National Trust Greenway - English Riviera Attractions Partnership

National Trust Greenway

Greenway house and garden: ‘the loveliest place in the world’

Nestled on the banks of the River Dart lies Greenway, holiday home of the famous author Agatha Christie and her family.

This relaxed house is set in the 1950s, when Agatha and her family would spend summers and Christmases here. Holidaying with friends she would relax by the river, play croquet and clock golf and read her latest mystery to their guests. The family were great collectors, and the house is filled with archaeology, Tunbridgeware, silver, botanical china and books.

The garden is home to a restored peach house, vinery, and working nursery. Paths wander through woodland which drifts down towards the Dart estuary. A visit to Greenway isn’t complete without seeing the Boathouse, scene of the crime in ‘Dead Man’s Folly’.

Refresh and refuel at The Barn Cafe, serving refreshments, light lunches and snacks. In the summer, stop by the Tack Room for an ice cream. The shop is stocked with Agatha Christie books and souvenirs, local gifts and sustainable homewares. There’s even a second-hand bookshop in the stables.

There are different ways to get here, with walks through wooded paths or on the river with the Greenway Ferry Company. If you’d like to arrive by car, you must pre-book your parking space online in advance.

Visit the website to plan your day out.