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    Two Unique Conjoined Residential Lots with Natural Spring Fed Lake - Quesnel, BC

    Cariboo Chilcotin Listing No. 19145

    2 lots, to be sold together, totaling 4.04 acres. These lots provide the most unique and desirable build location for a residential home in the Quesnel area. 20 mins S of Quesnel, the property has a small, blue spring-fed lake which creates the perfect back drop.


    Price
    $140,000

    Size
    4.04 acres ~ 2 titles

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    Description

    Two conjoined lots in the Kersley area 20 minutes south of Quesnel. These two titles offer 2.02 acres each (4.04 acres combined) of fantastic residential living space. The property is located on an extremely private and quiet road, which possesses a natural country charm. The property is accessed via White Road and is located a little distance behind the famous Alamo Diner. Access into Quesnel is quick and convenient utilizing Highway 97. This permits a new owner to easily commute back and forth for work.

    The property itself is a mixture of manicured lawn, mature forest (fir, poplar and willow) and of course the small clear, blue lake, which covers approximately three quarters of an acre. What makes the lake so unique is that it is a naturally occurring underground spring-fed lake. The water is clean and bull rushes/cattails line the lake’s edge. The surrounding mature deciduous trees cast a shadow over portions of the lake and lawn during different intervals of the day creating an excellent opportunity to enjoy a picnic in the shade on a hot summer’s day. The setting makes you feel as if you were in a manicured city park when in fact you are in your own front yard.

    The lake attracts a large assortment of wildlife, particularly birds. Waterfowl frequent the property, as does the red-winged blackbird with its melodic tune. Moose and mule deer also visit the property with great regularity. For additional enjoyment, the current owner has previously stocked the lake with rainbow trout to provide fishing opportunities immediately out the front door. This is an option for a new owner moving forward as well. A windmill is already in place to aerate the lake.

    There are several flat, cleared build sites ready for the construction of a family home. There are several options depending on the desired view and utility of the home/outbuildings. There are numerous services nearby to help heat and power the home including electricity and natural gas.

    This is a very family friendly area with several schools, shopping areas and recreational centers nearby.

    Location

    These two titles are located in the Kersley area south of Quesnel, approximately 20 minutes by vehicle. The town of Kersley is found in the Cariboo region of BC.

    Access

    From Quesnel, head south on the 97 Highway for approximately 23 kilometres until the highway intersects with Edwards Road. Exit on the west side of the highway following Edwards Road until the intersection with Arnoldus Road. Turn west on Arnoldus and continue until the intersection with White Road. Follow White Road for 0.75 kilometres at which point, you will have reached the property on the west side of the road.

    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.

    Recreation

    The property and surrounding countryside is an outdoorsmen’s dream. With hunting and fishing opportunities mere footsteps from the front door. The lush growing climate and ample yard 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 if some infrastructure were added. There are thousands of square kilometres of Crown land, in close proximity 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

    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.

    Map Reference

    52°49'54.70"N and 122°25'21.74"W

    Services

    • Electricity available at lot line
    • Natural gas available at lot line

    Tax Details

    $381 (2018)

    Zoning

    RS-2

    Legal

    Lot 8 & Lot 9 DL 5049 Cariboo District Plan PGP41530
    PID 023-875-798 & 023-875-780

    Maps & Plans

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    Maps & Plans

    Our property descriptions and geographical information are taken from the BC Assessment Authority, Land Titles Office, government maps and other sources. While LandQuest® does not guarantee the information, we believe it to be accurate, but should not be relied upon without verification. This communication is not intended to cause or induce breach of an existing agency agreement.

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