Springkell, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG11 3AL
4.9 (106 Reviews)

About Springkell

Springkell is a Scottish country house, with a beautiful Georgian facade. It’s perfect for special celebrations, parties, weddings, and corporate use.

The main house sleeps 28, in 14 bedrooms, which include a very special Master Bedroom and two family bedrooms. Three of the rooms are en-suite, the others each have a private bathroom.

Should you need extra space for guests, there are two self-contained self-catering cottages close to the house. Chauffeur’s Cottage sleeps four, and so does Kennel Cottage (which is a bungalow, should any of your guests wish to avoid stairs).

The main house and cottages can sleep up to 36 guests in total.

The reception rooms at Springkell include a drawing room, ballroom, morning room and two sitting rooms (the largest of which can seat 26), overlooking the beautiful gardens.

The gardens at Springkell are mostly laid to lawn, rolling off into the Scottish landscape. A wide sun terrace leads from French Windows towards the Round Garden, which can work as an extra room – perfect for speeches, games and ceremonies. There’s a BBQ area, and lots of open space for children (and grown-ups!) to play.

Edmund’s Choice of Extraordinary Feature

“As I’m always greatly enthused by an invitation to dance (especially at a ceilidh), the ballroom stands out as one of Springkell’s greatest assets. The floor is perfectly sprung, the acoustics just right – tune up the fiddles!”

About the Location

Springkell is about fifteen minutes’ drive from Gretna Green, and about 2 miles from the M 74. The nearest town is Lockerbie, and there are plenty of bed-and-breakfast’s in the area for additional guests. The nearest West Coast main-line train station is Lockerbie, about seven miles from the house.

Things To Do

There is plenty of activities that can be arranged from the house, such as clay pigeon shooting, mountain biking, golf, walking, kayaking and adventure climbing.


Springkell really does know how to host a good wedding. The house has a civil ceremony license for both inside the house and out. Up to 80 guests can be seated for a wedding breakfast inside the house, and up to 440 guests can be accommodated on the lawn in a marquee.

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Wonderful house with beautiful bedrooms. The grounds are amazing and lovely staff.

Springkell House was the perfect venue for our wedding, we cannot recommend it enough. The owner and his staff made us feel incredibly welcome and they took a lot of the stress from us in preparation of the big day. My favourite part of the event was having our family and friends close to us the night before and spending time with them in front of the fire place. The rooms are beautiful and comfortable, the grounds are stunning and the food is amazing. Thank you to everyone at Springkell for the most beautiful wedding that we will keep very fond memories of.

Beautiful house with gorgeous rooms. Staff are lovely and service impeccable. Fantastic wedding venue. Having the whole house for the wedding gives the occasion a really family feeling.

We just had our wedding here at Springkell and it’s such an amazing venue. We made the right decision 14 months ago! Nothing was too much for James, Fiona, Jill and the rest of the staff. The food was amazing throughout the weekend and the falconry display was not only informative but interactive as all guests were allowed to come into contact with the birds. We even had good weather on the ceremony day! Thank you Springkell for making our wedding amazing!

We got married there last week, all the staff were amazing.....thank you James but also big thanks to Fiona for putting up with our endless questions, Jill who was great on the day (and got us a wheelchair at last minute). Chefs were great dealing with some very tricky allergy issues and then the bar staff, especially Daryll and Erin who put up with 4 people at the bar till very late.....much appreciated. Had a wonderful day at this amazing place and all our guests said how magical it was...can’t recommend it enough.

stunning setting, and the staff were lovely.

It was a beautiful setting for my daughter and her new husband wedding, the staff where fantastic thank you guys for looking after the wedding party. Mr booth

Our wedding at Springkell was an absolute dream. The staff could not be more helpful and brought our vision to life. They found suppliers when we couldn’t, tended to our guests, including the tiny and the furry ones like they were their own friends and family and overall went above and beyond. Special mention to Jill, without whom I think I would have had a breakdown! Here’s to many more years and many more wonderful occasions at Springkell.

Such a beautiful venue. Staff were lovely and accomodating, and the food was lovely! Great stay in an amazing setting!

Beautiful castle, wonderfully maintained yard/garden, friendly staff. & the pub inside is pretty nice too!

Wonderful stately home and ideal for stay as well as fantastic venue for weddings! Food fantastic and rooms are very well presented. Highly recommended.

Visited by chance wanting something different not too far from M74. Beautiful setting, delightful house and excellent customer service. It was mid week so very quiet but the staff made us very welcome. Excellent room not en-suite but able use adjoining shower room. Excellent bath robes in case you bumped into someone en route to the bathroom. The room had a lovely view. Enjoyed a drink in the small bar but conscious of how quiet it was felt a little background music would have helped.. dinner was excellent the same as breakfast. It is advertised as a wedding venue and is certainly the ideal place but hadn’t fully appreciated how quiet it would be mid week. Needless to say the staff were brilliant and we would do it all again.

great location, friendly staff & owner, brilliant rooms and great food

A lovely place to stay. The house is in stunning condition and the rooms are immaculate. The staff are lovely genuine people I can't recommend this place enough. Quirky and so much more to like than the normal run of the mill hotels.

