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Private Acreage Lakeside Retreat near Ft Worth

Lakeside , Tarrant County , Texas

pen • fenced • lake

Property description

Nestled on 10.33 acres above Lake Worth, this tranquil retreat offers both seclusion and convenience. The property provides a nearly untouched canvas and an unparalleled opportunity to carve out the private retreat of your dreams. Hidden from neighbors, the perimeter is completely fenced.

The town of Lakeside permits the construction of stables, pastures, and trails for up to 10 horses on properties this size and in this neighborhood. Equine services and trails are easily found in the immediate area.

The acreage includes 4 residential lots, and only one has been developed. The 2037 sq ft house built in 2000 offers an open space floor plan that can easily be modified to increase 2 bedrooms to 4. Because this house sits on a ledge overlooking a meadow, one can birdwatch through treehouse-like windows that flood every room with light. A small cabin with a porch and electricity sits on an adjacent lot and acreage includes a fenced pen for animals. Three additional lots offer the potential to share the estate with family or friends.

LOCATION makes this property exceptional and virtually one of a kind in the current market.
While this land may feel peaceful and remote, it lies within 30 miles of DFW Airport, and 20 miles of Fort Worth’s lively downtown, Stock Yards, Stock Show and Rodeo grounds, Dickies Arena, world-class museum district, internationally recognized zoo, botanic gardens, Colonial Golf Course. It is 32 miles from the home stadiums of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers. Lake Worth and Eagle Mountain Lake are located in the immediate vicinity as are the Fort Worth Nature Center, public schools, hospital, and shopping.

You CAN have it ALL, including the unique opportunity to create YOUR quintessential Texas lifestyle. Catch the International horse shows at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in the morning, and spend a lazy afternoon dipping your toes or fishing line into the lake that afternoon. Atop horseback, enjoy the sunrise and lake views peeking through trees on the northeast border of the property, then head to concerts or rodeos at the Stock Yards that evening. Drive into the city for work, then stretch out on the hidden cabin's porch hammock to watch the stars come out that night.

The stars DO shine BIG and BRiGHT deep in the heart of this Texas Property. And they are waiting to shine on you!


Home Features

  • Unique features include a wood stove, claw foot tub, water well, and solar system (treat as paid contract).
  • Ceramic tile flooring throughout house.
  • Major systems have been well-maintained and serviced.
  • Solar system includes a whole house fan and additional insulation.
  • Septic system is a sprinkler type and cleaned out within the past two years.
  • All house appliances are electric EXCEPT for the gas stove top.
  • Dishwasher, double ovens, refrigerator, water heater are almost new
  • Wood stove vents to heat the whole house.
  • Utility room includes sink and shelving and room for large capacity washer and dryer and drip drying.
  • Electricity, city water, and natural gas are available on-site.
  • Closets and pantry include shelving and many are walk-in.
  • Master bath is ensuite and includes a separate shower and clawfoot tub
  • Second bath has a shower, no tub.
  • Living/dining/ kitchen area is an open space design.
  • Additional privacy doors would convert two additional rooms into bedrooms to equal up to 4.
  • Most rooms have ceiling fans.
  • Kitchen has decorative and above/under cabinet lighting
  • House is attached to the two-car garage via a closed-in, enclosed covered porch.
  • Covered porch opens to the front and back of the house, and to the the garage and front door.
  • Front door is accessed through the covered porch, from a decked walkway off the front sidewalk.
  • Back of the house opens onto a stone patio and decked balcony with stairs leading down to the meadow.
  • Septic system sprinkles the meadow below the house.
  • Water well is located adjacent to the driveway across from the house. Sellers have never used the well.

Lot Features

  • Part of the property consists of four irregularly shaped residential lots #4,5,6,7.
  • Additional attached acreage lies behind and to the south side of lots 5, 6, and 7.
  • Lot 4 and 5 have no buildings, the land is primarily wooded and sloping with some open and flat areas.
  • Lot 4 does not have a gate and is undeveloped.
  • Lot 5 includes a chain link double gate and is undeveloped.
  • Lot 6 is entered through a metal gate and includes rocked retaining walls, a driveway, house with 2 car garage, utility connections, wooden decks (front and back), a rocked back patio, a septic system, and a water well. The house sits on a ridge overlooking a meadow to the back, the land between the road and the front of the house is sloped, wooded, and planted with wildflowers. The driveway includes uncovered parking spaces for several additional cars.
  • Lot 7 has no gate, and is undeveloped except for a small wooden, pier and beam cabin with windows, a door, a covered porch, and electricity that lies at the back of the lot. The lot is flat or gently sloped in many places with open or wooded areas.
  • An animal pen (enclosed with partially standing chain link fencing) lies beyond the back of Lot 7.
  • The entire property is enclosed with chain link fencing (except for the side boundary of lot 7), and a second wire fence surrounds the back and sides of the acreage beyond the lots.
  • The side and back boundaries of lots 4, 5, 6, and 7 are not individually fenced.
  • All lots and the additional acreage are fenced as one parcel except for the south side of Lot 7.
  • The back of lots 5, 6, and the back and side of lot 7 includes a ravine that carries rainwater toward the lake. The ravine is deepest behind Lots 5 and 6.
  • The additional acreage is covered in the rapidly disappearing Texas Crosstimber ecosystem. Comanche horsemen sheltered wild horses in the Cross Timbers long before American settlers arrived. This land has been noticeably unchanged since then. Accompanied by a birdsong soundtrack, a hike through this backland reveals ravines, ridges, gentle slopes, and verdant valleys. Wild vegetation varies throughout and it is easy to spot shed antlers, abandoned nests, and other evidence of the creatures who live there. It is rare to find litter or even a hint of human presence.
  • The lake can be seen on foot through the trees at the NE border of the property. Other areas of the property potentially have lake views, but clearing trees and raising the sight line would be required.
  • Because of the variation in the topography, potential owners are encouraged to walk the property themselves to get a feel for how the land would meet their needs.

Horse Facility Features

  • Equine services, supplies, and trails are prevalent throughout the area in and around Lakeside. World-class equestrian centers, associations, clubs, services, supplies, and sales are easily found in nearby Fort Worth. Aside from the partially fenced animal pen behind lot 7, this property has all the raw materials necessary to care for horses, but the land is largely unimproved.
  • While it remains almost a blank slate for horse features on site, this property offers a rare opportunity to create a state-of-the-art horse property, without having to work around someone else's dream.
  • Nothing is more Texan than that!


  • 7 miles to schools
  • 24 miles to airports
  • 6 miles to hospitals
  • 4 miles to shopping
  • 2 miles to trails

Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Buyer to verify all information


211 Vanshire Rd E, Lakeside, Tarrant County, Texas




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