This is a great country property located in Vina, convenient to both Chico and Red Bluff. Currently set up for horses and cattle grazing, amenities include two homes, large hay barn, detached garage with a workshop area, another detached garage, stalls, arena, corrals, and both perimeter and cross fencing. The 54+ acres include a 1.5-2.5 acre year-around pond. The ranch also comes with irrigation rights from the Deer Creek water district--the current owner cuts 500-700 bales of hay in late May and also grazes 34 pair from June through to December. Some of the neighboring properties are planted to orchard, suggesting some potential here as well.
Vina is a rural community between Red Bluff and Chico made up primarily of orchards and grazing land. Walnuts, almonds, prunes, and pecans can all be found in the area. Vina was once home to the largest vineyard in the world, owned by Leland Stanford.
Water is important, and this ranch has a good agricultural-sized well that supplies water to both homes. In addition, approximately 35 of the 54 acres are flood-irrigated with water from the Deer Creek water district. Irrigation water runs @ $1,700 per season. The year-around pond is approximately 1.5-2.5 acres and is home to plenty of bass and some catfish too. Ducks and geese also frequent the pond.
There are two homes on the property. The main home has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with a beamed cathedral ceiling and a large brick fireplace. Built in 1969, it has approximately 2,240 square feet. The kitchen has double ovens, gas range, bread warmer and light-colored cabinets that make it a cheerful place to cook. The home has an attached 2-car garage and a fully enclosed patio. The second home has 2 bedrooms and one bath and rents for $850 per month.
There is a large hay barn of approximate 85 x 65 foot size, with 4 stalls and a tack room attached. There are also corrals and a riding arena immediately adjacent. In addition there are two detached garage structures for vehicles or farm equipment. One of the garages has a space for an office and a separate 2-story workshop area with a loft and concrete floor.
The seller has been cutting 500-700 bales of hay each May, and then has been leasing out 3 of the irrigated pastures for approximately 34 pairs from June through late November or early December. The lease is currently at $6,000 for the season. Neighboring parcels have been planted to nut crops and the soils are mostly Class I or Class II.
This property would make a great horse training or boarding operation, a place for a small-diversified hobby farm, or a manageable homestead for retirement and taking care of grandkids over the summer.
Age: 41-50 Years Old
Architecture Style: Other
Heating Fuel: Natural Gas, Wood
Heating System: Forced Air, Stove
Lot Size: 54.35 Acres
Parking Type: Garage - Attached, Garage - Detached
Roof Type: Unknown
Rooms: Bedroom, Full Bath