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310 Acres with Older Home Adjacent to Crown Land and only 20 Minutes from Quesnel, BC
310 Acres with Older Home Adjacent to Crown Land and only 20 Minutes from Quesnel, BC
310 acres on two titles of land with an older home and the associated infrastructure. There is a well on the property, lagoon and electricity. The house and the land are fixer uppers, but the potential is there especially with its location so close to Quesnel.
  • Size: 310 acres ~ 2 titles
  • Area: CARIBOO
  • Price: $329,000
  • Listing Agent: Sam Hodson - sam@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 604-694-7623

  • Listing Agent: Chase Westersund - chase@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 778-927-6634
Description :

Two adjacent quarter sections with a residence minutes from Quesnel, BC. The property has excellent potential and may be converted into prime agricultural/ranch land with some investment. There is some fencing/cross-fencing, but this will have to be improved upon. Presently, there is approximately 35 acres in cleared pasture lands, but this may be dramatically expanded if a new owner wished to clear some of the timber and brush off the property.

The property backs onto Crown land and offers excellent recreational opportunities in addition to its future farming potential. There are thousands of acres to explore immediately next to the property. The property plays frequent host to mule deer, moose and bears.

The house is an older home built in 1973. The condition of the home is not great, but there is a large and spacious yard, which is very private and offers excellent views of the surrounding landscape. The home is 1,240 ft2 and has three bedrooms and one bathroom. The home may either be removed from the property or be remediated. There is a drilled well, electricity and a septic lagoon on the property.

Location : These titles are located 20 minutes north west of Quesnel on the Rawlings Lake Road.
Access : From West Quesnel, head out of town in a northwesterly direction along the Nazko Road. Follow the Nazko Road until the intersection with Milburn Lake Road. Turn north onto Milburn Lake Road and proceed for approximately 5.40 km at which point the entrance to the property will be on the west side of the road (Milburn Lake Road will turn into Rawlings Road).
Improvements :
  • 1,240 ft2 home built in 1973 (needs work)
  • Some fencing
  • Driveway in place
Services :
  • Electricity
  • Well (not certain on its functionality)
  • Septic lagoon (not certain on its functionality)
Recreation :

The property is an outdoorsmen’s dream. With hunting and fishing opportunities mere footsteps from the front door of the property. The lush growing climate and ample space creates a garden enthusiast’s dream with excellent opportunity to grow and harvest a wide array of fruits and vegetables.

The property is well situated for equestrian usage with large tracks of land suitable for riding. Thousands of square kilometres of Crown land, immediately adjacent to the property, provide infinite opportunity to explore the countryside. Some other recreational opportunities include:

  • Gardening
  • Hobby farming
  • Equestrian
  • Quadding
  • Dirt biking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Rafting
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife viewing
Area Data :

The Cariboo Region of British Columbia has a total approximate population of 127,900. Manufacturing, forestry, mining, oil and gas are the most prominent sources of employment through the region with manufacturing leading the way at 12% of total employment. The Government of British Columbia has predicted regional job growth at 0.4% per annum out to 2022 at which point regional job openings will reach 30,330.

The town of Quesnel itself is located at the confluence of the Quesnel and Fraser Rivers. It is the commercial centre for some 23,000 residents and is serviced by diverse rail, road and air networks. The Quesnel Airport is directly north of town and services all domestic air travel needs.

The Quesnel economy has traditionally been orientated around the timber industry. There are numerous mills, which currently operate in the region providing stable predictable employment. West Fraser Integrated Forest Company, one of the most prominent players in British Columbia’s timber industry, operates several corporate offices in Quesnel. Other prominent industries in Quesnel include agriculture, mining and service/support companies for northern resource development and extraction.

History :

The town of Quesnel was named after Simon Fraser’s Clerk during his expeditions, Jules Maurice Quesnel. The town grew as a major supply and transportation hub for the gold town of Barkerville and its surrounding gold fields. Following the region’s gold rush, Quesnel continued to play a major role as a supply and transportation center for the exploration of Northern British Columbia.

From 1921 to 1952 Quesnel was the Northern terminus of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway. This transportation network and the rich, productive forests surrounding Quesnel led to a boom in the regional lumber industry. In fact, by 1952, there were 180 sawmills and 5 planer mills all within a 30-mile radius of Quesnel. This number has declined over the years, with the consolidation of the mills under the ownership of some of the larger regional companies. The lumber industry has continued to be the primary economic driver for the region.

As time passed, upgrades were made to the town of Quesnel including paved roads, electricity, a bridge spanning the Fraser River, which amalgamated West Quesnel with East Quesnel, a natural gas transmission line and the construction of the GR Baker Hospital. All these developments permitted the town of Quesnel to gain city status in 1979.

Zoning : R/A
Legal :

DL 10949 Cariboo District except Plan BCP34608
PID 012-391-484

SE1/4 of DL 3226 Cariboo District
PID 008-602-115

Taxes : $722 (2018)
Map Reference : 53° 3'45.08"N and 122°41'24.09"W
Listing # : 19185