Country home, income-producing tillable land, and pasture with mature shelterbelts and a prairie stream meandering throughout the property. This secluded acreage is perfect for a hunter, a farming or ranching family, equestrians, or an investment-minded buyer looking for a private retreat. The home and outbuildings are conveniently located along a blacktop county road that sees very little traffic, but for the commuter, US-212 is just a little over 3 miles south of the property. A mature screen of evergreens lines the road providing privacy and protecting the home and farmyard from northwest winds. In addition to the large and solidly built Enercept home with an oversized and heated attached garage, there is a large enclosed machine shed and an open-faced machine shed for equipment storage. Across the yard, facing the home and machine shed is a large hoop building connected to the working pens and chutes. This is turn-key for a beef cattle operation, and also would make an excellent arena space for a horse enthusiast. The pasture is equipped with a second hoop building and multiple open-faced shelters for livestock.
The creek is home to prairie fishes and provides a freshwater source for livestock and wildlife, with potential for the addition of water regulation structures and blinds to enhance waterfowl hunting. Whitetail deer find sanctuary among the mature hardwoods and evergreens, with a natural corridor along the spring-fed creek that flows from one end of the property to the other. The recent conversion of some of the pasture acres into tillable land created several opportune areas for adding wildlife food plots. Pheasants are abundant in the lush grasses and forbs in the pasture areas, and they have additional habitat in the 160-acre federal Waterfowl Production Area that lies along the southern boundary. Just hop the fence with your dog and you’ll be doubling your huntable acres. Another unique feature of the property is a large elevated fen and several natural springs seeps. There are approximately 80ac currently in tillage with an overall average CPI of 48, and there is a tenant in place for the 2021 growing season. The two predominant soils are Playmoor silty clay loam, comprising approximately 67% of the tilled acres, and Peever clay loam comprising approximately 21%. Current crops on the property include corn and soybeans.
Under current construction costs, it would be impossible to replicate on a similarly sized tract of land the spacious home, outbuildings, and livestock infrastructure that are move-in ready here, not to mention the decades of growth already achieved in the mature tree belts on this property. It is difficult to find a move-in-ready property, where you can walk right out your door and hunt deer, pheasant, and ducks all within 160 acres. Furthermore, the location of this property strikes an ideal balance between seclusion and convenience for a remote worker who requires easy access to a larger community. Watertown, SD is 38 miles west, Milbank, SD is 24 miles north, and Marshall, MN is 59 miles southeast. County Road 310 is a blacktop road along the western property boundary, and 165th St runs along the northern boundary. Call, text, email, or reach us through Facebook to learn more about the potential of this property.