The village is exceptionally well located and linked to Ipswich and Colchester via the A12 and yet is a quiet and rural community that is surrounded by open countryside and an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways.
The village has the benefit of a community run pub The Case is Altered and a newly built and community run shop both located in the centre of the village, next to the playing fields.
Annually the village hosts a number of events from Fun days to walks and get togethers, further supporting the village feel and warmth of the community.
Bentley Primary school is very well regarded and an excellent facility that is located within walking distance of the majority of the houses within the village. The nearest High School is East Bergholt High School a 10 minute drive away.