Less than an hour northeast of Dallas and a few miles north of Bonham, lies the incredible Sandy Oaks Ranch. This conveniently located ranch is also 15 minutes from the new Bois d’Arc Lake and just south of the Red River. A perfect property for a family retreat or compound, this is truly a unique and turn key opportunity in Fannin County for any discerning ranch buyer.
This well maintained property’s features include over 180 +/- AC of native woodland, live water on Sandy Creek, a beautifully appointed barndo-minimum and shop/office, a well appointed managers house, multiple water wells, several stocked lakes, excellent native grasses and improved grasses for hay production, excellent wildlife habitats and great road systems throughout.
Sandy Oaks ranch is improved and checks a lot of the boxes! The ranch house/barndo-minium is a well appointed with 3 bedroom and 3 bathrooms that can sleep eight. It is great for entertaining with open living areas and beautiful porches that overlook the ranch. Connected to the ranch house via a breezeway and covered parking is a large office/game room with half bath and shop area for working on projects and storing equipment. The facilities share large covered parking areas on the south side and the north side for cars and equipment.
Near the barndo-minium is an attractive, well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom ranch managers house. There are several locations throughout the property that would make great homesites in the future, or if more homes were ever needed on the ranch.
Test out your shooting skills at the professional grade skeet range complete with a high house, low house, and trap thrower, or stroll over to the rifle and pistol range, with targets up to 300 yards. Well maintained roads and trails run throughout the ranch making it easy to get around at any time. Next to the managers house, there is a well maintained garden.
The property is minutes north of Bonham which offers numerous shops, groceries and supplies. Located in northwestern Fannin County it is in the heart of the Oaks and Prairies Ecoregion of Texas. The main gated entrance is on the north side of CR 1115. This area of Texas has become a very high growth area with the opening of Bois d’Arc Lake. The ranch is just 15 minutes from Bonham, TX making it easy to run in to town for supplies, groceries, or just grabbing something to eat.
This property enjoys low taxes due to its wildlife exemption is surrounded by well maintained, larger ranches.
This ranch features ingress and egress from both the north and the south side of the property. The secondary gated entrance and address is 3181 FM 274, Ravenna, Fannin County, Texas with 1,300 +/- feet of frontage on the south side of this road. The main gated entrance is on the south side of the ranch on County Road 1115, with 1,200 +/- feet of frontage.
The characteristics of the land and vegetation are truly diverse. With over 180 acres of native wood land, frontage on Sandy Creek (a live water creek), 60 +/- acres of native switch grass, 170 +/- acres of farm land in production for wheat and soy beans, and 55 +/- acres in hay production, as well as a number of soft shell pecan trees. There is excellent wetland habitat for ducks and geese as well as trees and vegetation for a variety of native Texas wildlife such as deer, turkey and hogs. There are excellent large stands of oak trees and several paper shell pecans add to the beauty as you go throughout the ranch.
The land features a combination of flat land prairie as well as a gently rolling pastures, typical of land in this region of the state. The soil is comprised of both Sandy loam and clay. And the property ranges in elevation from 550 +/- feet above sea level at the highest point to 500 +/- feet above sea level at the lowest point along the banks of Sandy Creek.
The water is plentiful and abundant on Sandy Oaks Ranch with 4,500 +/- feet of frontage on Sandy Creek, a wonderful live water creek that provides water and habitat for a variety of wildlife. The 1.1 AC and a 3.5 AC lakes provide excellent fishing and wildlife habitat. Excellent wetlands habitat exist around some of the water features, with room to expand. Pond King has managed them for the last 8 years resulting in an abundance of trophy bass encouraged by excellent aquatic habitat. In addition to the existing lakes, there is an great location to build a brand new 20 +/- AC lake to expand the fisheries and expand the wetlands habitat. There also 6 stock tanks for livestock and wildlife. There are 3 water wells on the property servicing both the improvements lakes. There are three (3) inch water lines run from the wells to the lakes capable of producing 100 gallons per minute to help keep the lakes full.
The property has been lightly hunted and under a very active wildlife management plan for the last eight years with the help of a wildlife biologist. This has resulted in excellent whitetail, hogs, duck, and goose hunting over the years. Trophy class whitetail exist on the ranging all the way up from 160 to 180 class. Pond King has been active in pond and lake management for eight years. The carefully monitored wildlife habitat has created an abundance of bird life throughout the ranch as well.
Located just 15 minutes from Bois d’Arc Lake, the ranch is very convenient to big water lake fishing as well. This new lake is famed to be the #1 fishing lake in the state of texas from habitat and biologist specialist who have been involved in the construction and stocking process as the lake has been built.