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“not the place to go on a wet day!”
Review of Greenway

Greenway
Ranked #2 of 44 things to do in Dartmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Take this extraordinary glimpse into the beloved holiday home of the famous and much-loved author Agatha Christie and her family.The relaxed and atmospheric house is set in the 1950s, and contains many of the family's collections, including archaeology, Tunbridgeware, silver, botanical china and books. Outside you can explore the large and romantic woodland garden, with a restored vinery, wild edges and rare plantings, which drifts down the hillside towards the sparkling Dart estuary.
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Arrived by boat from Torquay - a very long (2.5hrs), tedious journey with people crammed in and standing. Promised a return on Bertie the Bus, but so were everyone else and it only takes 20+ people so, guess what we were told we had to return by boat. The prospect of 2.5hours on the boat did not thrill so called for a taxi (note that reception is not good at the house).
The house was a but underwhelming - having visited Coleton Fishacre the day before, it was disappointing - crowded rooms, lots of miscellaneous items, not enough about Agatha and her mysterious life. Due to the weather we were not able to spend time in the garden, or walk down to the boat house.
We will return, but next time it will be by car, or drive to Dartmouth and then get the ferry.

Thank Wadeh
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

This is worth a visit. Catch the train in the summer from Kingswear.
The Agatha Christie house is full of the families collections and the guide and scrapbooks are excellent. The restaurant was basic. The gardens were extensive with lovely views over the rive Dart.

Thank johnahall
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

We regularly take our visitors here by ferry, as parking is very limited, and they love the wander up from the boat to the entrance. The cafe serves delicious lunches in the courtyard and we follow this with a tour of the house showing all Agatha Christie's collections and belongings - you can even play the piano! The gardens are a delight, but sensible shoes should be worn as it is quite hilly and some rough ground in places.

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Reviewed 2 November 2013

Lovely house full of beautiful and interesting objects. Ancient woods all around. House if just above the Dart river which must be one of the loveliest in England. Loved the boathouse. Walled gardens and a small but very decent cafe. Hoping to return though always find National Trust admission steep at £9 per adult.

Thank TraceySi
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

We went to the Greenway house from Torquay by green bus which departs twice a day - at 10 a.m. and at 14 p.m. The driver was amazing! During the trip he read interesting facts from writer's biography and made jokes. Also the beautiful green bus was restored from old vintage red one which was partly damaged. The trip by bus takes about 40 mins. At Greenway house you are not allowed to take photos. In each room there's a guide who explains interesting facts. Also there are scrapbooks in different languages with Agatha's photos which you never find in internet or elsewhere. In the living-room there was a woman playing piano. Two floors are allowed for visiting and on the second floor there are rooms for staying at (though the prices bite). Around the house there's a huge park and in spring the smell of blossoming trees and bushes is so refreshing and charming. There are several magnolias very close to the house. I would advise to spend 4-5 hours to see the Greenway and it's surroundings because we had something like 2 hours and needed to hurry a bit to quickly see the area.

Thank Lynx A
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