Derrough Ranch 534 Acres Live Oak County


Property Details

  • County: Live Oak
  • Address: 155 FM889
  • Zip: 78022
  • Type: Hunting Land, Ranches, Recreational Property
  • City: George West
  • Price: $1,599,330
  • Acres: 534
  • State/Zip: Texas 78022
  • Status: Available

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John Walker | Broker

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Property Description

The Derrough Ranch is located in the southwestern region of Live Oak County at the corner of FM 889 and CR 131, approx. 13 miles SW of George West, 60 miles NW of Corpus Christi and 90 miles S of San Antonio.

The southwestern boundary of the ranch has approx. 6,209 ft of frontage along FM 889, which is a two-lane paved road, and 5,222 ft. of frontage on CR 131 which is a caliche road that is maintained by the county.

The ranch is within close proximity to (17 miles S) Choke Canyon Reservoir and State Park, famed for excellent fishing, including prize-winning bass and catfish. Lake Corpus Christi is 35 miles SE. The property is also strategically located near the Gulf of Mexico and deep water ports.

Private air facilities are available 12 miles northeast at the Live Oak County Airport (3,800 ft. paved runway). The nearest commercial airport is 60 miles southeast in Corpus Christi.

The locked and gated ranch entrance conveniently fronts FM 889, which makes coming and going easy.

Elevations on this arrow-shaped property roll from 300 ft. above sea level, near the southeastern portion of the property, to 350 ft. around the northern portion of the ranch. These elevation changes create nice views of the surrounding countryside.

The vegetation on the ranch is heavy, South Texas brush such as; gauyacon, guajillo, Texas persimmon, and lime prickly ash, which provide thick cover for wildlife. Large, beautiful Bull Mesquite and other trees are present throughout the property.

The soils on the property are primarily Pernitas Sandy Clay Loam and Annarose Fine Sandy Loam.

All manner of wildlife inhabit the ranch. The property has been in the same family for many years with little to no hunting.

Leopard Branch Creek, a wet -weather creek, meanders across the ranch from the northwestern corner of the property down to the southeastern boundary at FM 889.

A small tank is situated in the western portion of the ranch.

A water well, located near the house supplies water to the home and cattle trough. The well has recently been outfitted with a new pump and motor.

The Derrough Ranch is improved enough for a family hunting retreat or peaceful, year-round living. Exterior improvements include a nice set of pipe cattle pens and squeeze chute, which are centrally located near the home. The good-sized trough, adjacent to the pens, is conveniently serviced by the water well.

A three-bay, metal, simple barn rests near the pens.

All but the northernmost boundary is fenced with five-wire, barbed fencing. The fencing has been well-cared for and replaced over the years.

The ranchs house is a 2,058 + square feet mid-century ranch style home with three bedrooms and two baths. The home has been well-cared for over the years with updates to the plumbing, and electrical.

The home has many features:
Open Floor Plan
Spacious Eat-in Kitchen with Double Oven and Stovetop
Brick, Wood-Burning Fireplace
Abundant Storage in Kitchen and Baths
Main Bath with Double Sinks and Tub
Master Bath with Shower
Carpet in Bedrooms, Linoleum flooring in Living Areas
Composition Roof
Double-Car Attached Garage
Central Air and Heat
Septic System
Slab Foundation with recent inspection
Fenced Yard

This is a surface offering only.
There is active lease production with a storage facility on the northernmost area of the property.

2019 taxes are $1,541 with agriculture and wildlife exemptions.

Useful Documents

Property Map / Directions

From IH-410 and IH-37, travel 62 miles south on IH-37 to Hwy 281. Exit to Hwy 281. Travel 21 miles south on Hwy 281 to FM 889. Travel 12 miles west on FM 889 to the corner of FM 889 & CR 131. The property is on the northeast corner of FM 889 and CR 131.

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