What’s in the Area?

Local Attractions

  • Beaches
  • Coastal Walks
  • Pub Dining
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Unspoiled Nature
  • Golf
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Concerts/Shows
  • Sporting Events
  • Bird Watching

Fossil Cottage is situated in the village of Marcross near the Glamorgan Heritage coast.

We are within walking distance of the beach, the walk to beach level at Marcross has been greatly improved with the grading of the road, sturdy footwear is still needed until you get on the beach as there are pebbles to negotiate if you plan to go rock-pooling or beachcombing. You will find fishing nets, buckets and spades at the cottage.

The two nearby pubs are always popular with our guests The Horse Shoe Inn Marcross and The Plough & Harrow Monknash get equal amounts of praise from visitors that like to take a break from Self Catering and have a delicious pub meal instead.

The Cliff Top Cafe offers light refreshments and with the addition of a window overlooking the sea there can be few places that are better to enjoy a cuppa.

The walk through the local woodland is made even lovelier when graced with primroses and bluebells.

The nearest shop/post office is two miles away in Wick and Llantwit Major an Historic bustling town and shopping centre is three miles away.

St Brides Major, village store/post office is five miles away, these village shops are well stocked and you are sure to find the ingredients to put a quick meal together.

Some of our guests have had Tesco deliver their shopping to the cottage.

St Donats, Atlantic College is approximately 1 mile away. Cardiff, Swansea and Bridgend are all are within easy driving distance.

Bridgend town centre is eight miles away. Bridgend boasts its own popular designer shopping outlet ‘McArthur Glen’ Known locally as ‘The Pines’ where you can shop till you drop!

Here you will find places to eat a playground for small children and a cinema complex.

Set between Swansea and Cardiff, Fossil Cottage nestling in the Vale of Glamorgan is well placed for those wishing to attend sporting events, Concerts and shows in Cardiff or Swansea.

If you are here for the beaches and scenery and walks along our coastal paths enjoying bird watching and photography you won’t be disappointed.

Should you want to play golf, go surfing or fishing, Marcross is an ideal base for you to stay as all these activities are a short drive away.

Fossil Cottage is more than a holiday let it’s more like a home from home.

It offers comfort, privacy and peace and quiet in a pretty rural setting yet you won’t have far to travel to get to any of our interesting villages, towns and cities.

We are approximately 20 minutes drive from Cardiff Wales Airport and 25 minutes drive from the M4 motorway.

Many guests return again and again as they like what we have to offer… We look forward to hearing from you!


You can call us on 01656 890449, email bookings@fossilcottage.co.uk or use our contact form -->