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Catslip is a delightful tranquil hamlet in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, no more than ½ mile of Nettlebed with a range of facilities including a café/delicatessen, GP surgery, nursery and primary school, hotel/restaurant and petrol station/store. There is more extensive shopping, transport and schooling facilities in nearby Henley (approx. 4 miles) with a wealth of shops, bars and restaurants, two supermarkets, cinema, theatre as well as pleasant river walks and the railway station that provides a service to London Paddington (55 mins.). The commuter is serviced by both the M4 (J8/9) and M40 motorways approximately 7 miles.
Set in a generous family plot, Solar House is a unique home that stands apart from the surrounding character homes. This is the first time it has come on the market since its construction circa 1969; its rectangular design was inspired by the architect Jack Bonnington whose 1964 home Ferrum House, Harpdenden (AL5 1BY) is coincidentally on the market for sale! It is featured in the 20th Century compilation of the Best 100 Houses and one of the first examples of a steel framed house.
• Glass block walls
• Timber panelled walls
• Full height picture windows
• Exposed brick walls
• Vintage fire drum fireplace
• Timber open tread staircase
• Versatile accommodation
The entrance is under an overhanging upper storey and leads into a spacious tiled hallway with cloakroom/shower room and access to three double bedrooms and family room. A timber open tread staircase leads up to the main landing which is predominantly open plan with two double bedrooms and large family bathroom one end and to the other- access into the kitchen/breakfast room and sliding glazed doors from the dining area into the double aspect living room.
A 5 bar gate leads into the shingled driveway (65' x 45' approx.) with garage approx. (20' x 16' and dilapidated) and side lawned garden leading to the rear.
Immediately adjacent to the rear is a patio area with the remainder lawned (approx. 65' x 50') and narrows at the far end (approx. 25').
From the centre of Henley proceed down Bell Street. At the roundabout take the first exit onto Northfield End (A4130). Follow The Fairmile; up the dual carriageway, the road levels out with woods on either side and take the second turning right signposted to Catslip (before the Nettlebed roundabout). Solar House is the first house as you leave the woods on the left hand side.
Due to current regulations it is now necessary for purchasers to provide proof of Identity. This can be in the form of either a current passport or photo driving licence, together with proof of address (valid in the last 3 months) which can be either a utility bill or driving licence (if this has not been used as proof of identity).