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    40 Acre Hobby Farm Nestled Along the Banks of the Salmon River - Douglas Lake, BC

    Thompson Nicola Listing No. 19219

    Stunning recreational hobby farm with 40+ acres situated along the banks of the Salmon River. 1,280 ft2 2 bdrm, 2 bath residence built in 2012. Wired shop (50’ x 30’), duck pond, chicken coops, car port, 10 acres of hay/pasture. Amazing value & amazing scenery.


    Price
    $579,000

    Size
    40.8 acres

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    Description

    Unique opportunity to purchase a scenic hobby farm with newer residence along the banks of the Salmon River. This property offers 40+ acres of recreational farm land and riverfront estate. The surrounding mountains and thick forests compliment the stunning scenery. The main residence is located on an elevated bench above the Salmon River and offers panoramic views of the river and surrounding mountain range. A protective rip rap wall has been implemented at the foot of the home to ensure any risk from the river is completely mitigated.

    The main farm yard has ample garden space with several elevated garden beds and rich fertile soil. Sharing the main driveway with the residence is a carport, neatly disguised behind a veil of flowers and vegetation. The carport can easily fit all sized vehicles, as well as tools and equipment. The carport, along with the main residence, has a newer metal roof to ensure its durability. Beneath the main residence is a fenced duck pond with shelter. The pond is gracefully shaded by the vines of several weeping willow trees. Past the residence is the 50’ x 30’ wired shop. The shop is sheathed in metal and has a large sliding door which grants access to a wide array of vehicles, equipment and materials. There is ample space to park numerous vehicles and to undertake various projects in all types of weather. Adjacent to the shop sits several chicken coops and various fenced pens, which currently house an assortment of chickens, turkeys and pigs. Beyond the pens sits 10 acres of pasture or potential hay land. The rich, fertile, river bottom soil naturally creates ample fodder for livestock to graze upon. A spacious greenhouse with wood framing provides excellent opportunity to expand your growing season and achieve impressive growth on an assortment of fruits and vegetables.

    On the opposite side of the river, there is another sizable segment of pasture. As well as some mature coniferous forest. There is opportunity to expand potential grazing capacity on the south side of the river, should a new owner elect to harvest some of the merchantable timber on this portion of the farm. The property is accessed from the Douglas Lake Road and sits below the main trunk road in the valley below. This enhances the property’s privacy and prevents road dust and vehicle noise from impacting the property. The property provides stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and offers several hundred feet of private river frontage.

    As an added bonus, this property is not located within the ALR.

    Residence

    This beautiful 1,280 ft2 rancher home was professional constructed and completed in 2012. It comes with a full professional builder’s homeowner warranty. The exterior of the home offers a 650 ft2 covered wrap-around porch, where you can sit out during warm summer months and watch the humming birds and butterflies sip at the feeders and lush garden beds. The porch also offers ample shade from the intense sun, and affords stunning views of the river below. There is an above ground pool, built next to the porch, which provides the perfect opportunity to cool yourself during the heat of summer.

    As you enter the main home from the back porch, you are greeted by an open concept kitchen/dining room/living room. Windows occupy nearly every corner of the room allowing natural light to penetrate the home and brighten its appeal.

    The kitchen is neat and tidy and offers a convenient island space (electrical outlets included) to assist with food prep and storage. There is sufficient cabinet space and storage to house all cookware and pantry goods. The open concept kitchen/dining area allows you to cook, clean and entertain guests simultaneously.

    The dining area, adjacent to the kitchen, is roomy and can accommodate even the largest of family gatherings. The rustic wood stove, situated beside the dining room, casts a warm and comforting glow upon the occupants of the dining area.

    The main living area is sizable enough to accommodate a variety of furnishings to help maximize occupancy and comfort. Large windows grant stunning views of the home’s exterior and fill the room with sunlight.

