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Very Luxurious in a Beautiful Area

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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 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.
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 400 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    very large...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    or superking with zip and link...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    family area...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 2 twin/ single

    Note this is bonus bedroom located off the family bedroom....moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, jetted tub

    very large...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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!...moreless


  • 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


  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people


  • 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


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Many within easy drive ......moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Whirlpool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


Write a review 5
from 34 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Easter late days
Apr 23 - Apr 27, 2017
3 night min stay
Cancellation bargain
Apr 28 - May 2, 2017
3 night min stay
May or 3 nights ?
May 3 - May 26, 2017
3 night min stay
Early summer or 3 nights ?
Jun 2 - Jun 5, 2017
3 night min stay
Pre peak
Jun 9 - Jun 16, 2017
3 night min stay
Cancelled week in Summer
Jul 21 - Jul 28, 2017
7 night min stay

Bargain nights
Aug 30 - Sep 2, 2017
3 night min stay
Sept much reduced or3 nights ?
Sep 9 - Sep 29, 2017
3 night min stay
October or 3 nights ?
Sep 30 - Oct 12, 2017
3 night min stay
oct schools
Oct 13 - Oct 20, 2017
7 night min stay

Oct 21 - Nov 3, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov or 3 nights ?
Nov 4 - Dec 21, 2017
3 night min stay
Christmas week sold out again
Dec 22 - Dec 29, 2017
7 night min stay

New year
Dec 30 - Jan 6, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Logs water heat $61.35
  • Pet Fee $61.35
  • Taxes Not included


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 £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 .

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Glasgow or Prestwick
300 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Mabie House Hotel
75 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
300 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Mabie House Hotel
5 Miles
Nearest Beach

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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: 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 .

Why the Owner Chose Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, UK:
This is just a superb property It's spread out so lends itself well to the extended family . Great views Great home

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
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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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

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  • This years downfall

    This years downfall

  • Clearview stove

    Clearview stove

  • Sun lounge

    Sun lounge

  • Large whirlpool bath for more than one!

    Large whirlpool bath for more than one!

  • Master suite

    Master suite

  • Activities 2 mins walk 
Cycle Walking Parks
Mabie farm park is a 10 min walk

    Activities 2 mins walk Cycle Walking Parks Mabie farm park is a 10 min walk

  • kids  park only a 3 min walk

    kids park only a 3 min walk

  • 1st floor bathroom

    1st floor bathroom

  • Front entrance

    Front entrance

  • Great views over open countryside

    Great views over open countryside

  • Toy room

    Toy room

  • Twin off play room

    Twin off play room

  • stunning large property

    stunning large property

  • Contemporary Kitchen

    Contemporary Kitchen

  • 12 seater

    12 seater

  • Have a game of pool.

    Have a game of pool.

  • king suite

    king suite

  • private outside eating areas ,south facing

    private outside eating areas ,south facing

  • gardens to enjoy

    gardens to enjoy

  • Grand Entrance

    Grand Entrance

  • Feature lounge

    Feature lounge

  • Double


  • Gallery tv room above lounge

    Gallery tv room above lounge

  • Front twin

    Front twin

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