Shady Oaks Ranch
Some places just feel like home. Thats what youll feel as soon as you drive through the gate at Shady Oaks Ranch. This 160 acre property, located in Pottawatomie County Oklahoma, is the true definition of Gentlemans Ranch, with its peaceful rural setting and well-situated proximity to the I-35 corridor. In a quick 20 minutes you can be on Interstate 35 heading north 40 miles to Oklahoma City or south 150 miles to Dallas, TX. The convenient location of Shady Oaks Ranch makes it ideal for a weekend retreat or permanent homestead in the peace and quiet of rural Oklahoma.
The improvements on this ranch include a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home; which the owners have completely renovated. The inviting interior of the home includes raw edge - granite countertops, custom made sliding barn doors, floor to ceiling shiplap surrounding the fireplace and a charming front porch; complete with the quintessential porch swing. There is an outdoor seating and fire pit area perfect for relaxing after a long day or entertaining friends and family on the weekend.
The main shop area is approximately 40x60 with concrete floors, insulation and a full bathroom. A lean-to runs the entire length of the building adding extra covered storage space. There is an additional 50x60 hay barn, adjacent to the working pens, great for storing hay and implements.
The property is situated as a true square quarter section with road frontage running along the West and South boundaries of the ranch. The perimeter fencing is newer, 5 strand barbed wire, with two smaller pastures carved out around the home and shop area. The property is 60 percent open pasture and 40 percent wooded area with trails. The perimeter of the woods has been cleared making for easy access to fence work without the added aggravation of limbs and trees falling on a good fence. The ranch has a carrying capacity of approximately 40 cow/calf pairs, or if solely used for hay production, can make around 200 4x6 round bales in a season, essential to offsetting some costs of property ownership.
The soils are mostly sandy loam, conducive for growing the bermuda grasses in the pastures and hay meadows. There is a deep creek bed that runs north to south in the center of the property leading to 90 feet of elevation change from east to west. A pond in the southeast quadrant of the ranch is ideal for watering livestock or wildlife.
The exciting part about this ranch is that it is also well known for its wildlife. On any given evening you can sit on the porch and watch the deer as they forage in the pasture or listen to the turkey as they call. The creek that runs through the middle of the ranch is often the focal point of deer as they graze and come to water. There are several excellent places on the ranch to set up blinds and feeders to draw out the monster whitetail that this area is known for.
Another interesting point of attraction is the South Canadian River, which has a public access point just 9 miles from the ranch. This stretch of river is busy from March to November with people from all over visiting with ATVs, fishing poles and horses. Once on the South Canadian River you can ride or hike for miles in either direction, enjoying the sandbars and deeper swimming holes.
As soon as you enter through the automatic gate, the privacy and seclusion of this ranch will lift the days stress right off your shoulders. The overwhelming feeling of peace and tranquility give your soul a much needed rest and overwhelm you with the feeling that youre finally home.