This east Texas honey hole is a short drive from Dallas and offers a rare combination of large acreage, recreational enjoyment, superb cattle grazing and a plethora of hunting opportunities. Situated on 711± acres of prolific land, Deerfield Ranch provides secluded tranquility within high fenced borders that include everything from the productive Sabine River bottoms to the dynamic elevated views for miles and into the neighboring Burleson Wetlands which provide a huge natural buffer running along the entire northern boundary. The structural improvements have all been designed, cared for or remodeled by the eye of an architect and are in excellent condition delivering year around enjoyment. The physical enhancements to the land are well thought out and contribute to both the functionality and beauty of the ranch. This property truly offers something for every ranch seeker at a very affordable price this close to multiple rapidly growing cities. Deerfield Ranch is being offered turnkey with a significant amount of furnishings, equipment, vehicles and an exceptional ranch manager already in place.
The property is located 3 miles south of Mineola, TX and approximately 84 miles east of downtown Dallas, TX in the Piney Woods within Smith County. The ranch sits just south of the Sabine River near the border of Smith and Wood Counties.
Habitat & Topography:
The ranch offers a variety of mixed use habitat within the South Central Plains Ecoregion. Numerous pastures have been cleared for grazing / hunting purposes and to open up the land in various areas. Improved grasses have been introduced in multiple areas and flourish in the fruitful soil. Native grasses are prevalent throughout the wooded areas which include majestic mature hardwoods and scatted pine trees. Extensive improvements have been made to the environment around the residences and in other areas of the ranch. The soils primarily consists of fine sandy loam with some clay near the river and creek bottoms. The main body of the ranch has approximately 130 +/- Ft in elevation changes which is well above average for this geographical area. The property has a very good blend of cleared pasture, rolling topography changes and indigenous wooded areas.
The property operates as a very productive cattle ranch and can support 200 momma cows. Permanent and mobile cross fencing is in place with established lanes to easily rotate cattle and utilize intense grazing methods. Water is plentiful via stock tanks, irrigation, creeks or lakes. Improved grasses are mostly comprised of Coastal Bermuda, Common Bermuda and Bahia. In recent years the cattle were being supplied to Whole Foods Market but are not currently enrolled in that program. *Livestock is not included in the list price.
Deerfield Ranch has an abundance of wildlife and opportunities for any sportsman. Whether your passion involves angling or the pursuit of deer, dove, hogs, predators or varmints, you will find no shortage of any here. The entire ranch is secured with high fencing and has been responsibly managed under Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Managed Lands Deer Program. Over time the native herd has been cultivated to produce quality white-tailed deer. Located within one of the most productive zones of the Central Flyway, the waterfowl hunting can be phenomenal. Large bodies of water, duck sloughs, creeks and plenty of forage attract a multitude of species. Multiple duck and deer blinds as well as feeders are in place. The thick wooded corridors throughout the ranch provide plenty of cover and sanctuary areas for the wildlife to thrive.
Both surface and subsurface water is abundant throughout Deerfield Ranch. The surface water includes nine individual lakes, a portion of Coppers Branch off of Rock Creek and multiple tributaries off of Village Creek which runs below Burleson Lake. The largest lake is approximately 8 surface acres and 40 feet deep. Most of the lakes are stocked and present trophy fishing opportunities. The subsurface water includes multiple springs filling several of the lakes and 4 water wells. Three deep wells and one shallow. Several pastures have well water irrigation piped to them. The yard around the house is irrigated from the pond behind the home. Coop water is run to the living structures.
Main Residence – Redesigned and refurbished five years ago by owner, the Executive Vice President of HKS architecture firm. This beautiful 5,559 SQFT under roof Granbury Stone home blends quality, taste, functionality and modern updates together while still providing a country living feel. This home is comprised of 6 beds and 6.5 baths. It includes a pool and hot tub overlooking the “House Lake”, oversized patio with outdoor kitchen, two large screened in porches with a fire pit, professional landscaping and an attached two car garage with water and electric. Upgrades include a perimeter insect misting system, efficient Nest AC, security and video monitoring system, high end appliances, backup generator and many others.
Guest / Foreman’s Home – Currently functioning as the ranch foreman’s home, this 3 bedroom and 2 bath Granbury Stone house is located near the main residence and adjacent the 3+ car garage and large workshop. This home was recently enlarged to 1500 SQFT and refurbished. It includes an additional attached 400 SQFT covered carport.
There is a 961 SQFT under roof studio/pavilion located adjacent to the swimming pool & spa. This can function as an art studio, office, pool house, exercise building, etc.
2,363 SQFT enclosed garage, workshop and storage room. This workshop is set up to tackle just about any type of project.
100’ x 75’ Hay Barn with Lean-to, a 726 SQFT Feed Shed and a covered loafing shed which could be converted to stalls.
Electric gated entrance, cattle pens, bulk feed tanks and fuel storage.
The property is under 1-D-1 Open Space Agriculture tax exemption.
A large amount of furnishings and equipment are included with a qualifying offer. Contact broker for further details.
Minerals will convey. Contact broker for details.