Combe Down sits on a ridge above Bath approximately 1.5 miles to the south of the city centre.Combe Down village is adjoined to the north by large areas of natural woodland (Fairy Wood, Long Wood, Klondyke Copse, Rainbow Wood) with public footpaths offering magnificent views overlooking the City of Bath.The Combe Down Heritage Society has museum-standard secure archiving space in the basement where it catalogues and stores unique local heritage material, and which can be accessed by researchers.There are daily bus services to the village from Bath city centre.A public open space (Firs Field) incorporates the village war memorial and a play area with children's play equipment.Three parcels of land make up the Firs Field open space, two of which are under the control of the local Council.
The independent Monkton Combe School is located in the local village of Monkton Combe while its Prep School, Pre-Prep and Nursery are all in Combe Down village.
There is also a suite of serviced offices available to rent.
A car repair garage and an undertaker's are both close to the centre of the village.
There are three local pubs, an Anglican church (Holy Trinity ) in the village.
A Roman Catholic church (Saint Peter and Saint Paul) is on the edge of the village, adjacent to the Foxhill estate.