Winchell River Ranch
- County: McCulloch
- Address: 1463 County Road 448
- Zip: 76872
- Type: Farms, Ranches, Residential Property
- City: Winchell
- Acres: 1,413
- State/Zip: Texas 76872
- Bedrooms: 10
- Status: Sold
- Baths: 4
Location: The Winchell River Ranch is located off McCulloch County Road 448, 4 miles East of State Highway 377 and 4.5 miles East of the community of Winchell, TX. The ranch is 24 miles to Brownwood, TX (Population of 20k, big box retail stores, groceries, supplies, etc.) and 27 miles to Brady, TX (Population 5,500). That puts the ranch 150 miles from Ft. Worth, TX and 140 miles from Austin, TX.
Land: The road system on the Winchell River Ranch is very good and provides trails to most of the ranch. The topography is mostly gently sloping toward the river and the shoreline is everything from gentle slopes to steep river banks. FThe bulk of the ranchs soil is rich, sandy loam deposited over many years making it extremely productive.
There are 13 pastures including the river bottom. Three of the pastures are irrigated (166 acres) and several others have been planted in B. Dahl and Kleingrass. The river pastures are approximately 2 300 acre pastures and are heavily wooded providing cover for wildlife. The current owners have caught numerous yellow cats (catfish) out of the river itself. All of the pastures are well watered by two water wells that are outfitted with electric submersible pumps. A windmill also fills a storage tank/pila and gravity feeds to two of the troughs. The electric-powered water wells can also serve the two windmill troughs, if necessary. There are 11 water troughs throughout the ranch.
Water: The entire Northern border of the ranch (approx. 4 miles) is the Colorado River. 166 acre-feet of senior water rights convey with the ranch and a submersible pump in the river provides the water to the 3 Valley irrigation pivot systems which can all be controlled via an app on a smartphone. The Ellenburger/San Saba and Hickory aquifers are believed to be beneath the ranch and there are currently two aforementioned water wells, approximately in addition to a windmill well. There are 5 stock tanks (some wet weather).
Improvements: There is an older ranch house that appears to be in sturdy condition that has 7 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms as wells as a 3-bedroom, 2 bath double-wide that was manufactured in 2015.
An implement barn is located near the entrance of the ranch along with a drive under, bulk feed storage bin.
The yard around the structures is built for outdoor entertaining. Towering Live Oaks shade the majority of the lawn and a large outdoor cooking area with built-in smoker and grills.
Financial: Owner will provide survey and basic title insurance.
The information contained herein is deemed reliable, but is not warranted by Broker or Seller, and is subject to change, prior to sale, errors and/or omissions and withdrawal from market. Buyer(s) are responsible for their resolution to purchase subject property according to local, state, and federal law, and due diligence as necessary according to proposed use. SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY DO NOT TRESPASS. Buyer(s) broker must be identified on first contact and must accompany buying prospect on first showing to be allowed full fee participation. Fee participation will ultimately be at the sole discretion of the listing broker.
Property Map / Directions
From Brownwood, TX, drive South on State Highway 377. Once you get to Winchell, TX, CR 448 will be just under 2 miles. Head East on CR 448 and entrance will be on your left (North).