The New Roundhouse
The Roundhouse

"Wow, what an amazing sight”

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.

As part of the site there is an outdoor (but private) shower, a dry composting loo and urinal all set in beautiful wooden buildings.

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 even just make a brew.
However for those who want an easier life tasty home-made meals are also available to order in advance down at the bunkhouse.

For a slightly different experience how about sleeping in a Native American style 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.

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 -

Electricity can be provided for music though lighting is generally by candles to add to the ambience. All you need to bring are sleeping bags, food and drink we supply a full range of cooking equipment, crockery, cutlery etc

We also have a built-in BBQ for you to use and a gazebo if the weather is cruel

Please call 01387 247900

Directions • Please don’t follow your sat nav as this will lead you to a locked gate! Follow the instructions on the web site or give us a ring if you are unsure of how to find us.
Head out of Dumfries on the Solway Coast road (A710) towards New Abbey, passing through the village of Islesteps.
• 1.65 miles after the bridge following 30mph sign in Islesteps take the turning up to the right marked Mabie Forest and Mabie House Hotel.
• Follow the road up until you get to the sign for Mabie House Hotel, bear left and follow the signs for “Marthrown of Mabie Education Centre” between a white building and a wooden one, past the bike hire shop and through the gate onto the forest track (Speed limit 15mph).
• Proceed up the track for exactly a mile where you will find us on the left.

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