Willard Homestead Ranch

Property Overview

  • Price: $850,000
  • Address: 5 miles southeast of Red Bluff, CA
  • Lot size: 1,183 +/- acres

Property Details

The Willard Homestead Ranch was established in the 1880s, nearly 140 years ago. It consists of 1,183 +/- acres of winter grazing land bordered by lands typical to eastern Tehama County. The property is improved with perimeter fencing and at the ranch, headquarters are located in the “homestead” home, storage building, barn, set of corrals, and well. The terrain to the west is open rolling hills along Little Salt Creek and to the east is steep, wooded with a rocky canyon on each side of Salt Creek.

Property:
The Willard Homestead Ranch was established in the 1880s, nearly 140 years ago. It consists of 1,183 +/- acres of winter grazing land bordered by lands typical to eastern Tehama County. The property is improved with perimeter fencing and at the ranch, headquarters are located in the “homestead” home, storage building, barn, set of corrals, and well. The terrain to the west is open rolling hills along Little Salt Creek and to the east is steep, wooded with a rocky canyon on each side of Salt Creek.

Location:
The ranch is nestled in the foothills on the north side of Hogsback Road about 5 miles southeast of Red Bluff, CA. It is accessed off Tuscan Springs Road.

Topography:
The ranch varies in terrain with flats, rolling hills, and steep, wooded gullies that lead into the canyon on the eastern border of the ranch. The majority of the property is accessible with motorized vehicles.

Water:
Stock water is provided by two branches of Salt Creek bordering the property on the northern and southeasterly side of the ranch. Typically, both provide adequate water supply during winter grazing periods to accommodate livestock. At the headquarters, there is a hand pump well which is still in use.

Cattle Grazing:
The carrying capacity is 60 cow-calf pairs during the typical grazing period of late November through mid-May. The current 2022-2023 winter grazing lease expires on June 1, 2023.

Home:
The “homestead” home is in fair condition with the potential to become more habitable. It is about 1/2 mile from the main entrance, overlooking the ranch.

Outbuildings:
Alongside the home is a metal building that has been used for storage and living space. Below the house and near the corrals is a wooden livestock barn in serviceable condition.

Improvements:
The perimeter fence is in good to fair condition. There is a functioning catch pen and set of wood corrals adjacent to the barn easily accessible by Tuscan Springs Road. The road itself has a graveled surface. There is also a natural gas well to the northwest of the subject property that may serve future water needs.

Zoning:
The parcels are zoned AG-1-AP, Upland Agriculture, Agricultural Preserve aka Williamson Act, 160-acre minimum. A single-family residence is allowed.

APN Acreage
049-010-037 1.39
049-040-007 122.52
049-040-023 154.44
049-040-024 154.44
049-040-025 131.88
049-040-026 160.0
049-040-027 159.4
049-040-028 299.46
Total: 1,183.53

Hunting:
Sellers have successfully hunted the ranch for blacktail deer, pig, dove, turkey and quail. The ranch is not currently leased for hunting.

Recreation:
In addition to hunting, the ranch has an abundance of trails providing access and excellent recreational opportunities for 4-wheel vehicles, horses and hiking.

Comments:
The Willard Homestead Ranch was established in the 1880s, over 140 years ago. Now is your opportunity to become the next steward of this unique holding.

Listing Price: $850,000 – SOLD


Sam Mudd, California Brokers License #01710463
530.949.4054
sam.mudd@aglandbrokers.com
Bert Owens, California Brokers License #01707128
530.524.4900
bert.owens@aglandbrokers.com

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