Glan y Mor

The Dylan Coastal Resort is situated on what was the Glan y Mor estate. The house was a very attractive Victorian Gentleman's residence, though sadly nothing remains today. It was amended beyond recognition in the 1970s to create a bar and restaurant for the chalet park, and then knocked down to build, what is only fair to say, a rather smart clubhouse and pool.

It is said that Cromwell's men attacked the castle with cannons from on top of the hill - the view over the estuary is wonderful. The renowned architect Edward Faulkener made this his family home in 1874 and put his own mark on the place. He died in 1896.

Sadly the house had lost its mock Tudor design by the 1960s.

It was the Glan y Mor Sailing and Country Club in the 1960s and a performance of Under Milk Wood was performed there in 1964, in the area to the left of the entrance road.

It later became a chalet part-run by a Pendine man called Eric Eynon, before being taken over by Seasons Chalet Park which then became The Dylan Coastal Resort.

Dylan wrote a story called 'Quite Early One Morning', and in it featured a St Bernard without any brandy. This dog belonged to Colonel Wilson who lived at Glan y Mor. The dog, called Sam, and known locally as 'the rogue dog', terrorised pretty much everyone except Colonel Wilson.

The Colonel spent £100 building a fence around the grounds, but Sam still managed to get out and continue his campaign of terror. Sam ate 100lbs of Spratt's biscuits every day - he wouldn't eat any other brand - and when Colonel Wilson died, Sam lifted the coffin and slept underneath it.

Glan y Mor from the sea around 1970 - you can also see Ferry House (having been developed in the 1960s) and the small chapel shaped boathouse to the right.

This building (below) was probably built for Edward Faulkener and his family and a Tom Lloyd stated that 'The pink stone gable window is said to come from Fatehpur Sikri, India'.

The 1964 programme

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