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    Hatch A Bird Farm - Powell River, BC - Sunshine Coast

    Sunshine Coast & Howe Sound Listing No. 21190

    Well established organic farm on 24.4 acres within the ALR with city services. Includes a 5 bedroom main home, 2 bedroom home for farm hand, 2.5 acres of market garden, a market store, 6 green houses, pasture for livestock, 2 barns and numerous other outbuildings.


    Price
    $1,599,000

    Size
    24.4 acres

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    Description

    Hatch A Bird Farm is known as one of the best local organic farms in the Powell River area. It is well-established and has been in operation for over 30 years in quiet, family friendly Wildwood.

    The onsite market store has a steady stream of customers, and Hatch A Bird produce can also be purchased at the local butcher shop in town. The current operations are run by a husband-and-wife team with two seasonal employees, and it provides a decent income for someone willing to work the business.

    If you are looking for a hobby farm, rural estate or equestrian property, this offering is perfectly set up for it.

    The beautiful and fertile 24.4 acres are within the ALR with the bonus of being on city services. It includes 2.5 acres of market garden and 6 large greenhouses on a half acre. There are two large pastures and currently on-site there are cows, goats, chickens (layers and broilers) and hogs.

    For the family there is a spacious 2 storey, 2,549 ft2, 5 bedroom, 3 bath home featuring a bright country kitchen, a large master bedroom and en-suite with walk-in shower, a nice quiet outdoor patio, and a detached 2 bedroom home for a farm hand too!

    Outbuildings include 2 large barns, chicken house, hatchery, and a large shop with a market store. The large shop was recently constructed, and the market store includes walk in fridges and all that is needed to run the operations.

    There is also the potential for an additional 7 acres to be leased from the city of Powell River. Asking price does not include equipment, inventory and livestock, but they are available to purchase. Call to book your appointment to view today!

    Location

    Located in the Wildwood community of Powell River.

    Access

    Contact Listing Agent.

    Area Data

    With a population of 20,000, this friendly seaside town offers 'big city' amenities and luxury services without the 'big city' parking and traffic hassles. A full-service hospital, medical, dental, chiropractic, physiotherapy and massage therapy clinics, health and beauty spas, a newly renovated recreation complex, full banking facilities, marine services, outdoor guides and outfitters, plus a wide range of retail outlets, art galleries, gift shops and fine dining are all within easy access.

    The Upper Sunshine Coast, from Saltery Bay to Desolation Sound, boasts approximately 1,900 hours of sunshine annually. Summer temperatures vary from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius (70 - 90 degrees Fahrenheit) while winter temperatures are mild.

    Recreation

    Boating

    Protected by Vancouver Island to the west, the Strait of Georgia is a boater’s gateway to the most dramatic coastal scenery in the world. Due to the mild temperatures and warm pacific currents of the Strait of Georgia, boating is a year-round activity on the Sunshine Coast. Discover Savary Island, laced with long white sand beaches, and the gorgeous deserted bays of Hernando, Redonda and Cortes Island in the calm, warm waters of Desolation Sound.

    Protected waters make the Upper Sunshine Coast a prime destination for ocean kayaking and canoeing. Popular spots include Jervis Inlet, Chatterbox Falls, Hardy, Nelson, Savary and Cortes Island, the Copeland Islands Marine Park and the numerous islets and quiet bays of Desolation Sound. Eco-tours, kayak and canoe rentals for day trips, as well as fully outfitted, guided expeditions, can be booked locally.

    Enjoy fresh water easy road access to the many lakes and rivers. The area boasts more than 50 lakes surrounded by thousands of hectares of pristine coastal forests. Inland Lake is known for its level, 14 km trail which can accommodate wheelchairs and strollers. You may prefer a day of paddling the calm, clear waters of a peaceful lake, or you can take on the challenge of a 57 km (35 mile) canoe route which includes 8 lakes and 5 portages. Dinner is fresh and never far away, as the region’s lakes teem with trout and, at certain times of the year, steelhead salmon!

    Golf Year-Round

    For those who love to golf year-round, the Sunshine Coast is the place to be. The 18 hole, par 72 Myrtle Point Golf Course and Clubhouse is located in the foothills of the Coast Mountains. This Les Furber designed course offers four sets of tees for all levels of ability. A fully stocked pro-shop, driving range, putting green and Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association membership ensure a first class golfing experience. Golf cart rentals are available, plus shower-equipped locker rooms. After the game, enjoy a meal at the Orca Bar and Grill.

    Fish and Seafood

    The Sunshine Coast is truly a fishing mecca. Whether you are reeling in a salmon or jigging for cod, fly fishing for cutthroat, rainbow trout and steelhead salmon or trolling for kokanee in one of the region’s spectacular lakes, you will not be disappointed!

