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The D'Arbonne 295 is a highly maintained, turnkey multi-purpose recreational and investment tract located in the heart of North Louisiana's Piney Hills. This highly sought-after tract is located in southern-central Union Parish only 17 miles Northeast of Ruston, LA, 11 miles North of Squire Creek Country Club and 10 miles South of Beautiful Lake D'Arbonne and the community of Farmerville, LA. The property has over three-quarters of a mile of highway frontage on State Hwy 151 West.
The centerpiece of the D'Arbonne 295 is the craftsman styled Cabin located amongst the century year old pecan trees on one of the highest points of the property, that was a previous turn of the century home place. The 2,000+ square foot, two-story Cabin consists of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open great room with kitchen, and over 700 square feet of porches overlooking the scenic property. This cabin would be the perfect place for families to gather to enjoy holidays, reunions or weekend getaways. The natural stone fireplace and the screened in porch are what country homes are built for. In addition to the cabin, there is also a traditional hay barn, enclosed workshop and two other storage structures around the house.
D'Arbonne 295 is comprised of two main timber stands. The first stand, covering roughly 45% - 50% of the tract, is a 16 - 18 year old highly managed pine plantation stand that is currently ready for its first thinning which will provide its new owner immediate return on their investment. The second timber stand, covering roughly 50-55% of the tract is a newly planted (2020) 2 - 3 year old highly managed pine plantation. By having two different stands, this tract provides its new owner the ability to manage the two timber stands throughout the years without having to clear-cut the entire tract all at once. Also, the diversity of the timber stands provide quality habitat for the white-tail deer and other small game that inhabit the tract. Dispersed amongst the two-pine timber stands are multiple hardwood bottoms following the multiple creeks that crisscross the property. These bottoms provide natural travel corridors and food for the whitetails deer and other small game on the property.
D'Arbonne 295 has a highly managed and maintained interior road system, multiple established gated ingress/egress points which provide easy access for timber harvesting, hunting, ATV-riding, horseback riding, and overall access to the property. The tract also has a natural-gas pipeline running the length of the property, west to east, which provides great access, as well as great shooting lanes for the established multiple deer stands on the property. One of the best and probably most underrated assets to the property are the four established ponds on the property. Not only do each of the ponds provide good fishing holes, they provide water to the wildlife on the property and each of them could be expanded to create even bigger and better fishing lakes. The recreational opportunities on this tract are endless. In addition to recreation value, this tract could easily be bought and then divided into 4-5 smaller tracts and re-sold as smaller country estate tracts. The 57 acre tract that lies North of Hwy 151 could possibly be bought separately from the 295 as a whole.
If you and your family are looking for a highly maintained turnkey country estate that will provide almost immediate income and help create memories for your family for years to come, then this is the tract for you.