Hotel's brush with giant tree as severe weather continues

A giant 150-year-old tree has come crashing down on a hotel conservatory in Gwynedd after being battered by strong winds.

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Fallen tree missed hotel owners' quarters 'by two feet'

Strong winds felled this 150-year-old tree, which missed a Gwynedd hotel by just two feet Credit: Erfyl Lloyd Davies

This picture by Gwynedd photographer Erfyl Lloyd Davies clearly illustrates the Cadwgan Hotel's near miss as an enormous tree fell onto the adjacent conservatory roof.

Owner Karen Greenfield says the tree missed the family's living accommodation by just two feet.

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Giant 150-year-old tree falls on hotel conservatory

This huge tree was felled by strong winds, narrowly missing the adjacent hotel - but crushing its conservatory Credit: ITV News / Ian Lang

A giant 150-year-old tree has come crashing down on a hotel conservatory in Gwynedd, North Wales, after being battered by strong winds.

Adam and Karen Greenfield, who own the Cadwgan Hotel in the village of Dyffryn Ardudwy, were in bed watching the James Bond film 'You Only Live Twice' when the tree fell - narrowly missing the hotel itself.

The hotel owners say they thought an earthquake had struck after the entire building shook from the impact Credit: ITV News / Ian Lang

Karen told ITV News: "We thought it was an earthquake at first - it shook the whole building.

"It was dark outside so we switched all the lights on and came down to have a look.

"It must have missed our living accommodation by about two feet. It scraped our window and fell onto the conservatory roof.

"The tree has come down right in the middle of the front entrance so we can't trade at the moment. We're working to get things back to normal as soon as possible.

"There were no guests here at the time the tree fell and thankfully nobody was hurt."

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