The club bought our cottage as a ruin in the1960s and it has since been rebuilt, reroofed and extended to provide warm and comfortable accommodation for members, guests and outside bookings. Whitewalls can sleep up to 16 people and has 2 bunkrooms, central heating, a well-equipped kitchen, common room, library, toilets, showers and changing area, and arguably the best view from any caving hut in the country. Outside we have a garden which can be used for camping, BBQ and outdoor socialising. Cars can be parked along the tramroad outside.

The Llangattock caves are all within easy walking distance from the cottage, including the major systems of Agen Allwedd and Daren Cilau. Other popular caves such as Craig a Ffynnon, Ogof Draenen, Llanelly Quarry Pot and the smaller caves of the Clydach Gorge are only a short drive away.

Whitewalls is now fitted with a new electronic lock system - click here for more information.

Availability and how to book Whitewalls

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CSS members may stay at Whitewalls any time without prior arrangement, but non-members will need to book their stay in advance. To do this please check availability on the bookings calendar above, then contact the Cottage Warden giving the following information:

  • name and address of the person taking responsibility for the well-being of the premises
  • name of their caving club
  • dates of the visit
  • number of bunk spaces required
  • whether any visitors are under 18 years old (terms and conditions apply)

Outside bookings are restricted to 10 bunks (leaving 6 free for members), but camping is also an option for larger groups. A key code to access the cottage will be sent once your booking has been confirmed.

Whitewalls can only be used by persons or groups with an interest in caving.

Cottage Fees and Deposits

Currently the fees for staying at Whitewalls are £8 a night for non-members and £5 a night for CSS members. This rate also applies to anyone camping outside the cottage or staying in a campervan.

We now accept payment by BACS. Details can be found in the signing-in book in the cottage.

How to reach Whitewalls

Whitewalls is situated on the mountainside above Llangattock, near Crickhowell in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The cottage is at OS grid reference SO 204 157 (what3words: ///voice.shorter.important, Google Maps directions, closest post code NP8 1LG).

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