Local amenities include a post office, general store, hairdressers and a Park and Ride offering good links to the city and North. Easy access can be made to Derriford Hospital, the University of St Mark and St John, Devonshire Health & Leisure Centre, Tesco superstore at Woolwell and Dartmoor National Park are located 2 miles north. The area is largely flanked by woodlands that provide pleasant walks to Plymbridge. The Stannary town of Tavistock is located 12 miles away.
Plymouth is a city centre with one of the largest natural harbours in the world. To the north is the Dartmoor National Park extending to over 300 square miles which provides excellent recreational facilities. Plymouth itself has a full range of shopping, educational and sporting facilities. There is a mainline train service to London Paddington and to Penzance in Cornwall.