As a lover and writer of crime fiction, Agatha Christie is one of my favourite authors and she also loved south Devon, in the south west of England.
I'm lucky to live a couple of hours away from her holiday home, Greenway, which is currently managed by the National Trust. The house is set in the 1950s, when Agatha and her family would spend summers and Christmases here with friends. Click here for more info.
After a short boat ride from Dittisham to the quay at Greenway, I had a lovely wander around the gardens, the boathouse made famous by Poirot, and the house itself.
While Christie didn't write here, she did edit her manuscripts and her husband Max wrote about his archaeological finds. The house is full of beautiful things and collections of her family.
Enjoy the photos!
Sunken pond in the gardens
The boathouse: scene of the crime in Poirot's Dead Man's Folly
The drawing room
Some of the china collection on display - Agatha Christie (and me) loved the tradition of afternoon tea!
Where Christie's husband Max wrote, in what is known as the fax room
Her first editions behind glass
The dining room
A fountain in the fernery
The peach house in the north walled garden
Entrance to the south walled garden
The little wooden ferry, coming from Dittisham to the quay at Greenway
A map of the house and grounds
And not forgetting the traditional cream tea...