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    Valley View Equestrian Estate - Lumby Valley

    Okanagan Listing No. 20102

    This 235 acre equestrian estate has sweeping views of three valleys. The main home was built with exquisite detail and is complemented with a two bedroom guest home, equestrian and hay barns. Excellent hay production with irrigation licenses. Extensive access to Crown land.


    Price
    $2,950,000

    Size
    235 acres

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    Description

    A custom-built home and two-bedroom guest home are sited on 235 south facing acres with full 180 sweeping views of three valleys. The main home has 9-foot ceilings, cherry wood cabinets and granite counters, hardwood and tile flooring in all rooms, each zoned with in floor radiant heating provided by a natural gas or wood boiler. Covered decks surround three sides of the main home providing shade in the summer and lots of light in the winter. Well suited for equestrian use with a horse barn containing a one-bedroom suite, hay barn, and outdoor riding ring. The property is completely fenced and cross-fenced that borders Crown land for miles of riding. Two water licences in place for irrigation. This property offers total privacy and full sunny panoramic valley and mountain vistas.

    Adjacent to the property is an additional 130 acres for sale (Listing 20100) with 20 acres in excellent hay production, extensive access to Crown land and panoramic valley views.

    Location

    49 Albers Road - Lumby, BC

    Access

    From the four-way stop at Highway 6 in Lumby, turn north onto Shuswap Ave and travel 560 m, keep left. This becomes Lumby Mabel Lake Road. Travel 5.75 km and turn left onto Albers Road. 49 Albers Road is on the left in 400 m.

    Area Data

    Lumby

    (population 1,800)

    The Village of Lumby is a small community within the Regional District of North Okanagan. Predominant employment sectors are forestry, manufacturing, and agriculture. Just west of Lumby Tolko Lavington Planer Mill, operating since 1956, produces a variety of lumber products for world markets and has, in recent years, partnered with Pinnacle Renewable Energy to provide wood pellets from mill residuals. Vegpro International recently purchased 700 acres of land west of Lumby and now packages lettuce greens for distribution across Canada.

    The Lumby-Mabel Lake Road travels north from town—past farmlands and quaint holdings, rich with a laidback rural lifestyle. Shuswap Falls, various show jumping and riding arenas, the Silver Hill Guesthouse and Spa, and Mabel Lake Provincial Park are some feature sites along this route. Highway 6, from Lumby to Cherryville, passes local artisans at Landslide Studios, The Wildcraft Forest EcoMuseum & Herb Farm, and Cherryville Artisans’ Shop. East of Cherryville, a right turn onto Creighton Valley Road leads past Echo Lake, Barbe Lakes, and Camel’s Hump, completing the circle back to Lumby.

    The Shuswap River's value is significant—providing fish and wildlife habitat, recreational opportunity, and hydroelectricity to the North Okanagan. The river comprises three sections. An upper part originates at the northern end of the Monashee Mountain range, which drains into Sugar Lake. The river then travels south from Sugar Lake to Cherryville and turns northwest, before entering Mabel Lake. The last stretch of the river exits Mabel Lake and travels northwest, flowing past Enderby, through the Shuswap Lakes, to merge with the South Thompson River at Chase.

    Groceries, auto services, accommodation, restaurants, emergency services, along with a broad range of commercial enterprises, contribute to this mostly self-sufficient town. Nearby, Cities Vernon and Kelowna provide an international airport, hospitals, and other essential services.

    Temperatures throughout the area are warm and sunny in summer, with the occasional thunderstorm rolling through the valley. Winters are moderate with relatively mild temperatures in low lying areas and fairly consistent snowfalls in upper elevations.

    Vegetation

    The property has an excellent mix of lush hayfields, native grasslands and wildflowers. Towering fir and pine trees seem almost perfectly placed throughout the property.

    Recreation

    The North Okanagan is home to some of the most diverse outdoor experiences from old-growth forests with moss-covered floors, to alpine meadows surrounded by rugged mountains and vast lakes with sandy beaches and cliffs.

    Hiking and riding trails lead to dramatic mountain landscapes. Swimming in local lakes, bathing in hot springs (east of Lumby), fishing, hunting, canoeing, wilderness camping, snowmobiling, heli and cat skiing, and gold panning are all within a short distance. Depending on the time of year, rodeos and salmon filled rivers celebrate this diverse cultural and recreational region.

