National Trust Greenway - English Riviera Attractions Partnership

National Trust Greenway

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

At Greenway, the beloved holiday home of the famous and much-loved author Agatha Christie and her family, you can take a glimpse into their lives.

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 archaeology, Tunbridgeware, silver, botanical china and books.

In the garden a large and romantic woodland drifts down the hillside towards the sparkling 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.

There are different ways to get here, with walks through wooded paths and 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.

To find out about the events that take place at Greenway, including outdoor theatre performances, garden walks or history talks, visit the website.