20 Acre Equestrian Estate with Country Home, Barns and Fencing – Chase, BC
- Select Property type: Sold
- DESCRIPTION: Scenic equestrian estate bordering babbling Chase Creek. Complimented with 2,700 ft2 residence offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. All infrastructure is in place with fencing/x-fencing, barns/storage sheds, pasture and water license.
- LISTING NUMBER : 18118
- PRICE: $695,000
- SIZE: 20.46 acres
A turnkey property and equestrian paradise with all the necessary infrastructure in place to enjoy the company of numerous horses. The property offers over 20 acres of usable land with an elevated bench to the west and flat, fertile land in the valley bottom. The property has been custom tailored to suit the needs of the most avid equestrian enthusiast.
In the flat valley bottom, where the house sits gently at the foot of the hill, there are multiple pastures well suited for grazing and riding. The pastures grow lush and are separated by a system of fencing, which helps a landowner manage their grazing rotations and keep certain animals separated. The pastures are well maintained and have been harrowed each spring. There is also an associated water licence with the property, which may be utilized to irrigate the pastures to keep them green and the grass growing. The water licence allows a cumulative annual usage of 6,167 cubic metres.
Complementing the pasture and fencing networks is the large barn with associated hay and equipment storage shed. There is an individualized horse stall to assist in doctoring the horses. The covered shed provides ample storage for hay bales, tractors, mowers and an assortment of other equipment. The barn/equipment shed is completed by a tack room where saddles and other equestrian related items may be stored. Beside the barn is a substantial grassy area, which has been well maintained and utilized to house larger items such as horse trailers. Frequently the current landowners would hold large gatherings of people to ride horses on the region’s local trail networks. There was always sufficient space available for horse trailers and vehicles.
The property also has two large chicken coops with outdoor fencing. The landowner harvests numerous eggs each week to sell to area residents. The current landowner annually raises numerous meat birds (turkeys and chickens), which permits them to declare Farm Status for taxation purposes ($2,500 threshold). The chicken coops add to the country charm and provide an excellent opportunity to be self-sufficient when it comes to buying eggs and meat from the grocery store.
Along the eastern edge of the property there is Chase Creek, which meanders past the property. It runs in a south-north direction and parallels the property along its entire eastern border. The creek slows to a nice gentle flow during the peak of summer and provides excellent opportunity to cool off during the hot summer months. The relaxing babble of the stream can be heard from the back porch of the house adding to the peace and tranquility of the property. The creek is bordered by large stands of poplar, which shade the creek and provide absolute privacy from all neighboring properties.
The western portion of the property sits up above the valley floor and takes the form of a flat bench, as opposed to a steep vertical grade. This means that the elevated portions of the property are still very usable. The elevated bench provides a scenic panoramic view of your own property below and of the surrounding landscape. The main Chase-Falkland Road sits next to this portion of the property meaning that the house below hears very little traffic noise.
The house is large and spacious and offers scenic panoramic views from its wrap around porch in the rear of the house. You can sit out here in the shade on a hot summer afternoon and watch the horses gently mill about on the property. There is also a hot tub on the back porch from which you may enjoy a glass of wine at night while viewing the stars. The house is blessed with a lot of natural light and it is seldom that a light switch needs to be turned on during the daytime. All of the walls and ceilings are insulated.
The kitchen offers ample preparation and cooking space with an island in the middle. Large family meals can be easily prepared and guests entertained without stepping on everyone’s toes. The landowners frequently hosted large gatherings with the kitchen easily handling the additional work. There is plenty of cupboard space to house dishware, baking materials and food. The kitchen opens on to a spacious dining room perfect for entertaining.
The theme of entertaining large groups continues into the living room where again there is ample space to sit and converse or watch television. There is a bright window looking east out into the pastures where you can gaze upon your property from the warmth of your own home. There is a 3-piece bathroom tucked neatly away at the back entrance of the house. The electrical panel is also located near the back entrance.
There is a central stairway, which ascends to the second floor. On this floor, there are four large bedrooms including the master with en-suite. The en-suite is a 5-piece bath and there is an additional entrance into the hallway from the bathroom. The upstairs is completed with a den or home office area and a large and functional laundry room. Off the master bedroom is a balcony where a new owner may sit and enjoy a morning cup of coffee while listening to the birds sing their morning tune. Additionally, the balcony door may be left open along with the bedroom window to provide a lovely cross breeze on hot summer nights. All bedrooms have a closet with ample space.
The house rests upon a full unfinished basement, which offers significant amounts of storage. The basement also has an exit door, which leads to the wood storage area. There is both a wood furnace and an electric furnace in the basement.
Outside the home there is a covered car port, which will allow you to shield your vehicles from the hot summer sun. From the carport area you can ascend the stairs into the boot room where muddy cloths and footwear may be removed prior to entering the main portions of the residence. The exterior of the house is neatly sheathed with vinyl siding and has an asphalt shingled roof, which is in excellent shape. There are flower beds surrounding the porch and a garden area off the carport.
