This marvelous farmstead offers 35 flat & fertile acres ideal for hay production & sits nestled against the mighty Fraser River. Known locally as the Ruby Creek lands, this is a historic piece of land with 3 titles & a fully renovated 1,324 ft2 home. 25 acres in agricultural production.
A truly special property located in the District of Kent and only a short commute from the towns of Agassiz and Hope, BC. This 35-acre parcel is flat, fertile and ready to farm. Presently, there are approximately 25 acres in production growing grass/hay. With a little investment, the production acreage could be increased with the clearing of recently claimed accreted land.
From a location standpoint, the property could not be more scenic. Surrounding the property to the north and west are impressive mountain peaks blanketed in thick timber. The Ruby-Lougheed Forest Service Road frames the northern boundary of the property and provides an owner with easy vehicle access into these wild mountains. There are thousands of kilometres of stunning wilderness to explore right from your doorstep. To the east of the property is the mighty Fraser River. This giant waterbody slowly rolls past the property adding to the mystique.
Half of the property, with the two residences, is located on the west side of the Lougheed Highway. There is approximately 9.5 acres of production land associated with this portion of the property. The entrance to the main yard is gated and there is a long and straight gravel access road, which extends through the property to its northwest boundary. This roadway is perfect for equipment and vehicle access. The farmland abuts next to Crown land and adjacent to this Crown land is a large pond. This pond is fed by year-round creeks/waterfalls from the mountains beyond and attracts a large array of waterfowl and wildlife.
The eastern portion of the farm is accessed across CP Rail tracks. There is an agreement in place with CP Rail to ensure access is not an issue. This is very good farmland with approximately 16 acres of production land on this side of the highway. The opportunity to expand the production acreage is there by clearing the recently claimed accreted lands. There is also a wood lot associated with one of the parcels perfect for acquiring wood to heat the home or wood-working purposes. This portion of the farm is bordered by the Fraser River and offers approximately 1,700 ft of scenic river frontage. Few places in the Fraser Valley offer such stunning river access against a bucolic farm setting.
The 1,324 ft2 main residence was constructed in 1976, but has been completely renovated and is essentially a new home. The exterior is wonderfully designed with large windows and warm, inviting feel. The wrap-around deck provides panoramic views of the hay fields and mountain range beyond. This is the perfect location to enjoy your morning coffee, or entertain guests during the warm summer evenings.
Entering the home there is a vestibule where jackets and footwear may be stored to prevent tracking dirt and mud into the home. From the vestibule you enter into an open concept kitchen/dining area/living room. All three spaces are highly functional and the open layout is perfect for simultaneously cooking and entertaining. The kitchen offers all amenities and is framed by a gorgeous granite counter-top. A glass-front woodstove adorns the living room and casts a warm glow on the rooms occupants while they sit and relax. The large windows bathe the living area in natural sunlight creating a cheerful atmosphere.
Moving out from the main living area the home is completed with a large bathroom, two bedrooms, a laundry and a utility room. The backside of the house provides an exit onto the aforementioned deck area. Upstairs is a large and bright loft space with six dormer windows. This loft space is perfect for storage, or for use as an office, study or children’s playroom. Ultimately, this is an ideal home to raise a happy and healthy family.
This property is extremely private and peaceful. With no immediate neighbours, the property feels remote and secluded despite its convenient location in close proximity to several municipalities.
This property is located in the District of Kent near Ruby Creek, BC.
From downtown Agassiz, BC proceed easterly on the Lougheed Highway (7) for approximately 17 kilometres at which point, the main drive way will be on the left hand side of the road.
From Hope, BC head north out of town crossing over the Fraser River on the Highway 1 bridge. Exit off of Highway 1 onto the Lougheed Highway (7) heading west. Proceed on the Lougheed Highway for approximately 13 kilometres at which point the main entrance for the property will be on the right hand side.
The District of Kent is a district municipality located approximately 116 kilometres east of Vancouver, BC. It forms a part of the Fraser Valley Regional District, and consists of several communities including Agassiz, Harrison Mills, Kilby, Mount Woodside, Kent Prairie, Sea Bird Island and Ruby Creek.
Kent's only incorporated municipal neighbours are Chilliwack, to the south across the Fraser, and Harrison Hot Springs which is an enclave on the north side of the municipality at the south end of Harrison Lake. Chehalis, to the west across the Harrison River from Harrison Mills, is unincorporated and largely an Indian reserve community of the Chehalis First Nation of the Sts'Ailes people.
Kent's economy has traditionally relied on agriculture. However, it has diversified in recent years by ways of tourism and recreation. Nearby Harrison Hot Springs is a big tourist draw for the area, and many adventurers take advantage of the lakes and rivers in and around Kent.
There is excellent recreational opportunity both on the property and in the surrounding area. Some of the activities include:
The Fraser River provides excellent access for fishing for both salmon and white sturgeon. There is also numerous lakes and smaller tributaries a short commute from the property opening up the opportunity for additional fishing adventures.
The intricate logging road network in behind the property creates enormous potential to explore British Columbia’s wild back country via off-road vehicles.
These trail networks can also be enjoyed by foot for those looking for quiet solitude.
The property is perfectly suited to board horses with plenty of space and feed. You can enjoy riding the horses on the property or on the adjacent Crown lands.
The close proximity of Hope, Agassiz and Chilliwack mean that you can venture into town at anytime to catch a movie, sit down at a restaurant, watch a Junior hockey game and much more.
Kent's growth was initiated by the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush. Among the first European settlers to settle in Kent in the 1860s include T.B. Hicks and the Agassiz family. Shortly after, the first commercial activity in the area took place between the local First Nations people and the Hudson's Bay Company fur traders. Rapid commercial growth followed as boats started to routinely stop in the area en route to the Fraser Canyon.
The construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway around 1881 introduced more development along areas in Kent near the Fraser River and Harrison River. In 1895, the District of Kent was incorporated, taking the name of the English county of Kent. Shortly after the incorporation the Canadian Pacific Railway opened, bringing along more commercial activity to the area.
While the traditional economic merchandise in the area are agriculture-related, there has been a diversification since the 1900s. Roads started to be built between 1901 and 1940, becoming one of the major sources of employment. A bridge crossing at the Harrison River opened in 1926, creating the first-ever road connection to the west of Kent. This connection is often credited for making Agassiz a market-friendly agricultural centre.
In 1948, the Fraser River Flood struck and wiped out Kent's hop industry. However, this disaster unexpectedly benefited Kent as corn became the new primary agricultural product of the region, leading to Agassiz's claim as the "Corn Capital of BC," this claim is still used today.
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As an added bonus, the adjacent 37.5 acre parcel is also available for sale. This property is zoned MR (Resource Management) and offers unrivaled recreational opportunity. The property comes with creeks, waterfalls, ponds and tonnes of wildlife. Please see Listing 20066 for more details.
Lot A Section 31 Township 4 Range 27 west of the 6th Meridian Yale Division Yale District Plan EPP86746
part of Section 32 Township 4 Range 27 west of the 6th Meridian New Westminster District of a certain surveyed Island situated in Sections 31 & 32 of said Township as shown on Plan of Survey of same signed at Ottawa, on July 31st, 1902 by Edouard Deville, Surveyor General
part of the NE1/4 of Section 31 Township 4 Range 27 west of the 6th Meridian New Westminster District of a certain surveyed Island situated in Sections 31 & 32 of said Township as shown on Plan of Survey of same signed at Ottawa, on July 31st, 1902 by Edouard Deville, Surveyor General except Firstly: the right of way of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company as described in Crown Grant 22416F & Secondly: part on Highway Plan 23058
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