FARMHOUSE: Circa 1820 farmhouse, with large irregular
U-plan range added by Sir James Gowans circa 1862. Early
range 2-storey, asymmetrical, 2 bays gabled, 3rd with gabled
head to 1st floor window, door in centre bay with motto
and entwined 'J', Gowans initials in gable, south elevation
simply detailed. Squared whin rubble with ashlar and granite
quoins and dressings; eaves cut-back. 1862 addition, 2
storeys, 3 bays (garage slapped in northern bay; simply
chamfered ground floor windows 3 wall-head dormers, central semi-octagonal and corbelled, outer with deep segmental
hoods. Similarly detailed masonry to both branches of
U, north elevation displaying typical Gowans originality in
each splayed 1st floor angle window. Tall stilted and
hooded dormers to inner faces of U-plan. Tall stacks with
chevron cornice detail.
STEADING & COTTAGE: Sir James Gowans 1842 and 1862.
Steading: simple courtyard type with projections, eg 1842
engine house and barn to south and labourer's cottage.
Typical Gowan's polychromatic whin masonry, lattice grid with
inset quartz banded, rock-faced dressings. Cottage at south
of east range, splayed angle windows with banded jambs,
door recessed under swept pitched roof to west; bold chimney
breast on south wall with corbelled set-offs and pentice
slabs; banded stacks with chevron coping and castellated cans;
some swept dormers, (gabled eastern bay, elaborately corbelled
eaves using stone and timber to same profile). Details
continue in north eastern projection with inscription on
south wall, 1862. Internal details of court very simple with
much later brick work, north range all that survives of
c1820. Slate roofs with some patterning.
Rectangular detached eastern coach house and dairy building,
symmetrical with central door and flanking windows. Large
later opening in north gable. Patterned slate work.
Detached cattle byre, similar details with ventilated
north elevation, elaborated corbelled gable. Slate roof.
Estate bounded by mannered rubble walls with regularly
raised coping; wall stepped. Gatepiers collapsed.