Property A: Truly Exceptional, 
A Nature Lover’s Dream “SOLD!”

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550 West River Road N. South Dumfries (Glen Morris) Sold only together with adjacent 30.5 ac Property B

By appointment only. Guided viewing only. Signed waiver required. See CAUTION below for details.

PRICE : $450,000

The best of both worlds – prestige country at your front door, and at your back, your own private tract of prime – forest, cold water stream and river wilderness, fronting on the Grand River. It’s a very special place and for good reasons.

The Meadow Property A

Location:

First is its location-location-location. It fronts on the Grand River a Canadian Heritage River. In 2009 The Canadian Fly Fisher magazine rated it #1 in a list of the top ten ”Do it yourself Fly Fishing Destinations” in Ontario, which speaks well for the condition of the river. As well as fronting on the river the building envelop for the construction of a home is on the prestigious and scenic West River Road that winds its way along the river from Cambridge to the quaint Village of Glen Morris and then on to Paris. The property is on a plateau on a 90 degree bend in the road as you come down the river bank into Glen Morris. Look for the sign on the left. Glen Morris straddles the river and is connected by the Glen Morris Bridge. The village sports a small general store/restaurant/ gas bar, a library, a community centre and a large public elementary school that recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. And then it’s just a short drive to Cambridge, Paris, St. George and Brantford.

Description:

Second there is a lot of it. There are 62.5 acres of loggable Carolinian Forest, most of which is environmentally protected and some of which is wetland. The approved building lot is zoned agriculture. All the following measurements are approximate and need to be verified by a purchaser before completing a transaction. The property is more or less rectangular with the 1070 ft. north border fronting on West River Road and the 1493 ft. south border fronting on the river. At this point the river which generally flows south – flows west. The 2168 ft. east border is shared with a similar 30.5 acre property that is also for sale by a related party. This east border is in two sections. The first runs 1566 ft. north from the river. The second veers northwest 602 ft and divides the West River Road Building envelop between the two properties. The 1006 ft. west border is shared with a triangular property that is at the intersection of Glen Morris Road (the Bridge Road) and West River Road. There is a private lane from West River Rd. that leads down through the property to a football field sized meadow in the middle of the property. At the bottom right corner of the meadow there is a trail that winds its way through the forest down and over a cold water stream to the river. To the left of the meadow another trail follows the stream to the river. At the river there is a site where you can camp, picnic, launch a boat and fly fish for, bass, rainbow trout, walleye, northern pike, cat fish and more. There are 82 species of fish in the Grand River watershed. There is another trail that runs along the river right to the bridge. Then starting at the bridge there is 333 ft. of frontage along Glen Morris Rd.

Flora and Fauna:

Third, and for some the most important, there is the flora and fauna. The following excerpt from a web site titled – “The Grand River, Great Canadian Rivers” tells the story. “Carolinian Climate The Grand River Forest, a narrow ribbon of land between Cambridge and Paris, closely resembles the habitat of the Carolinas in the south eastern United States. Known as a Carolinian forest, this diverse ecosystem supports over 800 plant species, including oaks, hickories, butternuts and the sun-loving sassafras, tulip and mulberry trees. The forest contains more endangered bird and animal species than any other zone in Canada. Hike or cycle through the Grand River Forest on the 18 kilometre Cambridge to Paris Rail Trail.” This trail, by the way, is on the opposite side of the river but with easy access via the Glen Morris Bridge.

Due Diligence:

Fourth, much of the due diligence work has already been done. There is a geo-technical report on the building envelop and is included here. It pointed up the need for a bio-filter type septic system . The building site was approved based on a Waterloo Bio Filter. The web site for the company has been included. There is also a complete set of architectural drawings for a home on the property. A sketch of the foot print of the home has been included. The current owners have spent countless hours tending to the property without in any way spoiling its natural beauty.

Please take the time to review the details on each of the features mentioned that confirm that this is truly an exceptional property. Then call to arrange a guided tour. You won’t be disappointed.

Please see additional documents, plans and photographs.

CAUTION: TOURING THE PROPERTY IS BY GUIDED VIEWING ONLY,  AND BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  IT IS TOTALLY AT YOUR OWN RISK WITH A SIGNED WAIVER..  APART FROM THE BUILDING ENVELOP  THIS IS MOSTLY UNDISTURBED NATURAL FOREST. HIKING SHOES ARE PREFERABLE BUT YOU CAN WALK THE TRAILS IN SNEAKERS . THEY MAY GET A BIT MUDDY IN A FEW PLACES.  YOU CAN ALSO WALK MUCH  OF THE PROPERTY IN SNEAKERS BUT IN SOME PLACES IT CAN BE DIFFICULT. OTHER PLACES REQUIRE BOOTS. BE PREPARED TO CROSS THE STREAMS ON ROCKS OR A LOG.  BE PREPARED FOR SOME STEEP SLOPES THAT COULD BE SLIPPERY. FOR THOSE UNACCUSTOMED TO SUCH TERRAIN A WALKING STICK IS ADVISABLE. A COPY OF THE WAIVER WILL BE POSTED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IN THE “DOCUMENTS, PLANS AND PHOTOGRAPHS” SECTION.