This farm-to-table acreage right in the town of Barriere produces a range of vegetables, berries, honey and the best eggs from the happiest chickens in town. The large home is perfect for a multi-generational family offering two kitchens, living areas and entrances.
The acreage is fenced and cross fenced, with about 3 acres not currently used offering extra room. With five bedrooms, three bathrooms, two kitchens and spacious living areas, there is room for everyone. A slate fireplace showcases the sunken living room that has an elevator to lift wood from the basement. Special touches such as built-in boxes in the kitchen for baking supplies, built-in stereo and intercom make this a well-appointed home. There is an indoor hot tub and in-ground swimming pool that needs a new liner. A wood fired boiler heats the home, two car garage, pool and hot tub. The gardens, trees and courtyard complete the property. The local elementary school is only 900 m from the property.
729 Barriere Lakes Road - Barrier, BC
From Highway 5 turn east onto Barriere Lakes Road at the north end of town. The property is 900 m from the three way stop where the school is located.
The town of Barriere, population approximately 3,450, offers a wide range of amenities including a large grocery store, credit union, beauty salon, pharmacy, hardware store, liquor outlet, restaurants, accommodation and other small businesses. Services available include a fire/ambulance station, RCMP station, insurance, an elementary and secondary school, library, postal office, fuel station and various churches. Hospitals are located in Kamloops (45-minute drive) and Clearwater (40-minute drive).
Winters have a January average of -6°C and an average annual snowfall of 121 cm. Summers are warm and dry with a July high of 27.9°C. The climate is dry, with an average annual precipitation of 486 mm.
The property is partially surrounded with mature cedar bushes and has a wide variety of fruit trees including apple, cherry and pair. Fertile soil combined with the warm climate produce berry bushes, root vegetables and mostly anything grows well in this region. The greater area around Barriere is largely pine trees.
The Barriere Lakes (North, South, and East) are all located about 40 km northeast of Barriere, and 16 km west of Highway 5 on Barriere Lake Road. Some of the best trout fishing in this region renowned for its fine fishing lakes can be found here. Trolling, fly fishing and light spin casting for native Kamloops rainbow trout is popular. The Kamloops Forest District details over 60 medium-sized and small lakes for fishing.
Chinook Cove Golf is a championship length 9-hole, par-36 golf course 3 km north of Barriere. The first four holes are links style, with water coming into play, and the last five holes are carved through the natural forest. Each fairway holding a unique challenging feature including awesome undulating Providence bentgrass greens.
Barriere is an ideal region for snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Sun Peaks Resort (less than an hour’s drive), provides world class alpine sports. Harper Mountain, (just over an hour’s drive), is a relaxed family resort for old fashioned winter fun.
The history of the town of Barriere dates to the days of fur trading. The settlement was named by French fur traders in 1828, for rocks in the nearby river which posed a barrier to navigation of the river. These barriers were most likely fish traps from times when Indigenous people trapped spawning salmon.
Gold was discovered in the area as early as 1861 and was mined using the placer method. The August 12, 1861 edition of the British Colonist mentions " ... one party of Frenchmen at a place above Kamloops called Barriere are fluming the Thompson and expect to take out $25 per day to the hand.”
Ten kilometres south of Barriere is the site of the Over landers river voyage. This group of settlers, numbering approximately 150, made their epic trip all the way from Ontario, using various modes of transport.
51°11'47.68"N and 120° 7'13.89"W
Power, water, septic, telephone and high-speed Internet.
LOT 12 DISTRICT LOTS 56 AND 1482 KAMLOOPS DIVISION YALE DISTRICT PLAN 20740 EXCEPT PLAN 22992
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