This property is located in “high growth” Williamson County, outside of the Georgetown city limits, and in Jarrell ISD. It adjoins single family residential property and agricultural use property. Located 9 miles northwest of downtown Georgetown, the classic ranch-style white stone home with cedar porch columns/railings is nestled privately, 780 feet off County Road 234, in a beautiful grove of oaks and elms. Dry Berry Creek meanders across the front of the property and established walking/ATV trails provide easy access to all parts of the property. The 24 acre parcel of land surrounding the house currently receives agricultural use valuation for Wildlife Management Use. It is managed for songbirds and small mammals.
The home was custom built by Jeff Watson Homes in 2006 and features approximately 2886 square feet (per WCAD) of very well maintained, comfortable living space with 4BR/3Baths, two dining areas, "open concept" kitchen and living area, office/study, very large utility room; large master bedroom plus a "mother-in-law" suite, each with private bathrooms and large walk-in closets; three covered porches and a small deck. Many "custom" upgrades and extras including granite countertops, walk-in closets, continuous recirculating hot water, water softener, reverse osmosis drinking water/ice water system, custom-built white stone fireplace, wiring for surround sound and porch speakers, wiring for security system, wireless internet access setup, and a whole-house auxiliary power setup.
Outside improvements include a large 24x36 foot custom "pavilion" structure (built by Lone Star Structures) that parks three cars and/or boats, ATVs, RVs, etc.;12x16 foot red storage barn and a matching well house; tractor/mower shed; “decomposed granite” driveway with 2 parking areas; 10x20 foot, fenced, raised-bed/container garden plot (pea gravel base makes it suitable for use as a dog kennel as well); wildlife-friendly, deer-proof and drought-resistant landscaping; and fruit trees.
The house and property water supply is from a drilled well that taps into the reliable Edwards Aquifer. A 1000 gallon water storage tank and auxiliary power setup ensure water availability in the rare event of an extended power outage. On-site sewage setup is a county health department approved gravity feed septic tank plus gravity drain field that is very reliable, easy/cheap to maintain, and does not require electronic monitoring and a maintenance contract like so many alternative systems do in Williamson County. A water utility main line is available for hookup across County Road 234.
This property is perfect for the individual or family looking for a home on acreage that is under agricultural valuation and eligible for continuation of agricultural valuation under any of the currently available agricultural use valuation categories recognized by the Williamson Central Appraisal District (raising livestock, raising crops, bee keeping, etc.). Agricultural use valuation does not prohibit concurrent recreational uses such as riding horses or ATVs, sport shooting, hunting, etc. The owners are willing to offer a "turnkey" setup for doing wildlife management (WM) if a buyer would like to continue WM as an agricultural activity. All currently owned “tools of the trade” for WM will be negotiable as part of the sales price and/or available for purchase separately after the sale. Sellers are willing to provide copies of all records including WM applications, WM plans, and annual reports of WM activities to a new owner who is interested in applying for a continuation of the agricultural valuation on this property under “wildlife management.”
The Grove Ranch is a unique opportunity to realize the dream of owning a classic “Hill Country” home on exurban “ag exempt” acreage near Georgetown and Austin where you can raise farm animals, enjoy a variety of native wildlife, grow a garden full of vegetables, engage in outdoor recreational activities, or just “chill out.”
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