280 Acre Working Farm with Country Home, Cabin, Barns, Shop and More – Baker Creek, BC

$ 749,000

280 acres of gorgeous farmland in the wild region of Baker Creek, BC.  The farm is dispersed over 2 titles with nearly 100 acres cleared.  Farm is fenced along with...

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  • Updated On:
  • February 17, 2022

Description

280 acres of gorgeous farmland in the wild region of Baker Creek, BC.  The farm is dispersed over 2 titles with nearly 100 acres cleared.  Farm is fenced along with corrals, an 80′ x 70′ animal/hay barn, a 35′ x 70′ shop, storage buildings and more.  The shop has 200-amp service allowing you to run welding equipment and power tools.  The farm is dissected by a creek, serving as a water source for livestock.  There are two wells on the property, feeding electric waterers in the corrals and the main residence.  Ample water is available on the farm.  There are also stands of timber throughout acting as shelter belts for livestock.  If desired, the pasture could be reseeded and used for hay production rather than pasturing cattle.

The main residence offers 3,500 ft2 of country living space (unfinished basement).  It sits perched upon a hill above the farm providing stunning views of the property and the wilderness beyond.  The home is cozy and spacious.  There is a large kitchen, which opens onto a massive 22’ x 30’ living room.  The main floor is completed with two bedrooms (including master with en-suite) and a second 4-piece bathroom.  The main entry to the home provides ample space to remove footwear and jackets.

The log cabin (rented out) sits in its own private yard on the northern title.  This is an older structure, with power and is perfect for guests, or hunters.

The Seller owns an additional 300+ acres of hay land on two separate titles a close distance from the subject property.

This may also be available for sale if requested.

LOCATION

2950 Lavington Road – Baker Creek, BC

DIRECTIONS

From Quesnel, proceed west along the Nazko Road for approximately 44 km until you come to the intersection of Tribbles Road (just after Sylvia’s Café).  Turn left (south) onto Tibbles Road and keep left, as the road will turn into Lavington Road.  After approximately 10 km turn left (east) into the driveway. Proceed until you reach the main house.

AREA DATA
Baker Creek is a highly sought after recreational area, due to its raw beauty and seclusion along with its easy access to the town and employment center of Quesnel.  There are several large lakes in the area including Puntataenkut Lake, Teltierone Lake, Tiltzarone Lake and Puntchesakut Lake.  The region has enormous tracts of public land with logging roads and trails providing excellent year-round access and exploration opportunity.

Quesnel is the closest urban center with a population of approximately 10,000.  Quesnel is a logging and transportation hub.  The town is surrounded with productive forests and sits conveniently on Highway 97 between the urban centers of Williams Lake and Prince George.  Quesnel offers all the modern necessities required to supply and service your rural property in Baker Creek.  Sylvia’s Café is a short trip up the road if you need basic items and do not have time to drive into Quesnel.

VEGETATION

Lodge pole pine is the dominant tree species in the Baker Creek region.  In areas of low lying wetlands, white spruce may be found in abundance.  Because the property has areas of lowland marsh, you may come across several species of marsh grass and thick sections of willow.  Pine tends to dominate the ridges on the property while the marsh grass and willow is concentrated in the lower sections of the property.  There is enormous opportunity to open the property up for grazing purposes.

RECREATION

Baker Creek is famous for its recreational pursuits.  If you are a trail riding enthusiast, the area offers thousands of kilometres of trails and logging road access for quads, dirt bikes and snowmobiles.

The numerous lakes and water bodies nearby provides ample opportunity for water sports and fishing.  A variety of fish species can be caught throughout the region, but most common to the immediate area are rainbow trout and char.  This is a renowned trout fishing area.

For hunting and wildlife viewing enthusiasts, the property holds resident moose and mule deer, which may be seen early in the morning or at dusk all from the front porch.  The property sits in Management Unit 5-13 and offers general tags for mule deer, whitetail and black bear.  There is also a long season for grouse and other game birds, which frequent the property.

HISTORY

The region surrounding Quesnel, was made famous by the Gold Rush, which occurred starting in the mid 19th century.  The Gold Rush caused a major influx in the number of people moving to the area and in 1861 it was said that the town of Barkerville (east of Quesnel) was the most populous city in North America east of Chicago and north of San Francisco.  Many remnants of this time-period remain throughout the region, as evidenced by the numerous historical buildings in and around Quesnel.

Baker Creek and Nazko became famous cowboying centers, as cowboys would summer thousands of cattle in the high country surrounding Nazko and Baker Creek and then drive them into auction at Quesnel each year.  Alexander Mackenzie was one of the first Europeans to visit the Baker Creek and Nazko region of the province in 1793, as he was guided through by the Carrier First Nation tribe.

The cowboys found it difficult to make a living in the early days with poor access to supplies, long distances to market and sporadic weather conditions.

SERVICES

  • Septic system
  • Electricity 200 amp
  • 2 dug wells
  • Heat – forced air wood furnace

 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • 3,500 ft2 house with unfinished basement (built 1996)
  • Rental cabin in its own yard (built 1960)
  • 80’ x 70’ hay shed/barn
  • 35’ x 70’ wired shop (dirt floor)
  • Storage buildings
  • Corrals, fencing
  • Bridges over creeks

TAXES

$1,750 (2021)

ZONING

R/A

LEGAL

DISTRICT LOT 6708 CARIBOO DISTRICT PID 015-182-380

DISTRICT LOT 12379 CARIBOO DISTRICT PID 015-300-871

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Country: Canada
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Property Id : 30914
Price: $ 749,000

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