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Benefiting from a southerly aspect, the Old Sawmills is full of natural light from all aspects and has, as all first time visitors comment - “a great feel to the place”

We have a little over 3000 square feet of floor space plus plenty of storage for timber/materials etc in a separate barn next door. Ample parking is available for residents and guests in the Fortescue Walks car park opposite.

During the renovation of the building, particular attention has been paid to energy efficiency and economy of operation, utilizing the latest high efficiency insulation materials and glazing. Heating is via wood burning stoves  in each room which are of course kept supplied with fuel by our furniture makers

Whilst modernizing the building to make it fit for our purpose we have also tried to retain as much of the original features of the building to reflect its history - this is after all part of what makes it such a special place to be in.

Arranged over three floors we have two studios, kitchen, cloakroom and gallery on the ground floor, machine room on the first floor and four studios/workshops on the second floor.

Great care has been taken in the planning of each of these spaces to provide the most comfortable and productive workspace possible.

Details are as follows:


600 sq ft with gallery lighting and display units. Double doors for easy access.


Equipped with a combination oven/grill/microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, cutlery and crockery etc.

Ground Floor Studios/workshops:

One a light and bright dual aspect space of 375 sq ft with double door access from rear, painted screed floor, single phase and 3 phase power, single sink/drainer unit with cupboards under. The other of approximately 275 sq ft with very large north facing skylight and window to front boarded floor and wood burner.

Machine Room:

900 sq ft with large double doors to front allowing easy access for timber. Equipped to meet the most demanding of tasks, accurately, quickly and safely. Primary machines are all 3 phase and all meet PUWER 98 regulations. there is a dedicated sharpening/wet area, racked storage for timber and sheet material and two workbenches for assembly/hand machine work. Machinery includes; Robland Z250 table saw; Axminster Plus SWB6300 band saw; Sedgwick CP3 planer/thicknesser; Rojek FSN300 tilting spindle moulder plus power feed and CPS ring fence; Axminster Plus S 158 open sided belt sander; Sedgwick 571 morticer; Axminster HD 16FC pillar drill; Air Press professional veneer press; Tormek Supergrind sharpening system, Belt, bobbin and disc sander plus various 1/2 inch and 1/4 inch routers, biscuit jointer, edge bander, sash and F cramps etc.

Top Floor studios/workshops:

1000 sq ft and approx 5000 cu ft in volume, the top floor of the Old Sawmills is a fabulous space enjoying masses of natural light from all aspects and with views across the valley and surrounding countryside.

The room has been divided by movable partitions that also provide lots of storage into 4 separate studios each provided with its own independent lighting and power sockets.

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The Old Sawmills
ground floor studios
Ground Floor Studio
the machine room at teh old sawmills
Machine Room
one of our top floor studios
Top Floor Studios
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