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300 Recreational Acres with Residence, Manufactured Home & Industrial Sized Shop
300 Recreational Acres with Residence, Manufactured Home & Industrial Sized Shop
A true recreational paradise under two-minute drive from Fort St. John’s municipal boundary. 300 acres of rolling hills enveloped with trees in the Beatton River Valley. Large residence, 36 x 66 ft shop and a fully serviced manufactured home.
  • Size: 299.6 acres
  • Area: PEACERIVER
  • Price: NEW PRICE $1,599,000
  • Listing Agent: Chase Westersund - chase@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 778-927-6634
Description :

A truly one of a kind opportunity to own one of the most unique properties in the Peace River region. The property is set amongst the banks of the Beatton River nestled amongst the river’s crags and depressions. Much of the property is blanketed in thick aspen cover, which serves as important habitat for the abundant wildlife and as a barrier against the elements.


As you access the property from the plateau above, you begin to descend into the valley along your private, paved driveway, which gently snakes down towards the residence. The driveway forms a roundabout in front of the residence and heated shop allowing you to easily park large vehicles or trailers in the shop or Quonset. The driveway continues further down the embankment towards the Beatton River. It is possible to drive your vehicle right down to the banks of the river.


The upper benches and hills of the property are bare of trees and provide immaculate viewpoints from which to gaze upon your own property and residence. Enjoy a picnic up on top of one of these hills, as the sun rises/sets over the expansive valley.


The property sits at the end of a dead-end road and is blessed with no adjacent neighbours. This will permit you to explore the miles of Crown land surrounding the propertyvia foot or off-road vehicle.


Despite the perceived remoteness and privacy, the property is located under two minutes from Fort St. John’s municipal boundaries. This makes the property the perfect amalgamation of rural living and urban convenience. Travelling to and from Fort St. John, for work or pleasure, is quick, simple and safe on the fully paved and maintained roadways.


In addition to the 3,300 ft2 residence, are two serviced building sites, one of which currently possesses a manufactured home. This bonus residence is located at the properties entrance, so as to not reduce the privacy of the primary residence should the new owner choose to rent out the manufactured home for additional income. The manufactured home has a septic lagoon, electricity and a cistern for water.


Because of the residence’s location in the valley, it enjoys a more moderate temperature and less wind then the residences on the plateaus above. This means more time spent outside enjoying the large patio or exploring the expansiveness of your property.


Residence
The primary residence is large and spacious with an extremely bright kitchen and dining area. The many windows surrounding the kitchen table, bathe the kitchen in light and allow you to view the wildlife as it meanders through your backyard. There is a butcher block in the center of the kitchen and plenty of cabinets for storage space.


There are four spacious bedrooms, a master en-suite, full guest bathroom and a half bath downstairs. The master bedroom has a large walk-in closet for all clothing and accessories.


The home's windows are triple pane and there is R50 insulation in the attic promoting heat retention and saving on energy costs. The house is heated utilizing a high-tech water heating system, while the double garage utilizes electrical baseboard heaters. The water heating system is top of the line and is highly efficient/cost effective. The house has 400-amp electrical service. There are two hot water tanks and two furnaces.


The house rests on a 4 ft crawl space, has asphalt shingles and there is additional parking in the Quonset, which sits beside the house.


Telus and Xplornet are available at the residence and there is the added bonus of cell phone coverage.


Shop
The shop is professional grade and is a staggering 36’ x 60’ with a 20’ x 14’ shop door. This is large enough to house the biggest RV or trailer money can buy. The shop is sheathed in metal and is insulated. There are 3 different heat sources for the shop including water heating, pellet stove and electric. The shop has 400-amp service and there is a toilet, which is hooked up to the same lagoon as then primary residence.


There is a second level to the shop, which provides additional storage for miscellaneous items. The previously mentioned roundabout in front of the shop makes it extremely easy to park and remove large vehicles and trailers from the shop.


Manufactured Home
There is a self-contained manufactured home at the top of the hill near the property’s entrance. The manufactured home is full sized, has its own private entrance/driveway, its own septic lagoon, electricity and water cistern. This additional home site can help bring in rental income to the property.


There is a second fully serviced site on the property located in the field on the south side of the shop. There is not a manufactured home here at present, but all the infrastructure is place should the new owner choose to add one.

