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    Outdoorsman’s Paradise on 317 Acres of Beautiful Farmland - Beryl Prairie, BC

    Peace River & Northeastern BC Listing No. 19274

    Amazing opportunity to purchase a large and affordable piece of farmland with a newly renovated home in the stunning region of Beryl Prairie. 317 acres, 127 acres under cultivation, fencing, a creek dissecting the property. 1,224 ft2 home, presently rented.


    Price
    $529,000

    Size
    371.27 acres

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    Description

    Rare opportunity to amass a large recreational/farming property in the desirable region of Beryl Prairie. This property is turnkey and wonderfully set up to run a hobby farm, or to utilize as a recreational retreat. The property sits at the north end of Beryl Prairie Rd and is extremely private and quiet.

    The property possesses 317 cumulative acres. This is a mixture of cultivated farmland, pasture, timber and creek bottom. The property has 127 acres of productive farmland, which was recently disked and seeded. The property is perimeter fenced with some portions cross-fenced. The fencing is newer and in good condition. There is the opportunity to expand the production lands on the property if some of the timber were to be cleared.

    Lynx Creek dissects the property creating excellent habitat for wildlife and serving as an important wildlife corridor. The property is home to whitetail deer, mule deer, moose, elk, bears and more. This is one of the most desirable regions of the province for hunting and wildlife viewing.

    The property abuts next to Crown land at its northeast corner opening up exploration options to thousands of additional acres.

    Residence

    The residence was built in 1989, but its interior has been extensively renovated in 2018/19. The home offers 1,224 ft2 of cozy living space with large, bright windows throughout. There is a wraparound porch extending the home’s living space during the warm summer months.

    The home’s interior is warm and inviting. The kitchen has been completely redone with new stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher. The kitchen is very open and convenient with ample cabinet space for storing dishes and food. There is also an immense amount of counter space to assist with food prep. There is a dual basin sink and breakfast bar, where guests can sit and socialize while meals are being prepared and cooked. The kitchen is flooded with natural light from the bright widow beside the fridge. It is possible to look out and enjoy the wildlife and scenery, from this window, while you prep and cook meals.

    The kitchen backs onto the dining area and the living room. This is an open-concept space truly maximizing the square footage in all three areas. The open concept allows you to communicate with and entertain guests from the kitchen, as they sit and enjoy the home’s cozy living room.

    There are two spacious bedrooms each possessing a large built-in closet and bright windows. There is ample natural lighting in each bedroom.

    The bathroom is tiled and has a full shower, sink with vanity and toilet. The laundry room has a washer dry and plenty of space to sort, fold and dry laundry without congesting up the remainder of the home.

    The home has multiple sources of heat including a WETT certified woodstove, which casts its warm glow throughout the home. There is also a propane furnace and electric baseboard heaters for when the owner is away for extended periods.

    The home operates on a septic system and derives its water from a well.

    Location

    The property is located on the east side of Beryl Prairie Road approximately 18 kilometres northwest of Hudson’s Hope, as the crow flies.

    Access

    From Hudson’s Hope, head west on Canyon Drive until the intersection with Beryl Prairie Road. Turn to head north on Beryl Prairie Road for 18.2 km at which point, the driveway to the property will be on the east side (right) of the road.

    Area Data

    The Peace River region of British Columbia lays claim as the most robust and diverse economic region of the province outside of the Lower Mainland. The regional GDP has exceeded $6.6 billion over the last several years and employment opportunities abound.

    The region contains vast supplies of natural gas. It is estimated that northeast British Columbia holds more than 2,933 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. This resource provides significant economic opportunity, as global companies invest in resource extraction and infrastructure to transport the region’s various petroleum products to market.

    The region also possesses 40% of the cumulative provincial ALR lands in British Columbia. This makes the region a mecca when it comes to farming, ranching and outdoor recreational pursuits. Cattle ranching continues to dominate much of the Peace River region’s rural landscape with the area possessing over 60,000 head of cattle and accounting for over 22% of the provincial total. This is a testament to the quality grazing conditions throughout the region.

    The region’s annual average temperature rests between -2.9 to 2 degrees Celsius and the region receives approximately 330-570 mm of annual precipitation. The region possesses rich, fertile soil, as the landscape was forged as an alluvial flood plain of the Peace River. These conditions permit for the growing and harvesting of a wide array of crops. In fact, the Peace River region of British Columbia produces more wheat, barley and grass seed than any other region of the province.

    Recreation

    The recreation on the property and in the wider region is endless. Any recreational activity feasible on a large acreage may be undertaken on this property. The following list of recreational pursuits is not exhaustive:

    Hunting

    The property resides in Management Unit 7-35 and offers general tags for mule deer, whitetail deer, elk, moose, bear, wolves and a variety of game bird species. The hunting on the property is truly exceptional and the season lengths are long and generous. The property borders Crown land to the north east increasing the available hunting territory in the immediate vicinity of the property.

    Fishing

    There is excellent fishing opportunity in the area surrounding the property. The largest lake in BC is minutes from the home (Williston Lake). There are a huge number of smaller lakes and river systems throughout the wider region.

    Equestrian

    With the numerous trails and wonderful scenery, there is endless opportunity to ride recreationally throughout the property and on the adjacent Crown land.

    Hiking

    With the diversity/immensity of the property and its abundant beauty, an individual could spend their entire life exploring the ranch by foot and discover new joys each time.

    History

    In 1793 explorer Simon Fraser and a group of explorers travelled westward along the Peace River via canoe and were the first Europeans to enter the area. These explorers were followed by the Hudson’s Bay Company who established a fur trading post/fort directly across the Peace River canyon from the current town site of Hudson’s Hope.

    Although the exact origins of the name Hudson’s Hope are unknown, its first known recording was from 1868. In 1899 the fort was moved to the present-day location on the Northern bank of the Peace River.

    The area was largely explored by prospectors and survey crews in the early 20th century, as the area was opened to a mineral stake in 1908 and land grants in 1912. In 1942 the construction of the 97 Alaska Highway increased traffic to the region and helped spur the region’s coal mining industry.

    Rural and urban development was enhanced by the construction of the W.A.C. Bennett Damn and hydro station in 1962. To help finance and organize the construction of this infrastructure, the Hudson’s Hope Improvement District was incorporated along with the Municipality of Hudson’s Hope. A second dam was constructed in 1980 several kilometres down river from the original dam known as the Peace Canyon Dam.

    Map Reference

    56°10'2.65"N and 122° 4'48.67"W

    Investment Features

    The residence is currently being rented for $1,750/month. There is a demand for rental accommodation in the area.

    The Seller would be willing to rent back the farmland on the property if a new owner would like to use the property solely for recreational/residential purposes.

    Services

    • Electrical
    • Water - drilled well
    • Septic
    • Heat - woodstove, propane and electric

    Improvements

    1,224 ft2 home built in 1989, interior completely renovated in 2018/19.

    Tax Details

    $376 (2019)

    Zoning

    A2

    Legal

    District Lot 1252 Peace River District Except: the south 80 feet and Plan PGP35612
    PID 014-775-255

    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.