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


Things to see and do

Children making a daisy chain

Family fun 

Agatha Christie and her family spent their summer holidays at Greenway relaxing, playing garden games and enjoying the woodland gardens. Why not follow in their footsteps by enjoying some of our activities for families?

Volunteer David sorting the books in Greenway's second-hand book shop

Give an old book a new home 

A new second-hand book shop is now open on the first floor of the café, with all of the money raised through second-hand book sales going to the conservation of Greenway. Can you help to look after Greenway for ever by donating a book or two?

Upcoming events

'Dead Man's Folly' walk and talk

Fri 02 Sep 2016
Agatha Christie set her novel 'Dead Man's Folly' in Greenway house and garden as well as the surrounding area. Why not join volunteer Nick for a walk and talk to find out all about it?

Greenway garden blitz

Wed 07 Sep 2016
On the first Wednesday of each month the garden team at Greenway blitz an overgrown or neglected area of garden - can you help?

Heritage Open Day

Sat 10 Sep 2016
If you have been longing to explore Agatha Christie's holiday home, Greenway, then why not make the most of free entry on Heritage Open Day?

Agatha Christie literary dinner

Wed 14 Sep 2016
Dr John Curran is hosting a book club with a twist on the eve of the anniversary of Agatha Christie's birthday. Guests will be able to enjoy canapes on arrival, followed by dinner and a chaired discussion of Agatha Christie's literary works.

Becky Bettesworth poster signing

Thu 15 Sep 2016
Artist Becky Bettesworth will be in Greenway shop signing copies of her vintage travel inspired posters, including her designs of Greenway house and Boathouse, and the River Dart.

Sophie Hannah book signing

Fri 16 Sep 2016
To celebrate the launch of Sophie Hannah's new Poirot novel 'Closed Casket', Sophie Hannah will be holding a book signing in Greenway shop.

Eating and shopping


Our work

Poet Miriam Nash was the writer in residence at Greenway from May to July 2016

Writing Places at Greenway 

Earlier this year poet Miriam Nash was writer-in-residence at Greenway for three months. She lead activities and events designed to bring writing to life as part of the Writing Places programme. Although her residency is now complete, she has left some traces of her legacy here at Greenway to look out for.



Agatha Christie and her family sat outside of their holiday home Greenway

Agatha's Greenway 

Agatha Christie was known locally by her married name, Mrs Mallowan, and her time spent at her holiday home, Greenway, was all about quality time with the family, away from the public eye.

The library at Greenway in South Devon

Greenway Library frieze 

In the Library you can’t miss Greenway’s unexpected treasure; a frieze painted during World War Two by Lt Marshall Lee, a member of the US Coastguard stationed at the house in the run up to the D Day landings.


Get involved


A group of people walking through the garden of Greenway

Bring a group 

Greenway is the perfect place to bring a group; whether you're planning a special interest tour, school trip, or are just looking for somewhere to go with a large group of friends. Our group bookings coordinator will be happy to help arrange your visit.


Places to stay



Newlyweds in the garden at Greenway

Intimate weddings at Greenway 

Celebrate your special day in style: Greenway is the perfect venue for small weddings. We offer exclusive ceremonies for up to 30 guests in the beautiful Dining Room, followed by drinks and canapés.