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PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - Seven-bedroom creekside Old Sawmills, formerly known as Sawmills Studio, at Golant, near Fowey, was the inspiration for The Wind In The Willows and has a price tag of £2 million

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PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - Seven-bedroom creekside Old Sawmills, formerly known as Sawmills Studio, at Golant, near Fowey, was the inspiration for The Wind In The Willows and has a price tag of £2 million

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04 May 2021 - 11:01

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! One of Cornwall’s most iconic buildings – which has housed a world-famous recording studio used by everyone from Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant to the Stone Roses and was the inspiration for The Wind in the Willows – is on sale for over £2 million. The creekside Old Sawmills, formerly known as Sawmills Studio, at Golant, near Fowey, is being sold with a guide price £2.25m. The property – which has seven bedrooms and five bathrooms – was originally listed for sale last May, the first time the legendary building had been on the open market for 48 years. A year on and it’s being marketed again, in one of the most beautiful, secluded places to live in Cornwall, surrounded by over 32 acres of private woodland and with its own mooring on the Fowey Estuary. It is being sold as a detached house, but it is as a recording studio that Sawmills is most famous. Opened in early 1974 as one of the very first residential recording studios in the UK, Sawmills Studio has a long list of successful clients to its name including The Verve and Wet Wet Wet. You can stay up to date on the top news and events near you with CornwallLive’s FREE newsletters – enter your email address at the top of the page. Popular albums recorded at Sawmills include Oasis’ seminal debut Definitely Maybe, In It For The Money by Supergrass and various albums by Muse including Showbiz and Origin of Symmetry. In fact, Muse launched their career at Sawmills after its owner Dennis Smith started managing them. by Exeter-based estate agent Strutt & Parker's description states: “Only accessible by boat or on foot, the property offers an unrivalled level of privacy and seclusion, surrounded by its own enchanting woodland, with the potential for a high level of self-sufficiency. It would be difficult to imagine a more romantic and historic setting than that of The Old Sawmills. “The entrance to the main house is via a spacious conservatory with a slate floor and wonderful water and woodland views. French doors open out onto a raised terrace, with more magnificent views overlooking the creek and gardens." Sawmills in the news Oasis classic is down to Cornwall Studio that changed the face of music Music stars who filmed in Cornwall When Muse played in a Cornish nightclub The Lodge “The lodge, a single-storey timber-clad dwelling which was rebuilt and extended in 2011, is accessed via a path from the main house that leads through a lawned garden. The garden is contained and gated to provide an exclusive exterior area for the lodge. “The lodge provides excellent potential for income, via letting, or it could be used as further accommodation for additional family members. There is a welcoming central sitting room/kitchen/dining room with a wood burner, Karndean flooring and large windows providing fabulous views of the creek. The kitchen benefits from an integrated dishwasher, a gas hob and an electric oven. The Lodge has two bedrooms, as well as a stylish shower room with a large walk-in shower. There is central heating.

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. From its early origins as a site used by medieval merchants, to the inspiration for a classic novel, and then a world-famous recording studio, this enchanting site is immersed in history. The most recent chapter in the life of The Old Sawmills, and certainly the most well-known, is its current incarnation as a recording studio. “However, the fascinating history of The Old Sawmills dates back to much earlier origins than the recording studio. A Stone Age axe was discovered on site in the early 1960s, suggesting a settlement here since time immemorial. The area has mention in the Domesday Book and evidence of medieval activity can still be observed with the remains of a medieval quay clearly visible at the head of the creek. “The creek, known as Bodmin Pill, was used by the medieval merchants of Bodmin who chose this location as a preferred landing point from the sea. The reason for this would have been to avoid paying landing dues up river at Lostwithiel, the ancient capital of Cornwall. “Much later on in history, during the early 20th century, The Old Sawmills is thought to have provided the inspiration for the author of the classic novel The Wind in the Willows. Kenneth Grahame was a regular visitor to nearby Fowey, and was married in Fowey Church." “He spent many an afternoon on the river and during a long stay in 1907 he completed what was to become his most successful work which was published the following year. It has generally been accepted that the prime inspiration for this book was the River Fowey and a documented river excursion in May 1907 found the author and friends picnicking in a little creek off the main river. “It is believed that afternoon’s trip was the inspiration for Ratty and Mole’s first picnic outing in Chapter one. There is only one creek with a water mill in that locality, Bodmin Pill, and the description fits perfectly and has changed very little, apart from the water wheel and the colour of the paintwork. “Further on in the 20th century, The Old Sawmills played a part during both world wars. During the Great War, despite its remote location, the woodland which surrounds the buildings was selectively coppiced for timber that was to find its way to the trenches of the Western front. “During World War Two, The Old Sawmills was requisitioned by the American Army in 1943 for preparations in the run-up to the D-Day landings. With few home comforts and time on their hands, they built a hydro- electric scheme to provide heat and light. They resourcefully managed to source cast iron pipe work and a turbine, and today the remains of the pipe work can still be seen in situ along the stream. “Foundations of their cook house can also be discovered in the woods overlooking the river, now with a gazebo built upon the site.” More Cornwall property stories Beach hut in Cornwall where Demi Moore and Kate Winslet stayed on sale for almost £2 million Farmer to make millions on renovation of dilapidated Cornish estate

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