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156 Acres of Premium Farm Land with Residence and Outbuildings - Montney, BC
156 Acres of Premium Farm Land with Residence and Outbuildings - Montney, BC
Beautiful agricultural parcel offering 106 acres of production land, seeded with oats this spring. Fully serviced manufactured home with over 2,400 ft2 of living space including a full sized (partly finished basement). Fencing, drilled well, storage building, seasonal creek.
  • Size: 156 acres
  • Area: PEACERIVER
  • Price: $559,000
  • Listing Agent: Chase Westersund - chase@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 778-927-6634

  • Listing Agent: Cole Westersund - cole@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 604-360-0793
Description :

This is a stunning and highly productive quarter section in the desirable area of Montney, BC. The property is accessed via a very private gravel road and you cannot help but marvel at the country charm, as you approach the residence along the driveway passing fenced pasture and manicured yard. There is approximately 2 acres of manicured lawn surrounding the house providing a fantastic space for children to safely run around and play.


Sharing the main farm yard are several segregated pastures where livestock may be kept close to the residence. At present, the owner has horses and goats and all the infrastructure is present to ensure easy care of additional animals. There is a small barn/animal shelter in the yard where chickens or goats may be kept. As an additional bonus, there is a quaint barn styled storage building, with a loft. This space is perfect for storing equipment, small vehicles, machinery, toys, supplies or even hay.


There are 360 degree views of the property and surrounding landscape from the main yard and home. The unique topography of the region allows you to see for miles upon miles overlooking gently rolling hills blanketed with farmland. It is a view that will never grow tiresome.


The property presently has approximately 106 acres under production. The land is largely flat with an extremely minor grade leaning towards the wooded ravine and seasonal creek. Any grade is extremely minimal and has zero impact on the farming operations. The fields were seeded this year with oats and under seeded with an alfalfa mixture. This region has quality rich soil, excellent for growing a variety of crops.


The center of the property is dissected by a seasonal creek. This creek has created a minor ravine through the property running in a north-south orientation. The additional moisture put into the soil by the creek has permitted aspen and poplar to grown in abundance along this strip of land. This provides wonderful habitat for whitetail deer, mule deer and moose. The trees also serve as a windbreak to the residence and help prevent snow drifting in the winter.


Portions of the property are fenced and cross-fenced. Approx. 50 acres are fenced pasture with the ravine in page wire fencing. There are metal gates throughout the fencing network, which are much easier to managed compared to wire gates. There are 3 dugouts for watering stock. Also, there is a round pen and riding arena designed to be set up as a roping arena. There is also a year-round water tap at the arena.


As a major bonus, this property is on a bus route and there is a school (Upper Pine Elementary), which extends to grade 8, mere minutes from the home. This affords an enormous amount of convenience to a new owner with children still in elementary school.


If you wish to build a guest cabin on the property, there is the old (but still functional) water, sewer and electrical hookups set up where the old home used to sit. This makes it easy to set up a guest cabin, grandparent home, or shop.


Residence
The residence is extremely spacious and offers enough bedrooms for even the largest of families with up to 7 potential bedrooms. It is a manufactured home and was built in 2008 and sits on a full sized basement. As you approach the home, you will notice the large wraparound porch attached the home. This porch wraps around the majority of the residence and is the perfect spot to sit and enjoy the warm summer’s sun, or host a barbecue with friends and family.


Entering through the mudroom, you will notice that there is ample space to store coats and remove muddy boots before entering the main portion of home. The main living space/dining room/kitchen are very open and extremely bright with south facing windows drawing in sunlight all day long. The layout means you can cook/clean while entertaining guest in the dining area and family room. The kitchen has an excess of cabinet space and plenty of countertop space to prep food. There is an oven, fridge, dishwasher and dual basin sink. A bonus window over the sink draws in further light and provides fantastic views of the exterior yard while you go about your chores.


Off the kitchen, segregated and private from the remainder of the home, is the spacious master bedroom. The master bedroom has large, bright windows, similar to the kitchen/dining area, illuminating the room with natural light. There is an en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet as well.


Down the hall from the main living room are two more potential bedrooms or offices (whichever a new owner prefers) and a full 4-piece bathroom.


Proceeding down to the basement there is a cold storage room, a second large family room (with woodstove) and 4 additional bedrooms. Each bedroom is large in size and perfect for children. Although the basement serves its purpose in its current capacity, it is not completely finished and some upgrades can be completed to maximize its utility.


This is an excellent family farmhouse for anyone looking to raise a family in an affordable and productive agricultural region. With a little work on the basement, the home would be absolutely perfect for the right family.

Location : This property is located in the Montney region in the Peace River Regional District of British Columbia. The Montney region is one of the most desirable agricultural and residential regions in British Columbia’s northeast corner.
Access : From Fort St John, head north out of the city on the 271 Road for approximately 24 km until the intersection with 258 Road. Turn left (west) on the 258 Road and continue for exactly 1 km at which point the driveway to the residence will be on the north side of the road way.
Improvements :
  • 2,400 ft2 manufactured residence built in 2008
  • Fencing and cross-fencing in portions of the property
  • Storage outbuilding
  • Small barn/animal shelter
  • 106 acres in oat production
Services :
  • Electricity
  • Heat - propane and wood
  • Septic - lagoon
  • Water - drilled well
Recreation :

This property provides all the recreational opportunities afforded by a large rural acreage. One of the benefits of the property’s convenient location relative to Fort St. John, is the opportunity to go into town to enjoy various forms of urban recreation. 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.


On the property itself, there are opportunities for equestrian pursuits, off-roading, hunting, skeet shooting, hiking and picnicking.


In addition to recreational activities on the property, there are endless outdoor pursuits in the greater Peace River Region. Some of the best hunting and fishing in all of British Columbia may be found in the Peace River region and along the Alaskan Highway.

Vegetation : The Montney region of British Columbia is some of the richest and most arable land throughout Northern BC. The surrounding countryside is dotted with grain and hay producing farms, but you may grow a variety of crops.
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 region also possesses 40% of the cumulative provincial ALR lands in British Columbia. This makes the region a mecca when it comes to farming, ranching and outdoor recreational pursuits. Cattle ranching continues to dominate much of the Peace River region’s rural landscape with the area possessing over 60,000 head of cattle and accounting for over 22% of the provincial total. This is a testament to the quality grazing conditions throughout the region.


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 kilometres 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 SW1/4 of Section 28 Township 86 range 19 west of the 6th Meridian Peace River District


PID 014-639-785

Taxes : $1,312.15 (2018)
Map Reference : 56°28'58.80"N and 120°56'46.32"W
Listing # : 19166