Local area guide

John German Estate Agents sell and let a variety of property in the Cathedral city of Lichfield and the surrounding villages. This guide aims to give you an insight into what it is like to live here.


Lichfield has an exciting array of property including traditional Victorian houses, retirement homes and exciting contemporary houses on developments such as Boley Park and Darwin Park. It is a place suited to young professionals and families. For those retiring there is a choice to suit a range of budgets with the very popular Beacon Village, central town retirement and the new McCarthy & Stone Development.

You are spoilt for choice when it comes to cafes, bars, restaurants, pubs and microbreweries. There’s a real cultural feel here too; Lichfield Cathedral regularly hosts events and there are always new and exciting projects happening in the city. A big project at the moment is the refurbishment of St Mary’s Church in the market place which is being transformed into Arts and Library Centre. A city of festivals, celebrating arts, music, gin or food bringing people together.

There are big supermarkets including a Waitrose, 24-hour Tesco and Morrisons. A flagship Lidl and drive-through Costa sits on a brand-new retail development which has other shops coming soon.

One of the main advantages to living in Lichfield is the direct route to London, taking just 1 hour 20 mins with Virgin Trains. Lichfield has great access to major motorway routes, allowing you to work in the bigger cities whilst coming home to a more relaxing way of life here.

This wonderful city has three senior schools – The Friary School, Netherstowe and Kind Edward IV.  There is also an option to send your children, via free transport, to John Taylor Free School in nearby Tatenhill.

Lichfield is close to the M6, M42 and A38, enhancing a buyer’s choice of living in the nearby picturesque Staffordshire villages including Shenstone, Whittington, Kings Bromley and Alrewas.

Abbots Bromley

Abbots Bromley is a wonderful village which is has been twice rated the best place to live in the Midlands by the Sunday Times and is often the winner of the Staffordshire Best Kept Village competition. With fantastic schooling, a great selection of amenities and stunning scenery, it is unsurprising that Abbots Bromley is such a popular and sought-after place to live.

Schools include The Richard Clarke First School and private school Woodward School (formerly known as Abbots Bromley School for Girls) which has an international college.  In addition, Abbots Bromley falls into the catchment area of Thomas Alleyne’s High School.

The village enjoys plenty of shops, restaurants and public houses, and sports grounds ran by Abbots Bromley Sports Association. The jewel in the crown here is the beautiful Blithfeld Reservoir which provides a stunning backdrop to this intriguing village.

John German sell and let a wide variety of homes in Abbots Bromley. You can take your pick from character cottages, stylish apartments, farmhouses, executive contemporary homes, townhouses and exclusive multi-million-pound houses.


A self-contained village 5.8 miles north of Lichfield, 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.


Armitage has a variety of amenities including a Londis, a privately-owned fishing shop, a corner newspaper shop, and the Croft Primary School. There are various-style of homes in Armitage from barn conversions, cottages, farmhouses with paddock land to apartments and bungalows. We also offer for sale homes off-plan built to an architect-designed specification in Armitage.


Not far from Lichfield, Burntwood is a great town for families with lots of supermarkets, travel agents, local shops and a good leisure centre. The great selection of homes and short journey to Lichfield makes Burntwood a very popular location to live. As such, John German successfully sell and let many properties here. We also specialise in selling property from architect plans for developers in Burntwood including First Post Homes, constructed by an award-winning local builder.


Elford is great if you are looking for village life, close to Lichfield and Tamworth. It’s a pretty village on the banks of the River Tame, close to the A513. Elford has a mixture of older and newer houses, along with surrounding farms. The village is well known in the area for the community spirit. There is a modern village hall, a traditional social club and historic pub called The Crown.

A good place for families, there is a local school, Howard Primary School, a large sports field for football and cricket teams, and an excellent children’s playground run by volunteers.


Located 4 miles north of Lichfield, Fradley is a great place to find an apartment, bungalow, townhouse, cottages, farmhouses and larger executive homes. There are also development opportunities here, with building plots often coming on the market. Fradley is a large employment area due to its good transport links, it has a range of facilities including a local gym, coop and takeaways. The popular canal centre, Fradley Junction has a restaurant and pub too. Nearby is Curborough Farm Village where there are boutique shops, butchers and restaurant.


Handascre has a convenience store, takeaway, fish and chip shop and two pubs, The Old Peculiar and The Crown which is adjacent to the canal and has a beer garden. The village school, Hayes Meadow Primary School, caters for children from the nursery age to eleven years old. John German sell and let apartments, bungalows, townhouses, barn conversions, cottages, farmhouses and larger executive properties in the village.

Hill Ridware

Hill Ridware is a small village situated near Rugeley. For those with young children, Hill Ridware has a local primary school, Henry Chadwick Primary School. You’ve also got a local country pub with a takeaway to enjoy a pint or two. There are a variety of properties to choose from including building plots, paddock land, properties for conversion, apartments, bungalows, townhouses, barn conversions, cottages, farmhouses and larger executive homes extending to the million pound plus residences. We also specialise in selling off-plan architect-designed properties for developers in Hill Ridware.

Kings Bromley

West of Alrewas, Kings Bromley is a small but very popular village with a renowned primary school. It has arguably some of the finest homes in the Midlands. John German specialise in selling off-plan architect-designed properties for developers and prestigious million-pound homes in Kings Bromley.

Also available are building plots and paddock land, properties for conversion, apartments, townhouses, semi/detached houses, cottages and farmhouses. Kings Bromley is the perfect place for swift access into Lichfield via the A515 to Eastern Avenue.


Rugeley is a thriving town with new housing developments springing up and exciting plans to demolish the power station and replace it with a ‘green village’ of homes. It has many facilities including a leisure centre, swimming pool and gym, well known high-street shops and places to eat. The town centre has a traditional outdoor market three times a week, plus an indoor market at Brewery Street Arcade. There is a state-of-the-art health centre, and local landmark, The Rose Theatre, also a community centre, on Taylors Lane.

Rugeley benefits from having several primary schools and The Hart School for secondary pupils. One of the world’s largest companies, Amazon recently relocated to Rugeley, bringing a huge economic boost to the area.

The town nestles in the beautiful backdrop of Cannock Chase, an area of outstanding natural beauty. This is one of the most popular locations for cyclists due to its having renowned black and red routes. Cannock Chase is great for families too, with more leisurely green routes to enjoy. Rugeley is within proximity to a heritage trail, funded by the National Lottery, linking the town to Hednesford and Cannock with excellent disabled access


Shenstone is a great choice if you are looking for a home full of character, close to Lichfield. This charming village has many individual houses and a pretty little train station. It is a very popular village family  within Kind Edward High School Catchment. John German sell a various-sized home here including quaint cottages to large country homes.


A lovely village, Whittington has many local amenities is home to the renowned St Giles Hospice which provides comfort and support to families in need. John German can help you find your new home here, we sell and let a wide range of properties in Whittington from exclusive executive homes to small apartments.


Yoxall is a sought-after village with a lovely mixture of homes, popular primary school and amenities. Within the catchment area for the John Taylor High School, Yoxall has a great community spirit making it fabulous place 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 too. John German also specialise in selling off-plan architect-designed properties for developers in Yoxall.

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