Agatha Christie

Greenway

Agatha Christie’s riverside residence…

Located just 2 miles from the Weary Ploughman, Agatha Christie described Greenway as “the loveliest place in the world”. It was here that she had her holiday home, on the banks of the River Dart.

With a long history dating back to the 1490s, the house still retains features added by all generations of occupying families. Now managed by the National Trust, the property offers visitors an extraordinary glimpse into the private life of the Queen of Crime and her family.

… an extraordinary glimpse into the private life of the Queen of Crime and her family

Greenway is a magical place to explore, with its rich historical interior and the wildness and mystery of its garden. Agatha Christie set three of her novels here, all of which feature on the Agatha Christie Literary Trail: Five Little Pigs, Dead Man’s Folly and Ordeal by Innocence. In Dead Man’s Folly it appears as Nasse House, and the boathouse was the scene of a murder. In Ordeal By Innocence, the house appears as Sunny Point House, and the Greenway Quay bell is used to summon the ferry to Drymouth (Dartmouth). Even the Baghdad Chest in the hallway of the house makes an appearance in The Body in the Library.

Parking can be pre-booked easily by visiting: nationaltrust.org.uk/greenway or calling 01803 842382. Greenway is very popular and thus it is advisable to book well ahead of visiting.

The World Famous Agatha Christie Festival – every September

Every year, the English Riviera transforms itself into the murder mystery capital of Europe, with ladies and gentlemen in their period finery immersing themselves in a week-long round of tea parties, theatre, dinners on steam trains and vintage bus tours – all for the annual week long Agatha Christie Festival.

The Agatha Christie Festival has extraordinary international visitor appeal with fans arriving from all over the world. The Weary Ploughman hosts a special Murder Mystery Dinner during this period – ask for details.

For more about Agatha Christie’s connections with the English Riviera and the popular Agatha Christie Festival visit:
englishriviera.co.uk/agathachristie