sharper_deer.jpg
SolaceHouse_Primely_Situated.JPG
dark_ferns.jpg
P9060020.JPG
H004-03.jpg
sharper_deer.jpg

Natural Quietude


40 acres of forest, a mere 20-minute drive from a major city...

SCROLL DOWN

Natural Quietude


40 acres of forest, a mere 20-minute drive from a major city...

SolaceHouse_Primely_Situated.JPG

Primely Situated


Peaceful woodland living on the prairie's edge...

Primely Situated


Peaceful woodland living on the prairie's edge...

 

Location, location, location...

This prime property is ideally situated to provide both the quiet enjoyment of country living and the practical convenience of proximity to Winnipeg. Located just off of Canada's famous Trans-Canada Highway (aka Hwy.#1), a 20-minute drive westward takes one to the city's perimeter, and 35 minutes gets you to Portage & Main, (aka the "crossroads of Canada"). Half way to the city, you'll pass signs informing you that you are "crossing the longitudinal center" of this great country.

The town of  Ste. Anne (Sainte-Anne-des-Chênes) is 10 minutes from Solace House, and Steinbach, Manitoba's third-largest city, is a 20-minute drive southward. Less than an hour to the east lies Falcon Lake (in spectacular Whiteshell Provincial Park) and it's 10 minutes more to the Ontario border. No less than 10 golf courses are within a 20-minute circumference, and the nearby Sandilands Provincial Forest is a favourite destination for mountain bikers, cross-country skiers, and wild-mushroom foragers. 

The 40-acre tract of land (1/16th of a square mile / 161,880 m² / 16.19 hectares / about the size of 25 FIFA World Cup soccer fields) has 660' of frontage on a year-round "schoolbus" road and is a half-mile (2640') deep. Zoning allows for potential subdivision to a minimum of 5-acre lots, offering considerable development opportunities.

 
dark_ferns.jpg

Clean & Green


Solace House is surrounded by a natural,
  pesticide-and-herbicide-free landscape...  

Clean & Green


Solace House is surrounded by a natural,
  pesticide-and-herbicide-free landscape...  

 

Once upon a time... Lake Agassiz

The land that Solace House is built on is part of what once constituted ancient Lake Agassiz, the massive "inland ocean" formed from glacial meltwater at the end of the last Ice Age, that covered the flat plains until some 8500 years ago. Driving east from Winnipeg, one encounters gradual and undulating rises in the land as the prairie turns to forest — sand eskers and gravel ridgelines bear witness to the retreating waters. 

Approximately 32 acres of the 40-acre property is treed, predominantly with aspen (Populus tremuloides), balsam poplar, willow, oak, birch, and tamarack, along with several prominent stands of towering white spruce (Picea glauca). A varied understory is home to remarkably diverse fauna and flora, including a variety of edible berries and mushrooms. Solace House sits in a small, tailored clearing near the road, while a larger clearing 2/3 of the way back in the land features a natural meadow, shallow marsh, and a 3-acre pond. 

 
P9060020.JPG

4-Season Splendor


Nestled amidst nature, Solace House enjoys the richness of diverse flora and fauna, and a kaleidoscope of dramatically changing seasons... 

4-Season Splendor


Nestled amidst nature, Solace House enjoys the richness of diverse flora and fauna, and a kaleidoscope of dramatically changing seasons... 

H004-03.jpg

Vitally Connected


"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair."
—  Khalil Gibran —

Vitally Connected


"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair."
—  Khalil Gibran —