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1280 Ruffels Road | $755,000
Brenda Nicolls*
P. (250) 248-8371
F. (250) 248-3550
Phone Brenda P. (250) 248-4321
Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty (PIHBO)
173 West Island Hwy
Parksville BC
Canada V9P 2H1
Data Source: Statistics Canada
Years (35 year max)

Address 1280 Ruffels Road
Sub AreaZ5 Errington/Coombs/Hilliers
State/ProvinceBritish Columbia
SoldNovember 2017
Property TypeSingle Family
Lot Size5.90 Acres
Floor Space3563 Square Feet
Year Built1982
Parking3 Spaces, Carport - Single, Garage - Double
Taxes $2,237
Tax Year2017
MLS® #429810

Welcome to your very own Nirvana, a place of perfect peace and happiness! Embraced by scenic forestland, wide-open blue skies, and endless privacy you'll find this beautiful 5.89 acre property hosting a 3563 sqft country-style character home with 4-5 Bedrooms, 2 full Baths plus 2 half Baths, a 1406 sqft 2 Bed/2 Bath Mobile ideal for extended family situations, and several outbuildings all perfectly located on a quiet rural road just a short drive to 2 beautiful parks as well as Parksville and Qualicum Beach for shopping and all amenities. This very special property boasts fencing and cross-fencing, pastureland for grazing animals, several outbuildings, plus superb split-zoning opening the potential for subdivision. It's much more than just a new home, it's an entirely new lifestyle! From a quiet country road, a gated entry drive winds back onto the picturesque acreage and leads to a well-maintained family home full of country charm and awaiting your updating ideas. All day-to-day living areas are on the main level including a generously-sized Living Room boasting an airy overheight cedar ceiling with vaults and a bay window with a big window seat, as well as a Dining Room with picture windows and extra space for your favorite china cabinetry. Adjacent you'll find a 2 pc Powder Room with a pedestal sink, and a spacious Country Kitchen with an island, lots of solid wood cabinetry and counter space, tile flooring, a breakfast bar, and a bright Nook with a leaded glass door leading out to a sizable partly-covered deck that wraps around the back of home and looks onto the beautiful acreage, the perfect spot for an afternoon of sun-worshiping or a peaceful outdoor dinner. An adorable floor-to-ceiling red brick feature hosting a woodstove brings radiant warmth and cozy comfort to the huge Family Room featuring a soaring wooden ceiling vault with dual skylights, cedar wood flooring, a huge bay window offering an abundance of natural light, and sliding glass doors leading out to the deck. A pull-down ladder offers access to an upper level loft area that could serve as a home office, space for your arts & crafts, or add a flat screen TV and you'll have a great TV/gaming room for the kids that doesn't need to be constantly tidied. From the roomy foyer, steps lead to an upper landing with gleaming wood flooring extending into all bedrooms including a Master Suite with a large walk-in closet, a lovely sitting area, and a 4 pc ensuite with a tub/shower combo and the same tile flooring that you'll find in the 4 pc Main Bath. Completing the upper level are 3 good-sized Bedrooms offering lots of space for the entire family. Superb extra living space can be found on the walk-out lower level, home to a spacious Rec Room sporting a “Kootenay Jade” rock feature with a woodstove plus an exterior access door leading out to a covered patio with a handy wood storage area. In addition there's a glass-paneled door to a generously-sized Family Room with its own storage area, ideal for offering your teenagers their private own space or use it to create a little Suite...the nearby Laundry Room has a toilet, as well as a tub sink, shelving, cupboards, and a Sauna Room. Among the extras in the main home you'll find a security system, a heat pump,a built-in vacuum system, a replaced 30-year roof (2005), and a south facing back garden. Tucked away off the entry drive you'll find a neat and tidy 1406 sqft 2 Bed plus Den/2 Bath ranch-style mobile nicely separated from the main home and perfect for in-laws/extended family, a great rental income generator, or ideal for the older kids when it's time to start their own family...close but not too close! This bright and delightful home features a spacious layout that includes an open plan Kitchen, Living & Dining Room with large windows framing picturesque views of the forest. The Living Room sports a wide doorway leading to a sizable Family Room addition with an overheight ceiling, a woodstove, and a forest view picture window, while adjacent is a large foyer offering secondary access to the home and a Master Suite with a ceiling vault and a large 3 pc ensuite. The bright well-planned Kitchen features a generous amount of white cabinetry, replaced appliances including a fridge, a built-in countertop stove, and a wall oven, and a door leading out to a private covered deck. Completing the layout: a Den/Office with a built-in desk and cupboards, a good-sized Bedroom with a mirrored closet and built-in storage drawers, a 4 pc Bath with a tub/shower combo, and in-unit laundry facilities with cupboards and a replaced washer/dryer. Among the extra features you'll find great upgrades done over the years including newer plumbing and electrical wiring, a replaced roof (2012), an economical heat pump, and lots of parking with a covered carport nearby. The sunny fenced/cross-fenced acreage is perfect for raising some animals and growing your own food with its fruit trees including apple, pear, plum, peach, and cherry, plus strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and much could literally live off the land! There are several outbuildings including a 2 room Shop with a replaced roof (2014) and an attached greenhouse/fenced area with raised garden beds. In addition there's a seasonal creek and pond area with lovely rockwork and a second fenced area offering more space to grow food or an awesome dog run for your furry companions. The huge back field has a framed-in 3 storey pyramid structure drawing good energy to the land and offering space that could be finished and used in variety of ways: create a fabulous outdoor party room, a quiet zen area, an arts/crafts studio, or extend the driveway and use it as a food stand to sell your farm-fresh meat, produce and greens. A shallow well is used to irrigate the gardens, while a drilled well with a filtration system services the house and mobile (the casing and pump were replaced in 2005). There are two separate septic systems (age unknown), and approx half of the acreage is zoned R2 while the other half is zoned ALR offering the potential for subdivision. You're within minutes of the Errington Center with its general store for gas, groceries, and liquor, the shops of the Errington Village strip mall, as well as the seasonal farmers market, a great place to sell your fresh produce and handicrafts. It's a short drive to the Englishman River Regional Park and Englishman River Falls Provincial Park, less than 20 minutes to North Nanaimo, plus easy access to both the Alberni and Inland Highways makes for easy travel throughout Oceanside. Bring your most imaginative ideas...this very special acreage awaits your creativity and is ready to begin its next chapter. Don't miss this rare opportunity, book your viewing today!

