Every English school child learns the nursery rhyme “Oranges and Lemons” which refers to the bells of several churches, all within, or close to, the City of London. Indeed the bells of St Clement Danes (one of many London churches associated with the rhyme) still play the tune every day at 9 am, noon, 3pm and 6pm.
The rhyme was written in 1744. A date when the now glorious and exclusive Santa Barbara really didn’t exist as the first permanent European residents were Spanish missionaries and soldiers who didn’t arrive until 1782 and the first church bells would probably have been those of the 1786 founded Mission Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara today, like London, boats many churches of different denominations, but it’s more famous for its stunning coastline, glorious architecture, amazing weather and the close proximity of verdant vineyards, olive groves and a whole host of agriculture.
Set a little inland from the coast (but probably still within earshot of the Mission bells) lies Rancho Del Ciervo, one of the largest agricultural estates in Santa Barbara and spanning over 55 acres with over 450 acres dedicated to cultivating avocados and lemons, making it one of the county's top producing farms.
So if you wanted to create your own history think about those mouth watering avocados and lemons and click here to find out more.
Rancho Del Ciervo is listed with the Cavaletto Group at Village Properties and is currently listed at $40 million (17/06/23)