Stayed here with our two boys for our wedding and fell in love with the place. I honestly felt like Royalty. Such an idyllic setting and stunning backdrop for photos. My boys were delighted to find the traditional garden games and football nets in the garden too. It really is a dream location!

An amazing venue with first class and beyond service

Amazing experience! Precious people...highly recommend!!!!

How lucky we were to find Springkell at the end of a long day of touring. We were welcomed with open arms and thoroughly enjoyed our short stay... And Oh, those comfy beds!! A full Scottish breakfast included, followed by a walk with Pepper, their dog, got our next day off to a great start. Deb, Martin and Laura Simpkins

Had farewell dinner party for friends at Springkell, another great night enjoyed by everyone. The meal was wonderful, beautifully presented and the lamb was succulent. Highly recommend! Stayed overnight before final move to Yorkshire, another incredible meal and wonderful hospitality! Many thanks to James, Gill and Fiona they definitely go that extra mile! Will certainly return.

Springkell was the first venue we visited when looking for somewhere to get married, and we soon realised it was perfect for us. As is clear from photos - Springkell House is stunning. The grounds and exteriors provide varied photo opportunities, and the rooms are beautiful. The brilliant natural atmosphere of the house meant that a few personal touches from our decorations were all we needed to make the space our own. A highlight for us were the lounges, giving our guests the opportunity to relax and chat with a drink, choosing to move to and from the music and dancing of the main room as and when they liked. This meant that each of our guests got to come together and celebrate in a way that made them feel comfortable. James, Fiona, and Jill were thoughtful and attentive throughout our engagement, whenever we had questions or needed to visit the house. On our wedding day, Jill was invaluable - her professionalism and humour make her such a calming presence. We couldn't imagine our day without her. On top of this, the food was lovely and the bedrooms were comfortable and well cared for. We cannot recommend Springkell enough, for any occasion. Thank you thank you thank you! Ross & Peter (Wedding 28/10/2018)

Our wedding can be summed up in one word....PERFECT! Nothing was too much trouble for any of the Springkell team and a big thank you has to go to James, Fiona and Jill for all their hard work and guidance throughout the whole wedding and during the planning process. I wish we could do it all again tomorrow as it was just the best day ever. Beautiful venue, the most delicious food and just an amazing day. Thank you again so much for the best day ever. Love from The Millar's.

We got married at Springkell a couple of weeks ago. A fantastic few days with friends and family that passed much too quickly. It was great to have use of the whole house, making everyone feel much more at home. During our stay the meals were delicious, with plenty to eat and catering for those with particular dietary needs. Jill and James were always on hand to help out in any way making sure that everything went smoothly. Beforehand; when doing the months of organising, Fiona was prompt to answer our many emails and always happy to find a solution that suited both ends. We would certainly recommend the stunning venue with beautiful grounds as a wedding location to remember.

Springkell is the most amazing place to stay. My Son & Daughter in Law had their wedding there and the staff were very attentive, rooms were very spacious and luxurious, the food exquisite. Every aspect was covered, which made it the perfect day :)

Well where do I begin... There is no words to thank you guys enough after our wedding on the 16th of June! The wedding day was perfect thanks to you, it ran so smoothly and was more than we had ever wished for! The house and grounds are absolutely stunning and we got some amazing photographs. I even overheard a guest stating it was the best wedding they had ever been to. Special mention to some staff members: James & Fiona for all your help organising and preparing for the big day, all our questions were answered and nothing was too much hassle. Jill & Steve, you two are amazing, so friendly and welcoming. Again nothing was too much to ask and you ensured the day went perfectly with special touches throughout. (Steve serving mums meal was fantastic). Your chef is absolutely amazing and everyone commented on how tasty the food was! Special thanks also to all the waitressing and bar staff, you all work so hard! James you are a fantastic host and your staff are a credit to you! Thanks again for making our day so special! We'll be back to visit soon. Pictures to follow.. love Shannon & Kieran xxx

What a magical place there's no amount of pictures that would do springkell justice you really have to see it yourself James and the staff can't do enough for you , also you don't get that hotel feeling you feel at home thanks James for a amazing time can't wait to go back and would advice anyone to do the same

James, Fiona and the team were amazing to deal with and I honestly can’t thank them enough for all there help on the lead up to and on the day of our wedding. Couldn’t of asked for a better day our guests loved it and so did we!All our Thanks guys!!

Andrew and I got married here on 5th May and stayed for the bank holiday weekend. James and Fiona were great in helping us organise the day and accommodating our requests. When we arrived for the weekend we had a very warm welcome from Jill who was absolutely fantastic the whole weekend. There was nothing that was too much trouble, she was a super star and we had so many comments from people about how helpful she was. The venue itself was fantastic, the grounds and the building are unbelievable. It's great for the kids as they were able to play on the zip wire, trampoline and run around the grounds. The food was great and again nothing was too much trouble. James organised a mini highland games for the day after that was enjoyed by all. We had a fantastic weekend and our guests had nothing but positive things to say. It was everything we hoped for and more. Thanks again to James, Fiona and Jill and the rest of the team at Springkell. See you for our anniversary!!!xx

I’ve just got back after an amazing weekend at Springkell for a friends hen party � we all had a fab time and were looked after by the wonderful staff especially Gill & the lovely James. Food was delicious, beds were comfy can’t fault anything!!! X

Thanks to Mhairi for selecting Springkell as the location for her wedding to Tom. Springkell is a stunning building, inside and out, set in some very beautiful Scottish countryside. The wedding and the celebration were unforgettable, the staff very professional, the food five star, the rooms exceptional!

