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Trophy Lakefront Hobby Farm Oasis Situated Only 10 Minutes From Chetwynd, BC
Trophy Lakefront Hobby Farm Oasis Situated Only 10 Minutes From Chetwynd, BC
Stunning lakefront hobby farm with 70.96 acres of rich farmland, a gorgeous residence, industrial sized shop, heated barn w/ tack room, elaborate corral system, hay sheds, fencing/x-fencing, outdoor riding arena, greenhouse & much more. Backs onto Crown land.
  • Size: 70.96 acres
  • Area: PEACERIVER
  • Price: NEW PRICE $880,000
  • Listing Agent: Chase Westersund - chase@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 778-927-6634
Description :

A truly one of a kind trophy estate complete with every amenity needed to live comfortably in the wild country side surrounding Chetwynd, BC. Despite the stunning location and privacy, this property is located under 10-minute drive from the town of Chetwynd and all of its urban convenience. The property’s northern boundary abuts to Jackfish Lake appropriately named for its healthy northern pike population, which may be fished for at all times of the year. There is approximately 200 ft of lakefront on the property. The lake is private for all intents and purposes, as the topography around the lake limits access to the general public.


The property is accessed via a long private driveway, which slowly snakes amongst the ancient forest on the property. The road is wide and well maintained, permitting all makes of vehicles to easily access the property. As you approach the homestead, the trees open up to reveal this fabulous estate. The residence sits comfortably nestled amongst a fully landscaped yard and looks very natural against the manicured farmland. The residence is a manufactured home and was constructed in 2013. The house has an enormous deck, which extends the entire length of the house and nearly doubles your living space during the warm summer months. The deck has an easterly orientation offering splendid views of the cattle and horses, as they graze in the green pastures below the house. This is a perfect spot to entertain guests, or sip you morning coffee, as the sun rises over the eastern horizon. There is a hot tub on the deck extending your opportunity to enjoy this outdoor living space to the winter months.


Sharing the main yard with the home is the industrial sized shop with two automatic doors. The shop is an impressive 48 x 60 ft with in floor hydronic heating. The shop is wired and well illuminated to assist with any project you are working on. There is secure shelving along three walls constructed from 2” piping. The shop doors are wide and tall enough to permit even the largest RVs and trailers to enter (14 ft tall and 16 ft wide).


To the northwest of the residence sits the 20 x 30 ft greenhouse. The greenhouse is heated via the same outdoor furnace, which heats the residence, shop and barn. The greenhouse has its own hydrant for watering plants. There is also electricity at the greenhouse. The long summer days and ample sunshine help produce excellent vegetable yields.


Moving towards the corrals you quickly gain an appreciation for the quality of their construction and their functionality. They were fabricated using 2 3/8” piping and are orientated in such a manner as to maximize their utility. A cattle squeeze is included with the system. There are multiple stock waterers throughout the corrals and barnyard. These waterers are electric and heated.


The calving barn is 32 x 36 ft with an attached 12 x 36 ft lean-to. The barn is complete with maternity pen, two calving stalls, tack room/office and in floor heating. Water is available in the barn to for stock watering and help clean the floors. Rubber mats are laid on the floor in the pens to permit for quick and easy cleaning. In addition to the barn there is a variety of shelters to help protect stock from the wind and elements.


Off the corrals are two large Quonsets utilized for hay storage. Both Quonsets are sizable and capable of storing 200+ round hay bales to feed all the stock on the property through the harshest of winters.


As an added bonus, there is an outdoor riding arena, which extends 75 ft wide and 150 ft long. The riding arena is framed with pipe-rail fencing that is 4 rails high.


The property is fenced and cross-fenced to allow for a rotational grazing program. With multiple pastures you can rotate and graze cattle and horses in different pastures every few weeks to permit the grass to grow back and recover. Since the property is near the lake and Centurian Creek, which flows from the lake, there is plenty of moisture in the ground and the grass grows thick and is high in protein. Animals rapidly put on weight subsisting purely on the grass grown on the property during the spring and summer months.


