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

Call Mike or Pam Hazlehurst on 01387 247900


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. As well as having self-catering facilities, group meals are available to order. 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 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.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Scottish Borders, Glasgow, Edinburgh and South Scotland and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    26: 1x8,1x7,1x6,1x5 + Roundhouse, 2 Yurts, Tipi and camping.
  • Open:

    All year. 24 hours - late arrival by arrangement.
  • Price per night:

    £18 to £21.50.
  • 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.
  • 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

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is available to individuals, is an 'Eco Hostel' and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Re-opening for Summer 2020 page, the Land's End to John O' Groats Cycle Route, the Wedding Venue page and the Hostels that welcome stag and hen parties map.


aMixed dormitories
&Family rooms
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
0VisitScotland Quality Assured
ZDogs by arrangement


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October 26th 2010

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Marthrown in Mabie Forest hopes to open on 15th July depending on Scottish Government guidance.

June 24th 2020

Both yurts will become completely self contained, the tipi will have it’s own designated shower and toilet and the bunkhouse is in the process of being made more family friendly. We will be using a high class contracting cleaning company to undertake our main changeovers. Please note that due to the Covid cleaning requirements we now have a minimum of a 3 night stay

Find other accommodation re-opening here.

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Stag and Hen activity weekends are welcome at Marthrown of Mabie in the Forest

October 17th 2019

Set in the heart of Mabie Forest, 6 miles south of Dumfries with a sauna, a wood burning spring water hot tub, a large BBQ, garden areas, a challenge course and plenty of room for parties. There’s a bunkhouse, Mongolian yurts, an American style tipi and an Iron Age Roundhouse for celebrations. Catered meals available for groups.

Stag and Hen groups are welcome,  get in touch for a  list of things that you may like to do.  Also ideal for wedding and family parties.

stag weekend at marhtrown of mabie bunkhouse

Celebrate Christmas in the woods of Dumfries and Galloway.

September 3rd 2019

Add the snowy sauna scene to the wood burning stoves, spring-water hot tub and peaceful forest setting and Marthrown of Mabie is getting close to an ideal place for alternative winter celebrations.

There is accommodation is in the 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 the famous Iron Age Roundhouse.

There is availability over the whole site over the Christmas period (Sorry fully booked for Hogmanay). Prices from £16 per night for bunkhouse accommodation, from £45 per night for yurts and from £265 per night for Roundhouse (sleeps 16).

Marthrown is a brilliant place to go back to nature for a simply something different festive period

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