It's ten years ago this week since we reported why a multi-millionaire businessman was swapping his Hampstead mansion for Epping Forest.

A multi-millionaire property tycoon is giving up a 14-bedroom super mansion in London's most exclusive street because his wife prefers Epping Forest.

Andreas Panayiotou bought Heath Hall in The Bishops Avenue, Hampstead - known as Billionaires' Row - in 2006.

Now, after spending six years lovingly restoring the mansion to its former glory, Mr Panayiotou has put the house back up for sale - because his wife Susan wants to settle on the couple's 20-acre estate in Essex.

Estate agent Trevor Abrahmsohn, of Glentree International, is handling the sale of the house which, at £100 million, is the most expensive on the London market.

"This is a property built lovingly by Lyle in 1910 and restored lovingly by Andy Panayiotou," said Mr Abrahmsohn.

"He did buy this house to move into - but his wife prefers Epping Forest. She loves it.

"I don't know the area, but I'm told it's lovely."

Mr Panayiotou - who grew up in the East End - left King Harold Academy in Waltham Abbey with no GCSEs.

He made his £400m fortune building up one of the country's largest property empires.

Heath Hall was the first 'super mansion', built in 1910 by sugar magnate William Park Lyle, of Tate and Lyle.

The 27,000 sq ft mansion boasts 14 bedrooms, a cinema, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a fully-equipped gymnasium.

It also offers a panic room and parking spaces for 40 cars.

Interested parties must go through a 'whole rigmarole' just to view the private album - which itself costs £2,000.

"We get your inside leg measurement, your solicitor's details, your banker's details," said Mr Abrahmsohn.

"And if we are not satisfied with any of the information given, we will not give you the brochure.

"It costs more than £2,000, so you are privileged to get it for that price."

Mr Abrahmsohn expects to sell the property to a Russian oligarch or wealthy Middle Eastern family.

"It's not a question of shifting it - it's a question of placing an important asset, like a painting in a fine art gallery," he said.

"They want their kids educated here, they want their kids to have a bit of that English thoroughbred and of course they want to buy part of English heritage."