The village is a desirable residential location, The highest point of the village affords views to the Mendip Hills, the Quantocks, Glastonbury Tor and Cheddar Gorge. The village has an excellent local pub, hotel, post office, tennis club, a primary school rated as Good by Ofsted and a village hall. There is also a local church dating back to the 12th century. There are numerous countryside walks around the village. The town of Weston Super Mare is some 9 miles from the village. This has a population of 72,000 people and has all the amenities and facilities of a large town. The town has many major supermarkets including Waitrose and Sainsburys as well as the Sovereign Shopping Centre. All manner of sports clubs are represented in the town. Weston has good motorway connections and is on the main-line railway to London Paddington. The town is about 20 miles from Bristol City Centre and is popular with commuters. Independent education is offered at numerous independent schools in Bristol or Taunton, or at Sidcot School in Winscombe.