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This exceptional property is the ultimate showplace ranch, and one of the last great land dynasties in Texas. Established in the early 1980s as Crawford Farms, the ranch earned a reputation as one of the finest quarter horse facilities in the world. Comprising 3,015 acres of fertile land in Dimmit County, this stunning ranch is just minutes to the Legendary town of Carriza Springs, with its paved airstrip, and just 2 hours from San Antonio International Airport.
An impressive paved driveway lined with 300 Pecan trees forms a canopy entry to this stunning ranch which has been featured on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Visited by sultans, sheiks, CEOs and entertainment industry moguls, this ranch was designed to grandly entertain even the most discriminating guest. Known in elite international circles as one of the finest show horse facilities in the world, for many years Crawford Farms served as the home of the Masters, Americas most prestigious cutting horse event.
The natural beauty of the landscape, combined with carefully designed improvements have resulted in a stunning environment that provides numerous recreational opportunities including trophy Bass fishing, trophy Whitetail deer hunting, a state-of-the-art skeet and trap range, a world class equestrian center and an exceptional venue for everything from corporate events to VIP parties to personal recreation and retreats.
Abundant Water Resources
Water is plentiful on this rare and remarkable property with four private Bass and Catfish lakes, miles of lushly landscaped frontage on the sought after Neuces River and the beautiful Espantosa Creek flowing for approximately a mile on the property. There are 3 major irrigation wells with underground piping to 7 pivot systems spanning over 800 acres. All 3 of the irrigation wells are approximately 800 to 1080 feet deep and produce approximately 800 to 1000 GPM. In addition, the seller owns 2,500 acre feet of deeded water pumping rights (to be verified prior to closing.)
Your Own Spanish Palace
Dominated by a breathtaking Spanish Hacienda-style mansion that spans the length of a football field, the luxurious residential compound was built with acute attention to detail and only the finest of appointments. In order to fulfill the vision of the ranch, a portable sawmill was brought onsite during construction to custom build doors, furnishings and cabinets. Nothing was spared in order to make this the one-of-a-kind destination and experience it is today.
Boasting 40 ceilings and sprawling covered porches, the magnificent 18,000 s.f., two-story Spanish style hacienda is the centerpiece of this ranch. The expansive living room offers multiple sitting areas with a floor-to-ceiling native stone fireplace, open arches on the main floor and surrounding balconies, massive vegas and a stunning and unique chandelier. A large dining room with an impressive dining table is just off the living room. The commercial grade gas kitchen was built with entertaining in mind and features stainless commercial appliances, including an open-flame grill, a walk-in cooler, 2 Subzero refrigerators, 3 ovens, a 6-foot cooktop, and a fireplace in the kitchen. On the opposite side of the living room is a special wet-bar with beveled mirror behind the bar, inlaid wooden top, two walls of gun cabinets, a fireplace and a pool table. A private Game Room is equipped with a custom bar, craps table, card table, TV and fireplace, plus his and her bathrooms make this a great gathering place for parties.
Ride the elevator to the second floor where you can stroll around the sitting areas overlooking the living area below. An elegant master suite features the same massive vega ceilings as the living room, a native stone fireplace and spacious verandas to enjoy your morning coffee as you take in the lush vistas of the grounds. The master bath offers a massive Jacuzzi tub and his and hers closets. There are two additional estate guest suites on the second floor, each with king-size beds and private baths. Connected to the main house via a charming veranda is a private two bedroom, one bathroom apartment that features a king room and a room with two double beds and will easily accommodate 4 guests. With a native stone fireplace, pool table and full kitchen, this apartment provides guests the perfect private getaway with easy access to the main house, pool and outdoor living area. Multiple sitting areas are strategically placed on both the upper and lower veranda and all overlook the beautiful swimming pool and outdoor living areas.
Resort Pool & Massive Outdoor Entertaining Area
An enormous lagoon swimming pool with a stunning waterfall is the centerpiece of the outdoor living area of this mansion. Well appointed siting areas are conveniently located through the massive patio, which features a striking fire pit with bench seating and a poolside bar. This elaborate cantina area offers spacious accommodations for up to 500 people, all situated amidst giant oak trees.
Numerous Guest and Ranch Houses
For those wanting a little privacy away from the activity off the main house there are 4 guest casitas, just down the path from the main house and under one tile roof. Each of these well-appointed casitas has been professionally designed with its own wildlife theme and features: one spacious bedroom with 2 queen beds and a private bath, a refrigerator and coffee maker, a brick fireplace for relaxing after a long day of recreation and direct porch access to the pool and fire pit areas.
There are also two additional guest houses and a foremans house that are each tastefully decorated and feature their own fireplaces, as well as an office and several outbuildings.
World-Class Equestrian Facility
The equestrian facilities include two barns with pipe-fenced exercise pastures. The main barn has 8 stalls, pipe paddocks with shelters, fans and a tack/feed room. The second barn offers 14 stalls with a large open air covered area for trailers and equipment. This is a horsemans dream-place with large grassy pastures that offer water and shelters for the horses.
Trophy Whitetail Deer & Exceptional Bird Hunting
This is a hunters paradise with 200+ inch trophy white tail deer, excellent quail and dove hunting as well as hog turkey and other hunting opportunities. The property features a nice game processing area with a walk-in cooler and gun storage.
State-of-the-Art Shooting Facilities
Sport shooting enthusiasts can take aim at the world-class sporting clays course. A lighted, voice activated Winchester Regulation Skeet Range sets targets to challenge shooters of any level. There is also a gun-range and shooting area with a cabana.
Working Cattle Ranch
There are 1240 acres of farmland across the highway from the main headquarters. This tract is cross fenced with new low fencing and has 2 irrigation wells and 6 pivot systems. The HQ tract tract of the ranch also has an irrigation well and pivot system a very large barn and two additional barns that can be used for hay, equipment, and can accommodate more horse stalls if needed.
Numerous Outbuildings & Improvements
This property is well improved with 4 barns, multiple storage buildings, a helipad with nigh landing lights, a huge covered equipment barn with concrete floor, a large paved parking area, miles of paved roads throughout the ranch and all new high galvanized fencing and new interior fencing.
Seller May Sell in Two Parcels:
The parcel on the North Side of the County Road is approximately 1240 acres of irrigated lad with 5 pivot systems, 2 irrigation wells, and features the Espantosa Creek.
The parcel on the South Side of the road features the majority of all improvements including the main house, pool, guest and ranch houses, skeet range, fishing lakes, horse barns, office, equipment barns, all horse paddocks, and one pivot area.
Serious inquiries only and shown by appointment only!!! For more information contact Jeff Soele (210) 705-4013.
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