Some other items included with the house include:
- Fridge and freezer
- Hot tub
Ultimately, this house is the perfect family home with lots of kitchen space, bedrooms, storage and every other amenity needed to raise a happy family.
This property is located south of Chase, BC on the Chase-Falkland Road.
Head west from Chase, approximately 4 km on Highway 1 until the turnoff for the Chase-Falkland Road. If headed west from Chase, the turn will be on the left side of the road. Follow the Chase-Falkland Road for approximately 7 km. At this point you will be headed south. The driveway will be on the left-hand side of the road and will descend downwards to the valley floor.
Forestry, tourism and ranching provide the economic base for Chase and the surrounding countryside. More and more the film industry is recognizing the region’s raw beauty and uniqueness and is starting to become more active in the region. The Adam’s Lake Lumber Division of International Forest Products Ltd, just outside of Chase is a proven employer and social contributor to the region’s population.
The closest town to the property is Chase. Approximately 2,495 people reside in Chase with the largest age group being individuals over 65 years of age. This should provide a strong indication of the laid-back retirement atmosphere of the area. Similar to all other parts of the province, there are several native bands throughout the region.
There are several schools in Chase, as the area is part of School District 73. This district currently enrolls approximately 17,470 students with 831 of those students attending schools in Chase proper.
This property is an outdoorsmen’s and equestrian lover’s dream with hunting, fishing and horseback riding opportunities mere footsteps from the front door. Some of the specific recreational activities include the following:
As mentioned, the property is perfectly setup to house and enjoy multiple horses. There is the added benefit of excellent trail riding opportunities all throughout the surrounding mountain ranges and valley floors. As a new owner gets to know some of the area’s residents, the riding and trail opportunities will expand.
The property resides in MU 3-26, which offers an assortment of general hunting tags including: mule deer, white-tail deer, spike horn bull moose and black bears.
Chase Creek runs through the backyard and provides opportunity to catch cutthroat. Additionally, the greater region is famous for its fishing opportunities with salmon runs occurring in the area. One of the more popular fishing locations is south of the property at Pillar Lake.
There is presently a large gardening space beside the house. This area could always be expanded for those individuals who thoroughly enjoy gardening. The landowner currently raises laying hens and meat birds, but with the ample space and infrastructure, a variety of animals may be housed on your very own hobby farm. As previously mentioned, Farm Status is achieved with farming related income reaching $2,500/year.
Hiking, Cross-Country Skiing, Off-Roading and Snowmobiling
The surrounding mountain ranges provide expansive amounts of Crown land that you may explore on foot, cross-country skis, quad or snow mobile in the winter. One thing is for certain and that is you will never run out of space to explore.
The greater region boasts 1,600 km of navigable shoreline on the South Thompson River and Shuswap Lakes. This provides unparalleled opportunities for boating and other water activities.
This area of the province is famous for its many camping opportunities. Whether it’s on one of the areas many lakes, or down a forest service road, the opportunity is endless.
Chase, Kamloops, Falkland, Sorrento, Salmon Arm, Vernon
Because the property is conveniently located within short driving distance from these urban centers, there is always the opportunity to go out for dinner, catch a show or attend any number of activities these urban hubs offer. The property is located in an ideal central location wherein all of these towns may be easily and quickly reached.
The town of Chase was named after Whitfield Chase, an American from New York. Driven west during the time of the gold rush he settled in the area around 1858. He was the first non-native settler to farm the area’s fertile soil and raise his family. The area was then known as the Shuswap Prairie.
In 1907 an American logging company first came to the area. The company bought much of Whitfield’s original homestead, subdivided it, brought in electricity and sewer services and finally sold the lots off to the company’s employees who were working in the area. A mill was eventually constructed and it was called the Adam’s River Lumber Company. At the time, it was the third largest mill in the province and largest in British Columbia’s Interior.
The town of Chase would grow slowly throughout the remainder of the 20th century with the mill closing towards the end of the century. Several small mills operated in this location after the closure of the main mill. These activities would continue until 2005.
In 1969 the community of Chase incorporated and began to market itself as a tourist destination. In fact, tourism continues to be the primary economic driver of the larger region, as many people come to enjoy the area’s beauty and fantastic weather.
The word Shuswap is the European version of the local first nation’s word “Secwepemc.” This is in reference to the people of the Secwepemc Nation.
50°47’24.13″N and 119°39’35.66″W
- Water taken from well
- Irrigation water licence from Chase Creek
- 2,726 ft2 residence with a large unfinished basement
- Barn/hay and equipment shed with tack room
- Two chicken coops with outdoor fencing
- Fencing and cross-fencing
District Lot 6144 Cariboo District Except Plan 19363