Stokesley Manor, situated on the outskirts of Middlesbrough, was first mentioned in the Domesday Book and is today the site of a 17th century Grade II listed property.
Stone built in Georgian style, the Manor was fully renovated in 2009 by the current owner, retired financier Mike Bandeira, and is now home to Mike, his wife and two children.
'COSTING A FORTUNE TO HEAT'
In common with many older and listed properties, although beautiful to look at from the outside, inside Stokesley Manor was cold and draughty. And, to make matters worse, it was costing a fortune to heat. Mike takes up the story: