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    First-Class Okanagan Farm - Kelowna, BC

    Okanagan Listing No. 22115

    Former 10-acre poultry farm. 3,200 ft2 home with views, pool & in-law suite, new engineered building/barn, reno’d older barn, ag. fields & 10 acres approved for Poultry & Direct Garden Market. Geothermal heating, 3 septic systems, 600 A 3-phase power. 3 water sources.


    Price
    Reduced $3,850,000

    Size
    10 acres

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    Description

    Located only 10 minutes from downtown Kelowna, this 10-acre farm is located in one of the most highly sought after agricultural areas in in the Central Okanagan. Originally set up as a poultry farm, this acreage has multiple layers of value with an executive home, new engineered building/barn, renovated older barn, agricultural fields, and 10 acres currently approved for Poultry and/or Direct Garden Market.

    With private gated access the modern executive home has a main floor living space of over 3,200 square feet and features an updated kitchen, beautiful master suite with spectacular views of the valley, 2 additional bedrooms and den. The living and family room areas are separated by a two-sided glass fireplace and enjoys expansive views of the backyard pool, valley and airport from the floor to ceiling windows. Built perched on the hillside well off the Rittich road and away from other buildings on the property, the home has exceptional privacy. This view must be seen to be appreciated, you are going to love the warm Okanagan evenings around the fire pit with outstanding views especially of the city at night with all Kelowna’s lights illuminating the skyline. The lower level is approximately 1,480 square feet and features an in-law suite with walkout access to the family-sized 18’ x 32’ swimming pool. Geothermal heating installed by Geo-tilly in 2015.

    In the last several years the owners have built the new engineered 72' x 104' building/barn with 12’ ceilings and renovated the older 50' x 110' barn with 12-14 foot ceilings with caretaker suite, installed the new well, upgraded to 3-phase power, excavated/leveled lower area of the property, extensively gravelled driveways and developed approximately 5 acres of fields for planting. Currently the seller has 1.25 acres of Music hardneck Canadian/Italian garlic and two 40' rows of green table grapes.

    The best-selling feature this property is the diverse number of potential uses. Perfect location for a poultry operation or ideal for a Market Garden—being closely situated (2-5 minute radius) to Kangaroo Creek Farm, Winery, and the beautiful Mill Creek Regional Park. Potential to plant 5 acres of grapes utilizing the top section of the property which has perfect southwest exposure. Develop into a boutique winery, or team up with a local winery with several in the area. If you are current cherry producer looking to expand who needs storage and power needed for large scale refrigeration, this might be the property for you.

    This property has excellent servicing with multiple water sources including Kelowna municipal, GEID irrigation for fields and a new well with 30+ gallons per minute. Upgraded electrical includes 600 A 3 phase power to the bottom buildings and 400 A single-phase to the house. Septic servicing included three septic systems, two at the house and one at the shop. The pool is heated with an economical heat pump and has a liner that was replaced within the last five years.

    Located in the highly desirable Ellison neighborhood, farm properties such as this in close proximity to a major urban centres such as Kelowna do not come up for sale often. This property offers multiple layers of value and is ready for your ideas.

    Contact the listing REALTOR® today for more information or to book a time to go by for a look.

    Location

    5631 Rittich Rd - Kelowna, BC

    Access

    From Vancouver

    Take Highway 1 East to Hope. Follow either Highway 5 or Highway 3 to Kelowna. Via Highway 5, the Coquihalla Highway connects to Highway 97C— the Okanagan Connector—and then on to Highway 97 North to Kelowna. (395 km)

    From Northern BC

    Via Highway 97 South & the Coquihalla Connector, travel south on Highway 97 to Kamloops; then take Highway 5 south to Merrit and connect at Highway 97C—the Coquihalla Connector—to Kelowna.

    Area Data

    Nestled amongst a glorious range of mountains, Kelowna is a sanctuary filled with pristine lakes, pine forests, abundant gardens, orchards and vineyards, sandy beaches and superb amenities. Beautiful Okanagan Lake stretches from north to south for approximately 135 km. The lake along this corridor is known as the Okanagan Valley and sustains several diverse communities. The valley's warm dry weather, thirty golf courses, innumerable wineries and over one-hundred kilometres of beautiful lakes make this region BC's summer playground.

    The Okanagan Valley is a semi-arid climate, boasting long warm summers with an average of 304 days of sunlight per year, and short mild winters. The city of Kelowna is the largest community and is located midway through the valley. It has a metro population of over 220,000 and is the transportation, business and service hub of the valley.

    Relatively undiscovered, Kelowna is never too crowded despite playing host to visitors the world over. The Kelowna International Airport, one of the busiest airports in Canada, easily connects to major North American cities. With daily flights, it’s just a 60-minute flight from Calgary or Vancouver.

    Kelowna has over 102 designated regional parks and trails, amongst miles of beautiful sandy beaches which provide wonderful opportunities for boating, swimming, water-skiing, windsurfing and fishing. It is a golfer’s paradise for nine months of the year with 19 courses in Kelowa and over 30 in the Okanagan region.

    In cooler months, two ski resorts within a short drive from the city (Big White Ski Resort and SilverStar Mountain Resort) offer a wide selection of amenities beyond the major attractions of skiing or snowboarding, making it a winter travel destination for people across North America and the entire world. Big White Ski Resort is the closest to Kelowna and is considered by residents to be the local mountain.

    Also known as Wine Country, there are over 40 wineries within a 20-minute drive where you’ll find plenty of terroir to savour. The area has five unique Wine Trails, Kelowna's Southeast Bench, Lake Country's Scenic Sip, Westside Wine Trail, Lakeshore Wine Route and Downtown Grapes & Grains. The Spring, Summer and Fall Wine Festivals offer hundreds of activities focused on winemaking, tasting and touring.

