Rocking M Ranch
The Rocking M Ranch is spectacular recreational ranch and horse breeding facility located in the heart of prime North Texas Hill Country and the Cross Timbers Eco Region. An easy drive from the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, the ranch features incredible views, excellent surface water, rolling hill country topography, and a wonderful wildlife habitat. Tree cover mixed with pastures containing excellent native grasses and improved pastures/fields suited for running cattle. The Rocking M Ranch is a true legacy property and has been in the same family for decades. This is a rare opportunity to find this size ranch in this location.
The property is located in the heart of Erath County, approximately 1 hour 40 minutes southwest of Dallas, 1 hour 30 minutes southwest of Fort Worth, and just 10 miles north of the town of Stephenville, TX.
This ranch is situated in one of the most spectacular parts of Erath County in the heart of the Cross Timbers Eco-Region of Texas. With breathtaking views in all directions, this area has incredible rolling hill country topography, wonderful native grasses, and excellent diversity in tree cover and ground cover that contributes to a thriving wildlife habitat. Improved pastures and cultivated fields also provide great dove hunting and livestock.
The owner has also been involved in a renowned and award-winning equestrian breeding operation and with cross fencing for approximately 20 turnouts of various sizes. Details are in the improvement section.
The water on the ranch is very good. The property features almost 2 miles of frontage on both sides of Rough Creek and over 3,000 feet of frontage on the south side of the North Paluxy River. Both are seasonal water sources; however, they do have rocky bottoms and almost aways have large pools of water. In addition to the river and creeks, there is an 8.5-acre lake (Rough Creek dammed up) and at least 10 dirt tanks/stock ponds. All of the improvements are serviced by water wells.
The property is situated in the Cross Timbers Eco Region of the state and features some truly incredible terrain and topography. The highest point on the ranch is approximately 1,327 +/- feet above sea level in the southwestern corner of the property and approximately 1,180 +/- feet above sea level at the lowest point of the property along the banks of the North Paluxy. This region of the state is known for a good mix of productive cattle country, rolling hill country views, good cropland, and excellent tree cover. The Cross Timbers region was named originally by settlers who saw large belts of oak forests when traveling across the plains. The average rain fall in the area is between 30 and 35 inches per year.
Rocking M Ranch is ready to go for providing a rare retreat close to the DFW Metroplex that also accommodates your hunting, livestock, and equestrian needs.
The property includes 3 houses, two horse barns, equipment barns, and various equestrian and recreational improvements.
The focal point is a classically designed custom stone with metal roof, 2700 sf main house, with spacious covered porches overlooking the pool, gardens and arbor, and the vistas of the surrounding countryside. Entering through the double entry doors, you are greeted with a large foyer and the two-story living area and double staircases accessing the balcony with custom railing (comprised of historic branding irons from famous Texas ranches) that overlooks the living area and leads to the three bedrooms and large sleeping porch. The living area is accented by a large, 2 story high stone fireplaces. An open kitchen, wine closet, multiple living areas, mud room, numerous wet bars downstairs and in the bedrooms, need to be seen to appreciate all of the custom craftsmanship.