The home of a millionaire who was shot by intruders and nearly died is up for sale for almost £2 million.

The Old Rectory, in Sible Hedingham, was the scene of a terrifying burglary, which left owner Timothy Mardon lying in a pool of his own blood with a shotgun wound to the thigh.

Mr Mardon, who works in insurance, spent most of the year in Bermuda and was mistaken for a drug dealer by intruders.

The eight-bedroom mansion, which boasts a heated swimming pool and 5.2 acres of land, has now been on the market for four months.

The listing said: “The Old Rectory is a substantial and exceptional Georgian mansion constructed around 1714 and altered and restyled in the early 1800s.

“The property is listed as Grade II* which means The Old Rectory falls within the top six per cent of all listed buildings in the country, whilst the Carriage House and boundary walls are listed as Grade II.

The accommodation is arranged over three floors and there is also a cellar which stretches under the entirety of the property incorporating seven chambers.”

During the ordeal in February 2016, Mr Mardon had locked himself in a bedroom after being woken by intruders.

The father of two was shot through the bedroom door and lost a fifth of his blood through a shotgun wound close to his femoral artery.

Charlie Simms was found guilty of attempted murder, aggravated burglary and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and jailed for 20 years.

Christopher Bergin was convicted of wounding with intent, aggravated burglary and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and sentenced to 14 years.

Judge David Turner told the men that the recording of Mr Mardon’s “desperate” 34-minute 999 call conveyed the “sheer horror” of what unfolded.

He described the raid as “every householder’s utter nightmare” as he handed down the sentences in January last year.