Birthplace and home of Sir Herbert Baker (1862 - 1946), the great British architect and friend of Cecil Rhodes, Owletts was built during the reign of Charles II and is a good example of Carolean architecture.

Why not chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of their 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

Greatly influential in South African architecture 1892-1912, Baker also worked closely with Sir Edwin Lutyens in the design of New Delhi. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.

Please note that this property is occupied and administered on the National Trust's behalf by descendant of the donor. 


The Street, Cobham
DA12 3AP

Entry Price

Adults: £3.50
Children: £1.70