Rare Mixed Use Property With Amazing Views
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Approximately 70 acres of this property have been dedicated to the quality production of cattle and hay. Many of the paddocks have been transitioned into warm-season grasses. This type of transition has a high up-front cost but low future maintenance, and they hold a much higher protein content than traditional cool-season species. This means better quality cattle and higher value hay. There have also been waterlines and waterers installed to allow for the most efficient grazing possible. It is apparent while traveling around the land that the owner has given the utmost care. Cattle are fenced out of creeks, ponds, and highly sensitive areas. Fences are maintained, and the grasses are kept free of noxious weeds and managed to stay in their vegetative state. This trend of stewardship can be seen throughout all aspects of the property. The landowner has established vineyards that are producing several species of grapes. These were strategically placed on the landscape to provide the required air movements and thermals that grapes need to truly flourish and mature. These grapes could be sourced to local markets or kept for personal winemaking to impress your guests. The land is also home to approximately 80 acres of hardwood timber. This timber provides a great potential source of future income and prime deer and turkey hunting habitat. This property’s location at the edge of the bluff above the Mississippi River is a natural holding area for wildlife. Great bedding and fawning habitat are available on the property, and endless food is on the neighboring land.
On the west side of the property, as you crest the small ridge, you will find yourself face to face with a view that is hard to explain, and even pictures don’t fully capture. Miles of uninhabited terrain can be seen from this vantage point. Look down the Mississippi at the lock and dam, over the river into the hills of Missouri, or south as far as your eyes can take you. This view is quite possibly what you have been dreaming about for a home location—sitting on your porch watching barges lock through or enjoying the endless wildlife species that call this area home during all times of the year. The site is frequented by hundreds of species of shorebirds, flocks of Pelicans, and eagles.
There are two pole buildings on the property. One by the house used to store the various equipment needed to manage the crops and maintain the land. The other open-front pole building is out in the pasture and is currently used to store the hay crop.
The home on this property is a fully remodeled one bedroom, two bath. Beautiful cabinets, the vast island, and a massive farm-style table made from wood right from the property instantly catch your attention when you arrive. There is a fully functioning solar system installed for the house and a commercial sink in the basement with the second bath. The covered front porch, 360 deck, and walkout basement provide ample room for entertaining a large gathering of guests. The home would make a perfect retirement retreat or caretakers’ residence. A small building next to the house would make an excellent spot for overflow guests or hunters.
It is truly impossible to describe the uniqueness of this property in words. Call today to schedule your private tour.
- Multi-use property
- Amazing building site
- Paddock system for grazing
- Spring fed pond
- Several acres of established vineyards
- Great deer and turkey farm
- Years of high level stewardship
- Completely remodeled home
- 30 minutes from St. Louis
15815 S Mississippi River Rd.
Batchtown, Illinois 62006
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