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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.

Welcome to Owletts

The lion doorknocker proudly guards the front door.

The lion doorknocker proudly guards the front door.

Come and discover the many treasures of Owletts, both inside the house and outside in the garden.

St George's - Knight's taster day

Become a knight or a princess on St George's Day © Dave Wood

26 April 2015

Come dressed as a princess or a knight and learn about John de Cobham, the local baron who came to a sticky end.

Try your hand at archery (£3 for 6 arrows) and enjoy a 'mummers' play.

Flute recital

Enjoy an evening flute recital at Owletts. © National Trust

Friday 5 and Saturday 6 June, 7pm

Come and enjoy an evening flute recital at Owletts. 

Booking essential as places limited. Please email us or telephone 01474 813741 to book.

Living history brings the house to life

Young girl learning how to sew as part of a living history day at Owletts © Vicki Loader

Sunday 27 September

Join us as characters from Owletts' past return to recreate some of the history of the house to try and give people a true flavour of life at Owletts.

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.

Wonderful wallpaper

A rare survival © Andrew Bush

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?

Moving back home

Cleaning and conserving the collection of books © Gill Nason

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.

Interesting things

A collection of items from our collection  © Chris Tapley

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