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Review of Waddesdon: Based around nine and a half kilometres west of Aylesbury, the village and parish of Waddesdon is a traditional farming area having a 13th century parish church. The famed Waddesdon Manor is situated just outside the village, erected in 16th century French Renaissance style by the well-to-do Rothschild family in the late 19th C.

A lot of the structures put up by the Rothschild family (houses built for manor staff, the Five Arrows hotel and the village hall) still dominate the village today and are inhabited by and appreciated by the populace of around two thousand (census of 2011). The parish of Waddesdon consists of an area of 7,252 acres (together with Eythrope, Woodham, Wormstone & Westcott). Waddesdon at one time had a train station which connected it with nearby Aylesbury, this has long since decommissioned and the village can now only be reached by road (namely the A41).

Waddesdon Manor BuckinghamshireWaddesdon Over the Centuries: Clearly a Saxon settlement just before the Norman conquest, Waddesdon manor was retained by one of Queen Edith's men, Brictric, in those long gone, mostly undocumented days. In the Domesday Book of 1086 the manor was documented as possessed by Miles Crispin & valued at twenty seven hides. The manor of Waddesdon was owned by various people before finally passing to John, 7th Duke of Marlborough in the 19th century, these included Thomas Earl of Devon and Henry of Oxford. In 1874 the 7th Duke of Marlborough sold off his whole Bucks estate, that included the village of Waddesdon, to Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, a politician (he was High Sheriff of Bucks & Liberal MP for Aylesbury), art collector & one of the wealthy Rothschild banking dynasty of Austria.

Waddesdon Manor House: The eye-catching Waddesdon Manor House, in the Renaissance (Rebirth) style of a 16th c French chateau, right down to the wine cellars, was conceived by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, based on a design by Gabrielle-Hippolyte Destailleur. The manor and estate was inherited by Alice Charlotte de Rothschild, Baron Ferdinand's sister, when he passed away in 1898. Along with being a family home the Manor was designed to house the enormous collection of art, furniture and tapestries, gathered by the Baron. Another visitor hotspot appeared when the National Trust took control of the administration of Waddesdon Manor House after the death of James de Rothschild. There are various features that draw in tourists to Waddesdon Manor and these include fantastic restaurants, conference areas, gift shops, childrens area, an outstanding marriage venue, a garden and plant centre plus much more added to the landscaped gardens and the astonishing residence itself featuring its displays of art work, statues and furnishings. Dozens of events and functions can be attended at the Manor all year long such as carol singing, food markets, art shows, wine tastings, and horticultural events.

Over the years, Waddesdon was a principally agricultural village and together with the most current name has been known diversely as Votesdone (11th C) and Woddesdon (14th century). Amongst alternative industries which sustained local folks apart from farming were silk manufacture and lace manufacture. The erection of Waddesdon's parish church Saint Michael and All Angels was begun in 1190, it was extended & enhanced many times over the ages, in particular through the medieval and Victorian periods. The Font dates from around 1400, the tower was renewed in 1892, taking the place of the original one built in the 14th century.

Facilities - Wedding Venue - The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor: Stunningly stunning, the celebrated marriage venue, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury in Bucks, delivers a superbly delightful back drop for your perfect wedding event anytime throughout the year. Placed in a peaceful waterside setting amongst stunning garden areas, The Dairy at Waddesdon is an enchanting exclusive building on the Waddesdon Manor Estate, expertly built for the prosperous Ferdinand de Rothschild in the 1800s and for more than one hundred years the countryside estate of the Rothschild family. You, your family and guests will love a flavor of their privileged way of living: superlative food, terrific wines, and skilled service with full individuality guaranteed. The gorgeous Dairy at Waddesdon holds a license for civil wedding ceremonies in the Wintergarden, under cover outside in the lakeside pavilion, in the West Hall and underneath the Antler Chandelier. Call: 01296 653226.

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

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

Rather handy for checking out Waddesdon and Waddesdon Manor & overlooking gorgeous open scenery, this charming rental cottage enjoys fantastic views & is very well appointed throughout, which make it just the thing for a relaxed holiday or weekend break. The cottage can be found on the fringe of the attractive little village of Ashendon about 5 miles distance from Waddesdon.

Set in a substantial garden, with barbecue, outside furniture and quite a few fruit trees, the cottage offers a comfy and cosy timber beamed sitting room which has an open fireplace for warming up on wintry evenings, in the spacious kitchen you will find an AGA cooker, excellent for making a home cooked breakfast prior to setting off on your travels.

The holiday home is just a short meander from the village boasting a traditional pub (The Hundred of Ashendon), offering real ale and outstanding food, and besides Waddesdon, is convenient for going to such places as Chearsley, Cuddington, Aylesbury and Haddenham, additionally in close proximity are the Chiltern Hills. This super holiday home is perfect for a holiday right through the year.

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