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The Six Mile Creek Ranch is an oasis ideally set-up for a family compound and a multi-faceted working ranch for discerning owners. Driving through the gated entrance down the paved road shaded by huge Heritage oaks lining the drive; one leaves the outside world behind. Arriving to the welcoming circular concrete drive with a flowing fountain in the middle, your eyes are overwhelmed by the beauty of the main home. The home overlooks a manicured yard leading down to Six Mile Creek to the south and the olive and pecan orchards to the north. Spend your time enjoying the ranchs 221+/- acres or follow the salt air to nearby Lavaca Bay. Finding a more diverse and well-improved working ranch for the value offered within the Six Mile Creek Ranch would take a lifetime. If you are in the market for a secluded, quite and private property in a highly desirable area with live water, impeccable improvements, an established pecan and olive orchard, multi acre lake and improved grasses with a one of the kind horse facility, you owe it to yourself to think long and hard about the Six Mile Creek Ranch. Should you be interested in less acreage, there is the option to purchase only the Headquarters with 28+/- acres for $899,500. See our listing, The Six Mile Creek Ranch Headquarters for more information.
As you approach the headquarters home a beautiful flowing fountain that is a scalloped bowl sitting on a concrete stand greets you. Surrounding the bowl are three large bronze cranes of a patina finish standing majestically in the fountain pool.
The elegant brick main home sits stately on the Six Mile Creek Ranch. The attention to detail, quality and craftsmanship is evident throughout the 4-bedroom/4-bath house with 2 fireplaces totaling 4018 square feet. In addition, a large 2 car garage is attached.
Vaulted ceilings and numerous large windows give openness to the floor plan while allowing for abundant natural light and spectacular views of the manicured grounds. The home boasts a formal living and dining room, a sizable family room, study, loft, enormous master bedroom suite with his and hers bath, 2 fireplaces, bar and a hand painted mural depicting Old South Texas to name a few of the unique qualities.
The kitchen has been updated with granite countertops and high-end stainless steel appliances including a Sub Zero refrigerator, Viking vent hood, Kenmore Elite cook top and duel ovens.
Throughout the main body of the house the floors are covered with rich oak parquet flooring, the kitchen and bath areas are tiled and the master bedroom is carpeted.
Stepping out the back door onto a vast patio and situated a short distance from the home is an inviting pool featuring peaceful surrounding landscapes in the park like setting.
Carriage Guest House
The 1060 square foot guesthouse or Carriage House as it is referred to, is situated near the main home. Constructed to match the beauty to the main home the Carriage House has 1 bedroom and 1 bath, a laundry room and kitchenette surrounding a large open space perfect for entertaining! Traditionally, the Carriage House is where guest and children play pool, watch movies and sports and generally enjoy themselves when not riding, fishing, hunting or swimming. Some places have a flex room; the Six Mile Creek Ranch has a flex house!
Both the main home and carriage house received new roofs in 2015. In keeping with the high standards of the owners, the roofing material used was Presidential Shake TL, the luxury shingles with the look of cedar shakes and the performance of one of the finest composition roofing solutions in the industry. No expense was spared in the replacement of the former cedar shingle roof with the new Presidential Shake TL, including the addition of new radiant barrier for energy efficiency.
La Paloma House
La Paloma House sits across the creek to the south of the headquarters perched on a hill overlooking the lake, creek and pastures beyond. The 2290 square foot 3 bedroom/2 bath single story ranch style home has been tastefully renovated. La Paloma is ideally setup for a caretakers home, hunters lodge or more room for those extended family gatherings at Six Mile Creek Ranch. There is a beautiful sitting porch on the back, a big fireplace in the great room and the original garage has been converted into an art studio.
Sitting just behind the La Paloma House is a authentic Cantina perfect for relaxing after a full day of riding, hunting or fishing and enjoying a cold beer or margarita! The Cantina is modeled after an early 1900s South Texas Cantina. Between the house and Cantina is a beautiful rock fire pit for telling tall tales.
The Headquarters is resilient to power outages, providing peace of mind that the electricity (including AC, a very important factor during the South Texas summer months) and water is available 24-7-365. Beyond the main home and carriage house the horse barn is also protected from power outages by the extremely reliable Hardy Diesel generator. During Hurricane Claudette, commercial power in the area was out for over a week, all the while the owners enjoyed the benefits of having auxiliary power to run the ACs, water pump, lights and other creature comforts of their homes and to meet the needs of their animals. Hardy Diesels are renowned for their reliability and durability, this particular model is capable of producing 23KW/23,000 Watts.
The horse (stallion) barn is 40' x 60' and features 6 stalls, feed room and tack room. The barn is built on a concrete slab foundation supported by 24 drilled bellbottom piers. The exterior and interior walls are 8 x 16" concrete block with all chambers filled with concrete and steel. The roof is made using fifteen 40' free spanning 4' wide hollow core panels weighing 10,500 lbs. each. This building was designed with full engineering plans and is built as a fortress in itself. Beyond being extremely well built, the barn has many architectural features taken from barns in Spain. Additionally an outdoor schooling area, 80 x 110, with a 4.5 concrete block wall is situated just outside the Stables and is connected via a wide passage way. An accompanying 58 x 110 pipe and cable arena joins the Stable on the southwest side. Needless to say, this isnt your average horse barn!
