Local area guide

John German Estate Agents sell and let a wide range of properties from terraced houses to country estates, in the sought after village of Barton under Needwood, and the pretty satellite villages Yoxall, Dunstall, Needwood and beyond. This guide aims to give you an insight into what it is like to live here.

Barton Under Needwood

Barton under Needwood is an extremely popular village appealing to all generations, with excellent schooling, a comprehensive range of shops, restaurants and bars.

Barton Marina is a great asset to the village with its fantastic selection of shops and  The Red Carpet cinema. There are plenty of leisure activities and clubs to join, plus lovely countryside walks on the doorstep.

The nearby A38 provides travel links to the A50, M1, M6 leading to Lichfield, Birmingham, Derby & Nottingham, making Barton under Needwood an excellent commuter base.

The area offers a wide range of housing with something to suit everyone, from stylish apartments, homes for first-time buyers and families, to more traditional-style properties, quaint village cottages and retirement housing.

Surrounding Barton under Needwood is the lovely Staffordshire countryside with several picturesque villages such as Yoxall and Alrewas.


A self-contained village 5.8 miles north of Lichfield, you will find that Alrewas has some beautiful homes to live in. John German sell and let a wide range of homes here including apartments, bungalows, townhouses, cottages, farmhouses and larger executive homes. The village has a lovely community spirit with plenty of amenities including a doctor’s surgery and primary school. Alrewas has bus routes to Lichfield and Burton Upon Trent and is home the National Arboretum which is one of the most visited country treasures.


Yoxall is a sought-after village with a lovely mixture of homes, popular primary school and amenities. It is within the catchment area for the John Taylor High School. Yoxall is close to a community and a great choice of places to live.

There are a variety of homes to rent or buy – including cottages, farmhouses, apartments, townhouses and family homes. Large executive homes and million pound plus residences are available to buy too. John German also specialise in selling off-plan architect-designed properties for developers in Yoxall.

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