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Springkell

Weekends

£6,000 - £11,000

Full Weeks

£8,000 - £15,000

SLEEPS

33

BEDROOMS

14

BATHROOMS

8

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.

Weddings

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.

Reviews

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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