A family house on Connaught Square, four doors down from the Blairs, has just sold for £4.3million.

The Blairs who bought their identical house in 2004 for £3.65 million.

Martin Bikhit, MD of the sales agents Kay & Co says:  ‘This sale is extremely good news for the Blairs and disproves recent speculation that they had lost a large sum of money since purchasing their property’.

The property, moments from Hyde Park, is located in a highly desirable part of Bayswater, London W2, among the white stuccoed and Georgian houses, and garden squares, of Connaught Village.

Mr Bikhit says: ‘The new owners purchased the property as a family home due to its generous size, sought after postcode and the added benefit of the Blairs’ security team. ‘

The six-bedroom house, spans almost 4,500 sq ft, has grand entertaining space and self-contained staff accommodation in the basement. Mr Bikhit adds: ‘The Blair’s house is virtually identical to this one in size, although they have the added advantage of the mews house behind which they acquired after the original sale.’

London’s Connaught Square

Other high profile neighbours include the music producer William Orbit, DJ Paul Oakenfold, and the owner of the department store Liberty, Richard Balfour-Lynn.