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    Riverfront Starter Ranch with Gold Claims - Quesnel, BC

    Cariboo Chilcotin Listing No. 21001

    680 acres on the Cottonwood River. Warm micro climate. Located at the end of the road totally private. 10 separate titles. 113 acres hay land & 65 acres open pasture. Unfinished 3,071 ft2 home. Fenced & cross fenced. Includes Mineral Claims. 15 mins to Quesnel.


    Price
    $1,195,000

    Size
    680 acres

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    Description

    Located 15 minutes north of Quesnel sits 680 acres along the banks of the picturesque Cottonwood River. Totally private located at the end of the road this property makes the perfect starter ranch for large hobby farm. This property is comprised of 10 separate titles and the ranch is divided into two separate elevations, with a large upper bench with approximately 460 acres on the upper bench and 200 acres on the lower bench along the river. The 200 acres on the lower section of the property sit in a microclimate and benefit from early spring conditions and strong hay growth. The ranch has approximately 113 acres in cultivated hay production and an additional 65 acres of open pasture land. The views from the upper section of the property over the river towards the valley below is scenic to say the least.

    The property is fenced and cross fenced and has a Hi Hog cattle handling setup. The ranch currently has the capacity to support approximately 50 cow/calf pairs, but with the right management it’s possible this number could be increased slightly. One unique aspect of this large acreage is that the seller has gone to the trouble of acquiring the mineral rights to the property as well and has agreed to include them in the sale as part of the package. This area is well known for its gold deposits and areas along creeks and rivers are particularly desirable.

    The only significant building on this property is the main house, which is unfinished but livable. The home is a 3,071 ft2 two level residence with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and plumbed for a third full bathroom downstairs. The home has 1,536 ft2 per level (3,072 ft2 total) plus a 480 ft2 (10’ by 48’) covered deck, 10’6” ceiling height in lower-level. The lower level is completely unfinished and the exterior cladding of the home have yet to be completed. The home is serviced by a dug culvert style well and lagoon septic system. The heating for the home is provided with a combination of wood and electric. Generally the home site could use some cleanup and TLC.

    This ranch does back on to Crown land and has over 3 km of private river-frontage. The river is well known for its excellent trout fishing throughout the summer months. The current owners have enjoyed many lazy summer days with kids tubing down the river.

    This just might be the spot for you to start your self-sufficient lifestyle. Don't wait to call the listing REALTOR® for more information or to book a time to go by for a look.

    Location

    195 Rau Road - Quesnel, BC

    Access

    23 kilometres (18 minutes) from Downtown Quesnel.

    Head north on Kinchant St toward McNaughton Ave. Turn left onto Bowron Ave. Turn right onto BC-97 N. Turn left onto Quesnel-Hixon Rd. Turn left onto Rau Rd. Turn right to stay on Rau Rd.

    Area Data

    The City of Quesnel has a population of approximately 10,007 (2011 Census) people. In addition to serving this population, Quesnel also serves as a trading centre for the surrounding area serving a total population of approximately 23,000 people. City status was obtained in 1979. Quesnel has several health clinics and a hospital. The farm is also only an hour from Prince George which is a much larger service centre with a university, college, larger hospital and cancer clinic, and has additional air service to Vancouver and Calgary.

    Quesnel is a trading centre located in the central interior of British Columbia. The City of Williams Lake is located 75 miles to the south. The City of Prince George is located 75 miles to the north. The primary economic base is forestry related. There are two pulp mills, a plywood manufacturing plant, and several large lumber mills located in Quesnel. Subsidiary industries include farming, ranching, mining and tourism.

    Highway 97 provides the main transportation route through Quesnel. Rail service by C.P. Railway and air service by Central Mountain Air also provide a transportation link to the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. The City of Quesnel provides the majority of amenities found in major centres. Recreation facilities include two ice arenas, a curling rink, tennis courts, a modern multi-use recreational facility and two golf courses.

