Cowichan Valley Equestrian Estate

Listed at $17,900,000

One-of-a-kind equestrian estate!

the finest in quality, detail, and craftsmanship throughout

Iconic Cowichan Valley equestrian estate set in its own valley! The original farmhouse, set on 287 acres (4 titles) of pastured and treed land, was built in 1896 and has been completely remodeled and updated to a bespoke manor of 6,967 sq. ft. spread over three levels. Four bedrooms, four baths, two laundries, library, study (paneled), formal dining and media room. Kitchen features conservatory dining area (glass ceiling), massive island, butler’s pantry and all high-end appliances including a LaCornue range from France. Custom millwork and cabinetry throughout the residence and 3 custom English style ‘Rumford’ wood burning fireplaces. Heating is geo-thermal through in-floor and original cast iron radiators. The wine cellar is lined with original red brick and is temperature and humidity controlled. English ‘Perrin & Rowe’ solid brass plumbing fixture throughout as well as solid brass light fixtures and cabinet hardware. Outdoor there are brick patios as well as the large covered front deck with pasture and mountain views. There is also an outdoor brick BBQ and summer kitchen, roof-top fire sprinkler system, and the gardens are irrigated.

The brand-new horse stable is 4,128 sq. ft. and features 6 stalls, each with an outdoor paddock and S/S automatic watering systems. The stone base of the barn structure is Whistler basalt stone with custom fabricated concrete stone cap, interlocking paver floor surface, timber trusses, solid wood stall and barn doors with custom fabricated metal. The heated tack room has custom millwork, porcelain tile floors, kitchenette, medical room, laundry and water closet. Custom fitted horse washing and grooming stalls, hay and shaving storage areas, two fire suppression cabinets (one at each end of the barn) and mechanical air ventilation system. To complete the horse facilities there is a 175’ X 65’ jumping arena with Euro style yellow cedar fencing and a 65’ diameter round ring for lunging.

The hay barn and workshop is 2600 sq. ft. overall. 1480 sq. ft. of full height (27’ 6”) hay storage, a 670 sq. ft. heated workshop has a custom wood work bench with tool storage, custom wood storage racks, and another 450 sq. ft. of covered outdoor storage. The building is constructed utilizing 12” X 12” solid timber post and beam on a base of Whistler basalt stone with custom concrete cap. Like the barn, the roof is a standing seam metal roof and the floor is interlocking paver.

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Vitual Tour – Residence

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The property has a caretakers home that is 3314 sq. ft. (2244 sq. ft. finished). It is a 3 bed, 3 bath home situated at the highest point of the property to take in the surrounding views. There is a large loafing barn that was used to house a heard of water buffalo (previous owners), a semi-decommissioned milking barn and a covered hay/animal holding area.

Underground hydro services, central propane system distributes gas via underground piping. Complete new well, cistern and water treatment system. There is a new site drainage system, extensive landscaping and yellow cedar fencing and cultivated fruit orchard and vegetable garden.

This is an idyllic location, southern exposure, surrounded by new and mature growth forest land set against the Koksilah Ridge of mountains west towards Lake Cowichan. Kelvin Creek meanders for a mile through the property with a bridge to the other side. Hiking trails abound and the Trans Canada Trail is a quarter of a mile from the boundary.