As the Berkshire bolthole of George Clooney is hit by the latest round of flooding, we imagine he’ll be turning to his favourite Nespresso phrase: “What else?”
George Clooney paid around £10 million for his ‘British bolthole’, The Mill House at Sonning Eye, on the banks of the River Thames in 2014 and now he has sadly found himself joining the many who’ve been devastated by floods in recent months.
The actor and his new wife, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, previously caused great controversy after their plans for elaborate CCTV systems and renovations and extensions to the Grade II listed, nine bedroomed mansion upset locals. The scheme was attacked as “inappropriate and unsympathetic” and despite its scope having been reduced, criticism has continued unabated.
Sadly, Clooney now faces the effects of a washout that has already consumed much of his garden. In a potentially worse situation, The Thames is expected to rise further in the next twenty-four hours and ultimately, this fine, newly restored residence could also end up submerged. Of this property, he’ll no doubt be soon found mumbling: “What else?”
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