Walnut Hill on the Sabine

Rains County

Property Info

  • 974 ± Acres
  • 6BR/4.5BA Home
  • Shooting Range
  • Equipment Barn & Game Cooler
  • Excellent Improved Roads
  • Game Fenced
  • Bermuda & Bahia pastures
  • 3.5 miles of the Sabiner Rive and a twenty-acre lake
  • Excellent Waterfowl Hunting
  • $4,790,000

Tranquility, privacy, and unequaled riverfront recreation await your family, friends, and clients at Walnut Hill on The Sabine. This exquisite hunting and recreation ranch for sale near Dallas, Texas is in southeast Rains County. The ranch has a 20± acre lake and its southern boundary is nearly three and one-half miles of frontage on the beautiful Sabine River. The ranch is less than 75 miles east of Dallas. Rains County Road 2440 provides end of the road access into the ranch’s secure, gated entrance.

Past the entrance, the paved road meanders for over a mile through manicured hay pastures to the stately ranch headquarters. A carefully planned, interconnecting ranch road system provides convenient access to every area of the ranch and to the Sabine River. Metal bridges and concrete low water crossings make traversing the ranch easy and enjoyable. The ranch’s welded, galvanized high fence stretches over six miles.

Oaks, Walnut, Elm, Pecan and other hardwood varieties are the primary trees on the ranch. In the hay pasture, mature oaks and other hardwoods stand in solitude to provide generous shade and add a natural visual appeal to the landscape. Meticulous range management practices support the 200± acre highly improved Bermuda and Bahia grass pasture.

Centrally located within the ranch, a 20± acre lake provides countless recreational options. Oak tree groves on the lake’s east and south banks offer an ideal setting for outdoor entertaining, family gatherings and unforgettable sunsets. An oxbow lake nearly a mile in length, with 5± acres of surface water, is a waterfowl hunter’s paradise. The views are impressive along the Sabine River frontage and there are multiple access points for canoes and small water crafts. Several natural creeks and sloughs are blanketed by Spanish moss, Palmetto trees, Water Oaks and Button Willows. A water well and its 2,000-gallon storage tank provide water for various irrigation needs including the ranch home’s courtyard and numerous stock tanks. Each tank maintains water yearlong, even in dry months. The water for the living quarters and facilities is commercially supplied.

The ranch is a game fenced sanctuary for world class Whitetail deer hunting with an existing herd of approximately 160 deer. Meticulous MLD Level III management has resulted in genetics that are rare for this part of the state. Annually, many bucks exceeding 200 Boone and Crockett continue to breed within the preserve, while some are harvested. Sabine River fishing for black bass, sand bass, stripers, catfish, alligator gar and other game fish is exceptional. The ranch supports a variety of waterfowl for more outstanding hunting opportunities.

Walnut Hill on the Sabine’s magnificent colonial-style red brick home and courtyard are perfectly positioned on a hilltop overlooking the lake and wildlife sanctuary. The custom three-story home was built in 1998 and features six bedrooms and four and one-half bathrooms and spectacular views from vast balcony porches. The home’s centerpiece is a grand trophy room boasting 32’ ceilings. From the trophy room, a landing and separate staircase leads to additional guest quarters with two bedrooms and a full bathroom. Impressive interior finishing includes custom red oak cabinets and trim throughout, modern stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and multiple fireplaces. Other ranch improvements include an insulated metal shop with game cooler, tool and equipment storage, tractor and implement building, insulated gear building, a covered shooting range, basketball court, and fenced 1,000-gallon diesel and 100 gallon gasoline storage tanks.

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