Greenway House was once home of the famous Agatha Christie, and since the year 2000, it is one of the properties of the National Trust.
As always, the National Trust was careful to keep the house and the garden pretty much the way it was when the author lived in it.
There you will find precisely how the living room, kitchen, bathroom and other rooms were.
You will notice loads of bookshelves and more than 11,000 objects collected by her and her family, such as books, porcelain, silver, archaeology and other memorabilia.
Thus I suggest at least 3 hours to get the most of your visit.
Greenway House is beautifully located on a secluded hill overlooking the River Dart.
In fact, this was Agatha’s and her husband’s holiday home, but they often spent months there.
For those who know me, remember how passionate I am about her books. Seeing her house was truly inspiring.
Some of her books were based on the house, Like “Ordeal By Innocence”, “The ABC Crime”, “Five Little Pigs” and the “Dead Man’s Folly”, where the scene of the crime, the boathouse, is just 15 minutes walking from the house, through the beautiful garden and tracks.
Actually, to walk around the garden is an extra attraction. The garden is a bit mysterious and beautiful, and you have some stunning river views.
If you have more time, I would recommend going down to the river, where you can cross to the other side of the banks to visit the stunning village located there, called Dittisham.
To get there, you carry on the road going past Greenway house’s entrance, where the road ends at the river.
Unfortunately, we didn’t have enough time to do it but we certainly plan going back.
Adult £13.60, Child £6.80 and Family £34.00
Parking charges for non-National Trust members: £3 per day and free parking for members. They say that parking must be pre-booked so call or send an e-mail to them beforehand just in case.
Telephone number: 01803842382 and E-mail: [email protected]
The house and garden are open to the public every day from 10:30 to 17:00 until 03/11/2019 and from that date, it will be opened only at the weekends from 11:00 to 16:00.
How to get there?
Address: Greenway Road, Galmpton, near Brixham, Devon, TQ5 0ES
The Postcode will direct you through Galmpton village and along Greenway road; continue to follow Greenway road until you reach Greenway.
Another way to get to it is by train. The trains leave Paignton or Kingswear Station and stop at Greenway Halt. From there, coaches take visitors to the house.
And for more information about it: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greenway
Well, I have to say that if you are near Torquay in Devon, you should visit it. It doesn’t matter if you are a big fan of Agatha Christie or not, because the place is remarkable.
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