Greenway House

Greenway Rd, Kingswear, Brixham, TQ5 0ES

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Greenway House
  • Greenway House
  • Greenway House Library
  • Greenway House Greenhouse
  • Greenway House Gardens
  • River view of Greenway House

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This relaxed and atmospheric house is set in the 1950s, when Agatha and her family would spend summers and Christmases here with friends, relaxing by the river, playing croquet and clock golf, and reading her latest mystery to their guests. The family were great collectors, and the house is filled with an important and varied collection of ceramics, Tunbridgeware, silver, and books, including first editions of her novels. It is also home to archaeological artefacts acquired in the Middle East where Agatha accompanied her husband, archaeologist Max Mallowan on excavations.  In the library a frieze was painted in 1944 when the house was requisitioned by the US Coastguards as part of the preparations for D-Day.

In the garden a large and romantic woodland drifts down the hillside towards the Dart estuary. The walled gardens are home to a restored peach house and vinery, as well as an allotment cared for by local school children. A visit to Greenway isn't complete without seeing the Boathouse, scene of the crime in 'Dead Man’s Folly', and the battery complete with cannon

Finish your visit with refreshments and light lunches at the Barn Café and browse the shelves of the shop and second-hand bookshop. Family friendly garden trails available from reception, dog friendly garden. If arriving by car, you will need to book a parking space in advance via our website. For a greener and more leisurely travel, why not take the Greenway Ferry from Dartmouth?

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Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Please see our website for up to date admission prices and opening times.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Mark P
      Hampshire, United Kingdom
      Worth visiting - Free to NT members
      4 of 5 stars
      30th June 2024
      We visited this National Property as it was on our walking route. As we are National Trust members, entrance was free. Had a lovely coffee and scone in the cafe. The house is attractive with... Read full review
    • BabsInsights
      Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Agatha Christie-heavy but lovely house & gardens
      4 of 5 stars
      2nd July 2024
      I enjoy a Poirot mystery but don’t have a huge affinity with Agatha herself. If you do, you’ll love this, her holiday home. A real insight into her preferred habits, kleptomania and incredibly well... Read full review
    • savvytravellerABT
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Beautiful house and grounds
      5 of 5 stars
      14th July 2024
      An excellent experience. Lovely house and grounds. Volunteers were very helpful and knowledgeable. I recommend this location. Read full review

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