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135-Acre Lakefront Hobby Farm - Residence, Hayfields & Outbuildings - Fraser Lake, BC
135-Acre Lakefront Hobby Farm - Residence, Hayfields & Outbuildings - Fraser Lake, BC
Immaculate 135-acre hobby farm situated on the northern shoreline of Fraser Lake. The rolling farmland situated against the lake’s blue backdrop creates a stunning spectacle. Custom built residence offers 3,280 ft2 of luxurious living space w/ 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms & marvellous views throughout.
  • Size: 135 acres
  • Area: OMINECA
  • Price: $499,000
  • Listing Agent: Chase Westersund - chase@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 778-927-6634
Description :

A truly one of a kind property offering stunning farmland against the peaceful back drop of Fraser Lake. Few places in this province present such a large land offering on the shores of a major lake. With approximately 300 metres of shoreline, forming a portion of the property’s south east boundary, this hobby farm offers unrivalled beauty. In addition to the lake, the property is surrounded by stunning mountains and foothills.


The property is orientated in an east-west direction with Sharpe Road running parallel to the north property line. A thick hedge of trees ensures no commuters on this quiet road can see into the property thus, maximizing privacy.


The property itself offers a mixture of thick woodlands and open pasture/hayfields. The property has a fairly even grade with minor undulations throughout. Approximately 60 acres of land has been cleared and put into production. There is opportunity to grow hay, graze cattle and horses, or both. A local farmer current leases the fields and provides opportunity for ongoing investment income if a new buyer does not have the necessary haying equipment. The property’s soil is extremely fertile helping to grow rich pasture and produce large hay yields. The property is fenced and cross-fenced. The fencing is in reasonable shape with minor repairs required in places. There are two haysheds on the property perfect for storing the annual harvest, or to be converted into a barn.


As you enter the property, you are met by a long straight driveway. The length of the driveway ensures the upmost privacy for the residence. As you drive towards the house, you are granted with splendid views of the rolling hayfields situated on the western side of the driveway.


Prior to reaching the residence you will see a large shop at the foot of the hill (23 ft x 33 ft). The shop has a large swing door to permit for the storage of vehicles and equipment. The shop is wired and presents excellent storage options. The shop contains a wood stove allowing comfortable usage even on the coldest days of the year. In front of the shop is a large space to park RVs or numerous vehicles when company comes over. Dug into the hillside, upon which the main residence sits, is an underground root cellar with two different storage chambers. This is a perfect spot to hang beef quarters, or preserve canned goods.


Additional outbuildings include a bee keeping shop and garden storage shed where all your gardening tools and amenities may be safely kept. Below the house is an immaculate gardening area that is home to numerous mature berry bushes including: raspberries, strawberries, gooseberries and currant bushes. There is ample space to expand the garden to any size you wish.


Main Residence
This is a custom built residence placed upon a secure concrete foundation. The walls are thick and well insulated (R-2000). This maximizes heat retention and helps keep the residence cool on hot summer days resulting in savings on energy bills. There is a self-contained yard space surrounding the residence with beautiful landscaping and mature apple, cherry and ornamental trees. It is common to see from your window deer feasting on the apples that fall in the late summer and autumn months.


There are two large, covered parking stalls on the western side of the house. This covered area also offers extensive storage room for firewood. Both the basement and the front door are accessed from this covered area. Upon entering through the main door of the house, you are greeted by a large, open dining room and kitchen. This is the perfect place to sit around the table and share a glass of wine while you cook and entertain guests. The kitchen has an enormous amount of counter space and all the appliances you need to efficiently cook and clean for friends and family. There is plenty of cabinet space, functionally laid out, to help house dishes and food items. The view from the kitchen sink, out onto the lake, is stunning and will convert cleaning dishes from a chore to a treat. There is a second more formal dining area adjacent to the kitchen and living room.


The primary living room is a spectacle to behold. A grand central fireplace, consisting of brick, forms the focal point of the room, while large, bright windows frame the lake and exterior landscape. The windows make it feel as if you are outside amongst the wild landscape even though you are sitting next to the glow of a warm fire.


Off the living room, there is a hallway providing access to three upstairs bedrooms and communal bathroom. The communal bathroom has a large Jacuzzi tub, toilet and sink. The two secondary bedrooms are of good size and possess plenty of natural light. The master bedroom is larger than the two neighbouring bedrooms, which share the main floor. The master offers a walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom with bidet and immaculate views of the lake. Imagine waking up every morning and the first thing you see is one of British Columbia’s most beautiful lakes.


Downstairs the basement offers large, bright windows ensuring plenty of natural light. There is an additional family/games room downstairs along with a spacious laundry room with washer dryer and dual laundry sinks. There is a bonus pantry and cold storage in the basement providing additional food storage options. A Blaze King woodstove adourns the eastern portion of the basement. This is a top of the line woodstove, which efficiently and affordably heats the entire residence. At the western end of the basement is a mudroom with access to the covered carports outside where the firewood is typically stored. This makes it easy to retrieve fuel for the Blaze King woodstove. The basement is completed by a large fourth bedroom possessing its very own bathroom.


Heading back outside, on the south side of the residence is a splendid sundeck area perfect for barbecuing and birdwatching out over the lake. The lake sits a mere 400 ft from this back deck and it provides the perfect sunset viewing opportunities all summer long. Stairs ascend from this sundeck to provide access into the house and kitchen area. This makes transporting food from barbeque to table quick and easy.

