West Coast Home & Property
Hornby Island Organic blueberries, with Tourist income
Hornby Island, Gulf Islands, British Columbia
Great views, great soil, west coast house, farming income. This sunny 10 acre ALR organic blueberry farm with a vineyard has good income from summer visitors as well as proven farm income & low farm status taxes. Potential for a grape or fruit winery. Across from Little Tribune Bay & 5 minute walk to the Co-op; Little Tribune Farm & Winery has a spectacular rammed earth winery building (main floor 1660 sqft) with a deep, cool 1300 sqft cellar; crush pad & tasting room. Built in 2011 it is the most spectacular rammed earth building in the Northern Gulf Islands. 3 acre of blueberries, 3 acres of grapes, deer fence, all drainage & irrigation in place. 20x50 two story machine shop building, including a self contained 400 sqft suite with adjacent 500 sqft potential Yoga Studio; 15x20 wood shop building, small root cellar, 620 sqft rental studio attached to the house, 7500 gallons of water tank storage. 4 sources of water: a deep well, shallow well, large pond & roof top collection. Heat is from wood burning stoves/fireplaces as back up to electric & propane. Excellent septic with 3 tanks. Soil is sandy loam with clay subsurface. Large pond holds over 2 million gallons of water, more than enough to irrigate everything in a rainless summer, including the mature & new fruit & fig trees near the house, as well as the ornamental garden and trees. The pond is naturally lined with blue clay. Many recent repairs, including new roofs, deep well pump, 220 wiring & propane heat. Drip line renewal, and soil improvements. The house is a timeless West Coast one story, two bedrooms with a den. Level entry. Lots of decks and glass to bring the view of the ocean and mountains home. All furniture, dishes and bedding for the summer rentals included in price. This is a turn key feature with proven income, happy visitors and lots of return business. Price also includes one John Deere 5400 N Tractor, low hours with rototiller and specialty side tiller for the blueberries.
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EcoProperty ID: 46370 Date posted to EcoProperty.ca: Jul 6 2018