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Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker

This delightful Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home. Owletts and its gardens have many treasures, especially from when it was home to its most famous owner Sir Herbert Baker, whose architectural influences can still be found throughout the house.

Interesting things

Take a look behind the scenes at some of the interesting objects that we are care for at Owletts

Find out more about our historic collection

Winter opening

The lion doorknocker proudly guards the front door.

The lion doorknocker proudly guards the front door.

Owletts is now closed for the winter months, but you can still explore the beautiful countryside at nearby Cobham.

Wonderful wallpaper

During the renovations of Owletts we discovered rare and unique wall paper. Flocked and fashionable, what did we find and why was it so important to preserve?

Sir Herbert Baker

Sir Herbert Baker (1862-1946) was one of the leading British architects of the late 19th and early 20th-century. This was his family home and he generously donated it to the nation in 1938.

Moving back home

Many of us are aware of how difficult it is when work is going on at home. It can be even more difficult when you are the custodians of a historic collection.