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    Christian Valley Farm with Proven Income

    Kootenays Listing No. 19224

    140 acres with multiple layers of value. 25 acres of irrigated hayfield, 110 acres of hillside with approx. 2,000 m3 of timber and a going concern egg production business. 2,200 ft2 home. 4 barns, hay storage. Apply for 399 birds from Marketing Board. High volume wells.


    Price
    Reduced $629,000

    Size
    140 acres

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    Description

    Located in the picturesque Christian Valley, this 140 acre property has multiple layers of value with approximately 25 acres of irrigated hayfield, 110 acres of hillside with approximately 2,000 m3 of timber and a going concern egg production business. The treed sections of this acreage have the nice mix of fir and ponderosa pine trees. Views across the valley to the mountains beyond is truly spectacular in all four seasons.


    The well-built four bedroom, two bathroom house is approximately 2,200 ft2 with main floor and basement with separate entrance. The home has excellent level access off Christian Valley Road and sits on a perch overlooking the valley and agricultural fields. The sunken living room has a large traditional rock fireplace with sliding doors that open onto a porch and level yard. The home is serviced with power, gravity-fed water, septic and has telephone and Internet. Heating is provided by an electric/wood combination furnace in the basement and the large fireplace upstairs providing complimentary heating. On the exterior of the home there’s a well-manicured yard along with fenced garden area.


    There are approximately 30 acres which are level ground and 25 acres of which are irrigated hay land. Water for irrigation is provided by pumping water from two very productive wells with approximately 60 gallons per minute flow. The property does have some fencing and cross fencing, and covered hay storage. There is enough feed available for an equestrian set up or hobby farm in addition to the egg production business.


    The going concern egg production business is well-established. The sellers have recently sold off their egg quota, however you can apply for small lot permit of 399 birds from BC Egg Marketing Board. The current flock has two age groups of older layers and new young stock (pullets) which are seven weeks old as of August 1, 2019. The farm has lots of capacity for additional layers with four separate barns, three steel bead pins and automatic feeders. The sellers have a proven set up with grading station, are CFIA registered and have a local egg route with regular customers and proven income.


    In addition to being picturesque the Christian Valley is well known for its fishing and hunting opportunities. It’s a true for season outdoor recreational playground.


    Don’t wait to make this your property. Call the listing REALTOR® today for more information or to book a time to go by for a look.

    Location

    3220 Christian Valley Rd - Westbridge, BC

    Access

    Call the listing REALTOR® for detailed directions.

    Area Data

    Westbridge sits at a point on Highway 33 where a bridge crosses the West Kettle River. On the north side of the bridge is where you'll find the junction point to the Christian Valley Road and the Kettle River. Christian Valley is approximately 49 km (31 miles) away from Westbridge northeast along a section of paved to a gravel forestry road.


    Westbridge is a very small unincorporated community that has some ranching and farming. At one time there was a general store located here called the Westbridge General Store and Post Office which was near the site of the old original hotel and post office. The store served for a number of years as the main hub and meeting place for people living in the area.


    For people living in Westbridge and Christian Valley area—or if you're camping out—other local shopping, services and entertaining can be done in Rock Creek or in Beaverdell. Here you can find grocery stores, gas, pubs and accommodation. In nearby Midway there is also McMynn's Foods which has a liquor store and lottery sales.

    Recreation

    Tubing the Kettle River
    A really popular thing to do in the summer is for people to tube the river from the bridge at Westbridge to the Kettle River Provincial Park. Along the way, near the beginning of the route, you'll pass the confluence of the Kettle and the West Kettle Rivers. Just remember while tubing past farmers' fields that this is private land, so please respect their privacy.


    Backcountry Road Adventure
    If you do decide to go up the Christian Valley Road and want some adventure, the very remote backcountry gravel road continues to the north. It will eventually reach Highway 6 near the headwaters of the Kettle River approximately 172 km (108 miles) away, just east of Cherryville. There are lots of rustic forest service campgrounds along the way that feature fishing holes.


    Rainbow Trout Fishing
    For rainbow trout fishing, you have a number of options available in the area. There is the Kettle and West Kettle Rivers located right on either side of Westbridge, up the Christian Valley 64 km (40 miles) at Copperkettle Lake—requires a 3 km (2 mile) hike—and Conkle Lake about 16 km (10 miles) away from Highway 33, just north of Westbridge on a steep rough forest service road.


    The area offers much more than fishing and is very well known for:

    • Hunting
    • Hiking
    • ATVing
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Skiing - Mount Baldy is only a short drive away
    • Wildlife observing - moose, bear, deer, elk, waterfowl, wolf, marmet, mink, jack rabbits to name a few
    • From golf to gold panning it’s not far away!!

    Hunting
    Between the rugged Okanagan Highlands on the west and the snow-capped Monashees to the east, the Boundary Forest District is a patchwork of forests and clearcuts. It is rumpled like an unmade bed and stitched with roads that cut one into the other, headers joining headers and eventually turning into mains that follow ravines down out of the pine crested high country into the irrigated lowlands.


    This is deer country where mule deer thrive in the lush second growth, often alongside pockets of whitetails. Travel the lumber roads in the cool of morning or in that magic hour at day’s end and you’ll see them picking their way along the edges of the clearcuts or bouncing across the road ahead of the vehicle. Or, if you just want to see deer, spend some time in the farmlands along the Crowsnest Highway where they gather by the dozens to graze in the fields, often coming right into the towns to help themselves to garden greens and manicured shrubs. Most are mule deer does with their fawns and the odd yearling buck still tagging along by force of habit, but here and there along the river bottoms are bands of whitetails as well.


    That same mix of mulies and whitetails prevails in the back country away from the paved roads, the towns and the farmlands. In some places Crown land starts barely 10 kilometres in, other places you might have to travel twice that to reach huntable area. Boundary Creek Road, which starts at the Crowsnest just east of Greenwood, is one of the primary access points, providing access to a vast network of forestry roads from Wallace Creek all the way north to the Terraced Peak and Gable Mountain areas. The Christian Valley Road which follows the Kettle River Valley north from Westbridge also provides access to this high country by way of Lost Horse and Thone Creeks. Christian Valley tends to have more hunting pressure during October when any mule deer carrying antler and any whitetail-antlered or antlerless is fair game (check the regulations to verify since this is subject to change). In September as well as November, mule deer must carry four points on at least one side, not counting brow tines, and only whitetail bucks are legal.

    Boundaries

    Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    49°12'3.44"N and 118°57'42.89"W

    Services

    • Septic
    • Phone
    • Power
    • Water (licence on creek)
    • Internet
    • Irrigation Wells - 60 gallons per minute

    Improvements

    • Main house - 2,200 ft2 with main floor and basement
    • Four separate barns, three steel bead pins and automatic feeders
    • Covered hay storage or calving area

    Tax Details

    $1,149.07 (2019)

    Zoning

    None.

    Legal

    LOT 1 DISTRICT LOT 730S SIMILKAMEEN DIVISION YALE DISTRICT PLAN EPP61787


    PID 029-932-564

    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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