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    Appealing A-Frame Home/Cabin with 156 ft of Lake Frontage on Francois Lake

    Bulkley Nechako Listing No. 21033

    Cozy family home/cabin offering 1,460 ft2, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, bright windows and plenty of outdoor living space. The home is very cheerful with stunning views of Francois Lake from nearly every room. Property has a private beach area with 156 ft of lake frontage.


    Price
    $289,900

    Size
    0.47 of an acre

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    Description

    Serene lakefront property with cozy A-frame home/cabin. Located on the north shore of Francois Lake this property offers 156 ft of lake frontage and a 1,460 ft2 home. The home was built in 2002 and offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The bedrooms are all good size, including a very large master tucked away on the second floor.

    Nearly each room in the residence provides stunning views of the lake. The kitchen opens onto a large dining/living room with south facing windows basking the main floor in a warm glow. The kitchen is open and spacious with new appliances, ample counter and cabinet space and a large window overlooking the lake. The living room is warmed by a cozy pellet stove, which is WETT certified. This pellet stove heats the home with electric baseboard heaters used as a back-up.

    Off of the living room is a south facing sundeck perfect for entertaining during the long summer days. Stairs lead from the lower deck to a second sundeck off of the upper level. These sundecks increase your living space in the summer. A second set of stairs takes you down to the lake where you can moor your boat during the summer. There are two decks/swim platforms built on the beach below, which are perfect for sunbathing, or fishing for rainbow trout.

    Throughout the remainder of the yard there are several storage sheds, ample parking and manicured landscaping. Tall aspen trees create shade and provide good habitat for the numerous songbirds that frequent the property in the spring and summer. The yard is very private and functional.

    This is an ideal family home or cabin getaway for a family in northern British Columbia.

    Location

    1417 Francois Lake Road - Fraser Lake, BC

    Travel Times
    • Prince George 2 hours
    • Vanderhoof 1 hour
    • Fraser Lake 10 minutes
    • Burns Lake 45 minutes

    Access

    From the town center of Fraser Lake, head west on Highway 16 for 2 miles until it intersects with Francois Lake Road. Turn to head west on Francois Lake Road for approximately 9 miles at which point, the property will be on the south side of the road.

    Area Data

    Francois Lake is about 30 km (19 mi) south of Burns Lake and 10 km (6.2 mi) west of Fraser Lake. The lake is 110 km (68 mi) long, making it the second longest natural lake entirely within British Columbia after Babine Lake. The Nadina River is the inflow of the lake at the west and Stellako River is the outflow of the lake. The lake is popularly fished for its rainbow trout and char.

    Fort Fraser is an unincorporated community of about 500 people, situated near the base of Fraser Mountain close to the village municipality of Fraser Lake and the Nechako River. Originally established in 1806 as a North West Company fur trading post by the explorer Simon Fraser, it is one of present-day British Columbia's oldest permanent European-founded settlements. The area around the community is also recorded as the site of the first land in British Columbia cultivated by non-First Nations people.

    Fraser Lake is a village in northern British Columbia. It is located on the southwest side of Fraser Lake between Burns Lake and Vanderhoof, alongside the Yellowhead Highway. The attractive lakeside community of Fraser Lake lies alongside the Yellowhead Highway, west of the city of Prince George. The pioneer roots of the area's history date back to the fur trade, with the establishment in 1806 of a fur-trading post by Simon Fraser, at Fort Fraser near the east end of Fraser Lake.

    Prince George, with a population of 74,003, is the largest city in northern British Columbia and is the "Northern Capital" of BC. It is the most major municipality near the property. Situated at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers, and the crossroads of Highway 16 and Highway 97, the city is the service and supply hub for one of the fastest-growing regions in Canada and plays an important role in the province's economy and culture.

    Prince George is the dominant economic center of the region. Public sector and education based jobs dominate the municipality’s economy. Presently the Northern Health Authority, stationed in Prince George, possess a $450 million budget and have invested $100 million into local infrastructure. UNBC, the College of New Caledonia and School District #57 adds a further $750 million into the local economy.

    The city’s economy was once dominated by the lumber sector; however, the Fraser-Fort George Regional District has experienced extensive closures of the region’s lumber mills. This has been attributed to the movement towards “super mills,” a loss of supply caused by the prevalence of the Mountain Pine Beetle and US tariffs on lumber exports. It is predicted that mining exploration and development will soon supersede the lumber industry, as the dominant industry in Prince George and the surrounding areas. Additionally, Initiatives Prince George estimates that the Nechako Basin contains 5,000,000 barrels of oil, which could help diversify the region’s economy further through the commencement of petroleum harvesting operations.

    Presently, the city of Prince George has a number of private enterprises and facilities operating in and contributing to its local economy. These facilities include:

    • Two chemical plants
    • An oil refinery
    • Brewery
    • Dairy
    • Machine shops
    • Aluminum boat construction
    • Value added forestry
    • Specialty equipment manufacturing

    Prince George has a large regional airport offering daily flights to major destinations.

    Vegetation

    The property and surrounding region is perfect for the growth of thick coniferous forests with interspersed pockets of aspen and poplar groves. In valley bottoms with rivers, creeks and ponds, willows are the dominant species of vegetation.

    The region east of the property (Vanderhoof region) offers excellent climatic conditions for hay production on the flat fertile benches lining the region’s major river valleys.

    Recreation

    Francois Lake is famous for its recreational opportunities. There are countless outdoor opportunities and excursions for your family to enjoy. Some of the more prominent activities include:

    • Boating sports
    • Fishing in the summer
    • Ice fishing in the winter
    • Snowmobiling
    • Hunting
    • Snow Shoeing
    • Cross-country skiing
    • Golfing, there is a golf course 5 minutes away
    • Skating
    • Bonfires
    • Canoeing
    • Kayaking

    History

    Because of its shape, the lake was called Nidabun, meaning "lip lake." The French-Canadians mistook Nidaa for nedo, which meant "whiteman," and named it Lac des Francais (meaning Lake of the French). The name Francais later was altered to Francois.

    Map Reference

    54° 0'20.92"N and 125° 3'59.32"W

    Investment Features

    • 1,460 ft2 home
    • Storage sheds
    • Swim platforms on beach
    • Mooring buoy attached to concrete block

    Services

    • Electricity—Pellet stove and baseboard heaters
    • Sewer—septic
    • Water—pumped from lake

    Tax Details

    $1,581 (2020)

    Zoning

    R-4

    Legal

    Lot 23 DL 2566 Range 5 Coast District Plan 8675
    PID 007-028-547

    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.