There are 383 occupied houses, an infant/junior school, the parish church and two non-conformist churches, a village hall, two public houses, a restaurant with rooms, and a village shop/garden centre with tea room. As well as these local businesses the majority of residents who work within the parish are involved with animals, farming and commoning, commute to work or are retired.
The nearest towns are Fordingbridge and Ringwood.
There is a half-hourly bus service no. X3 on the A338 to Salisbury (12 miles) and Bournemouth (15 miles) where there are main-line stations. The nearest stop is in Fordingbridge.
See the Wiltshire and Dorset Bus Company website for more details.