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Very Luxurious in a beautiful area

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 400 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedroom sleeps 12 large modern villa

Situated on the very edge of Mabie Forest,this property offers very comfortable luxury accomodation. Overbells is an unique architectural interesting bespoke property with open country views set in over an acre of secluded gardens. Excellent for families with plenty of kids and adult persuits.Mabie forest has a 'world famous' 7 staines mountain bike trail and with trails for all levels.There are many sign posted walks,an adventure farm park and a play park all within 5 mins walk.

Overbells has uninteruppted panoramic views down over open countryside,on one side in the distance is the river nith and estuary and other over to Dumfries town.Full advantage is taken of these views through a very high valted lounge with double height windows ,a tv gallery lounge also looks down on this area. This is a large spread out property providing very comfortable relaxation areas making it ideal for the extended family or groups.Wood burning stove, leather sofas and a huge sofa in the tv gallery gives plenty of areas to chill.

The main bed room suite, just off the pool room is very private and quiet,with a superking size bed, a very big room, opening out into large whirlpool circular bath area easily sitting a few people! Large 2 person shower with high power body jets. One other bedroom suite, a king, has dressing area large bath 2 person high power body jet, sofa and quality furnishings.

There are further rooms on the first floor, a double room at the end of the large tv area , and a twin room(or superking via zip and link beds) at the other end of the house The family area is presently set out with a kingbed and a single bed ,then through to a linked twin room then through further to a great play room complete with toys etc etc All rooms are very stylish and comfortable.(apart from the play room which is very pink!)

Overbells sits on the edge of Mabie forest a vast area with abundent wild life and many full day treks and shorter well organised and layed out paths. Mountain biking is very popular and there is a hire center and cafe a 2min walk away.Because of the villas location it can be both hectic or quite whatever you choose!


Head out of Dumfries on the A710 and sign posted coast road NewAbbey.Travel for approx 4miles.On a long straight section passing over a narrow bridge at the end of the straight a sign post reads Mabie Forest and Mabie House Hotel.--turn right here and head up towards hotel over a number of speed bumps.Pass the forests park and car park which will be to the right hand side ,keep going up and to the left.(do not turn into the hotel car park)The forest ranger station building will now be to your front keep sightly left and a sign (no through road)is at the end of a bumpy track ,head up there and overbells is about 300meters along and the 4th house on the right hand side.Park on the brick pave drive way.

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Set for Mabie House hotel

More Details

Mr Donald Thorburn
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
13 December, 2017

About Mr Donald Thorburn


I have been interested in properties for many years .

This property is one I had built many years ago .

Designed specifically for the location .

I am local to this area although have travelled a lot .

Mr Donald Thorburn purchased this villa in 2000

Why Mr Donald Thorburn chose Dumfries

This is just a superb property

It's spread out so lends itself well to the extended family .

Great views

Great home

What makes this villa unique

This property was my home for about 8 years .

It has been set up ,furnished and decorated as you would expect a home .

It is certainly is not a bland holiday let or cottage .

I am sure you will enjoy staying here and the lovely walks around the Forrest .

Although Overbells is next to mabie forest it is not in the forest ,and in this situation the home has panoramic views towards Dumfries and over towards the Solway estuary .

The property is about three minutes walk along a private road to the great outdoors .

You will enjoy it ..


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Dumfries, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • soap
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • water cooler
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , very large
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • All bathrooms have seperate shower unit.Two of the ensuites have two person size showers complete with body jets etc.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , very large
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , large
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , or superking with zip and link
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , 1 cot , family area
    Bedroom 6 - 2 single bed , Note this is bonus bedroom located off the family bedroom.
  • Family area( listed as bedrooms 5 and 6 )this has 3 linked rooms, laid out laid out -family bedroom with a double bed and a single bed with room for cot or z-bed.The adjoining room is set out as a twin(the cot can go in this room if desired.Both these rooms have ample storage areas The room then leads through to the kids play room ,table football /kids build up train set ,kids dressing up items ,soft toys dvds and videos etc.This is not an extra bedroom.! In all this property provides good ample accomodation to sleep 12 including children/infants. Towels /bedding /all are provided for 12 people. No number greater than 12 will be accepted unless prior correspondance is carried out with the owners at time of booking.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • sand pit
  • Terrace
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
There is good parking on a block pave area for 5 cars .Other parking is available close by (three min walk) There is no parking off brick area as this is a right of access to a neighbouring property! Pets will be considered by individual applications!


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Very Luxurious in a beautiful area
average rating of 4.975 based on 40 reviews

The House On The Hill

  • 5 of 5

I booked Overbells Holiday Villa for a party of ten people with a range in age from ten years old to seventy years old . We arrived on Sunday 13th August and stayed until the following Saturday .There was ample parking on the driveway for the three cars we used with space for more if needed .

