Less than an hour south of Dallas lies the 245-acre Onion Creek Ranch. This conveniently located ranch is approximately 7 miles southeast of Waxahachie, 7 miles southwest of Ennis and 6 miles west of Bardwell Lake.
This property features a 4,800 sf, 6 bedroom/6.5 bath house sitting atop a hill overlooking the entire property and surrounding countryside. There is a rare amount of water on a property this size which includes a 15-acre lake and three adjacent smaller lakes which range from 1-2 acres, all stocked for fishing. Over 100 acres of farmland used for hay production is irrigated (two center pivots) and currently is used for hay production and 20-25 acres at the northeast corner that fronts both sides of Big Onion Creek and is native woodland.
This property features a 4,800-sf house atop a hill overlooking the entire property and surrounding countryside. This two-story building has 6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths with multiple living areas and several fireplaces for entertaining and hosting a large number of people. The open, kitchen/breakfast area, master bedroom and covered patio overlook the swimming pool with indoor spa. There are two large dens, one upstairs and one downstairs. Attached to the house is an office and 3 car garage. There is also a helicopter pad and helicopter storage facility near the house.
A 1,300 SF metal storage building with 3 large rolls up doors is adjacent to the house as well as a second metal barn with large roll up doors used for storage and equipment. There are water wells, several stocked lakes, a 70 +/- AC pivot, excellent native grasses and improved grasses for hay production, and excellent wildlife habitats. This is an extremely rare opportunity to own something of this size with this much to offer.
The second building has sustained some wind damage to the roll up doors. The house also has minor wind damage to the covered entry as well as some deferred maintenance (paint and an old roof).
The address is 8013 State Highway 34, Avalon and accessed via a gated entrance. The property is only a few minutes southeast of Waxahachie and west of Ennis, which offers easy access to numerous shops, groceries, and supplies. Located in south central Ellis County, it is also only a few miles from Lake Bardwell.
This ranch features ingress and egress from the north side of the property, with over 2,600 feet of frontage along the south side of State Highway 34, a two-lane paved road . The drive to the house is gravel but concrete immediately around the buildings.
The characteristics of the land and vegetation are diverse. There is a large 15-acre lake and three adjacent smaller lakes which range from 1-2 acres. Over 100 acres is irrigated (two center pivots) and currently used for hay production, 20-25 acres of native woodland, in the northeast corner that fronts both sides of Big Onion Creek. There is excellent wetland habitat for ducks and geese as well as trees and vegetation for a variety of native Texas wildlife such as dove, deer, and hogs.
The land features a combination of flat prairie as well as gently rolling pastures, typical of land in this region of the state. The house sits on a high point of the property overlooking the lakes and pastureland, sloping north to the highway and creek. The property ranges in elevation from 470 +/- feet above sea level on the southernmost end of the property, to approximately 433 +/- feet above sea level along the road frontage of HWY 34.
There is a large 15-acre lake and three adjacent smaller lakes which range from 1-2 acres. There is over 2,000 feet of frontage on both sides of Big Onion Creek, a wonderful live water creek that provides water and habitat for a variety of wildlife. The lakes provide excellent fishing and wildlife habitat. There are 3 water wells on the property servicing both the improvement, irrigated fields, and landscape around the house. Community water is also available.
The property has excellent fishing and hunting, especially duck and geese and deer. Like most properties that have creeks, it also has an abundance of hogs.
Located approximately 6 minutes from Bardwell Lake, the ranch is very convenient to bigger water lake fishing as well as recreational boating and water skiing.
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