Tom & I would like to say a massive thank you to Springkell. Our wedding weekend was perfect. Fiona was absolutely fantastic and dealt with 101 questions through email on the run up to the day; such a huge help espwcially when we both live so far away from the venue. On the weekend Jill was amazing nothing was too much trouble and she made us feel so relaxed and chilled out. As for the meals both on Friday and Saturday we’ve had nothing but positive feedback from guests; we couldn’t have asked for anything more. The house itself is beautiful and has something for everyone from the snug, lounge and bar it was amazing to be able to relax with just close friends and family. James a fantastic host and made everyone feel most welcome on our special day. We really couldn’t have asked for anything more. Thank you so much, to all the staff; it really was the most perfect weekend.

James, thank you again for all your time and patience. In terms of venue there are no words to describe how beautiful it is. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the food is delicious, the vine is amazing and the rooms are fantastic. I honestly believe that 5 stars are not enough to rate it. Thank you again Springkell!

Fantastic hotel, staff were so friendly, we had the entire place to ourselves which made it feel extra special, the chef tailored the evening menu around us, the room was beautiful, grounds stunning and was made so welcome by all. Will definitely return!

You won’t find anybody more accommodating, generous, and cooperative than the amazing team at Springkell House! I directed a short film here a couple of weeks ago, of which we had a 20 person film crew and 2 actors. We had a lot of demands and requirements as an eager film crew - and so kindly, James always found a way to make us have the most comfortable, easy and pleasurable time at Springkell. It's beauty and free atmosphere was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had - it is gorgeous and well looked after in every way possible. Every room has its own unique beauty, with hints to its fascinating history dotted around, we were never not taken aback at its charm and grandeur. In all my experiences, I have never had such a friendly and accommodating location to work with.

I attended a very special wedding here in November, the surroundings are beautiful, the beds are comfortable, the food is delicious and they catered really well for people with dietary requirements! But what really made it was the people. All the staff were wonderful, with particular mention to Gill who went out of her way for us, after traffic made us late - arriving after the kitchen had closed - she made sure we had a bite to eat that night, for which we were extremely grateful! As a makeup artist have added Springkell to my list of preferred suppliers on Bridebook even though I doubt I will work there very often!

I Got married here on 25th November this year..on arrival we were welcomed by staff and the icy Scottish weather � The grounds are outstanding, the frost/snow made it all the more magical. Fiona and Jill are amazing, so patient and helpful. A fairy tale wedding from start to end. James is a great Host and welcomed us into his family home. Everyone commented on the grandeur of the manor house, felt very princess like. Thanks again to all who help to make our wedding such a success xx

I cannot fault a single thing from our wedding here on 9th December. It started with regular contact, advice and assistance from James and Fiona by email as we live Manchester way, and they gave us help with supplier names and were happy to organise many things for us. When I arrived on the Friday, gill and the rest of the springkell staff bent over backwards to make sure that we were all happy and had everything that we needed (which when you have four children under 2 is a lot to ask!). And always with a smile. The tapas meal that was cooked for all of us that night was amazing, there was so much flavour and variety and everyone raved about it (some even messaged to groom to tell him he was missing out!). The location itself is gorgeous, with lovely views from all rooms, so many family rooms and the honeymoon suite we were in was so picturesque with such a comfortable bed! Mostly, it was the staff that made our wedding as amazing as it was. I really can’t say enough good things about Gill, she’s an absolute asset to the venue and so organised and unflappable and just so lovely! Nothing was too much hassle and they were so unobtrusive. They all made us smile and feel welcome, so many people have said that it was like having a wedding at home, but a much nicer home with better views and staff! I really couldn’t recommend the place more, if it is somewhere you are looking at for your wedding, trust me, it’s one of the best decisions you could make!

Just spent a weekend here for a friends wedding. The place itself is beautiful and the surroundings are superb, very comfortable beds and the rooms were clean, spacious and comfortable. The lady in charge (Sue?) was wonderful and went above and beyond to please everyone, all the staff were polite and helpful. The food was wonderful and plentiful. The only thing stopping me from giving this review 5 stars is when the hotel owner charged £1800 to my card (on top of my room fee) for someone else’s wedding! This was obviously a mistake and was rectified, although I had to wait for two days before the money appeared back in my account and to this day I’ve never received an apology from the owner, nor any compensation, my fees I incurred were refunded to me by way of a Cheque, almost 3 weeks after the event and after I had to remind him. Not even a compliment slip in with the cheque! Really disappointed about how this was handled. Apart from that it was a lovely stay.

