Gorgeous 20 Acre Equestrian Property with Character Home
Rural Camrose County
Rural Camrose County
7 Stall Stable Barn
Riding Arena + Paddocks
Your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of the most coveted equestrian lifestyle properties in Camrose County. Set among the picturesque valleys of the Battle River Badlands, find this peaceful property exuding character & history! Your very own cozy retreat set on 20 acres with shop, stables/barn, paddocks, & riding arena.
With history and coziness at its core, this property is nothing short of breathtaking. Your very own piece of heaven only 30 mins from Camrose, Stettler or Bashaw and 1.5 hours SE of Edmonton.
The main house is the original 1918 Norbo District one room schoolhouse moved with care to this current location in 1987 and fully renovated in 2000. No expense was spared in keeping the character and charm while adding modern convenience and comfort. The 1,223 sqft walkout (2,224 sqft total) boasts 3 beds and 1.5 baths over two levels and overlooks the serene countryside with spectacular sunrise views.
Floor to ceiling windows flank the East and South walls of the open and bright living area, keeping the charm of the original structure. A modern kitchen with a stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and eat-at peninsula flow seamlessly into the dining & relaxing living areas complete with wood burning stove. An amazing 20x20, three season, covered sunroom extend this comfortable main floor - perfect for entertaining or just enjoying a quiet and blissful time to connect with nature. A comfortable guest room, convenient foyer and 2-piece guest bath with custom tile work complete the the walk-in level.
Take relaxation to the next level in your expansive walkout primary suite with views of the spectacular sunrises along with a gas fireplace, walk-in closet & private patio perfect for a hot tub. Stunning views of the pristine countryside await you from the luxurious 4 piece bathroom complete with steam shower, towel warmer, soaker tub and separate water closet. An additional bedroom, office or den, laundry/storage room and cold room/wine cellar complete the walkout level of this perfectly sized lifestyle home.
Ideally suited for an equestrian couple, with multiple opportunities to enjoy this amazing property as a family. Plans are already drawn up for an addition to expand the porch and add an en-suite bathroom to the walk-in level floor. Ready for its new residents to bask in her beauty, function & history!
The name Norbo was chosen by the Scandinavians who settled the area and was derived from "Nor", meaning - North, and "bo", meaning - to live. A 1918 one room schoolhouse that was built to accommodate children of coal mining families in Centennial School district on the Battle River, was moved 10 miles in 1949 to replace the original Norbo school which had also been moved 2 miles in 1910 to the site overlooking Coal Creek. The building was purchased by the current family when its public use was discontinued, then, in 1987 it was moved to its current site in preparation for renovation, again with views down the Battle River valley.
In all three of her resting sites, her orientation is the same, with large East facing windows to enjoy spectacular sunrises, and afternoon shade in the screened in sunroom. Today, a historic marker is all that remain of Norbo School District 1247.
1,223 sqft (2,224 sqft total) | 3 bedrooms | 1.5 bathrooms (One 4-piece + one 2-piece)
-Care & attention is evident throughout
-Triple glazed windows
-Polar Bear water distiller
-New high efficiency water heater (2021)
-In floor heat
-Wood burning stove
-Primary Suite with gas fireplace and walk-in closet
-Heated towel rack
-Hunter Douglas blinds
-Ceramic tile throughout
-Suncoast enclosures sunroom
-Stainless Steel appliances including Gas Range
Enjoy life to the fullest with the remaining 20 acres - Fully heated stable barn including 7 stalls (one foaling stall with gate), wash bay with Dutch door, hay storage, direct fill bin & 4+ acres of cross fenced paddocks with shelters plus a solid 144'x66' riding arena.
Add a double garage, heated shop with 2 overhead doors has everyone is living their best life at this inspiring property.
The sky is the limit for the opportunities for further customization of the property. Amazing well and septic, service trailer pad, and modern comforts such as Wi-Fi booster in the yard are just some of the features of this perfect acreage!
Double Garage (30'x28')
-Two tier with one 8' + one 9' overhead door
-2 large overhead doors (12'x12' with power opener + 12'x16')
-New high efficiency boiler hearing floors in barn and shop (2021)
-220 amp + 110 amp power service
-Pressure system for irrigation system
Barn/Stables (36'x57' plus 28'x16' wash bay)
-7 stalls - 12' x 12' with Soft Stalls and corner feeders
-Custom metal stall fronts with drop down windows and sliding doors
-One stall can be made into a 12 x 24 foaling stall
-Large wash bay with floor drain + Dutch door
-External feed bin storage
-Second shelter with stall door and paddock off side of barn
-Metal roof and metal exterior siding
-Boiler system (brand new) allows for in-floor heat in the barn, tack room and wash bay
-Two hay/shavings storage shelters
Riding Arena (144'x66')
-Deep loafing shed off the side of the indoor riding arena, with translucent panels in roof for increased light. Allows horses to completely out of the elements in a herd environment.
-Angled wood kick wall
-Viewing area and storage at one end
-Windows on three sides
-Sheet metal interior ceiling
-Metal roof and exterior siding
Paddocks (4+ acres)
-Three large paddocks with shelters
-Two heated waterers in the paddocks (One shared between two paddocks) and one in paddock outside of indoor arena
-No climb and flex fence for paddocks- safe and little maintenance
-Electro braid for larger pasture areas (Durable)
-Great well + septic
-10 acres of beautiful pasture
-2 large hay storage shelters
-Trailer pad serviced with electric & water
-Gardens, shrubs & trees
-Standby generator (Fully automated)
-50 barrel rain water tank connected to pressure system for yard irrigation
Looking for that countryside lifestyle that will leave you feeling welcomed? With a strong family value presence, Camrose County is sure to fulfill your daily needs while supplying you with a sense of community. A friendly, active community with a low cost of living, an amazing quality of life and bursting with economic opportunity.
Live amongst the deep cut & picturesque valleys of the Battle River Badlands, scattered with archaeological, paleontological & colonial history. Walk the beautiful bluffs, "Paddle the Battle", enjoy golf or a day at one of the surrounding lakes, participate in community events, join a historical society or just enjoy the solitude of your own piece of heaven!
Dining, recreation and amenities are all a short distance away!!