Greenway or Greenway House is Agatha Christie’s treasured holiday home for her and her family. The rooms are filled with a lifetime of memorabilia, artefacts, and collections, gathered from her travels. The informal walled gardens and riverside woodland provide a relaxing place to explore and take part in family fun, just as Agatha Christie would have done during her time.
The National Trust owned estate is filled with points of interest. In the Drawing Room you’ll see card games and dominoes laid out, and Christie’s prized Steinway piano prominently displayed. In the Library you can hear an audio recording of Agatha’s grandson Matthew reminiscing about his times in the family home, and throughout most of the rooms are scrapbooks filled with photographs and stories. There are impressive collections of silverware, china, and books – 11,000 items in total spanning over five generations.
The gardens of Greenway are full of hidden gems. The walled gardens house a mix of productive and cosmetic plants; the peach house, vinery and vegetable plot in one, and the south Walled Garden is home to large lawn with hydrangeas at it’s borders, which is a perfect place to relax. The Clock Golf is a sunny lawn where Agatha Christie and her family would play. The fernery is a magical area with a water fountain, and dog cemetery. The Top Garden affords excellent view of the River Dart, and the Battery and Boathouse will pique your interest for their historical and literary value.
Greenway is an excellent place to visit if you’re looking for a relaxing, quirky, educational day out, and if you’re a fan of Agatha Christie’s work, it’s an absolute must.
Main Features: House, Gardens, Agatha Christie
Attraction Type: Estate/History
Nearest Town: Dartmouth
Disabled Access: Yes