The village is unspoilt with some local village clubs and the notable 13th century St. Mary church. The nearby village of Stoke Canon has a village hall, post office, primary school, pub and church. The village is just 5 miles north of Exeter, an ancient City but with all modern amenities. Exeter is the capital city of Devon, notable for the splendid 12th century Cathedral. The recent development at Princesshay has boosted the retail environment of the City, which has a mainly pedestrianised City Centre, served by a Park and Ride facility. The area has the feel of the continent, with pavement cafes and restaurants close to the Cathedral. Exeter has the renowned University as well as excellent independent schools such as Bramdean School, Exeter School and The Maynard School, as well as extensive state primary and secondary education.