George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin, Clooney Wedding

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Home sweet home! Or rather, island sweet island.

According to a local report, newlyweds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin have been eyeing a secluded manor home on the River Thames in Sonning Eye, Oxfordshire, and a local source tells E! News that they have heard Clooney has purchased the mansion. A representative for George Clooney declined to comment on the report.

Locals have also reportedly spotted George and Amal at the village pub, The Bull Inn. Twitter was abuzz, with one resident tweeting, "George Clooney has bought a house in my village and was drinking in my local last night. We're going to become best mates."

The property in question is on its own island in the Thames, which spans four acres and on it sits a hugely impressive estate called the Sonning Mill House. 

George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin


The 9,000-square-foot historic mansion was built in the 17th century and then later remodeled. It is as expansive as you would expect a mansion that comes with its own island to be; it boasts 8 bedrooms, including a master suite with an en-suite bathroom and dressing room.

Like any luxe manor home, the property also comes complete with a drawing room, a library, a study, a sitting room, a family room, a dining room, a wine cellar and two cloak rooms.

And there's plenty more: a gym (which comes with a steam room and jet pool), and there is also a separate staff cottage. 

The grounds are tranquil with beautiful gardens, creating the perfect secluded feeling George and Amal are likely looking for in a new home. The Sonning Mil House also comes with its own boat house and docking facilities—a necessity since it is right on the Thames, after all!

George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin

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George and Amal tied the knot in a very private ceremony in Venice, Italy on September 27 in front of nearly 100 guests, including actors like Matt Damon and Bill Murray.

Another source tells E! News, "They are really excited about beginning their new life together as a married couple." As for who will take care of all the decorating when it comes to settling into a new home? The source added, "George seems to have let Amal take care of the decorating. She has impeccable taste, which is very similar to his."

Clearly the two are settling nicely into married life. Cheers and congrats to the newlyweds!

—Reporting by Senta Scarborough & Jen Paul

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