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265 Meadowlark Road

Santa Ynez, California


Offered at $1,395,000 SOLD


Overview: Santa Ynez Valley is a bucolic, rural upscale community a short drive from Santa Barbara, California. The valley is a composite of world class vineyards, horse farms, cattle ranches and ranchettes. It is the second largest wine growing region in California. Local residents include many entertainment notables and senior executive members of all types of industry and commerce. The area abounds with fabulous cycling roads, hiking trails, restaurants and a quality lifestyle rarely found today.



The Property:

A 5 +/- acre horse ranch in the enclave environment of Meadowlark Ranches with a post and beam home, a horse barn, an arena and several pastures. The land is flat and totally usable. Meadowlark has their own private and very reasonable water sources and offers riding trails throughout. The proximity to the Santa Ynez River offers a wonderful micro-climate with slightly more moderate temperatures than the other parts of the Valley.


A dramatic 14+/- peaked ceiling great room and kitchen with fireplace anchors the central part of the 2 bedroom 2.5 bath home.




Off the great room is a large outdoor living / entertainment patio which overlooks the riding arena and views to the Figueroa Mountains and the expansive pastures of the neighboring ranch.

The Master Bedroom also has a vaulted ceiling, and an updated bathroom. See the upgrade/improvement paragraph below for further details.

Master Bath
Equestrian Facilities:

6-stall barn with tack room and wash rack (with hot and cold water). 1 stall is larger for a mare/foal enclosure. The Barn is wood beamed framed with T&G wood in the ceiling.

 Riding Arena (120 x 180 +/-) with fairly newly installed washed concrete sand footing and irrigation Front pasture has a “bank-jump” feature

A large turnout shelter has been designed to shelter horses in the uniquely designed pasture set up which can convert from either two large pastures all the way to 9 separate areas. Large, drive through gates allow for this creative use of pasture space.


Upgrades and Improvements to the property since 2007 include:

  • Roof redone

  • Vented Skylights with an automatic rain detector

  • Air conditioning and HVAC Kitchen countertops and appliances, including new cooktop

  • Motorized gate entry on driveway, well set in from Meadowlark

  • Master bathroom remodel

  • Driveway and turn-around revamped and re-done

  • Outside entertainment area off the Great Room

  • Septic system was re-built in December 2006

  • Great Room Fireplace was changed over to a propane gas log system with heat blower

  • Pasture/Turnout Fencing

  • Concrete Barn Floor

  • Barn Shelters

  • Turnout Shelter



  • Gas: Propane

  • Electric: PG&E utility

  • Phone: Verizon

  • Water: Meadowlark Water Association, a private mutual water company serving Meadowlark properties.

5 +/- acre horse ranch in Meadowlark Ranch, Santa Ynez, California

Offered at $1,395,000 SOLD


Carey Kendall
Associate Broker

Cal BRE License # 00753349

Village Properties Office
3615 Sagunto Street, Suite A,
Santa Ynez, CA 93460

From Santa Barbara to Santa Ynez
Selling Legacy Properties for Over 30 Years


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