I can only confirm what Rory & Kharis have said that it was a fairytale wedding. Firstly James thank you for your patience with our long distance arrangements. With big families on both sides finding a place big enough for everyone was going to be a challenge. Springkell however offered us that and more. The main beautiful house & gardens were great but there was then the Huge Marquee to put all our 150 dinner guests & 220 evening guests in without feeling at all crowded. In fact there is also a good sized dance floor & behind that they made a stage for the band. So much is included that other venues don’t offer. Chair sashes, table runners, some table decorations which you can use or bring your own. Gill was great preparing the tables & sashes. Fiona with our emails, menu options etc etc There was one moment 10days before the wedding when the Marquee was damaged by the storm & James had to send it back to the manufacturers to get repaired (I didn’t think it would be back in time), but James had several men working on it the Wednesday 3 days before the wedding & did the impossible to get it up, carpets laid, new chandeliers in & Friday afternoon we were able to put in all our things. The wedding day although it rained did not stop the flow of compliments from our guests many who said it was the best wedding they had been to. Terence the food was delicious! Feeding 150 is certainly a challenge. Again lots of compliments. You have the most helpful maintenance person who was always happy to oblige to any request (sorry I always got your name wrong). Also Phoebe was really friendly and it was nice to meet her. It is very evident that James as the owner cares about trying to meet peoples expectations/requests whenever he is able to. Also everyone who stayed overnight really enjoyed it & it gave us the bonus of seeing them all at breakfast. Thank you James & Springkell for an unforgettable day.

Me and Kharis had our wedding here the last weekend of October. We were impressed with the kind, friendly and helpful staff and the beautiful venue thanks to all of this we were able to have a fairytale wedding. Professional chef provided a wonderful meal for our party of 150. The beautifully decorated rooms impressed us and all our guests, as well as having the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in. A big thank to James, Fiona, Steve, Jill and all the staff that helped us.

Fantastic Wedding Weekend I recently had the privilege of getting married at this beautiful house and setting. Over the course of the weekend, we were treated to the highest level of service on all fronts – and I can’t thank James enough for this. He truly went the extra mile to ensure everything ran smoothly and all needs were catered for, and made us all feel very welcome in his house. In addition, Fiona was very helpful in the run up to the wedding. On the day of the wedding, there was a most welcome guest at breakfast – Pippa – James’s delightful black Labrador, who – it must be said – had a bit of a penchant for croissants. She also helped to put my mother at ease, who had to leave our family Labrador with friends back in London. There is something very special about celebrating one’s wedding at Springkell. The house and grounds are very well maintained, and provide the perfect setting for such an occasion. Furthermore, the accommodation is of a high standard, the food is superb and the bar is very well stocked – catering for even the most discerning guest. I would also like to mention Duncan (Ireland), the brilliant photographer we met by chance on our first visit to Springkell. He did a fantastic job in capturing such an awesome wedding day – and we can’t recommend him enough. Thanks so much to James and the team – you really made it such a special wedding weekend.

James and Rachel what hosts even in the face of adversity James couldn't do enough for you after the Marque had collapsed after the storm Ophelia. Great food great hosts and given the run of the house. We thank you for making our stay so special.

Just had my daughter and son in laws wedding there on 2nd Sept and from the moment we arrived on the Friday we could not have asked for more. The staff could not do enough for us and kept there distance but were always there when needed. The whole experience was brilliant, lovely venue and the meal was beautiful as was the breakfast. We had the run of the whole house and there were several children in the company who were kept busy with PlayStation room, rocking horse and of course the trampoline outside was a hit. Thank you all very much for making my daughters day the day she had dreamed of.

I organised my little boys christening party with the team at Springkell. I loved the personal approach by James and all members of his team. We had a lovely day, food was fantastic and we all felt really welcome. We would definitely look to have future special occasions at Springkell. Thank you so much.

Super house/hotel. Wonderfully large rooms with gorgeous bed linens and quality fluffy towels. Very comfortable beds. Our room wasn't en-suite and didn't have a TV but it was absolutely fine without. Great bathrooms across the corridor and huge TV,s, DVD's etc downstairs in the lovely lounges. My only down was dinner, which wasn't good sadly. However breakfast, looking out over the beautiful grounds was excellent. Best thing of all - the staff!

We have just got back from my friends wedding it was a small wedding with family and close friends, but that didn't matter to James and his team. They were so welcoming and nothing was too much trouble everything was perfect, even the weather so we had the wedding out side. I would recommend Springkell to anyone who has a special occasion it was like home from home but more luxury with staff on hand at any time you needed them loved it.

My reason for being at Springkell House yesterday was officiating as Toastmaster at Kimberley and Darren's wedding now officially Mr & Mrs Johnstone. I was extremely impressed with the venue the house and grounds were outstanding and Lee, Nathan and the team were welcoming and professional and I can understand why events would be held there. Being a Toastmaster you have time to observe venues approach to events and I was impressed with the team's service and their ability to foresee their customer needs. The food presentation and service was first class. I would highly recommend this venue to any couples looking to book their very special day, you won't be disappointed.

