The Lipan Horse Ranch is a beautiful equestrian property only an hour southwest of Downtown Fort Worth and 1.5 hours west of Dallas. Located just south of IH 20 and east of US 281, it has easy access in all directions. Between Weatherford and Stephenville, this ranch is in the middle of one of the most popular equestrian destinations in the state with numerous highly regarded trainers, veterinarians, equine hospitals, rehab facilities.
The actual address is 1883 County Road 165, approximately 7.4 miles as the crow flies and 8.3 on road miles south of IH 20 and a mile east of US 281.
Improvements: At the end of a quiet county road is a beautiful gated entrance which leads to a well-appointed, highly improved equestrian ranch. Coming through the entry and up a pipe fenced, tree lined drive, you enjoy the tranquility of the land and improved pastures and surrounding area, which has a Hill Country feel.
The custom designed main residence with a Hill Country/California architectural style, was completed in 2015. It totals 5,459 sf under roof, 3,123 sf which is air conditioned. The exterior is a combination of stone, stucco and board/batten with a raised seam metal roof. The house has large open rooms and an indoor/outdoor feel with great views from all rooms. A large wall of windows and glass doors lead to the covered patio and porch with outdoor fireplace. There are 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The master bedroom has a large master bath and his and her closets - his doubling as a safe room/storm shelter. It has a two car garage and separate 2 car carport.
There is also a guest or manager’s house near the barns and stables that is well appointed and totals 1,200 sf air-conditioned. It has 1 bedroom down, a sleeping loft and 2 bathrooms.
There are a total of 3 barns on the property. The main barn has 6/12 oversized horse stalls with outdoor turnouts and covered truck/trailer parking. There is an office, tack room, feed room and wash bays as well as a rain water collection/storage system. The second horse barn has 12 oversized horse stalls. The equipment/hay barn has a 20x60 hay storage, 10x20 shavings bunker, 10x20 dry storage room with roll up door, 20x80 equipment shed, and 20x20 insulated shop with half bath.
A new in ground storm shelter will handle 15-20 people and is conveniently located between the main house and the barns/guest house.
The entire property is fenced and cross fenced with 5 loafing sheds, 4 stone water troughs and 6 stock tanks. The main pastures are improved with coastal grass and mature trees for shade. They have been cross fenced for turn out and the main fencing is pipe with no-climb wire while the secondary fencing is pipe and “T” post with field wire. Rough-cut roads and trails exist throughout the rest of the property.
Water: This property has 2 water wells. One well services the south pastures and another services the northern portion of the ranch and improvements. The property has a rain water collection and storage system. There are a total of 6 stock tanks or ponds on the property as well as a seasonal draw flowing off of Dry Branch Kickapoo Creek.
Land and Soil: The majority of the property is improved pasture with sandy loam or fine sandy loam, ideal for horses and livestock. The southeastern portion of the property (approximately 12 acres) straddles a creek and has heavy vegetation with hardwood trees which provides habitat for wildlife.
Minerals: Contact listing broker for more information concerning minerals.
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This ranch is being offered For Sale and is Exclusively Listed by Harlan Ray & David Burgher of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.
Buyer’s brokers must be identified on first contact, and must accompany buying prospect on first showing to be allowed full fee participation. If this condition is not met, fee participation will be at sole discretion of the Listing Broker. Prospects may be required to provide proof of funds prior to scheduling a showing.