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

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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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Nith Barn available over Christmas and Hogmanay

November 26th 2020

Nith Barn at Marthrown of Mabie is available over the Festive period. Sleeps up to 7

If your looking for a family get away for a mini break Nith Barn is a good choice.  It has a huge woodburner (logs provided) and 2 bedrooms – 1 sleeping 3 and the other 4
The cost will be £100 per night (min 2 night stay).   In the grounds there is the Marthrown Challenge Course to work off the Christmas dinner (or any other meal!!) and the woodfired hot tub and sauna (extra charge). We welcome well behaved dogs with responsible owners (or vice versa!!)

Please read the Scottish Government guidance for the festive season.


Do you need a Staycation over Christmas?

November 26th 2020

Here at Marthrown of Mabie we have our 2 cosy yurts available over the Christmas holidays

Our yurts are cosy self contained spaces both having woodburners – the Family yurt sleeps 4 and the Couple yurt sleeps 2 (although there is a small sofa bed which can sleep 2 little ones) Logs are provided
Each one has a chimenea and a BBQ if you want to sit out and look at the stars in the incredible dark sky
The hot tub and sauna can be got ready for you (extra charge)
If you are looking for “Simply Something Different” have a look at our website

STOP PRESS…….STOP PRESS…….STOP PRESS. Scotland has just announced further tighter restrictions. Please read the Scottish Government guidance for the festive season.


Somewhere different to “Bubble”?

November 26th 2020

Are you looking for somewhere different to host your Christmas Bubble?
How about our Celtic Roundhouse ?
Available from 23rd-27th December at a cost of £200 per night (minimum 2 night stay)

There are 16 rustic style futons which are set up as sofas during the day and beds at night around a huge wood burner to keep you cosy (logs provided)
Outside there is a fire pit to sit around and watch the stars in the amazing dark sky.
For the kids both big and small there is the Marthrown Challenge Course to play on
We could get the hot tub and sauna going for you too (extra charge)
For a dog and kid friendly break give us a try.

STOP PRESS…….STOP PRESS…….STOP PRESS. Scotland has just announced further tighter restrictions. Please read the Scottish Government guidance for the festive season.

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