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Gentleman’s Estate with Airport for the Discerning Pilot - Clinton, BC
Gentleman’s Estate with Airport for the Discerning Pilot - Clinton, BC
500 acres of productive farmland, your own paved airport is 4,400 feet long & 50 feet wide. Private lakefront & a custom luxury home. 130 acres under pivot irrigation. Large hangar building with in-floor heating. Pole barn, two hay barns, 2 equipment sheds.
  • Size: 498 acres ~ 2 titles
  • Area: CARIBOO
  • Price: $2,699,000
  • Listing Agent: Sam Hodson - sam@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 604-694-7623
Description :

This truly unique property located only a four-hour drive from the lower mainland is one of the most amazing gentlemen’s estates in southern British Columbia. Picture owning 500 acres of productive farmland, your own airport, private lakefront and a custom luxury home. The owner tells us it’s only a 15-minute flight from his property to Kamloops or 45-minute flight down to the Lower Mainland.


There is approximately 130 acres under pivot irrigation, which was installed at considerable cost to the owner. The irrigation system all underground PVC 6” pipe with a submersible pump. These fields typically produce an annual yield between 350 to 480 tons of hay and the property has supported up to 180 head of cattle. The property benefits from Farm Status and very low property taxes. The current owner enjoys spending his time flying his aircraft and therefore currently has the hayfields leased out to a neighbour on a crop-share arrangement.


One of the most amazing selling features is the fact that this property is an official Airport Aerodrome. The runway is 4,400 feet long and 50 feet wide. The airport is completely paved with 15 foot of crush gravel on the sides and lights for night use or flying an instrument approach. You will find this airport in the Canada Flight Supplement. The property and airport are located 13 nautical miles (24 km; 15 mi) north northwest of Clinton, BC with runway tech meeting full standards with NAV Canada. Once your airplane is on the ground you will find a large 65’ x 50’steel hangar building completely constructed of metal inside and out with a 55-foot-wide fold up electric door which is 18 feet tall. The hangar building is also complete with in-floor heating. Additional outbuildings on the property include several newer buildings, such as a Pole barn, two hay barns, 2 equipment sheds.


The executive custom home has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The home was built with European charm and the quality we have come to expect from European builders. Beautiful tile and wood flooring and custom lighting fixtures throughout. The home is set in front of its own private pond, with spacious open layout boasting many custom features such as the custom chef's kitchen with premium Sub-Zero, Miele appliances. Windows allow you to enjoy full view of your personal paradise from your four seasons sunroom with hi-tech WonderGlass.


The 500 acres are comprised of two separate titles and the northeast part of property fronts Little White Lake which the property has water rights to. Flowing through the property is 59 Creek and adds excellent character to the acreage. Little White Lake itself is over 500 acres in size and although it’s an alkali lake, which is not good for fishing, the lake is a huge attractant for all varieties of wildlife including waterfowl, deer, moose even sandhill cranes. The lake is beautiful to look at and good to take the kayaks or canoe out for a day on the lake. It should also be noted that Big Bar Lake and Beaverdam Lake are located only a short drive from this property and are both provide excellent fishing. There is a massive network of ATV trails and logging roads directly from this property that would take a lifetime to explore. The hunting in the area is also excellent.


Don’t wait to make this property your new reality. Call the listing REALTOR® today for more information or to book a time to go by for a look.

Location : 2615 Big Bar Rd - Clinton, BC
Access : Call the listing REALTOR® for detailed directions
Improvements :
  • 2,734 ft2 main house.
  • Official Airport Aerodrome. The runway is 4,400 feet long and 50 feet wide. The airport is completely paved with 15 foot of crush gravel on the sides and lights for night use or flying an instrument approach. You will find this airport in the Canada Flight Supplement.
  • Large 65’ x 50’ steel hangar building completely constructed of metal inside and out with a 55 foot wide fold up electric door which is 18 feet tall. The hangar building is also complete with in-floor heating.
  • Additional outbuildings on the property include several newer buildings, such as a pole barn, two hay barns, 2 equipment sheds.
  • Two large pivot irrigation wheel lines.
Services :
  • Drilled well
  • Septic installed
  • Water rights
  • Power
  • Solar power
  • Security system
  • Water provided through water licence (irrigation)
Recreation : Big Bar Lake is easily accessible and provides a range of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Some of the major recreational opportunities available in the area include day-use picnicking, lakeside camping, boating, canoeing and kayaking, swimming, wildlife viewing, hiking, hunting and fishing. Abundant rainbow trout typically reward the angler; fishing is active nearly all season, but is typically the best between mid-May and late July. Nearby guest ranches offer horseback excursions into the open range that lies north of the lake.
Area Data :

The area is couched in typical Cariboo ranching country on the southern edge of the Fraser Plateau. This extensive plateau stretches north beyond Lac La Hache, and was formed from lava flows some five to ten million years ago. The Big Bar Lake Park was established in 1969 and is a very popular destination for family camping vacations.


The setting is typical of the southern Cariboo. Set against a mountainous backdrop, the lake is surrounded by lodgepole pine and spruce. Visitors of Big Bar Lake often see wildlife on the 4 km hiking trail surrounding the scenic wetlands, and enjoy angling for rainbow trout in the 3-mile long lake. The area is an extremely popular fishing destination, and is also widely used by other recreationists. Area attractions include several guest ranches, the towering Marble Range south of the park, and Gang Ranch country. Visitors can also travel along the Jesmond Loop, by continuing past Big Bar Lake Provincial Park, and eventually connecting with Highway 97 by way of the Jesmond and Kelly Lake Roads. This scenic drive passes by Little Big Bar Lake and the historic townsite of Jesmond, where the OK Corral (one of the oldest ranches in the area) is situated. The loop also accesses the Jesmond fire lookout by way of a narrow four-wheel drive road, from which visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscape including Marble Range and Edge Hills Provincial Parks. Big Bar Lake Park and the surrounding country provide a beautiful setting.

History :

The park's characteristically rolling landscape was formed by debris left long ago by glaciers. The glacial eskers here are remnants of the last ice age; the melting of glaciers about ten thousand years ago left a hummocky landscape partially filled with small lakes and ponds. Eskers are formed when melt-water rivers transport gravel and silt underneath glaciers. Tunnels near the base of retreating glaciers fill with transported sediments that remain as sandy or gravelly ridges as the glacier melts away.


The area has been witness to much of the region's history. The first people to occupy the plateau were the Salish Indians; they lived by hunting, fishing and gathering edible plants. For most of the year the group was nomadic, spending the warmer months scouring the countryside for food. Winter villages, however, were semi-permanent. The Salish nomadic way of life did not survive the influx of white settlers. For the last 100 years, the area has been used for cattle ranching.

Zoning : RL-1
Legal :

DISTRICT LOT 594 LILLOOET DISTRICT
PID 013-265-644


DISTRICT LOT 1729 LILLOOET DISTRICT EXCEPT PLAN 34764
PID 002-790-041

Taxes : $2,550.93 (2018)
Boundaries : Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.
Map Reference : 51°16'2.09"N and 121°41'1.38"W
Listing # : 19054