Cooksey Family Ranch

Cooksey Family Ranch

Posted on: July 22nd, 2021 by Colton Harbert

The Cooksey Family Ranch is a special and unique ranch located perfectly in the Gateway to The Texas Hill Country. After nearly 100 years of private ownership, the ranch is now for sale to the public. This ranch is everything a discerning Ranch Buyer or Land Investor could desire: rolling topography, oak groves, expansive views, two creeks, surface water, and more The land is ready for a new owner to come in and make it their own.

The property has long been cared for as a recreational and productive cattle operation. Comprised of 310 acres of sacred Hill Country landscape, this ranch checks all the boxes for any discerning outdoor enthusiast who wants to enjoy the best that Central Texas has to offer. You will be hard-pressed to find a property that has been better maintained than this place.

Habitat & Land:
The ranch has clear and well-maintained interior roads that provide access to all corners of the property. Driving these roads, you’ll find certain areas have been selectively cleared of cedar and underbrush, as well as areas cleared for solid hunting habitat, while other areas are teeming with creeks, unique rock outcroppings, and other tributaries. Several potential homesites exist.

The property has access and frontage on both County Road 529 and 528.

Driving through the property, there are many signs of game. Local wildlife includes Whitetail Deer, Dove, Rio Grande Turkey, Migratory Waterfowl, and more.

Two creeks meander through the ranch, Bookwater Creek and Mullin Creek. These creeks are significant in cover for wildlife and have deep ravines in some areas. There is also a sizable pond.

Water Well is present.
Active Electric Meter on Property.

This ranch offers privacy and freedom, but also access to the comforts of being just a short drive to Goldthwaite and major metropolitan cities to town, and would make an exceptional recreational property, cattle ranch, or future residence for the next owners. The Cooksey Family Ranch is just 10 minutes from Goldthwaite, TX., known for its great food, rich history, and annual music festival. There, you can shop, stay, dine, and enjoy all that the thriving small town has to offer.

Goldthwaite … 10+- miles
Dallas/Ft. Worth … 140+- miles
Austin … 115+- miles
San Antonio …172+- miles
Waco … 96+- miles

notice to buyers agent:
Capitol Ranch Real Estate is happy to co-broker, however, buyers agent must make first contact and be present for all showings to receive full compensation at the discretion of Capitol Ranch Real Estate. 24 hour notice is required.

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Plum Leon Ranch

Posted on: July 13th, 2021 by Cody Maxwell

The Plum Leon Ranch has a lot to offer a discerning Central Texas Ranch Buyer. This 235-acre ranch is only an approximately twenty-minute drive to Waco or Gatesville right off-of Hwy 84. The rolling terrain, impressive buildings and improvements, 7-acre lake, and centralized location make this a special one!

5,200 sq. ft. 4-bedroom, 7-bath Sandstone and Timber exterior with standing seam metal roof. Exquisite open concept kitchen and living room with rock fireplace with an additional off-set lounge area with another fireplace. The roomy primary bedroom has terrific views of the pool and rolling hills. The primary bathroom is huge with plenty of closet and dressing space! There are MUD rooms at two of the home entrances, and a three-car attached garage across a cool Porte cochere. Awesome covered outdoor entertaining and cooking area overlooks a sparkling swimming pool. On the other side of the pool is a terrific cabana with a bar, full bathroom with shower, and plenty of room for entertaining!

7-acre fishing lake with pier! This lake was built right! Blasted limestone and clay lined, this beautiful fishing hole has tons of big catfish and largemouth bass in it ready to be caught. When in a wet season, the creek rushes over the exposed limestone creating little water falls and spills into the seasoned lake. This is a jewel of a body of water!

A huge metal building on the corner of the property offers a workshop with an apartment accessible through a separate entrance. This serves as an owner business/office location, and could do the same for the new owner. There is a livestock barn with pens and corrals with a roping arena adjacent. The entire property is net wire fenced providing a great boundary barrier for the sheep which call the place home currently. Behind the home on a hill sits a peach orchard with a lookout tower providing a perfect spot to sit and enjoy the panoramic view!

