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There are Lidl and Tesco Extra stores on the edge of Bridgend, which can be accessed without going into the town, along with Waitrose and Tesco Express stores in Cowbridge.For Doctors, register with Oak Tree Surgery in Bridgend (Sat Nav CF31 2PQ, call 01656 665353) and for dentists try Bridgend Dental Centre on Nolton Street (Sat Nav CF31 3BP, call 01656 668826)
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Brackla Dental Surgery
Bridgend Dental Centre
Oak Tree Surgery
Q Dental Care Ltd
Cowbridge has an excellent selection of top class eateries, with Huddart’s (European) River View (Chinese), Beagles Country Kitchen and the Mughal Emperor (Asian) all highly recommended, along with friendly inns, such as the Red Fox, the Marketplace, the Hare and Hounds and the Carne Arms.Bridgend also has a good selection of places to eat, with Franco’s (Italian), Poco Poco (Spanish), The Pickled Radish, La Strada (Italian) and Leicester’s (European) all highly rated, along with a huge choice of popular gastro pubs.
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The Derwen, Bridgend, CF32 9SU
Sycamore Tree Inn
Masarnen, Cowbridge, CF71 7NG
EducationYou simply couldn’t ask for more when it comes to education, with a thriving village primary school right on your doorstep at St David’s Church in Wales Primary. Right at the heart of the local community, St David’s is the focus of village life creating a real sense of pride and belonging for the children.
Older pupils are just as well catered for, with nearby Cowbridge Comprehensive completing a significant refurbishment in 2010, so it now offers state of the art facilities. This popular and oversubscribed school is just a short bus ride away, and there are several other high school options in Bridgend, including Brynteg School and Bryntirion Comprehensive.
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Cowbridge Comprehensive School
Aberthin Road, Cowbridge, CF71 7EN
St David's Primary School
Colwinston, Cowbridge, CF71 7NL
Colwinston may appear to be a remote village, but there is no shortage of things to do within easy reach. Golfers can take on the challenge of Bridgend Golf Complex or Southerndown Golf Course, and Bridgend also has a leisure centre catering for a wide range of other sports. If you fancy some messy fun, Taskforce Paintball is close by on the way to Cowbridge.
For evening entertainment, both Bridgend and Cowbridge have a range of friendly bars and restaurants, while the Sycamore Tree is even closer in the village itself. There is an Odeon cinema in Bridgend and a choice of shows at the Grand Pavilion Porthcawl, plus much more on offer in nearby Cardiff, including theatres, cinemas and international sports venues.For a great day out, head for the fun of Barry Island, the beaches of Dunraven Bay and Traeth Beach, or the endless intriguing coves of the Gower Peninsula. The beauty of the Breacon Beacons can be found just a short drive to the north offering endless walking, climbing and other outdoor pursuits.
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Colwinston Village Hall
Vale of Glamorgan. CF71 7NL
Bridgend, CF32 9ST
Cowbridge has a great selection of fascinating independent shops and stores along the high street, along with a farmers’ market every second Saturday. Bridgend also has a range of friendly independents, alongside the big High Street names in the Rhiw Shopping Centre. Fashion fans can pick up a bargain at Bridgend Designer Outlet, with some remarkable savings on offer, while Waterton Retail Park is home to stores like Harveys, Carpetright and B&Q to help you make the most of your new Redrow home.Nearby Cardiff is a shopaholic’s dream, with the magnificent St David’s shopping centre, along with the Queen’s Arcade and a large pedestrianised centre while The Mumbles on the edge of the Gower, has a unique selection of boutiques, galleries and craft stores where you can browse away an afternoon.
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The Derwen, Bridgend, CF32 9SU
Bridgend, CF31 3XX
There are a number of busses, including dedicated school busses, which connect the village to Cowbridge and Bridgend. The A48 is just ½mile away, with the M4 just 6miles. Bridgend is 3½miles, Cowbridge 4miles, Porthcawl 10miles, Cardiff 17miles and Swansea 25miles.Trains from Bridgend Station connect to Cardiff in 21minutes and Swansea in 30 minutes and the station has over 100 spaces for park and ride commuters.
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Bridgend Bus Station
Market Street, Bridgend, CF31 1LL
Bridgend Railway Station
Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 3BD
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