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 Overview

Ranchland Estates offers an outstanding lifestyle and upscale living environment in BC’s pristine Nicola Valley. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, horse lovers, retirees and those seeking to escape city life, Ranchland Estates provides the ideal opportunity to “get away from it all” and enjoy the healthy benefits of country living, complete with all the comforts and conveniences of urban life.

Horse lovers will appreciate the first class equestrian facilities and outstanding riding opportunities suited to Western and English riding disciplines, while others will enjoy the wildlife and natural beauty of the rolling grasslands, the outdoor recreation and the easy pace of rural living.

Innovative infrastructure design and registered covenants and guidelines have been incorporated to support our priorities of protecting the land, your investment and your lifestyle. Ranchland Estates encompasses 900 acres with over 80% of this land parcel protected and preserved in its natural state, to ensure that you can enjoy the beauty and tranquility of this land  forever. Within the 900 acres there are 87 one acre home sites, where no property lines touch, so that each home site is an island surrounded by grasslands.

Each home site purchaser acquires a 10 acre interest, involving a deed to a 1 acre home site and panhandle driveway. The remaining 9 acres are pooled together to form the protected common land or green space, so that ownership includes a 1/87th share in the 900 acre development common land.

Every home site is surrounded on all sides by green space that has limited use and is protected from development so that the integrity of the land and your quality of life are guaranteed forever.

Home Site Attributes

  • Deed to both a 1 acre home site and panhandle driveway
  • Peaceful and private living results from predetermined home site location, significant home site separation and limited use of green space surrounding each home site
  • Spectacular 360 degree views
  • Wide variety of home sites offering various landscapes and price points
  • No requirement to build within a given time period
  • Serviced with hydro, water, sewer, telephone and paved roads
  • 1/4 acre irrigated pasture allowed per home site
  • 100% underground power to eliminate power poles and allow unobstructed views
  • Paved panhandle driveway to home site entrance
  • Fenced home sites
  • Building and landscape design guidelines protect community aesthetics and your investment
  • Horses stabled at homes sites (maximum 2 horses and 2 paddocks) or at Equestrian Centre or both

Community Attributes

  • 1/87th ownership in the 900 acre development common land
  • First class Equestrian Centre and Clubhouse with priority membership
  • Amenities include a community lounge with a patio and BBQ pit as well as a fire pit and large green play field
  • 8 km of community walking and riding trails
  • Multiple trailheads provide easy access to 12,000 acres of adjacent open grasslands offering the freedom to ride, hike or mountain bike
  • Paved access road connects home sites with Okanagan Connector Highway
  • Exceptional horseback riding
  • Excellent wildlife viewing and birding
  • Abundance of year round recreation
  • Gated community provides security and privacy
  • Prominent community entrance
  • Access to the plateau’s edge for adjacent home site owners

 

Climate and Location

  • Located in the Southern Interior dry belt with year round sunny blue skies
  • Less than 8” rainfall and over 2000 hours of sunshine annually
  • Only 2½ hours to Vancouver
  • Major centres are within easy reach (Kamloops pop. 86,000 and Kelowna pop. 125,000)
  • Close to major highways with 100% paved road access
  • 2 regional airports nearby
  • 10 minutes to shopping, dining, schools and medical care in Merritt

 

Forever is Guaranteed

  • By limiting covenant - common property, including the green space surrounding each home site, is protected by covenant to ensure it stays in its natural state forever
  • By consolidation - ensuring that surrounding ranch property will remain as one parcel of ranch land and never be broken up or developed
  • By Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) designation - adjacent crown range and private ranchlands are in the ALR and protected from future development