A 1940s dolls-house made out of wood reclaimed from London buildings bombed in the blitz has been sold by a Watford charity.

The eBay fundraising team of Watford Peace Hospice sold the dolls-house to an unknown buyer for £75 after it attracted 14 bids. The online listing was viewed 675 times.

The dolls-house was donated by Gill Hollander, 79, after she moved house and discovered she had no space for it.

Ms Hollander, from Little Chalfont, said: "The dolls-house has been in my family for three generations. It was made by a policeman and a fireman who collected the material from bomb sites in north London during the war.

"They knew my parents and decided to make it for my sister and myself, when we were about five and eight-years-old and living in Stamford Hill."

The hand-made dolls-house was designed with curved walls, a stained glass window, a brass knocker and even a lighting system running throughout the rooms.

Ms Hollander, who was the first chairman of the Peace Hospice, said: "I am very pleased it’s gone to a good home and the money has gone to a good cause. I hope the person who has it will repair it."

Sally-Anne Rafferty, online manager, said: "We were pleasantly surprised. We have sold dolls-houses before but this one was quite unique.

"We make about £1,000 a week online. Last year we sold the most fantastic accordion. It turned out to be very old and went for £2,000. We sent it to a buyer in Australia who replaced the leather bellows with kangaroo skin."

To donate items to Watford Peace Hospice email: trade@peacehospice.org.uk