In Newton Ferrers, just 150 yards from the village centre, The Porthole is a smart semi-detached house, south-facing with lovely views to the river from most rooms, two balconies and the small suntrap terrace garden behind, part-sheltered by a pretty, wisteria-clad verandah.
Inside, good-sized rooms, cool colours, polished wood floors/carpet and uncluttered feel.
Steps (17) down to it from the road (gated at bottom); level access (on foot) from the rear.
Porch (coat/boot racks).
Smart cream kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, gas hob/electric oven) with granite worktops and corner breakfast area (table/bench).
Living/dining room (TV/DVD, Bluetooth receiver) with woodburner and two pairs of French windows to terrace (table/chairs, barbecue).
Hall (cupboard with washing machine, tumble drier).
Ground-floor bedroom with 3' bunks.
Stairs (steep, narrow treads, stairgates) up to two more light and airy bedrooms, both with balconies (excellent river views) - a double (5' sleigh bed) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath, sloping ceiling), and a roomy twin (table/chairs); shared under-eaves wardrobe area.
Shower-room (suite with power-shower).
Neighbouring house has right of access through the garden (rarely used).
A great house for relaxing and enjoying the views, in a handy spot for shops, pub and river.
Newton Ferrers/Noss Mayo: adjoining small villages beside the River Yealm estuary, sheltered by oak-wooded hillsides, popular for sailing, lovely for walking or just sitting.
Essential shops (Newton Ferrers) and good food pubs.
Low tide footpath across the creek.
Tennis courts; riding stables.
Pedestrian ferry to coast walk to Wembury (village), and secluded beach.
Mothecombe (nearest sandy beach by car), 4 miles.