    The properties are located approximately 12 miles north of the downtown area of the City of Quesnel, approximately 4 miles west (by road) from Highway 97. This is a rural location with scattered development. There is a mixture of rural residential properties on small acreages as well as larger acreage properties used for residential and agricultural purposes.

    Ten Mile Lake is an attractive recreational lake located two miles to the south of the ranch location. Clouston Road dead ends at the property, although there is an undeveloped road dedication through the properties to the north.

    Quesnel is served by the Quesnel Airport, with several commercial flights daily to and from Vancouver, BC. The city is a regular stop on Greyhound Canada's schedules between Kamloops and Prince George and also has a local transit system provided by BC Transit.

    Recreation

    Quesnel is the beautiful central playground of the North Cariboo. You will enjoy a perfect combination of rural charm and quiet city sophistication. Quesnel is rich in history and is a quaint, comfortable community that welcomes young and old alike. The gateway to the North Cariboo offers unlimited recreational opportunities. Enjoy world class fly-fishing and canoeing in an unspoiled environment. Go downhill or cross-country skiing, golfing, horseback riding, snow shoeing, river rafting, hiking or biking and much more.

    History

    The name is derived from Jules Maurice Quesnel, who accompanied Simon Fraser on his journey to the Pacific Ocean. Quesnel came to be called 'Quesnellemouth' to distinguish it from 'Quesnel Forks,' 97 kilometres (60 mi) up river. 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 from 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. Quesnel was incorporated in 1928.

    Boundaries

    Please see the mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    53° 8'17.61"N and 122°34'25.51"W

    Investment Features

    Mineral Claims

    The seller has gone to the trouble of acquiring the mineral rights to the property as well and has agreed to include them in the sale as part of the package. This area is well known for its gold deposits and areas along creeks and rivers are particularly desirable.

    Services

    • Power
    • Telephone
    • Shallow well (dug culvert style)
    • Lagoon system
    • Internet

    Improvements

    The only significant building on this property is the main house, which is unfinished but livable. The home is a 3,071 ft2 two level residence with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and plumbed for a third full bathroom downstairs. The home has 1,536 ft2 per level (3,072 ft2 total) plus a 480 ft2 (10’ by 48’) covered deck, 10’6” ceiling height in lower-level. The lower level is completely unfinished and the exterior cladding of the home have yet to be completed. The home is serviced by a dug culvert style well and lagoon septic system. The heating for the home is provided with a combination of wood and electric. Generally the home site could use some cleanup and TLC.

    Property is fenced and cross-fenced.

    Tax Details

    $1,707.48 (2020)

    Zoning

    RA

    Legal

    THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH EAST 1/4 OF DISTRICT LOT 5067 CARIBOO DISTRICT
    PID 006-014-844

    THE SOUTH WEST 1/4 OF DISTRICT LOT 5074 CARIBOO DISTRICT
    PID 006-014-895

    NORTH EAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTH EAST 1/4 OF DISTRICT LOT 5073 CARIBOO DISTRICT
    PID 011-853-492

    SOUTH WEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTH EAST 1/4 OF DISTRICT LOT 5073 CARIBOO DISTRICT
    PID 011-853-514

    THE NORTH WEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTH EAST 1/4 OF DISTRICT LOT 5073 CARIBOO DISTRICT
    PID 011-853-581

    SOUTH EAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTH EAST 1/4 OF DISTRICT LOT 5073 CARIBOO DISTRICT
    PID 011-853-638

    THE FRACTIONAL SOUTH WEST 1/4 OF DISTRICT LOT 5073 CARIBOO DISTRICT
    PID 011-853-697

    THE FRACTIONAL NORTH 1/2 OF DISTRICT LOT 5073 CARIBOO DISTRICT
    PID 011-853-794

    THE FRACTIONAL NORTH 1/2 OF THE FRACTIONAL NORTH 1/2 OF DISTRICT LOT 5066 CARIBOO DISTRICT
    PID 011-853-875

    THE FRACTIONAL SOUTH 1/2 OF THE FRACTIONAL NORTH 1/2 OF DISTRICT LOT 5066 CARIBOO DISTRICT
    PID 011-853-948

    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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