Springkell is the most perfect wedding venue. Within seconds of arriving, we knew we wanted to get married there. Fiona and James were so amazing up to the day, answering my numerous emails and helping as much as they could to make the day run smoothly and make it personal to us. Since our arrival on the Friday, the staff could not have been more friendly and accommodating. Gill was so excited to show us the dining room which she had decorated and laid out - it was the most beautiful room I'd ever seen. On the morning of the wedding, the staff let me have breakfast in my room with my parents which was lovely and made sure we were happy and had everything we needed all morning. Throughout the day, guests were commenting on how helpful the staff were and what a beautiful house it was. I am so glad we found Springkell - we will definitely be back for a future anniversary!

James, Fiona and every single member of staff at Springkell, Thank you so so much from both Mattie and I for making our wedding day on the 17th of June so super mega special. We were made to feel like we were the only people in the world who had ever got married! Nothing was too much trouble for anyone, drinks just kept being put in our hands (loved that), the food was A-MAZ-ING and the venue was perfect! We just wanted to share some pictures (professional ones taken by Duncan Ireland, some just from our friends) with you all of our special day because you guys made it happen! Lots of love, The Robinsons

A huge thank you to everyone at Springkell for everything they done to help make our wedding as perfect as it was! It was truly amazing and will never be forgotten, all our guests loved our venue choice, amazing food, lovely staff! thanks again, Hannah and David x

We could not have imagined a more perfect place for our wedding than Springkell. First, the venue is stunning. Second, the food is delicious. Third, and most important, the service was top-notch. Anything we needed - the staff was amazing. James was incredibly easy going and more than happy to accommodate. Special thanks to Jill and Mandy who were like family at the end of the weekend. Everything was perfect and we cannot thank you enough.

Our prom was very very well done, the venue was beautiful and amazingly decorated. It's definitely a place to have an event. The food was great and the toilets were spotless. The only thing that I could put fault to was the awful road in the way in. It was extremely bumpy and was fukk of potholes. Perhaps it could do with being redone. Also, the drinks were rather expensive. Apart from that Springkell was absolutely beautiful and I would most definitely host an event there in the future. Thank you for a lovely prom Springkell!

Our prom was very very well done, the venue was beautiful and amazingly decorated. It's definitely a place to have an event. The food was great and the toilets were spotless. The only thing that I could put fault to was the awful road in the way in. It was extremely bumpy and was fukk of potholes. Perhaps it could do with being redone. Also, the drinks were rather expensive. Apart from that Springkell was absolutely beautiful and I would most definitely host an event there in the future. Thank you for a lovely prom Springkell!

A huge thankyou to James and all the team at Springkell for providing us with such a memorable weekend celebrating the wedding of Colin and Ellen . It really was very special and we greatly appreciated everyone's hard work . A special thankyou to the chef .. the food was excellent , and to Jill for her help . Apologies to those whose names I can't remember .. all of the bar staff... it's not an easy job ! , waiting staff and the lovely ladies who arranged our breakfast on the day in Ellen's room . Thankyou !

Our daughter and now son-in-law were married at Springkell last week. We have nothing other than praise for the experience we have had over the last two years. From the very moment the couple decided Springkell was the place for them until we left on the Sunday lunch time James and his team have been professional,helpful,supportive,encouraging and attentive. James aim is to make you feel at home in this stunning and beautiful house and grounds and we did. One guest comment related to just how relaxed the wedding was. Fiona, ( I don't think she sleeps), replies almost instantaneously to questions and nothing appeared to be a trouble to her- even sending a photo by instant return. Terence, provided excellent food that, was as good on the day as it had been at the tasting. Special diets were no problem. Jill and Mandy, provided a stunning dining room and more importantly kept me sane. Sandra and Lee, looked after us all on the day of the wedding and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you too, goes to Steve,the waiting and bar staff, the brides personal attendant and those getting all the rooms ready,if we've left anyone out we apologise. Attention to detail was second to none. We forgot candles for out side lanterns we had taken and before we could arrange them the Springkell team had noticed and they very quietly provided them without being asked. This is just one example. Thank you James and Rachael

Such a fantastic venue for a wedding; staff could not be more helpful and considerate. Everything ran perfectly at our wedding in April 2016 and we cannot recommend Springkell enough. We were recently there again for our first anniversary and will definitely be back! We absolutely love this place ❤️

Absolutely an amazing place the rooms were stunning the staff were great and the food was excellent the beds were comfy the house and grounds were immaculately kept and so so quiet can not wait to return very special experience of a truly spectacular house

We left Springkell this afternoon following our wedding on Saturday 15th April-thank you to James and his team' Lee, Fiona, Sharon... nothing was too much trouble. Jill your help in setting up was invaluable - a million thank you's. Springkell we hope you feel a part of our families love inbedded in your walls now as you sure left a mark on our hearts forever! We'll never forget you. We'll be back x ❤

Beautiful place a great place to have a wedding or party really enjoy myself here the staff our very friendly the food is gorgeous everything about this place is wonderful and relaxing ❤️

We went to a wedding at Springkell this weekend, aside from the gorgeous setting, brilliant (sound-proof) house and amazing food, I was especially impressed with the staff and management. Our little son was ill and Springkell went above and beyond to help - they provided a babysitter last minute to sit with him / outside whilst he was sleeping and they were really flexible and relaxed about me going in and out of the kitchen to get milk and food at any time! I really appreciated their friendly and relaxed approach. Thank you!

