82 Acre Hobby Farm/Equestrian Property with 1,200 Sqft Home and 25 Acre Hay Field Only 5 Minutes From Quesnel.

$ 395,000

Quaint and affordable hobby farm ready for a new owner. Offer 82 stunning acres, this property is the perfect mix of rural solitude and urban convenience (Quesnel is a 5...

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  • July 30, 2021

Description

Quaint and affordable hobby farm ready for a new owner. Offer 82 stunning acres, this property is the perfect mix of rural solitude and urban convenience (Quesnel is a 5 minute drive). The property is largely flat with some minor undulation. There is a mixture of mature forest, natural pasture, hay land and ponds.

The property has a 25 acre hay field perfect for feeding horses or cattle. There is plenty of space to clear more land if needed. The hay land is very productive with good soil and lots of moisture.

The mature forest, hayfields and ample water attracts a wide array of wildlife to the property including Mule Deer, Moose and an enormous variety of waterfowl and birds. As an added bonus the property abuts crownland to the east permitting a new owner to explore at their leisure and enjoy the various wildlife sightings.

The main residence is a manufactured home on a concrete perimeter foundation. There is 1,200 sqft of living space and the interior has seen some very attractive updates. The kitchen is bright and modern and opens on to an expansive dining room/living area. A wood stove adorns the living room and casts a warm glow upon its occupants during the winter months. The house also has 3 bedrooms and a large bathroom/laundry room. A spacious porch out the front door extends the home’s living space during the summer months.

In the main farm yard has a wired shop/storage building. It is not in the best shape, but still offers some utility. There is also a wired barn with box stalls and tack area. There is a hay shed and several horse shelters in the main yard as well.

Ultimately, this is an extremely affordable and rare opportunity to own the hobby farm of your dreams.

LOCATION

1594 Barkerville Highway, Quesnel BC

DIRECTIONS

From Quesnel, head north on the 97 Highway until it intersects with the Barkerville Highway. Turn to head east on this roadway for 9.50 KMs at which point, the driveway to the property will be on the south side of the Highway

AREA DATA

The Cariboo Region of British Columbia has a total approximate population of 127,900.  Manufacturing, forestry, mining, oil and gas are the most prominent sources of employment through the region with manufacturing leading the way at 12% of total employment.  The Government of British Columbia has predicted regional job growth at 0.4% per annum out to 2022 at which point regional job openings will reach 30,330.

The town of Quesnel is located at the confluence of the Quesnel and Fraser Rivers.  It is the commercial center for some 23,000 residents and is serviced by diverse rail, road and air networks.  The Quesnel Airport is directly north of town and services all domestic air travel needs.

The Quesnel economy has traditionally been orientated around the timber industry.  There are numerous mills, which currently operate in the region providing stable predictable employment.  West Fraser Integrated Forest Company, one of the most prominent players in British Columbia’s timber industry, operates several corporate offices in Quesnel.  Other prominent industries in Quesnel include agriculture, mining and service/support companies for northern resource development and extraction.

RECREATION

The region surrounding the property is famous for its outdoor recreational opportunities.  The following activities are available:

Hunting
The property sits in Management Unit 5-13 offering hunting opportunities for whitetail deer, mule deer, moose, bear and game bird species.  The property itself houses abundant wildlife particularly mule deer, moose and bear.

Snowmobiling/Off-roading
The entire region surrounding the property is famous for its snowmobiling opportunities.  There is ample annual snow fall to ensure plenty of snowmobiling opportunity.  The property itself is excellent for all manner of off-road activities.

Cross-country Skiing
The same snow, which affords excellent snowmobiling opportunity provides excellent slope and trail conditions.  What better way to explore the property and surrounding countryside than on a pair of cross-country skis.

Boating/Fishing
Some of the best trout fishing opportunities in the province are mere minutes away from the property.  Dragon Lake offers some of the best spring and fall rainbow trout fishing particularly for fly fisherman.

Hiking/Camping
With all the surrounding Crown land and nature the options for hiking and camping are endless.

Urban Recreation
With Quesnel located minutes from the property, there is plenty of urban recreational opportunities available.  There are fitness centers, pools, restaurants, bars and everything else you could possibly need.

HISTORY

The town of Quesnel was named after Simon Fraser’s clerk during his expeditions, Jules Maurice Quesnel.  The town grew as a major supply and transportation hub for the gold town of Barkerville and its surrounding gold fields.  Following the region’s gold rush, Quesnel continued to play a major role as a supply and transportation center for the exploration of Northern British Columbia.

From 1921 to 1952 Quesnel was the northern terminus of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway.  This transportation network and the rich, productive forests surrounding Quesnel led to a boom in the regional lumber industry.  In fact, by 1952, there were 180 sawmills and 5 planer mills all within a 30-mile radius of Quesnel.  This number has declined over the years, with the consolidation of the mills under the ownership of some of the larger regional companies.  The lumber industry has continued to be the primary economic driver for the region.

As time passed, upgrades were made to the town of Quesnel including paved roads, electricity, a bridge spanning the Fraser River, which amalgamated west Quesnel with east Quesnel, a natural gas transmission line and the construction of the GR Baker Hospital.  All these developments permitted the town of Quesnel to gain city status in 1979.

SERVICES

  • Electricity
  • Septic
  • Well
  • Wood Stove Fireplace

IMPROVEMENTS

  • 1,200 manufactured home on concrete perimeter foundation
  • Wired shop/storage building
  • Wired barn with box stalls
  • Hay shed
  • Horse shelters

TAXES

$892.67 (2020)

ZONING

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Property Id : 30533
Price: $ 395,000

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