Captain Sir Tom Moore's home where he raised millions for NHS is up for sale

The family home where Captain Sir Tom Moore raised millions for the NHS during the COVID pandemic by walking 100 laps of the garden is up for sale for £2.25m.

The house has been put on the market less than three months after an unauthorised spa pool block in the grounds of the Grade II-listed property was knocked down by order of planning bosses.

The Old Rectory in Marston Moretaine in Bedfordshire is described as a "magnificent seven-bedroom property" by estate agents Fine & Country.

A video tour of the house shows a sculpture of the retired Army officer with his walking frame and a photograph of him being knighted by the late Queen in 2020.

Introducing the property, an estate agent says in the tour video: "I'm sure you'll recognise this iconic and very famous driveway behind me as it was home to the late Captain Sir Tom Moore who walked 100 laps of his garden raising over £37m for NHS charities."

In August 2021, the fundraising hero's daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore and her husband were granted permission to build a Captain Tom Foundation Building at the property.

The couple used the Captain Tom Foundation name on the first set of plans.

However, the foundation's name was not used on a subsequent retrospective application for a larger building containing a spa pool, which was refused by the planning authority in November last year. At the time, the block was partially built.

The organisation, which was founded in June 2020 in honour of Sir Tom, is currently being investigated by the Charity Commission.

The investigation is not connected to the £38.9m, including gift aid, which Sir Tom raised for the NHS.

Sir Tom became a national hero by walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday at the height of the country's first national COVID lockdown in April 2020.

He was personally knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his efforts during a unique open-air ceremony at Windsor Castle that summer.

He died in February 2021 - weeks before his 101st birthday.

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The 18th-century home boasts four bathrooms, four reception rooms and is set within 3.5 acres (14,200 square metres) of land, with a standalone coach house.

Anyone interested in buying it will have to prove they can afford it, the listing says.