We couldn't wait to see the inside of Agatha Christie's holiday home, after the 3.5 million pound refit and we were not disappointed.
There are several ways of arriving but they all involve walking at some point and the house is perched on the hill-side of the beautiful Dart river. Note: it is closed on Monday & Tuesday & ruck-sacks are not allowed in the house but there are free lockers.
1. Ferry from Dartmouth - excursions direct to the Greenway side or half-hourly ferry to Dittisham then across the river (£2 each way) - you ring the big bell to summon this and it's over in 5 minutes.
2. A 1950s classic bus that runs from Brixham or Paignton (check out the rear of the bus)
3. By steam train from Paignton now stops at on request at Greenway Halt - a good 10 minutes walk through woodland.
4. If you insist, by car but you must pre-book or you'll be turned away - no parking elsewhere.
5. On foot.
I enjoyed viewing the murals painted in the library by U.S. officers stationed there in WWII. Agatha Christie refused to have them over-painted after the war, except the one over the fireplace of Churchill, Stalin & Roosevelt! She also forbade over-head lighting as it 'did nothing for a ladies complexion'!
I found the archaeological research of her husband, Max, at Nimrud and other places very interesting. The piano playing was marvellous, as we had no idea she was such an ccomplished musician. Food was standard NT fare - served hot and with a smile! Very welcoming.
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