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DescriptionThe 133-acre Windfall Ranch is gently-rolling pastures lush with grasses, dotted by scattered trees and is a quintessential cattle or horse property with enough diversity to manage for quality wildlife. The breathtaking views will make it easy to call home, or a weekend hideaway, while the 5-acre lake and ponds are nationally recognized as some of the top "Gun Dog" field trial locations available.
Dreams are made and come true however you choose to use this piece of Texas gold.
The entrance is 2 miles south of Lexington on Highway 77, where a well maintained private gravel road takes you into the heart of the property.
2 miles to Lexington, 54 miles to downtown Austin, 15 miles to Giddings, 33 miles to Bastrop, 50 miles to Round Rock, 53 miles to College Station
133.7 acres of lush, well managed Timothy, Bahia, and Bermuda grasses cover the rolling hills ready to be grazed or baled. There are several mature oaks scattered over the property and clustered areas along the property lines, providing plenty of shade for livestock and cover for the healthy wildlife population. The owners have planted over 50 saplings throughout the pasture and along the driveway complete with irrigation lines. The surrounding properties are large, low-fenced tracts so the abundant wildlife traverses this area freely. The rolling topography provides plentiful watershed to feed the lake and ponds, and the sandy loam soil is perfectly suited to support hay production, grazing, and quality footing for horses. The perimeter fence and cross-fences are in good condition, and there is a nice set of working pens, sheds, and a squeeze chute and scale in the middle of the property making this a turn-key cattle operation. For years the ranch has been home to champion flat-coated retrievers and labradors and is nationally known for its beautiful lake and sunset views, quality people, and great dogs.
House & Pool, Hot Tub, Fountain - This hilltop homestead is 1995-built, 1,306 sq. ft. 3/2 which has been recently updated with a brand new metal roof & A/C, top quality fixtures, counters, and appliances that will convey. The front of the house faces the northwest so you can watch the sunset over the pond from the comfort of your easy chair. A wood-burning fireplace sits opposite of the large windows creating a welcoming, warm living area. The master bedroom boasts the same hilltop views and has a large bathroom and plenty of closet space. The two other bedrooms are opposite of the master and are down the hall from each other with a full guest bathroom with shower and tub in between. The utility/mudroom has an exterior door is attached to the kitchen for extra storage and makes it easy to leave your swimsuits or muddy boots behind before walking through the house. The dining area looks out the back glass doors to the landscaped backyard n designed to attract a colorful variety of birds, butterflies, and hummingbirds. A large rock water fountain sits surrounded by a diverse variety of colors and textures provided by the native landscaping, all shaded by a towering oak tree in the center. Thirteen oak saplings were recently planted around the yard for shade for generations to come. The 2015 15x40 heated pool uses solar and gas to heat the water for year around use and is situated on the side of the house so you can float and watch the sun go down over the lake. The hot tub sits just a few steps away on the back porch completing this fantastically fun and functional entertaining area.
Shop with Septic, Electric, Water - Built in 2010 this 30x60 metal building is on a slab and has a rolling door and an overhang on the side designed for a large RV/travel trailer. Plug in and stay awhile! There is a full hook-up with 30 amp power, direct septic connection, and city water perfect for guests or a place to call home while your dream home is being built. An outdoor shower is on the side of the building for those days you want to be a little closer to nature. Part of the shop could be finished out with minimal effort as an apartment, office, or party barn as there is a full bathroom with sink, shower,& toilet ready to use. It is on its own electric meter and septic tank so utilities are easy to manage.
Shop with Kennels & Runs - Built in 1995 this 20x40 metal building is on a slab with one rolling door on the end and is heated, cooled, and insulated with a large sink complete with hot and cold water for year around use. It is currently used for five dog kennels that could possibly convey and each has its own spacious outdoor run attached. The building could easily be converted to a workshop, tackroom, or storage area for kayaks or gardening tools.
Garage & Storage - A three bay metal garage and storage building currently houses the ranches smaller equipment and tools. It is connected to the smaller shop by a covered concrete slab that drains into the second septic tank making it a perfect home for chickens, rabbits, 4-H/FFA projects,or as a potting area, or washrack.
Equipment Shed - Near the southeastern property line away from the house there is an equipment shed high enough for larger equipment, tractors, and implements. All equipment is negotiable to make the transition for the new owners as easy and seamless as possible.
Utility providers are Bluebonnet Electric & Lexington Water.
The 5 acre lake is the crown jewel of the property that runs across the front pasture just below the homestead. It is fed by the natural watershed of the topography and is approximately 18 ft deep according to the seller. A floating boat dock sits at one end as a place to park a lawn chair and watch the ripples in the water or jump in your kayak or canoe for a paddle down the long shore lines.
A large, covered game bird pen sits up away from bank near the corral and water well for easy access on training day.
2 wells service the property, each ~200 ft deep, one near the home that fills the pool, and one near the cattle pens in the center of the property that also serves the bird pen.
Lexington City Water is hooked up at the house and shops.
3 "technical" ponds, as they are known in the dog world, were custom built and are spaced out across the back pasture providing plenty of water for livestock and wildlife even in drought seasons.
WILDLIFE / HUNTING / FISHING
A healthy population of whitetail deer call this area home and enjoy the abundant water supply and quality habitat surrounding Windfall Ranch. The sellers have feeders out to bring the deer in, but do not hunt so there has been no pressure on the property. The lake and ponds are naturally stocked with bass, bluegill, and catfish so a fisherman could manage for quality where no fish stories will be needed!
An agriculture tax valuation is currently in place keeping carrying costs low. For those buyers not interested in hay or cattle production, Plateau Land & Wildlife Management will offer a free consultation on transferring the ag valuation to a wildlife tax valuation.
50% of the surface, executive, & royalty rights are owned by the seller and will convey with the sale.
Lexington has all the small town charm and delicious cooking, awarded "Best Barbeque in Texas" just a few short years ago, that you could ask for. The famous Round Top festivals are within 45 minutes and several State Parks are within a half hour.
Fresh groceries, spirits, pharmacies, medical care, etc. are available in Lexington or within a reasonable drive.
57 miles to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
130 miles to George Bush Intercontinental Airport
Map of 5 Acre Lake, Rolling Pastures, Home, Shop
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