A stunning, privately owned Palladian Mansion house built from 1734 and 1818 when the two wings were added. 14 bedrooms, 2 fantastic chefs, great service and a fully stocked bar. Five star reviews on Facebook, TripAdvisor, Expedia, Booking.com and TrustPilot. Set in 11 acres of lovingly tended gardens with colour throughout the year. Mature hardwoods surround Springkell.

Come and enjoy your stay here and we will look after you!!

Find Us
Find us

Springkell is 17m north of Carlisle, 8m south of Lockerbie off the M74.

Carlisle Train station is 3 hours 15 minutes from London, and 25 minutes from Springkell by car. Edinburgh is 1 hour and 10 minutes to Lockerbie Train station, Glasgow is 1 hour and 10 minutes to Carlisle Train station, Manchester is 2 hours to Carlisle Train station. There are plenty of taxis at Carlisle Train station.

  • Offers bike storage

Car park on site

  • Free


Carlisle Taxi Firm 01228 247365

  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets

A word from the owner

Bought by the Johnson-Ferguson family in 1894 from the Heron-Maxwell family who built the house from 1734 and added the East and West Wings in 1818. So just two families in nearly 300 years. The ceiling in the dining room is designed by the same interiors firm who designed the interiors of the Titanic.


We can offer a range of walks around the grounds at Springkell.  These include a one hour guided tours (approx. 2 miles) with the owner; a one hour garden tour with our gardeners; and a 2 hour treasure trail organised with poem clues, all our walks will help you to explore our beautifully maintained grounds.


Have your perfect wedding day in our lovely surroundings. Our house and grounds provide a stunning venue for everything from a spectacular large wedding celebration to a small and intimate wedding.

Springkell is a stunning Palladian Mansion built from 1734 and just 6 miles from historic Gretna Green.

You can marry here, inside or outside, or alternatively you could get married in your own church and have your reception onwards at Springkell. Springkell is fully licensed to host Civil, Religious, and Humanist wedding ceremonies, same sex Civil Partnerships ceremonies, and wedding blessings, both inside the house and in the gardens.

Your Wedding at Springkell
The wedding room, with its elegant 2m mirror surrounded by Italian marble, can hold up to 150 guests, 100 seated and 50 standing. Complete with aisle, it also has two entrances – one for the groom and one for the bride.

You can choose to get married in our grounds in the romantic round garden. Only in Scotland can you get married outside and in the open air. Enjoy southerly views over the beautifully kept formal gardens and parkland. In addition there is a sweeping Italian stone staircase with balcony on which to frame some lovely wedding day photographs or if you prefer, in any one of the stunning formal rooms.

You and your guests can also use the formal rooms, including the black and white marble entrance hall complete with 4 marble pillars, the Portrait Gallery which leads to the wedding room and the music room. See these rooms for yourself in our gallery.

Everything can be arranged for you, from accommodation to flowers and your dining requirements, we will do everything to make your day truly special.


  • Suppliers list
  • Overnight guest accommodation
  • Wedding planner
  • Bridal suite
  • Guest parking
  • Accessible parking
  • In-house catering

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.


Just to say a huge big thank you for everything you have done to make our wedding weekend so special, I honestly can't thank you enough for the effort you went to before and on the day. We both had a fantastic time and literally everyone commented on how beautiful Springkell is and how smoothly the whole day went.


We just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for letting us share your beautiful home last weekend. We can’t begin to tell you how perfect it was - from Friday morning right through to Sunday afternoon. Our wedding truly was the best day of our lives and we couldn’t have imagined doing it anywhere else.

Lynsey & Scott


Come and stay with us. Just 2 miles from the M74 many guests break their North-South or South-North journeys with us. 14 comfortable and luxurious bedrooms, recently refurbished by a London Based Interior Design Company to the very highest standards. It's really like staying in your own home - very relaxing and informal and you are treated well. For us it's personal and our Five Star reviews reflect that our guests enjoy staying at Springkell. Many come again and again and love it here.

Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Companies that have used Springkell have loved it. From one day and one night through to 7 days for a Training Camp without exception Springkell has been a real hit. Private with everything you need provided. We can organise taxis, coaches, trips, whisky tastings, quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, guided tours - whatever you want.

With 14 bedrooms in the house, 4 in the cottages, 5 separate areas for meetings, delicious food cooked by our 2 chefs, a great bar, well-stocked, staff there when you need them (and not when you don't), Illy Coffee, projector, white boards, mini highland games,
adventure course, table tennis, croquet, pool table, table football, Sky, whisky tasting, clay pigeon shooting, treasure trail, quad
biking, 200 films on DVD, and private, exclusive use at good value, what more could you want?


  • Wifi
  • Plentiful parking
  • Dinner
  • Refreshments
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Team building activities
  • Projector and screen
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch