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Paradise Found - Uncha Lake
Paradise Found - Uncha Lake
A rare lakefront acreage that offers over 6,000 feet of shoreline on a crackerjack fishing lake. This road accessed paradise is surrounded by Crown land on all sides. A beautiful log home, three guest cabins, wash house and a heated shop complete the property.
  • Size: 189 acres
  • Area: OMINECA
  • Price: $918,000
  • Listing Agent: John Armstrong - john@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 250-307-2100
Description :

This is a well-planned and cared for property. It takes full advantage of the southern exposure and 6,000 feet of shoreline on the pristine Uncha Lake. The 189-acre property is surrounded by Crown land on all sides, with the Uncha Mountain-Red Hills Provincial Park on the north and east sides of the property.


With the nearest full-time residence being 3 km away and no road past this property it offers a peaceful and private surrounding.


The off-grid power system is fully automated and self- sustains the property. All buildings are connected to power however no overhead power lines can be seen. The lines were put underground to preserve the natural setting.


The main log home has spacious surroundings. The home was built in two sections: the original section has a master bedroom (17 ft x 14 ft) with en-suite bath, loft, living room, dining area and kitchen. The loft was reduced to create an open vaulted ceiling effect. The remaining loft area is now a study. Ceilings in the original house are vaulted and (9 ft 6 in) in the second section.


The second section of the house offsets the original building and is attached by a small annex which joins both buildings and supports the main entrance to the house. This section offers a laundry room and breakfast nook, a central bathroom and a guest room (17x 12.5 ft) as well as heated living space (17 ft 10 in x 30 ft) currently used as a second living, hobby area.


Three well-built and charming log cabins perch up on the hill overlooking the outstanding lake. All are connected to power and have wood heat. One is equipped with a kitchen and the others two breakfast nooks. The cabins are serviced with a heated wash house containing a laundry and washroom with toilet, sink and shower.


The shop is 50 ft x 30 ft with 16-foot ceiling finished with drywall throughout and heated by in-floor heating which is provided by the wood boiler. The primary heat source for the house and shop and located away from the shop. Part of the shop is two floors. The first floor (12 ft x 30 ft) is office or fitness area. The second floor (12 ft x 30 ft) is currently used as a sewing room.

Location : Contact Listing REALTOR® - by appointment only.
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Improvements :
  • Spacious two bedroom/two bathroom log home
  • Large two level shop
  • Three guest cabins
  • Wash house (for cabins) with laundry and bathroom
Investment Features :
  • Large lakefront acreage is very rare, this one is a beauty
  • The investment into the improvements and value of the land far exceeds the asking price
  • Zoning allows for flexible commercial uses, and currently is ready to go as a small scale resort
Services :

This property is off-grid using a fully automated solar and diesel generator system that provides power to all buildings. This system supports all the electrical appliances that are commonly used in an on-grid home.


Heat to the main log cabin and shop is provided by a wood fired boiler using in floor heating.


The property has a drilled well and septic field.

Recreation :

Uncha Lake, a clear and pristine lake, is tranquil and beautiful. Anglers have success catching lake char from 20 - 48 lbs. while trolling in the depths with spoons or plugs. Rainbow trout, from 2.5 - 10 lbs., are commonly caught using flies or lures. While this area has been referred to as the “Gateway to Fishing and Hunting” (year-round), other wilderness opportunities abound.


Rock hounds collect agates and opals and enjoy following the Opal Bed Trail. Others ply the vast multitude of trails - hiking, biking, horseback riding and in winter by snowshoe, cross-country skis, snowmobile and dog sleds. An extensive network of trails became Canada’s 1st official International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) Ride Centre.


Tweedsmuir Park, one of the largest BC Parks, also draws many in for its abundance of recreational opportunities.


Round out these activities with a game of golf or, in cooler weather, take your pick from indoor squash/racquetball, rock wall climbing, a fitness facility, indoor hockey/skating, or curling.

Vegetation : The property is surrounded by lush vegetation and trees for great wildlife habitat. Beautiful lawns extend to the lake from the main log home.
Area Data :

Uncha Lake is located in the Northern BC area, part of a large network of lakes called The Lakes District. This area embraces over 300 wilderness lakes and 3,000 miles of pristine lake shoreline including Uncha Lake. The vast water world of the Lakes District extends from the Stikine Mountains in the west to the Omineca Mountain Range in the east and is full of stunning scenery, including breathtaking views of Tweedsmuir Park and Mount Wells. Uncha Lake is 1,269.1 ha (3,134.7 ac) with a mean depth of 17 m and is at 786 m elevation. This area has a moderate climate with summers averaging 20 degrees Celsius - while very sunny winters average -5 degrees.


Nearby Burns Lake has a population of 2,726, while the surrounding areas’ population is 8,000+. Dining, retail and services options, as well as a library and hospital, are readily available at this town. Other very small stores and a gas station are on the south side of Francois Lake. Logging, tourism, and ranching are the main industries in this area.

History : This area is renowned for its rich First Nations heritage with The Carrier First Nations being the first inhabitants. The Village of Burns Lake was incorporated in 1923 with the name being acquired from Mr. Byrnes, an explorer and miner. The town continues to grow through the 20th century. A number of historic buildings still stand providing a strong sense of history throughout. Six different aboriginal groups enjoy the diversity of this region.
Zoning : RR1
Classified as a seasonal resort, however currently used as a private residence.
Legal : DISTRICT LOT 1004 RANGE 4 COAST DISTRICT
PID 004-700-775
Taxes : $2,094 (2017)
Map Reference : 53°55'36.29"N and 125°34'34.83"W
Listing # : 18060