With road frontage on three sides, the property only has one shared property line along the East perimeter. 58 acres, more or less, owned by the neighbor, could be purchased separately to add to this property.

Iola 13

Posted on: July 8th, 2021 by Whitley Whitewood

Square 13 acre tract that fronts both CR 126 and 129. This tract is mainly open with some nice large trees surrounding the corner pond. Several spots to build your dream home. Currently under wildlife exemption. In the highly desirable Iola school district. Electricity is available. Additional tracts available. Schedule your showing today!
Capitol Ranch Real Estate is happy to co-broker, however, buyers agent must make first contact and be present for all showings to receive full compensation at the discretion of Capitol Ranch Real Estate. 24 hour notice is required.

Iola 20

Posted on: July 8th, 2021 by Whitley Whitewood

Nice, rectangular 21 acre tract that has a nice mixture of woods and open land. This tract is approximately 60% open and 40% wooded. The property opens up at the front, large trees sit in the middle, and the back is mainly wooded. Currently under wildlife exemption. In the highly desirable Iola school district. Electricity is available. Additional tracts available. Schedule your showing today!
Capitol Ranch Real Estate is happy to co-broker, however, buyers agent must make first contact and be present for all showings to receive full compensation at the discretion of Capitol Ranch Real Estate. 24 hour notice is required.

Iola 35

Posted on: July 8th, 2021 by Whitley Whitewood

Diverse 35 acre tract that has something to offer for everyone. Beautiful, large trees with coverage as well as nice open spots to build on. This tract has two ponds that could be put together to be made into one large pond. Currently under wildlife exemption. In the highly desirable Iola school district. Over 1400 feet of road frontage on CR 129. Electricity is available. Additional tracts available. Schedule your showing today!
Capitol Ranch Real Estate is happy to co-broker, however, buyers agent must make first contact and be present for all showings to receive full compensation at the discretion of Capitol Ranch Real Estate. 24 hour notice is required.

Bowles Creek Ranch

Posted on: July 8th, 2021 by Creager Davis

Just two miles from the Neches River, this property is ideal for hunting, recreation, and a homesite outside Alto, Texas. The land has been cultivated over the last 20 years to create a premier whitetail deer location. Bowles Creek and a seasonal creek run through the property and there are places to build sizeable ponds throughout. The property is a great candidate for a homesite with 500 yards of road frontage on CR 2907, utilities at the road, and various spots to build. Currently, the land is an ag and timber exemption with approximately 80 acres of pine that is ready to be cut. The property has a great mix of hard and softwood. The creek bottom provides a wide variety of mixed timber and wildlife around the area. Great roads and trails run through the property making all parts of this high-quality land accessible.

Weesatche Homestead

Posted on: July 6th, 2021 by Trevor Moy

The Weesatche Homestead, located just 15 minutes south of Yorktown, is a beautiful property with immense potential. Originally used to raise horses, there are multiple cross-fences, corrals and small partitions that comprise the 22.70 acre place. A beautiful mixture of oak trees and brush provides some of the best habitat for deer and wild game to seek refuge when it comes time for fawns to be born and turkeys to hatch. The 3 bed/ 3 bath home has a slightly open concept with a large living area, kitchen and dining room. The primary bed room has two sliding doors that lead to the back yard and patio. On the other side of the house are the 2 other bedrooms, bathroom and wash room. In the northwest corner of the property is the shed which also has a living quarters that would make for a great guest room or office area. Just beyond the gate that leads to the corrals is a mother-in-law suite surrounded by a white picket fence. The property has a water well and water softener for the house as well as plumbing to the shed, mother-in-law suite and corrals. A 24hour notice is required for all showings.

J & J Farm

Posted on: July 1st, 2021 by Freddy Rouse

First time offering of a rare Fort Bend County 2,425 acre farm that has been in the same family for over 100 years! This property consists of approximately 1,425 acres of income producing farmland, and 1,000 acres of prime pasture and impressive Live Oaks, Elms, and Bald Cypress along the San Bernard River. With 2.5 miles of Turkey Creek, and an 18-acre lake add to the recreational value of the ranch. Set in an easily accessible location on paved Darst Road just 1.5 miles south of Hwy 59 near Kendleton in popular and growing Fort Bend County. Prime location for the new Railway and connector for the KCS Railyard set to come through in years to come.


