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Historic 437+/- Acre Silicon Valley Ranch Goes on Sale


Los Gatos, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/25/2015 -- Nestled in the hills of Morgan Hill in the Uvas Reservoir Area, the historic Silver Oaks Ranch, comprising of 437 +/- acres of glorious land with open meadows, rolling oak-studded hills, and endless views, is now on the market for $3.8M

Very rarely does a unique property like this come up for sale in the Silicon Valley Bay Area. This private gated estate ranch, located only 15 minutes from the town of Morgan Hill, offers vast open meadows with abundant native grasses and miles of ranch roads and riding trails that traverse the property winding past a private lake and various recreation ponds. There is abundant wildlife, including deer, turkey, quail, doves, and soaring eagles. Most of the property offers open terrain with oak, pine, madrone, manzanita, redwood and other trees with dense brush in the steeper areas.The number of trees is a testament to the abundant water on the property, which includes several springs, seasonal creeks, a fishing lake, the year-round Uvas creek and a Well towards the top of the property.

The spacious 4 Bedroom, 3 bath lodge style main home is positioned on the banks of the Uvas Creek. Walk past the pool to the front door where one is greeted with a large open living room with high beam ceilings with walls of windows over looking the creek and gardens. The home offers a wide, peaceful deck with steps leading down to the creek and a separate 1 bedroom, 1-bath guest quarters. There are many features to the ranch property including a large cattle barn, stable/event center, 5 guest cottages, a large solar bank that serves the main house, two water tanks and several equipment sheds.

About Morgan Hill Estate Ranch
This majestic Morgan Hill Estate Ranch has had an interesting historic past. In the early 1900s, the land was used extensively for grape vineyards. There was also an active lumber operation, mainly harvesting giant redwood trees. The second growth of these great trees can be seen today on the Ranch. Syntex Laboratories bought the Ranch in the sixties to develop different cattle forage and grains. In the late seventies the Ranch changed ownership and became a horse-breeding establishment raising racing trotters. Lastly, in 1983, the Ranch was purchased by the current owners to start up the renown Silver Oaks Ostrich Ranch breeding farm, home to one of the larger ostrich ranches in America. At one point, this very successful ranch had over 700 of the birds measuring eight feet tall and weighing 400 pounds. Visitors, breeders and customers from around the world visited the ranch to see these amazing birds that scientists say are the closest living thing today to a dinosaur. The current owners retired the Silver Oaks Ostrich Ranch in 2000, but still have a herd of black Belted Galloway beef cattle from Scotland, a few draft horses, miniature donkeys and ostriches.

Offering one of the largest private parcels in the Silicon Valley Bay Area, this is truly a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to own a landmark ranch estate located in the Silicon Valley, perfect for a family estate, potential residential development, conference/event center, vineyard/winery, riding academy, cattle ranch, or just a weekend retreat.

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Media Contact:
Jay Lord
Broker Associate
Keller Williams Realty
BRE# 01402078