About the property
- Villa4305 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
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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Mr Donald Thorburn
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- May 26, 2018
About Mr Donald Thorburn
Hi 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 and Galloway
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 ..
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A beautiful location, still within easy reach of facilities; a spacious, clean and very well appointed house, thoughtfully laid out for adults and children.
The owner was especially attentive, with a couple of unobtrusive checks on our satisfaction during our stay and was very gracious in quickly packaging a couple of left items .
Glad all was good
Only too happy with return of personal items
Look forward to seeing you all back and any new friends
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Lovely spacious house, in lovely grounds and great location
We had a great family weekend at Ovebells. In a great location for children with the forest and play park just down the road. Mabie Hotel which is a couple of mins walk definately worth a visit. We had a brilliant meal. House is a spacious with good garden space and lovely views.
Beautiful, spacious home ideal for a family
We had an amazing time at Overbells, it had everything we needed for my mums 70th birthday weekend. We had 8 adults, 4 kids and a baby and there was room to spare. Location is ideal with plenty for the family to do nearby, We had a lovely meal in the Mabie House Hotel on the Saturday and were able to walk home in 5 minutes. The pool table, play room and garden were very popular with kids and adults. Donald replied to all my questions very quickly and I cannot fault him or his lovely house. We hope to return.
Large property in an amazing location. Perfect for a larger gathering with a lovely garden area.
We spent the weekend at this property with six adults and six children. There was ample space and we loved having easy walking access to Mabie forest and Mabie House Hotel. The house had everything needed for a weekend away and the well stocked play room was perfect for the children. We look forward to returning. The owner is so helpful and gave us some great tips on local sites.
Happy you all enjoyed Overbells
Yes it’s a big house with great spaces for families.
Around and about there a many walks and within easy drive (10-15) mins some great beaches and paths to keep all interested
Hope you will come back !
Regards and thank you for leaving the villa as found
A beautiful house in a spectacular location
A very luxurious house with everything to need for a get away! The house is huge and with 8 adults, a toddler, a tiny baby (with associated paraphernalia) and a dog there was lots of room for everyone to chill out. The house is very well equipped and the garden is large and enclosed: very safe for children and dogs.
Lovely warm family house great views
The property was an amazing to walk into so warm cosy and welcoming for the huge house it is, donald was very welcoming and helpful especially since I was the bride with about 3 foot of snow all the way down the hill to the hotel . I'd recommend this place to anyone everything you could possibly need and lots of different spaces to make use of. 5 minutes out of Dumfries with a lovely scenic view over the town and surrounding hills. Just perfect to relax in especially the jet bath in the master bedroom
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Glad it all worked out well for your wedding at Mabie house
Overbells will be waiting for a return visit some day for tidy clients like your selves !!!
Happy days in ur marriage life and thanks to all again
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
Additional information about rental rates
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 SHORT BREAKS MIN 2..... NIGHT PRICE 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 .