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: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greenway, 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

2019 Openings (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes

* .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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Events

23rd Mar 2019 - 31st Mar 2019

'Greenway laid bare' autumnal tree walk - Greenway House, Nr Brixham, DevonGreenway Camellia Festival - Greenway HouseWhy not join us in celebration of Greenway's success at being accredited as an International Camellia Garden of Excellence. A daily programme of displays, walks, talks and all things camellia will take place. Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) 10:30 - 17:00 Floral displays within...
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31st Mar 2019 - 31st Mar 2019

Greenway House, Nr Brixham, DevonMother's Day Paper Flower Workshop and Tea - Greenway HouseFor grown-up kids and their Mum's, a chance to make a paper flower posy together and to enjoy a pot of tea and a camellia cupcake as you learn how. Booking essential 14:00 - 16:30 Our workshop leader will show you how to make camellia's and other flowers from paper. You will create a posy...
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2nd Apr 2019 - 22nd Apr 2019

Cadbury's Easter Egg Hunt, Greenway House, nr Brixham, DevonCadbury Easter Egg Hunt - Greenway HouseThe Easter bunny has been running around the garden hiding his eggs, dropping special words about nature as he goes. Can you find them all and work out what they mean? Booking not needed Admission applies Greenway  Devon Tue 02 Apr 2019 + 20 other dates 10:30 -...
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3rd Apr 2019 - 3rd Apr 2019

1st May 2019 - 1st May 2019

Greenway House, Nr Brixham, DevonGreenway garden blitz - Greenway HouseOn the first Wednesday of each month the garden team blitz an overgrown or neglected area of garden - can you help? The work involves cutting down or digging out weeds, brambles, overgrown shrubs and moving debris to the shredder or bonfire. Booking essential Free event 09:30 - 16:00 No...
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25th May 2019 - 9th June 2019

Greenway House, Nr Brixham, DevonGreenway Literary Festival - Greenway HouseWhy not get inspired at the very first Greenway Literary Festival in celebration of the ten year anniversary of Greenway House being opened to the public for the first time. Part of the #LoveGreenway year of celebrations. Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) 10:30 - 17:00 We can't...
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Recent Reviews:

  • revelltim
    Honiton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Meeting a famous person
    5 of 5 stars
    19th Mar 2019
    Brilliant setting,a great chance to see a fascinating house and sample some lovely walks.Nice little cafe with loads of outdoor seating.National trust staff very helpful. Be warned you will need to... Read full review
  • Compass633755
    Friendly and informative staff
    5 of 5 stars
    19th Mar 2019
    Lots of genuine artefacts made this a really fascinating visit.. Lots to see and do in a most beautiful area on the banks of the river Dart. Read full review
  • spalme225719
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Agatha Christie's fascinating house and garden on the river
    5 of 5 stars
    19th Mar 2019
    This National Trust house is worth visiting. The house is filled, not surprisingly, with interesting items from Agatha Christie's writing and life. The gardens are full of interesting trees, and... Read full review

Directions

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 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greenway 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.

Facilities

Other

  • Gift Shop

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Catering

  • 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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