5820 West Lilac Road
Bonsall, California 92003 United States 

About 5820 West Lilac Road

Premier horse breeding farm on 1,390 acres w/equestrian facilities, custom hilltop Mediterranean, panoramic views, additional residences, avocado grove, leased out farm acres. Exceptional opportunity to create a master planned community (slated by San Diego County's General Plan for approx. 400 residential dwelling units), to continue the property's legacy as one of California's premier horse breeding farms, or to place capital in a rare asset w/great potential for wealth preservation and creation. The Vessels Ranch Property was carefully chosen by the Vessels family more than 30 years ago for its stunning natural beauty, gentle topography, coastal proximity, easy access, and abundant natural water. Located west of Interstate 15 and south of State Highway 76 and abutting preserved open space along the San Luis Rey River, the approximately 1,390 SF property has extensive equestrian facilities and lush pastures on approximately 275 acres. The equine-related improvements include a 72,960 SF Mare Motel comprised of two large, rectangular buildings and an octagonal structure, a 3,600 SF Lab and Breeding Shed, the U-shaped Stallion Barn totaling 13,398 SF under roof, and a Foaling Barn (2,250 SF) on permanent foundation yet designed to be movable. There is a 2,400 SF office with a reception area, two private offices, a kitchenette, and 3 half baths, a steel framed Hay Barn of 15,000 SF, 5,000 SF maintenance shed, more than 100,000 lineal feet of fencing to enclose outside horse boarding pens and various pasture areas. Other improvements include a Mediterranean 7,865 square foot owner's residence on a fabulous site overlooking the farm, several additional residences, a 65 acre gently sloping grove producing approximately two million pounds of Haas avocados annually, and approximately 260 acres leased and actively farmed. Additional income is provided by two cell towers camouflaged as trees. A secure, gated entry and the property's natural topography assures privacy. Many roads, both asphalt and unpaved, along with five highly productive water wells, municipal water meters and extensive irrigation facilities support the equestrian and farming operations. The 1,390 acre property consists of 3 legal parcels and includes the following APN #s: 126-060-78, 124-150-28 and 34 and 35, 127-191-20, 127-230-59, 127-271-01 and 02, 125-131-49 and 54, 124-131-48, 125-150-34

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  • Barn
  • Guest House
  • Horse Facilities
  • Gardens
  • Porte-Cochere
  • Private Elevator
  • Stables
  • Staff Quarters
  • Terrace / Outdoor Space
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Caretaker House
  • Lake
  • Mountain Views
  • Horse Ranch
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Cathy Gilchrist-Colmar
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16915 Avenida de Acacias
Rancho Santa Fe, California 92067 United States   
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Details for 5820 West Lilac Road

Full Baths:
7,865 Sq Ft.
1,390 Acres
$7,069 / Sq. Ft.
Property Type:
Farm / Ranch / Plantation
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