Rolling Oaks Ranch
- County: Washington
- Zip: 77835
- Type: Hunting Land, Ranches, Recreational Property
- City: Burton
- Price: $10,750,000
- Acres: 566
- State/Zip: Texas 77835
- Beds: 4
- Status: Available
- Baths: 4
Sitting on a hill overlooking a valley where Cedar Creek cuts through the property, less than seven miles north of Burton is Rolling Oaks Ranch. The stewards of this ranch have transformed the land into an idyllic retreat that features the highest end of authentic Texas ranch lifestyle. The main home sits on a hill overlooking a stunning valley below full of huge oaks and pecans. Sitting on the porch carries owners and guests to a simpler time, while offering extensive comfort and convenience. A guest home, swimming pool, horse barn and equipment barn as well as multiple other amenities make this ranch one of the finest offerings to be found in Texas.
The ranch is located just north of Burton on the lightly travelled FM 1697. The ranch is 91 miles from downtown Houston, 73 miles from Austin, and a short 15 minute drive to Brenham and 20 minutes to Roundtop. The ranch includes over a mile of frontage on FM 1697 and another access point with 300 of frontage on FM 180.
TOPOGRAPHY, RANGELAND & HABITAT
Rolling Oaks Ranch is a mixture of open pastures and heavily wooded creek bottoms which meander across the property. The mixture of tree species is incredible, dominated by tremendous majestic live oaks and pecans that dot the landscape. Other old growth trees on the ranch include water oaks, elms, hackberries and osage orange, just to name a few.
The pastures on the ranch are in improved grasses and much of the understory in the forest has been opened up to create a park like look to much of the bottomlands. Other areas of the ranch have been left natural to provide shelter, cover and sanctuary for the wildlife.
The Rolling Oaks ranch is set up for great hunting opportunities. The white-tailed deer on the property are abundant and are frequently seen browsing in the the creek bottoms on the property. There are five tower blinds along with four fenced-in food plot areas. With two developed wetland units along with water wells to fill, there is excellent duck hunting on the ranch during the winter migration. Dove are very prevalent in this area and of course plenty of hogs are to be found.
The ranch is currently under 1D1 ag and running cattle. There are multiple fenced pastures to facilitate a rotational grazing program.
The main timber/stone home was built in 2017 on a rise over-looking the Cedar Creek valley. The highlight of this master-level construction is the tremendous great room featuring a huge stone fireplace with large panel windows overlooking the stunning view. The kitchen and dining room are both incorporated into the great room, creating an inviting atmosphere for entertaining family and guest. High ceilings with large wood beams give the great room a real open space ambiance. The home includes a master bedroom on one wing and a second master with two guest bedrooms on the other, each with their own bathrooms. The house is approximately 4,000 square feet and has both a front porch and a very large covered back porch embracing the amazing views.
Next door to the main home is a small refurbished guest home that has three more bedrooms to accommodate more guests with some added privacy. The guest home includes a kitchen, den and breakfast room along with its own back porch.
Included in the housing compound is a swimming pool with a covered deck, a large horse barn, equipment barn, and fire pit area. All of this is inside a fenced area with manicured landscaping.
A major feature of the property is Cedar Creek which runs almost two miles through the property such that the ranch enjoys both sides of the creek for the vast majority of it. The creek is a wet weather creek but is deep with a sandy bottom and huge trees lining its banks.
There are four ponds on the property that hold water great, with the largest being overlooked by the main home.
Two wetland units have been built by the waterfowl-loving owner that can be filled during the winter by water wells and then dried out in the summer to grow forage to attract ducks during the season.
There are four water wells in use on the property and groundwater here is strong. At the homesite, a new well was drilled that is 244 deep and produces over 60 GPM. Other wells on the property produce high volumes of water to allow for multiple uses if desired.
Electric service is conveniently located on many parts of the property.
The Seller does not own any of the mineral estate. There are three producing sites on the property, although all three are well hidden and make a minimal impact on the property.
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