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“Greenway national Trust”
Review of Greenway

Ranked #3 of 47 things to do in Dartmouth
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Owner description: Take this extraordinary glimpse into the beloved holiday home of the famous and much-loved author Agatha Christie and her family.The relaxed and atmospheric house is set in the 1950s, and contains many of the family's collections, including archaeology, Tunbridgeware, silver, botanical china and books. Outside you can explore the large and romantic woodland garden, with a restored vinery, wild edges and rare plantings, which drifts down the hillside towards the sparkling Dart estuary.
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Fantastic house ,very atmospheric of the era in which Agatha Christie lived there,lots of interesting rooms and her lots of her own Books.The setting is wonderful,we went by car and managed to get a parking space in the small car park near the House.One interesting fact was that in all the rooms there is no central lighting as Agatha preffered wall lights and lamps.The garden is also lovely to walk around.I would like to visit earlier in the year whem more plants are in bloom.The views from the house are breathtaking,a very enjoyable visit.We had a lovely cream tea afterwards in the Courtyard cafe.

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Reviewed October 8, 2013

A good day out. Starting from Torquay on a converted WW2 boat to Dartmouth along the coast. then on a river boat to Greenway. The house was Agatha Christie's and is now Looked after by the National Trust. Splendid views over the river, and the house is full of memorabilia for Christie fans. The trip back to Torquay is on a 1949 vintage bus. A bit of something for everyone!

1  Thank Charles G
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Greenway was bought by Dame Agatha Christie and her second husband, Max Mallowan in 1938. She died at her Winterbrook house on 12 January 1976. The house is full of interesting features and artifacts, especially if you are interested in her life. Two notable items are the splendid Dining Room and the mural in aroom painted by a USA Serviceman. See Hanner Spanner photos on this link: http://leopardandlipstick.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/greenway-agatha-christies-holiday-abode.html
It was pouring when we left so missed the Gardens.
Well worth a visit and you can catch the Steam Train from Greenway Halt to Kingswere or Paignton.

Thank Valuation
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

We arrived by ferry to Greenway from Dartmouth which is a magical way to travel to this magical house. A steep climb to the property would only be for those fit enough however the National Trust do have a car to take those less able, up to the property. All staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The connection with Agatha Christie means that theres something for everybody- the house is wonderful and has a very warm feeling to it, it has been left almost as if the family had done and no area is roped off so you are free to get up close to paintings and artefact's. The views are absolutely outstanding and it is very peaceful, we had lunch in the restaurant which was very reasonable and food was excellent. Gift shop is very well stocked and the Agatha Christie books available to buy were great.

Gardens are superb and there are deck chairs and benches dotted all around for you to sit and take a breather or have an ice cream in.

The boathouse is majestic and very beautiful though a steep climb down and back up- Id advise to wear suitable footwear to Greenway. You can sit with your legs dangling over the river and watch the boats go by.

We had a very special day there and throughly enjoyed the ferry trip back to Dartmouth also- please do give it a visit.

1  Thank Nicci181
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

We went Dittisham parked the car and walked to the bridge to catch a boat across. The cost £2.00 each. A steep walk up to the house but it was worth it. We found the house and the history about Agatha very interesting. The tour guides were all very friendly and knowledgeable. The cafe was good value for money. We would go again because there is so much to see 1 visit isn't enough. The only fee would be if you are not in the National Trust

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