610 Cowie Creek Road Lone Prairie, British Columbia

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$649,000.00

80 Acre Bucolic Farm with Country Home – Lone Prairie, BC

This 80-acre farm is rich in country elegance with an immaculate 2,200 ft2 home built in 2009. The perfect amalgamation of rural serenity & urban convenience with Chetwynd located nearby. Elevated above the Lone Prairie valley with striking panoramic vistas.

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DESCRIPTION

Bucolic country home with 360-degree panoramic views of scenic Lone Prairie, BC. This property offers 80 acres of rural serenity with aspen forest, open pasture/hay land a two-story barn. The barn has a full concrete floor and foundation. There is a large fish-bearing pond on the property. On the pond you can enjoy kayaking, pedal boating and swimming in the clear waters to escape the heat during the summer months. The property is fenced and cross-fenced and currently grazing 30+ cattle. The property is largely flat and the production acreage could be greatly expanded if needed. The property’s natural state is a lure to elk, deer and moose.

The 2,200 ft2 home sits elevated above the Lone Prairie valley. From the bright, open kitchen, you can peer out the immense windows and see for miles into the distance. The house offers 3 spacious bedrooms, a functional kitchen with island, luxurious master en-suite and views of the country landscape from every room. Off of the kitchen is a family room serving as an ideal playroom for children. There is also an elevated deck off the main floor perfect for entertaining and enjoying the warm summer sun. The home is completed by a large entry/laundry room utilized for removing muddy clothing/footwear before entering the home. The spacious entry is complete with a laundry sink and stacked washer/dryer. Home is heated via geothermal in-floor heating and a cozy woodstove. There is a drilled well, septic system and electrical power service.

With expansive mountain views in every direction, and the convenience of Chetwynd a short drive away, it is rare to find such rural solitude with urban convenience nearby.

As an added bonus, there is a 34′ x 80′ poured concrete shop footing on the property ready for a cover-all building, or shop. There is a second driveway accessing the shop, so that large trucks do not need to pass through main yard.

 

LOCATION

610 Cowie Creek Road – Lone Prairie, BC

ACCESS

From Chetwynd, head south on Highway 29 until its intersection with Lone Prairie Road. Turn on to Lone Prairie Road and head east until you reach Cowie Creek Road. Turn onto Cowie Creek Road. Continue on Cowie Creek Road for approximately 13 km at which point the property will be on the north side of the road.

AREA DATA

The Peace River Region of British Columbia lays claim as the most robust and diverse economic region of the province outside of the Lower Mainland. The regional GDP has exceeded $6.6 billion over the last several years and employment opportunities abound.

The region contains vast supplies of natural gas. It is estimated that Northeast British Columbia holds more than 2,933 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. This resource provides significant economic opportunity, as global companies invest in resource extraction and infrastructure to transport the region’s various petroleum products to market.

The town of Chetwynd is a transportation and service hub for the oil and gas industry. The town is home to numerous hotel/motels providing the bulk of the accommodation for regional economic activity. There is infinite business opportunity to service this diverse work force. Trades, transportation and equipment operating dominate the workforce providing a high-income source of clientele for all local businesses.

The primary employers within Chetwynd include the forest industries—West Fraser/Bio-Energy Plant, Canadian Forest Products and Chetwynd Mechanical Pulp. All three facilities provide stable, year-round employment for the residents of Chetwynd and present commercial servicing opportunities.

Situated along Highway 97 and serving as the gateway to the Peace River Region, Chetwynd is an essential hub for travelers commuting from British Columbia’s lower interior to the major cities of Dawson Creek and Fort St John.

There is a general airport within Chetwynd that may service local aviation needs. A commercial airport exists in the nearby towns of Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.

There are numerous large-scale oil and gas construction projects occurring in the immediate vicinity of Chetwynd. The Jackfish Lake Expansion Project most recently provided excellent employment and economic opportunity for trade workers and oil and gas service companies stationed in Chetwynd.

Ultimately, Chetwynd is a town on the rise where economic and recreational activity abound.

Dawson Creek is the primary auction location for ranchers in the Peace River Region. There is the Vold, Jones and Vold Auction Company (VJV Auction Company), in Dawson which provides an easily accessible market for ranchers and their products. There is also Patterson’s Auction Mart, which provides an additional option for regional ranchers.

 

RECREATION

The recreation is endless across the wider region with thousands of square kilometers of Crown land. The following list of recreational pursuits is not exhaustive:

Hunting

The property resides in Management Unit 7-32 and offers general tags for mule deer, whitetail deer, elk, moose, bear, wolves and a variety of game bird species. The hunting around this property is truly exceptional and the season lengths are long and generous. The property sits close to Crown land increasing the available hunting territory in the immediate vicinity of the property.

Fishing

There are excellent fishing opportunities in the area surrounding the property including on Moberly Lake. There are numerous river systems in the immediate region including the Pine River, Murray River and the Peace River. These rivers are excellent for jet boating into remote fishing locations.

Equestrian

With the numerous trails and wonderful scenery there is endless opportunity to ride recreationally throughout the property and on the adjacent Crown land.

Hiking

With the diversity/immensity of the surrounding wilderness, and its abundant beauty, an individual could spend their entire life exploring the property and surrounding countryside by foot and discover new joys each time.

 

HISTORY

The town of Chetwynd was once known as Little Prairie. However, with the expansion of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway through the town in 1957, the town’s name was changed to Chetwynd in honor of the Minister of Railroads, Ralph Chetwynd.

The town was connected to the Southern Interior of British Columbia for vehicular passengers in 1952 when the John Hart Highway from Prince George to Dawson Creek was completed. The construction of the railway and highway through Chetwynd solidified the town as a major transportation hub and jumping off point for Northern British Columbia.

Canfor and West Fraser Timber Products purchased sawmills in town in 1964 and 1971 respectively. These two companies rapidly became the town’s largest employers and continue to provide ongoing economic growth for the municipality. Forestry and timber refinement continue to be a major source of economic activity for the region along with oil/gas and ranching.

 

MAP REFERENCE

55°32’49.07″N and 121°16’1.92″W

SERVICES

  • Geothermal heating
  • Woodstove
  • Water – shallow well (spring fed)
  • Septic – lagoon
  • Electricity

 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • 2,200 ft2 home (built 2009)
  • Two-storey barn with power (24’ x 32’ with dual 10’ lean-tos)
  • 34’ x 80’ poured shop foundation

 

TAX DETAILS

$1,448 (2021)

ZONING

A2

LEGAL

Lot A Plan PGP30330 District Lot 2406 Land District 44
PID 005-353-831

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    Property Details

    RP Number RP1124718028
    Property Type Agriculture

    Building

    Bedrooms Total 3
    Type House

    Land

    Size Total Text 80 Acres

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