There are approximately 1,440 acres of farmland in row crop, and laser levelled rice fields. It has been leased by the same farmer for over 30 years and well taken care of. Cotton, Milo, Soybean and Corn have been grown productively on the land during this time. Rice fields have been laser levelled and are currently irrigated by a 2-mile canal that is fed by a 10 inch irrigation well on the neighboring property. There are two rice fields (263 and 285 acres) that are in rotation, along with approximately 820 acres of row crop in rotation.


Lots of Live and Recreational Water!! There are approximately 1,000 acres of hunting and livestock pasture and woods set between the farmland and the river. 2 miles of San Bernard River border the property to the Northwest, and 2.5 miles of Turkey Creek meander through the Live Oak and Pecan trees along the West side of the property providing great habitat for deer, hogs and other wildlife to hide out. Perhaps the crown jewel of the pasture is the 18-acre lake! This lake is home to lots of fish and offers great duck hunting in the colder months. Its location well off any public road is ideal for tons of ducks and other waterfowl looking for big holes of secluded water. There is a duck hunting blind in place. The woods consist of a Cypress lined San Bernard River and are loaded with 100-200 year old giant Pecan trees, large mature Oaks, and many other species of hardwoods. The 1,000 acre pasture also holds a set of large cattle working pens with a large sorting chute, ground load and double loading chute, barns, shed, water and troughs, electricity, and a 75-acre fenced and cross fenced trap. Water is provided to the pasture by a water well at the pens with troughs. This is a one of a kind rare Fort Bend County family estate!!! One of the largest Farm and Ranch combo properties in the County.

Capitol Ranch Real Estate is happy to co-broker, however, buyer’s agent must make first contact and be present for all showings to receive full compensation at the discretion of Capitol Ranch Real Estate. 24 hour notice is required.

M&K Ranch

Posted on: June 26th, 2021 by Katy Wunderlich

For the first time, the iconic M&K Ranch is being offered to the public. The neatly
expansive property encompasses 170.6 acres carefully carved from the historic 4,000+
acre Nine Bar Ranch in Waller County. In recent years, Waller County has gained
tremendous popularity as a quality destination for those seeking the rural lifestyle within
minutes from downtown Houston and surrounding areas. The property is quietly nestled
one mile down the paved Kelley Road off of Highway 6, just 2 miles North from the
intersection of Highway 6 and Highway 290 in Hempstead, Texas. The beautiful views,
rolling terrain, productive ranch land and easy drive time to Houston or Austin make
M&K Ranch truly one of a kind. Constructed with family entertainment and functional
cattle ranching in mind, this property offers endless possibilities!

MAIN HOUSE: The main house includes 3,650 square feet of timeless Austin stone
classic ranch luxury! This custom built 4 bed, 3 bath stone home was constructed in
2001 with master wing remodel in 2021. From the outdoor kitchen, gorgeous pool and
cabana, the back porch entrance opens into the mud room, kitchen and utility/office space. Notable
home features include high ceilings, custom wood floors, granite counter tops, stone
fireplace and crown molding to name a few. Entertain guests in the multiple dining
spaces along with guest quarters!

GUEST APARTMENT & GARAGE: Above the expansive three-car garage features
two of the beds and a one bath guest apartment with extra sleep space for children. The
upstairs guest bedrooms are located next to the main home offering ample comfort and
privacy for additional family and friends. Invite company to relax by the pool and spend
nights in their own private apartment. Have family members home for a college
weekend or provide sleeping space for extra holiday guests. Great consideration for
privacy and comfort have been thoughtfully constructed in this extra living space!

PARTY BARN: Enjoy the company of family, friends and guests in the spacious 40X140
square foot party barn! Attractive elements on the first floor include an open concept
design with two bedrooms/offices, stained concrete flooring, entertaining kitchen, huge
pantry, walk-in shower/restroom and custom home theatre room. Upstairs includes a
flex room currently utilized as a childrens play area, guest bed and ample
heated/cooled storage! From family gatherings, corporate events, church activities,
extra guest living or just a hang-out away from the main house the versatility of this
improvement is vast. One additional favorited feature of this party barn is the custom
home theatre, ready for cozy movie nights complete with engineered floor and full
sound system. Fun awaits!

