Beautiful Country Setting! ~ Positioned between the charming historic cities of Smithville and Flatonia, this lovely 47+ acre ranch is the perfect country estate or weekend retreat. A gated entrance provides privacy and the winding road leads you to the charming residence through scattered oaks and pines. The limestone home was thoughtfully designed by the owner and overlooks a 1-1/2 acre stocked pond. Wrap-around porches offer shaded views of the gorgeous pond and woods and is the perfect place to enjoy nature and wildlife. The efficient kitchen is spacious and opens to the dining and family rooms. It is ideal for entertaining with a buffet serving area, and breakfast bar and is definitely the gathering place for friends and family. The focal point of the family room is a wood-burning fireplace with raised hearth and library paneling above the mantle and has a wall of long windows for natural light. The primary suite has two walls of windows and doors to take advantage of the views and to provide access to the side porch. One of the bedrooms is used as an office with built-in cabinets and files and includes a Murphy bed. The ranch has a nice mixture of pasture and woods with rolling terrain and frontage on Barton Creek. The 40X50 barn has 4 overhead doors to accommodate an RV, boats, or plenty of parking for the automobile enthusiast. Recently installed SpaceX StarLink satellite system provides high-speed internet. 2 water wells on the property, one is filtered for the home and the other has a valve for the pond. Currently under AG Exemption with cattle lease in place. Seller will convey the minerals they own. Conveniently located within an hour of Austin and within two hours of Houston and San Antonio.