Location : On the south side of Beatton River Valley, northeast of Fort St. John.
Access : From downtown Fort St. John, travel east on 100th Avenue until you meet the roundabout on the west side of the airport. Proceed north through the roundabout on Airport Road. Airport Road will continue eastward to a T-intersection with 255 Road. Head north on 255 Road until the roadway ends. The driveway to the property will be due north from the dead end.
Improvements :
  • 3,322 ft2 residence
  • 36’ x 60’ shop with 26’ x 14’ shop door
  • Manufactured home (CSA #54019)
Investment Features : An additional Manufactured home with hydro, septic, cistern and separate driveway, which may be rented out for additional income. There is a second vacant, fully serviced site on the south-side of shop where a third residence may be placed.
Services :
  • Water - dugout
  • Septic - lagoon
  • Electric - 400 amp
  • Telus/Xplornet
  • Cell phone reception
Recreation :

This property offers infinite recreational opportunity. If you can dream it, this property can provide it.


Hunting
Because of the property’s unique location in the river valley, it serves as a valuable bedding area and as a travel corridor for the areas wildlife. Deer, elk and moose will feed in the agricultural fields on the plateaus above and then retreat onto the property, as day light approaches. As such, the hunting opportunity is excellent. There are numerous rubs on the trees throughout the property as bucks make their presence known. The property sits in Management Unit 7-33 where sportsman can purchase general tags for whitetail, mule deer, elk, moose and bear. All species may be found on the property.


Fishing
With the property essentially abutting up to the Beatton River, there is ample fishing opportunity in your very own back yard. There are miles upon miles of river to explore, as you search for your own private beach and fishing pools.


Within a short commute from the property, there are additional lakes and rivers, which provide excellent fishing opportunity. Some of the fish species available include: northern pike, rainbow trout, bull trout, arctic grayling, kokanee, walleye and a variety of other species.


Hiking
The property offers a variety of terrain, vegetation and viewpoints for a hiking enthusiast to discover. It is possible to make new discoveries every time you venture into the woods surrounding the house. The property is crisscrossed by a variety of old roads and trails, which can keep you occupied for years to come.


Off-Roading/Mountain Biking
The same trails and topography, which make the property ideal for hiking also provide excellent off-roading and mountain biking opportunity. You can utilize your quad or side-by-side to venture down to the river and explore its shoreline for miles.


Dining/Entertainment
Because of Fort St. John’s proximity, if the new owner feels like eating out or catching a movie, they may easily do so without the hassle traditionally associated with rural living. Fort St. John offers numerous dining and entertainment experiences all within a short commute from the property.

Area Data :

The Peace River region of British Columbia lays claim as the most robust and diverse economic region of the province outside of the Lower Mainland. The regional GDP has exceeded $6.6 billion over the last several years and employment opportunities abound. The region also possesses 40% of the cumulative provincial ALR lands. This statistic demonstrates the regional economic reliance on agriculture.


The region’s annual average temperature rests between -2.9 to 2 degrees Celsius and the region receives approximately 330-570 mm of annual precipitation. The area possesses rich, fertile soil and produces more wheat, barley and grass seed than any other region of the province.


The city of Fort St. John is the most populace municipality in the Peace River region with a population of 20,155. The oil and gas sector continues to be the primary economic driver of the municipality with over 15% of Fort St. John residents employed directly in the industry. Most regionally active oil/gas exploration, production and servicing companies have offices located in Fort St. John, which serve to boost other businesses particularly those in the service sector.

History :

Fort St. John is rich in history and discovery. For instance, at Charlie Lake Cave, located 7 kilometers north of Fort St. John, archaeologists have uncovered artifacts from a Paleo-Indian settlement that was active there more than 10,500 years ago.


It is also interesting to note that Fort St. John is the oldest non-native settlement in British Columbia. The town was first built in 1794 when it was called Rocky Mountain House. It was a staging point from which further incursions into Northern BC could take place. It was the Second World War, which was responsible for expanding the infrastructure through the Fort St. John region with the construction of the Alaskan-Canada Highway.


In 1951 the region gained fame, as a major producer of oil and gas in British Columbia. In that year, the "Fort St. John No. 1" well hit gas at a depth of 1,524 metres. A few months later, in January 1952, the first deep well hit gas at 4,418 metres. Drilled on the Bouffioux Farm, that well is still producing today. Transportation/infrastructure improved at a rapid rate after that. In 1952, the Hart Highway finally connected the region to the rest of British Columbia, and in 1958 the Pacific Great Eastern Railway arrived in Fort St. John. That ease of transportation has allowed the region's agricultural and forest industries to compete in distant markets.

Zoning : A2
Legal :

THE NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 12 TOWNSHIP 84 RANGE 18 WEST OF THE 6TH MERIDIAN PEACE RIVER DISTRICT


PID 010-018-093

Taxes : $643.01 (2017)
Map Reference : 56°16'20.25"N and 120°42'35.67"W
Listing # : 18072