Lee County, IA

2287 242nd St
Donnellson, IA 52625

328 Acres M/L

Listing #15137



Peoples Company is pleased to present Hillcrest Haven, a rare opportunity to purchase a one of a kind property in the picturesque hills of Lee County, Iowa. Whether you are looking for that perfect place to call home, a secluded weekend getaway, or a year-round recreational property, this may be the one that you’ve been searching for. The property features a luxurious 2,903 SF custom-built home with log siding overlooking a four-acre stocked pond surrounded by 328 acres m/l of timber and farmland at the end of a private dead-end road.

This secluded property is home to many species of wildlife including an abundant population of deer and turkeys. Hunting has not been allowed in nearly 40 years, creating a virtual wildlife sanctuary. The healthy age structure of the deer herd was evident soon after the trail cameras were deployed. This is a rare opportunity to start with a completely “clean-slate” and develop a farm into that world-class hunting property you’ve always dreamed about.

The farm consists of a diverse mix of wildlife habitat including mature timber, brush, cedar thickets, riparian buffer strips, native grasses, wildflowers, and legumes. Annual income from the 23.9 acres of row crop and 19.75 acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program will help make the farm payment. Over three miles of groomed trails allow easy access to all parts of the property. Several potential food plot locations exist along the many natural deer travel routes throughout the property.

Contact the agents for private showings.

Property Details

- Main house: 2903 SF built in 1997
- 4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom
- Open floor plan with beautiful natural lighting
- 643 SF indoor swimming pool
- Wrap around deck
- 38' x 54' pole barn
- Second house: 1251 SF built in the early 1900s
- Stocked 4-acre m/l pond
- Groomed trails (See attached Trail Map)
- Rathbun rural water serviced on the property
- CRP paying $5,185 Annually; Contracts expire 09/30/2025 (See attached CRP Map)
- 23.9 acres currently in row crop production
- Tillable CSR2 of 65.8
- Opportunity for Seller financing


Legal Description

See attached Legal Description

  • Sign On Property: Yes
  • MLS Number: 613426
  • Parcel Number: 021714182000040, 021714182000050, 021714182000060, 021714184000020, 021714184000010, 021714182000030, 021714182000020, 021714182000010, 021714181000050, 021714073000060, 021714074000070, 021714171510060
  • School District: Fort Madison School
  • General Area: Donnellson
  • Net Taxes: $8,342.00
  • CSR2: 65.80
  • Possession: At Closing


From Highway 218 take Exit 19 for Donnellson, IA. Turn east onto Highway 2, travel for approximately 4 miles. Turn south onto Hillcrest Road and travel for a half mile. Continue straight onto 235th Street for another 1.25 miles then take a right or turn south onto 235 Avenue and travel for .40 miles. Then turn right onto 242nd Avenue and look for signs.

Additional Info

**Please contact Listing Agent to schedule a private showing.


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