Late 17th century house substantially re-cast late 18th
century. Tall mansion of 3 storeys over raised basement,
sited on mound, witth symmetrical 5-bay north front with
advanced and gabled centre bay with apex ball finial;
single bay rear wing rises full height at SE.
All harled, with ashlar margins and dressings of Eday
(Orkney) stone. Further roofless, harl pointed rubble
2-storey, irregular 6-bay range extends south from SW corner
of main house, forming west side of high walled courtyard
and pierced by round-headed entrance with channelled jambs
and furnished with dummy portcullis. Segmental-headed
carriage house entrance at right of main entrance; 2
doorways and 3 narrow slit vents to be left.
Principal doorway in south front of house within courtyard,
reached by splayed flight of steps with coped rubble
balustrade; further secondary entrances in W elevation of
centre bay, north front, and in SE wing, both at raised
basement level. Windows diminish in size in upper storeys;
lying pane glazing; moulded eaves cornice and skewputts;
crowsteps to all but south gable of SE wing; renewed end and
ridge stacks; Caithness slate roof.
Interior; vaulted basement wheel stair; imported marble
chimney piece in drawing room, some panelled doors
survive, but much modern interior work.
Courtyard walls; high coped rubble walls close courtyard
to east and south, extending at east to steading.