"Out of my way"

“They got into their car to go home and I into mine to go to Lahad. I promised to go straight to the estate from there and in point of fact it was out of my way to pass by my house.”–THE BOOK-BAG by W. Somerset Maugham

Am I right in thinking that “my house” is situated between “their” estate and Lahad?

I think it is fair to deduce that it is probably “between” the estate and the house, but it is certainly not on the direct route. Otherwise the narrator would not speak of having to “go out of my way.” To stop by his house would necessitate making a detour.

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I, the writer of this post, thought like this:
He, whose name is Mark Featherstone and who described the situation to the writer of the short story, had promised to go STRAIGHT from Lahad to the estate, where Tim Hardy and his newly-wed wife and his sister were supposed to be waiting for him. In point of fact, it wasn’t IN his way to the estate, to pass by his house.

“IN his way” should read “ON his way.”
(Thank you, SanneT.)