Come and see the family holiday home of Devon’s very own Agatha Christie and enjoy a rare view into the private life of the queen of crime. Agatha Christie and her family loved Greenway, and as soon as you reach this large white house peering down onto the River Dart you’ll understand why. One of the first things you’ll notice about the house is how relaxed it feels, and it’s a happy find to all fans of the author that her son donated all of its furniture and items to the National Trust with the property.
Visitors can see the very desk where some of the world’s biggest mysteries were penned, peer into the wardrobe of the woman behind the novels and admire the family collections – all left just as they would have been when the house was in use. Set in the 1950s, the house remains home to an extensive archaeology collection, hundreds of books (unsurprisingly!) and botanical china. A visit to Greenway is about so much more than just the items you’ll see though, you’ll love the warm atmosphere of a property filled with family memories, and the grounds are simply stunning.
Roam the romantic woodland garden that’s beautiful enough to inspire any writer, and note the rare plants that reflect Agatha’s interest in flora and fauna. In fact, she visited Torre Abbey in Torquay to find out about the poisonous uses for plants when writing her murder mysteries. The grounds of the house roll down the hillside to meet the River Dart, and Greenway even has its own quay.
- Address: Greenway Road, near Brixham, TQ5 0ES
- Telephone: 01803 842382