The yard immediately surrounding the residence is meticulously landscaped and adorned by a wide variety of fruit producing trees and bushes. Haskaps, strawberries, raspberries, saskatoon berries, crab apples and blue berries are grown in abundance in the main yard. There is a large garden area capable of growing a large array of vegetables.


Jackfish Lake is accessed on the north side of the property. There is a small creek, which must be crossed to reach the lake and pasture on the north end of the property. The owners have constructed a sturdy bridge over which you may drive all manner of equipment. Access to the lake is provided via a boardwalk and a floating dock. The views out over the lake are stunning, and the peace and solitude make the lake ideal for an early morning or late evening paddle board, canoe or kayak adventure.


Residence
The residence offers 2,280 ft2 of functional living space. The home may be accessed through the mud/storage room where boots may be shed and jackets hung up to prevent dirt from being tracked into the home after working in the barnyard.


From the mudroom, you walk into the bright kitchen/dining area. Upon entering the main section of the home you cannot help, but be amazed by the size and layout of the open concept kitchen, dining and living room. These gorgeous living areas are laid out in such a manner as to permit you to cook while entertaining and interacting with guests. The kitchen has an immense amount of cabinet and storage space. A long island in the center of the kitchen serves as a food prep area and as a place of gathering. There is a built-in double oven with an electric stove top range also built-in with newer appliances including fridge and dishwasher.


There are two large bedrooms on the north end of the house. Both are of similar size and have ample closet space. They share a full bathroom. There is a den/office space off the main living room complimented with an infrared sauna. The main living room has a propane fireplace casting a warm glow throughout the house.


The master bedroom consumes the entire southwest corner of the residence and has its own complete master en-suite. The en-suite has an enormous Jacuzzi tub to help warm you up on a cold winter’s day. There is a walk-in closet off the master bedroom large enough to satisfy the even most veracious shopper.


The home possesses plenty of natural lighting, which pours in through the many windows. These same windows provide fantastic views of the surrounding property. The back deck, may be reached through the kitchen, which makes it easy to bring food back and forth between the kitchen and barbecue.


The house, like the shop, is heated from the outdoor wood furnace. There is also the back-up heating system, which utilizes propane. There are two large propane tanks in which to store fuel.


The exterior of the house is sheathed in fire resistant Hardie board and the roof consists of asphalt shingles and is in excellent condition.

Location : This property is located approximately a 10-minute drive north of Chetwynd, BC. The property is accessed off the Jackfish Lake Rd and its northern boundary abuts up next to Jackfish Lake itself.
Access : From Chetwynd, proceed north towards Hudson’s Hope on Highway 29. At the intersection of Highway 29 and Jackfish Lake Rd, turn right onto Jackfish Lake Rd and proceed for approximately 9.8 km at which point the driveway will be on the west side of the road.
Improvements :
  • Residence - 2,280 ft2manufactured home built in 2013
  • Shop - 48 ft x 60 ft
  • Barn - 32 ft x 36 ft
  • Lean-to - 12 ft x 36 ft
  • Greenhouse - 20 ft x 30 ft
  • Outdoor riding arena - 75 ft x 150 ft
  • Fencing/cross-fencing
  • Corral system with squeeze - 2 3/8” piping
  • Quonsets x 2 - utilized as hay sheds (200+ round bale capacity)
  • Stock waterers - heated and electric
  • Boardwalk and floating dock on lake
Services :
  • Electricity
  • Water - drilled wells with two hydrants
  • Heat - outdoor wood furnace with propane back-ups, outdoor wood furnace supplies heat to house, shop, barn and green house
  • Sewer - septic
Recreation :

The recreation is endless. Any recreational activity feasible on a large working cattle ranch may be undertaken on this property. The following list of recreational pursuits are not exhaustive:


Hunting
The property resides in Management Unit 7-32 and offers general tags for mule deer, whitetail deer, elk, moose, bear, wolves and a variety of game bird species. The hunting around this property is truly exceptional and the season lengths are long and generous. The property borders onto Crown land increasing the available hunting territory in the immediate vicinity of the property.


