Sawmills Studio in Fowey, Cornwall, is up for sale. The residential recording studio has seen a number of iconic acts throughout its 47-year run, including Oasis, Stone Roses, XTC, Muse, The Verve, Supergrass and Robert Plant, among others.
Of course, with such stardom visiting the facility, this is no small affair. Sat on 32 acres of woodland, complete with streams, a waterfall and its own tidal creek with mooring rights, Sawmills Studios boasts seven bedrooms (three of which feature an en-suite) and two shared bedrooms. Every room comes with a view of the water and woodland, and a spacious lounge/kitchen leads out to a conservatory and balcony.
The actual studio, on the lower ground floor, features a control room with a cloakroom, a live room with two isolation booths and an additional isolation booth called ‘The Cave’. The control room and live room both overlook the creek and lawn. You can reach the studio by foot or by boat with two pontoons, one in the creek and one on the main river just outside the creek with 24-hour boat access. Sawmills says you can record outside to capture the “famous Sawmills Creek Ambience”.
Sawmills is where Oasis recorded their seminal debut, //Definitely Maybe, along with Stone Roses’ Fool’s Gold; The Verve’s A Storm In Heaven; Muse’s Origin Of Symmetry; XTC’s Psonic Psunspot, and many more. Tracks for Robert Plant, Jessie J, Ben Howard, and Wet, Wet, Wet were also recorded here, among others.
The facility is valued at an excess of a cool £2.25 million. So, probably not an investment for everyone, but could someone pick it up and continue its life as an esteemed studio?
Read the listing at mjq.co.uk.