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  • ACREAGE

    100

  • CITY

    Leakey

  • COUNTY

    Real

  • AREA

    Hill Country

CATEGORY
  • Horse Property
  • Hunting Ranch
  • Live Water
DESCRIPTION

Presenting the esteemed Historic West Frio River Ranch, a sprawling 100 +/- acre property nestled within the picturesque expanse of Leakey, Texas. Boasting over 1,670 +/- feet of pristine river frontage on both sides of the West Frio River, this distinguished estate offers unparalleled recreational opportunities. The ranch features a meticulously preserved 1890s ranch house, three water wells, and extensive grazing capabilities, embodying an enduring legacy of natural splendor. Tucked away in serene seclusion just 1.5 miles North of Leakey, the ranch provides convenient access to key destinations, complemented by its rich landscape and abundant wildlife. With its abundant water features, diverse habitat, and wildlife exemption, the Historic West Frio River Ranch presents a rare opportunity to embrace the quintessential Hill Country lifestyle.

Location:

The Historic West Frio River Ranch enjoys a privileged location just 1.5 miles North of Leakey, Texas, with effortless access via over 850 linear feet of CR 336 frontage. The ranch lies a mere 1 mile from the Leakey Airport, facilitating seamless travel from across the nation. Situated only 19 miles North of Concan, renowned for its esteemed 18-hole golf course, tubing the Frio River, and the House Pasture music scene, the ranch is strategically positioned within close proximity to key destinations, including San Antonio at 102 miles, Kerrville at 67 miles, and Uvalde at 42 miles. Additionally, the ranch stands a mere 12 miles from the esteemed Garner State Park, epitomizing a coveted lifestyle enriched by a myriad of recreational and leisurely pursuits. With Leakey serving as a hub of social connectivity and familial delight, the area ensures a comfortable, accessible, and entertaining lifestyle for residents and visitors alike.

Landscape:

The Historic West Frio River Ranch epitomizes the essence of a Hill Country Paradise, steeped in rich history and offering unparalleled accessibility around the ranch. With roots tracing back to its origins as a segment of an esteemed Equestrian Ranch, this expansive 100 +/- acre property boasts a diverse array of hardwoods, including majestic Cypresses, Pecans, ancient Heritage Live Oaks, Sycamores, and strategically retained Cedar for natural coverage, alongside Cedar Elms and other notable species. Renowned for its remarkable usability, the ranch stands out in the region due to its exceptional wildlife and livestock capacity, nurtured by its robust soil composition, 46 acres of meticulously maintained Bermuda Pastureland, and a picturesque 31 +/- acre Pecan Orchard. Enhancing its allure, the property is graced by the presence of Spring Branch Creek, meandering gracefully into the West Frio River, adorned by scenic bluffs and crystalline waters, culminating in an idyllic landscape that beckons to be explored and cherished. Scattered throughout the ranch are extensive evidence and history of Native American artifacts, adding to its historical mystique and allure of primitive times.

Improvements:

Rich in heritage, the Historic West Frio River Ranch boasts a storied past, with its origins deeply intertwined with the establishment of the original homestead on the former horse farm. The iconic ‘Culpepper Home' stands as a testament to this legacy, embodying the rustic charm of its 1890s origins. Spanning 1,501± square feet, this historic residence features one bedroom and one bathroom, accompanied by a spacious gathering room adorned by a stone wood-burning fireplace, crafted from rock believed to have been sourced from the very grounds of the ranch itself. Distinguished by its abundant water resources, the West Frio River Ranch boasts a robust supply of submersible water, facilitated by three water wells and strategically placed water troughs throughout the property. Further enhancing its functionality, the ranch is meticulously cross-fenced, crisscrossed by improved ranch roads, and equipped with new blinds and feeders, all of which are included with the property. Exploring the ranch, one is transported back in time by the sight of original storage barns, sheds, hay barns, a smokehouse, and cattle pens, each bearing the hallmark of bygone eras, offering a captivating glimpse into the ranch's rich agricultural heritage.

Water Supply:

Undoubtedly, the crown jewel of the ranch lies in its abundant water features. Beyond the provision of three water wells ensuring a reliable water supply for the property, the West Frio River emerges as a hallmark of distinction, offering an unparalleled blend of natural allure and diversity. Stretching over 1,670 linear feet on both sides, the river unveils a captivating tapestry of scenic splendor, reminiscent of the majestic landscapes of the Rockies or Wyoming. The river's enchanting waters beckon with deep 5-6.5 foot swimming holes and gently cascading rapids, evoking a sense of tranquility and serenity. This idyllic setting is further enhanced by its family-friendly ambiance, teeming with bass, perch, catfish, and other aquatic life, inviting leisurely days of fishing and recreation. Moreover, the riverbank presents a convenient beach-like area, ideal for gatherings and relaxation, where one can savor the pleasures of outdoor cooking, laughs, and good stories. Adding to the allure, the banks of the West Frio River are adorned with multiple seep springs, delicately trickling into the river with their pristine, crystal-clear waters, enhancing the scenic beauty and ecological richness of this remarkable sanctuary.

Wildlife:

The ranch is home to an array of exotics and native game, thriving in the landscape. With excellent water supply, strong grazing capabilities, and dense brush for cover and protection, the Historic West Frio River Ranch is a habitat for Axis, a healthy herd of Blackbuck, Whitetail, Fallow, Aoudad, Hogs, Turkeys, Dove, and more! The ranch is completely low fenced, allowing the game to roam freely throughout the lands.

Wildlife Exemption:

The ranch is currently under a wildlife exemption.

If a true live water Hill Country Gem is what you've been searching for with deep, rich history, you do not want to miss out on the Historic West Frio River Ranch. Contact Texas Landmen for more information on this exclusive offering today.

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