You can own five quirky Welsh caves for £150,000
If you’re looking for an escape to the country of a different kind, then you might be interested in this highly unusual listing…
Tucked away in the upper reaches of the Neath Valley, deep in the Brecon Beacons National Park, this fantastically quirky plot of land is home to five iconic Welsh caves.
The 2.5 acres of sloping woodland alongside the River Neath are where you’ll find Little River Neath Cave, Bridge Cave, Pwll Yrhydd Cave, White Lady Cave, and Town Drain Cave.
And it seems like exactly the sort of place you’d find Bear Grylls training for an expedition…
Inside is a sprawling underground network – extending to more than seven miles – of some of the most interesting caves in Wales.
There is no prospect of building a dwelling on the woodland, so if you ever wanted to settle down overnight you’d need to bring a tent… or brave sleeping in one of your new caves!
The area is accessed via a council-maintained road which stops just short of the bridge over the River Neath, and is part of a wider, popular tourist area outside of lockdown restrictions.
Nestled at the foot of the Great Forest hills in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, the area is surrounded by lovely views, and there are various waterfalls nearby, too.
Our property data expert Tim Bannister said: “It’s not every day that we’re able to share such a unique and quirky listing with the world, but this remarkable plot of land has certainly captured the team’s attention.
“For the same price as a Kensington car park space, you can buy 2.5 acres of serene woodland and spend your weekends exploring more than seven miles of your very own underground cave network.
Simon Edwards, partner at McCartneys Estate Agents in Hay-on-Wye, added: “As you can imagine, the cave market isn’t always particularly buoyant, but we’re thrilled to have been instructed on this listing. The land is being sold by a local farmer, and whilst the area doesn’t have any planning consent, it’s a great place to explore and enjoy on foot.”
Andy Freem, secretary of South Wales Caving Club, said: “These caves are a major international caving site, of huge scientific and sporting significance, and they date back around half a million years. They’re formed of limestone and there are still many parts that are likely to develop which haven’t been explored yet. It’s crucially important that the caves remain cared for, because their significance really can’t be understated.”
This property is listed for sale with McCartneys Estate Agents.