A stunning riverside hotel - frequented by the rich and famous - has been listed for sale, for the first time in 50 years.

The French Horn, located on the Oxfordshire/Berkshire Border in the charming village of Sonning, has a guide price of £12 million on the market.

With its outstanding views of the River Thames and iconic historical architecture, the Emmanuel family has run the property since 1972.

Alongside the 21-room hotel and award-winning restaurant, the property also comes with adjacent residential properties and 8.6 acres.

Celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor, Lady Diana, and Hollywood legend Rock Hudson have made a visit to this popular dining spot in the heart of the Royal County.

Current owner, Michael Emmanuel said: “After five wonderful decades of overseeing The French Horn and creating cherished memories for our patrons, it is with a mixture of sadness and excitement that we have made the decision to put this iconic property on the market.

“It's not easy to say goodbye to a place that has been the heart of our family for so long, but we're eager to see the next chapter of its storied history unfold.

“We're grateful for the support and loyalty of our patrons and look forward to passing the torch to someone who will continue to honour the legacy of this beloved establishment.”

According to Steve Woodford, Executive Chairman of Haslams Estate Agents, The French Horn is a property that rarely becomes available for sale.

He said: “For the right owner this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

The buildings adjacent to the Thames-side hotel include Furleigh Cottages, a row of eight attractive 19th-century mill workers cottages, River and Bridge House, currently a single dwelling with four bedrooms and Porters Cottage, a three-story building adjacent to the hotel and Orchard Lodge.

The restaurant is the jewel of the crown in this particular hotel.

With world-class service, exquisite French-inspired cuisine and an expertly-curated wine cellar it’s no wonder people travel from miles around to experience the luxury of The French Horn.