Lying amidst the rolling hills and breathtaking views of Erath County, sits a truly spectacular ranch, well suited for both the recreational user and the cattleman. Located 8 miles north of Stephenville, , the ranch is an easy 1 hour 45 minute drive from Dallas, and 1 hour 15 minutes from Fort Worth off of IH 20.
Improvements: The entire property is high fenced and can be accessed through a gated entrance off Highway 281. The main drive to the house is well maintained, landscaped, with a circular driveway providing ample parking for family and guests. This house, built in 1999, was designed for family living and entertaining to a large scale. The open layout of the primarily one story house, coupled with numerous windows and porches/patios, allow for access to the outdoors and views of the large landscaped yard and countryside.
The magnificent double door entry, of the just under 10,000 sf house, opens into a large great room with hardwood floors, 20 plus foot vaulted ceiling and matching floor to ceiling, stone fireplace and window overlooking the grounds. Off the great room is the smaller of two kitchens. The kitchens are fully updated and made for entertaining and cooking, and would please even the most discriminating gourmet chef. The house includes a formal dining, several dens, an office/study, and wine cellar. There is plenty of storage and a large mud room/utility room with pantry. The house has multiple bedrooms wings featuring three master bedroom suites with sitting areas all on the first floor. Two guest bedrooms are located on the second floor of the house. Two of the master suites have fireplaces, and all have French doors that lead out to a long covered porch, ideal for relaxing in a rocking chair with a glass of ice tea at the end of the day. Also included is a basement/storm shelter, easily accessed by an interior staircase.
Across the yard, is a large swimming pool, hot tub, and cabana, located near the kitchen wing for ease of entertaining. Vehicles are protected in a large rock and stone carport. There are several storage buildings which are well maintained for equipment and storage, creating a compound effect. The storage areas are insulated and climate controlled.
Water: Straight Creek Ranch has an abundance of surface water. There is over 2,000 ft of frontage on both sides of Straight Creek, a seasonal/wet weather creek. The largest body of water on the ranch is centrally located and measures approximately 4 +/- AC. There are several other stock tanks throughout the property varying in size and a couple of draws that also catch water from time to time.
Terrain/Topography: The property consists of a wide variety of terrain. The eastern side of the property has some level ground ideal for cultivation, while the western and central portions of the property are more characteristic of the general area with rolling hills and big views. The elevation on the ranch ranges from approximately 1,320 feet above sea level at the highest point, to approximately 1,260 feet above sea level at the lowest point, near the main entrance on US 281. The natural diversity of this ranch has to offer is a rare find, and something that is truly special.
Recreational/Hunting: Endless recreational and hunting opportunities can be found throughout the property. The deer population on the ranch consists of a truly native population that has been under heavy management for several years. No outside bloodlines have intentionally been brought into the high fenced ranch. Multiple food plots can be found throughout the property. In addition to deer hunting, there are some great pastures for dove hunting and there is an abundant turkey population. Some of the pastures are currently in hay production. All pastures have been well manicured and maintained. There are several rough cut roads and trails joining pastures and various features of the ranch that are excellent for riding horses or cruising around in an ATV.