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Massive cattle ranch with seven lakes, two helipads asks $16M

Double S Ranch is located outside San Diego and is surrounded by a national forest

Exterior shot of large log cabin with a gable section of windows.
The log cabin is one of two homes on the 560-acre property.
Photos via Estately

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Location: Santa Ysabel, California

Price: $16,000,000

This wildly indulgent property is your answer to “African-style ranch” living, according to the listing, in case anyone unbothered by that phrase’s colonialist undertones has been searching for that.

Measuring 560 acres just outside San Diego, and surrounded by Cleveland National Forest, Double S Ranch is made up of seven lakes, horse stables, two helipads, a log cabin and main house, caretaker’s cottage, several workshops, and much more.

Apparently modeled after the world’s largest ranch in Zimbabwe, Double S Ranch is dedicated to raising Watusi and Black Angus Cattle in an all-natural, wholly sustainable environment and features full solar energy, six wells, several water storage tanks, satellite internet and cable, and generators.

The massive log cabin itself boasts a double height great room with soaring ceilings and a wall of windows, and plenty of cozy nooks and crannies, while the more traditional, hacienda-style house offers a more subdued elegance for a total of five bedrooms and five baths—over 12,000 square feet of living space.

In addition to cattle, the ranch is home to chickens, turkeys, goats, and llamas, and even has an aviary. The property also provides plenty of opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, hunting, bird watching, swimming, camping, and other outdoor pursuits.

For the chance to own this “ranch utopia,” located at 28197 Angel Mountain Road in Santa Ysabel, you’ll need $16,000,000. Have a look.

Via: Estately