The Old Sawpit, Elterwater


  • Sleeps 4
  • 1
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    • Bath
    • Dishwasher
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Electric Heating
    • Fridge and Freezer
    • Microwave
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    • Open Fire
    • Parking
    • Shower Unit
    • Smoking not allowed
    • Washer/Dryer
    • Wi-Fi

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Lovely cottage in Elterwater

The Old Sawpit

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 tipple of your choice 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.

Private off-road parking is available onsite and we welcome up to two well behaved dogs.

Elterwater is a charming village in the heart of Langdale with some of the best walking – we like to think this is the heart of the Lake District. Leave the car parked up for the week, and enjoy walks from your doorstep. For those wanting to explore further afield, please note that the bus stops right outside the pub. The Britannia Inn in the heart of the village is a welcoming local family pub or, for a more formal dining treat, the Eltermere Inn Hotel is only a short stroll away. The local village shop in Chapel Stile is less than a mile away and very well equipped for all your needs.


  • Two bedrooms – double and twin room
  • Bathroom with a bath and separate shower unit
  • Well equipped kitchen with; washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle, electric oven and hob.
  • Open plan living/dining room with lovely views and an open fire (logs and kindling can be purchased from our office)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking for 1 car
  • Up to two well behaved dogs welcome
  • No smoking