|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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 and bike shed (shop and bike hire) will now be to your right hand side ,turn 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 3rd house on the right hand side.Park on the brick pave drive way.
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
This is just a superb property
It's spread out so lends itself well to the extended family .
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 ..
Lovely house in great location near to woods and coast. Lovely hotel for food two minutes away and near to Dumfries for supermarkets and restaurants. Owners recommendations for eating out very good. House very well equipped and well maintained.Beautiful view from house and lovely garden/sitting out areas. Perfect for large parties of people. We stayed with various family members who all enjoyed their stay. We only stayed for six days which wasn't long enough and would all like to stay at the property again for longer in the future.
We stayed for a long weekend for a family celebration. We found the villa exceeded our expectations, which contributed to a fun weekend. The villa offers spacious accommodation for both adults and children. We found the villa extremely clean, well maintained and well equipped. The children enjoyed all the toys and space to play. The adults enjoyed the space and comfort. We had no problems during our stay and the owner checked in via telephone over the weekend to ensure everything was ok. The walks and the park for the children were within easy walking distance. We enjoyed a great Sunday lunch at the hotel. We will certainly visit again.
House is very spacious, comfortable and well equipped. We all had a very relaxing second visit to Overbells and can't wait to go back. The children all loved the gallery and games room and the garden was perfect for running off some energy. Great walks all around.
We booked to stay at overbells on the 25th September for a long weekend has I was getting married on the Saturday at Gretna Green Old Black Smiths Shop. The house was immaculate. Extremely spacious and perfect for what we wanted it for.
We had a mixture of all age group stay at overbells and there was a room to accommodate all so that people could have there own space and time.
The wedding took place at Gretna Green and we head back to the house for photos in the garden as the view from the house was absolutely stunning.
Once the photographs had been taken we went to Mabie House Hotel for the wedding meal, which is in walking distance of Overbells. (If your planning on staying, plan a visit to Mabie House, the food it amazing).
We had a drive down to the coast on the Sunday and all the family had a meal at the Steam Boat, again lovely food.
I can't begin to express how nice and relaxing the whole weekend was and I think most of this was to do with the location and accommodation. Not only can you relax in a lovely house where you can listen to background music with surround sound or play pool or sit out in the lovely gardens, you can also enjoy and explore Dumfries which is a beautiful place.
The booking process was very laid back and there was no pressure from Donald's side of things which made everything run smoothly.
We will definately be revisiting overbells in the near future, hopefully around Christmas time next time.
I would highly recommend
We found Overbells to be the ideal location for a family group of three generations. The property is deceptively large with spacious and very comfortable accommodation. The number and size of the rooms means that the full party can spend convivial days and evenings together when desired but if you are feeling in a less gregarious mood it is always possible to retreat to another room to read or watch "Pointless" on one of the many TVs! The location of the property is exceptional, with beautiful views over the Nith valley. There are so many places to go and things to see, both nearby and further afield, that a week is barely enough to scratch the surface. On the other hand, Overbells is such a pleasant place to be that you would not feel at all deprived if the weather confined you to the house for a day. We all had a very enjoyable and relaxing time and will certainly return. Thank you Don!
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.
|Logs water heat||£48|
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
SHORT BREAKS MIN 3 NIGHT PRICE
Off season is November December and January £550 .
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.
Out of summer ie not july or August there is a £48 charge for water ,heating ,and cut hardwood logs for the clearview wood burn lounge stove .
This is a charge to all bookings .
There is also a refundable bond for small breakages and any additional cleaning .
Any damages over this amount would be charged separately .
By cheque or bank direct transfer ,Internet banking .
This must be paid ,absolute minimum ,6 weeks prior .