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    Riverfront Starter Ranch or Hobby Farm with Timber - Quesnel, BC

    Cariboo Chilcotin Listing No. 21155

    140 riverfront acres in warm micro-climate. Significant timber value. 2,296 ft2 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with a view of the Fraser River. Detached garage/shop. Set up for horses, round pen/riding arena, loafing shed and tack shed. Riverfront campsite. 20 mins south of Quesnel.


    Price
    $925,000

    Size
    140 acres

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    Description

    Located 20 minutes south of Quesnel in the Kersley area sits 140 picturesque riverfront acres. The 140 acre property is divided into 3 distinct benches each with excellent southwest exposure. The main house, outbuildings and a 13-acre hayfield are located on the upper bench, the middle bench has approximately 25 acres of pasture land. The lower level of the property is approximately 40 acres of riverfront and is a mixture of pasture land, hay field, and large mature trees.

    The property is less than 2 km off Highway 97 with good level access maintained year-round by the highways department right to the property gate. The long private driveway leads to the home site where a modest but well-maintained 2,296 ft2 three bedroom, three bath home on two levels with a walkout basement. Additional home features include a sundeck (12 x 40 ft) overlooking Fraser River, double glazed enviro windows, and generally extremely well insulated. The home is perched near the edge of the upper level of the property with a commanding view of the Fraser River and farmlands below. Additional clearing of some of the trees in front of the home could improve upon this already stunning view. Additional buildings include a large detached garage/shop with covered lean-to to storage on the side and rear of the building. This property is fenced and cross fenced with nice white panel fencing adding character to the yard. The property is well set up for horses or other livestock with round pen/riding arena, loafing shed and tack shed for horses. Near the home you'll find a fenced garden, garden shed and fire pit for enjoying those classic Cariboo evenings with friends.

    The area where this property is located along the banks of the Fraser River is well known as a micro-climate which produces strong hay growth, especially on the lowest level of the property. A truly picturesque property and a haven for wildlife with mule deer, elk, bears all frequenting the area. The property sits on a migratory bird path. In the fall the sky is alive with the sounds of Sand Hill Cranes and geese as they make their annual migration.

    Undoubtedly one of the best-selling features is the Fraser River frontage. The frontage is level and usable with several gravel bars and beach areas to enjoy recreationally. The sellers have set up a campsite along the banks of the river that takes in the views up and down the river. With some minor brush clearing it would be possible to tow your RVs right down to the campsite and have your own personal riverfront RV spot for you and your friends. You could also tow your boat down to the river and launch it right from your own property, and make a trip via the river up to Quesnel. The seller indicated there is a long flat section in the hayfield suitable to develop as an airstrip for your plane.

    If that's not enough how about the mature timber which has excellent merchantable value and is literally cash in the bank for the new owner of the property, especially with today's skyrocketing timber prices. Although no current timber cruise is available, anyone savvy about timber will see the value by simply walking through the forested sections of the property. With mindful logging you could put some cash in the bank and offset a significant portion of the purchase price while maintaining the aesthetic appeal of the property.

    5 minutes to community of Kersley which has an elementary school, natural ice hockey arena, fire hall, store, gas station and restaurant. This property presents you the perfect opportunity for you to spread your wings and enjoy the extra breathing room that you've been thinking about in one of BCs warmest microclimates.

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

    Location

    2568 Hold Road - Kersley, BC

    Access

    See mapping section.

    Area Data

    Kersley is a rural community south of Quesnel, with nearby communities including Alexandria, Mcleese Lake, and Soda Creek. Enjoy a walk in Kersley through Sisters Creek Park, a recreational walking/equestrian trail that follows the Fraser River. The community of Kersley has a cold weather ice arena, public park, tennis courts, baseball diamond, and volunteer fire department. With mild summers and cold winters, Kersley is an ideal place to visit year-round for outdoor enthusiasts looking to hike or bike, and enjoy winter activities.

    Recreation

    Fishing, paddling, hiking, camping, hunting, cycling, horseback riding, and enjoy the famous Billy Barker Days.

    History

    The name derives from Jules Maurice Quesnel, who accompanied Simon Fraser on his journey to the Pacific Ocean. Quesnel came to be called Quesnellemouth to distinguish itself from Quesnel Forks, 60 miles upriver. In 1870 it had been shortened to Quesnelle and by 1900 it was spelled the way it is now. Quesnel is located along the gold mining trail known as the Cariboo Wagon Road and was the commercial centre of the Cariboo Gold Rush. It also marks one end of the Alexander MacKenzie Heritage Trail. Because of its location on the Fraser River it was also an important landing for sternwheelers during 1862 until 1886 and then from 1909 until 1921. The last sternwheeler on the upper Fraser was Quesnel’s own namesake craft, and home town product, the Quesnel.

    Boundaries

    See mapping section (all boundaries are approximate).

    Map Reference

    52°47'46.21"N and 122°27'11.94"W

    Services

    • Power
    • Drilled well
    • Septic
    • Telephone
    • Internet
    • Cell service

    Improvements

    • 2,296 ft2 three bedroom, three bath home on two levels with a walkout basement
    • Large detached garage/shop with covered lean-to to storage
    • Round pen/riding arena
    • Loafing shed
    • Tack shed for horses
    • Fencing and cross fencing

    Tax Details

    $1,596.07 (2021)

    Zoning

    Resource/Agricultural (R/A)

    Legal

    THE NORTH 1/2 OF DISTRICT LOT 4521 CARIBOO DISTRICT
    PID 015-308-502

    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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