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.

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  • 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 Land's End to John O Groats on foot LEJOG Land's End to John O'Groats by bike
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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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News & Offers from Marthrown of Mabie Bunkhouse

Marthrown reopening plans

March 19th 2021

We are opening on 26th April

In line with the Scottish Government we will be reopening for single household groups in our yurts, tipi and self contained bunk rooms
We’ve been busy over lockdown with lots of new things
Please enquire for more details


Nith Barn available this Winter.

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!!)

Available to single households, or to christmas bubbles of 3 households with less then 8 adults where one family comes from the Dumfries and Galloway local authority.


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

Aavailable to single households, or to christmas bubbles of 3 households with less then 8 adults where one family comes from the Dumfries and Galloway local authority.


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