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Nice Place To Spend A Couple Of Hours

I have passed the property a few times but have not been here before as it is only open on... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Maidstone, United Kingdom

We have often gone past here and never known it was open to the public. It was £4 entry, the guide... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2018
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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Owletts The Street, Cobham DA12 3AP, England
+44 1732 810378
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All reviews self service great grandson nt property pleasant afternoon open to the public sir herbert baker tea room national trust lovely place to visit plaster ceiling worth a visit couple of hours car park architect birthplace occupants century
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

I have passed the property a few times but have not been here before as it is only open on Sunday's. This is worth a visit if you are a member or not as the entry is only £4. The property is the birthplace of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

We have often gone past here and never known it was open to the public. It was £4 entry, the guide was very good. The architecture is amazing and we met his great great grandsons wife and the family. Such a lovely place to visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TheGriffins3
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Owletts was the birthplace of Sir Herbert Baker-who went on to design the Bank of England. The house dates back to the 18th century and is very interesting. The staircase ceiling is magnificent and is definitely the best highlight of the property. There is also...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank milnealison6cows2018
Reviewed May 16, 2018

What a delight Owletts is: the house is a jewel, beautifully kept and presented, it's aesthetic appeal more than matched by the warmth of the welcome from family and volunteers. Once the home of the architect Sir Herbert Baker, a contemporary and some time colleague...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank EatSleepGo
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

Amazingly, after many years of NT membership, this was our first visit. A lovely peaceful afternoon. The volunteers in the house were very informative, the history of the property is interesting, nice to talk to the current incumbent and his wife - he is a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

Lovely place to visit for a few hours. The family are in situe and give a lot of information. Very pleasant and interesting. well worth a visit

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank sheribum
Reviewed October 5, 2017

Really enjoyed my visit here. Only some of the house is open to the public due to people still living in the rest of the house.Garden is a nice short walk around and a nice little coffee & cake area (payment using the 'donation' payment)....More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank KentEnglandLife
Reviewed September 8, 2017

We happened to be passing Owletts on a Sunday so we popped in. It is only open on Sundays as it is an occupied NT location. There are a few rooms open downstairs full of interesting books and memorabilia and it has a nice garden...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank DynamoDoll
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

This is one of those rather small properties which it is well worth a visit if you are in the area on a Sunday, the only day on which the property is open, but not going far out of your way to visit. The interior...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank OandA-London
Reviewed August 21, 2017

We recently booked to have a cream tea at national trust Owletts in Cobham. It was truly spectacular. We are in style in the library and what a feast - four different sandwiches (cheesecake homemade chutney, cream cheese and smoked salmon, cucumber and ham and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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March 31, 2018|
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Response from DavidWBaker |
Gday Mrs. H, My wife and I and children have lived here since 2012, my cousins before that, and I lived here as a child until the mid 90s. So, yes, the child may have been mine and I may have been that child 25 years ago... More