Location: River Bend Ranch on the Sabine River is conveniently located in southwestern Upshur County, TX. approximately 100 miles from Dallas, TX. The nearest towns are Big Sandy, TX (2.3 miles north), Longview, TX (25 miles east) and Tyler, TX (23 miles southwest). Gladewater Municipal Airport is also located just 15 miles to the east. County road access to the entry gate is provided by Dial Road and is located along the east side of the property.
Overview: River Bend Ranch is a very unique property offering multiple recreational options to the sportsman or wildlife enthusiast alike. Its privacy is unrivaled due to its location and access, yet its prominent features satisfy the most discerning landowner. River Bend Ranch is a true gem in the heart of East Texas creating both a turn key residence and recreational property. In addition to the well-placed home in the center of the property, there are also four other structures strategically placed across the ranch. Improved Bermuda pastures, new fencing, a scenic 1 acre recreational pond, a spacious r-panel barn/guest quarters with slab and equipment storage, and 1,000+/- feet of Sabine River frontage create diversity at its best! It is quite rare that such a well finished tract of land with easily accessed and useable Sabine River frontage is offered for sale. Come see for yourself!
Main home and guest house/barn: A beautifully, well-constructed custom home comprised of approximately 3,100 square feet sits overlooking the pond in the center of the property. This well thought out, spacious home is graced with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and full of unique character and detail. The open living space and large Austin Stone fireplace greet you as you walk in from the entry way. The kitchen is outfitted with hand hewn beams, granite countertops, three convection ovens and hand scraped hickory floors. The wood for the trim, center beam in the living room, and sliding barn doors to the guest bed room all originated from trees harvested on the property. Covered porches shade both the front and the rear of the home allowing comfortable views of both sunrise and sunset. Natural light illuminates each room in the house. The bedrooms and sitting room were all designed to have multiple views of the manicured acreage surrounding the house. The home itself is incredibly energy efficient with spray foam insulation throughout the entire structure, including the attic, which maintains a static temperature within eight to ten degrees of the interior of the home.
In addition to the main house, renovations have been made to the barn on the north side of the property providing a comfortable and fully functional guest home. The addition is equipped with a full kitchen, living area, 2 spacious bedrooms and 2 full baths. On the rear of the structure, is a fully enclosed, steel frame shop with roll up doors on each end to allow the breeze to flow through as you work on your tractor.
Improvements: A split rail wooden entrance built from native Oak trees greets you as you make your way down the crushed limestone drive to the house. In addition to the main entrance, there are two other gated entrances along the east boundary culminating at the river’s edge. A quaint river house on the banks of the Sabine compliments the diversity of the ranch. This could easily serve as a fish camp, or rental opportunity during the fishing/hunting seasons.
Terrain: Rolling to flat
Tree Cover/Pasture: River Bend Ranch is comprised of approximately 60% tree cover with a mixture of mature hardwoods populating the north, east, and south boundaries. The remainder of the property possesses improved, manicured Bermuda pasture. Portions of the pasture are under a prescribed burn regiment on a yearly basis for maximum growth potential.
Water: There is a one acre pond over 18 feet deep, stocked with Florida-Strain Largemouth Bass, Tilapia, Copper Nose Bluegill, and Catfish. The pond is treated annually with Aqua Shade to keep the algae under control. The property is also bordered to the south by over 1,000 feet of Sabine River frontage. Rural water serves the main home and barn. Two functional water wells are also in place to serve the property when needed.
Wildlife/Hunting: The ranch is teeming with diverse wildlife species. Due to its location between two very large blocks of contiguous timbered neighbors, it naturally draws a consistent number of Whitetail deer, hogs, bobcats, and many other varmints. A large food plot has been maintained on the southeast side of the property and is utilized by native deer all throughout the year. With excellent Sabine River access, waterfowl are plentiful during the fall and winter months. During the warmer seasons, dozens of species of songbirds, migratory and resident alike, make River Bend their home. The current owners feed 200-300 pounds of sugar a year to migrating Hummingbirds during the spring and summer as they flock to the property.
Utilities: More than a half a mile of water line maintaining 70 pounds of pressure runs throughout the entire property offering both rural and well water to multiple structures and locations. There are also four different septic systems serving the river house, guest house, and the main house.
School District: Big Sandy ISD
Minerals/leases: The Seller does not own any minerals. There is no oil/gas production and no known current leases impacting the property.
Property Taxes: Ask Broker for details
Buyers & Brokers: Buyer’s brokers must be present for all initial showings. Buyers should notify Listing Broker that they are represented prior to touring the property. We welcome the opportunity to work with other Brokers/ Agents, but expect their full participation in any transaction.
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