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    Stunning Lakeshore with Luxury Log Home - Francois Lake

    Bulkley Nechako Listing No. 19167

    Situated at Francois Lake is a 116 acre estate with 720 feet of lakeshore. The log home encompasses a luxurious 4,245 ft2 of living space a stunning panoramic lake view and Colleymount. A charming cottage sits also on the lakeshore, for your guests.


    Price
    $1,390,000

    Size
    116 acres

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    Description

    Situated right on the lake side on a 116 acre (47 ha) estate with 720 feet (220 m) of lakeshore, the main property encompasses a luxurious 4,245 ft2 (380 m2) log house with a stunning panoramic view of Francois Lake and Colleymount. With its three floors, large bay windows and two large terraces overseeing the lake, a smaller more private terrace directly at lakeshore level and a top floor terrace near one of the master bedrooms, choosing the perfect spot to enjoy the view can be a bit of a challenge.

    A charming guest cottage next to the house, also situated directly on the lakeshore, has an equally breathtaking view that will make it difficult to make your guests leave.

    A bit further from the house, a large workshop connected to the electrical grid and with an oven for heating is comprised of two floors. The ground floor offers an ample working space and a large recreational/family room that also has a fitness area with a high-quality multi-gym, a bench press, an elliptical trainer, a treadmill and an indoor bike. The second floor is a large open space, its large bay windows offering great views of the lake and the property. With its two terraces, it’s the perfect space for a large suite, several guest rooms, or an artist’s atelier.

    Right behind the workshop, a large coach house has ample room for cars, boats and campers.

    Location

    23854 Mund Road - Burns Lake (South Francois)

    Access

    From the town of Burns Lake, head south on Highway 35 to Francois Lake. Take the Francois Lake Ferry (a free 15-minute ferry) to Southbank. Continue south on Highway 35. Turn west (right) onto Tatalrose Road in approximately 13 km. Turn right again in approximately 16 km onto Wilson Road. In 1.4 km turn one more right at Mund Road, the property is at the end of Mund Road in 800 metres.

    Area Data

    Services and Industry

    Burns Lake, population 2,800, serves the surrounding 8,000 residents of the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako. This town is a hub for the local logging, saw-milling, mining and tourist industries. It also serves as the main commercial centre for the surrounding area including Francois Lake, Colleymount, Grassy Plains, Rose Lake, Topley and Granisle. There are two large grocery stores, full auto services, numerous hotels and motels, pubs, many cafes and restaurants, a library, museum and a new hospital. There is a small airport close by. Burns Lake is also the location of the head offices of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako.

    Lakes District

    The Lakes District of Northern British Columbia encompasses 16 lakes including the 177-kilometre long Babine Lake. This is the longest natural lake in BC, situated due north of Burns Lake and Houston. Francois Lake is the second largest natural lake in BC at 110-kilometres long, situated just south of Burns Lake.

    Climate

    The average winter snowfall is approximately 190 cm. In June 1982 Burns Lake recorded 376.5 hours of sunshine. This is most sunshine ever recorded in British Columbia during the month of June. The warmest month is July with an average high of 21°C. The coldest month is January with an average low of -15.3° C.

    Transportation

    Major commercial airlines fly into Smithers Airport, which is 143 km west of Burns Lake, as well as Prince George Airport which is 237 km east of Burns Lake. Via Rail Canada also stops at Burns Lake and a free ferry operates frequently across Francois Lake.

    Education

    Burns Lake has three K-7 schools, one K-12, one 8-12 and the College of New Caledonia, a public adult learning facility.

    Vegetation

    The property’s vegetation has grass, fruit trees and ornamental gardens and vegetable gardens. The remainder of the property is well treed with mainly spruce and poplar.

    The surrounding areas, together with Francois Lake Park to the east and Uncha Mountain Park, protect a 47 km long corridor along the south shore of Francois Lake. North-facing Uncha Mountain is predominantly coniferous forest, while south-facing Red Hills is covered with meadows, deciduous and coniferous forest. The wide variety of ecosystems found in Uncha Mountain Red Hills Park provide habitat to high populations of a variety of small mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. Deer, moose and black bear are among the large mammals in the region.

