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Review of Waddesdon: Waddesdon in Bucks (Buckinghamshire) is an ancient farming community to be found roughly 10 kilometers to the west of the town of Aylesbury, it has a parish church first built in the thirteenth century. Waddesdon has been mainly an estate village since the late nineteenth century at the time the magnificent Renaissance style Waddesdon Manor was built by the well-heeled Rothschilds dynasty, together with lodging for the employees.

Waddesdon village today has a populace of about two thousand (in 2011) & is still peppered with buildings erected for the Rothschild family (the Five Arrows Hotel, the Village Hall, and dwellings built for Manor workers). In the old days linked with near by Aylesbury by way of rail, Waddesdon train station has long since closed & the village may only be got to by road (A41). The parish of Waddesdon (coupled with Westcott, Eythrope, Woodham and Wormstone) covers an area of 7,252 acres.

Waddesdon Manor BuckinghamshireWaddesdon Over the Centuries: Undeniably a Saxon settlement until the Norman conquest, Waddesdon manor was controlled by Brictric, one of Queen Edith's men, in those far off, pretty much undocumented days. In the 1086 Domesday Book the manor was listed to be held by Miles Crispin & having a worth of 27 hides. Later on Waddesdon manor was to be awarded to Henry of Oxford and eventually to the Courtenay family, it changed hands regularly until finally ending up with John 7th Duke of Marlborough. It was the previously mentioned 7th Duke of Marlborough who, in eighteen seventy four, sold off Waddesdon & surrounding areas & his whole Buckinghamshire estate to Ferdinand de Rothschild an art enthusiast, MP & member of the successful Rothschild banking family.

Waddesdon Manor House: Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild proceeded to construct the beautiful Waddesdon Manor House, from a layout by Gabrielle-Hippolyte Destailleur, in the style of a 16th C French chateau, wine cellars and all. Baron Ferdinand died in 1898, the estate and manor being inherited by his sister, Alice Charlotte de Rothschild. The Manor was designed both as a family residence and also to show off Baron Rothschild's enormous collection of art, furniture and tapestries. In the late 1950's, following the death of James de Rothschild, Waddesdon Manor House was given to the National Trust, it later came to be a successful tourist hotspot. There's a lot of elements that entice tourists to Waddesdon Manor for example excellent restaurants, meeting rooms, gift outlets, children's area, an outstanding wedding venue, a plant centre and even more combined with the landscaped gardens plus the incredible house itself having its collections of paintings, statues and furniture. Lots of events are held at Waddesdon Manor and grounds all through the year like art exhibitions, carol singing, food markets, horticultural shows and wine tastings.

Waddesdon over the years was a principally agricultural village, it has had the titles Votesdone (11th century) and Woddesdon (14th C), as well as the present spelling. Besides farming, lace manufacture and silk manufacturing are alternative ways in which local folk have made a living in Waddesdon over the years. St Michael & All Angels parish church was initially constructed in about 1190 in the village, the font dates back to around 1400 & the current church tower from 1892.

Facilities - Wedding Venue - The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor: Enormously appealing, the classy marriage venue, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury in Bucks, boasts a beautifully romantic back drop to make the perfect wedding day anytime throughout the year. Positioned in a serene waterside setting amidst glorious garden areas, The Dairy at Waddesdon is an awesome exclusive building on the Waddesdon Manor Estate, stunningly devised for the rich Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild during the 19th Century and for a 100 years or more the countryside retreat of the Rothschild dynasty. You, your friends and family will love a flavor of their wealthy standard of living: outstanding food, quality wines, & expert service with total exclusivity guaranteed. The delightful Dairy at Waddesdon is licensed for civil marriages 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: High Street, Little Britain, Warmstone Close, Goss Avenue, Orchard Close, Queen Street, Quainton Road, New Street, Frederick Street, Rose Terrace, Anstey Close, School Lane, Chestnut Close, Baker Street, Waddesdon Hill, Wood Street, Warmstone Lane, Grove Way, Eythrope Road, The Grove, Rectory Drive, Silk Street, The Square, Sharps Close, Taylors Corner.

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

Exceptionally convenient for going to Waddesdon Manor House & village & surrounded by fabulous open countryside, this pleasant holiday cottage enjoys wonderful views & is pleasingly furnished throughout, which make it an excellent option for a relaxed trip or weekend break. The property can be found on the outskirts of the charming village of Ashendon about 4.7 miles from the village of Waddesdon.

Set in a big back garden, with bar-b-que, outdoor furniture and lots of fruit trees, the property features a cozy timber beamed lounge with an open fireplace for warming up on chilly days, in the kitchen you'll discover an AGA range, great for preparing a home-cooked breakfast before leaving on your travels.

This holiday home is only a short saunter away from the village with its traditional pub (The Hundred of Ashendon), providing fine beer and terrific food, and aside from Waddesdon, is great for exploring such places as Haddenham, Aylesbury, Cuddington and Chearsley, furthermore in close proximity are the Chiltern Hills. This super property is good for an escape winter or summer.

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