1702. Simple classical mansion house. Remodelled 1952, following demolition of extensive Baronial addition by David Bryce, 1874. 3-storey and raised basement, 3-bay house; T-plan to rear. Single storey service wing, by David Bryce, 1874. Painted pebbledash. Some original ashlar dressings, mainly to W elevation, and some concrete dressings (1952): margins; rusticated quoins; continuous eaves cornice. Square windows at 2nd floor.
E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: pedimented bay advanced at centre: central doorway with flanking windows at ground floor; segmental pedimented doorpiece (some concrete repairs), with flanking Corinthian columns and moulded architrave; 2-leaf panelled doors; sweeping steps up to door, with iron barley-sugar balustrade and timber handrail; window at centre at 1st and 2nd floors; carved armorial panel in tympanum. Window to ground, 1st and 2nd floors in outer bays.
N ELEVATION: 3-bay. Broad bowed bay at centre; window to each floor, out-of-line to right at basement; swept semi-conical roof. Windows to ground, 1st and 2nd floors in outer bays, blind at 2nd floor in bay to right; door in bay to left at basement; slit window set in blocked doorway in bay to right at basement. Harled wall adjoined to left, and service wing (see service wing) adjoined to right, forming courtyard.
S ELEVATION: broad 3-light windows at centre at basement and ground floor. Door to right at basement. Windows to left, and to right of centre at 1st and 2nd floors. S return of W elevation recessed to left (see W elevation).
W ELEVATION: 3-bay. Piended jamb advanced at centre; tripartite French window at ground floor; broad flight of steps up to door, with iron balustrade; windows at centre at 1st and 2nd floors. Window to all floors to S return of jamb, out-of-line to right at ground floor. Small full-height piended block in re-entrant angle to S; windows to ground, 1st and 2nd floors to S. Window to left to each floor in bay to right. Window to left at 1st and 2nd floors to N return of jamb. Window to 1st and 2nd floors in bay to left. 2-storey flat-roofed block filling re-entrant angle to N; window at basement and ground floor to W; single storey service wing (see service wing) adjoined to N.
Sash and case windows; mainly 12-pane glazing, 6-pane glazing at 2nd floor. 2 ashlar-dressed, coped, squared and snecked rubble ridge stacks. Broad, corniced, harled, wallhead stack to N return to W elevation. Grey slates to piended roofs, with slightly swept eaves.
INTERIOR: impressive spiral staircase; timber balustrade, with alternately fluted and barley-sugar balusters. Simple marble chimney surrounds. Some fine plaster cornices.
SERVICE WING: David Bryce, 1874. L-plan; adjoined to N elevation of house; courtyard formed by wall to E. Harled; squared and snecked red sandstone ashlar to N elevation. Red sandstone ashlar dressings.
N ELEVATION: gabled bay to left; roll-moulded round-arched carriage entrance, with 2-leaf boarded doors. Low broad door to right. Gabled bay recessed to outer right.
W ELEVATION: 4-bay. Gabled bay advanced to left of centre; window at ground floor; loop window in gablehead; very narrow window flanking bay to right. Window in remaining bays.
E (COURTYARD) ELEVATION: door to right. 3 windows.
E ELEVATION: blank gabled bay to right, surmounted by weathervane. Flat-coped wall to left, enclosing courtyard.
2 gabled louvred ventilators to E and W pitches. Ashlar coped skews and skewends. Coped ashlar stacks; gablehead to N, ridge at centre. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
Raised terrace in front of house to E, constructed of red sandstone masonry from 1874 addition. Flat-coped wallhead, surmounted by 2 stone urns. Driveway up to NE; 2 squat piers, surmounted by stone pineapples. Several small iron lamp standards on tripod bases.