I had the pleasure of attending an amazing wedding at Springkell last weekend. Everything about the venue was exceptional. Extremely tasty food both nights and very friendly helpful staff. Springkell is a beautiful estate which offers everything to make your special day absolutely perfect.

We had a brilliant night at Springkell. We had Room 12. I believe we had Honeymoon Suite. The room was colossal, I mean we really had to walk about 20 feet to get to the ensuite!! The food was amazing and a great price. The breakfast was brilliant...The grounds were beautiful and vast. Lastly the staff were excellent, very welcoming..

I was a guest at a weekend wedding here and it's the best venue/wedding I've been too!! It was a perfect weekend and the staff/venue helped make it so. Highly recommend!!

We got married in June 2016 and from the day we booked,it was such a good experience. Fiona and James were so helpful and nothing was ever a problem to them which made organising a wedding a lot less stressful. We had booked the house from the Friday to Sunday which was lovely as we felt it made the celebrations extra long especially with family travelling from Scotland,England and Northern Ireland. Everyone that came to our wedding was so impressed with the house and how well they were treated our brother and sister in law even decided to stay an extra night. The whole experience couldn't have been better!

Springkell is a real gem, the venue is stunning the rooms are gorgeous but the staff here are magnificent and a real credit. We have just had the most fantastic wedding day, every detail was perfect and nothing was too much trouble. Springkell is massive but somehow it feels homely, words can't praise you guys enough. Our day was everything we could have wished for and so much more Thank you x

Both my husband and I got married in Springkell earlier this year. We hired the venue for two nights which gave our guests time to settle in and feel completely at home. I cannot speak highly enough of the staff and venue itself. James was very easy to work with throughout the booking and planning process. We also found his PA Fiona to be extremely helpful and responsive - nothing was too much effort. The wedding was everything that we had ever hoped for and thanks to all of the staff who made sure that everything ran smoothly on the day. I would not hesitate to recommend this venue to anyone. Springkell will always have a special place in our hearts!

A fantastic venue, excellent staff team and incredible facilities. A very big mix of styles and fashions but all wrapped in a way that works. They have made good use of the many rooms available. If you're getting married or looking for a space for a small business conference without many distractions; this is where I'd head. We were here for my cousin James' wedding to Caroline and everyone has had a great time. They do say though that it's the people that make it.

Great place to stay! Laid back, friendly, food beautiful in presentation and taste, beautifully tranquil, lots on offer to keep our 10 year old son entertained. I really loved the big open fire they put on in the main living area every evening. Felt I was in a period drama without the costumes �

Stayed midweek for work. Stunning place superb food fantastic staff. Couple of minor points wifi code in the room would be good as there was no phone to contact reception to find out the code. And a tv in the room is a must for a midweek traveller.

I was a bridesmaid to my best friend who got married here in September 2016 and it was such a great venue for a wedding. My friend and her husband were the first to have a marquee up for the day, it was just amazing!! The guy couldn't do more for us. Everyone loved their day. Would recommend to anyone looking for a venue for their special day

I had the pleasure of staying at Springkell during a wedding in August. The venue was stunning, the accommodations were beautiful, and the entire experience was delightful. What I found particularly amazing was continued effort put in by James and his staff. He is truly what makes this property stand out. When the bar tender was a no show for the wedding, James took it upon himself to create the cocktails and see to the wedding guests himself. This is just one example (for there are many) of how he went above and beyond to ensure the wedding was a success. It was touching to see the landlord invested in the success of the wedding. A beautiful venue with a personal touch.

I had the pleasure of staying at Springkell during a wedding in August. The venue was stunning, the accommodations were beautiful, and the entire experience was delightful. What I found particularly amazing was continued effort put in by James and his staff. He is truly what makes this property stand out. When the bar tender was a no show for the wedding, James took it upon himself to create the cocktails and see to the wedding guests himself. This is just one example (for there are many) of how he went above and beyond to ensure the wedding was a success. It was touching to see the landlord invested in the success of the wedding. A beautiful venue with a personal touch.

My husband and I got married here at Springkell on the 20 August 2016. What an amazing day from start to finish! On booking Springkell we met James and Fiona, both who could not do enough to help us! They explained they could do as little or as much as we needed - they would even arrange flowers, photographer etc if we so wished. Fiona (PA to James) was just great on the upcoming months and weeks to the wedding. Any little query I had she would answer in a timely and helpful manner. The wedding day was just perfect from start to finish. We would not have changed a thing! James was visible and helped the wedding to run smoothly. All the housemaids, housekeepers and bar staff were tremendous too! Many thanks to all at Springkell, you did a fab job! � Mr & Mrs Wylie (Graeme & Chloe)

We are lucky enough to have just had our wedding here. A huge thank you to James and all the staff for helping make our weekend better than we could ever have asked for. Superb venue

Thank you for a lovely weekend to celebrate our granddaughters wedding on sat 6th august James and Fiona and the staff were so helpful and friendly nothing to much trouble what a beautiful venue would recommend it to anyone for a wedding lovely barbecue on Friday night and wedding meal on Saturday so Thanks again for a wonderful weekend Geoff and Brenda Gill

We had my daughters wedding here on 6th August and it was amazing The venue and the staff were awesome Couldn't have wished for a better place Highly recommended it to anyone with an upcoming event Thank you so much for a very special weekend at the Belfield wedding xx

Just spent the weekend here for the Belfield wedding. What a stunning venue. The staff here are just fantastic, nothing is ever too much trouble. And they always have time to make conversation, yet leave you to it and to treat the place like it were your own home, making you feel incredibly welcome. The rooms are beautiful as are the grounds. I cannot recommend this venue enough. Thank you James and all the springkell team for making the weekend so memorable.

