Of local significance as a cottage built for Lord Clifford, a significant property owner, and used as hospital headquarters for the 1955-56 Pan-Pacific Scout Jamboree (an event of statewide importance), held on Clifford's Yarra Brae property. (Criterion A4, H1)
Yarra Brae Cottage is a simple, gable-roofed timber cottage with tiled roof and metal-framed windows. A large stone chimney is a feature of the main facade.
The tiled roof has been replaced. A return verandah and large carport are later extensions built by the previous owners around 1969. The garden area is enclosed by white-painted timber fencing. An H. V. McKay standard design farm gate is located on Davis Road. This is a common type of farm gate, but no other examples have been noted in the City of Manningham.