Phase II, 7.5 m long, has a round-arched doorway on the west and a basement slit, with remains of slightly-larger windows above, on the east; the round-arched doorway, both in form and in position, is very reminiscent of the basement cross-passage doorways at Sinderhope Shield; there is now a recent doorway, possibly a replacement necessitated by a change in ground level, in the opposite (east) wall. Phase III, 10.5 m long, has remains of a triangular-headed doorway at first-floor level in the west wall, with more basement slits and larger chamfered first-floor windows on the east, whilst phase IV is a square building with various blocked openings; in the north end wall are a triangular-headed basement door and a large fireplace, the corbelled-out stack of which has been converted into a dovecote.
Unfortunately no original roofs survive, and the wall tops have been altered throughout the range. However, there are a number of intriguing features. Phase I looks almost as if it could have been a tower rather than a conventional bastle; as the two-centred doorway is of convincingly 'medieval' appearance, we may well be dealing with a structure pre-dating the majority of bastles in the area. Phase IV also might be interpreted as a tower-like building, especially as it seems to have been built with its own south wall (rather than utilizing the already-existing north end wall of phase III), although the evidence for this is somewhat obscured by both walls having now been removed. One might tentatively reconstruct the range as having a series of living rooms at first floor level (in the phase II and III sections), flanked by a pair of 'towers' — a degree of elaboration one would not expect from a farmstead of this period in this area. (Ryder 1992)