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
844 Pine Gap is a 54+ acre recreational property for sale just off FM 713 in the private rural subdivision of Pine Gap. This property has utilities installed. The property was affected by a fire in 2011 so the structures are gone. But the utilities are still in place. From the old home site there are huge panoramic views of the surrounding area. There is only one home that is higher in the neighborhood. Although the area burned it is in recovery. This property has regrowth of oak and pines. There is a deep stock tank below the homesite that has never gone dry ( per Seller ) that is a great fishing spot when stocked. This area is very popular with Houston-ites as a getaway location to get out of the summer swelter. It has great access from Austin, Houston, or San Antonio. If you would like more information on this property please contact me directly at 512-743-0516.
If you are considering the purchase or sale of property in the area around Fayetteville Texas use the search below. Fayetteville is located on FM 159 between La Grange, Round Top, and Brenham. Fayetteville is a City of 258 permanent residents as of 2014. The town is filled with vintage and historic homes surrounding the historic town square. In the area surrounding the town there are beautiful farm and ranch properties. This area has long been a go to spot for Houston-ites looking to escape the summer heat. Not all of the properties that are available for sale show up on national search results as many of the local Real Estate companies do not participate in local or national real estate listing services. If you would like a more complete list of properties available or if you are looking for a specific type of property please contact me directly. I would love to help you realize your real estate goal!
Are you looking for a gentleman’s ranch in Bastrop County? Are you handy? Would you be opposed to some remodeling ? Do you want over 20 acres? Would you like paved access? Want the benefits of a homeowners association without having to participate? Do you want a pond? Would you like some pasture? Would you need outbuildings for small animals like chickens, goats, pigs? Do you want a horse or two? Would you like to have access to an intermitent creek? Is ten minutes from downtown Bastrop and about 45 minutes from south Austin OK? Would you want to do some gardening? Would you want to raise some fish? Well if you said yes to most or all of these questions then this little property I toured today just might be the right property for you! Please call me to set up a showing! Deb 512-743-0516[optima_express_toppicks id=202757 sortBy=pd header=true includeMap=true]