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The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop tucked away in the corner of St. Oswalds's Churchyard, next to the Wordsworth Hotel in the village of Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria. This cottage is famous for it's gingerbread that has been made in this cottage since the Victorian era. The recipe is kept locked in a bank vault.

The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop tucked away in the corner of St. Oswalds's Churchyard, next to the Wordsworth Hotel in the village of Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria. This cottage is famous for it's gingerbread that has been made in this cottage since the Victorian era. The recipe is kept locked in a bank vault.

Ambleside is like a winter wonderland and when we make it to England, I love to visit this little cottage. There is an apple pie shop nearby too!

Ambleside is like a winter wonderland and when we make it to England, I love to visit this little cottage. There is an apple pie shop nearby too!

A few tea rooms to explore in the Lake District.  There is a comment on this post with several more choices.  Looking for something more quaint than the one with the slick butcher block tables in the barn.

Five tantalising Tea Rooms in the Lake District

A few tea rooms to explore in the Lake District. There is a comment on this post with several more choices. Looking for something more quaint than the one with the slick butcher block tables in the barn.

Missing Shelias and the lake district on a rainy day like today. Ambleside, Cumbria, UK

Missing Shelias and the lake district on a rainy day like today. Ambleside, Cumbria, UK

Curlew Rise front entrance - Curlew Rise, Holiday Cottage in The Lake District, Sleeps 6, Games Room http://www.independentcottages.co.uk/lake_district/curlew-rise-ref1225

Curlew Rise front entrance - Curlew Rise, Holiday Cottage in The Lake District, Sleeps 6, Games Room http://www.independentcottages.co.uk/lake_district/curlew-rise-ref1225

The Osprey, Luxury self catering boathouse Lake Windermere, luxury self catering boat house Lake Windermere with private mooring

The Osprey, Luxury self catering boathouse Lake Windermere, luxury self catering boat house Lake Windermere with private mooring

Aerial view of Bowness on Windermere in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England

Aerial view of Bowness on Windermere in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England

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Scafell Pike, highest mountain in England at 978 metres (3,209 ft). It is located in Lake District National Park, in Cumbria.

Scafell Pike, highest mountain in England at 978 metres (3,209 ft). It is located in Lake District National Park, in Cumbria.

"Camp in the Ennerdale Valley, Lake District, where a pioneering conservation project is returning the landscape to its ancient, wild origins." #wildernessweekends www.bradtguides.com

"Camp in the Ennerdale Valley, Lake District, where a pioneering conservation project is returning the landscape to its ancient, wild origins." #wildernessweekends www.bradtguides.com

Cool holiday cottages in and around the Lake District including Coop House by Rhiannon Batten via Guardian Travel

Cool holiday cottages in and around the Lake District - in pictures

Cool holiday cottages in and around the Lake District including Coop House by Rhiannon Batten via Guardian Travel

Cool holiday cottages in and around the Lake District - in pictures

Cool holiday cottages in and around the Lake District - in pictures

The only downside to exploring this beautiful part of the world is the unpredictable weather – so why not hole up in a fabulous place to stay just in case? Here are five gorgeous self-catering properties in and around the Lake District

~St John's in the Vale is a glacial valley in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England~

~St John's in the Vale is a glacial valley in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England~

Keswick, England | Keswick | Keswick Hotels | Keswick Cottages | Keswick B&Bs | Keswick ...

Keswick, England | Keswick | Keswick Hotels | Keswick Cottages | Keswick B&Bs | Keswick ...