The village is in Devon but is just a mile from the border with Cornwall. The village has a pub, a 15th century church, a primary school rated as Good by Ofsted, a post office, village hall and a petrol station with local shop. Holsworthy is a market town some 5 miles from the village. Holsworthy has numerous shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants and holds a weekly market. The town has both football and cricket clubs, a golf course, swimming pool and a theatre as well as a Waitrose supermarket. Some 6 miles to the north-west of the village is Bude, Cornwall’s most northern town. Bude is a coastal resort with a stunning coastline, which includes Widemouth Bay, a long sandy beach which looks out towards Lundy Island and Bude Sea Pool which sits under the cliffs at Summerleaze Downs. Bude is also popular with surfers. Secondary education is provided at Budehaven Community School, rated as Good by Ofsted. Independent education is offered at St. Petroc’s school in Bude and at Shebbear College in Beaworthy.