    Orchards and vineyards thrive within a 10-minute drive from the downtown core and provide seasonal delights year-round. Pluck ripe cherries or juicy peaches from trees, or spend a delightful day sampling the award-winning wares of our internationally acclaimed wineries.

    Kelowna’s growing Cultural District features a concentration of galleries, museums, theatres, a casino, artists’ studios, fine dining, unique shops and a vibrant cultural life all year long. Prospera Place, a 6,000-seat multi-purpose facility that’s home to the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League, attracts major entertainers, events, and is also located in the heart of the city.

    Vegetation

    The Okanagan Valley is part of British Columbia's Interior Plateau and is characterized by a string of lakes created by glaciation. This is ideal for vegetation dominated by ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, and bluebunch wheat grass. At higher elevations the forest is more closed, and Western Larch, Western Red Cedar and Lodgepole Pine are found more frequently.

    Recreation

    Lake Life

    The Okanagan is BC’s arguably best known summer vacation destination. Whether swimming or soaking up the copious hours of sunshine, Okanagan Lake is known for its beaches with over 30 to choose from. Water lovers enjoy a medley of activities such as stand-up paddle boarding, wake boarding, peddle-boat, charter boating, sailing, tubing, wind surfing, water skiing and scuba diving. Okanagan Lake water temperature in July averages 19-23°C (69-71°F).

    Biking

    With 300+ km of bike lanes and over 60 km of separated pathways, Kelowna has the most extensive bicycle network in Canada for a city its size.

    Bird Watching

    While many birders visiting the Okanagan may want to extend their journeys into the South Okanagan for the numerous specialty birds that reach the northern edge of their ranges there, the Central Okanagan Valley offers some of the best shorebirding, gull-watching and urban birding experiences in BC.

    Golf

    Kelowna is one of Canada's premier golf destinations. Here you will discover a golfer's paradise with 15 courses to choose from. There are also another 15 golf courses within 20 miles of Kelowna. Tower Ranch Golf and Country Club is rated #1 top golf courses in Kelowna.

    Hiking/ Trail Running

    The hundreds of trails and parks range in level from easy to difficult and can be enjoyed year-round.

    Myra Canyon Trestles

    This highly-scenic portion of the Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) runs along a steep-walled canyon. Originally built by hand at the turn of the last century, this impressive landmark is highlighted by 2 tunnels and 18 trestle bridges that are too spectacular for words. This is a very popular area for birding, mountain biking, and road biking.

    Rock Climbing and Bouldering

    There are hundreds of climbs in the Kelowna area ranging from under 5.0 to over 5.12 (YDS).

    Wine Tasting/Vineyard Tours

    With over 40 wineries be pleasantly surprised as you travel through vineyards, orchards, and farms just minutes from this modern, lakeside city.

    Winter Sports

    There are two main ski resorts and mountains nearby for the winter sport enthusiasts.

    SilverStar Mountain Resort is home to 132 runs and 12 gladed areas serviced by 10 lifts. Located high above British Columbia's Okanagan Valley and less than an hour's drive north from Kelowna's International Airport, it has been voted as the Best Ski Resort in the Okanagan for five consecutive years. Summer activities include gondola rides and eduro biking at Silverstar Mountain.

    Big White Ski Resort is located 56 km (35 mi) southeast of Kelowna in the Southern Interior of British Columbia. Located on Big White Mountain, the highest summit in the Okanagan Highland, an upland area between the Monashee Mountains and the Okanagan Valley.

    Other winter activities include:

    • Skiing and snowboarding
    • Cross-country skiing
    • Ice skating
    • Winter tubing
    • Snowshoeing and tours

    History

    The local people called out, “Kim-ach-touch”, meaning Brown Bear. Over time, this became Kelowna, meaning Grizzly Bear, which was easier to pronounce.

    Kelowna is also synonymous with wine in the province. BC's first vines were planted in Kelowna in 1859 by Father Pandosy. Also home to the province's oldest continually operating winery is the Calona Vineyard which was established in 1932.

    Boundaries

    Please see mapping section (all boundaries are approximate).

    Map Reference

    49°57'48.65"N and 119°21'36.76"W

    Services

    This property has excellent servicing with multiple water sources including Kelowna municipal, GEID irrigation for fields and a new well with 30+ gallons per minute. Upgraded electrical includes 600 A 3-phase power to the bottom buildings and 400 A single-phase to the house. Septic servicing included three septic systems, two at the house and one at the shop.

    Improvements

    Modern executive home has a main floor living space of over 3,200 square feet and features an updated kitchen, beautiful master suite with spectacular views of the valley, 2 additional bedrooms and den. The living and family room areas are separated by a two-sided glass fireplace and enjoys expansive views of the backyard pool, valley and airport from the floor to ceiling windows. Built perched on the hillside well off the Rittich road and away from other buildings on the property the home has exceptional privacy. This view must be seen to be appreciated, you are going to love the warm Okanagan evenings around the fire pit with outstanding views especially of the city at night with all Kelowna’s lights illuminating the skyline. The lower level is approximately 1,480 square feet and features an in-law suite with walkout access to the family-sized 18’ x 32’ swimming pool. Geothermal heating installed by Geo-tilly in 2015.

    In the last several years the owners have built the new engineered 72' x 104' building/barn with 12’ ceilings.

    Renovated older 50' x 110' barn with 12-14 foot ceilings with caretaker suite.

    Tax Details

    $3,418.23 (2021)

    Zoning

    A1

    Legal

    LOT 59 DISTRICT LOT 1 OSOYOOS DIVISION YALE DISTRICT PLAN 475
    PID 011-950-200

    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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