Imagine yourself in a peaceful area, where there are wineries, productive fields, and hidden woods, where westerly breezes gently waft in from the nearby beach, where there is virtually no traffic, no noise, and no crime. And where is this modern day Shangri-La, this harmonious enclave where children can play in safety, and where a few chic residences are judiciously placed, conscious of the unspoiled natural surroundings? Deep Cove, an area in the northwestern end of the Saanich Peninsula, Greater Victoria, BC.
The northwest section of Saanich is becoming one of the most desirable places to call “home” due to its excellent westerly location, spectacular sunsets and gentle breezes wafting over this tranquil, secluded setting. Above all, it is noted for its natural, permanently protected environment – in particular its spectacular old growth cedars, firs, pines, and Garry oaks, interspersed with silver birches and arbutus trees.
Deep Cove features world-famous R. O. Bull Park, which lies within a stand of ancient Douglas fir trees, some of them hundreds of years old, and is crisscrossed with beautifully maintained walking trails. For the active sports enthusiast, there’s Wain Park, with outdoor tennis courts, two baseball diamonds, a soccer field, and play areas for children. But more often than not, you will be called down to the seashore and warm sandy beaches for warm swimming.
The amenities in this area are truly amazing. The Deep Cove Elementary School features French immersion classes. The nearby Deep Cove Market is famous for its free-range chicken, fresh eggs, produce, and honey from local farmers, and shelves of exotic foods from bottled stem ginger and Scottish jams to artisan breads and unbelievably tasty fruit cakes from the nearby Gulf Islands. For those who enjoy dining out, forget about driving to Victoria, because just ten minutes away is the finest restaurant on Vancouver Island: the Deep Cove Chalet restaurant, famous for waterfront dining en plein air, and its gold medal winning wine list. The next day you may need to fly to Vancouver on business, or to attend the Opera in Seattle – regular floatplane service is at your doorstep.
Deep Cove is an area bursting with wild flowers, wild blueberries, and birdsong, while deer shyly emerge from behind stands of bushy Douglas-fir trees. This area is truly a paradise, with its clean air, tranquil surroundings, and proximity to the sea.
Currently, we have three listings in the Deep Cove area, each boasting their own unique features from a high-style, contemporary renovated house to a beautiful historic farm to a brand new house with space for extra accommodation. The following is a little more information on each property.
Historic Bramley Farm (view listing) – One of the most beautiful acreages in Deep Cove. 1.75 acres of peaceful country charm. The main house is 2380sqft with three bedrooms, office, den, and a spacious vaulted ceiling living room. The property also includes a separate guest cottage, fruit trees, veggie gardens, two storage sheds, two paddocks, and much more. This is a heavenly, private oasis.
Sophistication (view listing) – A West Coast sophisticate stylishly remodeled less than two years ago. The bathrooms were completely redone, the kitchen extensively renovated, custom hardwood floors to match existing wood were installed in all previously carpeted rooms, wood windows were added, a gas fireplace was installed, extensive custom built-ins were added. This wonderful house sits on a landscaped 0.5ac property.
Designer Home (view listing) – 4500sqft designer home on 1.43 acres. 0.5 acre zoning in a parkland setting & likely subdividable. Featuring 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, soaring ceilings, enormous windows, a dream gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors, and a self-contained 2-bedroom nanny suite. No HST is payable on this gorgeous newer home.