We had our wedding at Springkell on Saturday - we had such a perfect day and the staff really went out of their way to make sure that everything went off without a hitch. Special thanks go to James and Fiona for all their help, as well as the lovely lady who set up our tables! Everyone commented on how friendly the staff were and how lovely the venue was. The rooms are stunning and the food was brilliant! They really took care of us all weekend - thank you Springkell!!!

What an amazing venue - I've thoroughly enjoyed every minute of entertaining the wedding guests throughout the day and this evening. The staff were so friendly - an all round, lovely experience. We hope to be back very soon. Leroy Johnson and the Flicks

My wife and I got married at Springkell on 16/7/16 and the whole weekend was fantastic! Food from start to finish was 5* and the service, cleanliness and general presentation of staff and surroundings can not be rated highly enough! From the booking of our day 2.5 years ago right up until the day after the wedding James and his PA Fiona were fabulous and can not be rated highly enough. We can not wait to go back and stay as B&B guests in the near future. Springkell is a must visit for anyone who is organising a wedding, we immediately fell in love with the place and it will always hold a very special place in our hearts. James you made our weekend so special, and for that on behalf of both of us and all our guests. Thank you once again. 5* all round.

My wife and I got married at Springkell on 16/7/16 and the whole weekend was fantastic! Food from start to finish was 5* and the service, cleanliness and general presentation of staff and surroundings can not be rated highly enough! From the booking of our day 2.5 years ago right up until the day after the wedding James and his PA Fiona were fabulous and can not be rated highly enough. We can not wait to go back and stay as B&B guests in the near future. Springkell is a must visit for anyone who is organising a wedding, we immediately fell in love with the place and it will always hold a very special place in our hearts. James you made our weekend so special, and for that on behalf of both of us and all our guests. Thank you once again. 5* all round.

Amazing night spent here with family to check out it out for a wedding venue. We have now booked for next year and are so excited to spend more time at this beautiful place. James and his team are so welcoming and the rooms are simply stunning.

This place was a dream come true! I felt like royalty! The bedrooms were beautifully furnished. I loved using the grand staircase. The food was excellent, walking the footpaths and seeing the sheep in the meadows, seeing the old church ruins and tombstone from the 1700's. What more could you ask for?

Just wanted to say a big thank you to all the staff for there help with making our stay with my 18 month old twins so relaxing. Thank you

Terrific venue for my brother-in-law's wedding - we even stayed on for an extra night. Thank you!

Beautiful setting for weddings and functions. The food is expertly presented and delicious.

Had a lovely time at a wedding last week. The staff were lovely, welcoming and eager to please. Great house and grounds.

beautiful house, stunning gardens so very quiet and rural the staff friendly and helpful , food both friday dinner, breakfast and wedding food were superb thank you to all staff and catering,

Absolutely fantastic setting! Beautiful, picturesque. The perfect venue. Staff are superb.

Love Springkell! thank you for giving us the best day of our lives x

I loved the fact it's kept in its original state. Even though it's old, it was very clean.

Just had a family wedding for Leyna and John Dennis and have to say well worth the 5 stars. From the place to its surroundings, especially the staff who made us feel so welcomed. Look forward to going back with the family again sometime.

Amazing hotel , venue can not recommend this enough .

To James & Rachel We want to send a huge thank you for making our 25th Wedding Anniversary Celebration such a wonderful, memorable occasion. Your hospitality was outstanding, and your beautiful home, Springkell, which you so generously share, was the most amazing venue we could have hoped for. The whole team of staff looked after us our family and our friends beautifully. We particularly would like to mention Fiona, Sarah, Fleur, Nathan and the others that we hadn’t learned their names, who worked so hard. But also Jill and Jane did an amazing job behind the scenes, but gave such care and attention to detail. The food was superb and everybody is still talking about it and so a massive thankyou to Peter for being a brilliant chef. But to you James, we especially thank you. Your enthusiasm and passion for Springkell shines through when you make an occasion such as ours a huge success, like you did. We loved the Highland games, and the walk around your beautiful estate on the Sunday, we also appreciated your lovely humour and attention you gave us throughout the weekend, all these things are what really made it. However we will never forget how stunning the Ceremony room looked for our dinner, it really did have the wow factor and we thank you for allowing us to use this fantastic room. So all in all we had the best weekend ever and will remember it and talk about it for a long time to come. We thank you, your lovely family and all the staff for such a wonderful time.