The horse training area, know as the school, is a 80 x 110, with a 4.5 concrete block wall built for the purpose of training and exercising Spanish horses in classical movements (Doma Classica) in preparation for equestrian art exhibitions. This is also referred to as Dressage where as horse & rider perform a series of tests being judged in a competitive event. While the size of the school is less than standard dressage arena it was ideal for training purposes.
The 40 X 80 metal equipment barn is set on a cement slab. Both ends of the barn have large roll-up doorways allowing access for tractors and other large equipment. This large barn provides ample room for farm equipment, storage and an indoor work area.
The old pole barn is a 40 x 40 with a drive thru isle to the adjacent cattle pens. This is a very functional barn with one 10 x 30 triple stall, a 10 x 20 double and a 10 x10 single stall. There is also a feed and tack room.
The 40 X 70 hay barn is a rectangular construction with covered extensions along the sides. Total storage capacity is approximately 90 round bales total.
A large wrought iron fence spans the frontage of the property at the main entrance. The remainder of the property is high tensile fencing, all in good condition.
With all of its creature comforts and amenities one sometimes forgets that the Six Mile Creek Headquarters Ranch is a working ranch. Currently the owners breed and raise certified Longhorn Cattle for their All Natural Grass Fed Beef, Texas Longhorn Land and Cattle Co. Previous to this, the ranch was a premier equine breeding facility of Iberian horses, known as the pure Spanish horse. The horse program was centered on the importation of Spanish horses, also known as Andalusias stallions and mares, directly from Spain and breeding after arrival here to the U.S. The progeny resulting from these breedings were branded with the mark known as Los Fierros Viejos. This brand was established in 1668 and is still used today for branding of horses and cattle on the ranch. The brand was established in Mexico by colonial families from Spain from whom the matriarch of the ranch is a direct descendent.
There are approximately 400 pecan trees planted in a grid pattern with varieties of pecans including: Desirable, Cape Fear, Choctaw, Cheyenne, Mohawk, Mahan and Pawnee. The orchard, while not irrigated, has been operated as a commercial venture. Irrigation could easily be installed using the existing nearby well creating a productive commercial pecan orchard. Owners note that Pecan production has produced up to 7500 lbs. annually of whole pecans in the past.
There are approximately 150 olive trees planted in a grid pattern. The majority of trees are Arbequina (Spanish); others include Spanish varieties of Arbosana and Picual along with Italian varieties of Frantoio and Leccino trees. The irrigated orchard is not operated as a commercial venture with an annual harvest only for the personal consumption/use of the owners.
The pastures are divided up into the manicured lawn area surrounding the headquarters area, the orchards and separate pastures for grazing. The grazing pastures have some improved grasses along with strong native Costal Bermuda.
There is almost a mile of spring fed Six Mile Creek running through the ranch. This is a beautiful small creek that is normally flowing in all but the driest conditions. There are several natural springs on the ranch that directly feed the creek. Six Mile Creek flows directly into nearby Lavaca Bay.
Domestic water to the headquarters is provided by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA).
There are 2 water wells and 2 septic tanks at the headquarters. The main water well is drilled to a depth of 260 feet and yields 40+/- gallons per minute. The second is a shallow well with extremely clear water that serves as a backup to the main well. The main well is utilized for landscape and livestock. Water lines extend from the headquarters to the horse stable.
The La Paloma House also has a of 260+/- foot water well and septic system.
There is a large 2-3 acre lake that has traditionally held good bass and is a favorite place for the cattle to water and cool themselves in the summer. Additionally, the lake is a haven for birds, including duck, dove and geese!
Being located in the Coastal Prairies of South Texas wildlife is abundant on the property. Many varieties of animals common to this region of the mid Texas coast are present on the property.
Situated in the migratory flyway for 400 species of birds there is an abundance of duck, geese, sand hill crane and various rare and unique migratory and non-migratory songbirds.
Owner believes to own all but 1/8th of the minerals. Any sale of minerals would be negotiated separate from the surface rights. Minerals and associated Executive Rights are not part of the current listing price.
Area History and Amenities:
Known as the Secret Coast, this area of South Texas is rich with history from Native American tribes who subsisted off the fertile soils, abundance of game, fresh water and bounty of the sea to the arrival of Anglo Americans. Early explores like La Salle and De Leon discovered the area in the late 1600s establishing the first forts and planting the flags of France and Spain. Later in the early 1800s Martin De Leon establishes an expansive ranch and begins the ranching tradition that is still very much alive today. In the late 1800s European settlers begin arriving at the nearby port city of Indianola. During the Civil War the area was used as a shipping rout for the Confederacy and some believe German U-boats were active in the area during WWII.
Today, the area is wonderful mix of coastal and ranching lifestyles with a deep sense of pride and appreciation for its natural beauty.
The Six Mile Creek Headquarters Ranch is located 5-miles from the port of Port Lavaca, Texas, and only minutes to the Calhoun County Airport (5000 ft. runway). All the amenities of town are readily accessible including restaurants, HEB, WalMart, Ace Hardware and excellent doctors and the Memorial Medical Center. Last, but certainly not least, excellent fishing in Lavaca and Matagorda bays is minutes from the ranch. Port Lavaca is a port city offering a deep-water harbor for large boats.
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