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The village itself is tiny, comprising only approximately fifty houses, an Inn and a Church. The church gives some indication of the community’s history, dating from the eleventh century. Despite its size however, the village has a variety of visitors, particularly on Sunday lunch-times when people come from far and wide to enjoy the carvery hosted at the Westleigh Inn.

A quiet community, Westleigh nevertheless has easy access to shopping facilities and the coast. The port of Bideford lies two miles south-west and the busy market town of Barnstaple seven miles north-east, Clovelly, Ilfracombe, Westward Ho! and Exmoor are all within easy reach. Some parts of the village still belongs to the Christie Estates and their beautiful house and gardens at Tapeley Park are immediately adjacent to the Parish.