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    67.5 Acre Off-Grid Hobby Farm, with Farmhouse, Shop, Barn and Fencing - Quesnel, BC

    Cariboo Chilcotin Listing No. 21061

    67.5 acre hobby farm 25 minutes from historic Quesnel. 2,150 ft2 farm home with 4 bedrooms & 1 bath. The house operates off-grid allowing you to be 100% self-sufficient. Home and outbuildings function nearly year-round on solar alone. Produces 200+ square bales/year.


    Price
    $425,000

    Size
    67.5 acres

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    Description

    Amazing opportunity to live with 100% self-sufficiency on this fully setup off-grid hobby farm. The property offers 67.5 acres that are perimeter fenced with cross-fencing to permit for rotational grazing. The grass grows extremely well with over 200 square bales being harvested from a small portion of pasture on the property each year. Presently, the owners are raising cattle, horses and chickens on the property. The property is a mixture of forest, open pasture and marsh and is ideal for farming.

    For outbuildings there is the garage/shop with two overhead doors. This space provides ample storage for both vehicles and equipment. There are work benches and plenty of storage for tools. On the roof of the shop, facing south, is the large solar panel, which energizes the property. Immediately outside the shop and tucked out of the way is the newer diesel generator, which serves as a backup and a rapid means to charge the solar batteries. Only in the depths of winter do the owners need to run the generator for a few hours each day to help charge the batteries.

    Sharing the main yard is an additional storage building with an attached south-facing greenhouse. This is bonus space allows you to store smaller equipment items out of the elements. There is also a small barn perfectly set up for chickens and pigs. Outside the barn are the rail fenced corrals and squeeze. These come in handy for calving, branding and sorting stock. There is a bonus well near the barn, with electrical switch to the house that serves as a reliable year-round water source for livestock. There is a light above the well, which tells you if it is working without having to leave your home in the winter.

    The property is surrounded by Crown land with infinite opportunity to explore the surrounding countryside. The landscape is rich in wildlife with deer, moose and bears all found in abundance.

    The house itself is both cozy and functional with updates commencing around 2012 and continuing till today. A new roof was installed in 2016. The home has 4 bedrooms and 1 full bathroom. There is a large mudroom when you enter the home perfect for shedding muddy boots and keeping the home clean. The upstairs has an open concept living, dining and kitchen area with a warm wood stove and large bright south facing windows. Off the dining area is a covered deck with amazing views out over the farmyard.

    In the basement is another family room with the main wood stove for the house. There is also the laundry room with washing machine. Two of the bedrooms are located on the lower level with another large room, which has been partially finished. The sellers are in the process of converting this room into the master bedroom, but it is a blank canvas for a new owner. This room would make an excellent family/games room as well.

    The home offers 2,150 ft2 of cumulative living space and is the perfect home to raise a happy and healthy family.

    Location

    3698 Marshall Road - Quesnel, BC

    Area Data

    The Cariboo Region of British Columbia has a total approximate population of 127,900. Manufacturing, forestry, mining, oil and gas are the most prominent sources of employment through the region with manufacturing leading the way at 12% of total employment. The Government of British Columbia has predicted regional job growth at 0.4% per annum out to 2022 at which point regional job openings will reach 30,330.

    The town of Quesnel itself is located at the confluence of the Quesnel and Fraser Rivers. It is the commercial centre for some 23,000 residents and is serviced by diverse rail, road and air networks. The Quesnel Airport is directly north of town and services all domestic air travel needs.

    The Quesnel economy has traditionally been orientated around the timber industry. There are numerous mills, which currently operate in the region providing stable predictable employment. West Fraser Integrated Forest Company, one of the most prominent players in British Columbia’s timber industry, operates several corporate offices in Quesnel. Other prominent industries in Quesnel include agriculture, mining and service/support companies for northern resource development and extraction.

    Recreation

    The property is an outdoorsmen’s dream. With hunting and fishing opportunities mere footsteps from the front door of the property. The lush growing climate and ample space creates a garden enthusiast’s dream with excellent opportunity to grow and harvest a wide array of fruits and vegetables.

    The property is well situated for equestrian usage with fencing, corrals and large tracks of land suitable for riding. Thousands of square kilometres of Crown land, immediately adjacent to the property, provide infinite opportunity to explore the countryside. Some other recreational opportunities include:

    • Gardening
    • Hobby farming
    • Equestrian
    • Quadding
    • Dirt biking
    • Snowmobiling
    • Hunting
    • Fishing
    • Camping
    • Canoeing
    • Rafting
    • Hiking
    • Wildlife viewing

    History

    The town of Quesnel was named after Simon Fraser’s Clerk during his expeditions, Jules Maurice Quesnel. The town grew as a major supply and transportation hub for the gold town of Barkerville and its surrounding gold fields. Following the region’s gold rush, Quesnel continued to play a major role as a supply and transportation center for the exploration of Northern British Columbia.

    From 1921 to 1952 Quesnel was the Northern terminus of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway. This transportation network and the rich, productive forests surrounding Quesnel led to a boom in the regional lumber industry. In fact, by 1952, there were 180 sawmills and 5 planer mills all within a 30-mile radius of Quesnel. This number has declined over the years, with the consolidation of the mills under the ownership of some of the larger regional companies. The lumber industry has continued to be the primary economic driver for the region.

    As time passed, upgrades were made to the town of Quesnel including paved roads, electricity, a bridge spanning the Fraser River, which amalgamated West Quesnel with East Quesnel, a natural gas transmission line and the construction of the GR Baker Hospital. All these developments permitted the town of Quesnel to gain city status in 1979.

    Map Reference

    53° 8'27.22"N and 122°45'27.91"W

    Services

    • Electricity - solar panel and diesel generator
    • Septic tank with field
    • Two wells for domestic and livestock (on off switch in the house)
    • Heat provided via wood stoves and propane radiant heat

    Improvements

    • 2,150 ft2 home
    • 55’ x 30’ shop/garage
    • Barn with corrals and squeeze
    • 30’ x 12’ storage building
    • Perimeter and cross-fencing

    Tax Details

    1,363 (2020)

    Zoning

    RR-1

    Legal

    DL 12103 Cariboo District
    PID 004-418-425

    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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