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$698,000
2 beds 2 baths
8794 Gravel Pit Road Slocan Nelson, BC SIGN # 197511

Description

Stunning 2 Bed 2 Bath Home on 6 acres with an extraordinary 330 feet of completely private and peaceful waterfront! The distinctive, all season, two bedroom, two story home offers picturesque vistas from every room in the house on 6 level acres in a park like setting. The gleaming hardwood floors will grab your attention the moment you enter the home. It's southern exposure provides plenty of sun from 6:30 am to early evening.

With the house being located far enough from the highway, and a rare waterfront feature, you will find the traffic noise limited for maximum comfort. Savour the natural landscaping, incredible views, and serene ambiance from your choice of two covered porches (one wired for surround sound) or one upper and lower open deck at the gateway to the world renowned Valhalla Provincial Park.

Unique boat access from the property to Slocan Lake just upstream, as well as a concrete boat launch just 3 minutes away at Slocan beach. Sailboat moorings are also available there.
Valhalla Provincial Park attracts hiking and camping enthusiasts from all over the world. Launch your kayak or canoe just steps from your front porch and paddle down to the delicate and breathtaking Walter Clough Wildlife Reserve just minutes downstream.

Make a few casts with your fly rod and experience the heart stopping moment, seeing a rainbow rise to your dry fly from the bottom of the crystal clear water, or paddle upstream for a tour on Slocan Lake. The lake is one of the last drinkable lakes remaining in the world today. The entire, undisturbed, west shoreline of the lake is vast and gorgeous Provincial Park property where there's dozens of campsites, picnic tables, fire pits, and clean / serviced toilet facilities.

Jump on your quad or snowmobile and ride right off the property onto some of the most adventurous terrain in all of the Kootenays. The private wooded lot on the east property boundary, boarders the Slocan Valley rail trail for convenient access to picturesque walking, jogging, biking, and groomed cross country skiing. The dedicated heli-pad at the southwest corner of the property, allows for spectacular heli-skiing right out your front door. There are heli-ski tenures in the towering Valhalla range directly above the house. Charter the helicopter and guide, and the world's greatest powder skiing awaits you. There's also lots of great ski touring slopes surrounding the area.

Change it up with a peaceful soak in the hot tub overlooking the river, surrounded by all the resident wildlife which inhabits the property and river. There's an enormous 40' x 30' shop with its own separate 200 amp electrical service. The 10 ft and 14 ft overhead doors with 16 ft ceiling height, commercial lighting, and built in work benches, offer plenty of shop space as well as lots of room to store your autos, quads, R.V.'s, sail and motor boats, snowmobiles, toys, motorcycles, and hobbies. The shop was designed to allow for 10' of extension on either side and still maintain two storey capabilities suitable for a second floor loft or residential apartments, dorms, etc.

Out buildings include a large 20' x 14' storage shed / car port or boat storage, a chicken coup and run with an attached 22' x 14' covered carport. There's also a garden shed, wood shed, dove cage, and small animal pen. There's a multitude of great sites that can be dedicated for RV hook ups. Also, many great building sites suitable for small cottages, cabins, etc. Amenities such as grocery and liquor store, gas station, restaurant, curling club, elementary school, and local shops are just a two minute drive to Slocan.

The Valley Views golf course is under a 10 minute drive, and it's only 45 minutes to Castlegar airport. The kids will have a blast at the skateboard park, a short walk or bike ride away. The popular rock and cliff climbing attraction ranging from beginner to expert is located at the Slocan bluffs directly east of Slocan beach. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own this world class paradise property, which always guarantees to be unequivocally enchanting.

THE PROPERTY:

We always refer to this property as "incredibly enchanting", which truly is an understatement. The six flat acres, approximately 60% cleared and landscaped, is surrounded by beautiful, mature forest with the crystal clear, slow moving river bordering the west boundary. The property is located on the second lot downstream of the Gravel Pit Road bridge, on the east side of the river. The house and most of the property cannot be seen from the road or bridge. There's a private road running parallel and directly west of the Slocan Valley rail trail, which leads to the property's entrance where there's a lockable access gate on the right. Upon entering through the gate, the driveway leads you through the private wooded area either straight down to the river, and boat launch area, or veers to the right and leads to the shop area. The well-manicured grounds provide a "forest green" canvass for the dark shadows of the trees, that quietly creep around the property on clear sunny days. This section of the Slocan River is host to an extremely sensitive eco system that is vibrant with a vast array of diverse wildlife, providing continuous entertainment. You cannot drive onto the property without seeing 3 or 4 deer scampering for cover from the open areas to the safety of the woods. There are 6 - 8 deer that live on the property year-round, and every spring there are few new baby fawns playing on the grounds.
The world class, fly fishing is one of the best fishing spots on the entire river (we hate to advertise this, but it is a great feature). Naturally, the birds of prey already know this, Mother Nature would have it no other way, and there's many Eagles, Osprey, and Blue Herron either perched upon tree tops, or circling above and diving into the river then flying off with their catch. The world class birding this area provides is the most carefree access to "the greatest show on earth." There are four or five species of ducks, as well as Canadian Geese, and white Swans that migrate to this area and play on the river. Every spring parades of ducks and geese swim up and down our shoreline putting their baby ducklings on display.

There are hundreds, of other bird species which is one reason why the nearby area has been designated as a wildlife reserve. Unless you're an absolute expert, you will need a book to identify all the birds, and their songs that serenade the property.

Almost forgot to mention the many species of hummingbirds buzzing around. Many days in the summer we have to take the feeder down on our porch as it can get to be crazy, like a swarm of bees. If you're not familiar with the Slocan Valley Rail Trail that borders the east property line, google it, and get good information from its own site. The opening paragraph reads, "Winding gently through one of the most beautiful river valleys in British Columbia, the Slocan Valley Rail Trail offers easy access to 50 km of breath taking scenery."

There's way too much to put into words about our river, lake, and property. You have to experience it in person to really understand what's here.

Property Details

  • Property Type:
    Farm or Acreage with dwelling
  • Property Use:
    Residential
  • Exterior:
    Wood
  • Flooring:
    Carpet, Ceramic Tile, Hardwood, Linoleum
  • Levels:
    2
  • Space:
    1,736 sq. ft. (161 m2)
  • Foundation:
    Poured Concrete
  • Roof Age:
    2 years old (circa 2017)
  • Cabinets:
    Laminate
  • Countertop:
    Laminate
  • Garage:
    Multi-Vehicle
  • Driveway:
    Gravel
  • Heat Method:
    Forced Air
  • Heat Source:
    Electricity
  • Lot:
    261,360 sq. ft. / 6.00 ac. (24,280 m2)
  • Water Source:
    Well
  • Waste Water:
    Septic Field

Location Details

Education
  • Day Care
  • Primary School
Health & Wellness
  • Fitness Centre
  • Walking Trails
Recreation
  • Baseball Diamond
  • Beach
  • Community Centre
  • Golf Course
  • Lake
  • Library
  • Park
  • Playground
  • Soccer Pitch
Religion
  • Church

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