Greenway, Galmpton, Brixham, Devon
If you’re looking for things to do for days out in Devon when you’re down this way on your large group holidays, you might consider a trip to NT owned Greenway, tied in with a good explore of this beautiful part of the coastline.
Greenway was Agatha Christie’s holiday home and has a charming setting on the banks of the River Dart; she called it ‘the loveliest place in the world’ and you certainly couldn’t fault her for that. The woodland garden slopes gently down to the waterside, there are gorgeously colourful flower borders and quite stately trees – and the view of course, is enough to make anyone smile. The house has a very peaceful ambience, full of period character and graced with the delights that the family collected on their travels – silverware, china, boxes and books, stacks of them, especially in the Library where an eye catching frieze was painted on the walls during the Second World War when the house was requisitioned by the US Coastguard.
The National Trust have a lovely way of doing things and no less so at Greenway; the old stable stalls have been repurposed as a second hand bookshop, there’s a well stocked gift shop, an old tack room where they sell drinks, snacks and ice creams to takeaway, and a café where you can swing by for lunch or a slice of homemade cake.
Opening hours vary throughout the year so check the website before you go.
T: 01803 842382 All information correct at the time of writing