The recording studio where Oasis made Definitely Maybe is back on the market as a beautiful home for £ 2.25 million
An iconic building that used to house a world-famous recording studio is for sale for £ 2 million.
Formerly known as Sawmills Studio, in Cornwall, the old Sawmills is being sold at a target price of £ 2.25 million.
It opened in early 1974 as one of the very first residential recording studios in the UK, CornwallLive reported.
Sawmills Studio, in Golant, near Fowey, has served a long list of successful clients, including The Verve and Wet Wet Wet.
Oasis ‘groundbreaking debut Definitely Maybe was included in Sawmills, along with In It For The Money from Supergrass, Stone Roses’ single Fool’s Gold.
The old Sawmills on the creek, formerly known as Sawmills Studio, near Fowey in Cornwall, is being sold for a target price of £ 2.25 million. It opened in 1974 as one of the very first residential recording studios in the UK
Muse recorded several albums, including Showbiz and Origin of Symmetry, and began their career there after owner Dennis Smith began managing them.
The home has seven bedrooms and five bathrooms in one of the most beautiful, secluded places in the country to live.
It originally went on sale in May last year, which was the first time it had been on the open market in 48 years, and it is now being brought back to the market.
The detached house is surrounded by over 32 acres of private woodland and has a private mooring on the Fowey Estuary.
The house is accessible by boat or on foot and offers an unparalleled level of privacy and seclusion.
Oasis’s groundbreaking debut Definitely Maybe was recorded on Sawmills, while In It For The Money by Supergrass, Stone Roses’ single Fool’s Gold (photo: the recording studio)
The entrance to the main house has a spacious conservatory with a slate floor and beautiful views of water and forest, according to Exeter-based broker Strutt & Parker.
There are French doors opening out to a raised terrace, with even more beautiful views of the creek and gardens.
The real estate agent explained that the lodge is a one-story log home that was rebuilt and expanded in 2011.
The lodge is accessed by a path from the main house that leads through a lawned garden, which is enclosed and gated to provide an exclusive outdoor space for the lodge.
The entrance of the main house has a spacioius conservatory with slate floor and a beautiful view over the water and the forest. The house is only accessible on foot or by boat and is surrounded by over 32 acres of private woodland and with its own mooring on the Fowey Estuary
The Old Sawmills has a long history and was a world renowned recording studio with a list of huge clients from Oasis to the Stone Roses, from Duran Duran to The Kooks
Sawmills Studio’s largest clients
Oasis – Definitely Maybe (album)
Stone roses – Fool’s Gold (single)
The Verve – A Storm IN Heaven (album)
Robert Plant (from Led Zeppelin) – Album tracks from The Fate Of Nations
Muse – Showbiz (album), Origin Of Symmetry (album), Live at Le Zenith (live album mix), Absolution
Standing upright – Live album mix
Feed – To blend
Razorlight – Up All Night (album)
The kooks – Tracks
Ben Howard – Tracks
Jessie J – Tracks
It can be used as additional accommodation for additional family members or it can also provide an excellent income if you rent it out.
The lodge has two bedrooms and a stylish shower room with a large walk-in shower and central heating.
The central sitting room, kitchen and dining room are inviting and feature a wood burning stove, Karndean floors and large windows overlooking the creek. The kitchen has a built-in dishwasher, a gas hob and an electric oven.
The Old Sawmills has a long history and was used by medieval merchants during its early origins, to inspire a classic novel and then a world-renowned recording studio.
A Stone Age ax was discovered at the site in the early 1960s, suggesting that there has been a settlement here from time immemorial, while the area is mentioned in the Domesday Book and evidence of medieval activity can still be observed with the remains of a medieval quay clearly visible at the beginning of the creek.
The broker explained that the creek, known as Bodmin Pill, was used by Bodmin’s medieval merchants, who chose this location as a favorite landing place from the sea.
The property is also said to have inspired the author of Kenneth Grahame’s classic novel The Wind In The Willows, as the author was a regular visitor to nearby Fowey and was married at Fowey Church.
In 1907 Grahame completed what became his most successful work during a long stay, where he spent many afternoons by the river.
A documented river excursion in May 1907 revealed that the author and his friends had a picnic in a small stream by the River Fowey, which is believed to have inspired Ratty and Mole’s first picnic outing in the first chapter. Bodmin Pill is the only creek with a watermill in that place and its description matches that of Bodmin Pill.
There are patio doors that open onto a raised terrace, with even more stunning views of the creek and gardens, which also doubles as a space to entertain guests at a large dining table.
In World War I, the 32-acre forest that surrounds the buildings was selectively cut for timber going to the trenches on the Western Front, while it was claimed by the U.S. military in 1943 during World War II for lead-up preparations. until the D-Day landings
The property later played a role during both World Wars, as the forest surrounding the buildings was selectively cut for timber going into the trenches of the Western Front.
In 1943, in World War II, it was requisitioned by the United States military for preparations leading up to the D-Day landings.
The broker explained that they had built a hydroelectric power plant to provide heat and light, ingeniously managing to attract cast iron pipes and a turbine, and today the remains of the pipes can still be seen on site along the stream .
They added that the foundations of their cooking house can be discovered in the forest overlooking the river, now with a gazebo on the property.
There is a second building known as ‘the lodge’ which is accessed by a path from the main house that leads through a lawned garden which can be used as a source of rental income or additional accommodation for family members as it has two bedrooms. , as well as a stylish shower room with a large walk-in shower and central heating