3.8 acres - $18,900
Monthly Payment: $191.70
This parcel is simply too pretty to waste on someone who only wants a cheap piece of land. For this property, it’s a good idea if you’re a big, tough sort of bruiser who doesn’t mind hard work and a backwoods existence, but you also need to be a big, tough bruiser with the heart of a cavalier poet. That’s because, once you’ve trekked in via the two-mile-long-and-torturous access road, this little tract of big woods is simply too beautiful to squander on some cretin who can’t appreciate natural beauty. Amid these rolling hills of big, tall, oaks there’s a picturesque little pond and surrounded by several choice building sites for your rustic cabin. If you’re this sort of individual, whether you’re skinning a deer on your front porch or composing a sonnet down by the water, you’ll know that you’ve finally found your element.
The little pond near the center of the property on a beautiful June 1, 2016
Here's the southwest corner as it meets the access road - a t-post with double ribbon.
Although the little pond is in a deep hollow, there are nice level-ish building spots in both the front and back of the property.
There's a narrow roadway across the pond dam that allows vehicle access to the back of the property.
Above the pond.
Another view of the pond showing the dam.
It's not easy to get here, but once you do, this is the ultimate in peaceful privacy.
Commercial electricity is provided to the area by:
6327 N US Hwy 63
West Plains, MO 65775
We do not provide any means of sewage disposal for these properties. Being in a rural area, the most common methods of sewage disposal are by individual on-site septic tanks, however composting toilets and out-houses are permitted.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has given general approval for this usage of this site for individual sewage treatment systems.
Septic systems must be constructed in accordance with County and State standards, and you must obtain permission from the Texas County Health Department, 950 N. Highway 63, Houston, MO 65483, (417) 967-4131 to install a septic tank. The average cost of a septic tank and drain field is $3500.
These five restrictions apply to all of our older locations.
No buildings shall be constructed closer than 100 ft. from a roadway or 30 ft. from a boundary. (This may be adjusted in certain locations.)
Explanation: buildings placed closer can cause situations that interfere with road maintenance and utility transmission.
No refuse, debris, unused building materials nor derelict vehicles shall be allowed to collect on the premises.
Explanation: piles of junk are not only unsightly, but tend to spread to adjoining vacant parcels. Dead cars and junk make it harder for us to sell adjacent properties, or for you to sell yours.
You may keep whatever livestock or pets you wish so long as they are not allowed to create a nuisance to neighboring land owners.
Explanation: this probably means that if you want to keep pigs in the most common fashion, you need a parcel of at least 5 acres with a back corner located away from anyone else's home. Lots of barking dogs may also cause you problems depending on the size of your parcel and how you locate your facilities.
No parcel shall be further subdivided.
Explanation: you may build more than one residence on a single parcel, but you may not deed away a part of the parcel to someone else.
All wastewater treatment facilities shall be constructed in accordance with applicable state water quality standards.
Explanation: if you plan to construct an in-ground septic system, it must meet state standards. We find that the typical state-approved septic system will cost upwards of $3,000 for labor and materials. Additionally, the state says that any septic system on less than three acres be built to Missouri Department of Natural Resources specifications. Parcels of 5 acres or greater are virtually unrestricted. Since they do not endanger the ground-water, composting toilets and outhouses are not restricted.
Building Codes and/or Permits:
Driving Directions to Locate Lorelei Trails Parcel H:
Now it gets tricky... From Shelton Road to the property. At about 9/10ths mile down Shelton Road, you'll see three mailboxes on your left, and a road turning back to the right at a very sharp angle. Take this road. About a quarter-mile later, you'll come to the first creek crossing. Beyond that, you'll see a house and yard straight ahead of you - look for where the road takes a sharp bend to the left and follow that. First you'll have another smaller creek crossing, then the road forks. Don't take the fork going up-hill, which has a gate on it anyway, take the right fork into the open area. Check your odometer at this fork. You'll go past an abandoned farm on your right, make another creek crossing, and come to a very steep hill. At the top of this hill, the road forks again. This should be about half a mile past your odometer check. Follow this bad road down into a hollow, then up another steep hill. Go to the top of the hill and turn hard right. You're most of the way there, now you'll go down to another bottom, take the right fork in the road, then uphill past a cabin two where you see a t-posts with double pink survey ribbon. This is the southeast corner of the parcel, continue up the road to the southwest corner, also marked by t-post and double ribbon. Park in the turn-in and explore the property all you want.
We've seen people driving on this road in regular passenger cars, but we wouldn't recommend it.
GPS Co-ordinates at the southeast corner:
and runs to the northwest corner:
Disclaimer: These directions are accurate to the best of our knowledge but cannot be guaranteed. Visit this property at your own risk, we are not responsible for accidents.
3.8 acres - $18,900
Monthly Payment: $191.70
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