Overview: Long Branch Estate is a private, well-kept property providing a turnkey destination in desirable area of eastern Upshur County. The property consists of a recently renovated farm house, incredible rolling topography, mature hardwood timber, a 6.5+/- ac spring-fed lake, a duck slough and plenty of trails to access it all. The property is perfectly suited for a weekend getaway where the kids can safely roam the trails, fish from the lake or play in the expansive manicured areas around the home. There is an additional home site prepared with a deep water well and electricity if the new owner would like to add another structure. Surrounded by similar properties, and within close proximity of town, this property provides an opportunity for a private yet convenient retreat for the whole family.
Location: Long Branch Estate is located just west of the quaint town of Ore City and has true end-of-the-road privacy with frontage along Reddick Road for all weather access. The property is also conveniently located only 6.8 miles from Diana, 17 miles from Longview, and only 141 miles east of Dallas (~2hr, 18min drive).
Improvements: Long Branch Estate features a newly renovated ~1,840 SF farm house with new carpet, interior paint and tile flooring. The house has 3 bedrooms and two full baths with a generously sized kitchen and an excellent view of the lake to the east. There are two water wells for the house and a new water well and electric meter at the prepared house pad on the southern end of the property. Other improvements include an older barn with additional covered storage area and a mature 6.5+/- acre spring-fed lake.
Trees, grass, forbs: The ranch's fertile, sandy loam soils foster Bermuda pastures which are dominate to native grasses on the property. Tree cover consists of native hardwoods and pine including a variety of oaks, elm, black gum, hickory, dogwood, and some pine. Native forbs and browse are also plentiful in the timber on the east side of the lake and along the creeks which provide ample habitat for wildlife.
Water: The property is well watered with a spring-fed 6.5+/- ac lake, centrally located that is fully stocked with bass, bream, and catfish. Several tributaries feed into this lake which all aid in maintaining reliable water levels throughout the year. There is also a duck slough/wetland area located southeast of the lake that could be further developed for waterfowling hunting opportunities.
Topography: Beautiful rolling to sloped terrain spans the property with approximately 45 feet of elevation change providing several scenic views, while the timber maintains privacy from most any direction. The majority of the open areas are all well drained and can easily be traversed providing ease for maintenance. Such diversity offers the landowner several additional options for potential building locations for an additional home site and abundant recreational opportunities.
Wildlife and fisheries: This property has not been hunted in recent years, however there is an abundance of deer in this part of Upshur County that frequent the property and plenty of other wildlife species including waterfowl for recreational enjoyment. Fishing can be enjoyed from the 6.5+/- acre lake which sits below the current home. Waterfowl also frequent the lake in the fall/winter season as well as nesting wood ducks and Canada geese in the spring.
Minerals: Surface only.
Easements: Two easements for electric lines.
Utilities: UREC Electricity runs along the west and south boundaries to the home and additional home site. Deep water wells provide the water to the main home and home site as well.
Property Taxes: Ask Broker for details.
Schools: Ore City ISD
Stephen Schwartz- Agent, 903-738-7882