Wonderful place to stay, I would recomend this place to anyone and everyone for whatever event, you wont be disapointed

Well what can I say about our visit with you that has not been already said !!! Without exception the Family has been loud in its praise of yourself your outstanding staff and of course of Springkell itself. We could not have found a better spot as a headquarters from which each day we travelled out to see a fair amount of Scotland and England. The residence of course is unique and its setting is wonderful. The rooms spacious and well decorated. The favourite was the Dining Room with the bar not too far behind !! The latter served as a great gathering point for those looking to simply sit and chat or perhaps to engage in the odd game of cribbage. The outdoor activities on the grounds were fun and the one day trip to play Golf certainly was a highlight for those who participated. The 31 of us all thank you and your staff for making it the memorable get together that it was.

Great place, great service. I'm really happy that my wife and I picked this amazing venue for our special day!!

I have just spent 10 of the most splendid days in Scotland with 31 other family members . It was my first time to the UK . We toured Scotland , England and had the most amazing time . We all stayed at Springkell , all 31 of us ! The service , staff ,and warmth from everyone who catered to us and our needs was outstanding ! Chef Peter meals were out of this world , the presentation , table settings and every detail was amazing ! The owner James went out of his way every day for us . Was asked best part of the trip , it was most definitely staying at Sprinkell . Loved every moment ! Special Thank you to James for making everything absolutely perfect !!!!!!

Thank you so much for the wonderful time at your magnificent home. We could not be more pleased with how our key client corporate day turned out, not just because of the glorious weather. Your website does not do your palatial home justice as it way surpassed what we were expecting. The rooms were beautiful and your ceilings were out of this world. I couldn’t stop looking up at them. I can’t thank you enough for how welcoming you made us all feel. The service from you and all your staff could not have been better. I did notice that there was a lot of left over drinks, so apologies for that. I have paid £500 into your account this morning to compensate you for this. Could you also use this money to reward your staff for their 6-star service. I would welcome the opportunity to bring just my team down for a day of quad biking and shooting when you are not busy. I believe that Bryan from my PR firm will definitely be arranging a similar event at your place in the near future. Thanks again and all the best.

Thanks to James, Ann and the team for a fabulous 'white' wedding! Dave and Sandra

Dave and I were married at Springkell on 29 January 2015 - what a fabulous venue for a 'white wedding' - not sure how James managed to order the snow for us too!! It was brilliant! >From the day we first went to see Springkell, James and his team could not have been more helpful - nothing was a problem! We opted for canapés, choose our own menu and evening buffet - the food was amazing! All our guests were very complimentary about both the venue and the food - in fact 'best wedding ever' was quoted on many occasions! The venue is formal, yet so homely - from the actual wedding ceremony, to the wedding reception and the evening disco - it was all so relaxed! The guests were able to mingle around the mansion house and the staff could not have been more friendly and helpful! We also had two Shih Tzu dogs as part of the wedding party - this was not a problem and in fact staff and guests just fell in love with them! I would certainly recommend Springkell as a wedding venue - it was just such an amazing day! Thanks to James, Fiona, Ann and all the staff - you were wonderful!

Fergal and I had our wedding in Springkell . We arrived from Ireland on the 11th of nov and had the most amazing five days. Springkell was everything I dreamed it would be and more . Thank you to everyone for making our dream come true . X

Thank you again for such a fabulous weekend. Both yourself, Anne and the team were a real treat to be treated so wonderfully. Springkell was fabulous inside and out and everyone can not stop raving about it. I will email out the link now to people and I personally do it myself now. All the best for the future and keep in touch. Hopefully we will see you soon. (There’s has been talk about doing again next year)

We have just had our wedding at Springkell on October 11th, and would like to extend our thanks to all of the team at the venue. Thanks go to James and Rachel for all of their help over the past year, and letting us have our special day in their special home. The meal was amazing, as was breakfast and our incredible BBQ (I wasn't hungry, but I wolfed it down it was so good!) and the rooms were just beautiful, we could have stayed in our suite for months! The staff were so accommodating and there was nothing I would change. We will stay in touch, as we hope to visit again-I cannot recommend these beautiful grounds and lovely house enough. Anna & Colin xx

Our daughter' wedding was magical, a truly beautiful venue, far exceeded our expectations, James and Rachel are such lovely people who ensured the weekend was perfect. The furnishings are luxurious especially the beautifully restored bathrooms, beds fit for a princess and the wonderful wedding rooms with sweeping views over the stunning gardens. We would highly recommend. Wedding of Megan (nee Brereton) and Adam Alcock March 8th 2014.

Our daughter' wedding was magical, a truly beautiful venue, far exceeded our expectations, James and Rachel are such lovely people who ensured the weekend was perfect. The furnishings are luxurious especially the beautifully restored bathrooms, beds fit for a princess and the wonderful wedding rooms with sweeping views over the stunning gardens. We would highly recommend. Wedding of Megan (nee Brereton) and Adam Alcock March 8th 2014.

Beautiful building ,grounds and public rooms.However ,needs refinement in terms of cleanliness,furnishings,and decor.This has the propensity to be an amazing wedding venue,but they need to " get their act together".

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