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Lakefront Estate with Private Airport - Murphy Lake, BC
Lakefront Estate with Private Airport - Murphy Lake, BC
Sprawling 360 acre private estate situated between 2 lakes, a creek w/ trout, nearly 3,000 ft of lakefront, 3 cabins/homes + 3,000 ft airport with 60 x 40 ft hangar. Excellent off grid systems. Backs on to Crown land. Great fishing & hunting. 1 hr to 100 Mile House.
  • Size: 360 acres
  • Area: CARIBOO
  • Price: $895,000
  • Listing Agent: Sam Hodson - sam@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 604-694-7623
Description :

Your opportunity to own one of the Cariboo’s most unique properties. A sprawling 360 acre private estate situated between two lakes, a creek with trout, nearly 3,000 feet of lakefront, three cabins/homes plus 3,000 ft airport with 60' x 40' hangar. This property is located approximately a one hour drive from 100 Mile House, BC.

The main cabin is located at the northern end of the property with stunning lakefront on beautiful Murphy Lake. Just check out the photos to get an idea of the incredible views you would wake up to every morning. The log constructed cabin is approximately 1,100 ft2 in size and was built with quality in mind by German owners in the 1980s. The cabin has two bedrooms on the main floor and another bedroom in the upstairs loft area. The centrepiece of the cabin is a large stone fireplace located in the middle of the cabin providing warmth to both the living room, kitchen and sleeping areas. Although the cabin is “off grid” it has all the amenities of your typical “on the grid” cabin with bathrooms, running water, propane stoves, and fridges, wood stoves, wood heater, propane heaters, fireplace, generator building and full solar systems. The generators are high quality, have low running hours and are certainly overbuilt for their intended use. They also have Xplornet satellite Internet services for real-time communications and phone services. The northern cabin has a separate self-contained guest suite attached to the detached garage which has one room sleeping quarters with a loft above. The guest suite has power and a woodstove. The northern cabin is well set up with a septic system and lake intake for water. The water is crystal clear and delicious.

The property enjoys approximately 1,600 feet of lakefront on Murphy Lake with the area directly in front of the cabin consisting of a beautiful sandy beach. Unlike many of BC’s interior lakes, Murphy Lake is actually an excellent swimming lake with clean clear waters. The fishing and boating are also excellent and with only a few other privately held properties on the lake, you almost always have the lake to yourself. The calm waters of the lake are also perfect to land your floatplane and tie up at the dock. The Oie Lake property has approximately 1,500 feet of gorgeous southern exposure lakefront.

At the southern end of the acreage, you’ll find the secondary home on the property which is located on Oie Lake and is currently functioning as the caretaker’s residence. This cabin is approximately 2,100 ft2 with a main level, full basement and large deck with southern exposure overlooking the lake. This cabin is serviced with a septic system, solar panels, backup diesel generator, water licence on the creek with large cistern catchment and a newly drilled 500 foot well. Again, the views over Oie Lake to the south are spectacular. The secondary home on the property opens up the possibility of a group purchase with each party taking ownership over one of the cabins, or stick with the current set up with a caretaker staying in the southern cabin giving you the comfort of someone there to maintain and provide security to your investment ... or just clear some snow for you when needed.

If you are a pilot or an aviation enthusiast you need to check this property out. The construction of the 3,000 x 75 foot airstrip was completed in 2007. It doesn’t take a pilot to see that this airstrip was engineered and constructed with safety and quality in mind with a smooth solid surface. In fact, the property’s airstrip is considered an airport with details published on CND flight charts/maps and pilots flight supplement, with designation CDC5 Oie Lake. The airport is fully fenced and gated. Please see the picture section for a photo of the flight supplement info. The large airplane hangar was constructed at approximately the same time as the airstrip; it’s solidly built and can accommodate larger Cessna sized aircraft. The large covered building can obviously double as storage for your toys, boats, ATVs, equipment for the estate.

Wildlife in the area includes moose, deer, bears, coyotes and even the odd elk. For the outdoorsmen who enjoy fishing, hunting or just exploring the backcountry this property is second to none. A large network of logging roads and ATV and snowmobiles trails are on the adjacent Crown land and would take a lifetime to explore.

Although not included in the purchase price, the seller may have a list of tools and equipment available on a side deal.

Call the listing REALTOR® today more information or to arrange a time to go by for a visit.

