Red Barn Ranch

Ben Wheeler, TX
39 Acres
Van Zandt County

Property Description:

The Red Barn Ranch checks just about every box that someone looking for a full-time residence or a weekend getaway is looking for. Located just 1 hour and 15 minutes from Dallas, this property is easy to access and is minutes away from the shops, restaurants, and nightlife of the town of Ben Wheeler. The 2,500sf main house with three bedrooms and a screened porch overlooking a 5 acre +/- lake with a recently renovated dock that makes for great fishing. This property is great for hosting and has an outdoor fire pit situated next to the lake. With a good mix of tree cover, water, and pasture being used for active hay production, the ranch offers a tremendous amount of diversity that is hard to replicate on a property of this size. Perimeter fencing, 2,160 sf barn that was used for horses at one time and a home office with a cell/internet booster that makes working from home comfortable.


The improvements on the property are well suited for full-time residence or for a place to get out of the city on weekend. The 2,512 square foot barndominium style home features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There is a great living room and fully outfitted kitchen, pantry, and mud/laundry room. Winters are enjoyable with the wood burning pot belly fireplace. The screened in porch overlooking the lake is perfect for hosting or spending a quiet moment. The lake features a newly renovated dock, a bridge across the spillway to the back pasture, and an outdoor seating and fire pit area. Other improvements include a 2,160 square foot barn with concrete floors and a home office set up. There is also a shop located next to the house and barn that is ideal for vehicle and equipment storage. The perimeter fencing has been well maintained.


The property is located approximately 3.6 miles south of the city of Ben Wheeler, TX in Van Zandt County and has road frontage on FM 773. The property is approximately 78 miles east of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. It is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes from Dallas and 5 minutes from Ben Wheeler. The city of Tyler is located just 30 minutes to the east. The larger town (and county seat) of Canton is roughly 25 minutes away.

Road/Frontage Access:

There is approximately 1,440 feet of road frontage on FM 773. It is accessed directly off of FM 773.


Rolling hills covered in native grass offer scenic views and active hay production make up roughly half of the property. There is also fantastic mature hardwood tree cover provides great wildlife habitat and give the ranch an ideal diversity for a property of this size. One seasonal creek runs north/south on the northern portion of the property. Another creek feeds the 5 Acre +/- lake located just below the house. The land is made up of a variety of sandy soils (Pickton Sand, Cuthbert Sandy Loam, and Manco Loam).


There is one well located on the property and is located within the Angelina & Neches River Authority water district. The main water feature on the property is a 5 acre +/- lake centrally located just below the house.


The property features gently rolling pasture characteristic of Van Zandt County. The elevation ranges from approximately 520 +/- feet above sea level at the highest point of the property on the southeast side of the property. The lowest point is approximately 490 +/- feet above sea level on the northwestern portion of the property.

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