MLS # 1040728 & 14-295
Fox Hill Farm
Secluded yet with the quickest access to Santa Barbara, Kentucky Road is one of the Santa Ynez Valley’s best kept secrets. This gated and very private road is shared by only three residences, all on 100 plus acre parcels.
Wind your way up Kentucky Road across mesas with beautiful horse farms and scenic vineyards catching a glimpse of grazing deer, the resident Great Grey Heron, an occasional lazing bobcat and the hilarious antics of the wild turkeys. Inspiring views are enjoyed from all aspects of the ranch.
The residence and barn water is gravity fed by the Mutual Water Company cisterns at the top of Kentucky Road. Irrigation water is also available from two wells that fill (2) 30,000 gallon in-ground cisterns. Currently, combined wells pump approximately 350 gallons per minute and are rated at 750 gallons per minute with larger pumps.
- Residence: 7,300+- Sq. Ft.
- 3 bedrooms / 3 (2) 1/2 baths
- (2) Offices plus Murphy Bed
- Acreage: 157.39 Acres in Agricultural Preserve
- Wine room with elevator
- Salt-water pool (20’ x 60’) with spa and outdoor kitchen and fireplace
- Solar power to residence, barn and pool (with dedicated propane tank). Solar includes (60) 200 watt solar panels that run the electric meter in reverse, saving thousands of dollars per year.
The MD 6- stall barn is conveniently located near the residence and has an extra large tack room with 1/2 bath and feed room. The west-facing barn front and 20’ covered roof have cross-ties and hot-water washing station.
Access to the 4 horse hot-walker and irrigated pasture is just steps away.
The barn complex offers easy access for trucks and trailers to load their horses and has generous space for trailer parking.
Completing the equine facilities is a pole barn for hay storage, 5 dry paddocks, 4 irrigated pastures, round pen, jumping arena, ranch trail class course or rough cross country course and miles of riding or hiking trails through ancient oaks. Access with permission to adjacent riding trails through neighboring ranches can be a wonderful asset to the trail enthusiast. The ranch enjoys significant tax benefits with its Williamson Act contract that is kept in compliance through the farming of orchard grass with multiple cuttings per year. The land is highly usable as well as beautiful.
One of the most enjoyable and significant attributes of Fox Hill Farm is its river frontage. Not only the source of abundant water, it features a lovely open pond and running water where one can canoe, kayak and swim. Just minutes away, the owners have created a family campground with water, power, a stage for music and dance and room to throw up a tent. This ranch has all of the elements of a truly unique, fun-spirited and beautifully developed valley retreat.