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At Greenway you can take a glimpse into the holiday home of the famous and much-loved author Agatha Christie and her family.
In the house:
Agatha Christie called Greenway 'the loveliest place in the world' and treasured it as a holiday home for her and her family. They filled each room with items dear to them, brought to Greenway from Ashfield, Agatha's childhood home, and their travels and extensive collections. In the house you can see all of this just as Agatha and her family left it. The relaxed and atmospheric house is set in the 1950s, when Agatha and her family would spend summers and Christmases here with friends, relaxing, playing games, 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.
Exploring the garden:
From walled gardens to riverside woodland, the informal gardens at Greenway are very relaxed and tranquil. There are hidden gems to discover, views to admire and deckchairs to relax in. The large and romantic woodland drifts down the hillside towards the sparkling Dart River. 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. Greenway has been accredited by the International Camellia Society as a 'Camellia Garden of Excellence.' It is the first National Trust garden with this accreditation, and one of just seven gardens in the UK to be recognised as a ‘Camellia Garden of Excellence’ by the International Camellia Society.
During the peak season, a member of the garden team leads a daily garden walk, which begins at 2pm outside of the shop. These are a great way to find out about the seasonal highlights, and the history of the garden. The walks are free to join, normal admission prices apply.
Travelling to Greenway:
There are many different ways to travel to Greenway, including ferry and steam train. If you would like to arrive by car, your parking space needs to be booked in advance. This is easy to do on the website or by calling 01803 842382. It’s best to book your space a day or two ahead of your visit, but limited spaces are available on the day by phone.
Eating and shopping:
Looking for something different from the regular high street shops? Greenway shop stocks a variety of presents and treats, items for the home and garden and of course, Agatha Christie books and memorabilia. There is always a great mix of local products as well as National Trust favourites. At Greenway the Barn Café is the perfect place for lunch, a delicious Devon cream tea or a nice slice of cake. If you're just after a drink and a snack, then you could check out the Tack Room. The Barn Café is also home to a second-hand book shop, so you can have a browse whilst you eat. Just pop a donation in the donation box for any books you'd like; suggested donations are £1 for paperbacks and £2.50 for hardbacks. Every penny you donate will be going towards conservation projects at Greenway.
Fun for families:
There are lots of things in the house and garden for families to enjoy, as well as fun family events in the school holidays. You could play croquet or tennis in the garden, or complete a nature trail. In the house there are spotter trails to do. At the Boathouse there is a wildlife spotter board where you can record any creatures you see using the binoculars provided.
Dogs are welcome in the garden, on short leads. There are tethering rings and water bowls in the courtyard, and dogs are welcome in the shop and café. Lockers are located by the entrance and near the house: these are free for charge. Before you go into the house, please store any large bags in the lockers. Photography is welcome in the house: no flash or video.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Family one adult + 2 children||£18.30 per ticket|
Adult £13.60 (£12.20 without Gift Aid), Child £6.80 (£6.10 without Gift Aid), Family £34.00 (£30.50 without Gift Aid), Family one adult + 2 children £20.40 (£18.30 without Gift Aid).
If you'd like to travel to Greemway by car you must pre-book your parking space on Greenway's website or by telephone (01803 842382).
From Torquay and Paignton follow signs to Brixham, until you reach the village of Churston. Follow brown tourist signs (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.
There are many different ways to get here, including ferry and steam train. If you'd like to arrive by car you must pre-book your parking space online or by telephone (01803 842382).
From Dartmouth (for details call Greenway Ferry Service, 01803 882811. Park at Darmouth park and ride, six hours minimum parking required). 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.
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. A shuttle bus is available between the Halt and the entrance to Greenway. (Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company 01803 555872).
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|Season (15 Feb 2020 - 1 Nov 2020)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:30||- 17:00|
|Season (7 Nov 2020 - 20 Dec 2020)|
|Saturday - Sunday||11:00||- 16:00|
|Season (21 Dec 2020 - 24 Dec 2020)|
|Monday - Thursday||11:00||- 16:00|
|Season (27 Dec 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)|
|Sunday - Thursday||11:00||- 16:00|
* Open weekends in November and December, check website for special Christmas openings.
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