7688 Big Bar Ferry Rd Clinton, British Columbia V0K 1K0
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Bright, beautiful 816 sq ft off-grid homestead on 3.77 fertile acres in sunny Big Bar Creek valley. Bordered on 2 sides by crown land, this self-sufficient escape is set up with water, power, gardens, and a lovely home. 100km up the Fraser River from Lillooet, this is one of fewer than a dozen residences along 20km-long Big Bar Ferry Road. Whether your new homestead, hobby farm, hunting cabin, vacation home, vineyard, or small scale farm, this lovely spot is a warm, clean, idyllic escape.
48.5km (on a maintained, gravel road) West of Clinton, and 10 minutes from the Fraser River benchlands and the Big Bar reaction ferry.
2-3 hours to 100 Mile House, Williams Lake or Kamloops. 5.5 hours to Vancouver.
Close to endless, remote hiking, cross country skiing, mountain biking, swimming, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing, boating, horseback riding and more (e.g.; Mount Bowman, Mount Kerr, Wild Horse Ridge, Porcupine Creek, Lime Ridge, Mad Dog Mountain, Jesmond Fire Lookout, Big Bar and Little Big Bar Lakes, Riley Dam, The Marble Range, Edge Hills, and Kelly Lake).
3.77 acres (at 640m elevation) on the south-facing slope of the Big Bar Creek valley, nestled between dramatic 1100m hillsides. Several acres of rolling field (for hay, grazing land, animal housings or future development) in front yard. Rockwall garden terraces sloping down to larger, established garden beds and beautiful, fertile growing land behind the house. Big Bar Creek meanders through the property year-round, with 200m of direct creek frontage and 500 gallons/ day domestic water rights. This parcel is zoned for residential and business possibilities (TNRD RL-1 Zoning).
Property houses 6 apple trees, 5 cherry trees, 5 plum trees, 2 pear trees, and 1 nectarine tree as well as saskatoon berries, chokecherries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries. Lots of birch, alder, trembling aspen, douglas maple, red osier, and roses cover the backyard/ creek-adjacent half of the property. Great hiking trails starting right across the creek, and wildlife viewing from the breakfast table (mule deer, black bears, bighorn sheep, wild turkeys, grouse, and countless birds and critters).
100 square foot earth-sheltered cold storage/ root cellar/ workshop with solid concrete walls and sealed concrete floor
Wind and water tower with 500 Gallon holding tank, and concrete anchors and base for a wind generator, if desired
Solid footbridge over Big Bar Creek
Semi-enclosed garden shed
Septic system with RV sani-dump inlet
Off-grid electrical system
Bright, warm, 816 square foot, renovated two-storey home:
-1st floor (16 x 24) plus mudroom (6 x 8)
-2nd floor (16 x 24) with gambrel roof
Bright 1st floor (kitchen, living room) extensively renovated with all new:
-Osburn Regent 1000 (WETT/ CSA certified) woodstove,
-6×8 mudroom addition,
-interior wall sheathing and trim,
-timber bracing to reinforce existing ponderosa timbers,
-local interior fir butcher block counters,
-sliding door, opening onto 24 x 8 south-facing, yellow cedar deck overlooking the creek and backyard.
2nd storey with gambrel roof and beautiful acoustics renovated with new subfloor and wide-plank, raised-grain, solid fir flooring.
Completely mouse-free for over two years!
Self-sufficient homestead is set up for comfortable off-grid living with :
-satellite internet (Xplornet)
-AC/DC power system including 550Ah battery bank, AC inverter (for regular AC power needs), and interior 12V DC lighting, 2 USB chargers, 1 automotive-style 12V outlet in main home, plus busbars for easy expansion of 12V connections in main home and mud room.
-flexible charging options to suit your power needs: easily accessible connections for gas generator + charger, and two 400 watt solar panels plus Outback FM60 charge controller
* Home is less than 100m from power lines if you want to hook up to Hydro.
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|Parking Space Total||4|
|Property Type||Single Family|
|Bedrooms Above Ground||1|
|Basement Type||Crawl Space|
|Construction Style Attachment||Detached|
|Heating Type||Radiant Heat|
|Size Irregular||3.77 Acre|
|Size Total Text||3.77 Acre|2 - 4.99 Acres|