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Greenway house and garden: 'the loveliest place in the world'

Take this extraordinary glimpse into the beloved holiday home of the famous and much-loved author Agatha Christie and her family.

This relaxed and atmospheric house is set in the 1950s, when Agatha and her family would spend summers and Christmases here with friends, relaxing by the river, playing croquet and clock golf, 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.

In the garden don’t miss the large and romantic woodland which drifts down the hillside towards the sparkling Dart estuary. 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, and the battery complete with cannon.

There are many different ways to get here, including ferry, vintage bus and steam train. If you'd like to arrive by car you must pre-book your parking space online or by telephone (01803 842382). Timed tickets to the house will be issued at visitor reception on Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer, and at busy times, to ease congestion in the house.

Come back for Christmas

Wrap up warm and discover Greenway this winter

Wrap up warm and discover Greenway this winter

27-31 December, 11am-4pm

Between Christmas and New Year, entrance to Greenway is once again just £5 (free for National Trust members). Discover the Greenway of Agatha Christie's Christmases, as the house is decorated with her and her family's decorations, and complimented with foliage from the garden. Enjoy a woodland winter walk in the garden, and warm up with tasty treats in the café.

Join the team

Would you like to work here in 'the loveliest place in the world?' There are a number of great jobs available in Visitor Reception and as a holiday cottage caretaker, and more.

In the garden

The gardens are filled with interest at this time of year; from winter flowers such as Camellia ‘Cornish Snow,’ to interesting grasses, and the views of the river are clear now the leaves have fallen.

What's on?

The first of the 2015 events will be celebrating all things spring, with guided walks around the garden, which is at it's best in spring, as well as a photography day so you can capture special moments.

Stay a bit longer

Did you know that the second floor of the house is a luxurious holiday apartment, and there are two holiday cottages in the grounds?