The Lake District in Winter. The Lake District is one of the UK's most popular holiday destinations amongst those who want to spend time in the great outdoors. The Lakes may be busy in summer, but in winter the lakes and fells take on a whole new and equalling appealing appearance - One to be experienced without the crowds. With so many people considering a holiday later this year or early next, give some thought to the stark beauty of this outstanding National Park - whether on a sunny frost-bound day or with its grey stone cottages snuggling beneath marshmallow-like snow-laden roofs.
From Bassenthwaite Lake at the northern end of the Lakes to Windermere in the south, there are plenty of charmingly cosy winter cottages, many with blazing open log-fires and wood burners waiting to give a warm welcome to winter walkers - or those just wanting to hole up with a good book or two in a home with a view.
These enticing Lake District photos were supplied by the very friendly team at Coley Cottages whose two Lake District cottages, one in Ambleside and the other above Coniston are perfect Cumbrian rural retreats for a winter break.
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