Owletts - Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker

This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker.

Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick up the house trail.

In the garden, the area in front of the house has been opened up for passers by to enjoy, whilst the sunken garden is a sun trap. Extend your day by relaxing in the newly extended tea-room, or enjoy a picnic in the garden

This year afternoon teas are available in the library at Owletts. Afternoon teas will of course be homemade, by the Bakers, descendants of the donor, the architect Sir Herbert Baker, who are the current tenants of the house. Salmon, cucumber, ham and cheese sandwiches, with a selection of fresh cakes and biscuits prepared that day for the tea room. Of course there will be home made scones – which have been approved by a local ex-WI chairwoman! Plus a selection of tea, all served on our family china.

The House and gardens are open every Sunday between April and September
Adults : £4.00
Child £2.00


The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP

Entry Price

Adults : £4.00
Child £2.00