The market town of Hatherleigh is a bustling and vibrant market town and was mentioned in the Domesday Book and received a charter from Henry III in 1220 to hold a market every Tuesday, which it does to this day with a poultry and other stock market. Supporting an active community is a good selection of shops, a post office, a school, churches and pubs and a recently built community centre. Okehampton, on the A30 dual carriageway, one of the gateways to Dartmoor, lies 7 miles to the south and provides a wide range of facilities and shops and a choice of supermarkets including a Waitrose. Here there is secondary education that caters up to the age of eighteen. The Cathedral City of Exeter is less than 30 minutes by car from Okehampton.