    International Dive Destination

    Known internationally as the "Dive Capital of Canada," the Upper Sunshine Coast was rated by Rodales Dive Magazine as "The #1 Best Overall Dive Destination in the World" for 2006. A predator-free dive habitat, the coastal waters boast a visibility range of up to 30 metres (98 feet). Especially clear waters during the winter months make for excellent viewing of the area’s wolf eel and giant octopus. One of the area’s leading diving attractions is located in the waters in front of Saltery Bay Provincial Park. The Emerald Princess, a 2.5 metre (8 foot) bronze statue of a mermaid located below 18 metres (59 feet) of water attracts dive enthusiasts from around the world. Other dive sites include several wrecks, the Okeover Caves and numerous coastal boat dives which highlight the diverse and colorful underwater world of the BC coast.

    Hike, Bike and Climb

    The Sunshine Coast’s thousands of hectares of untouched forest and coastal mountains make for unbeatable mountain biking, hiking and rock climbing. Thousands of kilometers of off-road access and trail networks facilitate easy day trips to scenic view points, lakes, rivers, streams and surrounding mountains.

    The 170 km (106 miles) Sunshine Coast Trail accommodates everyone from day hikers to ultra-marathoners. Easy to get to with more than twenty access points along the way, hikers are rewarded with abundant wildlife, gorgeous lookout points and stunning westerly views of the Strait of Georgia and its emerald islands. The trail is extremely well maintained and hikers can take advantage of camping facilities and lodging located along the route.

    During the spring and summer months, take advantage of guided hikes or let the local hiking club introduce you to some of the region’s most popular wilderness trails. Maps and detailed information regarding hiking routes and activities are available 5 minutes away at the Powell River Visitor's Centre.

    There are numerous biking routes well suited to beginner, intermediate and advanced off-road riders. Once again, the Visitor’s Centre is the place to go for detailed maps and trail descriptions.

    Arts and Culture

    Named the Cultural Capital of Canada in 2004, Powell River is home to many artists, performers, musicians and writers. Every two years, choirs from around the world arrive in Powell River to participate in Choral Kathaumixw, a four day extravaganza of performances by youth and adult choirs. The Powell River Academy of Music, founded in 1990, has spawned no less than six local choirs, several of which perform and tour internationally. In addition to founding Kathaumixw, the Academy operates the Symphony and Opera Academy of the Pacific, two weeks of master classes and performances which offer aspiring professional musicians an opportunity to train with internationally renowned conductors and musicians.

    Festivals

    April through September cultural and outdoor events include Festival of Writers, Men’s and Ladies’ Malaspina Open Golf Tournaments, Algerine Passage Sailing Race, Choral Kathaumixw, Symphony and Opera Academy of the Pacific, Sunshine Music Festival at Palm Beach, Blackberry Festival, art studio and garden tours and the Fall Fair. During the month of August, Texada Island plays hosts to tourists who come to enjoy the Sandcastle Weekend and the annual jazz festival, Jazz on the Rocks.

    History

    Powell River Name

    Powell River was named after Dr. Israel Wood Powell, who was British Columbia's first Superintendent of Indian Affairs from 1872 to 1889. In 1881, Dr. Powell was travelling up the BC coast in a ship named the Rocket and when a short river draining a large lake was spotted on the coastline, it was decided that the sites would be named in his honour as Powell River and Powell Lake.

    Pulp and Paper Industry

    With the establishment of logging camps in the Powell River area in the 1880s, Powell River became a regular stop for the ships of the Union Steamship Company. The area's deep harbour and the energy potential that would be available from a dammed Powell River convinced three men from Minnesota, Dr. Dwight Brooks, Anson Brooks and M.J. Scanlon, to build the largest pulp and paper mill in Western Canada.

    In 1909, after purchasing the pulp lease owned by the Canadian Industrial Company and the water rights of Powell Lake from the Pacific Coast Power Company, Brooks and Scanlon incorporated The Powell River Company. By 1912, the Powell River Mill was built and in operation and by the mid-1960s, it was the highest producer of wood fibre pulp and paper newsprint in the world.

    The Powell River Company was merged into MacMillan Bloedel in 1960. Ownership then passed to Pacific Papers in 1998, which was again purchased by Norske Skog Canada in 2001, becoming Catalyst Paper in 2005. Paper Excellence Canada finalized the acquisition of Catalyst Paper on Mach 15, 2019.

    Heritage and City Designations

    In 1995, the original Powell River townsite area was designated by the Canadian federal government as a National Historic District. In 1995 Powell River was incorporated as a separate district municipality and received full city status in 2005.

    Map Reference

    49°53'45.20"N and 124°34'17.15"W

    Services

    Municipal services.

    Improvements

    • 2,549 ft2 main home
    • 768 ft2 additional accommodation
    • 3,640 ft2 shop
    • 2 barns with numerous outbuildings
    • 6 greenhouses
    • Chicken house and hatchery

      Tax Details

      $3,490 (2020)

      Zoning

      A2 Large Log Rural, Zoning Bylaw 2100
      Within Agricultural Land Reserve

      Additional zoning information can be found on the City of Powell River website.

      Legal

      Lot 1 District Lots 450 and 4170 Group1 New Westminster District Plan BCP46067
      PID 028-334-663

      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.