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National Trust Greenway

Take the extraordinary glimpse into the beloved holiday home of the famous and much-loved author Agatha Christie and her family.

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 don’t miss the large and romantic woodland which drifts down the hillside towards the sparkling Dart estuary. The walled gardens are home to the 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 canons.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sabina Collier
Contact Position
Marketing and Communications Officer
01803 842382

Where to go

Greenway Road

By road: From Torbay follow signs to Brixham, until you reach the village of Churston. Follow brown tourist signs right (directing you to Greenway), through the village of Galmpton. Follow Manor Vale Road and continue on to Greenway Road. Follow Greenway Road past the school and out of the village; continue on for approximately two miles until you reach Greenway.

Parking: Parking spaces must be booked in advance of visit. Book by visiting: or calling 01803 842382. Same day booking is possible by telephone depending on capacity (phones are open 9.30am-4pm weekdays, 10am-1pm weekends). Early sell-outs often occur on Wednesdays and during school holidays. When you arrive you'll be greeted by a car park attendant; if you require a lift from car park to visitor reception please ask car park attendant for the buggy.

Sat-Nav: Postcode TQ5 0ES will direct you through Galmpton village and along Greenway road; continue to follow Greenway road until you reach Greenway. Unbooked cars will be turned away, no parking on road.

By train: Paignton 4 ½ miles, Churston 2 miles. From Paignton or Kingswear you can travel by steam train to Greenway Halt. From there a 30 minute woodland walk brings you to Greenway; the walk is steep and in places muddy, so please wear walking shoes (Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company 01803 555872).

By ferry: From Dartmouth (use park and ride), Totnes (tidal, Steamer Quay), Brixham or Torquay (details from Greenway Ferry Service, 01803 882811). Dartmouth ticket office opposite Trust shop. Ferry tickets also available from Dartmouth Trust shop. Six hours minimum parking required in Dartmouth park and ride. Quay car shuttle service available from Greenway quay to visitor reception; if you require a lift and the quay car isn't waiting please ask at the kiosk on the quay. From Dittisham, regular ferry service available every day; ring the bell for service. Dittisham pay and display parking available in The Ham car park (spaces very limited in July and August). Visitors are requested not to park on the roads in the village.

By bus: vintage bus daily from Torquay, Paignton and Brixham (01803 882811). Full sized coached cannot access Greenway; to bring a group by midi-coach, places must be pre-booked by calling 01803 842382.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Open daily until 30 October 2016,10.30am to 5pm
Time of day
Session Information
Winter opening times: Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 4pm throughout November and December. Daily 27-31 December
11am to 4pm

Other Details


2017 prices (including Gift Aid): Adults: £12.10 Child £6.10 Family: £30.30 Free for National Trust members and under 5s.


Other notes

If you would like to travel to Greenway by car, please pre-book your parking space by calling 01803 842382 or visiting