    There is a laundry space adjacent to one of side entrances. The washer and dryer are strategically placed to permit access to both bedrooms and there is sufficient space to sort, wash and fold all laundry items.

    There is a 4-piece bathroom off the main living space, as well as a spacious bedroom. The bedroom has multiple windows and provides plenty of natural light and a comfortable, cooling cross breeze on warm summer evenings. Beside the bedroom, there is a small office nook, perfect for housing a computer and operating an at home business.

    The master bedroom, similar to the second bedroom, is spacious and bright, providing a cooling cross breeze in the summer heat. There is an en-suite 3-piece bathroom, kept private from the remainder of the house.

    The home is neat, clean and efficient, with an enormous amount of opportunity to customize to a new owner’s preferences.

    Location

    This property is located south west of Westwold, BC along the Douglas Lake Road, against the banks of the Salmon River.

    Area Data

    The property is located in the Thompson Nicola Regional District in between Westwold and the Douglas Lake Ranch. At present the real estate market surrounding the Kamloops region is the most robust and productive real estate market in the province. Demand from Alberta, Kelowna, and the Lower Mainland continue to drive robust sales figures.

    The Westwold area is a region is dominated by agricuture. There is a strong cattle ranch presence and the regional climatic conditions produce some of the highest hay yields in the province. The town of Falkland sits several minutes east of Westwold and is a robust farm community. Cattle and hay operations dominate the local economy of this town as well. Falkland plays host to the annual Falkland Rodeo, which occurs every Victoria day.

    The Douglas Lake Ranch is one of the largest, contiguous cattle ranches in North America and the largest in Canada. The ranch includes leased grazing land as well as directly leased or titled lands, and extends to the edge of metropolitan Kamloops and towards Shuswap Lake, spanning most of the high country of the northeastern Thompson Plateau.

    Recreation

    The property is located in an outdoor recreational hub. There is an enormous amount of recreational opportunity, as soon as you exit the front door.

    Hunting

    The property and surrounding countryside offers hunting opportunity for a variety of waterfowl, white tail, mule deer, moose and black bear. Dense mule deer populations provide ample opportunity for the most discerning of sportsman.

    Fishing

    The Salmon River, mere steps from the front door, provides excellent fishing opportunists for fly fishing enthusiasts. If you prefer to fish in lakes, there are dozens of quality Kokanee and trout lakes within an extremely short proximity from the property. There is excellent fishing opportunity on the Douglas Lake Ranch, as well Monte Lake. Depending on your willingness to travel some of the local logging roads, there is some of the best fishing in British Columbia available to you.

    ATVing/Off-Roading/Snowmobiling

    A never ending assortment of logging road networks creates a dream scenario for off-road enthusiasts with amble opportunity to explore the vast web of roadways and trails.

    Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding

    SunPeaks and Big White are within moderate proximity to the property, which you may enjoy throughout the winter months (downhill mountain biking in the summer).

    Hiking

    The surrounding crownland offers infinite exploration opportunity for a hiking enthusiast.

    Equestrian

    The available pastureland on the property, local hay supply and trail opportunities make this property an equestrian dream.

    Gardening

    If you possess a green thumb, the intense summer sun and temperate fringe seasons create a gardener’s paradise. Pair this wonderful climate with the rich, black, river bottom soil and you can expect high fruit and vegetable yields.

    Map Reference

    50°22'14.14"N and 119°52'23.69"W

    Services

    • Electricity
    • Water - drilled well
    • Heat - electrical baseboards/woodstove
    • Sewer - septic

    Improvements

    • A 1,280 ft2 residence built in 2012
    • Carport
    • Wired shop (50’ x 30’)
    • Chicken coop
    • Duck pen
    • Assorted animal pens
    • Greenhouse

    Tax Details

    $890 (2019)

    Zoning

    AF-1

    Legal

    Legal subdivision 14 of section 21 Township 16 Range 14 West of the 6th Meridian Kamloops Division Yale District
    PID 008-106-860

    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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