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    160 Acres of Serene Farmland and Wilderness with Two Full Homes and Tons of Wildlife - Beryl Prairie, BC

    Peace River & Northeastern BC Listing No. 20063

    160 acres of peaceful serenity. 2 full residences with the main home constructed in 1997, offering 1,856 ft2 of comfortable living space. 2nd home is perfect for derive rental income. Bonus hunting cabin as well. 70+ acres were cleared in the recent past & seeded with Alfalfa.


    Price
    $445,000

    Size
    160 acres

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    Description

    Lovely quarter section (160 acres) in the picturesque region of Beryl Prairie, BC. This property has a beautiful home constructed in 1997. The house has 4 bedrooms and offers 1,856 ft2 of comfortable living space. The home is rustic, yet modern with an open concept living room/kitchen perfect for entertaining. The cozy woodstove casts its warm glow on the home’s occupants on cold, snowy nights. All the bedrooms are spacious and there are two bathrooms each with its own shower. An attached garage permits covered parking during the winter months. There is a large covered porch perfect for enjoying your morning cup of coffee, or a glass of wine in the evening.

    Further extending the outdoor living area is a fabulous gazebo. The gazebo is another wonderful location to sit and enjoy the warm summer evenings.

    As an added bonus, the property has a second full residence which may be used to derive rental income or provide housing for family and guests. This is a very comfortable secondary home with all amenities. The walls are extremely well insulated, making the home easy to heat and affordable to heat.

    There is also a rustic cabin perfect for sleepouts, or for hunter accommodation.

    The property itself is rich with wildlife. Elk, moose and deer al reside on the property. Large herds of elk will come through when the snow pushes them from Butler Ridge.

    The property at one point had nearly 70 acres cleared and was in alfalfa production. Brush has reclaimed some of these cleared areas, but the land could easily be put back into production.

    There is an older/smaller barn on the property with corrals. A little investment would put this infrastructure back to its full utility. The property is perimeter fenced, although some work would have to be done on it at different sections.

    If you are simply looking for a hunting property, or an investment opportunity, then the sellers may be willing to lease back the main residence and care for the property in the new owner's absence.

    Location

    This property is in the Beryl Prairie Region of British Columbia. The closest town is Hudson’s Hope and the property sits in the Peace River Regional District (PRRD). Fort St John is the closest major city and airport.

    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 approximately 10 kilometres 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.

    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 nearby 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 Dam 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° 7'0.37"N and 122° 2'7.68"W

    Services

    • Electricity
    • Wood stove
    • Propane stove
    • Baseboard heaters
    • Drilled well
    • Septic

    Improvements

    • 1,856 ft2 residence (built in 1997)
    • Secondary residence
    • Hunters Cabin

    Tax Details

    $2,005 (2019)

    Zoning

    A2

    Legal

    SW1/4 DL 1233 Peace River District except Plan 18333
    PID 005-013-666

    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.