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Manso Valley, Rio Negro
Property Type: Hunting & Recreation, International, Land Investment, Lodging & Hospitality, Ranch, Waterfront
Location: Manso Valley, Rio Negro
SVN Saunders Real Estate and Nordheimer Campos y Estancias are pleased to present this stunning mountain estate in the Manso Valley of the Rio Negro Province, the beautiful northern region of the Patagonia which borders Chile to the west and Buenos Aires Province to the east.
El Manso is a very unique hybrid of luxurious mountain retreat, working cattle farm, and summer tourist destination with a prime location on the Foyel River ensuring privacy for years to come.
The Manso Valley was first inhabited by farmers of German and Spanish origin who arrived from Chile at the end of the 19th century through the beginning of the 20th century. Here in the Manso, they found a peaceful, natural environment to live with their families and work the land. The homes of the original settlers are still maintained in good condition on the property.
Geographically, the property is located in a highly productive valley located approximately 1,100 feet above sea level and receiving 75 ± inches of rain annually. The soils, mostly of peat bog, act as a sponge holding the waters that flow down from the Ventisquero Hill forming a pond brimming with trout in front of the main house before flowing to the river. The natural canals make the 15 enclosed pastures of the property an excellent environment for cattle farming. Cypress forests also abound.
El Manso encompasses over 600 acres on a large square parcel with 3 ± miles of river frontage on the Foyel River which separates the property from the popular Nahuel Huapi National Park. El Manso borders the Las Marías Ranch to the east and other large Patagonia ranches to the south and west. With 50 cows and 100 sheep on the property year-round and 3 guest cabins rented to visitors in the summertime, El Manso is currently self-sustaining with surplus production and the potential to expand the tourism and/or cattle operations.
The secluded property is reached by a large private bridge which leads to the two-story main residence with over 4,000 ± square feet of living space including 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, separate living room and dining room with fireplace, and 5 acres of ornamental landscaping, a greenhouse and organic vegetable garden all surrounding the home. Additional structures include the 3 guest cabins each with 5 or 6 beds and individual fireplaces, as well as 2 separate houses for staff. Support infrastructure includes 2 barns in good condition, wire perimeter fencing around the 15 pastures, and cattle chutes
Description: Current Use: Cattle, residential & tourism/recreation including fishing, hiking & other outdoor activities Potential Use: Expansion of cattle or tourism operations, although property is already self-sufficient with 3 full-time staff