175 acres, Home, and Horse Barn for Sale
Exceptionally private and picturesque, 175 acre fully fenced ranch property in the scenic Flint Hills surveyed into 2 land tracts. Stunning views of Tuttle Creek Lake and the Flint Hills abound.
The property has abundant natural water with 2 spring fed ponds, several streams, and multiple springs on the property. The beautiful rim rock-lined main pond has a dock ideal for swimming, fishing or kayaking, and is situated in a scenic valley just below the house. It has clear water, is 25 feet deep, and is stocked with large catfish, bass, and hybrid sunfish. It is a draw for wildlife, including deer, turkeys, migratory waterfowl, egrets and herons, etc. The current world record for whitetail was just a few miles of this property.
The property is optimal for horses with a 40 x 80 metal post and beam horse barn, 7-8 stalls, heated automatic waterers, tack room, round pen and large metal corral. It is internally divided into 4 pastures with high tensile electric fencing to allow for optimum pasture rotation. There is a large concrete pad with a water bib suitable for dog runs, or to erect an additional outbuilding. The property is completely fenced and well maintained.
The property has 4-5 miles of scenic horse /4 wheeler/hiking trails, and many beautiful old stone fences and several pioneer era old stone buildings. It has a mixture of hay producing native grass pasture, wooded areas, and deep rim-rock ravines with a spectacular rock cliff above a stream.
The .7 mile long private drive with security gate provides direct access to a major highway and the driveway meets county specifications for access to the second surveyed land tract if desired. Direct access from the state highway to the second tract is also possible.
The 3916 sq ft home is a 1996 custom built contemporary cedar and natural stone ranch. It has a no maintenance metal roof with an open, functional, light-filled floor plan with the master bedroom suite on the main floor. The master suite and master bath offer washer and dryer hook-ups for easy access for laundry. There are two additional bedrooms and another full bath also on the main level. There are custom closet configurations in many closets. The house is built with handicapped access to and throughout the main floor. There are hardwood floors and ceramic tile throughout. The kitchen and all baths have been fashionably upgraded to granite counter tops. The kitchen offers custom oak cabinets with pull-outs, neutral tiled back-splash, two areas for informal gatherings, and plenty of space to move about. The stairs offer a door for safety and leads to a very large tiled walkout basement and/or lower level. The lower level offers a sizeable bedroom, full bath, and a 13x11 reinforced safe room with an operational bank vault door, utility room, and walk-out access to backyard and pond. Lighting fixtures have been updated with LED and xenon lighting throughout the home for energy efficiency and the house has been freshly painted throughout in warm, neutral colors. There is central air, central vacuum, high efficiency propane furnace, and a free-standing gas stove. This property is extremely well insulated with low annual utility bills. The high producing well is 100 feet deep. There is an oversized 2-car garage to accommodate large vehicles.
There are many highlights to this home and property: The vaulted ceilings, recessed lighting, skylights that welcome natural light, expansive large windows in the main living areas, French doors opening onto a large deck with a screened-in porch overlooking the pond and lake, the extraordinary views of the Flint Hills and Tuttle Creek Lake, professionally landscaped yard, stream, and 3 lily ponds, and the privacy as you shall not see another residence from this home.
This property is also referred to as ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½Nighthawk RanchÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½- so named because on summer evenings, nighthawks soar over the water and land in the pond. Nighthawk Ranch is optimal for a family that loves the outdoors (hunting, fishing, swimming, shooting, horseback riding, four wheeling, tracking, kayaking) or could be used as a horse and/or cattle ranch, training and boarding facility, retreat, and hunting lodge.
This is tranquility at its best and a must see property.
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