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 Visit Britain COVID-19 Risk Assessment Good to Go scheme, 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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Fancy an Autumn break in beautiful Mabie Forest ?

September 1st 2020

We have a variety of different places you can stay – cosy yurts, Nith Barn or for the larger family (or group of families) there is the stunning Celtic Roundhouse

Missed your trip abroad this year?
Staycations are the way forward and if you are not bound by school then our yurts are the ideal place .
During lockdown we upgraded them so they are now both self-contained with their own shower, dry composting loo and many other features
Nith Barn is our newly converted holiday cottage which can sleep up to 7 split over 2 rooms and is an ideal base for exploring our beautiful forest. If you are into mountain biking we are located on the Mabie 7 Stane – we are the mountain bike equivalent to ski to the door !!
Quote #staycation to get 15% off your booking
Hope to hear from you soon

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Autumn breaks at Marthrown of Mabie

August 19th 2020

Staycations have been very popular and once the children are back at school that’s the time where those of you without children to get away
Our Yurts are always a favourite

Each yurt is self contained with dry composting loo and shower. Facilities include fridge freezer, microwave, TV, BBQ, picnic table, chimanea and wifi
Cost £220 for a 2 night weekend stay or £300 for a 3 night midweek stay


We’re Good to go !!

July 22nd 2020

Looking forward to welcoming guest back to our amazing site here at Marthrown of Mabie

We have been very busy upgrading during the Lockdown. Each of our Yurts now has it’s own dry composting loo and hot shower, 240v electricity and running water. They also have a fridge freezer and a microwave
Although we can’t operate as a bunkhouse at the moment we have converted Nith bunkhouse into Nith Barn a holiday cottage which can sleep up to 7

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