C18-C19 mansion in castellated gothic style. Faced with local stone, with sandstone dressings and granite quoins; slate roofs behind embattled parapets; tall stone stacks, with paired shafts, moulded drip-stones and cappings.
The house is planned to take advantage of its lofty site, with entrance in the east side elevation, leaving the long south elevation for reception rooms. Service rooms (kitchen etc) at the rear. Main south-facing range apparently entirely of late C19 date, is 3 storeyed, with principal elevation facing south: this has large tower-like block to the right with large full-height canted bay, then a symmetrical 3-window range with advanced stepped-gabled central bay. Mullioned and transomed windows throughout, of 3 and 4 lights, with hood-moulds forming continuous string courses in the right-hand range. SE wing is earlier in character, and perhaps represents the surviving core of the C18 house. It forms the entrance range: a 3-storeyed, 3-window range, with entrance at its left: heavy projecting porch with buttresses, embattled parapet and moulded arch-way. Windows are 12-pane hornless sashes (9-pane in attic storey), with string courses stepped to form their hood-moulds. Attached to the right side of this wing is a later C19 grand gateway leading to the rear service yard: this has arched entrance with faux portcullis, and embattled parapet tepped over a central gable.
West of the main range and set back from it is a further late C19 range: single storeyed over a basement, with embattled parapet and gable detail, mullioned and transomed windows (incuding two projecting bays).
At the rear, parallel to the SE wing, lies a further wing which also seems to be part of an C18 (or early C19) building. This is also 3-storeyed, and has sash windows as before, though unornamented. Alongside it, to the rear of the tower of the main range, are paired late C19 service wings, single storeyed with steep roofs (that to east with lantern glazing). A small enclosed yard is integral with them to the west.
The house is tightly integrated with its garden on its steeply sloping site, and retaining terrace walls continue the lines of the house to east and west: at the west a long length of rubble wall with raking ashlar coping curves round to the western entrance to the stable yard: the coping is surmounted by piers with ball finials, between which are lengths of ornamental iron railing.