Marthrown of Mabie

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AddressMabie Forest, Dumfries
PostcodeDG2 8HB
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Contact Us Direct On01387 247 900
Dalbeattie12 miles west
Drumlanrig22 miles north
Sleeps up to46
Kirroughtree47 miles west
MabieAt Trailhead
VisitScotland Quality Assurance Star Grading3 Star
Cyclists Welcome Affiliatedyes
Ae Forest14 miles north
Mountain Biker FriendlyYes

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Marthrown of Mabie is a family run centre with a range of different and quite unique accommodation. We offer self-catering or full-board ideal for biking, walking and nature holidays all in a woodland setting.

We specialise in:
  • Stag/Hen weekends,
  • Birthday Parties,
  • Weddings
  • Get-togethers with friends
  • Gigs
  • Forest breaks
  • Mountain bike friendly accommodation
  • Bunkhouse hostel accomodation
  • Ropes courses
  • Youth Groups
  • Corporate Events
Other nearby activities include:
  • Mountain Biking
  • Walking
  • Nature Watch
  • Ropes Course
  • Quad Biking
  • Fishing
  • Horse Riding


The unique accommodation at Marthrown includes:

marthrown_roundhouse.jpgThe Roundhouse - only 125 metres over the hill from the bunkhouse you come upon a truly awesome sight. Nestled amongst the trees in a clearing is an authentic replica of a Celtic Roundhouse. If you truly want to live the Iron Age life there is an open fire in the middle of the roundhouse on which you can cook your meals or convert to a cosy wood burner. For those who want an easier life tasty home-made meals are also available to order in advance down at the Bunkhouse.

Book exclusive use of the entire site which includes tipi (when up) and camping space for at least 10 small tents. This venue makes the perfect place for a private party.

marthrown_yurt.jpgMongolian Yurt -  new to our site in June 2008, it has already proved very popular with couples, small groups and families.The centrepiece of the yurt is a very effective wood burning stove which has an oven in which you can rustle up a tasty meal. It has a double sofa bed and two single beds, table and chairs and a range of books and games. Electricity is a 12 volt system to provide lights. It is tucked away in its own secluded location with BBQ and its own picnic table. For a very special experience come and stay a few days in our yurt.

marthrwon_bunkhouse.jpgBunkhouses - we have a total of 26 bed spaces spread over 4 rooms:

Annan bunkhouse has 8 beds – 4 sets of bunks
Esk bunkhouse has 7 beds – 1 single and 3 sets of bunks
Lower Nith has 6 beds – 3 sets of bunks
Upper Nith has 4 beds – a king size and 3 singles.
Nith bunkhouse has a cosy lounge with a wood burning stove (which heats radiators in the bedrooms).
The Esk /Annan Veranda has a multi-fuel stove which heats radiators in those two bunkhouses as well as being a nice place to sit and natter! To make it easier on Mum and Dad we can also provide a cot and a bed guard for families. Also we have a highchair, books, toys and games which you are welcome to use. Outside there is a play area for football, badminton or basket ball.

marthrown_tipi.jpgNative American style Tipi - for a slightly different experience how about sleeping in a Tipi. Imagine yourself falling asleep to the sounds of the forest as the tendrils of smoke from the fire meander up through the criss-cross of the poles and out of the top.Tipi only up Easter to October. Sleeps up to 6 people.

Youth Groups and Corporate Events  - if you are an Outdoor Instructor or a Management Trainer Marthrown of Mabie is the perfect place to bring a group. We have a “one-stop shop” where you can hire all you need to run a successful course whatever your client group. From accommodation and catering to suit your budget to high ropes course, standalones and canoes, plus we are situated in the perfect mountain biking location.

Sauna and Hot Tub - in the grounds we have an authentic Finnish Sauna and Hot Tub which many of our clients think is an ideal way to relax after a hard day in the saddle or wandering in the woods. We have also revamped our natural spring water hot tub to make it quicker to heat  There is also a changing area and shower (with a difference!)