The village is situated in open country, on the River Ock and comprises a little over 100 houses.

St. Peter’s church has some sections dating back to the 12th Century. A major restoration was undertaken some 10 years ago. There is a fascinating account of the history of St. Peter's church on the History of Charney Bassett web site.

The medieval Charney Manor, next to the church, is owned by the Quakers and used as a conference centre and guest house. There is an excellent relationship between the Manor and the Church.

There is a popular village pub, The Chequers Inn. The Village Hall has recently been extended and many clubs are run, such as yoga, quilting and table tennis, many organised through Abingdon & Witney College.

Children under 11 Years of age attend school in the next village of East Hanney. Older pupils attend school in Wantage.

  For more information about Charney Bassett see the village web site.