    Recreation

    Summer

    Camping
    The Lakes District is a camper’s nirvana. Whether you are pitching a tent, travelling with all the comforts of home, or looking to sleep under the stars, you will find a wide range of camping options including many Forest Recreational Sites, Provincial Parks, free and commercial campgrounds. Close to Tatlarose, Ootsa and Takysie Lake have camping sites. Indian Bay Rec Site, Uncha Mountain Red Hills Provincial Park and Francois Lake Provincial Park are scenic within peaceful surroundings.

    Fishing
    The Lakes District is known for its 3,000 miles of fishing. There is no better place to sit back, relax and drop a line in the waters. Avid anglers can try their hand at catching cutthroat and rainbow trout, char, Kokanee, ling cod and salmon. Cast your line from the shore or launch your boat into one of the many lakes and reel in the fish. Francois Lake offers excellent rainbow trout and char fishing. Rainbow trout over 3 pounds and lake trout (char) to over 20 pounds are not uncommon. Nearby Ootsa and Takysie Lakes are rewarding options for fishing.

    Water Sports
    The extensive lakes and rivers in the area offer up an immense amount of options. There are also numerous boat launches with varying ease of launching. Waterskiing, wakeboarding, floating, exploring, paddling canoes and kayaks, paddle boards, wind surfing, river hikes and good old fashion swimming on the many varied lakes, are great options to enjoy the lakes.

    Hiking
    There are countless trails that weave their way through the Lakes District. Trails range from short walks, day hikes and overnight expeditions. They are vast and showcase breathtaking views of lakes and rivers, flower and fauna, meadows and mountains, and wildlife. Many trails can be completed within a few hours and are suitable for families. If you are looking for more ‘off the beaten track’ adventure, the area offers unlimited potential, including remote swimming areas with waterfalls and countless lakes.

    Mountain Biking
    Thrill seekers, need to be ready to meet your match. Just a few minutes from Burns Lake there is a world-class mountain biking trail system to explore. The Burns Lake Mountain Bike Park Trails have some of the best downhill trails in the world. Trails range from easy, intermediate, advanced and expert riding. More trails can be found on the Burns Lake Mountain Biking Association website.

    Rockhounding
    The Lakes District is a rich hunting ground for the rockhounder. There are sites within a few hours drive from Burns Lake, while others can be hiked to or are accessible by boat. From Francois Lake, Babine Lake and Ootsa Lake you can discover agates, different coloured jaspers, rhyolites and red carnelian agates. Opals can be found at the John Shelford Opal Beds at Eagle Creek Road on Highway 35 south of Burns Lake. The opals are buried deep in the rocks.

    Shooting and Archery
    The Tweedsmuir Park Rod & Gun Club is home to the second oldest 1,000-yard shoot in North America. There is indoor archery, pistol and small-bore facilities, 50 m, 100 m, 200 m, and 1,000 m outside ranges, and a trap range.

    Winter

    Cross-Country Skiing
    Omineca Ski Club has a long tradition of cross-country skiing and biathlon, claiming proudly to be the oldest ski club in BC and possibly Canada. There are many groomed trails ranging from easy to moderate degrees of difficulty. The trails are rated according to difficulty which is indicated on each trail. Watch for wildlife, as the trails pass through various ecosystems. Moose and deer as well as many types of birds may be seen along the trails. There is 5 kilometres stretch of lighted trails for night skiing.

    Curling
    This winter sport can be enjoyed by the whole family. There are leagues and seniors curling clubs. Many curling bonspiels are held throughout the curling season. Located next to Spirit Square, which is a community waterfront park, the rink is also used for other recreational programs, activities, events, and is available for private rental.

    Ice Sports
    Burns Lake has a minor hockey and women’s team. Local hockey teams meet for games most weekends during the winter season. There is also a local figure skating club offering all levels of coaching. The rink is also shared for those wanting to enjoy public skating or clear a patch of ice on a lake for an outdoor experience.

    Snowmobiling
    Burns Lake is a paradise for the enthusiast snowmobiler. There are plenty of marked trails and mountain ranges. Other trails and riding areas are family friendly and great for all riding abilities. The Burns Lake Snowmobile Club established in 1999 has an average of 40 members. Their main riding areas are the Telkwa Range, the Sibola’s and Ailport. The Club also hosts annual snow drag competitions on a property equipped with a groomed track, professional lights and bleachers.

