Nestled serenely in the town of Chico, tucked away underneath 300-year-old oak trees, sits a spectacular, 250 acre Chico ranch. Hidden from the road by eucalyptus trees and kiwi vines, a private driveway leads to the grand adobe style home, built in 1931 and once the hangout of Errol Flynn, the original Robin Hood and former home of the Kline family and daughter Barbie Benton of playboy fame.
This 3,435 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Chico ranch home boasts stunning details including solid hardwood floors, built-in nooks and hand forged brass door plates and knobs. Entertain in the elegant living room or create your favorite dish in the chef’s kitchen, equipped with beautiful cabinetry, granite countertops and modern appliances. Original features of the home, including a dumb-waiter from the basement to kitchen and a built in cold storage room continue to offer convenience in today’s modern world.
The spacious bedrooms feature walk-in closets, new dual paned windows and French doors leading to the backyard oasis.
Enjoy the sparkling pool and spa, shaded by majestic oak trees or spend the day roaming through the 60 acres of California Certified Organic Farmed Kiwis that have been farmed on the land since 1969. This expansive property also includes 15 acres of 5-year-old walnuts.
A 6-acre vineyard produces over 40 barrels a year of six different varietal wines. Walk down into the 1,800 square foot wine cellar, where you are greeted by the cool aromatic scent of the barreled wine.
A 3.5 acre pond not only irrigates the property, but is stocked with various fish from which you can fish for from the dock. And with two seasonal creeks running through the ranch, irrigating over 80% of the property, you can easily enjoy the soothing sound of water.
Perfect for equestrians, there is plenty of land for horses to roam, as well as a newly-re-sided barn, caretaker quarters and numerous outbuildings. In fact, the original hitching post can still be found at the front of this Chico ranch home, in addition to the original windmill and working bell.
Take the private driveway between the grape vines and you will come across what has been planned and mapped as an exclusive gated community of 34 homes.
Don’t miss out on the rare opportunity to own this expansive, history rich ranch.