Agatha Christie bought Greenway in 1938 for what seems today the paltry sum of just £6,000. The house is wonderfully located overlooking the River Dart and is set in acre after acre of grounds, filled with walks, follies and vantage points from which to take in the amazing scenery. Faithfully cared for by the National Trust, Greenway provides a perfect hideaway.
Agatha described Greenway as “the loveliest place in the world”. There has been a house on the site since the late 1400s and it remained in Agatha’s family until after her death in 1976.
Although Agatha wrote her books at her main home in Wallingford, she did base Dead Man’s Folly at Greenway. In this case the house was called Nasse House and the scene of the crime, the boat house, is the same boat house that members of the public can visit at Greenway. The property also appears as Sunny Point House in Ordeal by Innocence and the Baghdad Chest in the hallway is referred to in The Body in the Library.
The property is now loving managed by the National Trust and is open to the public throughout the year. For more information on Greenway and the National Trust, visit http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greenway/.
The address of the property is: Greenway, Greenway Road, Galmpton, near Brixham, TQ5 0ES