1.12 Acre Lakefront Lot With Cabin, Shop, Greenhouse, Dock and Boat Shed – Stuart Lake, BC
- Select Property type: Sold
- DESCRIPTION: A gorgeous and very private property on one of British Columbia’s largest lakes. The property covers 1.12 acres with much of it cleared and wonderfully landscaped. The main residence is...
- PROVINCE: BC
- COUNTRY: Canada
- PROPERTY ID: 31083
A gorgeous and very private property on one of British Columbia’s largest lakes. The property covers 1.12 acres with much of it cleared and wonderfully landscaped.
The main residence is a newer A-frame with a metal roof ideal for keeping the snow off. The home consists of a main living area where you can sit and enjoy the warm glow of the wood stove. There is an open kitchen and living space on the main floor. The living room has large windows to allow the sunlight in and the kitchen has plenty of space to cook and prepare meals. Off the main floor is a spacious, elevated deck perfect for entertaining and barbecuing. The deck provides stunning views of the property and Stuart Lake and house the recently installed hot tub. On the main floor there is also an 8’x10’ maintenance room, which also provides plenty of storage. The washroom is on the main floor and features a toilet, sink and shower. Upstairs is a loft with a cozy 400 sqft bedroom. The home is bright and cheery with plenty of natural sunlight and a quaint outdoor sitting area.
The house and shop are powered via a high-tech solar panel system, which functions wonderfully year-round.
Additional outbuildings include the wired shop and boat shed. These additional buildings mean that there is plenty of covered storage to help keep your toys and tools out of the elements while you work and play.
Heading down to the lake, there is a greenhouse where you can grow fruits and vegetables in the summer to help you live a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
Past the green house is the lake frontage, with its shallow grade, and a boat launch. From here you can easily launch and retrieve boats, or a float plane. Beside the boat launch is the ideal location for the dock system, which stretches into the lake and is the perfect spot to moor your boat.
If you are looking to get back to a life of simplicity and rural solitude, this is the ideal property for you.
This property is located towards the Northwest end of Stuart Lake between Tachie and Yekooche. Fort St. James is located approximately 50 kilometres away, as the crow flies.
The nearby town of Fort St. James offers all modern conveniences to property owners on Stuart Lake. There are boat launches, grocery stores, gas stations, hotels and restaurants, where a new property owner can refuel and resupply prior to departing for their weekend getaway.
Fort St. James is a mill town and is known for its logging activity, mining and tourism.To the south of Fort St. James lies rich farmland where both hay and cattle are produced in abundance.
There are multiple large provincial parks and recreational areas, including Mt. Pope, Rubyrock Lake, Sutherland River and Carp Lake. There is the possibility to travel still hundreds of kilometers north of Fort St. James into some of British Columbia’s most remote and pristine wildernesses.
As part of his commission from the North West Company, Fraser and his assistants John Stuart and James McDougall explored potential river routes to the Pacific Ocean from 1805 through 1808. Explorations in the winter of 1805-06 by McDougall resulted in the discovery of Carrier’s Lake, now known as Stuart Lake. In the heart of territory inhabited by the Carrier or Dakelh First Nation, this proved to be a lucrative locale for fur trading and so a post—Fort St. James—was built on its shore in 1806. In 1821, the fort came under the control of the Hudson’s Bay Company, when the North West Company merged with it. It subsequently became the administrative headquarters of the Company’s vast New Caledonia District.
The fur trade was slow to take root in the area, since the economy of the Dakelh people had been based on the fishery, rather than on trapping. In addition, there were customary and ceremonial restrictions which placed obstacles in the way of an efficient fur economy. Nonetheless, eventually the post became profitable and continued to function until its closure in 1952.
The community is located on the south-eastern shore of Stuart Lake, at the head of the Stuart River. Both the lake and the river are named for Fraser’s assistant John Stuart, who would later become head of the New Caledonia District of the North West Company.
This property and the wider region offer an infinite amount of outdoor recreational opportunity. Stuart Lake is well known for its trophy fishing and ample water sports. There is also the opportunity to explore the various islands and remote lake shores via canoe, kayak or paddle board. On the property itself and amongst the surrounding Crown land there is hunting for moose, deer and bear.
The intricate logging road and regional trail network create thousands of kilometres for off-road enthusiasts to explore during the summer and winter months.
Murray Peak ski hill is an excellent local option for downhill enthusiasts to test their skills in some unique terrain and deep powder.
- Solar – Electrical
- Cistern with fire pump for water
- Wood Stove Heating
- Gravity Fed Diesel Heater
- Residence – 25’ x 36’
- Shop – 20’ x 20’
- Boat Shed – 34’ x 10’
LOT 6 DISTRICT LOT 2314 RANGE 5 COAST DISTRICT PLAN 6949