240-Acre Bucolic Farm with Country Home and Large Shop – Lone Prairie, BC

$ 799,000

Bucolic country home with 360-degree panoramic views of scenic Lone Prairie, BC. Property offers 240 acres of rural serenity with aspen forest, open pasture/hay land, 30' x 40' shop, cabins...

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  • Updated On:
  • April 13, 2023

Description

Bucolic country home with 360-degree panoramic views of scenic Lone Prairie, BC. Property offers 240 acres of rural serenity with aspen forest, open pasture/hay land, 30′ x 40′ shop, cabins and large pond. The property is fenced & capable of grazing 40+ cattle while still producing a hay crop. The property is largely flat and the production acreage could be greatly expanded if needed. The property’s natural state is a lure to elk, deer and moose.

The 1,710 sqft home sits elevated above the Lone Prairie valley. From the bright open kitchen, you can peer out the windows and see miles into the distance. The house offers 2 spacious bedrooms, a functional kitchen with modern appliances, spacious upper deck and views of the country landscape from every room. The home is heated via geothermal in-floor heating along with a gas fireplace. The gas fireplace fronts onto both the master bedroom and the living room. There are two bathrooms, one on each floor, and ample storage throughout. There is an enclosed patio off the back of the home, along with a spacious elevated deck, and a front porch. These outdoor areas expand your living space in the summer and are the perfect space to entertain family and guests.

On the property is a 30’ x 40’ shop with overhead bay door. The shop is wired and has a concrete floor. There are several storage buildings and cozy guest cabin. The guest cabin is perfect for hunters, or guests if additional sleeping space is required. The guest house is heated, wired, and plumbed. There is a bathroom with shower and basic kitchen.

The property is fenced and possesses approximately 60 acres seeded in oats and under seeded in alfalfa. The fields are fenced, so that cattle may graze the land, while the owner can still take a crop. There is a large pond on the property perfect for watering cattle.

With expansive mountain views in every direction and the convenience of Chetwynd a short drive away, it is rare to find such rural solitude with urban convenience nearby.

LOCATION

538 Cowie Creek Road – Chetwynd, BC

DIRECTIONS

From Chetwynd, head south on Highway 29 until its intersection with Lone Prairie Road.  Turn on to Lone Prairie Road and head east until you reach Cowie Creek Road.  Turn onto Cowie Creek Road.  Continue on Cowie Creek Road for approximately 13 km at which point the property will be on the north side of the road.

AREA DATA

The Peace River Region of British Columbia lays claim as the most robust and diverse economic region of the province outside of the Lower Mainland.  The regional GDP has exceeded $6.6 billion over the last several years and employment opportunities abound.

The region contains vast supplies of natural gas.  It is estimated that Northeast British Columbia holds more than 2,933 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.  This resource provides significant economic opportunity, as global companies invest in resource extraction and infrastructure to transport the region’s various petroleum products to market.

The town of Chetwynd is a transportation and service hub for the oil and gas industry.  The town is home to numerous hotel/motels providing the bulk of the accommodation for regional economic activity.  There is infinite business opportunity to service this diverse work force.  Trades, transportation and equipment operating dominate the workforce providing a high-income source of clientele for all local businesses.

The primary employers within Chetwynd include the forest industries—West Fraser/Bio-Energy Plant, Canadian Forest Products and Chetwynd Mechanical Pulp.  All three facilities provide stable, year-round employment for the residents of Chetwynd and present commercial servicing opportunities.

Situated along Highway 97 and serving as the gateway to the Peace River Region, Chetwynd is an essential hub for travellers commuting from British Columbia’s lower interior to the major cities of Dawson Creek and Fort St John.

There is a general airport within Chetwynd that may service local aviation needs.  A commercial airport exists in the nearby towns of Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.

There are numerous large-scale oil and gas construction projects occurring in the immediate vicinity of Chetwynd.  The Jackfish Lake Expansion Project most recently provided excellent employment and economic opportunity for trade workers and oil and gas service companies stationed in Chetwynd.

Ultimately, Chetwynd is a town on the rise where economic and recreational activity abound.

Dawson Creek is the primary auction location for ranchers in the Peace River Region.  There is the Vold, Jones and Vold Auction Company (VJV Auction Company), in Dawson which provides an easily accessible market for ranchers and their products.  There is also Patterson’s Auction Mart, which provides an additional option for regional ranchers.

RECREATION

The recreation is endless across the wider region with thousands of square kilometers of Crown land. The following list of recreational pursuits is not exhaustive:

Hunting

The property resides in Management Unit 7-32 and offers general tags for mule deer, whitetail deer, elk, moose, bear, wolves and a variety of game bird species.  The hunting around this property is truly exceptional and the season lengths are long and generous.  The property sits close to Crown land increasing the available hunting territory in the immediate vicinity of the property.

Fishing

There are excellent fishing opportunities in the area surrounding the property including on Moberly Lake.  There are numerous river systems in the immediate region including the Pine River, Murray River and the Peace River.  These rivers are excellent for jet boating into remote fishing locations.

Equestrian

With the numerous trails and wonderful scenery there is endless opportunity to ride recreationally throughout the property and on the adjacent Crown land.

Hiking

With the diversity/immensity of the surrounding wilderness, and its abundant beauty, an individual could spend their entire life exploring the property and surrounding countryside by foot and discover new joys each time.

HISTORY

The town of Chetwynd was once known as Little Prairie.  However, with the expansion of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway through the town in 1957, the town’s name was changed to Chetwynd in honor of the Minister of Railroads, Ralph Chetwynd.

The town was connected to the Southern Interior of British Columbia for vehicular passengers in 1952 when the John Hart Highway from Prince George to Dawson Creek was completed.  The construction of the railway and highway through Chetwynd solidified the town as a major transportation hub and jumping off point for Northern British Columbia.

Canfor and West Fraser Timber Products purchased sawmills in town in 1964 and 1971 respectively.  These two companies rapidly became the town’s largest employers and continue to provide ongoing economic growth for the municipality.  Forestry and timber refinement continue to be a major source of economic activity for the region along with oil/gas and ranching.

INVESTMENT FEATURES

  • Approximately 60 acres of cleared production land

SERVICES

  • Geothermal heating
  • Electricity
  • Propane gas
  • Drilled well
  • High tech septic system

IMPROVEMENTS

  • 1,710 sqft house w/ 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
  • Guest cabin w/ heating plumbing, heating and electricity
  • Various storage buildings
  • Wired 30’ x 40’ shop
  • Fencing and x-fencing

TAXES

$2,453 (2022)

ZONING

A2

LEGAL

THE EAST 1/2 OF DISTRICT LOT 2406 PEACE RIVER DISTRICT EXCEPT PLAN 30330 –  PID 014-221-918

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Property Id : 32619
Price: $ 799,000

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