Rancho Los Osos is an amazing 117 +/- acre ranch in southwestern Montague County, Texas, just a half mile from Lake Amon G. Carter! It is a very diverse piece of property; here are a few of the details:
- your own private 4 acre lake, plus four other ponds
- two coastal hay fields (40 ac, 18 ac)
- additional improved grass pasture (40 ac)
- 3BD/2BTH main house (2005 construction)
- entertaining barn, with apartment and large covered patio (2011 construction)
- six horse stalls
- commercial building on the highway
- public road frontage on three sides (approximately 1.2 total miles of frontage, three different roads)
- residential, commercial, agricultural, and development use!
The property is located about ten minutes south of Bowie, Texas (pop. 5,197), and within 1.5 hours of either Dallas or Fort Worth, via Highway 287. It has public roads on two sides of it: FM 1125 on the east (two-lane paved, 1,986 ft of frontage) and Beach Rd. on the south (paved). The ranch is only a few minutes from the public boat dock at Lake Amon G. Carter and the Top O Lake Country Club 18 hole golf course.
With all of this road frontage, the real potential of this piece of land is in future development and subdividing it for residential houses and small horse properties. The ranch already has nine 2 acre surveyed lots along Beach Rd. (one of these already has a house on it). While these lots are not currently fenced off separately, they have individual utility meters in place and access to the community water system along the road. As the land around the Lake Amon G. Carter is developed further and the population increases, they should grow in value. Also, with almost 80 acres of coastal hay fields and pasture behind the lots, you could expand them into 10+ acre ranchettes.
The small commercial building (1,080 sq ft) on the ranch sits at the corner of FM 1125 and Beach Rd. on its own 4.3 acre tract of land, fenced off separately. This building has been used in the past as a gas station and a restaurant. It offers additional future options as the Lakes population continues to grow.
Operated as it currently is used, Rancho Los Osos makes a great homestead or weekend getaway place. It has the capability to produce 250 round bales of hay per cutting, as well as support a healthy herd of cattle and/or horses. There are lots of recreational opportunities on the ranch itself, from fishing and relaxing by the 4 acre lake, calling up Rio Grande turkeys and whitetail deer in the mesquite pasture, horseback riding, four-wheeling, cooking out with friends, and enjoying the beautiful Texas night sky.
On the east side of the ranch is an awesome 4 acre private lake, surrounded by tall post oaks, elm trees, willows, and mesquites. While the owner himself is not a fisherman, he said he has seen a lot of fish in it over the years. Judging by the moss and lily pads, lake fingers, spawning areas and broad deep bottoms, this lake looks ideal for bass! It is estimated to be 15 deep. With some feeders and a little management, I'm sure it could be used to grow some real trophies. The lake is also home to geese and ducks. With a dock in place, it would make a nice swimming hole too!
In addition to the lake, there are three other ponds, one of which is almost two acres in size.
THE RANCH HOUSES:
The main house of the ranch sits on Beach Rd. and is approximately 1,896 sq ft. It was built in 2005 and has a brick exterior and metal roof, with an attached two-car garage. It uses public electricity and the local community water system, and has a three tank septic system. The home has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, a separate dining room, large living room with fireplace, enclosed sun room, and additional space upstairs in the attic that could be converted into another bedroom or used for storage. The whole house has tiled floors and custom trim throughout it. The kitchen is very nice, with custom cabinetry, pulls, granite countertops, and a sitting bar; there is room for a breakfast table too. The master suite is a nice size room, and its bathroom has a separate walk in shower, soaking tub, and walk in closet. This house has an electric keypad gated entrance off of Beach Rd. and sits almost 250 off of the road.
In the back of the property on the north border is an entertaining barn and working area, built by the owner in 2011. The owner constructed a very nice 800 sq ft one bedroom, one bathroom apartment here, with a rustic kitchen and stone tiled floor. On top of this apartment, accessed by an outside stairway, is a 400 sq ft wooden deck that the owner has used in the past for additional entertaining space. Outside the apartment is large covered patio area, with a concrete foundation and paver stone floor. An additional bathroom is located outside here too, as is a wood burning stove and cooking out area. This whole area is fenced off separately from the pasture with a white pipe fence, so no livestock can wander in.
Next to this entertaining area is a covered outdoor shop, plus six horse stalls and a large corral. Water is supplied to the apartment and horse stalls from a 100 water well located just south of it; electricity is ran underground to it.
Along FM 1125 and Beach Rd., there is a white pipe fence. Three big pipe entrances are along this fence that say Rancho Los Osos on them, one on FM 1125 and two on Beach Rd. The rest of the perimeter and all the cross fences are five-line barbed wire with metal t-posts and white pipe corners and stays. The property is cross fenced into three main pastures, plus four other pens (five, including the lot with commercial building on it).
South of the water well, the owner poured a 50' by 85' concrete slab, where he was going to build an additional barn apartment, but has not completed it yet. In the middle of the lake is a large peninsula, where the owner has poured a concrete slab for a gazebo and cooking out area as well. This peninsula is accessed by a road, so you can drive a vehicle directly to it. In fact, you can get to anywhere on the ranch with a pickup. All of the roads are in good shape, and the owner has installed culverts along every drainage crossing so the roads rarely have standing water on them.
For more information or to schedule your private tour of Rancho Los Osos, call land agent Beau Byars at cell phone (940) 224-3183.
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