James Kennedy Hunter, 1905, extensive additions by J M Dick Peddie, 1906-7. 2-storey basement and attic, 3-storey irregular-plan hotel with baronial style conical-roofed round towers. Harl. Moulded string course
NW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: asymmetrical 12-bay, grouped 5 7. Elaborate plasterwork corniced doorpiece to main entrance of recessed 7-bay section; 2-leaf timber and glass doors; tall stair bay breaking eaves to right by re-entrant angle; advanced lower wing set at right angles to left. 5 advanced bays to outer left; entrance stair bay advanced and breaking eaves at centre. Variety of single, bipartite and tripartite dormers.
NE ELEVATION: 4-bay with 3-stage conical capped tower to outer left. Bipartite dormers.
SE (REAR) ELEVATION: 13 bays with conical capped 3-stage towers to outer left and right. Advanced flat-roofed section to outer left. Single and bipartite dormers.
SW ELEVATION: 5-bay with stair tower to outer right. Single dormers at attic.
Predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case windows; many replacement windows. Grey slate roof; coped wallhead and pitch stacks; circular cans.
INTERIOR: original decorative scheme largely intact, including timber panelling; decorative timber newels to stairposts; vaulted corridor linking dining and drawing room at ground floor.
BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATEPIERS: combination of rubble, harl and brick boundary walls enclosing site. Circular-plan conical capped gatepiers.