Wilderness privacy 20 min from city services & shopping & 15 min from Desolation Sound Marine Park. Includes attractive country home, huge shop, gardens, sauna, pond, pasture & mature timber. Year round creek meanders through entire property.
This farm is a gem! The approximately 4.5 acres of improved land includes mature gardens, fruit trees, fenced fields for animals and a beautiful pond. The remaining acres are largely mature forest with beautiful Wilde Creek meandering through the entire property.
The 1,800 square foot country home is attractively sited with fenced pastureland on all sides. Inside the bright, spacious kitchen a breakfast bar overlooks the property while two cooking stoves, one electric and one heated by wood, stand ready for food production. Ample counter space makes this truly a Cook's Kitchen. A cozy Vermont Castings (approved) wood stove warms the generous living/dining room which has glowing floors of local maple. The master bedroom has warm fir flooring while ceramic tile is laid in kitchen and bath.
There are 2 bedrooms on the main floor including the master with en-suite and claw-foot tub. The attic rooms above are currently used as: an additional bedroom, an office/craft room, and shelving /storage area.
The pastureland, gently sloping to the south, is ready for raising livestock and growing produce. Not far from the creek sand filtered well water (water licence in place) is pumped to service the house.
The 30 ft x 35 ft metal shop/barn also has water & power. Mature second growth adds to the property's beauty and can add to farm income when selectively logged. The wood fired sauna sited next to the creek allows owners to shed the day's stress outdoors in nature completely undisturbed. A pond is situated upstream about 100 meters, the perfect place for enjoying early morning bird watching, summer evening barbeques or, this winter, skating!
This property is within the Powell River Regional District. The zoning is Rural and, rare today, does not require building permits. Interestingly this parcel is NOT located within the Agricultural Land Reserve, allowing owners to consider subdivision potential.
|Location :||This property is located on the Supernatural Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. 20 minutes North of Powell River and 15 minutes South of Lund gateway to world-renowned Desolation Sound Marine Park and Savary Island, known as the Hawaii of the north for its miles of white sandy beaches.|
|Access :||Daily scheduled flights arrive in Powell River from the Vancouver South Terminal in a scant 25 minutes. Ferry service is also available from both Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Alberta visitors can travel via West Jet from Calgary to Comox-Courtenay and take a ferry directly to downtown Powell River. From Powell River the property is a scenic 25 minute drive North along Highway 101 then up the hill at Wilde Road to find this unique coastal hobby farm.|
|Services :||Septic, electricity, water|
Recreation options are huge! A hiking trail goes right by the property and both ocean & lake fishing/swimming are minutes away. Visitors are drawn to Lund Harbour for dining, boating, fishing, and kayaking while the famous white beaches of Savary Island are a short boat ride from Lund Warf.
DESOLATION SOUND PROVINCIAL MARINE PARK
HIKE, BIKE AND CLIMB
The 106 miles (170 kilometre) Sunshine Coast Trail accommodates everyone from day hikers to ultra-marathoners. Easy to get to with more than twenty access points along the way, hikers are rewarded with abundant wildlife, gorgeous lookout points and stunning westerly views of the Strait of Georgia and its emerald islands. The trail is extremely well maintained and hikers can take advantage of camping facilities and lodging located along the route.
During the spring and summer months take advantage of guided hikes, or let the local hiking club introduce you to some of the region’s most popular wilderness trails. Maps and detailed information regarding hiking routes and activities are available 20 minutes away at the Powell River Visitor Centre.
There are numerous biking routes well suited to beginner, intermediate and advanced off-road riders.
Powell River is a gateway to many destinations in the surrounding area including Texada Island, Desolation Sound, and Savary Island.
The tides moving from the north and south of Georgia Strait meet just north of Savary. The southern tide is warm and the waters move less. This results in generally warmer seas. This water flows over Savary's sunbaked sandy shelf producing the warmest water north of Mexico.
Lund is a quiet village about 17 miles north of Powell River, and the physical ending (or, as argued by locals, the "starting") point of Highway 101, which stretches to Chile, South America. The Historic Lund Hotel symbolizes the heart of Lund, and to marine traffic it is the symbolic gateway to beautiful Desolation Sound Marine Park.
The area that is now Lund has been known to the Coast Salish peoples for thousands of years was a village site of the Sliammon people. The village of Klah ah men was home to dozens of families and a desirable location as it was accessible by land and sea so approaching visitors could be detected from afar.
Further, both I hohs (Savary Island) and Tohk natch (Okeover Inlet), plentiful in shellfish, salmon and land mammals, were only short paddles away. Fresh water was ample as were Cedar trees, the main material source in the production of tools, shelter, clothing and more. Ceremonies, both spiritual and social in nature, were held at Klah ah men, and included dance, song, and recreational games that were a major part of Coast Salish culture.
In 1889, Fred & Charlie Thulin arrived from Sweden, looking for a better life in the new "land of opportunity". The brothers first set eyes upon the area that would later become Lund while sailing by on the side-wheeler tugboat Mermaid on their way to find employment logging in Pendrell Sound. Shortly thereafter Fred and Charlie settled in the area they named Lund, after the University town of the same name in their native Sweden, immediately building a wharf, logging the bay, piping in water and converting suitable land on the settlement to farm land.
In 1892, a post office was established, one of only two north of Vancouver at the time. A general store was constructed and shortly thereafter the first passenger and mail boat began making regular stops at Lund, tying it to the world. By 1895, the brothers had built Lund’s first hotel, which held both the first hotel license and the first liquor license to be issued north of Vancouver. A bottle of the best scotch was available for $1.50 and the basement of the hotel housed a jail cell, primarily used to “accommodate” any drunken rowdies patronizing the hotel. By 1905 the Thulins had purchased the first donkey engine seen up the coast, built their first steamboat, "City of Lund", and expanded their chain of stores to Sliammon Village and to where present day Townsite is. As coastal traffic continued to increase, in 1905 the Thulins began construction of a second hotel, The Malaspina, which in 1918 was renamed the Lund Hotel after the original building was destroyed by fire.
In November 1999 the Sliammon First Nation and a local businessman purchased the property and commenced extensive renovations, reopening the doors in the spring of 2000. Although further improvements and expansion are planned, the Hotel currently boasts 27 well-appointed guest rooms and the new pub and restaurant feature un-obscured ocean views as well as spectacular menus. During the warmer months, guests may dine on the spacious waterfront decks, savoring the ocean breeze and the bustling activity of Lund Harbour. Historic photos grace the walls of the entire hotel, telling the story of the Hotel and Lund as only those immortalized by the camera could truly tell it.
|Legal :||Block F Plan VIP11388 District Lot 4745 Group 1 New Westminster District, Except Plan 17446 and East ½ of Plan 18686
|Taxes :||$1,609.81 (2013)|
|Listing # :||14080
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