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Next day, we visited Greenway sited on a promontory above the River Dart.  Agatha Christie bought the Greenway House for £6,000 in 1938 and the house became the family holiday home.  She descrived the house as "the loveliest place in the world."

Parts of the episode of 'Dead Man's Folly' (Agatha Christie's Poirot, season 13, episode 3, 2013) were filmed on location at Greenway House, the boathouse of which was the inspiration for the novel.  It was the last episode filmed featuring David Suchet.

We got aboard the twin decked passenger ferry Christie Belle departing from Dartmouth for a beautiful serene river cruise to Greenway.

The boathouse

The Greenway quay

We walked a upslope to the Greenway House in the forest.  At the moment the house was being re-painted and having some conservation repairs done, so there is scaffolding around the outside of the house.

The upslope to the Greenway House (Looking from the quay)

The walkway in the forest

Beautiful golden yellow leaves and pink camellia flowers

At the entrance of Greenway House, the signboard of a scene of TV drama 'Dead Man's Folly': Zoe Wanamaker as Ariadne Oliver and David Suchet as Hercule Poirot shot at the Battery. 

Shrubs of beautiful red purple flowers


The Greenway House

Small bottles of medicine at the Hall, some of which may contain poison for murder!?

The Drawing Room

The Library

Remington typewriter in the Fax Room

The Bedroom

The Dressing Room

The window of Agatha's bedroom with wonderful views of the garden and the River Dart. 

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  1. I'm ashamed to say I have never been to Greenway House but I think you might have inspired me!

  2. I love that area of Devon. It sounds as though you had a very interesting visit.


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