Travel along Longhorn Creek Lane in Sampson County, North Carolina and you will encounter the tree lined entrance to one of the most notable equestrian estates on the East Coast. The owner's passion for horses and generations of family history have inspired something unparalleled that has never before been on the market. The property offers many potential uses including providing a private sanctuary for the outdoor or equestrian enthusiast. Encompassing 700 +/- acres of picturesque, rolling landscape, the fine country estate includes a 20 acre stocked lake and miles of scenic trails through the woods and over bridges that cross meandering streams.
The Stan Gralla designed Main Barn houses 10 16'x16' stalls with internal/external entries, large tack room, veterinary lab facilities, ample storage, wash racks, spacious office with fireplace and full bath, commercial laundry facilities and exceptional attention to detail at every turn. Adjacent to the main barn is a beautiful courtyard with fireplace, and water fountain ideal for gatherings. The Santa Fe inspired 3,000 sq.ft. residence above the barn features 4 wood burning fireplaces, Saltillo tile, magnificent views of the property from 2 decks and a viewing area that overlooks the world-class 100'x 200' indoor arena. An outdoor arena can also be viewed from the residence. The Main Barn and residence incorporate many fine architectural elements including heirloom grist mill stones, hand hewn beams from the owner's personally curated collection and antique doors once located in a European church.
Also among the equine amenities is another 5-stall barn with individual runs, a top-of-the-line Equi-Sizer, multiple paddocks with shelters, a round-pen and two outdoor arenas with viewing stands.
The property is currently being run as a self-sustained equine training and breeding facility and a cattle breeding operation. There are multiple pastures for grazing and extensive lanes affording strategic and easy rotation of livestock. It would be perfect for a grass fed cattle operation based on acreage infrastructure, and ability to graze year round. The grasses are Tifton 44 Hybrid and Coastal Bermuda for hay production and grazing. The soil is sandy loam with soil types that include; Norfolk, Goldsboro, Autryville, Bib, Lynchburg, Wagrum, Rains, Foreston, Woodington, Johnston, Leon, Chipley and Lynn Haven.
A dichotomy of hardwoods and exotic conifers provide for beautiful tree lined roads and miles of trails. White oaks line the path to a restored log fishing cabin that over looks the 20 acre lake fully stocked with large mouth bass, bluegill bream, and shell cracker bream. The cabin is flanked by a 16' tall stacked stone fireplace perfect for a cold Fall or Winter night.
The farm has multiple structures that can accommodate a farm manager and multiple farm hands. There are numerous run-ins, catch pens, round pens, load out/receiving chutes, corral pens, recovery/turnout paddocks and spacious pastures. In addition there is a hay barn, grain silo, large building made specifically for bulk shavings, carport/garage: with fireplace and skylights, utility building with generator, employee break room, equipment shed, heated wash/maintenance building, heated vehicle storage/repair building, bulk feed storage bin funnels and unloading augers that go to feed storage shed, hot water wash bay, liquefied nitrogen fertilizer storage tank, tractor storage area and more.
The farm is located 15 minutes from the Duplin County Airport (for private aircraft), by automobile 60 minutes or less to sandy beaches including Figure 8 Island and just a couple miles off of I40. The farm is also an easy 40 minutes to I95,less than an hour to Raleigh and Wilmington and 90 minutes to Southern Pines.
The property is comprised of multiple parcels, buildings and pastures that include over 700 acres. More/Less acreage available if buyer desires.
The offering is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, change or withdrawal without notice, and approval of purchase by owner. Information regarding acreages, building measurements, carrying capacities, etc., are intended only as general guidelines and have been provided by sources deemed reliable, but whose accuracy we cannot guarantee. Prospective buyers should verify all information. Showing by appointment only.