Thors Cove Oceanfront Acreage & 2 Homes: Studio

Overview

"Easily Accessible, Far From Crowds”, Lancelot Inlet, BC

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  • Sold on 2012-03-23
  • Property Address"Easily Accessible, Far From Crowds”, Lancelot Inlet, BC, Canada
  • TypeOceanfront Acreage & 2 Homes
  • BedroomsStudio

Thors Cove

"Easily Accessible, Far From Crowds”, Lancelot Inlet, BC, Canada

Description

Main home, cottage, workshop, gazebo, 5.88 oceanfront acres w/ expansive 1,200ft frontage. Original homestead has well kept hazelnut & apple orchards, shrubs, perennial flower beds, productive vegetable gardens, extensive landscaping & large lawn area.

Listing #:  

10188

     
Legal Description:  

Lot: A; Pl: 21212; DL: 2313; LD: New Westminster (36); Narrative: Group 1.

     
Taxes:  

$584.89 (2009)

     
Zoning:  

Rural

     
Improvements:  

1650 sq ft main home, 850 sq foot cottage, protected deep water moorage, workshop, gazebo, woodsheds and off the grid power generation systems.

     
Investment Features:  

Thors Cove Cottage was run as a recreational cottage business for the past 7 years. The website for the business is not included but can be negotiated in the sale. CLICK HERE for more information on this business.

     
Overview:  

Come and discover this uniquely located and beautifully finished waterfront home and cottage nestled in the woods. Both the home and the cottage are situated on grassy waterfront clearings surrounded by towering alders and fir trees. Thors Cove is just east of Desolation Sound Marine Park, the world famous boating destination.

Thors Cove is easily accessible by water only taking 15 minutes from Okeover Inlet Wharf. There is shared protected moorage with the neighbor once arriving in Thors Cove.

The main home was built in 1988 and gifts breathtaking views of Thors Cove and Lancelot Inlet. The property is part of a original homestead and includes very well kept hazelnut and apple orchards, shrubs, perennial flower beds, productive vegetable gardens, extensive landscaping and large lawn area.

The exterior of the main home is finished with cedar siding perfectly kept in its natural state. The 1605 sq ft 1 x 1.5 story home includes 2 bedrooms upstairs, inspected woodstove, propane water heater & refrigerator. The spacious oceanview kitchen includes a 1950’s vintage propane cook stove. The living room also gifts amazing oceanviews and has two vintage stained glass windows. There is a large walk in pantry adjoining the kitchen and a studio off of the living room at the back of the building.

There is an attached laundry room beside the kitchen with a low energy consumption washing machine, clawed foot iron bathtub and small woodstove. The home comes with some furnishings including sofa, easy chair, large custom wood computer desk, queen & double sized beds. A new cedar deck was put on the home in 2008 and a new metal roof was put on in 2007. Beside the home there is a double bay wood shed with stacked firewood and a workshop with many tools for remote living including lawn mover. Most of these tools and other miscellaneous items may be negotiated in the sale.

There is a micro hydro power system in place that supplements the solar power to both the home and the cottage. Solar and micro hydro powers are renewable energy sources that have a low environmental impact. Water for both the home and the cottage is supplied by Oyster creek and there is a water license/permit in place.

The Cottage
The 3 bedroom, 850 square foot cottage is newly built in 1999 and craftsman finished with reclaimed fir wainscoting, exposed fir beams and fir flooring. A cupola in the roof lets in light to an open plan well equipped kitchen. Bedrooms are on either side of the kitchen for more privacy. There is a wood burning stove in the living room for those chilly spring & fall evenings. Thors Cove Cottage has a great waterfront view from the 20 foot cedar deck and from the living room.

Sleeping accommodations include 1 queen size bed in one bedroom, 2 twin beds in second bedroom, 1 set of bunk beds in smaller bedroom, and a double size futon couch in living room. The kitchen comes fully equipped with propane gas stove & refrigerator, pots, pans, cutlery, dishes and spices. The bathroom has a propane hot water shower and flush toilet; additional sink in master bedroom. Thors Cove Cottage is on a septic field system and has a low environmental impact.

AC solar operated lights (low environmental impact) Solar power provides good lighting for the cottage but large demand appliances such as hair dryers won't work; battery chargers, electric razors are okay. The cottage also includes a barbeque, wood shed with wood, and a 8 sided screened gazebo beside the ocean for evening sunset viewing.

