The Barnes Ranch is a tremendous opportunity to own a high-fenced hunting and recreational ranch, conveniently located 20± miles northwest of Kerrville and 30± miles west of Fredericksburg. The ranch is in a category of its own with a charming three-bedroom/one-bathroom home, a large equipment barn, two Tifton 85 Bermuda fields, and a beautiful rolling landscape. Properties of this size and in this location do not come on the market very often.
The ranch is completely high-fenced and ready to serve as a personal hunting and recreational ranch with an abundance of wildlife including a variety of exotics, native whitetail deer, and turkey. The ranch has extremely good cover for wildlife with thick stands of shin oak. The majority of the cedar has been eradicated. A well-diversified ranch from a vegetation standpoint with live oak, post oak, blackjack oak, and Spanish oak all present. There are two good-sized Tifton 85 fields that are in great shape and add a nice feature to the ranch. A nice stock pond supplemented by a water well rests in a valley just below the ranch house. The charming ranch house is 1,152± sf and features three bedrooms and one bathroom. The home is perfect for a weekend getaway retreat with wooden floors that accentuate the living space. There are five water wells on the ranch and a good water distribution system in place to various troughs. The ranch is currently under an Ag Exemption.
The Barnes Ranch is located about 20± minutes from Kerrville and 30± minutes from Fredericksburg along Reservation Road, which is a paved county road. From Kerrville, head northwest of Interstate 10 West and take Exit 429 to RR 479.Travel 5.2± miles north on RR 479 and take a right on Reservation Road. Travel approximately one mile on Reservation Road and the ranch will be on the right-hand side. From Fredericksburg, travel west on Highway 290 for 25± miles, turning left on Reservation Road. Travel 3.1± miles, and the ranch will be on the left-hand side.
The ranch is situated amongst a beautiful, private Hill Country setting. The terrain has a gentle roll with a tremendous amount of diversity in vegetation with live oak, post oak, blackjack oak, Spanish oak, and shin oak all present. There are two Tifton 85 fields on the ranch that are in good shape. The field on the north end of the ranch is 5.5± acres. The field on the south end is 7.5± acres and has a solar pump water well that distributes water to a nearby trough. There is one stock tank on the property that is supplemented by a water well and is a beautiful feature and also advantageous for wildlife.
The ranch house is 1,152± sf and features three bedrooms and one bathroom. The home has gorgeous wooden floors throughout. The kitchen has ample cabinet space and is outfitted with a dishwasher, electric stove, and refrigerator. The home has been meticulously cared for over the years and has many windows that allow a generous amount of natural light to enter. The home is surrounded by live oak trees and is completely fenced in with a built-in BBQ pit close by.
A 9,000± sf equipment barn is situated at the headquarters of the ranch. The barn has five large bays that are ideal for storing equipment out of the elements. The barn could potentially be converted to a horse stall as well. Connected to the equipment barn is a nice set of working pens with several water troughs.
Wildlife is in abundance with frequent sightings of whitetail deer, turkey, dove, and other animals native to the Texas Hill Country. The ranch is also home to several varieties of exotics which include fallow deer, axis deer, blackbuck antelope, and aoudad sheep.
The ranch is well watered with five existing water wells on the ranch, four of which are submersible pumps with the fifth being a solar pump well. One of the water wells at the headquarters supplements a stock pond located in a valley below the ranch house. There is another water well that services a garden area.
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