McLerran Home & Land
- County: Childress
- Address: 16771 Farm to Market Road 268
- Zip: 79201
- Type: Farms, Ranches, Residential Property
- City: Childress
- Price: $185,000
- Acres: 38
- State/Zip: Texas 79201
- Beds: 3
- Status: Available
- Baths: 2
This home sits on 38 +/- acres just east of the town of Childress, in Childress County, Texas! It would make a nice homestead for raising a family or retirement, where you could grow crops, run livestock and even hunt deer. The property is very private and peaceful, yet close enough to town that a grocery run doesnt take out your whole afternoon.
The McLerran is located on FM 268, a paved road. It is only 5.4 miles to Childress (pop. 6,045), which has several restaurants, hotels, a hospital and an 18 hole public golf course. Childress is located on Highway 287, the main highway from DFW to the ski resorts in New Mexico and Colorado. From Childress, Amarillo is about a 2 hr drive north and Fort Worth, about 3.5 hrs south.
The land has a perimeter fence and a gated entrance off of FM 268. The house and barn sit in the middle of the acreage, some 800 ft from the road. Most of the property was cultivated at one time. The soils are Tillman Clay loam, Class 3e. The owner always grew winter wheat, but you could also grow cotton or hay grazer. Alternately, they would take to grasses well, if you wanted to use the land just to graze cattle or horses.
The property joins thick mesquite pasture on its north side, and deer routinely come through the McLerran to graze. Tracks are all around the house and across the field. The owner has let his grandchildren hunt here before, and one took a nice buck a few years ago.
The house is an Elliot Homes 2002 double wide (HUD labels TRA 523283 & TRA 523284). It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, separate dining & utility room, and has approximately 1,904 sq ft. It has been maintained well over the years, and the interior is very clean. The living room is large and has a fireplace, and there are lots of windows. Both the front and back entrances have large covered porches. An attached two car garage allows for covered parking or extra storage. An in-ground cellar is also next to the home. The home has electricity, city water from Red River Water Authority and a septic tank system.
Additional structures include a 40 ft storage container and small chicken coop. A 30 ft x 50 ft metal barn with concrete slab can double as a shop. It has electricity and a large overhead roll-up door for pulling in equipment or cars. Attached to the barn is 15 ft x 50 ft lean-to, for parking equipment or stacking materials. Between the barn and house is a raised metal pool deck that would fit an above ground pool, if you wanted to install one.
For more information or to see this property in person, contact agent Steven Beck at cell phone (806) 778-1597.
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