Thors Cove Cottage was run as a recreational cottage business for the past 7 years. The website for the business is not included but can be negotiated in the sale.
CLICK HERE for more information on this business.

Also Available For Sale
• 18ft aluminium custom built boat with 115 hp motor, it was used as a water taxi for the Thors Cove Cottage rental business. It carries 6 passengers including the skipper. A photo is on the website www.thorscovecottage.com
• Backhoe: older model

     
Location:  

Thors Cove Cottage is located on the upper Sunshine Coast, 30 minutes north of Powell River, British Columbia, Canada. Thors Cove Cottage is located in Lancelot Inlet which is adjacent to Gifford Peninsula, the southern part of Desolation Sound Marine Park. The Park is BC's largest marine park with over 60 km of shoreline, islands and numerous small bays and coves. Stunning scenery, a variety of moorages, wilderness tent sites, trails and wildlife has made Desolation Marine Park a favorite destination for kayakers and yachters. The warm waters of the protected coves are ideal for swimming and scuba diving.

     
Access:  

From Powell River, travel 28 km north on Highway 101 to Malaspina Road, 3 km before the village of Lund. Turn right and follow this road to Okeover Inlet Wharf then the property is an approximate 10 minute ride to Thors Cove.

Travel Time: from Vancouver, BC, via Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal, aboard BC Ferries, to Okeover Inlet Wharf is 5.5 hours. Total driving time from Horseshoe Bay is 3 hours and 2 ferry crossings of approximately one hour each.

Trave1 Time: from Comox Ferry Terminal to Okeover Inlet Wharf is 1¾ hours, ferry & driving time.

Powell River is accessible from Vancouver via BC Ferries, Horseshoe Bay Terminal or from Vancouver Island via Comox Ferry Terminal. Air travel is available through Pacific Coastal Airlines @ Vancouver Airport's South Terminal or the Comox Airport, Vancouver Island. Guests from Washington can connect to Desolation Sound via Kenmore Air.

     
Area Data:  

Lund
Only a few minutes drive from the government wharf or a 15 minute boat ride the community of Lund consists of a grocery and liquor store, gas station, a couple of restaurants, pub, marine mechanics, seafood shop, tour and recreation services.

The area of Lund was established in 1899 when the Thulin Brothers started to build the hotel, which is still in use today. Recently the hotel has changed ownership and is currently under a major renovation due to be complete before summer. For most of the early years Lund served as a port for fisherman.

Today Lund thrives on its attraction from tourists. Desolation Sound, Savary Island, Harwood Island, Bliss Landing and the Copeland Islands are areas of interest and are all located in a close proximity to the property. The area is rich in natural beauty and abundant with sea life. The area is also rated among the best in the World for its scuba diving.

Powell River
Powell River with a population of 22,000 is the largest center closest to the property, a 15 minute drive south. Powell River is an increasingly popular community to live because of its low cost of living and a quality standard of life.

So many natural wonders surround this area. From the ocean at your door step to a choice of 100 some odd lakes all within a short drive. Myrtle Point Golf course is fantastic and challenging championship par 72 course. The Recreation complex has 2 sheets of ice, swimming pool, workout facility, aerobics, whirlpool, sauna and a theatre. Practically any type of sport can be found in the community weather you are a player or a spectator.

     
Recreation:  

Summer activities in Thors Cove range from hiking or biking into Theodosia Valley, swimming and beach combing in Thors Cove, boating and observing loons, herons, bald eagles and marbled murrelets in Okeover, Lancelot & Theodosia Inlets, playing croquet, horseshoes or badminton on the lawn, enjoying sunsets from the gazebo or just hanging about in a hammock by the sea, far from the maddening crowds!

Okeover Inlet
One of the best-kept secrets of Desolation Sound is Okeover Arm. Situated at the start of Desolation Sound, the warm waters of Okeover inlet are a haven for wilderness kayaking, canoeing and sailing. These inviting waters are also home to a large mariculture industry, in particular oysters and clams.

Okeover Arm Provincial Park is located on Okeover Arm, a long neck of water along the east side of the Malaspina Peninsula on the northern Sunshine Coast. Visitors and paddlers will enjoy the 4-hectare park's waterfront setting and small campground. There are hiking trails that wind through lightly forested uplands, and outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy swimming, fishing, diving and boating.

The park is the choice of paddlers intent on exploring Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park, BC's largest marine park, and is also an ideal launching spot for kayakers who plan to paddle the sheltered waters of the Malaspina Inlet.