POOL & CABANA: Showcased behind the main house is the relaxing saltwater pool
complete with storage cabana and custom stone outdoor kitchen! Outdoor enthusiasts
will appreciate the attractive landscaping, storage building, fruit trees and more. Careful
consideration to lawn and landscaping irrigation throughout the property is designed for
easy management.

RANCH BARN: M&K Ranch includes an original well maintained Nine Bar Ranch
structure. The approximately 50X80 square foot metal barn is rich with history but
managed with function. This barn includes covered cattle working pens, equipment
storage and closed in storage space/workshop. Additional shade provides cover for the
sunny Texas workdays. Cattlemen will appreciate the fenced lanes that allow sorting
livestock simply and efficiently.

PASTURE CROSS-FENCING: Livestock enthusiasts will appreciate the cross-fencing
design including 15 pastures with 60 ft wide lanes and concrete water troughs
throughout. Rotational grazing has benefitted the owners for many years. Improved
Coastal Bermuda grass produces ample hay production and supports a 60+ mature
cow/calf operation comfortably.

WATER & RECREATION: M&K Ranch features a true Sportsman’s dream lake with
over 9 acres of superior Bass fishing complete with pier and quick access by car or
ATV. There is a water well that reliably serves the main home and pasture water

WORKSHOP: Near the 9+ acre lake sits a 1,500+/- square foot green metal workshop
complete with concrete floor, equipment storage, roll-up doors, closed in workspace and
electricity. Access to this barn can be reached near Stagecoach road (or from the main
improvements and pastures).

ROAD FRONTAGE: Over 2155 ft. of gravel road frontage on Stagecoach road pose
easy ranch access and versatile future use. Ranch access points are located on Kelley
Road and along Stagecoach Road. Surrounding landowners are large land ranchers.

MINERALS: Minerals negotiable. Contact Listing Agent for additional information
regarding the minerals.

-Houston 50 minutes
-Austin 2 hours
-Hempstead 5 minutes
-Cypress 30 minutes
-Brenham 30 minutes
-College Station 45 minutes

DISCLAIMER: This ranch is being offered For Sale and Exclusively Listed by Katy Wunderlich of
Capitol Ranch Real Estate.Buyers Broker must be identified on first contact, and must accompany buying prospect
on first showing to be allowed full fee participation. If the condition is not met, fee
participation will be at sole discretion of the Listing Broker. Prospects may be required
to provide proof of funds prior to a scheduled showing.

Sandy Hill Ranch

Posted on: June 22nd, 2021 by Zach Murski

Cattleman’s Ranch features 89 acres of pristine, rolling land located just minutes from historic Independence Texas.

This ranch is set up with the cattleman in mind. An 80×200 barn covering all the cattle working facilities, featuring an air-conditioned office/vet room, pipe pens, hydraulic squeeze chute with a built in scale system, and 6 commodity/feed storage bays. The cattle barn sits atop a hill providing optimum air flow, keeping it cool and minimizing the stress on you and your cattle.
There is a gravel lane that bi-sects the property with built in feed bunks for each pasture/trap. Each pasture/trap has its own concrete water trough providing fresh water year around.
The majority of the pastures have improved coastal grass.

The second barn is 40×100 with a 3 bed, 1.5 bath living quarters. This barndominium could be used for a permanent residence, temporary residence while you build your dream home, or ranch managers residence. The remainder of the barn would be perfect for storing UTV’s, ATV’s, and equipment.

WATER: There are 2 ponds and 2 water wells on the property. One water well supplies the cattle barn and is piped to concrete water troughs in each pasture/trap. The second water well supplies the barndominium.

Capitol Ranch Real Estate is happy to co-broker, however, buyer’s agent must make first contact and be present for all showings to receive full compensation at the discretion of Capitol Ranch Real Estate.

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