Belfast Telegraph

Clooney to be 'lord of the manor'

George Clooney could be splashing out on an English manor house.

The Hollywood heartthrob and his lawyer fiancee Amal Alamuddin have been looking for a home in the UK since they got engaged in April, and according to the Daily Mirror they might have found the perfect pad in Kent.

The £3 million Grade II listed Georgian house is owned by a producer on Downton Abbey and has 10 bedrooms, a wine cellar and an outdoor pool.

A source said: "George wants to lay down some roots in England and be close to Amal's family and work.

"She loves rural areas, including Kent and Oxfordshire, so they're keen to find somewhere picturesque and with some privacy.

"He loves the lineage and the fact it is on a large acreage for privacy and to build further if need be. It's isolated and not too grand and that's the brief they have given their agent."

George, 52, and Amal, 36, are thought to be planning to marry in September, around a year after they got together.

They recently sparked rumours they would tie the knot at Highclere Castle in Hampshire - where Downton Abbey is filmed - after they visited together. The couple apparently had a private tour of the castle, which is where Katie Price married Peter Andre, arranged by George's friend Hugh Bonneville.

However, The Sun reported that Amal doesn't want to marry at the stately home and the pair are now said to have "gone back to the drawing board" when it comes to looking for the perfect venue for their nuptials.


From Belfast Telegraph