The village is some 5 miles south-west of Taunton and has both a pre-school and primary school, the latter rated as Good by Ofsted. There is also a village hall, village stores and a playing field. A Grade 1 Listed church sits above the village. The southern end of the parish lies within the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the village sits on the edge of the adjoining county of Devon. Junction 26 of the M5 is about 1.5 miles from the village and Taunton railway station is some 5 miles from here. Wellington lies some 3 miles west of the village and has both the Independent Wellington School and The Castle School, rated as Outstanding by Ofsted. Wellington has a population of around 14,500 residents with many interesting local shops and two major supermarkets being Waitrose and Asda. The town has a theatre, cinema, its own weekly newspaper as well as cricket, football and rugby clubs. Notable buildings include the Grade 11 Listed Duke of Wellington monument, built to commemorate the victory over Napoleon in the Battle of Waterloo 1815, marking the end of Napoleon’s rule. Taunton is the County Town of Somerset. The town is noted as the home of Somerset Cricket Club and Taunton Racecourse. In the centre of the town is the 19 acre Vivary Park, complete with 18 hole golf course, tennis courts and children’s playgrounds. There is an excellent town centre for shopping which includes all the leading retailers, whilst Hankridge Farm Retail Park is close to J25.