property along the river is thickly wooded and excellent habitat for wildlife. The bottomland adjacent to the river is a mix of improved pastures, native pecan groves, and mixed oaks and mesquite trees.

The higher country is a mix of improved hay pastures and wooded areas predominantly populated by large oaks. There are plenty of thick areas left for wildlife in this area as well.

WILDLIFE
The ranch is set up as a fantastic hunting ranch. The entire ranch is high-fenced and has several different high-fenced pastures. Improved genetics have been introduced and the ranch carries tremendous trophy whitetails and includes multiple exotics such as black buck, oryx, addax, buffalo, red lechwe, waterbucks, and Pre Davids deer.

Two wetland units have been developed for excellent duck hunting and both units have water wells that pipe water to the units for full control. Waterfowl hunting is excellent within the Brazos River valley and is a major flyway for ducks.

This area is also known for holding good dove numbers. Several fields are planted for doves on the ranch every year. Plenty of hogs and several blinds are kept outside the high fence area along the river for less controlled hunting opportunities.

AGRICULTURE
The ranch runs a small herd of cattle that are rotated through numerous pastures. There are also several hay fields growing primarily coastal. Water wells were drilled to allow for irrigating with irrigation guns when needed.

IMPROVEMENTS
Main House: Built in 2015, this magnificent home includes a spacious master bedroom downstairs with an expansive bathroom and huge closets. Downstairs there is the great room with a den/kitchen and dining room, a large study and sitting room, utility room, scullery, mudroom, and inside access to the garage.

Upstairs are three large bedrooms with private bathrooms, a large game room, and a utility room. A large outdoor patio with a bbq grill overlooks the lake with a sitting area around a firepit.

Pool area: Between the main house and the guest home is a large pool with an outdoor covered lounge area that includes a fireplace, separate bathrooms, and a spa.

Guest home: Built in 1965, but beautifully redone is the guest home next door to the main house. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home has a kitchen, dining room, den, and living room. This house also sits above the lake and has access to the pool area.

Horse barn: Next to the housing/pool complex is a large horse stable that has multiple stalls, an office, and an equipment room.

Guest small house: A small two-bedroom, one-bath smaller home sitting on the lake exists for when you need even more room for guests.

Barndominium/Event Center: Up the road with a separate entrance is an area where most of the barns, the managers home, and the event center are located. This event center has a spacious garage with an industrial kitchen for events. Alongside the garage area is a large living area that includes a kitchen/den/dining room that also acts as a meeting area. Two large bedrooms and bathrooms are downstairs. Upstairs are four additional bedrooms, sitting/tv room and small kitchen area. This building is wired for corporate board meetings, events, and large social gatherings.

Third Home: Up on the north end of the ranch there is a separate Austin chalk home with three bedrooms, a large den/kitchen area with a fireplace as its centerpiece. Another large horse barn with multiple stalls are next door to this area as well.

Other: The entire ranch is high-fenced and there are four separate high-fence pastures on the ranch. Great roads with gates that all have automatic openers to make getting around very easy. There is a great shooting center that includes a rifle/handgun range, and a five-stand shooting area all with a covered area for lounging. Several other barns are located on the ranch for equipment and hay storage. Plenty of low fences also break up the ranch into multiple pastures allowing for rotation of stock and hay production.

WATER
Surface water on this ranch includes approximately 3.7 miles of Brazos River frontage and an 8+ acre stocked fishing lake found at the main house. The lake is a well-managed trophy bass lake and has bluegill and crappie.

Five water wells on the property serve the multiple homes and cattle/wildlife water troughs. There are also two large-volume water wells that are used for maintaining the fishing lake, providing water for the wetland units, and irrigation of the hay fields. Significant underground piping has been done throughout the ranch.

MINERALS
The seller does own some of the mineral estate and will consider selling with a proper offer. There is no production on the ranch.

AREA HISTORY
This ranch is also the site of one of the first plantations in Texas. Bernardo Plantation was settled from one of the original Austin 300. It was also the staging area for Houstons troops prior to the Battle of San Jacinto.

SURFACE MINERALS
A study done on the property showed extensive gravel deposits that could one day be mined should an owner wish to pursue them.

CATTLE AND HAY
The ranch runs a small herd of cattle that are rotated through numerous pastures. There are also several hay fields growing primarily coastal. Water wells were drilled to allow for irrigating with irrigation guns when needed.

This ranch is co-brokered by Republic Ranches and Martha Turner Sothebys.



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