Knights Quarters

Knights Quarters

Don’t be fooled.

The Knights Quarters is not just a tin shed alongside the Ridge Castle.

Read on to find out why this is an absolute gem on the Opal Fields.

 

 

Built around 2015, the Knights Quarters replaced what was previously known as the “Motel.”

Don’t be fooled though. The rusty corrugated walls are simply the recycled iron from the original Motel.

Tragically a fire consumed “The Motel” adjacent to the Ridge Castle in 2010. To replace the shed, Ted and Shirley invested heavily in the construction of the “Knights Quarters”. A fully Council approved residence with all  the modern conveniences for their eventual retirement.

The total area of the Knights Quarters is 8 metres by 9 metres.

The design is open plan. The only separate room is the bathroom.

However it would be quite easy to erect a couple of walls to give a separate bedroom.

Plenty of windows allow natural light. All have double blinds.

Floors are a mixture of tiles and a floating timber floor.

The kitchen is just to the right of this photo.

A modern kitchen. Gas stove and oven.

Large Electrolux Fridge Freezer.

Plenty of cupboard space.

The kitchen has plenty of light with two large windows offering a great view. There are double blinds. Double sink.

Also a breakfast bar. Lots of bench space to cook up a right Royal Feast!

The current lounge area.

Note on the back wall the split system reverse cycle air conditioner. To the right is the main entrance. 

A built in cupboard to the left of the door. Another built in is adjacent to the bathroom entrance.

    The naughty Knights didn’t make their beds!

    At present, there are 3 single beds.

    There is enough room though to put in a wall for a large separate bedroom perhaps? Up to you.

      The pitched ceilings give a dramatic feel of space.

      The doorway leads to the bathroom.

      A large built in wardrobe gives plenty of storage space.

      Looks like someone made their bed. Prince Peter I believe.

        The bathroom features floor to ceiling tiles making it easy to clean.

        A walk in shower.

        Shower

         

        The entrance to the Knights Quarters is at the rear.

        All windows have sun awnings and insect screens.

        The windows shown have a view towards the Opal Mine and the surrounding plains.

        Initially, the Knights Quarters was quite plain but the original corrugated iron from the burnt “Motel” was added to give a rustic look.

          The section on the right hand side of the Knights Quarters houses the Power Plant.

          There are two undercover spaces for car parking.

          One is at the front of the Knights Quarters. The other is used mostly as the Castle passageway.

          The end result enables the visual blending of the new Knights Quarters with the original Ridge Castle. The tourists love it and so does Instagram!