Divers can explore the Okeover Caves on the east side of Okeover Arm. The sheer rock wall descends straight down; there are two caves, the deeper is at 27 to 30 metres. There are facilities for divers in Lund that include dive-kayak rentals, charters and air fills.

This park offers 14 vehicle accessible campsites and 4 tent only sites on a first-come, first-served basis - campsite reservations are not accepted. The 14 vehicle accessible sites are open seasonally and the 4 tent only sites are open all year. Except in the busiest summer months, you'll probably have your choice of any of the walk-in sites in the forest beside Okeover Arm.

Part of the campsite and day use area is situated on a traditional Sliammon Fist Nations archeological site. There are interpretive signs explaining the significant aspects of the site.

Although this park does not have a boat launch, there is a boat launch immediately adjacent to the park. Please note that the boat launch is only recommended for use during high tides and with 4 wheel drive vehicle.

Fishing
The fishing in the surrounding is excellent and there are many local charter fishing boats eager to prove it. Not interested in fishing? Head out on the boat for a day trip and explore the Copeland Islands Provincial Marine Park or the spectacular sights of world famous Desolation Sound Provincial Marine Park.

Kayaking
Kayaking in the area is very rewarding, especially around the bays and islets of the nearby Copeland Islands Provincial Marine Park, a group of pristine islands situated north of the Lund Harbour. The sea life is abundant with seals, fish, sea stars, water fowl and the occasional whale. Watch for bald eagles too.

Or snorkel, swim or sunbathe from the sandy shores of tropical Savary Island which is just minutes away by water taxi. The unpaved roadways, winding trails and friendly islanders make it a relaxing place to bike or hike.

Trails
The nearby Sunshine Coast Trail offers great scenic hikes. It begins at Sarah Point, near the mouth of Okeover Inlet and ends in Saltery Bay at the southern end of the Malaspina Peninsula. Accessible from several points along the route, hikers can plan short day hikes, overnight hikes or longer multi-day hikes. It is strongly suggested that you obtain information about the trail (ie: water, private property, wildlife, etc) before hiking any sections.

Read Island Provincial Park is located on the southern tip of Read Island, immediately west of the Rendezvous Islands. The 639-hectare park encompasses old-growth forest, bog, fertile lowland and productive second growth forest. Wildlife is abundant in the park, and camping, hiking, kayaking and swimming at Rosen Lake are amongst the recreational opportunities. Access to this remote and wilderness area is by boat and kayak from Heriot Bay on Quadra Island. The shoreline of Read Island is mostly steep and rocky, but there are a few locations for landing small boats and hauling kayaks out. There are no facilities available in the park.

Desolation Sound Marine Park possesses a magical magnetism that draws boaters and paddlers from distant shores. Popular anchorages include Prideaux Haven, Tenedos Bay, and Grace Harbour, and plenty of isolated bays and campsites can be found throughout Desolation Sound's more than 37 miles (60 km) of coastline.

     
History:  

Lund
For centuries, the Lund area was seasonally inhabited by the Coast Salish people where they enjoyed the abundance of berries and shellfish.

Lund was first settled by Charlie Thulin (too-lin) in 1889 and he named Lund after his hometown in Sweden. He built the first shack on the harbour and started trading with the Natives. Six months later, his younger brother, Fred, joined him. Fred was in his late-teens and didn’t speak English so when Charlie went to pick him up at the Union Steamship dock, he discovered young Freddie had a shipping tag tied to his arm.

While they were logging the area, they discovered a demand for accommodations so they built the Malaspina Hotel on the site where Dave’s Parking is currently located. It later burned down so a new hotel was built where the current Lund Hotel now stands. As an interesting note, while they were demolishing the remains of the Malaspina Hotel, a skeleton was found in the cement pad under the front steps.

In 1929, the local residents wanted to build a community hall. They formed the Lund Community Club and beachcombed some logs. John Arpana on Sevilla Island had a mill and he milled the logs for the cost of the fueled that powered the mill. He also kept some of the lumber for building boats.

The people of Lund started building the community hall in 1929 and it was accomplished completely by volunteers. It had a hardwood floating dancefloor, banquet kitchen and lower level. The Thulins donated the property to the Community Club but unfortunately the property exchange was never registered so when the Thulins later sold the property, the community hall was sold with it. Today the old hall still stands uphill from the Lund Hotel but in a sad state of repair and no longer usable.

Charlie moved to Campbell River and built the Willow Hotel which also later burned down. Freddie married Eda who was also from Sweden.

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