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    Spacious, Cozy, Log Home Nestled on 88.7 Acres of Bucolic Farmland - Chetwynd, BC

    Peace River & Northeastern BC Listing No. 20024

    Stunning log home full of grandeur & country charms on 88.7 acres of gently rolling farmland. 5 bedroom home, offers panoramic views, wrap-around deck & double detached garage with in-floor heating. 40+ acres of pasture/hay.


    Price
    $549,000

    Size
    88.7 acres

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    Description

    A rare opportunity to own one of the most beautiful homes and properties in the Chetwynd region. This iconic log home is both charming yet grand with stunning features and a functional design. As you approach the residence from the driveway, you are flanked by the double detached garage/shop to the south and large fenced pasture to the north. Besides the heated garage, there is ample space throughout the driveway to park vehicles and equipment to permit efficient access and egress. The driveway provides access to the wood shed, electrical shed and the hay shed as well. All buildings are structurally sound and offer complete utility.

    The property expands out northward in stunning lush pasture. There are approximately 40 acres of cleared pasture/hay land with quality fencing/cross fencing. Pockets of timber are interspersed throughout the fields to create wind breaks for the horses, as they gently mill about in winter months. There is a large thick stand of aspen in the northeast corner of the property. This provides excellent cover for the deer, moose and elk which frequent the property.

    A year-round creek meanders through the property serving as an excellent water source for the garden and the horses. In addition to the creek, there are three ponds throughout the property to provide for additional water needs.

    The shop/detached garage is in excellent condition and is the perfect location to store vehicles, equipment and tools. A large workspace permits you to tinker on equipment in comfort and out of the elements. In-floor radiant heating keeps the garage/shop warm year round.

    Residence

    The home is accessed via a grand, covered entrance way. There is a foyer area where boots and jackets can be removed comfortably, without congestion, and stored away. As you access the main level of the residence, you quickly become aware of the home’s focal point—the family room. The family room is enormous in size and yet projects a comforting and cozy atmosphere. The southern exposure permits sunshine to pour in causing the room to be warm and inviting. This is the perfect location to lounge about, or watch the big game. Off the family room is a 3-piece bathroom and an extremely functional laundry room. There is also access to the exterior wrap-around deck.

    Moving towards the kitchen, the open and inviting theme continues. The kitchen is shrouded in natural light and opens into an impressive dining area. There is ample counter space, a fridge, dishwasher, oven/stove and ample cabinet space. The openness of the kitchen permits an owner to entertain guests sitting at the kitchen table, as they cook special meals. There is another door exiting out to the wrap-around deck from the kitchen as well. This provides a direct route from the kitchen to the deck where you can enjoy your morning cup of coffee.

    In addition to the ample cabinet space found throughout the kitchen, an immense pantry was constructed off the dining area. Despite its enormous size, the pantry is neatly tucked away from view and your jaw will drop, as you walk into this immense storage space. The pantry will permit you to stock up on supplies and dry items for months in advance thus, reducing the frequency with which you need to travel into town.

    Travelling upstairs there is a long hallway flanked by bedrooms on either side. The three bedrooms on the south side of the hallway are all very spacious and private. There are sizable closets in each room. At the end of the hall way is a 2-piece bathroom for the upstairs occupants to utilize in the middle of the night. The master bedroom is accessed at the commencement of the hallway and is very impressive. A large north facing window provides marvellous views out over your own property. The master comes complete with a spacious 4-piece en-suite and an office space with built-in desk, which can be closed off from the main bedroom component.

    The basement is largely complete and sits on a 1,600 ft2 foot print. There is a large living area, where children can watch TV and play games away from the adults upstairs. There is numerous storage areas including a room to store firewood. The large wood stove in the basement (which heats the whole house) creates a comforting ambiance throughout the basement. There are several walls put up to create workout rooms and additional bedrooms as needed.

    The home’s exterior is completed by the 1,000 ft2 cedar deck with a built-in hot tub. This wrap around deck provides panoramic access to your entire property and is the ideal spot to entertain/BBQ during the long summer days. If you want to further extend your evenings during the summer months, enjoy a bonfire at the rustic fire pit immediately behind the house.

    Location

    This property is located under 10 kilometres east of the town of Chetwynd, BC

    Access

    From downtown Chetwynd, head east on Highway 97 for less than 10 km. The driveway will be on the north side of the highway. Approximate drive time is 11 minutes.

    Area Data

    The Peace River Region of British Columbia lays claim as the most robust and diverse economic region of the province outside of the Lower Mainland. The regional GDP has exceeded $6.6 billion over the last several years and employment opportunities abound.

