Coalsnaughton lies approximately 9 miles to the east of Stirling, 35 miles to the west of Edinburgh and 40 miles north of Glasgow.  Situated at the foot of the Ochil Hills, it is just 1.5km south of Tillicoultry,  which is one of the four 'hillfoot villages of Clackmannanshire.

The development is within easy reach of the M9 and M80 motorways,  providing quick and easy access to Edinburgh and Glasgow. 

The nearby town of Alloa has four major supermarkets together with other local shopping in the town centre.

Coalsnaughton Primary School is located within the village itself.  Secondary schooling is provided at nearby Alva Academy, a six-year comprehensive school offering a broad curriculum to pupils of all abilities.