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Iron Age Roundhouse

Iron Age Roundhouse, Self Catering Accommodation at Mabie Dumfries & Galloway, south west Scotland

Marthrown Roundhouse - sleeps up to 16.

Only 125 metres over the hill from Marthrown Bunkhouse (yet it seems like a world away) you come upon a truly awesome sight. Nestled amongst the trees in a clearing is an authentic replica of a Celtic Iron Age Roundhouse.

As part of the site there is an outdoor (but private) hot shower, a dry composting loo and urinal all set in beautiful wooden buildings.

The Roundhouse has new 5* ‘Iron Age Facilities’

Dry composting loos at Iron Age Roundhouse, Self Catering Accommodation at Mabie Dumfries & Galloway, south west Scotland
We now have 2 beautiful dry composting loos up at the Roundhouse complete with electric lights!! Mike is so very proud of them (how sad!!!!!). He reckons that any Iron Age dweller would fought battles for a loo like that!

They are built in to a new little Roundhouse - we knocked the old one down and started again. It really is very pretty - Jem thatched it and gave it a heather ventilation ‘hat’. Come and try it out when you get the chance – this truly is a poo with a difference!!!!

If you truly want to live the Iron Age life there is a large wood burner which cunningly converts to an open fire in the middle of the roundhouse on which you can cook your meals or even just make a brew. However for those who want an easier life tasty home-made meals are also available to order down at the bunkhouse (advance notice required).

Roundhouse Comments:
“ I’m definitely a city girl at heart but I challenge anyone not to embrace nature whilst here! The night in the Roundhouse pleasantly surprised me (I nearly chickened out in favour of the bunkhouse with my double duvet!) I would definitely do it again! Drinking champagne whilst in the hot tub at night spotting shooting stars was magical. I will never forget it!

The children have enjoyed their parents more relaxed attitude; the hot tub followed by the cold bucket shower but most of all toasting marshmallows round the Roundhouse fire whilst debating the best way to kill a werewolf!

Hugs and kisses from Sarah, Andrew, Catherine, Harry, Max and Toby .

This venue makes the perfect place for a private party -
  • Stag/Hen weekends,
  • Birthday Parties,
  • A Get-together with friends
  • A Gig
  • A wedding with a difference
Electricity can be provided for music though lighting is generally by candles to add to the ambience. All you need to bring are sleeping bags, food and drink we supply a full range of cooking equipment, crockery, cutlery, etc.

We also have a built-in BBQ for you to use.

For groups wanting to use a sound system we ask that they book exclusive use of the yurt and camping area as well as the Roundhouse site so the music can run through the night without disturbing anybody!

To personalise your party why not visit, a local company where you can order bespoke printed t-shirts, polo shirts, etc.