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Review of Waddesdon: An old farming area having a 13th century parish church, Waddesdon is situated roughly ten km west of the large town of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire (Bucks). Waddesdon has primarily been an estate village since the end of the 19th C when the glorious Renaissance style Waddesdon Manor was founded by the affluent Rothschilds family, together with lodging for the house staff.

Still peppered with buildings erected for the Rothschilds (the village hall, the Five Arrows hotel and housing built for manor workers), Waddesdon today has a populace of roughly 2,097 (2011 census). The parish of Waddesdon covers an area of 7,252 acres (combined with Wormstone, Westcott, Woodham & Eythrope). Waddesdon previously had a railway station which joined it to nearby Aylesbury, this is long shut down and the village can only be reached by road (namely the A41).

Waddesdon Manor HouseA Short History of Waddesdon: In the Domesday Book of 1086 the manor of Waddesdon was valued at 27 hides and shown as being possessed by Miles Crispin, still prior to this it was undoubtedly a Saxon village and was controlled by one of Queen Edith's men, Brictric. Later on Waddesdon manor was awarded to Henry of Oxford and later to the Courtenay family, it swapped control again and again until finally ending up with John 7th Duke of Marlborough. In 1874 the 7th Duke of Marlborough (John Spencer Churchill) sold his entire Buckinghamshire landed estate, that included Waddesdon, to Ferdinand de Rothschild, a politician (he was High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire & Liberal Member of Parliment representing Aylesbury), art enthusiast and part of the prosperous Austrian Rothschild banking family.

Waddesdon Manor House: Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild subsequently went on to construct the stunning Waddesdon Manor House, from a design by Gabrielle-Hippolyte Destailleur, in the style of a sixteenth century French chateau, wine cellars and all. Baron Ferdinand died in 1898, the estate being inherited by his sister, Alice Charlotte de Rothschild. As well as displaying the Baron's sizeable collection of tapestries, art and furniture, Waddesdon Manor also served as a family home. In 1957, right after the passing of James de Rothschild, Waddesdon Manor was entrusted to the National Trust, it later became a celebrated tourist attraction. There are numerous factors that entice sightseers to Waddesdon Manor including high-quality restaurants, conference areas, gift shops, children's corner, an outstanding wedding venue, a plant centre and even more in addition to the gardens plus the remarkable building itself featuring its collection of art work, statues and furniture. Art displays, carol singing, food markets, horticultural events and wine tastings are among the dozens of activities and events that are held all through the year at waddesdon manor and grounds.

Aside from the present title the community of Waddesdon has in addition been called Votesdone (11th C) and Woddesdon (fourteenth century), across the ages it has mostly relied on agriculture and farming. Amongst additional crafts which sustained local folks in addition to farming were silk making and lace manufacturing. In about 1190 building began on Waddesdon's parish church of Saint Michael and All Angels, the present tower supplanted a 14th century one in 1892, the font is from 1400.

Facilities - Wedding Venue - The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor: Exceedingly pretty, the popular marriage venue, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, provides a superbly enchanting backdrop for that ultimate wedding at any time of the year. Found in a peaceful waterside setting amid superb gardens, The Dairy at Waddesdon is an awesome private building on the Waddesdon Manor Estate, skillfully designed for the wealthy Rothschild banking family during the 1800s & for more than 100 years the countryside estate of the Rothschild family. You and your guests can experience a flavour of that wealthy way of life: exceptional food, excellent wines, & expert service with full uniqueness guaranteed. The impressive Dairy at Waddesdon carries a license for civil marriage ceremonies beneath the Antler Chandelier, in the Winter Garden, in the West Hall and outside (under cover) by the lakeside pavilion. Call: 01296 653226.

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

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

Very convenient for travelling to Waddesdon and Waddesdon Manor and looking over lovely open scenery, this charming cottage enjoys fantastic views & is nicely furnished throughout, which makes it a good choice for a stress-free escape or weekend break. The property is situated on the edge of the attractive little village of Ashendon about five miles from the village of Waddesdon.

Boasting a big back garden, with BBQ, garden furniture and a large number of fruit trees, the cottage features a snug wooden beamed sitting room with an open fire place for warming up on chilly nights, in the kitchen area you'll discover an AGA stove, perfect for cooking a home cooked breakfast before leaving to explore.

The property is a short walk from the heart of the village with its classic public house (The Hundred of Ashendon), which serves real ale and terrific food, and other than Waddesdon, is great for going to such locations as Haddenham, Aylesbury, Cuddington and Chearsley, furthermore in close proximity are the Chiltern Hills. This super holiday home is perfect for a break summer or winter.

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