Fishing
Not only is there excellent fishing opportunity in the area surrounding the property (Moberly Lake), but there is a very productive pike lake adjacent to property itself (Jackfish Lake). Rarely can a property lay claim to its very own pike fishing lake. These pike may be fished for from shore or via a boat. Either way, it will provide endless hours of entertainment for the whole family.


Equestrian
Obviously, all infrastructure is already in place to house and graze numerous horses. With the numerous trails and wonderful scenery there is endless opportunity to ride recreationally throughout the ranch and on the adjacent Crown land.


Hiking
With the diversity/immensity of the property and its abundant beauty, an individual could spend their entire life exploring the property and surrounding countryside by foot and discover new joys each time.

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 contains vast supplies of natural gas. It is estimated that Northeast British Columbia holds more than 2,933 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. This resource provides significant economic opportunity, as global companies invest in resource extraction and infrastructure to transport the region’s various petroleum products to market.


The town of Chetwynd is a transportation and service hub for the oil and gas industry. The town is home to numerous hotel/motels providing the bulk of the accommodation for regional economic activity. There is infinite business opportunity to service this diverse work force. Trades, transportation and equipment operating dominate the workforce providing a high-income source of clientele for all local businesses.


The primary employers within Chetwynd include the forest industries - West Fraser/Bio-Energy Plant, Canadian Forest Products and Chetwynd Mechanical Pulp. All three facilities provide stable, year-round employment for the residents of Chetwynd and present commercial servicing opportunities.


Situated along Highway 97 and serving as the gateway to the Peace River Region, Chetwynd is an essential hub for travelers commuting from British Columbia’s lower interior to the major cities of Dawson Creek and Fort St John.


There is a general airport within Chetwynd that may service local aviation needs. A commercial airport exists in the nearby towns of Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.


There are numerous large scale oil and gas construction projects occurring in the immediate vicinity of Chetwynd. The Jackfish Lake Expansion Project most recently provided excellent employment and economic opportunity for trade workers and oil and gas service companies stationed in Chetwynd.


Ultimately, Chetwynd is a town on the rise where economic and recreational activity abound.


Dawson Creek, located 100 kilometres away, is the primary auction location for ranchers in the Peace River Region. There is the Vold, Jones and Vold Auction Company (VJV Auction Company), in Dawson which provides an easily accessible market for ranchers and their products. There is also Patterson’s Auction Mart, which provides an additional option for regional ranchers.

History :

The town of Chetwynd was once known as Little Prairie. However, with the expansion of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway through the town in 1957, the town’s name was changed to Chetwynd in honor of the Minister of Railroads, Ralph Chetwynd.


The town was connected to the Southern Interior of British Columbia for vehicular passengers in 1952 when the John Hart Highway from Prince George to Dawson Creek was completed. The construction of the railway and highway through Chetwynd solidified the town as a major transportation hub and jumping off point for Northern British Columbia.


Canfor and West Fraser Timber Products purchased sawmills in town in 1964 and 1971 respectively. These two companies rapidly became the town’s largest employers and continue to provide ongoing economic growth for the municipality. Forestry and timber refinement continue to be a major source of economic activity for the region along with oil/gas and ranching.

Zoning :

This property is in the ALR.


A-2: Large Landholdings
The following uses and no others are permitted in an A-2 zone:

  • agriculture
  • oil and gas activities
  • temporary worker camps of not more than 30 people
  • wood harvesting and forestry
  • trapping, hunting, guiding, outfitting establishments
  • guest ranch
  • airstrip
  • equestrian centre
  • gymkhana grounds
  • gravel extraction and processing
  • kennel
  • dwelling unit or dwelling units
  • limited agriculture
  • intensive agriculture
  • intensive livestock operations

Permitted accessory uses and buildings on any parcel include the following:

  • bed and breakfast accommodation
  • home occupation or home industry
  • private aircraft landing strips
Legal : DL 484 Peace River District except Plans 26371 & PGP45135
PID 014-706-695
Taxes : $2,683.28 (2018) - Farm Status Taxation
Map Reference : 55°47'15.70"N and 121°30'0.27"W
Listing # : 19066