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The Apartment

Brixham, Devon

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This is a very special place to stay. In keeping with Greenway's history as the holiday home of Agatha Christie and her family, the Trust has captured the holiday heyday of Greenway in the 1950s. Spread over the first and second floors of Greenway House at the heart of the magical garden, this house boasts glorious views of the River Dart. The Apartment has its own small garden, with an open air swimming pool (open June-September) and patio. Guests also have the privilege of access to Greenway garden at all times, as well as access to the house, café and shop during normal opening times.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
entrance into the old pantry with a staircase leading to the first floor.
First floor
two bedrooms (2 doubles 1 with 5' bed and 1 with 6' bed which can also be a twin on request) and a bathroom with separate shower.
Other floor
A second staircase leads to: Second floor: kitchen/dining room, sitting room, three bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed and 2 twins), two bathrooms with separate showers.
Visitor notes

Heating: Oil central heating included.

Parking: Parking for three cars is available approximately 100 metres from the property.

Accessibility: There are two staircases in this apartment.

Catering: Please see attached pdf for full details of on arrival meal options.

Offers: The swimming pool is available from June to September only between 9am - 8pm. Guests have the use of the swimming pool at their own risk and children must not use the pool unless accompanied by an adult.

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

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

Cottage details
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  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Garden appeal
  • Remote location
  • Prestige
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio


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.

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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place to visit
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  • Living Coasts
  • Paignton Zoo
  • Kents Cavern
  • Pennywell Farm
  • Totnes Rare Breeds Farm
  • Woodlands Leisure Park
  • Cockington Village
  • Walking
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • horse riding
  • bird watching
  • canoeing.
National Trust places to visit
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 Delightful medieval manor house, set in woodland and meadows through which the River Lemon runs
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

  • Jayne Fahy
    • November 2013
    • England
    Fabulous location

    Such a fabulous location. A great escape from the stresses and strains of life.

  • Mrs J Wintrip
    • October 2013
    • Somerset
    Wonderful place to stay

    The Apartment was a truly wonderful place to stay, from the spacious, comfort of indoors with the stunning views of the Dart to the enchanting and tranquil gardens. To immerse oneself in the atmosphere of a house and grounds that were once a well loved holiday home of a bygone era was a great pleasure.

  • Amanda Corry
    • October 2013
    • Surrey

    Perfect location and being out of season we had the ferry to Dittisham and Dartmouth to ourselves. What makes this place special................Location and the opportunity to wander round the house and gardens at our leisure.

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