Marthrown of Mabie Bunkhouse, Mabie Forest, Dumfries, DG2 8HB
Marthrown is set in the heart of Mabie Forest, about 6 miles south of Dumfries.It has a traditional sauna, a wood burning spring water hot tub, a large BBQ, garden areas, a challenge course and plenty of room for groups.
The forest has a variety mountain bike routes, ranging in length and difficulty and the 7Stanes mountain bike trails are nearby. Although we are a self-catering hostel group meals are available to order. Marthrown is suitable for all age groups. Facilities include secure store for bikes and equipment and a large dining area suitable for meetings. For something a little different why not try staying in the Roundhouse or Yurt? Are you looking for a completely different type of Scottish wedding venue to tie the knot? The Bunkhouse, Roundhouse and Yurt are also available for forest and outdoor weddings, see website.This accommodation is featured on our map of the Scottish Borders, Glasgow, Edinburgh and South Scotland and here is its own website.
or call Mike or Pam Hazlehurst on
26: 1×8:1×7:1×6:1×5 + Roundhouse, Yurt, Tipi and camping.
All year, 24 hours – late arrival by arrangement.
£16 to £19.50.
Mike or Pam Hazlehurst
From Dumfries take A710 (west) to Mabie Forest passing through the village of Islesteps. Turn right signposted Mabie Forest and Mabie House Hotel. Follow tarmac road over speed bumps to the end of the hotel and forest rangers office, through courtyard and onto forest track, Marthown is signposted and is exactly one mile into the forest.
From Dumfries (White Sands) take the Stagecoach bus service 372 to Mabie Forest. It is best to arrive in daylight. 1.5 mile walk from road.
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£15 per night midweek
Midweek nights in the bunkhouse £15 pppn with children under 12 half prices for 2 or more night stays – stay 3 or more nights and you will get a Family day pass for Mabie Farm Park which is only a mile down the road
Please ring me on 01387 247900 to check availability
“…cosiness and comfortable conviviality…”
Now, it may seem odd at the height of summer to be posting a Natter accompanied by a snowy picture of Marthrown of Mabie (Dumfries) Bunkhouse. The thing is though, that this picture made me think of Hygge. Hygge’s that danish concept that a lot of people are talking about at the moment. I had to go and look it up in the dictionary. What it means is “A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.”
So anyway, the picture is of their sauna. That’s right. And, together with wood burning stoves, spring-water hot tub and peaceful forest setting, I think we’re getting close to a British sense of Hygge.
The accommodation is in their Forest Bunkhouse , as well as a Tipi , two Yurts , and wild camping area with stunning views over to the Lake District. But what really grabs the attention is their famous Iron Age Roundhouse. So there are plenty of intriguing ways to settle down in ‘cosiness and comfortable conviviality’.
Visitors agree that its a great place – all the reviews posted are 5-Star
One of our tag lines is “We welcome well-behaved dogs with responsible owners (or vice versa!!) which always raises a smile !
Marthrown of Mabie is right in the heart of the Mabie forest, away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world. Although only a few miles from Dumfries, the bunkhouse and Roundhouse are surrounded by forest, so peace and quiet prevails. A great location for you and your dog to enjoy while staying at our dog friendly accommodation.