Greenway 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.

 

Follow in the family's footsteps

Imagine Agatha Christie and her family spending relaxed summer days or cosy Christmas holidays at Greenway. Everywhere you turn in the house there is an item waiting to speak to you about its history.

Porcelain figures in the Drawing Room

Drawing Room

Furnished with items from Agatha’s childhood home in Torquay, Ashfield, this room is where the family would gather for games and to hear the first readings of Agatha’s new manuscripts. It’s also home to her Steinway piano, and although Agatha trained as a concert pianist, she was was too shy to perform.

Agatha Christie's bedroom in her holiday home Greenway

Agatha's Bedroom

Still set out as though the Mallowan's were here, the bedroom includes Agatha's dressing room and Max, her husband’s, campaign bed from his time as officer in the military. This was later taken on archaeological digs and as it was so comfy, was also used by Max at Greenway.

Agatha Christie's books in the library at Greenway, her holiday home

The Library

One of the favourite rooms of the house, it not only gives insight into the history of Greenway but houses the majority of the books collected. The subjects range from translated works of Agatha to gardening and even children's books.

 

See the collections

Agatha and her family were all extensive collectors; five generations collected over 11,000 objects now in the house. Collections of all sorts from silverware to china, boxes and of course, books fill each room. In the Winter Dining Room you get a real impression of the scale of the collections as you see the cupboards piled high.
 
David Suchet in character as Poirot for the filming of Dead Man's Folly at Greenway

Greenway and 'Dead Man's Folly' 

As Agatha Christie's holiday home, Greenway inspired a murder mystery or two. Find out about the places at Greenway which feature in her story 'Dead Man's Folly,' and how true to life it is.

Visiting Greenway: what you need to know

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