Location : This hobby farm is located on the northwest shoreline of Fraser Lake along the Sharpe Road.
Access : From Fraser Lake, head west on Highway 16 for approximately 4 km. Make a right hand turn onto Stella Road following this roadway for 6.1 km. Turn right on Sharpe Road and continue easterly for 1.6 km at which point the driveway to the property will be on the south side of the road.
Improvements :
  • 3,280 ft2 residence
  • Wired shop - 23 x 33 ft
  • Two haysheds
  • Fencing and cross-fencing
  • Underground cold storage
  • Pumphouse
  • Miscellaneous storage buildings
  • Self-contained yard space
Services :
  • Electricity
  • Water - pumped from Fraser Lake
  • Heat - Blaze King wood stove and baseboard heaters
  • Sewer - Septic
  • Central ventilation - air circulation system
Recreation :

The region surrounding the property is famous for its outdoor recreational opportunities. The following activities are available:


Hunting
The property sits in Management Unit 7-12 offering hunting opportunities for whitetail deer, mule deer, elk, moose, bear and game bird species. The property itself houses abundant wildlife.


Snowmobiling
The entire region surrounding the property is famous for its snowmobiling opportunities. There is ample annual snow fall to ensure plenty of snowmobiling opportunity.


Skiing/Snowboarding
The same snow, which affords excellent snowmobiling opportunity provides excellent slope conditions. Taber Mountain and Purden Ski Village, or Smithers are all within driving distance of the property. For more rugged skiing/snowboarding adventures, you may drive north to Powder King Mountain in the Pine Pass.


Boating/Fishing
The property is lakefront on Fraser Lake and close to an infinite number of additional waterbodies. This generates enormous opportunities to go boating, canoeing, fishing and a host of other water activities.


Hiking/Camping
With all the surrounding Crown land and nature the options for hiking and camping are endless.


Gardening
The summer climate is ideal for a large and expansive garden providing the opportunity to become very self-reliant from produce perspective.


Urban Recreation
With Prince George 1.5 hours away, the opportunity to go out on the town is always available. The Prince George Cougars (WHL) always provide excellent entertainment. There are fitness centers, pools, restaurants, bars and everything else you could possibly need.

Vegetation :

The property and surrounding region is perfect for the growth of thick coniferous forests with interspersed pockets of aspen, birch and poplar. In valley bottoms with rivers, creeks and ponds, willows are the dominant species of vegetation. The entire region offers excellent climatic conditions for hay production on the flat fertile benches lining the region’s major river valleys.


The property itself is a mixture of hay land, lush grass pasture, think stands of birch and deciduous trees.

Area Data :

Fort Fraser is an unincorporated community of about 500 people, situated near the base of Fraser Mountain, close to the village municipality of Fraser Lake and the Nechako River. Originally established in 1806 as a North West Company fur trading post by the explorer Simon Fraser, it is one of present-day British Columbia's oldest permanent European-founded settlements. The area around the community is also recorded as the site of the first land in British Columbia cultivated by non-First Nations people.


Fraser Lake is a village in northern British Columbia. It is located on the southwest side of Fraser Lake between Burns Lake and Vanderhoof alongside the Yellowhead Highway. The attractive lakeside community of Fraser Lake lies alongside the Yellowhead Highway, west of the city of Prince George. The pioneer roots of the area's history date back to the fur trade, with the establishment in 1806 of a fur-trading post by Simon Fraser, at Fort Fraser near the east end of Fraser Lake.


Prince George, with a population of 74,003, is the largest city in northern British Columbia and is the "Northern Capital" of BC. It is the most major municipality near the property. Situated at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers, and the crossroads of Highway 16 and Highway 97, the city is the service and supply hub for one of the fastest-growing regions in Canada and plays an important role in the province's economy and culture.


Prince George is the dominant economic center of the region. Public sector and education based jobs dominate the municipality’s economy. Presently the Northern Health Authority, stationed in Prince George, possess a $450 million budget and have invested $100 million into local infrastructure. UNBC, the College of New Caledonia and School District 57 adds a further $750 million into the local economy.


The city’s economy was once dominated by the lumber sector; however, the Fraser-Fort George Regional District has experienced extensive closures of the region’s lumber mills. This has been attributed to the movement towards “super mills,” a loss of supply caused by the prevalence of the mountain pine beetle and US tariffs on lumber exports. It is predicted that mining exploration and development will soon supersede the lumber industry, as the dominant industry in Prince George and the surrounding areas. Additionally, Initiatives Prince George estimates that the Nechako Basin contains 5,000,000 barrels of oil, which could help diversify the region’s economy further through the commencement of petroleum harvesting operations.


Presently, the city of Prince George has a number of private enterprises and facilities operating in and contributing to its local economy. These facilities include:


  • Two chemical plants
  • An oil refinery
  • Brewery
  • Dairy
  • Machine shops
  • Aluminum boat construction
  • Value added forestry
  • Specialty equipment manufacturing

Prince George has a large regional airport offering daily flights to major destinations.


Wildlife
The forests, foothills and water bodies surrounding the property are particularly rich in wildlife. Black bears, grizzly bears, mule deer, white-tailed deer, Rocky Mountain elk (or wapiti) and moose all reside within short proximity to the property. Smaller mammals found around the ranch include martens, fishers river otters, red foxes, beavers, hares, lynx, cougars, wolves and coyotes.

Waterfowl are very evident within the area as well including Canada geese, loons, trumpeter swans, sandhill cranes, various duck species, etc. As are various song birds and other typical bird species of the Boreal woodland. Such as crows, ravens, whiskey jacks, blue jays, owls, hawks, sparrows, warblers, hummingbirds, etc.

Zoning : AG-1/H-1
Legal : DL 1172 Range 5 Coast District except Plan 7763 & Plan 5809
PID 015-099-318
Taxes : $1,678 (2018)
Map Reference : 54° 5'6.86"N and 124°50'21.44"W
Listing # : 19062