Type: Farm, Ranch, Residential
City: Hamilton, Tx
Status: For Sale
The Santa Teresa Ranch…Exquisite…Rich in history…Scenic…7628SF, 10 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, expansive patio and pool with unlimited opportunities!
Located an easy 2 hours SW of Dallas and only 1.5 miles SE of the charming town of Hamilton lies the stunning 859.76 acre Santa Teresa Ranch. The ranch goes back decades to 1939 when the house was designed and built by a Dallas family who raised Hereford cattle here. The home is a southwestern ranch style home, representative of those times of big ranches, large cattle herds and large families. The owners were highly social people with a military background and the guest book reads like a Dallas who’s who. There were dinners and horseback riding, cattle sales, etc. The ranch later sold to another Dallas family who wanted to raise their five children in a ranching environment. The lady was a swim instructor and the first year in Hamilton she awarded 300 swimming certificates at the Hamilton city pool. Her husband built a pool behind the house the next year to “keep her home”. When he passed, she opened a steakhouse at the ranch…The Santa Teresa Steakhouse. She was a renowned cook and people came from all over to enjoy the meals and the setting. The ranch sold a few more times and another lovely couple held field trials, music events, parties, etc at the ranch and it was always considered “the place to be”. Then in 2003 the current owner purchased the ranch and with great love and passion restored the house and began work on the two casitas. For many years they enjoyed the land along with their family and friends and made memories that will forever be cherished. It is once again time to hand the reins over to a family who can create their legacy at the famed Santa Teresa Ranch.
Rolling native pasture land with elevation offering views of the surrounding country and overlooking the Hamilton City Lake
Three lakes and 3 stock tanks, seasonal spring, three water wells. The main well has a depth of 484′ and 12.6 gpm
An average rainfall for Hamilton County is 29.61 inches. The January average temperature is 30.8 degrees with a July average of 94 degrees. The Average growing days for Hamilton County is 239 days.
The ranch is all native grass ranch and a stocking rate of approximately 55 mama cows is an average carrying capacity.
Whitetail deer, wild turkey, dove. Hamilton is known as the “Dove Capital of Texas”.
The Santa Teresa is graced with a stunning home and guest quarters. The structures were built in 1939, in a southwestern hacienda style. The main home is 5523 square feet of living space with 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, a living room, a family room, bar, gameroom, kitchen with breakfast nook, 3 fireplaces, a long hallway opening onto the covered patio with four double doors. The roof was replaced in 2011 with Ludowici tile which has a 75-year warranty. When current owners purchased in 2003 they spent several years on the remodel. One of the casitas has 1871 square feet featuring a large living area with fireplace, kitchen, dining, 2 bathrooms, storage and a remodeled master suite. The second casita has been cleaned and is ready for renovation and features a small kitchen, small living area with fireplace, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. The main home and casitas are connected via covered walkways and the main home and casita one open onto the expansive covered patio and the pool. Multiple gardens and landscaping add to the tranquility and charm of the main headquarters.
Nearby is a set of cattle pens complete with loading chute and sorting pens for ease of operation. A chicken coop is adjacent. Other buildings include a 3519 square foot metal barn with sliding doors and a dirt floor, a 3-sided barn with dirt floor, and a pole barn. A 3900 foot dirt airstrip runs along a ridge. Barbed-wire fencing divides the ranch into four pastures.
2113 E. Hwy 36, 1.5 miles SE of Hamilton, along with road frontage and a gate on Hwy 22. The ranch is 2 hours SW of Dallas/Fort Worth, an hour to Waco, 2 hours from Austin