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Serene 134-Acre Rural Getaway Located Between Vernon and Lumby, BC

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  • DESCRIPTION: This 134-acre property, located between Vernon and Lumby, combines urban convenience with rural tranquility, offering stunning views and potential building sites along with a network of trails for outdoor activities, and is bordered by Crown land. It is meticulously fenced, approved for up to five lots, and represents a versatile opportunity for development, personal use, or as a base for exploring British Columbia's landscapes.
  • LISTING NUMBER : 24038
  • PRICE: $995,000
  • SIZE: 134 Acres

Description

Nestled between the vibrant communities of Vernon and Lumby lies a secluded 134-acre parcel, merging the conveniences of urban living with the serene beauty of rural landscapes.  Situated at the serene terminus of a secluded road, this property promises unparalleled privacy and tranquility, marked by its diverse terrains and captivating vistas.  Positioned within the non-urban zoned Electoral Area D of the Regional District of North Okanagan, it falls under the protective wings of the Lumby fire district.  The estate’s proximity to educational facilities includes a Waldorf school merely 4 km away on Whitevale Road, with elementary and high schools in Lumby, 9 km distant, ensuring a blend of convenience and seclusion.  The community thrives with amenities such as a post office, grocery, bakery, motel, and more, encapsulating the essence of small-town charm in Lumby, further enhanced by the popular Blue Ox pub, echoing the area’s rich logging history.

The property’s journey begins from its gate at 700 m elevation, winding through a steep forest to a significant clearing near the northwest corner, offering vast potential for development amidst the tranquility.  Two well-maintained access roads ascend to a middle bench at 765 m elevation, where essentials like a well and a proposed septic mound mark previous development aspirations.  Beyond, unimproved roads promise access to the upper reaches and backcountry adventures, including a close connection to Crown land adorned with wildlife, and access to exceptional outdoor activities.

Central to this property is a 500 ft well, ensuring a sustainable water source with a 3 gallons per minute yield, alongside an existing septic permit valid until September 2024, offering a head start on development.  The land’s beauty is accentuated by its extensive trail network, inviting diverse recreational activities through an enchanting forest landscape.  Its perimeter is meticulously fenced, highlighting a commitment to preserving the land’s integrity.

Strategically adjoining thousands of acres of Crown land, the property serves as a gateway to the unspoiled beauty of British Columbia’s interior.  Its developmental readiness, combined with the natural allure and strategic location, presents a versatile opportunity for potential owners.  From the possibility of stratifying into up to five distinct lots to envisioning a singular, magnificent residence or recreational haven, this property embodies a rare blend of rural charm, potential financial return, and a lifestyle intertwined with nature’s finest offerings.

LOCATION

384 Dure Meadow Road – Lumby, BC

DIRECTIONS

Dure Meadow Road is 21 km east of Vernon or 4 km west of Lumby (520 m elevation).  The property gate (700 m elevation) is 4.8 km south of Highway 6 at the end of Dure Meadow Road, 3.3 km of which is gravel road.  Dure Meadow Road is well-maintained year-round to the gate.

AREA DATA
The region between Vernon and Lumby is a picturesque area known for its blend of recreational opportunities, employment prospects, and stunning natural features.  This area, nestled within the Okanagan Valley, is characterized by its vibrant communities, diverse landscapes, and an abundance of outdoor activities.  Recreational enthusiasts are drawn to the myriad of options available, from hiking and mountain biking on the trails of SilverStar Mountain Resort to exploring the tranquil waters of Kalamalka and Okanagan Lakes.  Winter brings its own charm with excellent skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing opportunities.  The region also boasts a rich agricultural heritage, which supports a variety of employment opportunities in agriculture, viticulture, and tourism, contributing to the area’s economic vitality.

Beyond its recreational allure, the area between Vernon and Lumby is steeped in natural beauty, featuring an array of lakes, mountains, and forests that beckon explorers and nature lovers alike.  Kalamalka Lake, known as the “lake of a thousand colors” for its stunning turquoise waters, offers water sports, fishing, and scenic views.  The nearby Bluenose and Monashee Mountains are a haven for hikers, offering trails that meander through lush forests and past alpine meadows, revealing breathtaking vistas of the valley below.  This region is not just a destination for outdoor enthusiasts but also a thriving community with a robust local economy, making it an attractive place to live, work, and play.  The unique combination of recreational activities, employment opportunities, and natural beauty makes the corridor between Vernon and Lumby a cherished locale within British Columbia.

RECREATION

The North Okanagan region of British Columbia is a haven for recreation, offering a diverse range of activities that take full advantage of its stunning natural landscape.  From the shimmering waters of Okanagan Lake, ideal for boating, swimming, and fishing, to the picturesque trails of Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park, perfect for hiking, biking, and bird-watching, there’s something for every outdoor enthusiast.  Winter months see the transformation of the landscape into a snowy paradise, with world-class skiing and snowboarding available at SilverStar Mountain Resort, along with cross-country skiing and snowshoeing through serene, snow-laden forests.  The region’s rich agricultural land also hosts numerous golf courses, set against a backdrop of rolling hills and lush vineyards, offering a unique golfing experience.  With its combination of aquatic, terrestrial, and alpine environments, the North Okanagan provides a year-round playground for adventurers and nature lovers alike, ensuring endless opportunities for exploration and enjoyment.

MAP REFERENCE

50°12’7.16″N and 119° 1’43.94″W

INVESTMENT FEATURES

The property is approved for stratification, which would allow for the subdivision of 5 lots.  Preliminary plans are available which highlight the potential layout of each lot and can be made available upon request.

SERVICES

  • Drilled well
  • Hydro to the northeast lot line, there are no existing hydro poles on the property

TAXES 

$1,477.68 (2023)

ZONING

Non-Urban

https://www.rdno.ca/sites/default/files/2024-03/BL_3000.pdf

LEGAL

LOT A, PLAN KAP51470, DISTRICT LOT 3654, OSOYOOS DIV OF YALE LAND DISTRICT, EXCEPT PLAN KAS1405 (PHASE 1)

PID 018-604-196

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