Sawmills studio

Sawmills Studio where Oasis made Definitely Maybe is up for sale

Sawmills Studio in Cornwall is up for sale for the first time in nearly 50 years. 

The famously secluded residential studio in the town of Fowey, close to the UK’s south coast, was used for the recording of a number of classic albums and tracks including Oasis’ ‘Definitely Maybe’, Stone Roses’ ‘Fools Gold’ and ‘I Should Coco’ by Supergrass. 

Established in 1974 as one of the first residential recording studios in the UK, the studio can only be accessed by foot or boat.

Sawmills studio

The studio complex, which includes 32 acres of woodland, seven bedrooms and its own tidal creek, is on the market with offers in excess of of £2.25m ($3.4m).

The studio itself features a control room and machine room along with a live room with two isolation booths and an additional booth dubbed ‘The Cave’. A Trident customised Series 80B 30-24-24 console sits at the heart of the studio.

Both the control room and live room have views across the lawn and creek.

Read the Audio Media International profile of Sawmills 

Sawmills studio

As there are no neighbours close by, musicians can even take the opportunity to record out in the open air. 

The studio’s main building is a former 17th century water mill and the surrounding area has a rich history, with a medieval quay still visible. The Old Sawmills is also thought to have provided the inspiration for Kenneth Grahame’s classic novel ‘The Wind in the Willows’. 

Sawmills studio-streamWhat’s more, the foundations of a WWII cook house built by a US Army unit in the run up to the D-Day landings, can also still be seen in the surrounding woods.

Along with Oasis, Stones Roses and Supergrass, artists that have recording at Sawmills over the years include The Verve, Muse, Robert Plant, Catatonia, Duran Duran and Jessie J.

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