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Very Luxurious in a beautiful area

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

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!

Directions.

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.

If using sat nav

Set for Mabie House hotel

More Details

Owner
Mr Donald Thorburn
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 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

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 ..

Amenities

Dumfries Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub , very large
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms have seperate shower unit.Two of the ensuites have two person size showers complete with body jets etc.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , very large
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , large
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , or superking with zip and link
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , family area
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Notes:
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!

Reviews

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Very Luxurious in a beautiful area
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 42 reviews
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Ovebells mabie

  • 5 of 5

3 family's shared the house between Christmas and New year. It was plenty big enough for 6 children to enjoy themselves without falling out. It was very clean and had everything we needed. Don was great got us settled in and gave us enough information to enjoy our stay. Great job don.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi all Thanks for finding time to write your very positive review :) Glad you all had great time and kids were all happy Hope to see you again and soon Thank you Don
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5

Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

Just had the best Christmas ever house is amazing plenty of room for the 10 of us. Beautifully decorated for Christmas, spotless and very well equipped. Don was extremely welcoming and very helpful with our medical issue. Views are amazing and the walks in the forest are beautiful, a tranquil place but still close to town for all your needs. This is the second time we have stayed here and have loved both visits would recommend it to everyone. Kids (17, 15 and 14) had great fun out on bikes and walks and when they got over the initial shock of no wifi they discovered they can live without phones stuck to there hands. Amazing house amazing area an well worth a visit. Thanks Don we will be back again.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angela Happy new year to your extended family !! Glad all went well and even managed some some snow on your last day haha It was good that the medical issue was not such a big problem and I was glad to be of help Hope to see you all back Best wishes for 2018
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Very good

  • 5 of 5

Excellent

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: 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

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: 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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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Glasgow or Prestwick
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Mabie House Hotel
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Stranraer
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Southerness
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Dumfries
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
A74
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Mabie House Hotel
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Southerness
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $66.49
Refundable damage deposit $277.05
Logs water heat $66.49

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 .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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