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: 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)
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* .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

16th Nov 2019 - 17th Nov 2019

23rd Nov 2019 - 24th Nov 2019

Autumn Tea Festival - Greenway House, Nr Brixham, DevonAutumn Tea Festival - Greenway HouseWhether your choice of tea is a delicate white of Japan or a typical builder’s brew, the autumn tea festival is the perfect way to discover your new favourite. Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) View admission charges 11:00 - 16:00 Join the children's tea trail or take a walk…
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16th Nov 2019 - 17th Nov 2019

23rd Nov 2019 - 24th Nov 2019

Autumn Tea Festival- Greenway House, Nr Brixham, DevonTea Time Trail - Greenway HouseWhat do squirrels like for tea, and where does tea come from? These questions and more will be explored on our fun Tea Time garden trail for families this October half term, and each Saturday and Sunday 2-24 November. Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) View admission charges 10:30…
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30th Nov 2019 - 1st Dec 2019

7th Dec 2019 - 8th Dec 2019

14th Dec 2019 - 15th Dec 2019

21st Dec 2019 - 24th Dec 2019

27th Dec 2019 - 31st Dec 2019

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding - Greenway House, Nr Brixham, DevonThe Adventure of the Christmas Pudding - Greenway HouseExpect Christmas puddings everywhere at Agatha Christie's beloved holiday home, where her short story 'The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding' has once again inspired the Christmas decorations and activities. Booking not needed 11:00 - 16:00 Follow in Poirot's footsteps as he enjoys his first…
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4th May 2020 - 10th May 2020

Greenway House, Nr Brixham, DevonGreenway Literary Festival - Greenway HouseGreenway Literary Festival is back for it's second year with more inspiring writers, talks and events. Booking not needed Free event 10:30 - 17:00 Keep an eye on here for further details. The full programme will be available in January 2020.
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4th May 2020 - 10th May 2020

Greenway House, Nr Brixham, DevonNational Walking Month: a week of walksTo celebrate National Walking Month there’ll be a week of walks in the English Riviera at Bradley Manor, Coleton Fishacre, Compton Castle and Greenway. Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) 10:30 - 17:00 From countryside rambles to garden tours, wellbeing focused or specialist…
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Recent Reviews:

  • Cardigankate
    Wareham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Another fantastic visit!
    5 of 5 stars
    29th Oct 2019
    I love the grounds here! The teapot trail was lovely for our youngest to do. We got a bit wet ☔️ but the warm welcome in the tea room made it all worth while. The additional seating upstairs is... Read full review
  • Anya C
    Bathampton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Enchanting house full of history
    4 of 5 stars
    29th Oct 2019
    A visit to Greenway is a glorious trip into the past - the family holiday home of Agatha Christie, lovingly looked after by the National Trust. The house is a self-guided tour with lots of curios and... Read full review
  • andrewbC3731EG
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Beautiful setting
    4 of 5 stars
    3rd Nov 2019
    Beautiful gardens - worth a walk down to the boathouse - so peaceful down by the river ! The house was very interesting - keeping it to a 1950s style - very helpful assistants and useful information... 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

Get in Touch

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