    Snowshoeing
    Burns Lake offers many opportunities to strap on your snowshoes and go for an adventure. The Omineca Ski Club has two exclusive trails for snowshoers. Their trails wind through the trees and cross-groomed ski tracks in some places. Snowshoers are welcome to use any of the groomed ski trails as well. Many hiking trails in the Lakes District are also popular for snowshoers.

    Indoor Recreation
    The Lakeside Multiplex connects to the arena and curling rink. This modern new facility includes many new features for public recreation. There’s a fitness centre, climbing wall and a squash/racquetball court. It also features a multi-use room that can be booked for everything from fitness classes, to business meetings or conferences and birthday/wedding parties. In the summer they also rent out canoes and kayaks.

    North Tweedsmuir Provincial Park

    North Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, close to the property, is one of the most scenic provincial parks in the province. The park appeals primarily to outdoor recreationists interested in boating, angling, camping, hiking or hunting in one of North America’s most magnificent wilderness areas. Outdoor recreation opportunities are almost unlimited. Regions of the park are open to hunting in the fall.

    History

    Francois Lake got its current name by mistake. The Carrier First Nations named the lake Nitapoen Lip Lake because of its shape. The early settlers mistook Nita for ‘white man’ and named the lake ‘Lac de Francois’ as most of the early settlers at the time were French Canadian voyageurs. During the early years, the residents pronounced is ‘Francis Lake’, however, it is now known as ‘Francois Lake’.

    Burns Lake’s and the Francois Lake area’s first inhabitants were the Carrier First Nations communities that spanned much of the Lakes District and beyond. Burns Lake began as a small rest stop for travelers on their way to the Yukon Gold Rush. Many of saw opportunity in the rich forestry, fur, and mining opportunities here and surrounding area.

    Map Reference

    53°59'55.82"N and 126° 6'38.85"W

    Services

    Power, telephone, lake intake water, septic.

    Improvements

    Main House: 4,245 ft2 (394 m2)

    Main Level: 1,275 ft2 (118 m2): Large living room and dining room area with an open kitchen, full bath, entrance room with an office nook. Access to 2 large terraces with open view of François Lake.

    Upstairs Loft: 870 ft2 (81 m2): 2 bedrooms, walk-in closet, full bath and a bright office/reading nook area with direct access to the upstairs terrace through two large doors.

    Lakeside Walkout Basement: 2,100 ft2 (195 m2): Large Living Room, large “Lake Room” (currently used as Family Room but could also be used as a large Master Bedroom with a stunning view and direct access to a terrace), Master Bedroom, Guest Bedroom, Full Bath, Storage Room, Utility Room & Walk-In Closet. Access to the lakeside terrace through the Lake Room.

    Large Dock: Perfect for dining while taking in the stunning views or just as a jumping off point for an afternoon swim.

    Amenities: Heating (2 wood stoves, 1 gas oven, electric heating), high-speed Internet, satellite TV, washing and drying in the lakeside walkout basement and the main level, connected to public electrical grid.

    Cottage: 385 ft2 (35 m2) 1 bedroom/living room with large bay windows and a sliding door (giving access to the lake side terrace), 1 kitchen and dinning area (also suited for a sleeping sofa or bed to accommodate a family), 1 full bath, small entrance way with a closet and oven for heating.

    Amenities: Electricity, electric heating, satellite TV and access to high-speed Internet through the main house WiFi.

    Workshop: 4,830 ft2 (448 m2)

    Workshop & Family Room with Fitness Area: 2,700 ft2 (250 m2)

    Upstairs Loft: 1,350 ft2 (125 m2)

    Upstairs Storage Space: 780 ft2 (72 m2)

    Coach House: 2,000 ft2 (185 m2) with very tall ceiling to accommodate not only your cars, but also RVs and boats.

    Tax Details

    $2,329.00 (2018)

    Zoning

    RR1

    Legal

    BLOCK C DISTRICT LOT 2086 RANGE 4 COAST DISTRICT EXCEPT PLANS 8210 AND 9403
    PID 015-525-732

    Maps & Plans

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    Maps & Plans

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