The neighbouring parishes are Satterleigh and Warkleigh to the north, King's Nympton to the east, Chulmleigh to the south east, Burrington to the south, and High Bickington in Torridge district to the west. The River Taw forms the southern and western boundary of the parish, and the A377 road from Barnstaple to Exeter skirts the parish on the far side of the river.
There are 26 listed buildings in the parish, all at Grade II. They include two bridges, the church of St John Baptist, a Gospel Hall, Chittlehamholt Manor, the Exeter Inn (a 16th-century coaching inn) and houses and farm buildings.
The parish boundary follows the course of the River Mole in the east and the River Taw in the south and west. The northern boundary runs from Slew in the west, through Drake's Wood and the northern end of Chittlehamholt and down to the Mole valley in the west.
The parish was created in 1894, combining the two previous parishes of the same names.
St Peter's Church, Satterleigh is a Grade I listed redundant church in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. St John the Evangelist Church, Warkleigh is Grade II* listed. Both churches are part of the South Molton Mission, in the Diocese of Exeter.
The parish boundary is shared with Chittlehamholt in the south. The eastern boundary follows the course of the River Mole. The northern boundary runs from the Mole in the East near Meethe up past Drybridge Copse, past Broadmoor and through Hilton's Wood to meet the Taw near Weirmarsh Farm.