A contemporary, spacious, light-filled house of Scandinavian style that complies with current H&S regulations including mains smoke/heat/carbon monoxide alarms.

Power for both heating and domestic hot water are generated by renewable energy from a ground source heat pump and by photovoltaic panels, making Woodlands Retreat almost energy self sufficient and very Eco-friendly.

We take our Eco environmental responsibilities very seriously and are currently working towards our Staffordshire Environmental Quality Mark.

We pride ourselves on using only the best quality, locally sourced produce to create first class breakfasts and afternoon tea.

Guests are treated to an infinite choice of mouth-watering breakfast dishes, be it the ‘full English’ or dietary variations such as vegetarian, weight watchers, diabetic, or perhaps a Staffordshire speciality, usually served in the dining room but in warmer weather can be taken on the deck overlooking woodland and flower borders.

Spacious Rooms near Burton on Trent
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painting by decking

The Ground Floor

Spacious, level and with underfloor heating throughout. Comprises the dining room and private guest lounge, as well as a large reception hall – another comfortable place to sit especially in the colder months when the log burning stove invites you to linger.

The private lounge provides our guests with a comfortable place to relax and unwind, read, or chat with fellow guests. We have a selection of novels, reference books of local interest and magazines.

Breakfast is served in the dining room, on the deck in warmer weather, or occasionally, a continental breakfast can be served in bedrooms Sunrise or Sunset, where the higher elevation adds an extra dimension to the views over the garden, lawns and surrounding countryside.

Super fast Wi-Fi broadband is free and available in all public areas and bedrooms.

First Floor

Access to bedrooms, all of which are located on the first floor, is by open tread staircase which has a quarter landing after three steps. There is a substantial hand rail running from top to bottom and each stair tread is highlighted individually by under lighting.

Your Room

Bedrooms at Woodlands Retreat are very generously proportioned and exceptionally well appointed, with their own comfortable seating area, free super fast broadband and smart TV.

En-suites have a rainfall and slider shower, heated towel rail and complimentary, high quality eco-friendly toiletries. You’ll enjoy your own robe, refreshment tray/coffee maker, pure cotton bed linen, a choice of pillows and 700gsm Egyptian cotton towels.

Each exceptionally well appointed guest room provides:

  • En-suite facilities
  • Bath robes
  • High quality eco-friendly toiletries
  • 700gsm Egyptian cotton towels
  • Hair Dryer
  • Natural light in en-suite
  • Luxury cotton bed linen
  • Choice of pillows
  • Refreshment Tray/Coffee maker
  • High Speed Wi-Fi internet access
  • Smart TV with Freeview

Double En-suite


A beautiful spacious room decorated in hues of soft taupe and honey, which fills with morning light from windows on three sides. There are south facing double french doors opening to a juliette balcony overlooking the lawn and woodland beyond and a comfortable seating area.

A superbly comfortable king-size bed with top quality cotton linen ensures a restful night’s sleep.

The spacious en-suite comprises a dual walk-in shower, toilet, hand wash basin and heated towel rail

Double/Triple En-suite


A very spacious room with vaulted ceiling, decorated in silver and grey, affording views cross the gardens and countryside beyond from Velux windows that open to reveal a ‘virtual’ balcony.

This superb room has a supremely comfortable king size bed and pure cotton linen, assuring a great night’s sleep. A single bed accommodates a third guest.

In addition to the comfortable seating area, there is a generous and stylish en-suite with a walk-in dual shower, hand wash basin, full-size bath, toilet, heated towel rail and underfloor heating.

Double/Single En-suite


A tranquil room with painted wooden floor, rugs and lots of light from the floor to ceiling window which runs the entire length of the room. This window has a sunny southern aspect and overlooks the long flower border and woodland beyond.

The décor has restful tones, with furnishings in cool blues and greens. The ample en-suite comprises a dual shower, toilet, wash hand basin and heated towel rail.

Such a wonderful place to stay. Great views and a very tranquil setting. A lovely breakfast and lovely host. Thank you.
Ian & Linda Bailey


Thank you for a lovely stay. Great views, very quiet room and lovely location.

Will hopefully visit soon and recommend.

Catherine Blackmore


Woodlands Retreat | Bed and Breakfast between Lichfield and Burton on Trent.

Woodlands Retreat, Barton Gate, Barton under Needwood, Burton-on-Trent DE13 8AG