Greenway House

Take a glimpse into the life of Agatha Christie and her family at her former holiday home in Devon. The relaxed and atmospheric Georgian house is still set in the 1950s, and situated in a large and romantic woodland garden which sweeps down the hillside towards the River Dart.

Agatha Christie (known locally by her married name Mrs Mallowan) spent many happy years at Greenway, and would gather the family to holiday here once her latest book was complete, or to celebrate the seasons. They would relax by the river, play croquet and clock golf, or read her latest mystery to guests.

Each room in the house is full of items collected by Christie and her family, and brought to Greenway from her childhood home or archaeological digs with her second husband Max.

©National Trust, Andreas von Einsiedel

From walled gardens to riverside woodland, the informal gardens at Greenway are peaceful and relaxing. There are hidden gems such as a restored vinery and peach house, views down river to take your breath away and deckchairs in front of the house to relax in. A visit to Greenway isn’t complete without a trip down to the bottom of the garden, and the Boathouse. Scene of the crime in Poirot’s Dead Man’s Folly and one of the most tranquil spots at Greenway.

Why not take a peek inside Agatha Christie's Greenway as Christie's grandson, Mathew Prichard, takes you on a tour of the house and garden and shares some of his dearest memories. Greenway is looked after by the National Trust and open to visitors most of the year. To find out more, visit their website.

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