A modern Country Residence, Greenhouse and Nursery business, combined with a Petting Zoo, all in one package on 95.55 Acres of owned Land. The lucrative nursery and garden centre business services 30+ major stores and retail outlets in Manitoba and eastern Saskatchewan, as well as a thriving local demand, with the Petting Zoo appealing to numerous school trips and family weekend outings. The extensive range of Buildings in the spacious yard provide indoor amenities and display facilities for some of the more exotic birds and animals, together with an insulated and heated area on the upper level of the south barn which is used for the seeding and planting of bedding plants. The well maintained
Residential facilities are contained in the modern 1400 sq ft Bungalow, which occupies a slightly elevated position just off the main entrance driveway, overlooking the yard site. The land can be used for winter feed production, grazing, or can be adapted to create complimentary activities for the petting zoo, such as a Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, kiddies Train rides, etc.
Buildings & Dimensions: Sited on the south side of the yard, the 80' x 120' metal clad building was constructed in 1992, having a full cement floor. The ground level contains a range of penning to accommodate and display some of the pets and zoo animals, together with an open area suitable for livestock, with a south facing access door leading out to adjacent paddocks. On the north side of the building is a separated area used for machinery and general storage. Inside the barn is an elevator to the upper level. This upper level can also be accessed via a staircase, leading to an insulated and heated area (40' x 50' approx.) which is fitted out with work benches and heated seeding table, soil mixer, and planting machine used for the seeding and transplanting of seedlings and nursery plants, Adjacent to the work room is a general storage area. on the northeast side of this building are items of interest including a mill wheel, and the pick up point for a small tractor operated train ride around the yard and outside attractions. Sited to the west of the Greenhouses is the main Petting Zoo complex contained in a range of adjoining insulated and heated metal clad former horse barns - (36' x 100', 38' x 100', & 40' x 50'). Contained within the complex is a variety of pens and enclosures for containing and displaying small animals, birds, reptiles, & fish tanks, together with a model railway. The main entrance to this complex is direct from the yard and car park area, together with a small gift shop and snack room. In the rear part of the building, is a tank room containing a heated water tank which provides service to the greenhouse complex at the rear, the electrical controls, and washrooms. Outside, there is a play area with climbing apparatus, as well as some open pens and shelters for larger birds and animals. Attached to the south end of this building complex is a poly tunnel (25' x 56' approx) having a wooden floor, with space for a meeting area, collection point, or food consumption.
Residence 1: The most appealing Ranch style Bungalow was constructed and placed on site in 1998. Sited in a prominent position overlooking the main yard, the 1428 sq ft home contains the following: a covered front deck leads to the front door entrance; reception and Dining area (13' x 16' approx) having vinyl flooring, bay window; glazed doors to Living Room having a cathedral ceiling, picture window, wall to wall carpet; family Kitchen (12' 6" x 28' max) having an extensive range of modern oak kitchen units with corner sink, island, dishwasher, vinyl flooring, side door to garage; Laundry area and 2 piece bathroom, rear entrance door to outside deck; Master Bedroom (11' 3" x 14' 7") with closet space having mirrored doors, access to main floor 4 piece Bathroom; Bedroom 2/Office (9' 11" x 11') with closet space, wall to wall carpet. The fully finished basement has infloor heat, and contains a large open Recreation Room with wood burner stove; Bedroom 3 (12' x 16') with closet, carpet; Bedroom 4 (8' x 13') with closet, carpet; 4 piece Bathroom with jacuzzi style tub, tiled floor; furnace room having the forced air electric furnace, central air, water system, & central vac. Attached 2 car Garage (24' x 26') being fully insulated with underfloor heating, mud room. Outside, there are lawned areas surrounding the property, and a recently constructed deck at the rear of the house.
Land Remarks: The 15 acre yard site is located in the northwest corner of NW 32-10-29W, with the 80 acres of open Land immediately adjoining to the west, being the East Half of the NE 1/4 of 31-10-29W.
Directions: From Virden, head west on hwy 257 to Kola, go 3 miles north on mr 172W to the correction line, then west for 1 mile with the entrance to the property on the south side 'Westwood Ranch' Garden Centre and Greenhouse.
Additional Property Notes: On the most easterly side of the yard are a range of 9 x 60' long double skinned and inflated poly tunnel Greenhouses, some of which have trellising and others utilised with floor mats. Each unit is independently heated by either an oil fired or natural gas fired furnace. All the greenhouses were fitted with new poly in 2016.
Water Sources: Town Water
Services: Natural Gas