    The region contains vast supplies of natural gas. It is estimated that Northeast British Columbia holds more than 2,933 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. This resource provides significant economic opportunity, as global companies invest in resource extraction and infrastructure to transport the region’s various petroleum products to market.

    The town of Chetwynd is a transportation and service hub for the oil and gas industry. The town is home to numerous hotel/motels providing the bulk of the accommodation for regional economic activity. There is infinite business opportunity to service this diverse work force. Trades, transportation and equipment operating dominate the workforce providing a high-income source of clientele for all local businesses.

    The primary employers within Chetwynd include the forest industries—West Fraser/Bio-Energy Plant, Canadian Forest Products and Chetwynd Mechanical Pulp. All three facilities provide stable, year-round employment for the residents of Chetwynd and present commercial servicing opportunities.

    Situated along Highway 97 and serving as the gateway to the Peace River Region, Chetwynd is an essential hub for travelers commuting from British Columbia’s lower interior to the major cities of Dawson Creek and Fort St John.

    There is a general airport within Chetwynd that may service local aviation needs. A commercial airport exists in the nearby towns of Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.

    There are numerous large scale oil and gas construction projects occurring in the immediate vicinity of Chetwynd. The Jackfish Lake Expansion Project most recently provided excellent employment and economic opportunity for trade workers and oil and gas service companies stationed in Chetwynd.

    Ultimately, Chetwynd is a town on the rise where economic and recreational activity abounds.

    Dawson Creek, located 100 kilometres away, is the primary auction location for ranchers in the Peace River Region. There is the Vold, Jones and Vold Auction Company (VJV Auction Company), in Dawson which provides an easily accessible market for this ranch and its product. There is also Patterson’s Auction Mart, which provides additional an additional option for regional ranchers.

    Recreation

    The outdoor recreation throughout the region is endless. Any recreational activity feasible on a large rural property may be undertaken immediately on the land. The following list of recreational pursuits is not exhaustive:

    Hunting

    The property resides in Management Unit 7-32 and offers general tags for mule deer, whitetail deer, elk, moose, bear, wolves and a variety of game bird species. The hunting surrounding and on the property is excellent.

    Fishing

    There is excellent fishing opportunity in the area surrounding the property. Whether you choose to enjoy day fishing on one of the area’s many lakes or in one of the region’s clean, cool rivers, you will be amazed by both the scenery and the fisheries quality.

    Equestrian

    With the numerous trails and wonderful scenery, there is endless opportunity to ride recreationally throughout the property and in the surrounding landscape.

    Hiking

    With the diversity/immensity of the property and surrounding wilderness, an individual could spend their entire life exploring the region by foot and discover new joys each time.

    Urban Recreation

    With Chetwynd located in such close proximity to the property, there are many options for dinner and entertainment. The large community rec center offers a skating rink, climbing wall, pool, gym facilities and more. Chetwynd is home to several pubs and restaurants.

    Dawson Creek is located just under 100 kilometres from the property and provides a wide array of entertainment including some very prominent concert events.

    History

    The town of Chetwynd was once known as Little Prairie. However, with the expansion of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway through the town in 1957, the town’s name was changed to Chetwynd in honor of the Minister of Railroads, Ralph Chetwynd.

    The town was connected to the Southern Interior of British Columbia for vehicular passengers in 1952 when the John Hart Highway from Prince George to Dawson Creek was completed. The construction of the railway and highway through Chetwynd solidified the town as a major transportation hub and jumping off point for Northern British Columbia.

    Canfor and West Fraser Timber Products purchased sawmills in town in 1964 and 1971 respectively. These two companies rapidly became the town’s largest employers and continue to provide ongoing economic growth for the municipality. Forestry and timber refinement continue to be a major source of economic activity for the region along with oil/gas and ranching.

    Map Reference

    55°41'13.47"N and 121°29'2.92"W

    Investment Features

    • Fridge, stove, dishwasher, washer/dryer, freezer
    • Lennox propane furnace
    • Culligan water system
    • WETT inspected wood stove
    • 40 acres pasture/hay
    • Fenced/cross-fenced
    • Fire pit
    • 1,000 ft2 wrap-around deck with built-in hot tub
    • 3 ponds
    • Year-round Creek

    Services

    • Electrical
    • Heat - wood stove and propane furnace
    • Septic lagoon

    Improvements

    • 2,890 ft2 home on a 1,600 ft2 basement
    • Detached double garage
    • Electrical shed
    • Hay shed
    • Wood shed
    • Garden shed
    • Tree house
    • 3 additional storage sheds

    Tax Details

    $1,860.92 (2019)

    Zoning

    A2

    Legal

    DL 913 Peace River District
    PID 004-270-886

    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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