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Clay Hill Ranch

Fairfield , Texas

Property ID: TX149901
Luxury Ranch in Fairfield
, Texas


LOCATION: Centrally located approximately 95+/- miles from Dallas, 150+/- miles from Houston and 155+/- miles from Austin, TX. Clay Hill Ranch is located 7.5 miles west of Fairfield, TX and 6.5 miles from Interstate 45. There is approximately 1.67 miles of County Road 930 frontage on the South East portion of the ranch. DIRECTIONS: From Dallas or Houston, take Interstate 45 to Fairfield, TX and exit Highway 84 and go west. Go west on Highway 84 3.54 miles, then turn right on County Road 941. Stay on County Road 941 for approximately 2.03 miles (County Road will make three 90 degree turns R, L and Right before reaching CR 934). Turn left on County Road 934 proceed .75 miles and the County Road dead ends into the entrance of Clay Hill Ranch. PROPERTY SUMMARY: Clay Hill Ranch is the largest contiguous tract of land for sale in Freestone County and any surrounding county. The ranch has a deep history dating back to the late 1800's where an old moonshiner lived in an old cabin off a natural spring where he produced moonshine. The moonshiner eventually had a run in with law enforcement during the prohibition days and a shoot-out occurred in front of the cabin. The old whiskey maker shot and killed two law enforcement officers and later the moonshiner was killed as well. The cabin remains intact today but left mainly in its natural state for guests to walk back in time while imagining the scenes of the past. SOILS: Primarily fertile sandy loam in the uplands and clay in the bottom areas. These soils have been proven to provide top quality hay pastures that also serve as bedding and breeding areas for deer. TERRAIN: The front pastures are comprised of a highly manicured rolling 712+/- acres. These pastures are some of the best hay pastures anywhere and are planted with Jigs Bermuda and Tifton 85 consistently producing 6,000 4x6 round bales per year and substantial income. Numerous food plots are strategically placed in the middle of the property with deer and hunting in mind. The remainder of the property is heavily wooded and managed hardwood forest consisting of oak, live oak, sand oak, ash, post oak, pin oak, water oak, cedar, blue jack, elm, black walnut, river birch and amazing dogwoods in the spring. The majority of the wooded areas have been on a controlled burn schedule providing maximum forbs for deer and wildlife. The elevation changes range from a high of 510' to a low of 353' for 157' of elevation change. WATER: Three spring fed creeks traverse the property most notably Hausler and Caney Creek all which converge off the property into Sneed and Walnut Creek. Over 20 ponds scattered throughout the property for cattle, deer and wildlife. There one operating water well on the property serving the main lodge and other improvements. There are 4-5 water wells that have been drilled but not put into service for future irrigation uses. WETLANDS: Seven separate managed wetland units have been constructed along creeks and spring fed low lying areas. Wetlands units range from 3.074+/- Acres to 18.53+/- Acres. Most units have a water control structure to allow for flooding in the Fall and proper drawdown in the Spring. This provides the wetland units with the maximum amount of natural vegetation growth for waterfowl. In dry years most of the units can be supplemented by pumping water from adjacent creeks or by adding water wells. FISHERIES: Two small lakes and other ponds are stocked with bass, crappie and catfish. There are numerous potential lake sites throughout the property outside of the 200+ acre lake site. ! LAKE: Owner is currently working to attain a permit for a 200+ acre lake on Hausler Creek WILDLIFE: Clay Hill Ranch has been featured in East Texas Outdoors magazine for its prized hog and deer hunting. The property has been in the MLD program for 12 years and is currently Level 3. Reports and details are available upon request. The quality whitetail population is impressive for a low fenced property. Duck, hog, turkey, dove and varmint hunting can be excellent. CATTLE: Owner currently runs 100 head of cattle on average in addition to the hay operation. It is estimated the property could potentially run 5-600 head with the current pastures in place. IMPROVEMENTS: Approximate 4,900+/- square foot immaculate lodge completed in 2011. No expenses were spared on the lodge. The lodge is surrounded by large mature live oaks and consists of 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. Connected to the main lodge is an 820+/- square foot guest quarters. The grounds around the lodge and guest quarters are landscaped with a sprinkler system in place. There are two additional manufactured homes for additional hunting parties within walking distance to the main lodge. A 10,000 square foot equipment barn with one office and a bathroom which also serves as a cleaning station for harvested game. A well-appointed manufactured foreman's home located on the eastern boundary of the property just off the county road goes with the sale. EASEMENTS: A gas pipeline easement traverses the property. The easement is being utilized to plant food plots in clover, wheat and oats. SURFACE LEASES: There are two gas wells on the property with 44 acre leases surrounding each well. There are no other leases on the property. LAND IMPROVEMENTS: A new pipe entry gate and five strand fences are in place around the entire property. All fences around the exterior of the property have been cleared and replaced in stages over the last 10 years. The owner estimates there are over 20 miles of new exterior fences on the property. All interior cross fencing is new and complete with gates or cattle guards. Each pasture has fenced lanes for ease of working cattle with minimal effort. Roads on the property are all weather with caliche base and large culverts where needed. Roads provide excellent access throughout the ranch in wet weather. MINERALS: Owner believes they own approximately 33% of the mineral estate and would consider conveying 100% of what they own for the right selling price. The ranch is also pooled in 4-5 wells that would go with the sale. There are currently NO leases other than the 44 acre leases surrounding the two (2) current gas wells on the property. This is extremely rare for this amount of acreage and being in the heart of the Eaglebine Shale Play. UTILITIES: Navarro County Electric Cooperative, Clay Hill Water Supply Corporation, one water well, Propone, and Septic. The main lodge has a new CAT 60 KW Back Up Diesel Generator with a belly tank and has never been used. SCHOOL DISTRICT: Teague Independent School District TAXES: 2012 property taxes - $17,883.63 COMMENTS: Clay Hill Ranch has been highly managed for hay production, deer, ducks and other wildlife to make it one of the best low fence large acreage ranches anywhere. This property is a rare find because of its contiguous size, minerals, timber, lodge and hay production. Beautiful rolling terrain with amazing views! CONTACT:
 Hortenstine Ranch Company, LLC (Broker) 
 10711 Preston Road, Suite 100
 Dallas, Texas 75230
 214-361-9191 office 
 214-361-2095 fax Cash McWhorter- Agent/Partner
 469-222-4076 mobile Blake Hortenstine- Broker/Partner
 214-616-1305 mobile


  • Electricity
  • Fishing
  • Guest Ranch
  • Home
  • Hunting
  • Irrigated
  • Lake
  • Lodge
  • Pond
  • Water Wall