Listed by Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty (PBO)

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    Welcome!  My name is Brenda Nicolls and I am a real estate agent with Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty.  I am very active in the community and have been a contributing member since I taught summer swimming at the beach as a teenager.  I have been a permanent resident for over 40 years in the Parksville – Qualicum Beach area where my husband, Steven Grauer, and I have raised our two children, Gabrielle and Nicollas. 

    I offer sincere and knowledgeable advice when you need it. I am very fortunate to live and work in these unique seaside communities with their gorgeous West Coast scenery and very moderate climate. I know the Oceanside community and can apply this knowledge to your advantage. 

    Prior to starting my career in real estate, I worked as a school teacher, operated a family Bed and Breakfast, and spent many years as a local event coordinator. My community involvement has been extensive; from long-time coordinator of the Rotary/Chamber Gala Auction, former Director of the Qualicum Beach Residents Association, former Director of the Parks and Recreation Commission, one of the founding Board members of the Bard to Broadway Summer Theatre, and I am currently an active member of the local Chamber of Commerce.

    In 2003, I was the office manager for the successful “Rivers Edge” subdivision in Parksville and became an expert on that particular real estate project. I later went on to successfully market both “Benson Meadows” and “The Bluffs” for MacDonald Development.

    Since starting my professional Real Estate career in 2004, I have consistently been one of the top realtors in the Oceanside area. In 2014, I was ranked #1 at Coast Realty Group (Parksville/Qualicum Beach) for the 2nd year in a row, and the top producer for 2014 in all 14 Coast Realty offices on the Island.

    Royal LePage Parksville Qualicum Beach & Coast Realty merged in August 2015 and I have achieved the Diamond Award, which ranks me in the top 3% of Royal LePage agents across Canada.

    I apply my passion for helping people to my real estate career. Along with my honesty, organizational skills, and determination to fulfill the task at hand, I work diligently in the best interests of my clients. Whether you are buying or selling, I will do my best to assist you with all your real estate needs. 

    I look forward to hearing from you…call me at 250-248-4321 or 250-752-6926 anytime.


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