Wapello County, Iowa 149.5 +/- Acres With Custom Home, Outbuildings, and Tree Farm Near Ottumwa



This beautiful, unique property has unlimited possibilities. Peaceful and private, yet close to schools, stores, restaurants, and Highway 63.  The house is completely secluded at the end of a long concrete driveway in the middle of 149.5 acres of which 70 acres are located in the city limits of Ottumwa and approximately 79 acres (including the house and gym and a majority of the tree farm) is outside the city limits.  This is favorable from a tax and hunting standpoint.  Thirty acres are in Forest Reserve Program.

The house was built facing south into the hillside for a passive solar design.  Most main areas are on the lower level: Kitchen, family room w/ wood stove, master bedroom and bathroom.  The dinning (great room) and all-season room offer wonderful views of sunsets, sunrises, and ample wildlife including whitetail deer and turkey and one of the two ponds on the property.

The upper level has two bedrooms, a bathroom, a big office area, foyer area providing front door and garage access (also to the gym) and laundry area that provides back door access.

The 50×100 metal pole insulated building contains a 50×70 basketball court, a workout room with full shower/bath and a utility room with a full shower.

A detached three car garage with an upper finished area with two separate heat/AC units used as a recreation room or the perfect man cave!

A wood master super duty 5500 outdoor wood burner is used with excess wood from thinning and trimming to help heat the house and gym.

There are several outbuildings on the north part of the property including: 22×28 Steel Utility building, 10×12 shed,28×36 Steel utility building, and a 52×60 pole barn.

Tree Farm: In 1995 15 wooded acres had timber stand improvement. In 1996 62 acres of rolling CRP grasses were planted with 33,000 trees (mostly hardwoods).  Diversity was encouraged with several oak varieties, maple, northern pecan, and chestnut.  A priority was placed on black walnut.

This tree farm was cared for by mowing and spraying tree rows, thinning and trimming trees.  This was done up until late 2019. This is a wonderful tree planting with much future financial potential!

Not enough can be said about this property.  This is one the most scenic properties in southern Iowa!

The deer population is top end with ideal food and habitat combination to hold mature Iowa Whitetail.  The land that could be farmed is currently being hayed.

There are numerous development opportunities throughout with the city water line passing straight through the middle of the property and a second entrance into the property off Rochester Ave.

For more information on farm in Wapello County property, call Land Agent Jim Davis at 641-777-5484 **Showings set by appointment only please**


Farm Highlights

  • Great location – Hard surface road.
  • Country Living
  • Ottumwa School District
  • Very well taken care home
  • ½ city, ½ country
  • Mature Timber
  • 33,000 hard wood trees planted
  • 2- ponds
  • Outbuildings
  • Gym/indoor basketball court
  • Views of sunrise/sunsets
  • Man cave
  • Established tree farm
  • Variety of Wildlife
  • Private setting

Brief Legal Description  

  • 149.5 +/- Acres located in Wapello County, Iowa, Center TWP Section 7, 8
  • Annual Taxes – Approx. $5,860

From Ottumwa, Iowa

  • At the intersection of 149 and East Rochester take East Rochester 1 mile.
  • Farm will be on the south side of road.
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Jim Davis
SE Iowa Land Agent

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