Farm For Sale in Merritt, BC

2288 Willgoose Rd


Equestrian Facility with Home and Income Options

Farm / Acreage / Home-Based Business Potential / Ranch For Sale in Merritt, BC - 3 bed, 2 bath

This seller is willing to negotiate commission with any real estate agent who brings an acceptable offer from a qualified buyer.

Main Features
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Square Feet
10 acres
Lot Size
1 Story
Built in 2006
Annual Taxes
The Basics
  • Property Type: Farm / Acreage / Home-Based Business Potential / Ranch
  • Ad Type: For Sale
  • Listing ID: 789733
Price: $725,000
  • Address: 2288 Willgoose Rd
  • Neighbourhood: Canford / Sunshine Valley
  • City: Merritt
  • Province/State: British Columbia
  • Postal/Zip Code: V1K 1N7
  • Country: Canada
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Property Description

10 acres of prime, completely useable land in the Beautiful Sunshine Valley with a great home, 6 stall barn, large paddocks, pastures and huge professional built sand riding arena. Great winter southern exposure. Only 15 minutes to the City of Merritt, 1 hour to Kamloops and less than 2 hours to Chilliwack, this is a prime location at a reasonable price!

The house, a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom on useful crawlspace, features a new, professionally installed wood stove which heats the entire home for the winter, with electric forced air furnace for alternate heat source. The master suite is huge with a large 4 piece bathroom (separate shower and large jetted tub). The other bedrooms are each large enough to fit a queen sized bed comfortably. The kitchen is great, with loads of cabinet and counter space, a pantry and island. A dinette attached to the kitchen fits an 8 person dining table, and has lots of windows providing natural light and a beautiful view of the valley. An additional dining room is adjacent to the living room and could be used as a more formal dining area. The living room features a large picture window with valley views, as well as a ceiling fan for circulation of cool air in the summer, and warm air from the wood stove in the winter. The house is equipped with central air conditioning, however it is not often needed as the house is well insulated and stays quite cool in the summer. There is a large12' x 67' covered wrap around deck facing a large backyard with children's play fort and view of the property and mountains.

This property is set up to be used as a horse boarding facility, with a 6 stall barn, 6 large paddocks with space for 10+ horses and one of the largest outdoor riding arenas in the Nicola Valley - 115' x 250' sand arena professionally built with GPS leveled grading. Four of the horse paddocks are supplied with water via automatic frost free Drinking Post horse waterers - no electricity needed and they never freeze! Two frost free hydrants provide any other water regardless of temperature. The barn has 6 large stalls, a feed room and insulated, fully secure tack room. A shavings bin nearby holds a small dump truck load of shavings. 3 of the stalls are in and out with attached paddocks. 2 additional shelters provide shelter to other paddocks. The paddocks have hog fuel footing and are mainly fenced with corral panels (remainder with wood), making them very low maintenance and safe! There are two 4 acre grass pastures for turnout, or make beautiful grass/alfalfa hay (previously a great hay field, producing 800+ bales a year). A perimeter 3/4 km track around the pastures provides a great area for exercising horses, or use it as additional grass turnout. Easy access to the Kettle Valley Railway for endless riding.

The property is fenced and cross fenced in a very well thought out way, making great use of the land, the owners built it correctly as they had not planned on selling. Chicken coops and a pig pen allow for the owner to easily make enough farm income for farm status, which the property currently has. An oversized, completely fenced garden produces loads of vegetables in the summer. A shed is nearby, perfect for storing your chicken feed and/or garden tools and implements.

The owners would be willing to negotiate current chicken flock into the sale for the new owners to carry on receiving farm status with little effort/expense. This is the largest property size (10 acres) with the smallest monetary requirement ($2500) for farm status sales that you can buy! The market for farm fresh eggs in Merritt is great, and the $2500 per year is easy to attain.

This property has tons of water from the wells, however absolutely no concern with flooding from the river, which has been a concern for nearby properties in the last couple years. The water license from the river was successfully transferred to a drilled well in 2018, so as to not have concerns with river access across neighbouring properties. The drilled well produces 100+ GPM and can be legally used to irrigate the pastures for grazing or hay production. A pump and main line to be installed in the Spring of 2019. The domestic water comes from an additional well, which produces 15+ GPM, and even in the driest months, produces fantastic water, both in supply and quality. No iron means the water tastes great and doesn't stain clothes! A reverse osmosis water filtration system and water softening system also remove any other possible contaminants from the water. The domestic water well is located in a heated well house and has a 1/3 horsepower submersible pump.

RV electrical hookup on the wellhouse to allow your friends and family to come visit.

This property is within the Lower Nicola Fire Protection area!

GST applies to portion of sale price.

Measurements to be verified if important to buyer.

Other Features
Wood Stove
Air Conditioning
Private Entrance
Main Level Kitchen 4.57m x 3.66m   (15' x 12')
Main Level Dining Room 3.66m x 3.05m   (12' x 10')
Main Level Living / Dining Room (Combined) 7.01m x 3.96m   (23' x 13')
Main Level Laundry Room 2.84m x 2.69m   (9'4" x 8'10")
Main Level Bedroom 1 / Master 4.57m x 3.81m   (15' x 12'6")
Main Level Bedroom 2 3.96m x 2.90m   (13' x 9'6")
Main Level Bedroom 3 3.96m x 2.90m   (13' x 9'6")
Main Level Bathroom 3.96m x 2.44m   (13' x 8')
Main Level Bathroom 2.84m x 1.52m   (9'4" x 5')
Main Level Foyer 3.05m x 1.37m   (10' x 4'6")
Map Location

Approximate Map Location*

2288 Willgoose Rd, Merritt, British Columbia, Canada   V1K 1N7

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This property for sale has been tagged by the seller as close to Barriere, Cache Creek Area, Chilliwack, Clearwater, Fraser Canyon, Kamloops, Kelowna, British Columbia.
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