Live Water Equestrian Ranch
Chimney Hill Ranch 172.14 acres - Lower Turtle Creek
Kerr County, Kerrville, Texas
- 172 acres
- 2,100 Linear ft of waterfront on both sides of Lower Turtle Creek, 8'-10'deep water, 126 ft wide, 2 rock piers, bulkhead
- 3 acre lake
- 7,628 +- square foot home, 4 bedroom, 4 full bath, and 2-1/2 bath
- 4 interior fireplaces, 1 exterior fireplace, 1 fire pit
- 3 car garage - heated and cooled
- Loggia, courtyards, balconies, roof top patio, back patio
- Indoor heated lap pool in a 1,396 sq ft pool house
- 11 Stall Horse Barn w/wash rack w/hot and cold water, tack room, feed room
- Pub room for informal break area near the barn
- Horse laundry room w/restroom and shower
- Covered riding arena 168 x 50 w/viewing area
- 3 rail pipe fence in turn-out areas and lanes
- Fenced - High fence and low fence
- Cottage - 1 bedroom, 1 bath, living and kitchenette, 800 sq ft w/covered parking
- Foreman's House - 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1196 sq ft
- Workout room
- Green house and garden
- 4 storage rooms
- 2 separate workshops
- Asphalt drive
- Wildlife: Whitetail, Axis, Blackbuck, Ducks, Gees, Blue Birds, Road Runners, Black-Bellied Whistlers and many others
- Trees - Beautiful hardwoods
- Mineral: 1/2 of the minerals convey
- Taxes - Ag exempt
Location: Located approximately 6 miles southwest of Kerrville and near the intersection of Hwy 2771 and Hwy 16 in one of the prettiest valleys along Lower Turtle Creek. 12 minutes to the Kerrville Municipal Airport with a runway long enough for private jets, 17 minutes to IH-10 at Kerrville, 40 minutes to Fredericksburg and 65 minutes to the San Antonio International Airport.
Detail Property Description: Enter through the massive hand laid stone entry of the Chimney Hill Ranch, and you will know that you've arrived. Just a short distance through the gate, you will reach the crest of the property. Magnificent views open up to bottom fields, grand trees and bluffs, making a truly spectacular site. Nice topo creating privacy with knee-high, grassy fields, beautiful live oaks, elm, cedar elm, lace bark elm, walnut, pecan, mesquite, boxwood, crepe myrtle and wildlife at every angle. There is plenty of brush for wildlife cover. Meander the improved ranch road and you will see an inviting pond that is the backdrop to the famous Original Chimney of Chimney Hill Ranch. It stands as strong as it did the day it was built along the banks of Turtle Creek. The ranch contains 172 acres of prime land and runs on each side of the north and south bank of Lower Turtle Creek. Good bottom land soils make this an excellent ranch for horses and cattle. The main house compound is fenced and gated separate from the ranch with beautiful gardens and manicured lawns.
Wildlife: Whitetail, Axis, Blackbuck, Ducks, Geese, Blue Birds, Road Runners, Black-Bellied Whistlers and many other seasonal types of birds.
Home Description: After arriving at the main house motor court, you will step through the archway of the main home wrapped in native limestone, stucco, heavy beams and ivy covered walls. The home is Hill Country in style with a strong Spanish Colonial influence and rooms of various levels. Characteristically, it is one with its environment with the use of natural materials including stone, metal, wood and glass. This home flows in perfect harmony while fostering a connection to nature.
The interior was designed by renowned decorator Robert William Dailey from Dallas. Impeccable style and taste has gone into every room with an old world feel and custom detailing that will please the most discriminating. Many guests have said, "It has a fabulous resort feel with an inviting, warm atmosphere." Most of the windows, doors, and cabinetry were hand designed, made, and carved by local craftsmen. Hand forged custom handles and latches are on every window and door. Spectacular lighting fixtures throughout were sourced from all over the world, including large iron pendants from San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
The main living room is grand with 16 foot high ceilings, handmade beams, a large fireplace and 10 inch wide plank floors of long leaf pine. A gorgeous trio of French patio doors creates an open air environment for entertaining while supplying soft light all day. The custom bar is made from cypress wood. The large veranda that stretches the length of the back of the home and extends out overlooking Lower Turtle Creek will also accommodate many dinner guests for outdoor dining and entertaining.
The kitchen opens to the main living area creating a warm inviting feeling. The six burner Viking gas chefs range is grand enough to sit center stage of the kitchen with beautiful stone arches creating niches for your fine collectibles. Dual professionally finished concrete counter-tops are the canvas for your next gourmet dinner party. The cabinets and deep storage drawers are hand crafted of long leaf pine and there are two pantries. The kitchen also has a large stainless farm sink, Bosch dishwasher and dual Viking warming drawers. Just outside the kitchen is a large built in outdoor grill. The informal dining area sits off the kitchen while the Morning Room, complete with a large picture window and built in window seat is the best place to relax with coffee while catching up with the early morning news.
