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    Shuswap Lake View Acreage with Subdivision Potential - Scotch Creek, BC

    Shuswap Listing No. 21188

    Court Ordered sale. 48.91 acres with amazing lake views. Nice southern exposure. Zoning allows subdivision into 7 one-hectare lots (2.5 acres). Total privacy. Modern 3,000 ft2 two-level home with walkout basement. Power, septic, well and propane gas. Close to shopping and boat launch.


    Price
    $1,249,000

    Size
    48.91 acres

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    Description

    Located in the heart of the Shuswap in beautiful Scotch Creek sits 48.91 acres with panoramic views over Shuswap Lake. Located on the north side of the lake with sunny southern exposure. Significant subdivision potential. This property is zoned CR - Country Residential which based on the size of the property would allow subdivision into 7 one-hectare lots (2.5 acres). Off a quiet country road is a long driveway that leads down to the home providing complete privacy.

    The home is a modern 3,000 ft2 two-level home with walkout basement. The residence is well finished, in-floor radiant heat, propane fireplace, laminate flooring and a spacious deck on the lakeside of the home. Each floor has a first-class lake view. Excellent level access off Leopold Road. The property is serviced with power, septic, well water and propane gas.

    The lot slopes from back to front but there are a couple flat benched areas perfect for building or adding additional buildings such as a detached garage, shop etc. A community park is a stone's throw away at the bottom of the hill, shopping and public boat launch are only a couple minute drive from the property. Court Ordered sale!

    Location

    Scotch Creek is located in BC’s Thompson Okanagan region on the northern shore of Shuswap Lake 28 km (17 mi) east of Chase via Highway 1. Take the Squilax Bridge off Highway 1 between Chase and Sorrento and follow the Squilax-Anglemont Highway along the lake.

    Access

    Please refer to the mapping section.

    Area Data

    The small town of Scotch Creek is located on the north shore of Shuswap Lake on a scenic route that encompasses the communities of Lee Creek, Scotch Creek, Celista, Magna Bay, Anglemont, St. Ives and Seymour Arm. Shuswap Lake Provincial Park lies on the old delta of Scotch Creek and is a popular tourist destination with a long sandy beach, a large grass recreation area, a boat launch and a self-guiding nature trail. Best of all, the park includes Copper Island—which has its own hiking trail. Water skiing, kayaking and swimming are popular on the lake or you can take in a round of golf at a professionally designed golf course and hike one the nearby trails. Snowmobiling in the winter is a popular pastime.

    Recreation

    Shuswap Lake

    The lake is the centre of all things to do in this area. It has about 100 km (62 mi) of shoreline to explore so offers an abundance of activities. For those who enjoy nature and wildlife, kayak into some of the small bays and enjoy the birds that flock to this area or go scuba diving and check out the world under water. Swim from the beaches, dive from a houseboat moored in the middle of the lake, or go paddleboarding. Take a boat cruise and explore the lake or rent a skidoo, speed boat or pontoon.

    River Rafting

    Both the Adams River and Shuswap River converge into Shuswap Lake and both provide excellent rafting opportunities for every age and ability. The Adams River is mostly famous for its world-renown Sockeye Salmon Run but in the summer, if you like whitewater rafting, take a fun one-hour plus trip through the Adams River Gorge and include a dip in the clear, warm waters while you're at it. If a more relaxing rafting experience is more your style, the mid-section of the Lower Shuswap River offers lots of choices.

    Fishing

    Shuswap Lake and the Adams and Shuswap Rivers offer many opportunities for some excellent fishing. The lake is particularly noted for rainbow trout, char, sockeye salmon, burbot, bull trout, lake trout and whitefish. In October the most spectacular Sockeye Salmon Run happens annually on the Adams River within the Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park, with a dominant run every four years known as the "Salute to the Sockeye" with celebrations coordinated by the Adams River Salmon Society. People travel here from all over the world to experience the event.

    Wineries

    There are several wineries in the North Shuswap area all offering excellent varieties with Celista Estate Winery currently being the only one on the northern side of Shuswap Lake. Many offer award winning wines and some are open year-round. This is the most northerly part of British Columbia that vineyards flourish.

    Hiking and Biking Trails

    There are several trails of varying lengths and difficulties in both Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park and Shuswap Lake Provincial Park for walking, hiking and cycling. Copper Island which is part of Shuswap Lake Provincial Park has a 2.8 km (1.7 mi) trail with views and is accessible by boat. There is also the Magna Bay-Celista Loop that is approximately 18 km (11 mi) round trip but is an easy hike. Some trails in the area are available for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter although may not be maintained.

    History

    Human history in the North Shuswap began thousands of years ago with the indigenous cultures. Before 1800, the lake supported over 2,000 natives.

    In 1895, the first white settlers left Minnesota and traveled by CPR to Notch Hill. The Henry Bischoff family wheel-barrowed their belongings to Trappers Landing (now Sorrento) and then crossed the lake to Scotch Creek where they settled at what is now Captain’s Village Marina.

    An insurgence of settlers followed. Many came from the mining town of Phoenix in southern BC, thanks to Dave Garland. The women were often city girls unsuspecting of the hard life of a pioneer. The newcomers squatted on property that appealed to them and it wasn’t until 1913 and after that these homesteaders had legal right to their property.

    In early years, the only transportation was by water. Before 1914, Henry Bischoff used a rowboat and raft to transport people and supplies. Ferry service began in 1914 between Scotch Creek and Sorrento and continued until 1956.

    The roads in the region began as small trails between homesteads and to the lake for mail. As the population increased, these trails were widened and eventually a gravel road was completed between Scotch Creek and Anglemont. This road was paved in the late 1960s.

    When ferry service was curtailed, emphasis fell on improving the road between Scotch Creek and Squilax and a bridge was built in 1930 at Squilax. The settlers made their livelihood mainly from logging, fruit farming and trapping.

    The first post office was a log cabin built in Celista in 1908. The mail came by train to Notch Hill where it was sorted, then hauled down to the boat at Blind Bay, and taken to the north side of the lake.

    In 1910, a log schoolhouse was built in Celista. When the hydroelectric power lines stretched to North Shuswap in 1957, everyone happily tossed out their hissing gas lamps and coal oil lanterns.

    Even with all of the work inherent in a pioneering lifestyle, the local inhabitants still made time for fun. The schoolhouses doubled as community centers. Christmas concerts, dances and fall fairs were held and also funerals.

    Boundaries

    Please see mapping section (all boundaries are approximate).

    Map Reference

    50°55'15.50"N and 119°25'29.35"W

    Investment Features

    This property is zoned CR - Country Residential which based on the size of the property would allow subdivision into 7 one-hectare lots (2.5 acres).

    Services

    • Power
    • Well water
    • Propane
    • Cell service
    • Septic

    Improvements

    The home is a modern 3,000 ft2 two level home with walkout basement. The residence is well finished, in-floor radiant heat, propane fireplace, laminate flooring and a spacious deck on the lakeside of the home. Each floor has a first-class lake view. Excellent level access off Leopold Road. The property is serviced with power, septic, well water and propane gas.

    Tax Details

    $5,980.11 (2021)

    Zoning

    This property is zoned CR - Country Residential which based on the size of the property would allow subdivision into 7 one hectare lots (2.5 acres).

    Legal

    LOT 2 SECTION 35 TOWNSHIP 22 RANGE 11 WEST OF THE 6TH MERIDIAN KAMLOOPS DIVISION YALE DISTRICT PLAN 23121 EXCEPT PLANS 36347, KAP50703, KAP60695 AND KAP61887
    PID 001-622-404

    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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