West Hill is an appealing and individual village with a mini-supermarket at its heart which is open long hours and includes a post office. There is also a pretty church, high achieving modern primary school, village hall, garage, hairdresser, dentist and bus services. The town of Ottery St Mary is about 2 miles away with the well-known Kings School, medical centre, Sainsbury's supermarket and other shops/amenities. Exeter and the M5 (about 8 miles) is easily reached along the A30 dual carriageway. Honiton with station (Waterloo-Exeter) is about 8 miles and the coast at Sidmouth about 6 miles.
The mainline railway station on the London Waterloo-Exeter line is within the village, as are the doctor's surgery, post office, church, bus service, well respected local primary school and heritage centre. There is also a cricket field and two good family pubs. The old A30 runs near the village which gives quick access to the A30 dual carriageway for easy journeys to Honiton, Exeter and the M5. Ottery St Mary is about 3 miles, Exeter 8 miles and the coast at Sidmouth is within a short drive.