Secluded 147-Acre Ranch on the Cottonwood River – Quesnel, BC

$ 999,000

Nestled on a stunning 147-acre paradise of seclusion and natural beauty, this property offers a unique opportunity to embrace the tranquility of rural living.  Despite its seclusion, the property is...

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  • June 21, 2024

Description

Nestled on a stunning 147-acre paradise of seclusion and natural beauty, this property offers a unique opportunity to embrace the tranquility of rural living.  Despite its seclusion, the property is a short commute from the urban conveniences and employment opportunities found in Quesnel and Prince George. Fronting onto the serene Cottonwood River and surrounded by crown land, the estate features a cozy log home, multiple shops, barns, equipment sheds, a sauna, two cabins, and a guest residence. The mature timber, fenced pasture, and haskap bushes make it an ideal dream property for nature lovers and those seeking a self-sufficient lifestyle.

The log home, built in 1978, provides 1,800 square feet of rustic charm. The home offers views of the river, 3 bedrooms, mudroom 2 bathrooms, kitchen and cozy living space.

Additional structures include a spacious 38’ x 60’ shop with overhead bay doors, a 62’ x 25’ equipment shed, a 24’ x 23’ greenhouse, a 43’ x 54’ barn, and a 56’ x 30’ woodworking shop. The guest residence measures 56’ x 30’, and the property also boasts a woodshed, trapper’s cabin, and a bonus 19’ x 32’ cabin. Essential services are well catered for, with on-grid electricity backed by a generator, solar panels, heating through a wood boiler with in-floor glycol heating, as well as a woodstove. There is a shallow well for water, and a septic system.

The land itself is a haven for agricultural pursuits, featuring fruit trees, haskap bushes, 12 acres of open pasture/hay land, and 6,000 feet of frontage along the Cottonwood River. This property combines functionality and charm, offering a perfect retreat for those looking to live harmoniously with nature while enjoying modern comforts and conveniences.

LOCATION

24945 UMITI PIT RD – Quesnel, BC

DIRECTIONS

The property is located off of Umiti Pit Road north of Quesnel. Contact listing agent for precise directions.

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 itself is located at the confluence of the Quesnel and Fraser Rivers.  It is the commercial centre 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.

VEGETATION

The property has mature poplar and coniferous on the property holding substantial timber value.

RECREATION

The property is an outdoorsmen’s dream.  With hunting and fishing opportunities mere footsteps from the front door of the property.  The lush growing climate and ample space creates a garden enthusiast’s dream with excellent opportunity to grow and harvest a wide array of fruits and vegetables.

The property is well situated for equestrian usage with fencing, box-stall barn and large tracks of land suitable for riding.  Thousands of square kilometres of Crown land, immediately adjacent to the property, provide infinite opportunity to explore the countryside.  Some other recreational opportunities include:

  • Gardening
  • Hobby farming
  • Equestrian
  • Quadding
  • Dirt biking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Rafting
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife viewing

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.

INVESTMENT FEATURES

  • There are placer gold claims, which could be negotiated into the deal
  • 12 Acres of open pasture/hayland
  • Haskap bushes
  • Guest accommodation above woodshop

SERVICES

  • Electricity – on grid with back-up generator and solar panels.
  • Heating – wood boiler with infloor glycol heating. Woodstove in house.
  • Water – shallow well.
  • Septic

IMPROVEMENTS

*These measurements are approximate

  • Log Home – built in 1978 offering 1,800 sqft (offering 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, mudroom, kitchen, living room and patio space)
  • Shop 38’ x 60’ w/ overhead bay doors
  • Equipment Shed 62’ x 25’
  • Greenhouse 24’ x 23’
  • Barn 43’ x 54’
  • Wood working shop 56’ x 30’
  • Guest Residence 56’ x 30’
  • Woodshed
  • Trapper’s Cabin
  • Cabin 19’ x 32’

TAXES 

$3,130.02 (2024)

ZONING

Resource/Agricultural

LEGAL

DISTRICT LOT 9670, CARIBOO LAND DISTRICT

PID: 008-632-243

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Country: Canada
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Property Id : 38013
Price: $ 999,000

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