Rockfield history is literally studied with stars. Started in 1961 it rapidly became the world’s first-ever residential recording studio set-up so that bands could come and stay whilst recording, and all within the peaceful surroundings of beautiful Monmouthshire. The converted farmhouse rapidly became an oasis for major bands and as Rockfield’s reputation and facilities expanded so did its fine reputation – and literally its ‘number 1 hits’.
Over the years, recording artists as diverse as Coldplay to Elaine Paige, Nigel Kennedy to Annie Lennox, Paolo Nutini to Oasis and KT Tunstall to Queen, who recorded Bohemian Rhapsody here in 1973, have all recorded in the studios here at Rockfield
Rockfield has continued to provide excellent recording and accommodation facilities to artists who still come from far and wide, but it has also grown as a holiday venue and today is extremely popular as a self-catering location for larger groups.
The Coach House is reserved exclusively for holiday let accommodation while The Quadrangle is available at certain times. Situated just outside Monmouth town in the heart of the Wye Valley and in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural beauty it is surrounded by magnificent countryside.
As a border town, Monmouth is where Wales really begins with the hills around Abergavenny, Hay Bluff and the Brecon Beacons, along with the amazing Forest of Dean and all its activities… literally on your door step.
I just wanted to extend all of our gratitude and express how much everybody enjoyed themselves at Rockfield. The accommodation was perfect, with everything necessary to make our stay comfortable and convenient. We could not have asked for a better weekend weather-wise but being able to enjoy the grounds and picturesque surroundings really added to the experience.
To meet Kingsley and be allowed to see and hear about the rich heritage of the property and all of the incredible artists who have recorded there really was the icing on the cake! Thanks so much for all of your help in making such a memorable weekend for our group, we will all certainly be recommending the property to those we know.Chris Brown
We had an absolutely brilliant weekend. The mountain biking was awesome and the studio tour was a fantastic and unexpected bonus. I had no idea how historically significant Rockwell studios is plus we had some wannabe rockers in the group who unsurprisingly loved it. Also the hosts – Lisa, Amanda and Kingsley – were so relaxed and welcoming.
I will definitely be recommending the place to friends.Matthew
Just to let you know that we had a great weekend and everyone was delighted with my choice of property which proved ideal for everyone and was very well stocked for us.
Gail and her colleague cooked us a fantastic meal, the weather was amazing and Kingsley gave us a fascinating and most entertaining tour of the studios on Sunday morning. Thank you so much for helping me to get everything arranged so easily and replying to my various queries so quickly.Jill