My newest listing – coming soon – is a 52+ acre tract of land located at 493 Cottletown Road in Bastrop, Bastrop County, Texas. The central highlight of the property is the large pond that has never gone dry. It is home to duck and turtles and it supports a myriad of other wildlife. The ranch coined it’s name from the turtles that seem to dance on the water in the picture below – the Dancing Turtles Ranch.
What makes the Dancing Turtle Ranch (DTR) a permacuture oasis? The swales!! The swales!! DTR is nestled in the hills just outside of Bastrop in the pine forest that was ravaged in the Bastrop Complex fire a few years ago. DTR only has a few “scars” from that burn that are healing well. The hillsides in DTR have been terraced with of swales to slow/ catch/ harvest/ use rainwater to support a plethora of trees that have been planted ( including fruit trees ). Swales are a permaculture favorite! Those swales protected much of the vegitation as the fire raged. Many trees were lost but near the swales and pond ( it was used as a water source to harvest water for air drops ) many survived.
Unfortunately the existing home was lost, leaving the slab – which has now become a picnic/social area overlooking the pond. Although the slab may not be viable to use for a future new home, it’s functionality as a patio or foundation for a shop or garage or other outbuilding is undeniable. The pond and home site are tucked back in off of the access road and it appears to be quite private and peaceful. This property will be listed and on the market shortly. The address if 439 Cottletown Road, Bastrop TX. The list price for this amazing unique property is $496,774.00
The Heart of Texas Green Expo is happening June 7-9th so save the date! Being held at the Bastrop Convention and Exhibit Center 1408 Chestnut Street Bastrop, Texas $5.00 per day or $8.00 for all three days.
The other morning I helped a friend who lives on Old Antioch and to get there I crossed over Alum Creek. It was peaceful and breathtaking. So many parts of Bastrop County are so beautiful! If you are looking for real estate in Bastrop County give me a call. I would love to help you buy or sell you little peace of this wonderful county!
Yesterday I drove through Tahitian Village to get to the Lost Pine Nature Trails that is along the Colorado River below Tahitian Village. This is a public park area down on Riverside Drive that offers access to the Colorado River for canoeing and kayaking and hiking, biking, and ADA trails. It is a beautiful 30 acre tract of land that adjoins the 60 acre wetland and riparian habitat. Both are beautiful to enjoy all year long. Personally I like them in the winter months the best! I had not been down their since the recent Bastrop Complex Fire and had my fingers crossed that they had not been destroyed. I was overjoyed to find that they were untouched. See pictures of both the Nature Trails and the Land Trust below.
Tahitian Village was one of the areas that was hard hit in the recent Bastrop Complex Fire with many homes lost, but there is a lot of activity and healing going on and it looked like most all of the homes that were lost have been leveled to the slab. Some have even had slabs removed and are starting to reconstruct.
Bastrop is growing and has so much to offer. Within a few block radius you can find the new Bastrop Convention Center, an old time feed store, a great movie theatre, bowling alley, and arcade ( currently for sale ). If you like history there is a Historical district, Historical Museum, and wonderful Bed and Breakfast venues in some of the old historic homes. Just outside of Bastrop you can find some great subdivisions that offer lots for site built homes in the pines. I love living in Bastrop and love working with Buyers and Sellers to help them reach their real estate goals. If you are looking for an agent to work with in Bastrop please contact me! 512-743-0516.