The Old Sawpit

Elterwater, Langdale

  • 4 Star
  • A first floor property for 4 people in Elterwater village, welcoming pets and surrounded by a huge choice of walks direct from the doorstep.

You can book this property from:

  • £511 per week
  • £73 per night
  • 4 Star


Nearby activities

  • Walking

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • No mobile signal

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king size bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Oven
  • Cooking hob
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher


  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Shower


  • Family friendly


  • Private parking

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 10am


Steeped in history, the Old Sawpit is the upper floor of a traditional stone Lakeland building which lies above an original saw pit where cartwheels were made by the Elterwater Wheelwrights. 

Located in the picturesque village of Elterwater, this cottage has been a long time favourite for walkers enjoying strolls along the river or taking on the challenge of more strenuous walks. Relax with a glass of wine on the iron bench, at the top of the Old Sawpit steps, watching the sheep graze on the common, or warm yourself in front of the log burning fire in the cosy lounge.

Recently upgraded to 4 Stars, the Old Sawpit has a well equipped kitchen;  two bedrooms (one double and one twin), one benefitting from its own wash basin; a spacious bathroom with bath and separate shower unit; a bright lounge/dining area with views to 3 sides and open fire. 

Private off road parking is just outside the property. Free Wifi is available at The Old Sawpit. Kitchen equipment: washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, electric oven and hob.

What's included?

We want our holiday cottages to be a 'home from home'. All the beds are made up ready for you, towels are included so no need to bring those, and shower mats are also provided. Two tea towels and a set of oven gloves/oven cloth will be in the kitchen along with a starter pack that includes: washing up liquid, kitchen roll, toilet roll, basic cleaning products, a bin bag in each bin and a few dishwasher tabs. This is just to 'start you off'; you will need to buy your own once these have run out.

Please Note: The Old Sawpit is above Jontys Cottage, so some sound transference may occur

Fire Pack / Logs available to purchase form the Good Life Office.

Local Information
Local Shop - The nearest shop is the Village Store in Chapel Stile
Nearest Supermarkets - Booths, Windermere. Asda, Morrisons & Aldi, Kendal
Food Deliveries - Asda and Tesco deliver

Local Pub - Britannia Inn

Travel info
Nearest Motorway - M6, J36 - 25 miles
Nearest train station - Windermere - 8.2 miles
Nearest Airport - Manchester - 97.7 miles

A few attractions in the area
Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere - 3.5 mile
The World of Beatrix Potter, Bowness-on-Windermere - 9.2 miles
Brockhole, Windermere - 6.1 miles
Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, Near Sawrey - 9.4 miles
Waterhead - 4.4 miles
Coniston Gondola - 6.4 miles
Yew Tree Farm, Coniston - 3.5 miles
Roman Fort, Ambleside - 8.2 miles
Lakes Aquarium, Newby Bridge - 15 miles
Art galleries & Museums in Kendal - 16.7 miles
Lakeland Maize Maze, Sedgewick, Kendal - 21 miles
Grizedale Forest & Visitors Centre, Hawkshead - 10.2 miles
Sizergh Castle & Gardens, Sizergh, Kendal - 21 miles

Horse Riding
Lakeland Ponytrekking, Windermere - 7.8 miles
Grizedale Riding Centre, Satterthwaite - 12.2 miles

Putting green and crazy gold, Ambleside - 4.2 miles
18 Hole golf course, Windermere golf club - 11.2 miles

Hawkshead Trout Farm, Hawkshead - 8.9 miles


Really lovely, cosy cottage. I would definitely stay here again. Thank you, I had a lovely stay.

Mrs Rachel W,

Very happy to recommend the company, the property and the area to others wishing to enjoy walking along as well as up and down and wishing for a selection of places for good walkers' food.

Ms Pia O,

The cottage was beautiful and the location was really great :) We loved it!

Mrs Hilary M,

The properties in Elterwater and Chapel Stile are in stunning locations. The Chapel Stile Co-op sells just about everything you're ever likely to need, with Brambles cafe upstairs a great place for breakfast, lunch or picnic takeaways.

Mr Barry P,