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700 Upper Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island BC V8K 1S1

Recently Purchased

A Farm Estate Inspired by the Love of Horses

House Recently Purchased - Salt Spring Island BC


This impressive equestrian acreage is one of Salt Spring’s signature rural estates and has been lovingly developed and tended by horse enthusiasts.  Set on 10 acres of substantially flat land with a gentle natural ravine to a pond, the property feels extremely rural yet is just a few minutes from downtown. The grounds include a six-stall stable, six grass paddocks, two grass fields, a 20×60 dressage ring with 10 ft, track and a round training pen.  There are extensive watering systems in place for the paddocks, barns and arena.

The main house – a deluxe 2,600 square foot custom design of timber and frame construction – features an elegant, sunny interior of strength and durability.  Stone and wood interplay throughout spacious entertaining areas and offer beautiful views of the colourful grounds and grazing fields.  Positioned for all day sun, the property boasts numerous fruit trees and tremendous opportunity for children and pets to play on a level parklike setting. Two additional living arrangements – the original 3 bedroom pan abode residence attached to the main house and a newer 2 bedroom manufactured home – expand the possibilities here.

The arrangement of rural buildings is both practical and pleasing to the eye.  The southeast corner of the property is designated for horse and rider with a private gated entry to the property through a tall stand of perimeter trees and flanked by fenced paddocks and pasture.  Just beyond is the impeccable barn and stable with ample parking to accommodate vehicles, trailers and an array of implements and supplies. Further along is the private drive to the secondary residence for family or staff.  The main residence is sited along the rear of the property for utmost privacy and optimum southern exposure. Exclusively listed with Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Extraordinary Features:

  • 12×14 stalls with quality hardware, rubber floor mats, automatic waterers, custom stall cabinets and individual blanket racks
  • 14×24 individual run outs with pipe rail fencing
  • Hot and cold water wash rack/tack up area with rubber mats
  • 12×14 heated tack room with sink, saddle racks, bridle hooks and seasonal blanket storage
  • Heated 3 piece bath
  • Washer & dryer for horse and rider
  • Insulated barn
  • High tensile vinyl system fencing with pressure treated posts augmented with electric fencing
  • 20×60 all-weather dressage ring built to USDF standards with 20 tonnes of crushed rubber and sand footing
  • 10 foot perimeter track
  • Sprinkler system for dust control
  • Bridle trails
  • 25 meter round training ring
  • Large and small ponds for irrigation of ring, gardens and lawn
  • Hay barn holds 15 tonnes hay storage
  • Bedding barn with sliding doors holds 4 units of shavings
  • Professional office or studio space with private entrance
  • Garage with overheight doors
  • Workshop and implement shed
  • Plumbed greenhouse


  • Zoning: A1
  • Water: Private deep well with 1,000 gallon storage
  • Waste: Private septic
  • Taxes: $5,647.81 (2017)
  • Located across from Salt Spring Golf Club
  • Within walking distance to Portlock Sports Park, Movie Theatre and St. Mary Lake
  • Nearby public bus route
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