The villa itself can only be described as huge with far reaching views from the lounge's and other rooms across the fields and down to the River Nith and beyond .Equally impressive are the gardens around the house with plenty of outside seating and a Barbecue area .

The interior was bright and modern and some areas were not used so i feel it would always be possible to find a quiet little area if needed .The large kitchen and breakfast area were always in high demand in the mornings and as people tended to rise at different times there was never any need to use the dining room .After the breakfast people tended to sit in the end lounge adjacent to the kitchen or sit in the breakfast area .

On the two evenings we stayed in there was ample space in the large dining room to accommodate us all and the long dining table easily held all the food and drink that was prepared in the kitchen .

The bedrooms are all of a high standard with two of the double bedrooms being on the ground floor , both of which are en'suite .My wife and I stayed in one of these .It was at the rear of the property and had a large power shower with a bathroom and round jacuzzi bath .

On the other four evenings we all dined out as a group and The Mabie House Hotel [ a short walk away ] , The Steamboat Inn at Carsethom ,and The Swan at Kingholm Quay Dumfries , all are highly recommended .

I would have no hesitation in recommending Overbells holiday villa to anybody looking for a self catering holiday in south west Scotland .It is only a short drive into Dumfries yet being just up past the hotel it is so quiet and the views are amazing .

  • Review Submitted: 20/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review The property was left in a very respectful way and understand you all had a good time Overbells will be glad to see you all back . Thank you Don
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Very good

  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 06/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super week on the MTB trails

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous week in the house - a group of 4 adults, 6 teenage kids who fitted with ease / room to spare. the house has a number of lounge areas so we were never falling over each other and the pol table saw a lot is use. Superb location for the MTB trails at Mabie Forest with other 7 Stanes locations less than an hour's drive.

  • Review Submitted: 31/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great week on the MTB trails

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous October half term week riding the 7Stanes trails and using Over Bells as the base.

The house is great - comfortable, well fitted out and location wise could not be better for Mabie Forest. Don was super helpful before and during the stay - would highly recommend this house

  • Review Submitted: 31/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ideal for family get togethers

  • 5 of 5

Overbells is an ideal home for family get togethers. My husband & I have stayed at Overbells previously, but the first for the other 8 family members. The villa is very spacious and well equipped. We were able to cook and eat all together at the large dining room table. The location of the villa offered everyone the opportunity to explore the beach at Southerness, walks in the forest, golf and shopping. The owner also had a book with information on nearby experiences and discount for entries. All in all a great weekend in an excellent house.

  • Review Submitted: 10/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fab words yet again Thank you Great clients and the place was left immaculately :) Hope to see you all again and soon Don
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Family break

  • 5 of 5

This is my third visit to this property and this time I was with extended family including children and it is perfect for a family break

We were extremely lucky with the weather, spent hours playing games in the huge garden and so much space indoors for family games and we could all spend time as a family

I have been before with friends and had a great time with different groups and planning next visit

The house was spotless with all amenities

Would highly recommend this property

  • Review Submitted: 04/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Glasgow or Prestwick
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Mabie House Hotel
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Mabie House Hotel
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Mabie is situated close to the solway coast and the historic town of Dumfries,and is an excellent base for exploring the visitor attractions that are on offer. Overbells main attraction to outdoor lovers is the forest which has numerous posted walks of varying levels,mountain bike trails including the famous 7 stains,there skills and free ride areas with a bike hire and cafe shop, please see link below.

A very well run large farm park is also 5mins away,great fun for all the family with tea room ,slides,go -karts animal paddocks and much more see the second link below. Beaches of the solway coast and a championship course are 15mins drive away. The town of Dumfries is a 10 min drive with some quality and family restaunts and shops easily accessable.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Dumfries, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas week sold out again
22 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off season
6 Jan 2018 - 18 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
Off season
19 Jan 2018 - 1 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
Off season
2 Feb 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
Mid term
9 Feb 2018 - 15 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
Off season
16 Feb 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
23 Mar 2018 - 5 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
6 Apr 2018 - 19 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
20 Apr 2018 - 3 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
May bank
4 May 2018 - 11 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mid season
12 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
1 Jun 2018 - 14 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
15 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
29 Jun 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Value time
31 Aug 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
5 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
26 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
2 Nov 2018 - 29 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
30 Nov 2018 - 6 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
7 Dec 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$352.48
Logs water heat AU$84.59
Pet Fee AU$84.59

Call me on 07803242390 and get yourself a deal,dependant on time of year and demand .

( Weekly rentals can start to suit client needs.)
Generally Friday change overs
Where a week price is indicated usually out of peak time we can accommodate a shorter stay and priced according.

Short breaks ...YES
Weekends ..YES
Off season is November December and January
Other times of year might be possible and are charged depending on time ,however we would not expect to book anything other than full weeks in summer season .
Clients are asked to vacate (by )10 am for cleaning.

There is also a refundable bond for small breakages and any additional cleaning .
Any damages over this amount would be charged separately .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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