Big Prairie Creek Farm- 620 acres +/- in Hale County
Big Prairie Farm is 620 acres +/- of land for sale in Hale County, Alabama. The farm is a great mix of cattle grazing land and a hunting property. Approximately 200 acres +/- of the property is in open, fenced pasture for grazing. 384 acres +/- of the property are enrolled in the Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) in perpetuity. There is a beautiful home on the property, that offers the finest in country living. Big Prairie Creek makes up almost 15,000' of the north property line. It is a large creek, with year round flow. This farm offers fantastic hunting for deer, duck, dove, and turkeys. It is a great combination of working cattle farm and a recreational opportunity, in one of the most desirable areas of Alabama's Black Belt.
Home- A long, nostalgic, tree-lined drive leads you up the house. The beautiful home sits off the highway, on a hill overlooking the farm. The home was built around 2000, and is well-constructed. It is a two story home that is approximately 3693 square feet. There is a porch that runs around the whole outside of the home, offering great opportunities to enjoy the privacy. There are 3 bedrooms with 3 full baths, and 2 half baths. A large two bay garage provides parking and storage. The master bedroom and bath are downstairs, with the bathroom having a shower and tub. There is a large walk-in closet off the master bedroom. A small room that could be used as a study or office is beside the master bedroom. Just as you enter the home through the garage, there is a large laundry room/ mud room to your right. It has ample counter space for folding laundry and storage. There are two hot water heaters, a sink, and the washer and dryer in this room. As you continue down the hall, you come to a large open area that consists of the dining area, spacious kitchen, and comfortable living room. The dining room has a small bar area, Danby wine cooler, and wine rack. The kitchen is large, with an island for food preparation. You have great views out the windows across the farm as you prepare food. The appliances are very nice, stainless, with a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Viking gas range with 4 burners, Viking Professional grade ovens, Frigidaire Gallery series dish washer. The living room is spacious, and offers plenty of room for hosting guests. There is a fireplace in the living room. Upstairs are two bedrooms, each with their own full bath. There is a large room that could be used as a playroom or media room/ second living area. The house has central heat and air and is on a septic system.
Barns and improvements- There are two barns for equipment storage. The longest barn is open-sided, and has an enclosed shop and work space. There are 3 fuel storage tanks and a storage bin. There are catch pens for working cows.
Pasture- There are approximately 200 acres +/- in open pasture that have been in Dallas grass. The pastures are fenced and cross-fenced, with each paddock having a watering trough. There are several gates throughout the farm that allow access to the various paddocks.
Wetland Reserve Program- 384 acres +/- of the property are enrolled in the Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) through the USDA. This is a perpetual conservation easement that runs with the land. In the WRP land is 9.7 acres of wildlife openings with 4 shooting houses. There are several areas throughout this acreage with ditch plugs, and in the winter they attract many ducks. Big Prairie Creek is a flyway for many migrating waterfowl, and the duck hunting here is good. The WRP land is planted in hardwoods, and the owner will be able to harvest the hardwoods subject to the terms of the program guidelines. A buyer will agree to assume the WRP contract at the time of the purchase.
Legal Description- 620 acres +/- (calculated) in 7 different tax parcels located in Township 18N, Range 5E, Sections 17, 18, and 30. Hale County Tax Assessor Parcel ID#'s: 2304170000003001, 2304170000003003, 2304170000003008, 2304170000003000, 2304180000001001, 2304180000001000, 2304180000003002. Deeds are available upon request.
Location- The property is located at 3471 AL Highway 25, Newbern, AL 36756. The property is easily accessible from major cities. Tuscaloosa is 51 miles, Birmingham is 103 miles, Demopolis is 17 miles, Greensboro is 13 miles, Montgomery is 91 miles, Mobile is 144 miles, Meridian, MS is 71 miles, and Huntsville, AL is 201 miles. This property is shown strictly by appointment only please. Contact Jonathan Goode at 334-247-2005 to arrange your visit to the property. This property is jointly listed with Will Hairston of Tutt Land Company, and you can reach him at 334-341-2001.