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.
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 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
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
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
- Friday changeover
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 0.2 mile to a pub
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Bed linen provided
- 1 Bathroom
- Private parking
- Open fire/woodburner
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
Just what we expected. Very warm and cosy. Wonderful to wake up and see sheep grazing outside. (Shame about the weather!!)Mrs B Forsyth - 25th November 2017
The Old Sawpit was a perfect home for our family to stay whilst exploring the Lake District. Very comfortable and cozy! Very nice and helpful people. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay!!Ms Effie Giannopoulos - 23rd August 2017
Warm, comfortable and an extremely well equipped kitchen. It was lovely to have both bath and shower in a very spacious bathroom. We also appreciated lots of hooks for our walking gear.Mrs Carol Kenney - 18th March 2017
Professional and very good.Mr. Ron Davison - 29th November 2016
Loved the property, loved the location, thank you!Mrs Bilton - 8th September 2016
absolutely spot on,couldnt be better absolutely greatMrs Rita Denver - 19th June 2016
We have used Good Life several times and always been extremely well looked after. We will definitely book with them again.Mrs J Seymour - 21st February 2016
A wonderfully cosy place when weather outside is wintery and wet. Don't think about it, just book it!Mrs D Sainsbury - 20th February 2016
Lovely location with lots of walks for all levels on the doorstep. Great local pub and conveniently located near to Ambleside. We keep coming back every year!Miss L Collins - 27th October 2015
The Old Sawpit is very homely and a wonderful base. This was our second stay and we would definitely return againMr Kevin Wilson - 28th June 2015
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