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

2018 Openings (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
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

30th Mar 2018 - 28th Oct 2018

Agatha Christie Festival Twilight Tours of Greenway'Agatha Christie & Collins' Exhibition - Greenway HouseAn exhibition of Christie's 'secret' letters to her longstanding publisher HarperCollins is on display in the Walled Garden, created to celebrate HarperCollins' 200th anniversary. Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) 10:30 - 16:30 The exhibition showcases photographs and letters...
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20th Oct 2018 - 28th Oct 2018

Agatha Christie Festival Twilight Tours of GreenwayHarvest trail - Greenway HouseCan your little-ones follow the clues around Greenway garden on this harvest-themed trail with a literary twist? Claim your small prize when you've found them all. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue. View admission charges The basics Suitability - Children are...
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24th Oct 2018 - 24th Oct 2018

Greenway history talk - Greenway HouseWould you like to know more about the history of Greenway pre-Agatha Christie? Volunteer Ken will be giving a history talk in the courtyard. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue. The basics Suitability Children are very welcome. Dogs on leads are welcome. Meeting...
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3rd Nov 2018 - 4th Nov 2018

10th Nov 2018 - 11th Nov 2018

17th Nov 2018 - 18th Nov 2018

24th Nov 2018 - 25th Nov 2018

Community weekends: free entry for TQ postcodes - Greenway HouseOn November weekends you can crunch through fallen leaves, soak up the changing colours in the garden, discover the stories of the house and treat yourself to something warming in the café. Just bring along a proof of your TQ postcode to redeem this offer on November weekends. Greenway operates a...
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7th Nov 2018 - 7th Nov 2018

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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15th Nov 2018 - 15th Nov 2018

Greenway House, Nr Brixham, DevonCreative writing workshop: writing and time - Greenway HouseOne of the most daunting challenges that all writers face is getting started. Where to begin? Using objects in the collection at Greenway as a starting point, Writer-in-Residence, J. R. Carpenter leads a creative writing workshop on writing and time. Booking essential 10:00 - 13:00 J. R....
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17th Nov 2018 - 18th Nov 2018

Greenway House, Nr Brixham, DevonMeet the Writer-in-Residence - Greenway HouseWriter-in-residence exhibition The fruits of Greenway's writer-in-residence's work will be on display in the House Kitchen as part of the Writing Places project. Booking not needed 11:00 - 16:00 A small exhibition of writing, objects and images, curated by J. R. Carpenter, Greenway's...
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8th Dec 2018 - 9th Dec 2018

14th Dec 2018 - 16th Dec 2018

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:

  • Neil A
    Saltash, United Kingdom
    Good visit
    5 of 5 stars
    18th Oct 2018
    Famous holiday home of Agatha Christie is a lovely place. Lots of rooms very full of exhibits as the family were great collectors. Nice additional inputs with recordings made by her grandson on entry... Read full review
  • Happiness701499
    East Sussex, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    A great place to visit for a day out
    4 of 5 stars
    11th Oct 2018
    This National Trust property has it all. Lovely gardens beautifully kept, a decent NT café, and plenty of history in the house - you can get in touch with the period and the people who lived... Read full review
  • Pauline B
    United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Interesting visit
    5 of 5 stars
    5th Oct 2018
    Lovely few hours at greenway, house and gardens well kept. Tearoom small but plenty of tables outside. You must book parking especially in season. 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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