5509 Bonner Ferry Road, Bastrop, Louisiana, 71220
178 Acres bordering the Bussey Brake Wildlife Management Area. A portion of the property bordering the WMA was previously a trailer park that would be a good location for cabin rentals when Bussey Brake reopens. Hunting on the property consists of deer, hog, and small game. There are a few acres on the back of the property providing a great duck blind location.
This property provides over 1500 ft of water frontage on Bayou Bartholomew. Bayou Bartholomew is the longest bayou in the world consisting of 369 miles meandering through Arkansas and Louisiana. Bayou Bartholomew contains over 100 aquatic species making it the second most diverse stream in North America. In the 1800s-early 1900s there was a steamboat landing located on this property. Portions of the landing still remain and can be seen when the water is low. The bayou is known as a local attraction for kayaking and canoeing.
Driving through the front brick entrance opens to a beautiful one owner home built in 2003. This home has 2668 sf of living area with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. The kitchen offers an island with eat-in bar and dining area. The cathedral ceiling in the living room gives an open feel and the gas log fireplace is a great place to sit by on those winter nights. The master suite has built ins, 2 walk-in closets, bath with walk-in shower with seat, 2 vanities. Plenty of storage in this home with the oversized 21x9.5 laundry room with built in cabinets and an additional 10x24 hobby/exercise room that could be coverted to a 4th bedroom if needed.
Pastures are fenced and cross fenced. Barn with 4 stalls and round pen area, tack shed, workshop, and additional storage buildings. Pastures are planted to provide good qualitiy hay.
This property was known as Wardville in the 1800s-early 1900s. The steamboat landing provided transportation for commerce. The property contained a post office, hotel, and merchantile. The railroad came through in 1908 with a turning bridge to allow the steamboats to contine to come through. An additional railroad was built on the property which is no longer in operation and the railings have been removed. The trestle columns can still be seen in the bayou. An archaeologist came through the area in 1909 and recorded an American Indian burial site and numerous artifacts in the vicinity of Wardville.