The village has a population of around 2500 people and is a sought-after location The village has a pub, post office, shop and parish church. All primary and secondary schools in the area are rated as Good by Ofsted. Independent education is offered at Daneshill School in Basingstoke, amongst others. Tadley lies some 3 miles east of the village. A small town surrounded by countryside with shops, restaurants, pubs, a library, swimming pool and golf club. Basingstoke has a population of around 113,000 people and has The Malls shopping centre and Waitrose. It is close to Junctions 6 and 7 of the M3 and the railway station is on the south western mainline, running a direct service to London Waterloo. Basingstoke is some 50 miles south-west of London.