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 two of her novels here, both of which feature on the Agatha Christie Literary Trail: Five Little Pigs and Dead Man’s Folly. In Dead Man's Folly it appears as Nasse House, and the boat house was the scene of a murder. 

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

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Non Member£12.80 per person per day

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

Opening Times

2020 Openings (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* .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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15th Feb 2020 - 1st Nov 2020

Greenway House, Nr Brixham, DevonCANCELLED - Daily garden walk - Greenway HouseDaily garden walk Why not join the garden team at Greenway for a free walk and talk through the glorious woodland garden. Booking not needed Greenway  Devon 14:00 - 14:45 A member of the garden team will lead you to points of interest on a walk and talk, and show you what is at it's best at…
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7th Aug 2020 - 7th Aug 2020

Greenway House, Nr Brixham, DevonCANCELLED - Outdoor Theatre: Mr Stink - Greenway HouseOne perfectly normal afternoon in an average English town two restless souls unite on a park bench – one of them lonely 12 year old Chloe Crumb, the other an incredibly smelly homeless man. Booking essential 18:30 - 20:30 Join Heartbreak Productions for David Walliams’ best-seller Mr Stink on…
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14th Sept 2020 - 14th Sept 2020

Greenway House, Nr Brixham, DevonCANCELLED - Agatha Christie anniversary dinner - Greenway HouseCelebrating 130 years since the birth of Agatha Christie, and 100 years of Poirot, spend a celebratory evening with dinner, drinks and tour at her holiday home. Booking essential 19:00 - 21:30 Guests will be able to enjoy bubbly and canapés on arrival, followed by a tour of Agatha Christie's…
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19th Sept 2020 - 19th Sept 2020

Greenway fête - Greenway House, nr Brixham, DevonGreenway fête - Greenway HouseWe're celebrating the anniversary of Agatha Christie's birthday with a 1950s fête inspired by 'Dead Man's Folly.' Come and enjoy the traditional fun and games in the Walled Garden. Booking not needed There will be a small charge at the stalls such as the coconut shy: the money raised will be…
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Recent Reviews:

  • SRay-47
    Happy in Surrey
    Agatha Christie's home
    5 of 5 stars
    1st Mar 2020
    A lovely house full of treasures from Agatha Christie and her family. Includes a frieze painted by US troops stationed there during WWII. Very good shop with all Agatha Christie's books on sale! Read full review
    Dartmouth, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Lovely House & Gardens
    5 of 5 stars
    6th Mar 2020
    As we had guests we popped across the river to here. As always it was a pleasure to look around, as limited as I am on a mobility scooter. My wife and her friend loved it. Great staff and very... Read full review
  • Hulajune
    West Midlands, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Warm welcome
    5 of 5 stars
    19th Mar 2020
    Lovely day spent at Greenway. From Dave and Horace at the gate, to George the buggy man, the ladies in reception, and the superb house guides, all staff made us very welcome. House and gardens... 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.



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  • 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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