The property comprises a former Oast House and Maltings. These are C18th buildings and are the only remains of the John Day Brewery which occupied much of the immediate surrounding area. Most of the brewery buildings were demolished in the 1960's but the Oast House and Maltings were preserved. The Oast House which forms the centrepiece of the property was a kiln for drying barley which is now a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Adjoining properties include the Priory Centre, and it is located within 100 metres of the town's busy High Street.