Pedernales River Ranch
Fredricksburg, TX. Gillespie County
Situated between Fredericksburg and Kerrville, Texas with approximately two miles of Pedernales River frontage, The Pedernales River Ranch attracts those in search of recreational and agricultural pursuits, maximum privacy and luxurious living. Dating back to the 1800s, this property was once a part of the early Morris Ranch. Many original features, including barns and a unique rock bridge, are still standing and add to the ranch`s historic interest. In addition, the ranch includes pecan groves, multiples lakes, an abundance of wildlife, fantastic frontage on three roads and a beautiful estate home with hilltop views. The property`s water rights convey with the purchase.
An abundance of wildlife contributes to the Pedernales River Ranch’s recreational appeal. Year-round live water and strategically placed feeders allow a diverse mix of wildlife to thrive. Whitetail deer, axis deer, blackbuck, turkey, quail and dove are a few that frequent the property.
For the sporting enthusiast, there is a lake stocked with largemouth bass and catfish. In the river, you can catch large and smallmouth bass, sunfish, catfish and more.
The topography of the ranch is marked by Hill Country vegetation, valleys, ridges, live water and springs. The highest ridge sits at approximately 1,940 ft., with the lowest river bottom situated about 300 ft. below, at 1,660 ft. Live oaks, post oaks, pecan, elm and sycamore trees, plus native grasses make up the landscape. The Southeast portion of the ranch consists of open pastures, lending itself to agricultural pursuits. A great road system traverses the property giving great access to each area of the ranch.
A beautiful gated entrance and paved, tree-lined road leads to the impressive 5,649 +/- sq. ft. estate with six bedrooms and six baths. The spacious living room with a fireplace captures stunning views through large windows. Overlooking the main lake and built to surround a pool, this home offers the ultimate in entertaining.
A well-maintained three-bedroom, three-bath home situated near the barns and a separate hunter`s cabin provide additional accommodations.
Further improvements include two large historic barns that would make for a great restoration project, an approx. 100` x 40` new barn with a bathroom, working pens and shoots, as well as perimeter and cross-fencing that is in fair condition.
Pedernales River, the main water feature on the ranch, meanders through the middle of the property for nearly one mile. Frontage on both sides of the river shapes the landscape, while providing beautiful springs and watering holes for wildlife use and aquatic recreation. A historic stone bridge crosses one of the springs. This would be a great place to construct a small dam. The second spring runs behind the main house, where it is dammed to create a multi-acre lake. There is also two smaller tanks on the property.
The ranch has water rights out of the Pedernales River that will convey with the sale.
The ranch has five water wells, including one that pumps 50 gpm per the seller.
50% of owned minerals will convey.