    Mabel Lake Provincial Park

    Mabel Lake Provincial Park, well off the beaten path, nestled in a beautiful mountain setting, are sandy beaches and lush forest within the Park—easily accessed from Lumby. Eighty-four campsites, group camping, and extensive picnic grounds tuck into a natural forest canopy, with large open play areas and 2,100 metres of sandy beach. Special tent pads, a Sani-station, children's playground, flush toilets, and self-guided nature trails enhance the Park. The boat launch provides easy access for fishing, water skiing, or just exploring the undisturbed shoreline on 35 km long Mabel Lake.

    Camel’s Hump Mountain

    Camel’s Hump Mountain is a prominent landmark formed by ancient glaciers and a dormant volcano called the “Sleeping Coyote.” This moderate 6 km hike through dry open forest, ascends and descends two rocky humps. The summit, at the second hump, offers excellent views up the Coldstream Valley to Vernon, and the length of Creighton Valley. Mabel Lake is also visible to the northeast.

    Echo Lake Provincial Park

    Fed by underground springs, Echo Lake Provincial Park offers solitude to swimmers, sunbathers, paddlers (canoe, kayak, or small boat), and hikers. The clear turquoise water provides excellent fishing for trout and Kokanee. Rainbow trout and Gerrard rainbow are stocked in the lake every year. The tree-fringed shores are natural spawning grounds for Kokanee and lake trout.

    Denison-Bonneay Provincial Park

    A small backcountry park, Denison-Bonneay Provincial Park provides a unique opportunity to experience pristine sub-alpine lakes and traces of remaining old-growth forests in the Okanagan Highlands. Both Denison and Bonneau Lakes are excellent for fishing. Day use hikers and self-sufficient backcountry campers can explore the park’s unique forested environment, geological features, and viewscapes.

    Monashee Provincial Park

    85 km from Lumby, Monashee Provincial Park protects substantial stands of old-growth cedar, spruce, and hemlock. Lush green forests line the valley bottoms, and, in the spring, alpine meadows blossom with a colourful array of wildflowers. The park is also known for some of the oldest rock formations in western Canada. This park is an adventure for both experienced, backcountry hikers and beginners.

    History

    Lumby became an incorporated village on December 22, 1955, over ninety years after the first settler, Louis Christien, arrived in the area. Following the 1862 discovery of gold in Cherry Creek, many came west to make their fortune and chose to remain. In 1892, Louis Morand bought 40 acres of land, laid out the townsite and named it White Valley—some say because of the white fog often found settled in the valley. At one time, the area was also called ‘Bull Meadows’ because of the large herds of moose in the area.

    The majority of the pioneers who settled Lumby came from Eastern Canada. One of the biggest draws was the opportunity to own land. Most pioneers settled quickly into their new life. The valley offered a moderate climate and fertile soil for farming. Food was plentiful as wildlife and game were abundant and readily available. Once a year, the family would travel to Vernon to buy supplies—flour, tea, coffee, sugar, and salt—spending only approximately $100 for the entire year’s provisions.

    Many pioneers also became community leaders in business and industry. Numerous sawmills sprung up in the valley because of the abundance of timber. The first sawmill established was the Bessette Sawmill, which was powered by a large water wheel. With the coming of the railway to Lumby, new markets opened for Lumby’s natural resources and businesses. Benefits for businesses and employment were significant.

    Boundaries

    Please see the mapping section - all boundaries are approximate. Crown land borders the property to the north.

    Map Reference

    50°17'53.81"N and 118°55'14.33"W

    Services

    Power, telephone, septic and water.

    Improvements

    • 5,323 ft2 custom built home with six bedrooms, four bathrooms, den and loft
    • 800 ft2 guest home with two bedrooms and one bathroom
    • 36’ x 40’ equestrian barn with one bedroom suite
    • 70’ x 40’ hay barn
    • Riding enclosure

    Tax Details

    $4,664 (2020)

    Zoning

    NU - Non-Urban Zone. Property is in Agriculture Land Reserve (ALR)

    Legal

    LOT 2 SECTIONS 7, 17 AND 18 TOWNSHIP 40 OSOYOOS DIVISION YALE DISTRICT PLAN 43937 EXCEPT PLANS KAP60802 AND EPP85574

    PID 016-575-768

    Maps & Plans

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    Adjacent Listing 20100 For Sale

    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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