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 a 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:

    18:1x6 ,1x4,1x8 + Roundhouse, 4 Yurts, Tipi and camping.
  • Open:

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

    Please enquire
  • 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 Land's End to John O Groats on foot LEJOG Land's End to John O'Groats by bike
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&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
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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News & Offers from Marthrown of Mabie Bunkhouse

Post school holiday get-aways

July 24th 2021

We have lots of midweek availability in all our accommodation bases from September if you are looking for a short break when things are a bit quieter

There are lots of different options from cute little 4 bed units to our new Luxury yurts – check out our website for more details


Self- contained 4 bed Crofter’s cottages in Mabie Forest Dumfries

June 30th 2021

Over lockdown we made the decision to make 2 of our bunkhouses into self-contained units to appeal to families and small “bubbles”

Each Crofter’s Cottage has it’s own fully equipped kitchen with gas stove, fridge freezer and microwave – Esk also has a breakfast bar with bar stools. There is a shower and toilet in each cottage. The sleeping arrangements are a double and a set of bunks – in addition Esk has a sofa bed. For entertainment there is a TV, DVD player and DVDs and a children’s activity box. Logs and kindling are provided for the woodburning stove


Luxury Yurts in SW Scotland

June 23rd 2021

Brand new for 2021 we have our 4 person Deluxe Yurt and our 6 bedded Large Family Yurt with magnificent views over the Solway Firth to the Lake District Fells

The Deluxe yurt has a beautiful rustic hand built bed made from Cherry and Wych Elm and kitchen units made from Hazel coppiced from our patch. It has it’s own dry composting loo, hot shower, 240v electric with USB ports, TV, DVD player with DVDs, woodburning stove with built in oven, fridge freezer, microwave, WiFi, BBQ and picnic area
The 6 man Large family yurt , again, has beautiful hand made kitchen units with a granite worktop
It has it’s own dry composting loo, hot shower, 240v electric with USB ports, TV, DVD player with DVDs, woodburning stove with built in oven, fridge freezer, microwave, WiFi, BBQ and picnic area

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October 26th 2010

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