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Review of Waddesdon: Waddesdon in Buckinghamshire is an age old agricultural community located about 9.5 kilometres west of the town of Aylesbury, it has a parish church first built in the 13th century. Waddesdon has by and large been an estate village since the end of the 19th century at the time the sensational Renaissance style Waddesdon Manor was erected by the affluent Rothschilds dynasty, along with accommodation for the house staff.

Present day Waddesdon has a populace of approximately 2,000 (2011 census) and is still dominated by structures built by the Rothschild family (the Village Hall, the Five Arrows Hotel & houses built for Manor employees). Waddesdon parish (together with Wormstone, Westcott, Woodham and Eythrope) comprises an area of 7,252 acres. In former times reachable from near by Aylesbury by railway, Waddesdon rail station has long since closed down and the village may only be got to by road (the A41).

Waddesdon Manor BuckinghamshireWaddesdon Over the Centuries: Without doubt a Saxon settlement until the Norman conquest, the manor of Waddesdon was controlled by Brictric, one of Queen Edith's men, in those early, generally unrecorded times. In the 1086 Domesday Book the manor was registered as being retained by Miles Crispin & having a value of 27 hides. Subsequently Waddesdon manor was to be given to Henry of Oxford and then to the Courtenay family, it switched hands several times until eventually ending up with John 7th Duke of Marlborough. In eighteen seventy four the 7th Duke of Marlborough (John Spencer Churchill) sold his entire Buckinghamshire landed estate, including Waddesdon and surrounding areas, to Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, a politician (he was High Sheriff of Bucks & Liberal Member of Parliment for Aylesbury), art collector & member of the prosperous Rothschild banking family.

Waddesdon Manor House: The Renaissance (Rebirth) style Waddesdon Manor House was consequently erected by Ferdinand de Rothschild, replicating a sixteenth century French chateau, right down to the wine cellars. The manor and estate passed down to The Baron's sister, Alice Charlotte de Rothschild, in 1898, after Baron Ferdinand died at the Manor on the same day as his birth in 1898. As well as acting as a residence Waddesdon Manor was built to hold the substantial collection of tapestries, art and furniture, gathered by the Baron. In the late 1950's, after the death of James de Rothschild, Waddesdon Manor was bequeathed to the National Trust, it then came to be a recognized tourist destination. Today's Waddesdon Manor features enormous gardens, its phenomenal collection of furniture, paintings and decorative arts, a plant centre, a Rococo aviary, a wine cellar, gift shops, meeting rooms, a marriage venue (The Dairy at Waddesdon), a kid's area, first class restaurants and gift shops. The Manor in addition organizes many events and functions during the year for instance art displays, carol singing, food markets, wine tasting events, and horticultural shows.

Waddesdon through the centuries was a traditionally farming community, it has previously had the titles Votesdone (11th C) and Woddesdon (14th C), in addition to the modern spelling of the name. Among additional crafts which supported local citizens as well as farming were silk manufacture and lace making. The erection of the parish church St Michael and All Angels commenced in 1190, it was extended & improved several times through the generations, particularly during the medieval & Victorian periods. The Font was built in about 1400, the tower was reconstructed in 1892, replacing the original one erected in the 14th century.

Facilities - Wedding Venue - The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor: Breathtakingly beautiful, the trendy marriage venue, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury in Bucks, presents a superbly delightful backdrop for that ultimate wedding at any time of year. Nestled in a relaxed waterside setting amidst gorgeous garden areas, The Dairy at Waddesdon is a captivating private building on the Waddesdon Estate, expertly created for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in the nineteenth Century and for a a century or more the country residence of the Rothschild household. You, your friends and family will enjoy an idea of their wealthy way of living: outstanding food, terrific wines, & specialist service with absolute exclusivity guaranteed. The elegant Dairy at Waddesdon is certified for civil wedding ceremonies below 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: Silk Street, Wood Street, Sharps Close, Warmstone Close, Queen Street, School Lane, Warmstone Lane, The Square, Frederick Street, Goss Avenue, Orchard Close, The Grove, New Street, High Street, Chestnut Close, Rose Terrace, Eythrope Road, Anstey Close, Waddesdon Hill, Baker Street, Little Britain, Rectory Drive, Quainton Road, Taylors Corner, Grove Way.

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

Certainly handy for going to see Waddesdon Manor House & village and looking over pretty open scenery, this charming cottage enjoys superb views and is adequately appointed throughout, that makes it ideal for a tranquil trip or weekend break. The property is based on the outskirts of the pretty little village of Ashendon approximately 5 miles away from Waddesdon.

Looking out onto a big garden, with bar-b-que, garden furniture and lots of fruit trees, the cottage includes a warm and comfortable wooden beamed living room having an open fire for getting warm on those cold evenings, in the large kitchen you'll notice an AGA range, great for cooking a home made English breakfast before setting off on your travels.

The holiday home is just a short stroll from the the heart of Ashendon boasting a classic public house (The Hundred of Ashendon), providing fine draught beer and superb meals, and as well as Waddesdon, is convenient for heading to such places as Cuddington, Chearsley, Aylesbury and Haddenham, additionally near by are the Chilterns. This super property is perfect for a holiday any time of year.

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