National Trust - Greenway

Historic House/Palace

Greenway Road, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 0ES

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Agatha Christie described Greenway as “the loveliest place in the world”. It was here that she had her holiday home, on the banks of the River Dart. With a long history dating back to the 1490s, the house still retains features added by all generations of occupying families. Now managed by the National Trust, the property offers visitors an extraordinary glimpse into the private life of the Queen of Crime and her family.

Greenway is a magical place to explore, with its rich historical interior and the wildness and mystery of its garden. Agatha Christie set three of her novels here, all of which feature on the Agatha Christie Literary Trail: Five Little Pigs, Dead Man’s Folly and Ordeal by Innocence. In Dead Man's Folly it appears as Nasse House, and the boat house was the scene of a murder. In Ordeal By Innocence, the house appears as Sunny Point House, and the Greenway Quay bell is used to summon the ferry to Drymouth (Dartmouth). Even the Baghdad Chest in the hallway of the house makes an appearance in The Body in the Library.

It is possible to travel to Greenway by boat (Greenway Ferry) and by steam train (Dartmouth Steam Train to Greenway Halt (involves a 30 - 40 minute walk to the house). Tickets for the steam train are available to purchase from the English Riviera Visitor Information Office in Torquay.

Parking MUST be pre-booked, but this can be done easily by visiting:, or calling 01803 842382.

Greenway is open daily, 10.30am-5pm, from 13 Feb until 30 October, and then 11am-4pm November and December weekends. They are also open 11am-4pm from 27-31 December.

Dogs: Welcome in the gardens and grounds but are not allowed into the house.

Guide Prices

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Non Member£12.80 per person per day

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Opening Times

2018 Openings (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* .Greenway is open daily, 10.30am-5pm, from 13 Feb until 30 October, and then 11am-4pm November and December weekends. They are also open 11am-4pm from 27-31 December. Parking charge of £3 per session for non NT members.

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19th Dec 2018 - 19th Dec 2018

Greenway House, DevonFestive Book Club - Greenway HouseWhy not come along and enjoy festive treats while you relax and informally discuss a good book at Agatha Christie's holiday home? Booking essential Free event Wed 19 Dec 2018 18:00 - 19:30 We will be discussing Sophie Hannah’s latest Poirot novel, ‘The Mystery of Three Quarters’, one day ahead...
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20th Dec 2018 - 20th Dec 2018

Greenway House, Brixham, DevonA night at the movies with Sophie Hannah - Greenway HouseJoin Sophie Hannah, the bestselling author of crime fiction and guest curator of the film collection screened at this year's 1950s pop-up cinema, for a night at the movies at Agatha Christie's holiday home. Booking essential Thu 20 Dec 2018 18:00 - 22:30 Stepping into the 1950s-styled cinema...
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21st Dec 2018 - 24th Dec 2018

27th Dec 2018 - 31st Dec 2018

Agatha Christie Festival Twilight Tours of Greenway1950s pop-up cinema - Greenway HouseA pop-up 1950s cinema is returning to Greenway. A collection of crime films curated by Sophie Hannah, bestselling author of crime fiction, will be screened in a cosy vintage-style cinema marquee at Agatha Christie's holiday home. The films to be screened will be announced on the website nearer the...
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Recent Reviews:

  • LaMaisonBelge
    Larnaca, Cyprus
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Meeting Lady Agatha Christie
    5 of 5 stars
    6th Nov 2018
    Meeting the creator of our Belgian detective mr Hercule Poirot and not only, but as Lady Agatha Christie says Greenway is “The Loveliest Place in the World.” À historical place not to be missed as... Read full review
  • lucylou2016
    Torquay, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Birthday Outing to Greenway
    4 of 5 stars
    7th Nov 2018
    Finally managed to get to Agatha Christie's holiday home beside the beautiful River Dart. Whilst the weather was bordering on inclement we were treated to a lovely walk around the grounds including... Read full review
  • 25fussy
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Love it!
    5 of 5 stars
    12th Dec 2018
    Beautiful house garden shop and cafe feel of house is a art deco it is beautifully presented . On hilly site but paths well planned. Read full review


Road Directions

A3022 signposted Brixham. Turn right into Greenway road. Follow the road for 2 miles.

If you are driving then you will need to pre-book your car parking space. Limited spaces available. To book a space, go online to or contact 01803 842382.

Public Transport Directions

It is possible to travel to Greenway by ferry (Greenway Ferry) and by steam train (Dartmouth Steam Train to Greenway Halt (involves a 30 - 40 minute walk to the house)). Tickets for the steam train are available to purchase from the English Riviera Visitor Information Office in Torquay.



  • Gift Shop


  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop


  • On-Site café/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route - Vintage bus from Torquay, Paignton and Brixham Park and Ride
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups

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This Official Tourism Website is managed by the English Riviera BID Company Ltd.
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Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
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