Location : 1665 Bradley Creek Rd - Forest Grove, BC
Access : Follow Highway 97 through 100 Mile House (past the Save-On Foods and up the hill) and turn right on Canim-Hendrix Lake Road. Follow along to stop sign at Forest Grove. There will be a gas station/corner store/liquor store on your right. Continue straight through about 1.9 km to Wilcox Road and turn left. Wilcox road becomes the 500 logging road. Go along for 23 km. There will be yellow kilometre markers on the right hand side of the road. At the 23 km marker, turn left onto the 100 logging road. Follow the 100 road along to Borthwick Creek Road (just before the 8 km marker) and turn right. I believe there are no markers for a few of the kilometre markers between 6.5 km and 8 km but there is an 8 km marker. Follow Borthwick Creek road for about 2 km until your first "roadway" on the right. Follow this road until your next first "roadway" going right. This road leads to the gate at the top of the property.
Improvements :
  • Log constructed cabin is approximately 1,100 ft2 in size
  • Caretaker’s residence approximately 2,100 ft2
  • 60' x 40' airplane hangar
  • 3,000 x 75 foot airstrip was completed in 2007
  • Separate self-contained guest suite attached to the detached garage
  • 2 generator sheds
Investment Features : Water licence
Services :
  • Septic
  • Solar panels
  • Backup diesel generator
  • Water licence on the creek with large cistern catchment
  • Newly drilled 500 foot well
  • Lake intake for water (Murphy Lake)
  • Xplornet satellite Internet services for real-time communications and phone services
Recreation :

Numerous lakes pepper the region and create an outdoor playground excellent for swimming, fishing and bird watching.

Hundreds of miles of groomed, maintained trails lace the vast landscape, making 100 Mile perfect for horseback riding, ATVing and snowmobiling. Cross-country skiing is a very popular activity here, and downhill skiing and snowboarding is available less than 50 km (31 mi) from town. There are two golf courses, one in 100 Mile House and one in 108 Mile Ranch, a 10-minute drive north of town.

Area Data :

Forest Grove
Forest Grove is situated just off Highway 97, near 100 Mile House, in the Cariboo region of British Columbia. Forest Grove remains a small community servicing the retirement and resort business on surrounding lakes. In the general area there is a school, store, legion, community hall and post office. There remains some farm activity as well as forestry.

100 Mile House
100 Mile House is a town and district municipality located in the South Cariboo region of central British Columbia.

History :

Forest Grove
Prior to World War I settlers were making their way into the area and building small farms and/or living off the fur trade. One early settler, Oliver Philips, named the area Forest Grove after a town by the same name in Oregon. By 1917 Forest Grove consisted of a lodge, general store, post office, billiard hall, trading post, a large barn as well as a storage building. The first school was built about 1922 and serviced just the local area. Due to transportation difficulties communities further afield had their own small schools. By World War II farming was giving way to forestry as the main industry.

100 Mile House
100 Mile House was originally known as Bridge Creek House, named after the creek running through the area. Its origins as a settlement go back to the time when Thomas Miller owned a collection of ramshackle buildings serving the traffic of the gold rush as a resting point for travellers moving between Kamloops and Fort Alexandria, which was 158 km (98 miles) north of 100 Mile House farther along the HBC Brigade Trail. It acquired its current name during the Cariboo Gold Rush where a roadhouse was constructed in 1862 at the 100 mile mark up the Old Cariboo Road from Lillooet.

In 1930 Lord Martin Cecil left England to come to 100 Mile House and manage the estate owned by his father, the 5th Marquess of Exeter. The estate's train stop on the Pacific Great Eastern (now CNR) railway is to the west of town and called Exeter. The town, which at the time consisted of the roadhouse, a general store, a post office, telegraph office and a power plant, had a population of 12. The original road house burned down in 1937.

100 Mile House residents often go by the demonym BX'ers, in relation to Barnard's Express.

100 Mile House is on Secwepemc unceded territory. The nearest Secwepemc band is the Tsq'escen, for whom a geographic reference point is the Canim Lake Reserve

Zoning : RR2
Legal :

PID 014-917-131

PID 016-513-819

PID 015-289-168

PID 013-699-547

Taxes : $2,023.79 (2017)
Boundaries : Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.
Map Reference : 52° 0'59.57"N and 121°12'38.46"W
Listing # : 17262