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    114 Acre Off-Grid Riverfront Farm in the Heart of Elk Country - Chetwynd, BC

    Peace River & Northeastern BC Listing No. 21154

    Secluded masterpiece nestled along the banks of the Sukunka River only 20 mins from Chetwynd. 80+ acres of productive hay fields, imposing mountains and virgin forests this property abounds with wildlife. A once in a lifetime property for an avid sportsman.


    Price
    $949,000

    Size
    114 acres ~ 2 titles

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    Description

    Offering rural seclusion and urban convenience. This property will make you feel as if you are the only residents within 100 miles while offering the convenience of a booming town. Located 20 minutes south of Chetwynd, BC, this property offers over a mile of river frontage on the mighty Sukunka River.

    The property is accessed via private driveway, which winds through dense forest and lush hay fields while paralleling the crisp blue waters of the Sukunka River. Look for geese, deer and bears while you navigate the well-maintained road to the meticulous homestead. The homestead is trenched to ensure water from the surrounding fields are diverted away from the home. In the main yard is the perfect firepit location adjacent to the Sukunka River and surrounded with sights and sounds of the Northern Rockies.

    Upon reaching the homestead, the functional layout and natural beauty become very apparent. The homestead blends into the landscape with river views set amongst a backdrop of dense forest and imposing peaks. You feel as if you’re the only people residing in the entire Sukunka River Valley. The layout is both functional and aesthetically pleasing with covered storage, a woodshed, a dog run, 32’ x 42’ wired shop and the 1,520 ft2 Arctic package de-registered manufactured home. There is a private boat launch on the property with a deep pool where you can launch your Jet Boat into the Sukunka River. There is also a large fenced garden area.

    There is ample parking for RVs trailers and boats. If you need to keep equipment covered, the well-built lean-to storage building is ideal. The enclosed shop has a poured concrete floor and is well insulated. A second-floor mezzanine provides additional storage for equipment and personal items. The shop is heated via wood stove and houses the infrastructure for the solar panel system.

    Electricity is supplied via state-of-the-art solar panel system. There are 24 solar panels (anchored into the ground) each producing 240 Watts. Tied to the solar panels are 24 batteries, 2 inverters and 2 charge controllers. There is a 24 kW Yanmar generator (inside the shop), which automatically turns on as needed. The generator is vented outside of the shop. The system is also wired for an emergency backup generator if needed. All wiring to the house and outbuildings is trenched underground adding to the property’s aesthetic appeal.

    The home is a de-registered manufactured home with a large outdoor living space. The partially covered deck is 16’ x 60’ and is the perfect location to host BBQ parties during the long summer days.

    The de-registered manufactured home is the Artic Package with extra insulation and draft proof windows. The home is very open and cozy providing economic heating and a comforting atmosphere. There is an open concept kitchen with ample counter space with cupboard storage throughout. The open concept allows you to prep meals while entertaining friends and family in the living room.

    Bright windows, throughout the home, provide panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. You can watch the deer, elk and moose travel back and forth while enjoying your morning coffee. There are three bedrooms including the master with en-suite. The en suite features a luxurious Jacuzzi tub. There is an additional 4-piece bathroom to service children and guests.

    Ultimately, this property is the perfect amalgamation of country living and urban convenience. Live the pioneer lifestyle with the convenience of the city only 20 minutes away. This is the perfect oasis for the discerning sportsmen.

    Location

    9929 Sukunka Forest Service Road - Chetwynd, BC

    Access

    From Chetwynd, head south on the 29 Highway for approximately 23 km until the intersection with the Sukunka Forest Service Road. Head SW on the Sukunka FSR for approximately 5 km at which point the driveway entrance will be on the westside 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 town of Chetwynd is a transportation and service hub for the oil and gas industry. The town is home to numerous hotel/motels providing the bulk of the accommodation for regional economic activity. There is infinite business opportunity to service this diverse work force. Trades, transportation and equipment operating dominate the workforce providing a high-income source of clientele for all local businesses.

    The primary employers within Chetwynd include the forest industries—West Fraser/Bio-Energy Plant, Canadian Forest Products and Chetwynd Mechanical Pulp. All three facilities provide stable, year-round employment for the residents of Chetwynd and present commercial servicing opportunities.

    Situated along Highway 97 and serving as the gateway to the Peace River Region, Chetwynd is an essential hub for travelers commuting from British Columbia’s lower interior to the major cities of Dawson Creek and Fort St John.

    There is a general airport within Chetwynd that may service local aviation needs. A commercial airport exists in the nearby towns of Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.

    There are numerous large-scale oil and gas construction projects occurring in the immediate vicinity of Chetwynd. The Jackfish Lake Expansion Project most recently provided excellent employment and economic opportunity for trade workers and oil and gas service companies stationed in Chetwynd.

    Ultimately, Chetwynd is a town on the rise where economic and recreational activity abound.

    Dawson Creek, located kilometres away, is the primary auction location for ranchers in the Peace River Region. There is the Vold, Jones and Vold Auction Company (VJV Auction Company), in Dawson which provides an easily accessible market for ranchers and their products. There is also Patterson’s Auction Mart, which provides an additional option for regional ranchers.

    Recreation

    The recreation is endless across the wider region with thousands of square kilometres of Crown land. The following list of recreational pursuits is not exhaustive:

    Hunting

    The property resides in Management Unit 7-32 and offers general tags for mule deer, whitetail deer, elk, moose, bear, wolves and a variety of game bird species. The hunting around this property is truly exceptional and the season lengths are long and generous. The property borders onto Crown land increasing the available hunting territory in the immediate vicinity of the property.

    Fishing

    There are excellent fishing opportunities in the area surrounding the property including on Moberly Lake. There are numerous river systems in the immediate region including the Pine River, Murray River and the Peace River. These rivers are excellent for jet boating into remote fishing locations.

    Equestrian

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

    Hiking

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

    History

    The town of Chetwynd was once known as Little Prairie. However, with the expansion of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway through the town in 1957, the town’s name was changed to Chetwynd in honor of the Minister of Railroads, Ralph Chetwynd.

    The town was connected to the Southern Interior of British Columbia for vehicular passengers in 1952 when the John Hart Highway from Prince George to Dawson Creek was completed. The construction of the railway and highway through Chetwynd solidified the town as a major transportation hub and jumping off point for Northern British Columbia.

    Canfor and West Fraser Timber Products purchased sawmills in town in 1964 and 1971 respectively. These two companies rapidly became the town’s largest employers and continue to provide ongoing economic growth for the municipality. Forestry and timber refinement continue to be a major source of economic activity for the region along with oil/gas and ranching.

    Map Reference

    55°28'7.06"N and 121°38'35.89"W

    Investment Features

    80-acre hay field producing 130 bales per annum (1,600 lbs. bales)

    Services

    • Septic system with field
    • Dug well (approx. 26 ft)
    • State-of-the-art solar panel system (24 solar panels at 240 kW/panel, 24 batteries, 2 inverters, 2 charge controllers and 24 kW Yanmar generator with back-up wiring)
    • Propane and electric heating

    Improvements

    • 1,500 ft2 de-registered manufactured home
    • 32’ x 42’ wired/insulated shop
    • 16’ x 60’ partially covered deck

    Tax Details

    $1,873 (2021)

    Zoning

    A2

    Legal

    DL 2570 Peace River District
    PID 011-487-291

    DL 2443 Peace River District
    PID 011-608-455

    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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