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Clouston Road Farm - Quesnel, BC
Clouston Road Farm - Quesnel, BC
798 acres in 7 deeded titles. 215± acres hay production, 329 AUM Range Permit covering 5,661 acres, 3 bedroom ranch house remodelled in 2005. Production lands reseeded in the spring of 2018.
  • Size: 798 acres + Range Permit
  • Area: CARIBOO
  • Price: $1,050,000
  • Listing Agent: Sam Hodson - sam@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 604-694-7623
Size :
  • 798 acres deeded
  • 5,661 acre Range Permit on Crown land
Description :

Clouston Road Farm comprises 798 acres in 7 deeded titles with 215± acres in hay production, a 329 AUM Range Permit covering 5,661 acres.

The ranch has recently been logged which is expected to increase the grazing capacity. Hay fields were worked and reseeded in the spring of 2018 so hay production for 2019 and beyond should be good.

The ranch has run 100 cow-calf pairs in the past, currently the owner has about 250 sheep and 100 goats grazing the pasture and logged areas but not the newly seeded production land.

The 1,400 ft2; main ranch house has two full sized bedrooms, one smaller bedroom/den, main floor bathroom with shower and soaker tub and full daylight walk out basement. A large covered deck wraps around 3 sides of the house, providing a covered entrance to the basement and a second entrance to the main floor.

The original house was built in 1962 included the kitchen, dining, living room, den and walkout basement. In 2005 a two-level addition was added to the back of the house. At this time the older portion of the house had the wiring updated, a new roof installed with blown-in insulation in the attic and in-floor heating installed on both floors. The kitchen has also been updated.

The heating system is fed by an oil or wood fired furnace located in the shop and a propane fired back-up generator is also in the shop. Domestic water is from a spring with a cistern for storage. There are 3 Water Licences that go with the property for irrigation, domestic and storage.

Outbuildings include a 22’ x 28' wired shop for equipment storage and repairs and a 2,400 ft2; barn with corrals and fencing. The current owner has recently added a new shop which is approximately 20’ x 60’ and two large coverall buildings which are approximately 65’ x 35’ feet.

The ranch backs onto countless miles of Crown land waiting to be explored on foot, horseback or ATV. For sportsmen the area is well known for its hunting for deer, moose elk, bears, upland and migratory game birds.

The BC ranch market is as strong as it has been in years and a ranch of this quality does not come available often. This is a good working ranch in a private, desirable location only 15 km to downtown Quesnel. We are told it might be expanded by acquiring adjacent property that will work with the existing operation.

Location : Clouston Road Farm is 15 km north of Quesnel and 3 km north of 10 Mile Lake at the end of Clouston Road in BC’s Cariboo Region.
Access :

5951 Clouston Road - Quesnel, BC

Going North on Highway 97 set your odometer at the Barkerville Highway turnoff go north on 97. At 8.2 km turn left on Bjornson Road go past Ten Mile Lake, at 11.2 km turn right on Kirby Road, at 11.4 km turn left on Clouston Road and at 14.2 km you are at the ranch.

Improvements :
  • 1,400 ft2 main ranch house has two full sized bedrooms and one smaller bedroom/den
  • 22’ x 28' wired shop with 12 ft walls
  • 2,400 ft² barn with 12 ft walls
  • Greenhouses
Investment Features : Cattle ranch with 215 acres of production land 329 AUM Range Permit.
Services :
  • Lagoon for septic
  • Domestic spring water
  • Power
  • Propane
  • Telephone
Recreation : Quesnel is the beautiful central playground of the North Cariboo. You will enjoy a perfect combination of rural charm and quiet city sophistication. Quesnel is rich in history and is a quaint, comfortable community that welcomes young and old alike. The gateway to the North Cariboo offers unlimited recreational opportunities. Enjoy world class fly-fishing and canoeing in an unspoiled environment. Go downhill or cross-country skiing, golfing, horseback riding, snow shoeing, river rafting, hiking or biking and much more.
Area Data :

The City of Quesnel has a population of approximately 10,007 (2011 Census) people. In addition to serving this population, Quesnel also serves as a trading centre for the surrounding area serving a total population of approximately 23,000 people. City status was obtained in 1979. Quesnel has several health clinics and a hospital. The farm is also only an hour from Prince George which is a much larger service centre with a University, college, larger hospital and cancer clinic, and has additional air service to Vancouver and Calgary.

Quesnel is a trading centre located in the central interior of British Columbia. The City of Williams Lake is located 75 miles to the south. The City of Prince George is located 75 miles to the north. The primary economic base is forestry related. There are two pulp mills, a plywood manufacturing plant, and several large lumber mills located in Quesnel. Subsidiary industries include farming, ranching, mining and tourism.

Highway 97 provides the main transportation route through Quesnel. Rail service by C.P. Railway and air service by Central Mountain Air also provide a transportation link to the lower mainland of British Columbia. The City of Quesnel provides the majority of amenities found in major centres. Recreation facilities include two ice arenas, a curling rink, tennis courts, a modern multi-use recreational facility and two golf courses.

The properties are located approximately 12 miles north of the downtown area of the City of Quesnel, approximately 4 miles west (by road) from Highway 97. This is a rural location with scattered development. There is a mixture of rural residential properties on small acreages as well as larger acreage properties used for residential and agricultural purposes.

Ten Mile Lake is an attractive recreational lake located two miles to the south of the ranch location. Clouston Road dead ends at the property, although there is an undeveloped road dedication through the properties to the north.

Quesnel is served by the Quesnel Airport, with several commercial flights daily to and from Vancouver, BC. The city is a regular stop on Greyhound Canada's schedules between Kamloops and Prince George and also has a local transit system provided by BC Transit.

History : The name is derived from Jules Maurice Quesnel, who accompanied Simon Fraser on his journey to the Pacific Ocean. Quesnel came to be called 'Quesnellemouth' to distinguish it from 'Quesnel Forks,' 97 kilometres (60 miles) up river. In 1870 it had been shortened to Quesnelle and by 1900 it was spelled the way it is now. Quesnel is located along the gold mining trail known as the Cariboo Wagon Road and was the commercial centre of the Cariboo Gold Rush. It also marks one end of the Alexander MacKenzie Heritage Trail. Because of its location on the Fraser River it was also an important landing for sternwheelers from 1862 until 1886 and then from 1909 until 1921. The last sternwheeler on the upper Fraser was Quesnel's own namesake craft and home town product, the Quesnel. Quesnel was incorporated in 1928.
Zoning : RR2 - Rural Residential 2
RA - Agricultural and Resource
Legal : LOT B DISTRICT LOT 6485 CARIBOO DISTRICT PLAN 31936 - PID 005-629-543
Grazing Permit - RAN076562
Taxes : $1,894.60 (2015)
Boundaries : Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate. Deeded land in Red, range permit in Purple.
Map Reference : 53° 7'5.84"N and 122°26'55.27"W
Listing # : 19236