The Sawmills was established in 1974 as one of the first residential recording facilities in the U.K.

Set in its own unspoilt tidal creek on the banks of the River Fowey in Cornwall, the Sawmills boasts one of the most picturesque and atmospheric locations for a recording studio anywhere in the world. The main building is a 17th century water mill, the site has a documented history stretching back to the 11th century.
Over the past 3 decades the Sawmills has evolved into a unique balance between modern technology and the outstanding natural beauty of the Cornish countryside to produce a perfect environment for creative work.

Recording artists from XTC to Robert Plant, The Stone Roses to Oasis, The Verve to Supergrass and Muse, have all remarked on and benefited from the special creative atmosphere that the Sawmills provides.