Monnow Valley Studios

£1,449,000

About the Property

 Monnow Valley Studios

Legendary residential studio with one of the best live rooms in the business.

Used by:

Black Sabbath, Oasis, Tom Jones, Stereophonics, Pulp, Simple Minds, Manic Street Preachers, Joss Stone, The Charlatans, Levellers, Editors, Biffy Clyro, Robert Plant, Marti Pellow, Feeder, Busted, Laura Marling, Iggy Azalea, Idles, Kaiser Chiefs.. (the list goes on)

Sale of Freehold including going concern, business title, furniture, fixtures & fittings, website and all associated copyrights.

Equipment

There is some equipment included from pre 2016 that included in the price of £1.45m

Andrew Scheps’ vintage Neve 8068, outboard and mics as detailed on the Monnow Valley website is available as a separate negotiation.

All enquiries directed to hmjackson@mjq.co.uk / 07545 330637

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Summary

 

History

Originally built as a rehearsal space for nearby Rockfield Studios, the two properties became separate entities back in the 1980s.

Old Mill House, before becoming Monnow Valley Studios, was a Fishery & Country Club known for its excellent trout fishing.

It has been a guest house for approx. 70 years and its title deed dates back to 1600s.

Location

3 miles from Monmouth (recently voted happiest place to live in Wales!) and literally on the border with England.

Main house

10 bedrooms
8 bathrooms
2 living rooms
1 dining room
2 kitchens

Recording studio

Live room with its trademark 16’ high internal soundproof doors is divisible into booths
Control room with north facing exterior window
Machine room
Amp room

Coach house

Art studio
Gym
Storage

Gardens

2.5 acres land within an area of outstanding natural beauty.

2,000 yards (a mile) of Monnow River famed for its trout fishing, with full angling rights.

 

Particulars

Old Mill House, Rockfield, Monmouth (not to be confused with Rockfield Studios – the two became separate entities back in the 1980s and have had no association since).

A period house with renowned recording studios in delightful riverside setting.

Monmouth 2 miles, Abergavenny 10 miles, Cardiff 30 miles, Severn Bridge 18 miles (distances approximate).

Sitting room • Dining room • Family room • Study Games Room • Kitchen • 10 bedrooms • 6 shower rooms (4 en suite) • 2 bathrooms (1 en suite) and 3 attic rooms Fully equipped recording studios comprising control room, divisible live room, machine & amp rooms.

Outbuildings • Gardens and grounds approx. 2.5 acres

Situation

Monnow Valley Recording Studios  is situated amidst undulating countryside on the borders of Monmouthshire and Herefordshire. The historic town of Monmouth is within 5 minutes drive, whilst Abergavenny, Hereford and Ross-on-Wye are within 30 minutes. London 2.5hrs. Monmouth is famous for its excellent schools including the Haberdashers for both boys and girls.

The A40 runs through Monmouth giving easy access to the national motorway network, Bristol and Birmingham.

There are inter-city rail stations at both Newport and Bristol Parkway, and international airports at Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff.

This area of Monmouthshire is an area of outstanding natural beauty and is consistently voted among the top 3 happiest places to live in the UK.  Recreations include fly-fishing, golf, walking or riding in the Forest of Dean, racing at Hereford & Chepstow.

The property is just outside what was once the perimeter of the ancestral home of Charles Rolls, founder of Rolls Royce, which now houses The Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club, a 5 minute drive away.

Monmouthshire is home to many top restaurants (including The Crown at Whitebrook, The Walnut Tree and The Hardwick) and is considered a foodie’s paradise with the UK’s biggest food festival, Abergavenny Food Festival, taking place in September every year.

The Property

The present Old Mill House has been used as a successful recording studio for a number of years and has hosted a variety of famous rock bands. The actual house dates back mainly to the 17th Century but records show that the building has occupied this site for much longer. It is a large house which has been extended over the years and totals approximately 7,500 sq. ft.

The accommodation is in a specific layout for both the recording studios themselves and accommodation for visiting bands. A purchaser could well continue its current use or explore other possible options subject to the necessary planning.

In addition to an attractive house there are pleasant grounds and about 2,000 yards of single bank fishing rights on the renowned River Monnow. The river has an excellent reputation for trout and grayling. Since the installation of a fish pass downstream in 2009, Salmon are beginning to spawn again in the Monnow.

Outbuildings

The former Coach House is to the rear and comprises of an Artist’s studio, a gym and studio storage. There is also a galvanised iron wood shed (which could be used as a garage) and a stone built litter bin store.

The property benefits from a Certificate of Lawful Development allowing the siting of a temporary dwelling up to 22ft x 65ft for additional accommodation within the curtilage. Electricity, water and a separate septic tank are currently installed along with additional power to a hot tub.

Gardens and grounds

The gardens and grounds are laid principally to lawn flanked by mature trees with an attractive frontage to the River Monnow. They extend in total to about 2.47 acres.

Services

Mains electricity, mains metered water, private drainage system, oil fired central heating.

Outgoings

The property is in Band I for council tax purposes. Business rates are also payable, however these are currently nil as they fall below the rateable value threshold.

Local Authority

Monmouthshire County Council

Fixtures and Fittings

Only those mentioned in these sale particulars are included in the sale. The recording equipment is specifically excluded but can be made available by separate negotiation.

Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of way

The property will be sold subject to and with the benefit of all wayleaves, easements and rights of way whether mentioned in these particulars or not.

Viewing

Strictly by appointment via the agent mjq.co.uk