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Agatha Christie Accommodation

Looking for accommodation near Greenway House? Amber House is situated ony 15 minutes away from Greenway by road and is an ideal base to visit the many places so loved by Agatha as a child and adult.

About Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890. She is known as the Queen of Crime, she has written over 80 novels and plays. She and her husband Max Mallowen purchased Greenway, which overlooks the river Dart, as their holiday home. The influences of the English Riviera and South Devon are apparent in many of her works.


Elberry Cove
In the ABC murders the third murder takes place at Elberry Cove. Poirot and Hastings travel  to Churston Station to investigate.


The Adventures of
the Christmas Pudding

Proceeds from this work went to the commissioning of the stained glass window in Churston Church.


Greenway House Boathouse

Greenway and the Boathouse are inspiration for Nasse House, where the murder took place in Dead Man’s Folly.

Greenway House and how to get there

Greenway House half

Greenway is only 15 minutes by car from Amber House or Vintage Bus from the Steam Train

Agatha Christie described Greenway as “the loveliest place in the world”. It was here that she had her holiday home, on the banks of the River Dart. With a long history dating back to the 1490s, the house still retains features added by all generations of occupying families. Now managed by the National Trust, the property offers visitors an extraordinary glimpse into the private life of the Queen of Crime and her family.

The Agatha Christie Mile

Follow the Agatha Christie Mile in Torquay which traces some of the places that had relevance to Agatha’s life.


Agatha’s Bust in Princess Gardens


Torquay Museum houses the Agatha Christie Gallery


Princess Pier where the young Agatha liked to rollerskate

The Agatha Christie Festival is held in September

Below is a selection of events held in recent years. Open The English Riviera Agatha Christie Festival Webpage


Cocktails and Costumes at The Grand


Walk and Lunch at Burgh Island


1940’s to 1950’s Party on The Fairmile


Murder Mystery on The Dining Train