The dining room is grand with an antique French velvet fireplace, alcove bench sitting, and a secret wall-panel door that leads to an impressive butler pantry/serving area with Bosch dishwasher, ice maker, sink, Viking warming drawer and wine fridge. The loggia off the dining room is just beautiful with a covered patio, stone walls and a relaxing Italian fountain to enjoy your cocktail before dinner.
There is a private, large study with view of Lower Turtle Creek. The fire pit and patio sit directly off of the study and morning room and are surrounded by beautiful lawns and trees.
The master bedroom is spectacular with high ceilings, a separate sitting area with fireplace, private patios and a large Zen-like bath. The stainless steel Waterworks Jacuzzi bath centers the bathroom alongside a large, dual entry steam shower enclosed by antique Asian wooden doors. There are large his and her closets along with private restroom areas for each. Off the master bathroom is a private walled patio that leads to an indoor pool house that was built in 2006 and is 1,396 sq ft with a heated lap pool. A flagstone patio surrounds the pool as decking. Just to the south of the pool is the Dance Deck built of Iron Wood from Africa, for even more entertainment. A hot tub sits just a few steps away in an open air area.
The home is 7,628 air conditioned square feet and has 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths, and 2-1/2 bath. The master and a second master guest suite with large ensuite bath and separate entry are on the first level. There are two guest suites upstairs with 2 full baths and private balconies. Additionally, upstairs is a media loft and wet bar adjoining a large exterior roof top patio and fireplace. The guest suites rooms are amazing. The loggia, courtyards, back patio and roof top patio are casual living areas that extend the living space from every room in the home. Storage is abundant throughout the home including a large dedicated silver closet with custom cabinetry lined in silver cloth.
The 3 car garage has a Mitsubishi a/c and heating unit, built in storage cabinets, and a walk-in air-conditioned storage closet with a sink.
The flowing creek with a gorgeous bluff in the background creates a sense of complete privacy and a relaxing place to watch the deer grazing on the creek bank.
Water: Lower Turtle Creek with over 2,100 linear feet of blue green water approximately 8-10 feet deep and averages 126 feet wide. Its perfect for swimming, fishing, kayaking, paddle boat and more. There are 2 piers, a bulkhead, hand-fed catfish, a beautiful pair of wild geese and ducks. The ranch also has a pond/tank that serves wildlife.
Improvements: Massive custom stone entrance; the ranch is completely fenced with high fence on the north side of the creek and low fence on the south side; roads from the main entry to the home and all other structures; 11 stall horse barn with tack, feed and wash area with hot and cold water, asphalt paved center aisle; covered riding arena 168' x 50'; miles of pipe fence (3 rail); turn out areas; lanes; fitness room; very nice updated 1 bedroom, 1 bath cottage with kitchenette (800 sq. ft.) with covered parking; 4 storage rooms; the Pub room to relax at the barn, additional bath and laundry; ranch work shop and wood shop; 2 bedroom 2 bath foreman's house (1196 sq. ft.); green house.
Minerals: 1/2 of the minerals convey. An undivided interest in the minerals have been reserved by prior owners.
Taxes: The property is Ag exempt
Remarks: This property could be a wonderful family home, resort, retreat center, equestrian center, vineyard, bird gaming or shooting range, horseman's paradise, cattle ranch, exotic ranch and more. It fits so many categories with its proximity to Kerrville, layout and amenities. There is also commercial frontage that could be taken advantage of on Hwy 16 without interfering with the views on the ranch.
Area History: Kerr County is in a region that has been the site of human habitation for thousands of years. Archaeological artifacts found in the area, particularly along the Guadalupe River and its forks suggest that human inhabitants arrived in the area as early as 10,000 years ago.
Before the area was settled, the Lipan Apache, Comanche and Kiowa hunted in the region. Dart points, arrow points, fist axes, knives, scrapers and other tools made by early native tribes are found throughout the county. Other remnants left by the early residents of the area are burned rock mounds (piles of varying chunks of limestone which show evidence of fire) and middens. Folk lore has it that the last known Native American Indian in Kerr County was spotted in the 1800s on the bluff above The Chimney Hill Ranch by a Texas Ranger.
Agriculture and Farming
Fireplace in Master
Sitting Area in Master
Additional Water Heater(s)
Electrostatic Air Filter
Built-in Wine Cooler
High Speed Internet Available
Extra Storage Room
Separate Entry Quarters
Built in Refrigerator/Freezer
Electric Avail On Site
Phone Avail. On Site
Septic System Required
In Ground Gunite
Separate Spa/Hot Tub
Style of House
Hill Country Spanish Colonial
12 inch+ Attic Insulation
13-15 SEER AC
16+ SEER AC
Electric Water Heater
Smart Electric Meter
Wood Burning Stove
Drought Tolerant Plants
Enhanced Air Filtration
Golf Cart Garage
Has Sink in Garage
Full Size W/D Area
Room for Freezer
Sink In Utility
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