Cozy Family Home Nestled Amongst 23 acres of Virgin Forest – Fraser Lake, BC
- Select Property type: Sold
- DESCRIPTION: 1,966 ft2 family home with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, multiple family rooms (each accented with fire places), master bedroom with en-suite and walk-in closet, open kitchen/dining area, wired detached shop, carports, lean-to covered storage, cold storage and much more.
- LISTING NUMBER : 19006
- PRICE: $220,000
- SIZE: 23.22 acres
Amazing value at only $220,000. This property offers a 1,996 ft2 family home designed to entertain and bring people together. The house is reached via a private driveway, which gradually ascends through an ancient forest. The peace and solitude is unmistakable, with only birds, squirrels and the wind breaching the silence.
The property is blanketed with thick coniferous forest, with open portions to permit the sunshine to penetrate in the back yard and garden area. Continuing along the driveway past the house and dual carports, there is the detached wired shop and additional covered storage. These spaces are older, but in excellent shape and still provide all their original utility. The area surrounding the outbuildings has been cleared to permit trailer access and to enable large vehicles to turn maneuver.
Directly behind the house, a large portion has been cleared to create space for a yard. This is the perfect location to watch your children run and play while you sit and enjoy the southern exposure from the kitchen.
Despite the property’s convenience directly off the highway, the private driveway, elevated homesite and beautiful forest negates any noise from the roadway below.
The home is cozy yet spacious with a large dining area, open kitchen and two large gathering areas. The primary family room features a bar and is the ideal space to entertain guests and family. Both living rooms have a stone wall back splash bringing a wonderfully rustic charm to each room. The landowners have collected rocks from all over the world to help accent these stone walls. This further ads to the character of this wonderful home. Pellet fire places adorn each of these rooms serving as a source of warmth and comfort. The fire places radiate their heat off the stone walls distributing heat and comfort throughout the residence.
The master bedroom, walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom consume the entire second floor. This master bedroom is very spacious and offers surrounding views of the forest outside. The bedroom is warm and bright with sufficient space to add additional lounging furniture to help create an additional area of privacy for a new owner.
The windows all throughout the house are extremely large and shower each room with ample sunlight. This is true of each and every room in the house. It is not necessary to turn on very many lights throughout the home during the daylight hours.
The elongated dining area is situated just off the kitchen and is bright and beautiful. There are south facing floor to ceiling windows in the dining area providing panoramic views of the backyard. The dining room is spacious enough to host even the largest of family gatherings. This is the perfect location to host Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners. The view into the back yard allows you to watch wildlife go peacefully about their day, as you enjoy your morning coffee.
There is a covered porch in the front of the house, which leads to a large cold storage structure. This is an immense space capable of holding many years’ worth of canned goods.
Ultimately, this is the ultimate country home to raise a family. There is quiet, solitude and peace all within a short commute to urban convenience.
This property is conveniently located less than 9 km from Fraser Lake and under 12 km from Fort Fraser. The property is located off Highway 16, but the house is not visible from the highway.
From Prince George, simply head west on Highway 16 for 149 km at which point the driveway will be on the north side of the highway. The property is located a few kilometres west of Dry William Lake.
Fort Fraser is an unincorporated community of about 500 people, situated near the base of Fraser Mountain, close to the village municipality of Fraser Lake and the Nechako River. Originally established in 1806 as a North West Company fur trading post by the explorer Simon Fraser, it is one of present-day British Columbia’s oldest permanent European-founded settlements. The area around the community is also recorded as the site of the first land in British Columbia cultivated by non-First Nations people.
Fraser Lake is a village in northern British Columbia. It’s located on the southwest side of Fraser Lake between Burns Lake and Vanderhoof alongside the Yellowhead Highway. The attractive lakeside community of Fraser Lake lies alongside the Yellowhead Highway, west of the city of Prince George. The pioneer roots of the area’s history date back to the fur trade, with the establishment in 1806 of a fur-trading post by Simon Fraser, at Fort Fraser near the east end of Fraser Lake.
Prince George, with a population of 74,003, is the largest city in northern British Columbia and is the “Northern Capital” of BC. It is the most major municipality near the property. Situated at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers, and the crossroads of Highway 16 and Highway 97, the city is the service and supply hub for one of the fastest-growing regions in Canada and plays an important role in the province’s economy and culture.
Prince George is the dominant economic center of the region. Public sector and education based jobs dominate the municipality’s economy. Presently the Northern Health Authority, stationed in Prince George, possess a $450 million budget and have invested $100 million into local infrastructure. UNBC, the College of New Caledonia and School District #57 adds a further $750 million into the local economy.
The city’s economy was once dominated by the lumber sector; however, the Fraser-Fort George Regional District has experienced extensive closures of the region’s lumber mills. This has been attributed to the movement towards “super mills,” a loss of supply caused by the prevalence of the Mountain Pine Beetle and US tariffs on lumber exports. It is predicted that mining exploration and development will soon supersede the lumber industry, as the dominant industry in Prince George and the surrounding areas. Additionally, Initiatives Prince George estimates that the Nechako Basin contains 5,000,000 barrels of oil, which could help diversify the region’s economy further through the commencement of petroleum harvesting operations.
Presently, the city of Prince George has a number of private enterprises and facilities operating in and contributing to its local economy. These facilities include:
- Two chemical plants
- An oil refinery
- Machine shops
- Aluminum boat construction
- Value added forestry
- Specialty equipment manufacturing
Prince George has a large regional airport offering daily flights to major destinations.
The property and surrounding region is perfect for the growth of thick coniferous forests with interspersed pockets of aspen and poplar groves. In valley bottoms with rivers, creeks and ponds, willows are the dominant species of vegetation.
The region east of the property (Vanderhoof region) offers excellent climatic conditions for hay production on the flat fertile benches lining the region’s major river valleys.
The region surrounding the residence is famous for its outdoor recreational opportunities. The following activities are available:
The property sits in Management Unit 7-12 offering hunting opportunities for whitetail deer, mule deer, elk, moose, bear and game bird species.
The entire region surrounding the property is famous for its snowmobiling opportunities. There is ample annual snow fall to ensure plenty of snowmobiling opportunity.
The same snow, which affords excellent snowmobiling opportunity provides excellent slope conditions. Taber Mountain and Purden Ski Village, or Smithers are all within driving distance of the property. For more rugged skiing/snowboarding adventures, you may drive north to Powder King Mountain in the Pine Pass.
The property is in the immediate area of Fraser Lake and an infinite number of additional waterbodies. This generates enormous opportunities to go boating, canoeing, fishing and a host of other water activities.
With all the surrounding Crown land and nature the options for hiking and camping are endless.
The summer climate is ideal for a large and expansive garden providing the opportunity to become very self-reliant from produce perspective.
With Prince George 1.5 hours away, the opportunity to go out on the town is always available. The Prince George Cougars (WHL) always provide excellent entertainment. There are fitness centers, pools, restaurants, bars and everything else you could possibly need.
- Drilled Artesian well
- Heat (propane, pellet stoves and electrical)
- 1,996 ft2 Home
- Lean-to storage shed
- Cold storage
- Multiple carports
- Boat/RV storage
- Wired detached shop
Block A of the NE1/4 of DL 2035 Range 5 Coast District
Lot A DL 2035 Range 5 Coast District Plan 10051