Category Archives: Ranches
We’re back to sweet residential ranches this week on Ranch of the Week, and this one’s a beaut! Just 20 minutes outside Rockwall, this fabulously updated ranchette at 4230 Val Rose is a charming slice of country, with all the amenities and conveniences of the city. Seriously, isn’t it just darling?
Howdy, folks, and welcome to Barefoot Farms. We’ve explored a lot of cute hobby farms, nice vacation homes, and quaint gentleman’s ranches here on Ranch of the Week. This is not one of those times. It’s time to cowgirl up a little (ok, a lot), and check out a real incoming-producing working horse property in Sanger, Texas.
Because really, who doesn’t love Paris? If trans-atlantic travel just will not fit into your busy schedule, the gorgeous ranch at 632 County Road 43400 in Paris, Texas, just may be the perfect locale to get you and the family out of the hectic city. This property is so much more than a vacation home, it is truly an estate. Located on 22 sprawling acres complete with a six-acre lake, attention to detail abounds on this stately compound.
I’m not the only one who is in love with my later-in-life hometown of Poetry, Texas. Author Janice Thompson even wrote a novel starring the 1800s version of this darling little town. Located just over 10 miles east of Rockwall, Poetry is a charming country community with sandy loam soil, populated almost entirely by horse owners, earning the unincorporated township the nickname “Little Aubrey.”
At the sincere risk of redundancy, I’m going to join the whine-train and whimper about the weather a little bit. I’m cold. My horses are cold. I’m merely assuming all my toes are still attached. My entire property has that wet, turtle pond smell that we all know and love. Come spring, it will be a true miracle if my horses recall even the tiniest microbit of their training. The high yesterday was 29 degrees. It’s time to cowboy up, Texas, and kick Mr. Winter back up north.
Typically, Dallasites do not think of Grayson County as a go-to destination for vacation homes. Most of you just thought “Grayson County? Isn’t that near San Antonio?” Not so, friends. Just 66 miles north of Dallas, the county seat of Sherman boasts a population of 39,000-plus and a rich historical heritage. Remember when the signs on Central said “75 North: Sherman” before McKinney got cool? That Sherman. Most areas are heavily treed, with abundant wildlife, sandy loam soil, and a real out-in-the-country feel.
It doesn’t get much better than this, does it?
If Samantha was your favorite American Girl doll as a kid, well then, welcome home. Be honest: You loved Samantha for her satiny rich girl outfits and that she stole Felicity’s horse. Yeah, me, too.
Let’s give a warm welcome to Kathryn Roan, and Ebby Halliday Realtor with Texas Equestrian Properties. Roan, who was born in Midland, raised in Dallas, and has a background in oil and gas, is a horse-lover who lives in Poetry, TX.
What three words all but guarantee a crowd and a good time, even during the craziness of the holidays? The Texas Hill Country and Golf! Continue reading