Auchenbothie House

An estate mansion, built 1898, designed in picturesque baronial style by William Leiper (1839-1916).

Mellowed by a gentle Arts & Crafts sensibility, Leiper’s work, executed in roughcast walls with red sandstone dressings, eschews the hard-edged lithic tradition of Victorian baronial yet still manages to incorporate many of the formal elements associated with Scottish architecture of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries – round towers castellated and turreted, corbelled bartizans, gabled eaves dormers, canted bays, conic roofs. A century old, in the mid-1990s the house was rescued from decay and putative demolition by flatted conversion.

Auchenbothie House