The village of Woodend is situated 5 miles to the west of the historic town of Towcester and 18 miles to the north of Milton Keynes, from where there is a 40 minute Intercity train service to London Euston. The market town of Banbury is some 18 miles to the west with access to the M40 (junction 11). The houses are mostly stone and the village is surrounded by unspoilt rolling countryside which is in the heart of the Grafton Hunting country.
Woodend is closely associated with the adjacent village of Blakesley where amenities include a General Store with Post Office, Primary School, Public House, Village Hall and Repair Garage. Towcester offers a wide variety of shops for day to day needs with Milton Keynes housing one of the largest undercover shopping complexes in Europe. State secondary education is available at Sponne School, Towcester. There is a parish church and the nearest Roman Catholic and Baptist church are at Towcester. Sporting facilities in the area include golf at Farthingstone, horse racing at Towcester and motor racing at Silverstone. Beauty spots include Everdon Stubbs, Badby Woods and Silverstone Forest.