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.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    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', has a pub within walking distance, has availability this Christmas and this New Year and is on 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 (unlocked)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
0VisitScotland Quality Assured
ZDogs by arrangement
5Very basic accommodation


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Dumfries and Galloway

October 26th 2010

I would recommend spending a holiday in Dumfries, it has some stunning coastline and many hidden gems.

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Mid week stay at Marthrown of Mabie Bunkhouse

August 31st 2019

Mid week prices are from as low as £15 per person per night! This isn’t just accommodation… this is an experience.

Take a step back in time… or a massive leap, to the iron age! Except with the glamour of the 21st century’s five star standards! Marthrown of Mabie Bunkhouse has a range of unique accommodation, including a celtic roundhouse, tipi, yurt, bunkhouse or camping!

Orrrrr looking for a unique, hippy-style, venue for a festival themed party? The whole fantastic site is available for sole use hire! It would be an event nobody could forget.


Outdoor Weddings in a Scottish Forrest

August 5th 2018

Whether you want your ceremony outside in the forest or inside the Roundhouse Marthrown of Mabie will give you a unique special day.

How about getting married at Marthrown of Mabie near Dumfries in south west Scotland?

We have all the contacts you may need from Piper to preacher. A Local Brewery which delivers Real Ale to Ceilidh band. Catering can be provided for your needs and budgets. (Hog Roasts are always a favourite!).

Find out more here.

Marthrown of Mabie Bunkhouse - outdoor wedding venue

Celebrate in the woods of Dumfries and Galloway

August 3rd 2018

New Year and Christmas availability at Marthrown of Mabie

Christmas Availability
Roundhouse (sleeps 16 to be let as 1 unit) £265 per night min 2 night stay
Bunkhouse (sleeps 26) but can be on a pppn basis £15 pppn
Family yurt (sleeps 4) £45 per night min 2 nights stay

Hogmanay Availability
Roundhouse (sleeps 16 to be let as 1 unit) £590 per night min 2 nights stay
Couple yurt (sleeps 2) £130 for 2 night stay

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, but many groups have booked their New Year and Christmas accommodation already.  So add the snowy sauna scene to the wood burning stoves, spring-water hot tub and peaceful forest setting and I think we’re 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 their famous Iron Age Roundhouse.

Marthrown of Maybe sauna in the snow
Marthrown of Mabie Bunkhouse forrest accommodation

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