Located within what some consider to be “horse country,” the fully updated home at 20167 U.S. Highway 377 in Whitesboro is suited for all things equine. The just over 22 acres of property includes one sizable pond and plenty of room for grazing.

Just north of town, the property has convenient access to U.S. Highway 82 while still remaining within proximity to essential horse related amenities. Listing agent, Anna Finkenbinder with Keller Williams Realty explained many properties along U.S. Highway 377 have horses or serve the horses of the area.

“We have wonderful veterinaries — the best in the world right along that corridor,” Finkenbinder said. “The soil is good. It’s sandy loam. It has easy access to all of the shows in Fort Worth and Oklahoma City. The weather in Texas is always great for horses in training.”

The home itself has several amenities built with horses in mind, one of which being a six stall horse barn. The barn is complete with tack room, wash area, restroom and office.

Other amenities include a hot walker, pasture for either cattle or horses, outdoor riding area and the entire property is fenced. Most of the fencing is pipe and cable with a gated front entry to help keep animals in property boundaries.

The home itself is outfitted with plantation shutters and brick exterior. A wrap around porch provides covered outdoor seating for drinking coffee.

An open floor plan provides a light and airy feel to the home. This is especially true in the open kitchen with granite countertops and new light wood custom cabinets. Recessed lighting and a bay window help to maintain the bright feel of the home.

The kitchen opens onto an eating area designated by a central hanging light fixture. The stone wall that creates an accent wall for the eating area is actually a large stone wood burning fireplace on the other side.

The fireplace is the centerpiece for the living room, with white shelving on either side.

An ornately carved wooden bed occupies the master bedroom. The dark wood of the bed pairs with bright turquoise cabinets in the master bathroom that have been antiqued to give the appearance of much older cabinetry.

The granite bathroom countertop houses a trendy copper sink. Separate shower and soaking tub complete the master bathroom.

One of the other two bedrooms is decorated with teal paint and colorful bedding and light fixtures. The two smaller bedrooms share a second bathroom.

From the back of the house, a stained concrete patio extends out providing outdoor living space. The stained, double back doors are colored to reflect the finish of the stained concrete.

An L-shaped stone bar surrounds the grilling area for those who wish to socialize during a cook out or other gathering.

The space also features a fire pit as well as a chimenea for keeping warm on cold nights. Fully landscaped, the area serves as a picturesque setting to enjoy dinner and the scenery.

A 21-foot by 16-foot carport sits adjacent to the back patio. Built in conjunction with the style of the house, the carport provides covered parking for two vehicles as well as a covered walkway from the parking to the home.

Green grass sprawls across the acreage making for a brilliant landscape. The yard is fully irrigated.

In addition to the horse barn, an extra shop workshop sits on the property with roll up doors, an office and electric. The large building serves as both work space as well as safe storage for valuable equipment. It is currently being used to house go karts, ATV’s and work out equipment.

The property’s current owners keep both cattle and horses on the acreage. It is currently fenced to accommodate these animals but could be used for many other purposes. Towering trees provide much needed shade for animals especially around the pond area.

Gravel drives connect the main house to the barn and work areas around the property. The pie shape of the land allows the house and other buildings to sit back off the road reducing noise and increasing privacy.

Traditional shingle roofing covers both the house and the carport, while metal roofing protects the barn, workshop and other buildings on the property.

Currently listed at $499,999, the property is ideal for someone looking for the conveniences “horse country” has to offer.