This place has it all! At 3900' elevation there are nearly 60 acres of mature trees, meadow, 2 ponds, creek, and free flowing spring. With 9 contiguous parcels included, the homestead is on 19.5 gorgeous acres with a 2 year new home, guest building, studio, and garage. Surrounding the home and lawn are prolific gardens and fruit trees. A large and private pond offers a delightful spot to fish, swim, or just retreat. A big grassy meadow offers grazing for your animals or the wild ones that visit. This is truly a place to behold!
This was the original Day Homestead built by early settlers who came in the 1850s for gold mining. Currently it belongs to the same family who bought it in 1941 as a hunting retreat.
Located in the mountains of the California D3 hunting zone and in the migratory and home area for deer and other wildlife. Between Bucks Lake and Lake Oroville, and with a plethora of creeks and streams nearby, the fisherman need never be pining for a good day or place to go fishing. Right in the on-site pond catfish, bass, and blue gill have been caught! Trout are in the creeks and the nearby lakes and Feather River.
The property is in the Plumas National Forest and borders USFS lands but is easily accessible by paved highway maintained year round by Butte County.
Natural springs feed into two lovely ponds. Additional springs feed into water tanks for domestic use overflowing continually into gravity flow, piped irrigation ditches to the garden areas. Year round Mosquito Creek borders a portion of the property. Water is plentiful with plenty of pressure. Property enjoys riparian water rights to all sources.
Mature fruit trees include several varieties of apple, pear, plum, persimmon, walnut, and chestnut. Boysenberries, vegetables, and just about everything else grow well in this sunny, fertile ground.
Mature forest with timber on all, except one parcel, has not been logged in over 40 years. That one was logged about 25 years ago.
Just right for comfortable mountain living the current home was built in 2011 in the footprint and basement of the old homestead house which, unfortunately burnt down. On the 19.5 acre parcel the new home is sturdily built to "green" measures, is well insulated, has fireproof Hardyboard siding, a metal roof, and dual paned windows. Two full length porches are screened for summer enjoyment and have plexiglass panels for winter protection.
Inside the immaculate 1144 sf home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths one appreciates the open and spacious living area with its vaulted ceiling. The beautiful oak floors and granite counter tops are sure to please. The efficient wood stove in the living room heats the whole house easily and one will never run out of firewood..... right on the property! Ceiling fans are in every room to circulate heat in the winter and cool air in the summer.
The darling 600 sf guest housebuilt in 2012 is permitted as a studio, has its own full bathroom, and stairs going up to a wonderful surprize loft!
The two car garage has an additional two rooms that can be used for workshop space or other uses. Built in 1969 there is also an attic above for storage or whatever. Everything is noticeably neat, clean, and well maintained.
Surrounding the immediate area of the buildings are the garden and patio areas, a huge grassy lawn, and trails leading to the other wonderful areas of the property.
The 4.85 acre parcel, adjacent to the 19.5 homestead parcel, has its own driveway in from the highway and could easily be developed as another homesite.
The ongoing enjoyment of living in and/or retreating to such a place as this cannot be overstated! It is truly lovely and ready to move in!