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Review of Waddesdon: Waddesdon in the county of Buckinghamshire is an ancient farming area located around 9.5 km to the west of the large town of Aylesbury, it has a church which dates from the 13th century. Famed as the location of the glorious Waddesdon Manor, established by the rich Rothschilds family in the Renaissance style of a 16th century French chateau (now administered by the National Trust), Waddesdon has been essentially an estate village since the end of the nineteenth century.

With a present populace of approximately 2,097 (census of 2011), modern day Waddesdon is still dominated by structures built by the Rothschild family (the Five Arrows hotel, the village hall, & housing built for manor staff). At one time connected with neighbouring Aylesbury by rail, Waddesdon train station is long closed and the village can now only be gotten to by road (A41). Waddesdon parish (together with Westcott, Woodham, Eythrope and Wormstone) covers an area of 7,252 acres.

Waddesdon ManorWaddesdon in the Past: Most definitely a Saxon settlement up until the conquest by the Normans, Waddesdon manor was retained by Brictric, one of Queen Edith's men, in those very early, generally unrecorded times. In the 1086 Domesday Book the manor was described as retained by Miles Crispin and having a value of twenty seven hides. The manor of Waddesdon finally passed to John Spencer Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough during the 19th century, having changed hands over and over over the ensueing generations. It was the Duke of Marlborough who, in the 1870's, sold The village of Waddesdon & his whole Bucks estate to Ferdinand de Rothschild an art enthusiast, MP and one of the well-off Rothschild banking dynasty.

Waddesdon Manor: The impressive Waddesdon Manor House, in the Renaissance (Rebirth) style of a sixteenth century French chateau, right down to the wine cellars, was conceived by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, according to a layout by Gabrielle-Hippolyte Destailleur. The manor and estate passed on to Alice Charlotte de Rothschild, Ferdinand's sister, when he died in 1898. An exciting new tourism attraction was created at the time the National Trust took over the administration of Waddesdon Manor after the passing of James de Rothschild. Waddesdon Manor boasts a world-renowned displays of works of art and furniture, extensive gardens, an amazing wine cellar, a Rococo style aviary, plant centre, online shop, meeting rooms, child's corner, high class restaurants, gift shops and also boasts wedding services (The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor). Waddesdon Manor and grounds additionally organizes loads of functions and events during the year such as food markets, art exhibitions, carol singing, wine samplings, and horticultural shows.

Aside from the current day name the community of Waddesdon has also been called Votesdone (eleventh century) and Woddesdon (fourteenth century), throughout the years it has largely counted on farming. In the 18th century local people momentarily explored the possibility of silk manufacture, with a little factory set up in 1843 providing an addition to a larger factory in neighbouring Aylesbury. Pillow lace making was additionally performed by lots of the ladies of the parish during the middle to late 1800's. In about 1190 building was started on Waddesdon's St Micheal & All Angels parish church, the current tower supplanted a 14th century one in 1892, the font is dated 1400.

Facilities - Wedding Venue - The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor: Stunningly stunning, the renowned marriage venue, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, supplies a remarkably delightful back drop for the perfect wedding experience anytime of year. Nestling in a peaceful waterside setting among amazing garden areas, The Dairy at Waddesdon is a memorable private building on the Waddesdon Manor Estate, stunningly developed for the Rothschild family during the nineteenth Century and for a one hundred years or more the country estate of the Rothschild household. You and your guests will love an idea of that fortunate way of life: superlative food, superior wines, & expert service with absolute exclusivity guaranteed. The pretty Dairy at Waddesdon has a license for civil wedding ceremonies in the West Hall, the Wintergarden, underneath the Antler Chandelier and outside under the cover of the lakeside Pavilion. Call: 01296 653226.

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

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

Relatively handy for seeing Waddesdon Manor and Gardens & surrounded by beautiful open countryside, this delightful rental cottage delivers terrific views and is nicely appointed throughout, making it excellent for a peaceful vacation or weekend break. The property is situated on the outskirts of the pretty village of Ashendon about 4.7 miles drive from Waddesdon.

Set in a substantial garden, with barbecue, outside furniture and plenty of fruit trees, the property provides a snug timber beamed living room that has an open fire for warming up on chilly evenings, in the roomy kitchen there is an AGA cooker, great for preparing a home-cooked breakfast right before heading off on your travels.

This cottage is just a short walk from the the heart of Ashendon boasting a traditional pub (The Hundred of Ashendon), supplying a choice of ales and terrific food, and besides Waddesdon, is convenient for exploring such places as Cuddington, Chearsley, Haddenham and Aylesbury, in addition not far away are the Chiltern Hills. This superb holiday cottage is made for an escape winter or summer.

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This information should be useful for surrounding towns and villages such as: Cuddington, Marsh Gibbon, Wootton Underwood, Westcott, Kingswood, Woodham, Calvert, Steeple Claydon, Charndon, Bicester, Dinton, Chearsley, Nether Winchendon, Dinton, Aylesbury, Quainton, Oving, Piddington, Dorton, Ashendon, Edgcott, Whitchurch, Upper Winchendon, Grendon Underwood, Ludgershall, Poundon, Brill.