Marthrown of Mabie Bunkhouse, Mabie Forest, Dumfries, DG2 8HB

Call Mike or Pam Hazlehurst on 01387 247900 or 07786 628456

Self catering bunkhouse in Mabie Forest, Dumfries

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 of mountain bike routes, ranging in length and difficulty and the 7Stanes mountain bike trails are nearby. All units have self-catering facilities, Marthrown is suitable for all age groups. Facilities include 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 a 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 for more details.

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  • Beds & Rooms:

    18: 1x6, 1x8 + Roundhouse, 3 Yurts, Bell tent + Camping.
  • Open:

    All year. 10am-8pm - late arrival by arrangement.
  • Price per night:

    Please enquire
  • Booking:

    Booking essential.
  • Directions:

    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. What3words:
  • Public Transport :

    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.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks LEJOG Land's End to John O'Groats by bike
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available August Bank Holiday 2023


cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
6Green Tourism Award: Bronze
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement


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Stay in this magical Scottish retreat

September 17th 2023

Located amidst the captivating Mabie Forest, a mere six miles south of Dumfries, Marthrown of Mabie invites you to embark on a remarkable Scottish adventure. This hidden gem offers a unique blend of nature, adventure, and relaxation, making it an ideal destination for all ages. Whether you’re seeking outdoor thrills, a tranquil retreat, or even a distinctive wedding venue, Marthrown of Mabie has something special in store for you.

Marthrown of Mabie is a haven for nature lovers. Surrounded by the lush beauty of Mabie Forest, there is so much to do on site:

  1. Sauna and Wood-Burning Hot Tub: Unwind and rejuvenate in the traditional sauna or soak in the wood-burning spring water hot tub. These unique experiences will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
  2. Outdoor BBQ and Garden Areas: Make the most of the great outdoors with a large BBQ area and tranquil garden spots. Gather with friends and family for a memorable cookout amid the natural beauty of Mabie Forest.
  3. Challenge Course: Test your limits and have some fun on the challenge course. It’s perfect for group activities and team-building exercises.
  4. Mountain Biking Paradise: The forest boasts a variety of mountain bike routes, catering to riders of all levels. Plus, the renowned 7Stanes mountain bike trails are nearby, offering even more opportunities for thrilling rides through stunning landscapes.
  5. Group Meals and Dining: While Marthrown offers self-catering facilities, you can also order group meals, making it convenient for gatherings and celebrations. The large dining area is suitable for meetings, adding a touch of versatility to your stay.

Unique Accommodations

Marthrown of Mabie isn’t just a place to stay; it’s an experience in itself. For those looking to spice up their stay, there are unconventional options like the Roundhouse or a Yurt. Imagine spending your nights in these charming and distinctive accommodations, surrounded by the soothing sounds of the forest.

Marthrown of Mabie welcomes guests of all ages, making it a fantastic choice for family getaways, group retreats, or even a romantic escape. The forest’s tranquil surroundings provide an ideal backdrop for relaxation and adventure.


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Where to stay on August BH… perhaps a yurt, cottage, barn, bell tent or roundhouse?

July 14th 2023

Take advantage of the 3 day break by coming to stay up here at Marthrown of Mabie outside Dumfries in beautiful Dumfries and Galloway. Whether you are looking for a party space or a family or couple unit we have lots of choice.

We can offer, yurts, Esk a little cottage, Nith Barn, our brand new Bell tent or camping pitches as well as our magnificent Roundhouse which sleeps 16
On site we have our Marthrown Challenge Course as well as a covered BBQ area and a 20mx5m marquee for you to use
The wood fired hot tub and sauna are available to pre-book for a 2 hour exclusive use slot.
We welcome well-behaved dogs with responsible owners (or vice versa!!)

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