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Review of Waddesdon: A historic agricultural community that has a 13th century church, Waddesdon is situated around 6 miles to the west of the large town of Aylesbury in The Vale of Aylesbury. The famed Waddesdon Manor is found just outside the village, erected in sixteenth century Renaissance style by the wealthy Rothschild dynasty in the late nineteenth century.

Numerous buildings built for the Rothschild family (the Five Arrows hotel, the village hall, & houses built for manor workers) are very prominent in Waddesdon village today & therefore inhabited by & enjoyed by the population of about 2,000 (2011). In the past connected to nearby Aylesbury by means of railway, Waddesdon rail station has long been closed down & the village can only be accessed by road (A41). The parish (in addition to Eythrope, Woodham, Wormstone and Westcott) consists of an area of 7,252 acres.

Waddesdon ManorThe Story of Waddesdon: Just before the Conquest by the Normans, Waddesdon would have been a Saxon settlement, the manor being held by Brictric, one of Queen Edith's men. In the 1086 Domesday Book the manor was priced at twenty seven hides and listed as held by Miles Crispin. Waddesdon manor eventually passed to John Spencer Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough during the nineteenth century, having swapped hands repeatedly over the centuries. In 1874 the 7th Duke of Marlborough sold his extensive Buckinghamshire estate, that included Waddesdon and surrounding areas, to Ferdinand de Rothschild, a politician (he was High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire & Liberal Member of Parliment for Aylesbury), art enthusiast & the prosperous Rothschild banking family of Austria.

Waddesdon Manor: The eye-catching Waddesdon Manor House, in the Rebirth (Renaissance) style of a 16th c French chateau, wine cellars and all, was established by Ferdinand de Rothschild, according to a layout by Gabrielle-Hippolyte Destailleur. The estate and manor passed to Alice Charlotte de Rothschild, Ferdinand's sister, when he passed away in 1898. Besides housing the Baron's extensive collection of art, furniture and tapestries, the Manor House also acted as a family residence. In 1957, right after the death of James de Rothschild, Waddesdon Manor House was given to the National Trust, it subsequently came to be a fashionable tourism hotspot. Today's Waddesdon Manor features huge landscaped gardens, a world-famous displays of furniture, paintings and ornamental arts, a garden centre, a Rococo style aviary, a wine cellar, gift shops, conference areas, a marriage venue (The Dairy at Waddesdon), a child's area, high-class restaurants and gift shops. Waddesdon Manor and grounds of course holds quite a few activities and events all through the year for instance carol singing, art displays, food markets, wine tasting events, and horticultural events.

Across the years, Waddesdon persisted as a largely farming village and as well as the present day title has been known diversely as Votesdone (11th C) and Woddesdon (14th century). In the 18th century the village momentarily had a go at silk manufacture, a smallish factory started in 1843 as an addition to the much bigger factory in neighbouring Aylesbury. Lace making was in addition carried out by a number of the female inhabitants of the parish in the middle to late nineteenth century. The construction of Waddesdon's parish church St Michael and All Angels was begun in 1190, it was extended and upgraded again and again throughout the generations, especially throughout the medieval and Victorian periods. The Font was added in around 1400, the church tower was renewed in 1892, updating the one erected during the 14th century.

Facilities - Wedding Venue - The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor: Breathtakingly pretty, the widely recognized wedding venue, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury in Bucks, offers a superbly super romantic backdrop for the ideal wedding day anytime of the year. Found in a tranquil waterside setting amidst stunning gardens, The Dairy at Waddesdon is an enchanting exclusive building on the Waddesdon Estate, expertly created for the rich Rothschild's during the 1800s and for more than a century the country estate of the Rothschild household. You, your family and guests will love a flavour of their fortunate standard of living: exceptional food, superior wines, & skilled service with total uniqueness guaranteed. The gorgeous Dairy at Waddesdon has a license for civil marriage ceremonies outside under cover beside the lakeside pavilion, in the West Hall, underneath the Antler Chandelier and in the Winter Garden. Call: 01296 653226.

A selection of Waddesdon streets and roads: Taylors Corner, New Street, The Grove, School Lane, Frederick Street, The Square, Quainton Road, Warmstone Close, Eythrope Road, Wood Street, Orchard Close, Warmstone Lane, Sharps Close, Grove Way, Goss Avenue, High Street, Chestnut Close, Queen Street, Baker Street, Anstey Close, Waddesdon Hill, Rose Terrace, Silk Street, Rectory Drive, Little Britain.

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Orchard Cottage Ashendon - 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom (Sleeps 4)

Fairly handy for seeing Waddesdon Manor and looking over picturesque open scenery, this superb rental cottage is blessed with amazing views and is adequately appointed throughout, rendering it appropriate for a peaceful escape or weekend break. The cottage is positioned on the edge of the charming village of Ashendon about four miles distance from Waddesdon.

Set in a sizable garden, with barbecue, outdoor furniture and a large number of fruit trees, the property boasts a cosy timber beamed living room that has an open fire place to warm you on chilly nights, in the spacious kitchen there's an AGA stove, ideal for cooking a home-made English breakfast just before leaving on your travels.

This holiday cottage is only a short meander away from the the heart of Ashendon boasting a traditional pub (The Hundred of Ashendon), providing fine ales and outstanding meals, and in addition to Waddesdon, is convenient for exploring such locations as Aylesbury, Haddenham, Chearsley and Cuddington, additionally not far away are the Chilterns. This great holiday home is ideal for a holiday all year round.

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