Sketch Hookend Manor and Recording Studios Katherine Yates Art

Hookend Residential Recording Facility

A 16th Century Elizabethan house, Hook End Manor benefits from what can only be described as a magical location. Situated in rural Oxfordshire, the property is beautifully protected by its own extensive and varied acreage. It is set within 250 acres of private gardens and woodland and is utterly private yet enjoys a superbly accessible location. This stunning property is a 1 hour drive from London, 20 minutes from Reading and 30 minutes from Oxford.

The musical history of Hook End Manor began in the 1960s with Alvin Lee of Ten Years After who resided there for some time before selling it to Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd. Gilmour recorded parts of Pink Floyd’s 1987 album, 'A Momentary Lapse of Reason' in a studio at the house. The band’s inflatable pig, first used to promote their Animals album a decade earlier was stored in one of the outbuildings.

It was then bought by West Side Productions, who produced the British icons Madness and Morrissey. In the 1990s, the manor was purchased by Trevor Horn who was responsible for the high tech studio that matches, and even exceeds, the high quality recording studios found in London.

"A big & easy to work in control room and a very comfortable environment. Confidently the best residential studio in the world."

Trevor Horn