The property would offer a wonderful place to live for the right buyer."
The Red Barn business is ideally located and abuts the heavily traveled State Hwy 99E. The location has easy access and plenty of customer parking. Leaving the property and heading south on Hwy 99E approximately twenty-five (25) miles is the town of Chico. Heading north on Hwy 99E and approximately 10 miles is the town of Red Bluff.
INGRESS AND EGRESS: The property is easily accessed off of Highway 99 or Ninth (9th) Avenue which abuts the property’s south border.
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: 5.2 acres of land with 435 feet, m/l of Hwy 99E Road frontage. The home is two stories built in the 1920’s and has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, dining room, living room and large basement. The home is in excellent condition and has excellent structural to work with, and the living area is about 1,550 sq. ft m/l.
The garage, office and storage room are under one roof adjacent from the house. This combination building is about 1,400 square feet, m/l. The office portion with a bathroom is about 384 square feet, m/l and is walled off from the garage portion. The balance of the building is a garage, work shop and small storage room.
The Red Barn for which the property is named for is roughly 48 ft. x 77 ft. m/l with all additions counted. The front of the building facing State Hwy 99E is the showroom used to market processed walnuts, almonds, and pecans. A cold storage room of about 200 sq. ft., m/l lies behind the showroom for storing nuts and produce to keep them fresh. The second story upper portion of the Red Barn is used for storage. The addition on the north side of the Red Barn houses the walnut hauler and dryer. A large slab of cement surrounds the Red Barn for forklifts and loading and unloading for big trucks.
The farming portion of the lot has 3 ½-4 acres of English Walnut trees. The owner states production averages about 10 tons total a year. The variety of nuts is a mixture of Harleys and Chandlers.
PROCESSING BUILDING: Behind the Red Barn lies a 44 ft. x 60 ft. enclosed building and a 40 ft. x 60 ft. open overhang attached to enclosed buildings. The enclosed portion of the building was used to process and package nuts. The packaging equipment will be part of the sale with the business portion.
IRRIGATION WATER: The irrigation water for the orchard is purchased from Los Molinos Water District. The water is pressurized by a community owned diesel engine pump. The cost of running the pump is divided among neighbors using the pump. The house has its own domestic well for its needs.
SOIL TYPE: The soil type on the property is excellent with Vina clay loam which is classified as grade one (1).
COMMENTS: The Red Barn also runs a small walnut hauling and drying business to handle small growers nearby. The hauler can handle four tons an hour of green walnuts. The hauler is limited because of the 20-ton capacity dryer. The dryer takes 18-52 hours to dry nuts based on how green the nuts are to dry. The hauling and drying operations have run close to a month in some years, hauling and drying nearby nuts from local growers.