Here is a one of a kind SURVIVALIST PROPERTY! This ISOLATED 321 acre property is only accessed by way of a deed restricted easement, and has no road frontage of any kind! It is surrounded on three sides by large ranches and on the fourth by over one half mile of beautiful Mesquite Creek. The creek contains holes with clear flowing springs, allowing it to maintain water even during severe droughts. A few large deep areas contain bass and other fish. The elevation changes of the land are truly phenomenal. The cabin and well, with a 1,000 gallon storage tank, sit at an elevation of about 90 feet above the creek. It is another 90 feet to the windy summit of the property, estimated to be one of the ten highest peaks in Burnet County. Although electric service from Pedernales Electric extends to the house, workshop and well, there are numerous locations where personal wind generators could be installed. Plenty of open spaces would accommodate solar panels to provide additional power.
Various kinds of native grass are found inside the perimeter fence of barbed wire. Numerous cross fences and gates have been used to manage a herd of a dozen or more cattle. A wide variety of wild animals are drawn to this particular property because of the 4 wet weather creeks which flow across it and feed into Mesquite creek. The topography also provides cover for the abundant deer, turkey, hogs, rabbits, dove, and quail. There is a cultivated field of about 20 acres near the creek which could be partially fenced for a large garden. It is a favorite feeding area for both deer and wild hogs. In fact, the owners have recorded an average harvest of 15 deer a year for the last 15 years.
The cozy cabin includes an open kitchen with small bar, living area with book shelves, and bath with tub/shower. The master bedroom easily accommodates a queen bed and 2 all season sleeping porches accommodate 6 more twin beds. The energy efficient window units and ceiling fans provide ample cooling during the Texas Summer heat. A wood burning stove and small electric heaters provide warmth during the winter months. A TV antenna provides access to about ten Spanish and 10 English Channels.
This land is one of a very few properties in Central Texas which could sustain a family without relying on the outside world. It is set up as a weekend recreational and hunting destination, and because it is also used to graze cattle, the agriculture exemption has kept the taxes just over $1,000 a year. With some preparation and work, it could easily be the ultimate survivalist haven in all of Central Texas.
Because of the rugged terrain, it can only be shown in a 4WD vehicle and either the owners or listing broker must accompany all showings.