Have the Clooneys left their £10 million mansion on the banks of the Thames? Locals reveal Hollywood’s favorite power couple hasn’t lived in the nine-bedroom home for at least two years
- The couple bought the Berkshire property in 2014 for a reported £10 million
Hollywood’s favorite power couple George and Amal Clooney spent years – and many millions – building a “beautiful little world” on one of the most idyllic stretches of the Thames.
The couple bought their listed mansion on a five-acre island near Sonning, Berkshire, for a reported £10 million in September 2014, just days before their wedding at the Aman Canal Grande Hotel in Venice.
After an extensive 18-month, multi-million pound renovation, the ivy-covered nine-bedroom mansion, sheltered from prying eyes by a row of willow trees, now boasts a large swimming pool and pool house, a large terrace, a boathouse, an artificial turf tennis court and a 12-seater cinema.
But despite the huge sums they spent on the property, locals in the village say the Clooneys have upped their game and headed for sunnier climes.
Sources told The Mail on Sunday that George, 62, and his wife Amal, 45, who were once regulars at local pubs and restaurants in Sonning, have not been living at the property for at least two years.
George and Amal moved to Sonning after completing renovations about a year before the birth of their twins, Ella and Alexander, in June 2017
Despite the huge sums they spent on the property, locals in the village say the Clooneys have upped their game and headed for sunnier climes
A nearby neighbor, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “They used to be a lot more common, but as far as I know they haven’t been seen for over two years.”
“It is common knowledge that they no longer live here, at least not permanently. They’re never here.’
George and Amal moved to Sonning after completing renovations about a year before the birth of their twins, Ella and Alexander, in June 2017.
George soon raved about the charms of the area, which is also home to Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page.
Of the timber-framed Bull Inn he said: “There’s a great pub we go to. It’s fantastic and we drink all sorts of pints and stuff.”
He also told BBC’s The One Show: “On the street we go to there’s a wonderful little restaurant called The French Horn.”
“We have a really nice little world there that is very private and very quaint and the people are really nice, so I love it.”
A source close to the family said the couple now split their time between Italy and the US.
They are thought to be most commonly found at Villa Oleandra, an 18th-century stilt house on the shores of Lake Como.
Human rights lawyer Amal grew up just 20 miles from Sonning in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, where her mother Baria Alamuddin still lives.