Durham Ranch | 503± acres | Henrietta, Texas | $2,500,000
Durham Ranch is the perfect full-time residence or part time recreational property. Located at the end of Daniels Road, this secluded ranch is surrounded by large neighbors and buffered privacy but also provides the convenience of nearby Henrietta or Wichita Falls, TX. Positioned just west of the East Fork of The Little Wichita River, the land draws a plethora of free ranging game from the river bottom. A wildlife haven lush with Little Bluestem, Side-Oats and riddled with Hackberries, this ranch offers the rare opportunity to find so many various species highly concentrated within a 500-acre tract. Trophy white-tailed deer, turkey, dove, waterfowl, quail and hogs can all be seen or heard from the porch of the house while enjoying a magnificent sunrise or sunset. Rolling topography, mature hardwoods and general layout give the land a large feel, while the custom-built residence and amenities provide all the luxuries and comforts of home.
This ranch is situated within Clay County, approximately 7 miles east of Henrietta, TX. Wichita Falls is a short 27-mile drive and DFW International Airport is 100 miles from the property. Daniels Road off of US-82 dead ends into the front gate.
Elevation, Topography, Soils & Foliage:
Durham Ranch is located in the northern portion of the Cross Timbers and Prairie Eco Region of Texas and parallels the East Fork of The Little Wichita River. Thick native grasses such as Little Bluestem and Side-Oats are intertwined with indigenous brush and mature Hackberry trees spilling out from the river bottom. Three improved food plots have been added to the property and are planted in Winter Wheat to attract game throughout the hunting season. One 10-acre dove field is alternated between Milo and Sunflower.
Extensive mesquite thinning and clearing has been performed in certain areas in order to open up and highlight the natural features and beauty of the land.
Sloping elevation and rolling topography provide approximately 68’ of variance and create multiple viewpoints overlooking the ranch and surrounding vistas.
The majority of the soils are comprised of Stoneburg-Bluegrove, Nebgen-Grandfield-Weswind, Renfrow-Kirkland-Anocon associations and Cisco fine sandy loam.
The ranch features one 6-acre lake and three smaller ponds. The 6-acre lake holds good water and is known to be a superb bass fishing lake. Multiple bass in the 10 lbs. range have been caught. This lake
also provides some excellent fast and furious waterfowl hunting. One of the ponds is stocked with large catfish and doubles as an irrigation pond.
There are two electric wells on the property. One has a reverse osmosis filtration system in place, is located by the barns and used for the horses and/or cattle. The second well is located by the home and is used to service the heated swimming pool and hot tub.
The house draws from a custom-built rainwater and treatment system. This includes a 30,000-gallon storage tank that is also used to irrigate the landscaping around the house.
Habitat, Wildlife and Cattle:
Durham Ranch offers a superb population wildlife. The ranch has operated under the Managed Land Deer Program for 15+ years with an emphasis on selective gene harvesting. 3 tower blinds, 3 corn feeders and 1 protein feeder are in place with 4 food plots.
White-tailed deer scoring in the 150” class are fairly common within the ranch. The occasional 170” class white-tailed deer is either harvested on the ranch or in the neighboring vicinity.
Turkey are thick throughout the property and can often be spotted directly from the porch.
The dove hunting can be as good as anywhere when it is on.
Waterfowl hunting can be extremely fun and productive in the 6-acre lake. Ducks have been known to roost in the thousands on the neighboring lake and come in to feed in the morning.
Quail numbers vary from year to year, like everywhere else. However, the ranch supports a healthy habitat in good years.
Monster hogs can be targeted when moving through the river bottom and traversing the property.
Cattle grazing has not been the primary emphasis for these 500 acres, but all the infrastructure is in place including cross-fencing, water and a good set of pens should the new owner wish to do so.
The ranch is not encumbered by any leases.
Improvements, Structures & Roads:
The crown jewel of the ranch is the 7,035 SQFT custom built home. 4,688 SQF of which is under AC / Heat and includes 6 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. No detail was overlooked with this house, starting with the slab foundation which utilizes 96 piers 2’ in diameter and 15’ deep. Custom features include:
Wolf and Kitchen Aid Appliances
Partial brick flooring salvaged from the famous Chicago fires of the late 1800’s
Heated saltwater swimming pool and hot tub
Screened in outdoor kitchen
3 car garage
2 wood burning fireplaces
2nd Laundry / Gear Room
Large closets and additional storage
Metal seemed roof
Buried 1000-gallon propane tank, 3 Rinnai tankless water heaters and 3 HVAC units
Satellite TV and high-speed internet
All the 5-strand fencing is in good condition with a large portion of it being new. Roads are in good condition.
Additional notable structural improvements include:
100’ x 60’ metal barn
90’ x 50’ four stall metal horse barn
60’ x 40’ three-sided metal shed
36’ x 12’ tack cabin with electric, water and full bath
Detached 40’ x 36’ car port. Large enough for three full size vehicles or multiple UTV’s
8 dog kennel with 4 runs
There is one buried pipeline easement consisting of 4 separate paralleling pipelines traversing the property. It provides a well maintained sendero.
Furnishings and equipment are not included with the sale of the property.
Minerals & Production:
No mineral rights or executive leasing rights are owned by the seller. There are no mineral leases or production on the ranch.
The property is under an agricultural tax exemption program.