Welcome to the Welch Ranch. This 517 acre ranch offers the perfect balance of recreational value, convenience, and agricultural production. Located approximately 10 miles east of Downtown Waco and Baylor Stadium, the focal point of this ranch is the 9-10 acre managed bass lake that will NOT disappoint. This lake was constructed with a depth of 25', includes a small island, 3 fishing docks, and 4' drain pipe. A 3,200 sf ranch style house overlooks the lake. The home was built in 1995 but enlarged and extensively renovated in 2006. Saltillo tile and stained concrete flooring accent the main living areas. The living area is a beautiful space with elevated cathedral ceilings and custom woodwork throughout. Galley style kitchen has a cozy sitting area with fireplace. The bar top in the kitchen was from the Old Riesel State Bank and is accented with a custom copper top. In its current configuration the home is 3-bed and 2-bath but the kids game room was specifically constructed to split into two additional bedrooms if desired (see floorplan attached). The front porch provides scenic and peaceful views of the private lake. The exterior of the home is brick and hardi with very high quality custom metal fabricated roof system. The house compound also includes a 5,000sf open-walled covered pavilion that is perfect for parties and rainy days. A separate metal barn and metal shop provides plenty of space for your rolling stock and two door detached garage attached to the open barn/pavilion.
The ranch is sectioned into 6 cross-fenced grazing pastures. All interior and most exterior fence is less than 4 years old and each pasture is improved with drought tolerant stock tanks and Coastal grass. The owner has indicated that none of the 10 stock tanks went dry in the last drought. This place will take 100 animal units and maybe more. Working pens are conveniently located at the center of the ranch with a good choke point. Located at the west side of the ranch is another 2.5 acre stocked bass lake also with exceptional duck hunting. Much of the ranch is open pasture but there is approximately 130 acres of good tree canopy and the handy wilderness trail makes it easy to enjoy. The drive approach from the gate to the house crosses an engineered concrete low-water crossing. East of this crossing the owner has professionally excavated a quarter mile tree-covered fishing canal for shady fishing in the summer! I'm told you can hook into a big one here and go for good kayak ride!
Access to the ranch is convenient at the end of Old Marlin Road, but there is additional access points off of Felkner road. Survey has been ordered from 1519 and all access points will be reflected on the new survey.
If you or your client are looking for a convenient property with great recreational value AND agricultural production, your search is over. From the Welch Ranch front porch you can see the lights from Baylor Stadium on a clear night. This place is truly one-of-a-kind and move-in ready. Call me today for a private tour.