This spectacular 169+/-AC recreational and horse property is located only 75 minutes north of the DFW Metroplex. Amidst a compound with three guest residences (with a total of 8 bedrooms) and multiple barns and sheds, is a spacious custom stone home with a metal roof, which was inspired by the Texas born and raised architect Frank Welch. The wrap around porches overlook the surrounding hills and beautiful coastal Bermuda pastures down to rocky bottomed Clear Creek (3,200 feet of frontage). In addition to the hay pastures and turn out for horses and livestock, is abundant wildlife and recreational hunting primarily in the northern and eastern portions of the property. Ideal for full-time living or weekend entertaining, the ranch includes a two guest houses, manager’s home, horse barn apartment. This property is set up for horses, with an 8-stall barn, with lots of fenced turn out and loafing sheds, 2 lighted outdoor arenas, covered breaking pen, hay, equipment barns, RV storage, cross-fencing and hay meadows, all onsandy loam soil.
Location: The property is located 75 minutes northwest of the DFW Metroplex on the west side of IH-35 on FM 922 in southwest portion of Cooke County on the outskirts of the small town of Rosston.
Land: The layout of the ranch compound takes advantage of the native rolling countryside level terrain, hills and beautiful Coastal Bermuda pastures as they gently roll down to the rocky bottomed Clear Creek that runs from the northwest to the southeast through the ranch. The trees provide plenty of habitat for the wildlife that lives in the area along the creek, and the sandy soil is ideal for horses.
Improvements: This well thought out ranch compound is ideal for full-time living or weekend relaxing and entertaining. Built in 1985, the main house was inspired by the Texas born and raised architect Frank Welch. This house sits atop of a hill and embraces the fantastic views of the creek and surrounding area with an abundance of windows and deep wrap around porches. The spacious 4,325+/-sf custom built limestone home features an open floor plan with a large living room centered on a stone fireplace, three dining areas, a butlers pantry, study with built ins and fireplace, a secluded master suite with fireplace and large master bathroom and closet. This floorplan is ideal for entertaining small intimate groups or large family reunions. Additionally there are three guest residences nearby and three barns. There is a 84’ x 40’ 8-stall horse barn with a concrete center aisle and apartment, a hay barn and separate equipment barn as well as two outdoor covered arenas, a covered breaking pen and RV storage.
Water: Rocky bottomed Clear Creek with over 3,200 feet of recreational frontage on the ranch runs from the northwest to the southeast through the ranch as it drains to the mouth of the Lewisville Lake. This creek provided an important supply of clean water for early settlers of the region. It is fed by numerous tributaries, it drains the mostly deep, fine, sandy loam of the Blackland Prairie that supports the growth of grass and brush. There are also two water wells and a stock pond on the ranch. The annual rainfall for this area is approximately 37 inches.
Soils: The soil in this area is mainly deep, fine sandy loam and characterized as usually being treeless except along the streams and creeks and adapted primarily to raising livestock and growing crops.
Recreation: With its sandy loamy soil, the ranch is ideal for horse backing riding and other related sports. There is an abundance of wildlife along the creek and wooded areas on the northern and eastern portions of the ranch. With 3,200 feet on frontage on rocky bottomed Clear Creek there are opportunities to fish, kayak, canoe, swim and other related water sports.
Income Potential: With the close proximity to Fort Worth and Dallas, this property could be weekend retreat, year-round residence, or the property could be rented for weddings, reunions or for people wanting to escape the city for a few days on a gentleman’s ranch.
Minerals: The owner is believed to own 100% of the mineral estate and executive rights, and is willing to convey a portion of these rights with an acceptable offer.
This ranch is being offered For Sale and is Exclusively Listed by Harlan Ray & David Burgher of Briggs Freeman Sothebys International Realty.
Buyers brokers must be identified on first contact, and must accompany buying prospect on first showing to be allowed full fee participation. If this condition is not met, fee participation will be at sole discretion of the Listing Broker. Prospects may be required to provide proof of funds prior to scheduling a showing.