COUNTRY LIVING; Hosting Living and Hospitality.
St. Ann Ranch; Country Inn is selling! Located near Trochu, on 16.26 acres, this original pioneer settlement was founded by five French aristocrats, led by Armand Trochu himself. It seems that Trochu had a vision to create a town that would rival the likes of Calgary back in 1905. Trochu’s goal was to establish a ranching centre that would host French patriots and eventually welcome visitors to the area. It started with a horse breeding business and eventually the area housed all the makings of a small pioneer town. Ernest Frere who was one of the original 5 partners, took possession of the property around 1930. The property has remained in the family since that time. The classic Queen Anne style main house which is called the Devilder House is from 1903 +/- and various renovations have been done over the years. Each of the guest rooms have been exquisitely designed and maintain a traditional atmosphere. Every room and dining area welcomes you in a way that is unassuming and warm. This is truly a place where you will want to stop to think, relax, and reflect.
You can see that a small Historic village has been constructed on the property. Some of the buildings have been moved to the property and some have been reconditioned on site. You will find a “post office” and various other outbuildings which tell the story of the town. The antiques and the furniture you find in the buildings as well as in the main house will all stay.
- 3-Story, wood-frame with a fully finished walk-out basement.
- 7 Bedrooms and 6 full bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms. Total sq. ft 3325 +/- plus the basement is an extra 1834 +/- sq. ft.
- Exterior is wood / stucco / wood shake. Roof: wood shake. Windows: wood sash / storm.
- Concrete walks, concrete patio.
- Entry veranda, second level veranda, rear deck
- Services include; 2 water wells, natural gas, phone, power (100 amp), propane and septic system.
- Two wood fireplaces, electric stove, two dishwashers
- Flooring: linoleum, carpet, wood.
- Heating: Boiler (hot water heating, natural gas)
- Underground hot water piping from main residence to shed, cottage house and mobile home
- Covered gazebo
Single detached garage (336 sq. ft), slab floor, insulated, wired, plywood interior, electric opener, panel exterior with wood shake roof and overhead door. Attached lean-to.
Approx. 704 sq. ft. Also constructed around 1903. Wood siding, wood shake roof, wood sash windows, and on concrete foundation. Interior consists of 3-piece bath, two bedrooms, kitchen, dining and 4-piece bathroom. Finish consists of wood floor, wood ceiling and walls and drywall. Extras include 180 sq. ft +/- covered veranda, two gas fireplaces, gas heater and hot water radiator (piped from house) and 100amp electrical panel.
Mobile Home with addition
Constructed in 1996+/-, no model information. 16‘x 68’ (1088 sq. ft) with 165 sq. ft addition. Asphalt roof, composite siding, vinyl windows and partial vinyl siding on addition.
Wood / Tyvek / Styrofoam with plastic skirting. Interior kitchen, dining area, family room, 4-piece bathroom, three bedrooms; one with a 4-piece bathroom and laundry. The addition consists of an office space.
Finish: carpet, linoleum, drywall, paneling, laminate.
Extras include dishwasher, two sky lights, deck (575 sq. ft), hot water heating (piped from house), forced air furnace (propane), 100amp electrical panel.
Shed on skids
Metal clad exterior, wood floor, insulated, wired, cultural stone wall finish, hot water radiator (piped from house)
The zoning for the property is Local Rural Commercial.
Please keep in mind that this property is under Provincial Historic Resource.
Taxes 2018: $ 7384.24