Dot’s Ranch

Milford, TX
59 Acres
Ellis County

Property Description:

Located less than an hour from Dallas/Fort Worth in the gently rolling hills of southwestern Ellis County, Dot’s Ranch is ideal for a weekend recreational property or a permanent residence with quiet seclusion.  Bordered on three sides by large ranches, this property enjoys quiet privacy and great unobstructed views of the surrounding landscape.

In the spring and summer months, the property comes alive with rich green native grasses, bluebonnet, and other wildflowers flowers. Additionally, there is an existing garden located behind the residence that would be perfect for someone with a green thumb.

The property features an existing 12,000 SF +/- clear span barn with stalls, an office, and tack room, and dirt floor for those interested in equestrian activities and has an abundance of pasture for cattle grazing on a property of this size.

Dot’s Ranch offers a great opportunity to renovate an older home or start fresh to take advantage of the rural charm of southwestern Ellis County.

Whether you are looking for a place for your horses, cattle, or kids to roam, or simply a quiet piece of Texas to call home, this property has something to offer everyone.


The ranch has perimeter fencing and is cross fenced for cattle.  The existing one story 2,168 SF house was built in 1980 and is ideal for a renovation project.  Adjacent to the house is a fenced garden that would be great for growing flowers or produce.  The steel built barn is roughly 12,000 SF and has six stalls, a small office, and enclosed tack room that could updated to a buyer’s specific needs.


The property is 4 miles north of the town of Milford and 4 miles west of Italy, Texas in southwest Ellis County.  The front gate is just over 3 miles from IH 35 E.  From Dallas, Dot’s Ranch is roughly 45 minutes and 1 hour from Fort Worth. There are numerous grocery stores and restaurants in the nearby towns of Italy, Hillsboro, and Itasca


Located in the level Backlands of east Texas, the property is hourglass shaped and mostly cleared towards the southern end of the property, with large majestic oak trees at the northern end near the road. This well-maintained property is currently used for agricultural and recreational purposes, with an existing cattle lease on the property. Agricultural exemptions are in place for this ranch.


The property has a small tank near the house that holds water.  When looking at the topography of the area surrounding the tank, it appears that a new owner could expand the tank to 2+ acres.  There is an existing water well on the property as well water from S. Ellis Water Supply.


The elevation on the property ranges from approximately 460 +/- feet above sea level at the highest point of the property in the southern most pasture. The lowest point of the property is approximately 440 +/- feet above sea level just south of the home and main barns (approximately where the stock tank sits.)  The property is mainly open pasture with scattered hardwoods.


The ranch has good vegetation and ponds which attract typical native Texas wildlife to the ranch. Since the property is relatively open with gentle rolling topography, it is ideal for horseback and ATV riding


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