MLS # 179842 & 11-3060
The Hacienda at Rancho Encantado
Rancho Encantado is a very special opportunity to own a 122 acre working ranch surrounded by thousands of acres of pristine ranch land in the Santa Ynez Valley. The 10,000 square foot Mission Style hacienda compound overlooks the Santa Ynez River and two mountain ranges. The views are breathtaking and can be enjoyed from multiple verandas and an exterior cabana with complete kitchen and laundry, outdoor fireplace, pool and dining area. This independent casita would make a lovely guest house with little difficulty.
The main residence has the old world charm of a 19th century rancho and was designed and crafted with lovely attention to detail. Massive native stone fireplaces, Honduran mahogany windows and doors and impressive beamed ceilings give the sense of a hundred year old hacienda with new world amenities. The stunning gourmet kitchen is the hallmark of the home and offers multiple granite counters, state-of-the-art appliances and beautiful cabinetry. The wine cellar is conveniently located just off of living and dining areas and will store an impressive number of bottles of favored wines. Lovely wood floors highlight the primary living areas and enhance the warmth and charm of the residence. The handsome master suite features a sandstone fireplace, private patio and beautifully tiled en-suite bath. Within the master wing, an office with full bath can double as a third bedroom. The guest suite can be found upstairs in a separate wing with a charming reading balcony with views of an oak woodland and a full bath en-suite. The impressive scale of each room is complimented with professionally designed furnishings that are included with the purchase.
In addition, Rancho Encantado offers the tax advantages of a highly profitable producing walnut orchard in the Williamson Act and a gorgeous usable parcel suitable for all aspects of agrarian pursuits. With the removal of the walnut trees, this gentle and open parcel would be ideal for growning many varietals of grapes. With river frontage, beautiful ponds and water features would be a natural accent to the property. Adjacent parcels are being used for cattle ranching, vineyards and world-class equine facilities. The diversity of the area plus river water frontage make this a rare opportunity in a highly desireable location.