Dartmouth - Feet and Food : Murder Most Foul...
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The Weekend of the 18th to the 20th Oct is the Dartmouth Food Festival. https://www.dartmouthfoodfestival.com/
This is one of 3 events in Dartmouth this weekend to celebrate the Food Festival.
- Dartmouth - Feet and Food : Murder Most Foul...
To coincide with the Food Festival, this hike on the Sunday morning will be a short walk up to Agatha Christie's favourite holiday home at Greenway - now a National Trust property https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greenway.
We'll be meeting at Greenway Quay where you can get to via ferry from either Dartmouth, or for those staying at Downton Lodge B+B, you can walk from there down to Dittisham Quay and get the ferry across from there.
Agatha Christie called Greenway 'the loveliest place in the world' and treasured it as a holiday home for her and her family. They filled each room with items dear to them, brought to Greenway from Ashfield, Agatha's childhood home, and their travels and extensive collections. In the house you can see all of this just as Agatha and her family left it.
Imagine Agatha Christie and her family spending relaxed summer days or cosy Christmas holidays at Greenway. In the Drawing Room you'll see dominoes and card games laid out in front of the fire. Agatha's Steinway Piano has pride of place in this room; volunteer pianists often play, and encourage musical visitors to have a go.
In the Library you can hear an audio clip of Agatha's grandson Mathew reminiscing about his childhood holidays at Greenway. The hallway is home to picnic baskets and walking sticks which speak of happy afternoons spent in the gardens. Everywhere you turn in the house there is an item waiting to speak to you about its history.
Staying for the weekend?
There's a luxury gay owned and run B+B nearby that have agreed that if you book up with them and mention you're on this event, they'll offer a discount to you. They've also said that if people want to camp, they've got space for up to 5 tents and for a £10 a night, they'll throw in breakfast as well. I'll be camping there for the weekend.
Contact them direct if you want to book the B+B - https://www.downtonlodge.co.uk/
If you want to 'book' a camping spot, let me know.
Image 1 - Agatha Christie https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Agatha_Christie_3.jpg
What to bring
Just light clothing to keep warm and dry depending on the weather. Greenway house is indoor.
Food & drink
There's is, of course, the traditional National Trust cafe at Greenway so you don't need to bring any food or drink with you.