Bunkhouses in Dumfries and Galloway : Bunkhouse with self catering in Mabie Forest

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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.
Marthrown of Mabie Bunkhouse | Bunkhouses in Dumfries and Galloway : Bunkhouse with self catering in Mabie Forest


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01387 247900

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Rooms & Beds:

26: 1×8:1×7:1×6:1×5 + Roundhouse, Yurt, Tipi and camping.


All year, 24 hours – late arrival by arrangement.

Price per night:

£16 to £19.50.


Booking essential.

Ask for:

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.

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.

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is available to individuals, is an 'Eco Hostel', has availability this Christmas and this New Year and is on the Hostels that welcome stag and hen parties map.

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Dog friendly New Year or Christmas break

Dog friendly New Year or Christmas break

Marthrown of Mabie Bunkhouse has availability for Christmas & New Year.

Marthrown of Mabie Bunkhouse has availability for Christmas & New Year.  Marthrown of Mabie is right in the heart of the Mabie forest insouth scotland, 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 your selebrations with all the family, four legged ones too.   2 Yurts, tipi, Bunkhouse and Roundhouse are available for Christmas. 1 Yurt, tipi, Bunkhouse and Roundhouse are available for  New Year.  our tagline is “We welcome well-behaved dogs with responsible owners (or vice versa!!) which always raises a smile !

School Holiday Special Offer

School Holiday Special Offer

£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


Marthrown of Mabie: Simply something different

Marthrown of Mabie: Simply something different

“…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

Contact Marthrown of Mabie Bunkhouse:

01387 247900MessageView website