40 Acre Hobby Farm with Charming Country Home and Barn 5 Minutes from Quesnel, BC
- Select Property type: Sold
- DESCRIPTION: Asking $899,000 Escape the hustle and bustle of city living with this quaint and bucolic 40-acre hobby farm. Located 5-minute drive from Quesnel, this property perfectly amalgamates rural solitude with...
- PROVINCE: BC
- COUNTRY: Canada
- Property Id: 31626
Escape the hustle and bustle of city living with this quaint and bucolic 40-acre hobby farm. Located 5-minute drive from Quesnel, this property perfectly amalgamates rural solitude with urban convenience. From the property you are a 5-minute drive from a grocery store and yet you feel as if you are a world away from civilization. The property sits on a flat bench looking over the Baker Creek River Valley. The land is arable and south facing creating excellent pasture and garden growing conditions throughout the spring, summer and fall.
The property is accessed via a long driveway, which ensures the home’s privacy. You can barely see the house from the road. A large roundabout driveway allows for easy access and egress for equipment and stock trailers. The property is fenced allowing horses, or cattle to roam free throughout.
Sitting on a particularly flat segment of the property is the rail fenced outdoor riding arena. The riding arena is approximately 100’ x 60’ feet and is well groomed and ready for use. Beside the riding arena are two separate fenced animal pens. These are perfect for housing animals from goats to cattle. An electric stock waterer ensures animals remain hydrated on warm summer days. There is a box stall barn with two stalls, wired tack room, hay loft and storage bay. The barn is in excellent shap having been built with sturdy timbers.
Next to the main barn is the goat barn. This wired building is set up for the Seller’s fainting goat herd with separate stalls, an alley way and access to outside pasture. There is a covered lean-to off this barn with elevated rabbit hutches. The utility of the barns and animal pens is unlimited. A new owner may choose to focus on dog breeding, raising sheep, chickens, horses, cattle, or a combination of each. Regardless, the major infrastructure is already in place. Completing the farm’s infrastructure is a garden shed and a large pole barn, which may house equipment, boats, RVs etc.
The quaint country home sits on an elevated hillside overlooking the pasture and farmland below. This allows you to monitor the livestock, as they graze below. You may also enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the farm while enjoying a cup of coffee on the oversized sundeck. The house was originally constructed in 1973 and is in excellent condition having undergone extensive renovations since 2019.
The house offers approximately 2,880 ft2 with the enormous sundeck increasing your living space during the summer months. Beneath the sundeck is a two-bay carport where you can keep additional vehicles and equipment out of the elements. Entering the main floor of the home from the sundeck, you are greeted by a dining area and open concept kitchen/living room. This room is illuminated by the many south facing windows overlooking the farmyard. You can cook and clean while enjoy watching your child ride in the outdoor arena. The kitchen has a large sink basin, gas range stove, dishwasher and ample cabinet space. The kitchen is adjoined to the living room which is adorned by a newly installed natural gas fireplace. The upstairs is completed by a 4-piece bathroom, two spacious bedrooms (both with excellent views) and a foyer area at the front of the home.
Descending into the basement you will find the utility/boot room. The room has a laundry sink, plenty of storage and space to remove muddy footwear and clothing. There is access from this room out to the covered carport. In the basement there are 3 south facing bedrooms a powder room and a large family room. The family room has a door leading out to the back yard. At the far end of the home is the laundry room complete with shower and cedar built electric sauna. The sauna is perfect for relaxing after a long day working on the farm.
If you are looking for an affordable and functional hobby farm, with easy access to urban amenities, then this is the ideal property for you. With the property located close to schools, shopping and employment opportunities in addition to providing quick access to hunting, hiking, and fishing, we rarely see a package offering such versatility.
1545 Baker Creek Road – Quesnel, BC
From Quesnel proceed northwest out of town on Baker Drive. Baker Drive will shortly turn into Baker Creek Road as you exit from town. The property will be on your left-hand side in under 5 minutes.
The Cariboo Region of British Columbia has a total approximate population of 127,900. Manufacturing, forestry, mining, oil and gas are the most prominent sources of employment through the region with manufacturing leading the way at 12% of total employment. The Government of British Columbia has predicted regional job growth at 0.4% per annum out to 2022 at which point regional job openings will reach 30,330.
The town of Quesnel itself is located at the confluence of the Quesnel and Fraser Rivers. It is the commercial centre for some 23,000 residents and is serviced by diverse rail, road and air networks. The Quesnel Airport is directly north of town and services all domestic air travel needs.
The Quesnel economy has traditionally been orientated around the timber industry. There are numerous mills, which currently operate in the region providing stable predictable employment. West Fraser Integrated Forest Company, one of the most prominent players in British Columbia’s timber industry, operates several corporate offices in Quesnel. Other prominent industries in Quesnel include agriculture, mining and service/support companies for northern resource development and extraction.
The property is an outdoorsmen’s dream. With hunting and fishing opportunities mere footsteps from the front door of the property. The lush growing climate and ample space creates a garden enthusiast’s dream with excellent opportunity to grow and harvest a wide array of fruits and vegetables.
The property is well situated for equestrian usage with fencing, corrals and large tracks of land suitable for riding. Thousands of square kilometres of Crown land nearby, provide infinite opportunity to explore the countryside. Some other recreational opportunities include:
- Hobby farming
- Dirt biking
- Wildlife viewing
The town of Quesnel was named after Simon Fraser’s Clerk during his expeditions, Jules Maurice Quesnel. The town grew as a major supply and transportation hub for the gold town of Barkerville and its surrounding gold fields. Following the region’s gold rush, Quesnel continued to play a major role as a supply and transportation center for the exploration of Northern British Columbia.
From 1921 to 1952 Quesnel was the Northern terminus of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway. This transportation network and the rich, productive forests surrounding Quesnel led to a boom in the regional lumber industry. In fact, by 1952, there were 180 sawmills and 5 planer mills all within a 30-mile radius of Quesnel. This number has declined over the years, with the consolidation of the mills under the ownership of some of the larger regional companies. The lumber industry has continued to be the primary economic driver for the region.
As time passed, upgrades were made to the town of Quesnel including paved roads, electricity, a bridge spanning the Fraser River, which amalgamated West Quesnel with East Quesnel, a natural gas transmission line and the construction of the GR Baker Hospital. All these developments permitted the town of Quesnel to gain city status in 1979.
52°59’20.07″N and 122°32’9.88″W
- Drilled well
- Septic system
- Natural gas heating
- Electric baseboard back up heat
- Central air-conditioning
- 2,880 ft2 home built in 1973, but substantially renovated since 2019
- Barn with 2 box stalls, tack room, hay loft and storage bay
- Goat barn with rabbit hutch
- Pole shed
- Outdoor riding arena
- Various animal pens
LOT 2 DISTRICT LOT 1125 CARIBOO DISTRICT PLAN 16386