Hays County, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
HORSE OR CATTLE RANCH ON BARTON CREEK: This fenced and gated 94.87 +/- acre horse ranch has l,600 +/- feet on the headwaters of Barton Creek plus its spring-fed tributaries, the same Barton Creek that flows into Barton Springs and pool in Austin. A concrete dam with 5 culverts under it crosses the creek, providing a driveway over it.
The MD chopped-block horse barn with four kick-proof 12' x 12' stalls, with hay racks and piped-in water basins, has a 14'concourse with commercial roll-up doors at either end and clerestory openings for cross-ventilation. There is a heated and cooled office/bedroom room with full bath and closet; mechanical room with water heater, water storage tank, electric-fence control box, electrical box, filters for the water system and tack racks; a wash-down stall with floor drain; hay storage area; and approximately 5,000 +/- s.f. metal roof with water catchment system for the 10,000-gallon storage tank.
There are high building sites with panoramic hill-country views and nice breezes and the spring-fed pond formed by an earthen dam on one of the tributaries. There are many mature live oaks, pecan, walnut, Spanish oak and sycamore trees. Deer and wild turkeys are abundant.
The front of the ranch next to the paved county road contains approximately 30 acres of terraced hay fields and a small hay barn; the creek crosses the entire property behind these fields with huge trees lining Barton Creek. Beyond the creek is the barn in a 7 +/- acre pasture enclosed by an electric-topped fence. The property rises behind the barn, creek and pond, providing a variety of terrain with Hill Country views. Juniper trees have been cleared except those allowed to stand around the perimeter of this back section, providing a privacy buffer and cover for wildlife. There is an agricultural exemption for lower property taxes.
Conveniently located on a paved road off Highway 290 West about 2 miles from Dripping Springs High School and about 30 minutes west of Austin, this is a truly exceptional property in the Texas Hill Country with many arboreal and water features, unlike the hard-scrabble cedar-filled land that dominates the area. It is ready for someone to build a custom home and/or develop into a horse-friendly subdivision. A survey, topo, more photos and list of features will be provided upon request. The owners would consider financing with acceptable down payment, terms and buyer qualifications.
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