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John Lennon's Aunt Mimi's former plot - Sold for £4.25 million on Sandbanks in Poole, Dorset.<br />
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The land the global recession forgot.<br />
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Its less than 1 km square but this tiny dot on the Dorset coast contains over £80 million pounds of seafront property on the market or recently sold.<br />
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The millionaire's resort of Sandbanks has been dubbed 'the land the credit crunch forgot' after shrugging off the housing crisis without even a ripple of downturn.<br />
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Despite measuring just half a square mile the posh peninsula in Poole, Dorset, currently boasts more than 70 million pounds worth of property for sale.<br />
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While other areas of the UK have seen house prices drop by up to 20 per cent, the market on Sandbanks has barely flinched, rivalling the most exclusive areas of London.<br />
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Famous faces with luxury villas on the sandy peninsula include football manager Harry Redknapp, his son Jamie and cricketer Geoffrey Boycott.<br />
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It even has its own Russian oligarch - billionaire Maxim Demin moved in after buying a 50 per cent share of Bournemouth's football club in 2011.