Torpys Motel is at the end of the road of Braidwood, a former goldrush town. It comprises a main house with a few rooms and a row of about 6 cabins. All about you there is feeling of rustic neglect which has certain charm. The cabins are clean and the beds comfortable but much of the interior has created by the DIY skills of the owner, Andy. He is a cheerful chap who can trap you for a ages with his life history beginning in England. There is little evidence of an eco friendly energy management plan such as solar panels, high u value insulation or recycling grey water but he has constructed most of the place with sustainable timber..
The local politics are a mystery as he refuses to recommend the excellent restaurant next door and directs you to the diabolical cuisine of the Servicemens Club. Do go to Torpeas diner next door to Torpys and enjoy a first class menu and very convivial atmosphere.