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Meek Ranch

Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Gillespie County, Texas

1,286.83 Acres
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Meek Ranch : Fredericksburg : Gillespie County : Texas

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Location: The ranch is located roughly halfway between Kerrville and Fredericksburg which puts it about 65 miles from San Antonio and 88 miles to Austin. The headquarters lies on the westside of Alfred Petsch Road, which bisects the ranch. The property also fronts on Hwy 16 for 1 mile as well as Morris Ranch Road for 4/10 of a mile. This area continues to blossom with many new stores, restaurants, vineyards, etc. Fredericksburg is the nearest airport (Fredericksburg FBO) which has a 5,002' x 75' runway. Kerrville - 14 milesFredericksburg - 13 milesDallas/Ft. Worth - 260 milesHouston - 265 miles Water: Besides the two+/- miles of big wide flowing Pedernales River frontage the ranch also boasts two springs, one of them feeds the lake at the main house and the other trickles down into the river. As the river meanders through the ranch it has many long deep holes and shallow riffles as well as gravel bars. One of the creeks that is created by a nearby spring has a spectacular historic rock bridge that spans it. There are 5 water wells on the ranch, one of which pumps 50gpm per seller. Fifty acre feet of water rights will convey with the sale of the ranch. Wildlife: Take your pick. Recreational opportunities abound! The ranch has a considerable population of whitetail deer, axis, black buck antelope, wild turkey and feral hogs. The lake below the main house has superb fishing and remember, you have two miles of river to fish, as well. The river also presents an excellent opportunity for other water sports such as kayaking, tubing and swimming. No matter what time of year, there is always something fun to do on this place. Improvements: The main house that wraps the pool was built in 1982 and is 5,649 sf. Though dated, it is well kept and in sound condition. The house wraps around a swimming pool and also overlooks a deep lake. There is an exceptional entertainment area that includes a grill, fire pit, dock, etc. The main house has 6 bedrooms and 6 baths. The ranch managers house is also well kept and consists of 3BR/3BA and approximately 1,586 sf. The hunters house on Morris Ranch Road has little value, if any, but does serve as another house for overflow or hunters.Additionally, there are two sizable historic two story wooden barns that are believed to be built in the 1880's. They have tremendous potential as a restoration project if you so desire. Lastly, there is a 40×100 foot newer metal building that also contains a bathroom. The fencing on the ranch is standard height and varies from excellent to poor in a few spots. Minerals: Seller will convey 50% of owned minerals. Terrain and Natural Features: This property was once part of the historic Morris Ranch and was assembled through several purchases, the first of which was made in 1969. The highlight of the ranch is the two+/- miles of beautiful Pedernales River frontage with long deep pools and shallow riffles. The ranch enjoys ownership of both sides of 3/4 mile of the river! The topography of the ranch is gently rolling and very user friendly. About half of the ranch is fairly open and lends itself to agriculture while the other half consists of more dense cover, which is most desirable to wildlife. Cover area comprises live oak, post oak, cedar(minimal), sycamore, cedar elm and more. There is a good road system accessing the majority of the ranch. Additionally, there are also two pecan orchards, the combination of which, constitute 47 acres of trees together. It is believed that oak wilt is present on the property. Taxes: Property is currently ag exempt and taxes were in 2014. Property Summary: This BIG WATER combination hill country ranch has been in the same family for 45+ years. A ranch with these amazing features and size rarely come available for purchase in this area. With two miles of big, wide, flowing river, 3.5+/- miles of paved frontage, location and water rights it's potential is huge. It comes ready for you to walk into and start enjoying with minimal effort. If you think this may be what you are looking for give me call.

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