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Spend the Holidays at Your Own Family Ranch

‘Tis the season to gather. And gathering everyone is easy—and quite luxurious–at the sprawling Dove Ridge Ranch in Palestine, Texas—only a two-hour drive from Dallas. Thanksgiving, Christmas—whatever the holiday or the occasion you’re celebrating—invite every friend and family member to your new home on the ranch. There is room for everyone—and then some! The 3,417-square-foot ranch-style home sits on 197 acres, leaving everyone with plenty of room to roam.  

Ranchers, ranchers-at-heart, or anyone seeking a quiet, slow-paced lifestyle will fall in love with Dove Ridge Ranch, located at 110 Dove Ridge Street. Here, you’ll find limitless potential with lush fields of grass, acres of mature trees, the flowing waters of Gum Creek, two ponds, and lots of deer and other wildlife who also call the property home. The ranch includes a barn, corrals, a workshop, pole shed, cattle pens, and a water well, making it a true, working ranch for those interested in an authentic Texas ranch lifestyle. Situated in Anderson County within quick driving distance to Tyler, Waco, Houston, and Dallas, Dove Ridge Ranch offers an idyllic setting for anyone who wants to get away for a weekend—or a lifetime.

The home itself looks like it comes straight from a storybook, with a charming wood exterior and expansive wrap-around porch where you can create a variety of seating vignettes—from rockers to porch swings. Inside, custom wood accents are found throughout, from the stunning heart of pine hardwood flooring to wood window frames, doors, and ceiling beams. The wooden cathedral ceiling is the home’s centerpiece, as is the center stone floor-to-ceiling wood-burning fireplace—the perfect, cozy gathering spot for winter holidays. The large living area flows seamlessly into a more formal living area, a formal dining room, and the gourmet kitchen, complete with stainless steel appliances and a full wall of windows.  

With three bedrooms, three baths, and a loft, the home is perfect for family living and for entertaining guests. Or you can easily reconfigure the secondary bedrooms into a home office or exercise area. The spacious primary suite is adjoined by a spa-like bath with separate tub and shower, double vanities, and an oversized cedar closet with loads of storage and oversized mirrors. A large laundry room features a folding counter and extensive cabinetry for storage and essentials.

While there is plenty to love about the home’s interior, it’s the outdoor features that make this property so noteworthy. A private gravel road and cattle guard; cedar, oak, and pine trees; a stocked tank/pond; pond views; livestock and equipment shed; a holding pen; wrought iron and barbed-wire fencing; corrals; and loading chutes are only a few of Dove Ridge Ranch’s premier assets. You can also relax with family and friends on the open patio with a fire pit and an adjacent covered cook shed with an outdoor sink, and plenty of room for a table and grilling accessories.

Dove Ridge Ranch is offered for $2.3 million and is listed by Brenda Townsley with Ebby Halliday, REALTORS®. Save some steps and tour the 197-acre property online, or grab your boots and contact Townsley for your own personal tour.


Brenda Townsley

972.824.4200 | [email protected]

As a lifelong resident of the Dallas area and a professional in the North Texas market for more than two decades, Brenda Townsley provides a full-service real estate experience for her buyers and sellers. With a background in new construction homes and property management, she is known for her integrity, keen listening skills, and patience in serving her clients effectively. Townsley’s clients appreciate her extensive knowledge of the Dallas-Fort Worth area and her trusted network of industry professionals. Her heart for serving clients well has resulted in a business that has been built by referrals from happy clients. She continues to cultivate long-lasting friendships with her clients by demonstrating a high level of care for buyers and sellers. A natural leader and a detailed, dedicated professional, Townsley is a million-dollar top producer, has been recognized as a Best Real Estate Agent in D Magazine, and is a nine-year winner of Five Star Professional customer service distinctions. She is a member of the Collin County Association of REALTORS®.

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