A connection between Agatha and our former Vicarage???
Hello! As a keen Christie fans, we were excited to recently purchase a large Victorian villa, Heathcliff House, Newton Road, close to the original site of Ashfield in Barton Road, Torquay, Agatha's childhood home. A photograph of the property can be seen at www.heathcliffhouse.co.uk. The house has been used as a bed and breakfast for a significant number of years and we continue to ply this trade from the premises. The house is the former vicarage for St Saviour's church which is now the Greek Orthodox Church. We understand from a number of recent returning guests (who told us the same story independently of one another) that there used to be a plaque on the house stating that Agatha Christie used the vicarage as the layout for vicarages in her books. We don't have this plaque but are very interested to know if anyone has any knowledge of this information as it would make a simply wonderful story to share on our website and facebook page! We have had guests staying from afar as Germany, Australia and the USA coming to walk the Christie Mile and visit the blue plaque in Barton Road as well as the beautiful Greenway. Any help with verifying this story would be greatly appreciated!