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    Cozy and Quaint Three Bedroom Cabin with Stunning Views Out Over Francois Lake - Burns Lake, BC

    Bulkley Nechako Listing No. 22046

    Welcome to your summer getaway, or possibly your forever home. This quaint & cozy residence sits perched up on a hill near to the banks of Francois Lake. Home is roughly 1,100 ft2 & less than 100 ft from the lake shore. The perfect location for a serene remote getaway.


    Price
    Reduced $220,000

    Size
    0.67 of an acre

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    Description

    We are happy to present the quaint and cozy offering at 50036 Colleymount Road. Perched up near to the shores of the beautiful Francois Lake, this parcel is the perfect destination for those needing an escape from the bright city lights, and endless hum of city life.

    The residence was constructed in 1975 and was built to be a low maintenance getaway, with ample storage space, and a sizable living room with views out over the lake. The sun-soaked west facing home offers 3 bedrooms, 1 four-piece washroom and a wrap around patio that is perfect for entertaining, or simply sitting back and relaxing in the summer sun. Over the years, improvements have been made to the house including new siding and new windows in 2017, as well as resurfaced the deck in 2016.

    Contained within the yard, over and above incredible views at every turn, are essential outbuildings and storage areas to ensure a neat and tidy lawn. The workshop/wood shed offers space to tinker on toys or make repairs on household items. Within the shop are numerous tools and bits of equipment that the seller is willing to leave for a new owner. A list of items is available upon request. In addition, there is a lovely greenhouse that could easily be expanded, as well as older sheds that offer dry storage or perhaps a place to raise house chickens. The opportunities are endless.

    The home has been tended to with love and care for many years, but now it is time for the sellers to move on and allow a new owner to create forever memories on a truly unforgettable property.

    Location

    50036 Colleymount Road - Burns Lake BC

    Notable Drive Times
    • Burns Lake: 1 hour 10 minutes
    • Vanderhoof: 2 hours 30 minutes
    • Prince George: 3 hours 50 minutes
    • Fort St. John: 8 hours 46 minutes
    • Kamloops: 9 hours 30 minutes
    • Vancouver: 12 hours 50 minutes

    Access

    From Burns Lake travel south on Highway 35 until you reach Colleymount Road. Turn right onto Colleymount Road and head west for 54 km, approximately 55 minutes. The property will be on your right.

    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

    Air transport options are bountiful, with the Smithers airport being only 1 hour 45 minutes from your doorstep, and Prince George Airport and Terrace Kitimat Airport being a 4 hour and 4.5 hour commute respectively.

    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 - Francois Lake is famous for its large trout, char and burbot (ling) fishing
    • Ice fishing in the winter
    • Snowmobiling
    • Hunting
    • Snow Shoeing
    • Cross-country skiing
    • Golfing, the closest course is a 1.25 hour drive at the east end of Houston
    • Skating
    • Bonfires
    • Canoeing
    • Kayaking

    Map Reference

    53°59'0.76"N and 126°26'34.66"W

    Services

    • Hydro
    • Water
    • Sewage

    Improvements

    • 1,052± ft2 square foot residence
    • Workshop and woodshed
    • Storage outbuildings
    • Outhouse
    • Greenhouse

    Tax Details

    $712.85

    Zoning

    Waterfront Residential (R3)

    Legal

    LOT 3 DISTRICT LOT 699 TANGE 4 COAST DISTRICT PLAN 4785
    PID 011-036-133

    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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