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South Lodge At Greenway

Brixham, Devon

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A former Head Gardener's home, nestled in the romantic woodland garden of Agatha Christie's summer residence. This cottage boasts some of the most spectacular views to be had of the sparkling River Dart

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
entrance hall, utility room, kitchen, dining room and door to sitting room, sitting room with solid fuel stove. Stairs to first floor within the sitting room.
First floor
three bedrooms (2 doubles, 1 with 6' bed, 1 twin), bathroom with shower over bath and shower room.
Visitor notes

Heating: Oil fired central heating.

Garden: Private rear garden. Enclosed front garden.

Parking: Parking for two cars in adjacent open fronted shed, 100 metres from the house.

Offers: Guests will enjoy unlimited access to Greenway throughout the duration of their stay.

Additional Logs can be pre-ordered upon request for your convenience.

Guests will also benefit from a discount voucher which can be redeemed at National Trust Shops across the English Riviera.

Guests who bring a dog to this cottage will receive a "doggy bag" with treats for your four-legged-friend.

Cottage details
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Let starts
Saturday
Min stay
2
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
Cottage ref
012040
Acorn rating What's this?
4
Features
  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Railway nearby
  • Garden appeal
Facilities
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
Accessibility
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287

Nearby

Things to see and do nearby

South West England
Two women drawing a huge sun on the sandy beach at Kynance Cove, Cornwall. © John Miller

The South West region is probably England's most well-known holiday hotspot, being home to some of the most famous seaside resorts. Pretty villages and harbours in Cornwall, many with sweeping sandy beaches, such as St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to name but a few, give way to sophisticated seaside resorts in Devon and Dorset which include Bournemouth, Torquay and Ilfracombe. The history of this region is unrivalled; Wiltshire's spectacular downland and the stone circles at Avebury and Stonehenge, through Hardy's Dorset, dramatic Dartmoor and gentler Exmoor, to the mining landscapes of Cornwall and West Devon, which are now recognised as being of international significance, having been awarded World Heritage Site status in 2006. The Trust protects 370 miles of the coastline in Devon and Cornwall and, wherever you are in the two far western counties, you're never more than 25 miles from the sea. As well as this peninsula, the Trust also cares for much of the countryside in Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset and a wide array of fascinating properties to visit and explore. Not surprisingly, perhaps, this area is also home to the widest selection of National Trust holiday cottages.

Torbay
View of the Dart Estuary downstream from Greenway, Devon, which was the holiday home of the crime writer Agatha Christie between 1938 and 1976. © Andrew Butler

Torbay is known as the English Riviera - and not only because of its mild climate. Its beaches and scenery have made this one of our most popular holiday destinations. Stretching from Torquay in the north, through Paignton to Brixham in the south, the scenery is a marked contrast to the rest of Devon, with an extraordinarily vibrant land ablaze with with the colours of the red sandstone cliffs, exotic semi-tropical plants growing in the warm atmosphere and the myriad greens and blues of the river estuaries burrowing their way deep into the pastoral landscape. National Trust properties in the area include Coleton Fishacre, with its magical garden and Art Deco holiday home and Greenway, the former holiday home of Agatha Christie with its secret garden and evocative house. Other National trust properties include Compton Castle and Bradley Manor and there's an endless list of other attractions to suit all ages including sandy beaches with excellent walking, watersports and boat hire, the resorts of Torquay, Brixham and Paignton, Paignton Zoo and Dartmouth Steam Railway.

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Attractions
  • Living Coasts
  • Paignton Zoo
  • Kents Cavern
  • Pennywell Farm
  • Totnes Rare Breeds Farm
  • Woodlands Leisure Park
  • Cockington Village
Activities
  • Walking
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • horse riding
  • bird watching
  • canoeing.
National Trust places to visit
Greenway
Greenway Greenway house and garden on the River Dart: 'the loveliest place in the world'
Coleton Fishacre
Coleton Fishacre A luxuriant garden by the sea, with an Arts and Crafts-style house, featuring Art Deco-influenced interiors
Compton Castle
Compton Castle Dramatic fortified manor house and small formal garden
Bradley
Bradley Delightful medieval manor house, set in woodland and meadows through which the River Lemon runs
Overbeck's
Overbeck's Luxuriant coastal garden surrounding elegant Edwardian house with diverse collections
South Milton Sands
South Milton Sands Long sandy beach, rockpools and dunes with beautiful sunsets

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • The Powell Family
    • January 2013
    • Devon
    Peace and privacy

    The size of the accommodation, the setting, the views, the peace, privacy and quiet location made this place special for us.

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  • Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)

Supplements
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  • A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
  • Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email cottages@nationaltrust.org.uk to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
  • As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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