Our holiday home is located on the main and only shopping street in Cowbridge with a big choice of restaurants, wine bars, pubs and bistros - many within a hundred yards.
Within 30 yards on No 81 is Arboreal, an upmarket bistro.
At the other end of the High Street, still within 500 yards, is The Market Place, an upmarket restaurant with a pleasant garden.
The centre of the High Street contains Bar 44, a lively and authentic Tapas bar, and Huddarts, a formal dining restaurant.
Some more casual options include The Eating Place, for inexpensive snacks and salads, or the Shampan Indian Restaurant, which offers takeaway, both within 100 yards.
The High Street also has a number of pubs including The Vale of Glamorgan Inn, a traditional real ale pub frequented by locals, and The Duke of Wellington, a Brains pub and restaurant. Two other old favourites with locals are The Bear Hotel, a coaching inn and restaurant, and The Penny Farthing, an old cafe for breakfast and lunch.
Within easy walking distance in the centre of Cowbridge is a Waitrose store, with a free 2 hour car park, surrounded by Coffee shops and a park.
Cowbridge High Street is renowned for the number of independent ladies fashion and shoe shops, 18 at the last count.
Some upmarket examples include Jon Ian, Coco Plum, E91, Bethan Jones and L'Armoire.
You will also find independent florists, a good delicatessen, a traditional family butcher and ironmongers, beauty parlours and hairdressers, as well as a number of good gift shops.
To view a full list of shops in Cowbridge, click here.
There is free, unlimited parking behind the Town Hall, in the centre of town.